Kristine Goldynia SLPD, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Goldynia specializes in dysphagia as it presents in adults, specifically in adults with intellectual disabilities (I.D.) . Her clinical practice embodies her passion for educating caregivers to provide a level of care that enables the best outcomes for patients.
Along with her private practice Dr. Goldynia works as a clinical educator at Salus University and has held positions in otolaryngology (head and neck cancer) and acute care. She has volunteered as a mentor within the S.T.E.P. Mentoring Program through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and with the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) Reference Group for Education and Training, which facilitates and supports the implementation of IDDSI in the United States and Territories.
Dr. Goldynia is a graduate of the Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology Program at Northwestern University . Her primary research focus is on developing continuity in the care provided to individuals with dysphagia, specifically in the area of caregiver training. Her research currently focuses on creating a better understanding of the effects of caregiver training programs on outcomes in individuals with dysphagia.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) 147 Annual Meeting, June 2023
American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) November 2022
Canadian Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities Conference February 2023