SpeechRighter – Speech-Language Therapy is a private practice for children and adults.  The founder and clinical director is Cris Colip, a master clinician of speech-language pathology.

Cristienne Colip, M.S., CCC-SLP

My interest in speech and language goes back to my own childhood.  I can remember making sense of the world by talking about it.  I believe in the power of communication and appreciate the effectiveness of expressing oneself with intelligence and simplicity.  My interest in the use of language led me to the field of Speech-Language Pathology and the study of human communication disorders.  I received my Master of Science degree from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii.  I am certified to practice by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and am licensed by the state of California.  I am also a member of the California Speech-Language Hearing Association and currently serve on the Board of Directors for the association.   I am also a member of the American Academy of Private Practice Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists and several specialty associations for individuals with Autism and Apraxia.

 Scope of Practice and Philosophy of Treatment

The scope of speech pathology is very broad.  Individuals served range from infancy through adulthood presenting with a variety of speech-language disorders including developmental delays in language acquisition, Autism, Apraxia, Oral-Motor Dysfunction, Fluency, Social-Pragmatic Deficits, Traumatic Brain Injury, Aphasia and Feeding and Swallowing.  Speech-Language Pathologists provide direct therapy through the establishment and implementation of individualized treatment plans developed from the assessment and diagnosis of communication disorders.  My approach to intervention, whether it be cognitively, or motorically based is to view speech and language acquisition as a developmental continuum with the role of the therapist as a facilitator, utilizing scientific and technical expertise while being the visionary that pulls the individual along the continuum, as they acquire the building blocks of skills that leads to the eventual mastery of goals. I enjoy working with parents, caregivers and other professionals in a holistic approach, providing support and guidance as we collaboratively work toward habilitation.

My experience and love for what I do qualify me to run a beloved private practice where I give each person my undivided attention and enthusiasm for their particular goals.  It is my pleasure to work with each and every one of you.

Development: Steve Lienhard & Melody Sharp