Christiana Akiki, MS, CF-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellow and New York State Licensure Applicant at New York Neurogenic Speech-Language Pathology, P.C. Ms. Akiki received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from New York University and Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Saint Michael’s College with dual concentrations in Speech-Language Pathology and Philosophy.
Ms. Akiki has administered comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and screenings, assessing all domains of communication across the lifespan. She has also facilitated individualized treatment to pediatric and adult clients in a variety of areas including articulation/ phonological disorders, expressive/receptive language disorders, fluency disorders, Downs Syndrome, Aphasia, Dysarthria, Dysphagia, cognitive-linguistic deficits and Apraxia. Furthermore, Ms. Akiki has experience in a wide-array of settings including acute care hospitals and the ICU. She has assisted with fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing evaluation (FEES) and has independently administered modified barium swallow study (MBSS) on adult patients presenting with oropharyngeal dysphagia.
Furthermore, Ms. Akiki is highly interested in the neurodegenerative population including those with Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and dementia. Ms. Akiki gave an in-service presentation for her graduate externship at her hospital site on swallowing impairment identification, progression, and evidence-based treatment surrounding Parkinson’s disease.