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Get to Know Me
and My Philosophy

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Cristi Ortega, M.S. CCC SLP & Child Development Expert

Beyond Words Speech and Feeding Therapy, LLC is owned by Cristi Ortega. Cristi is a certified member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and a state licensed Speech and Language Pathologist. She grew up in Miami and is fluent in English and Spanish. Cristi graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Loyola University in New Orleans and then went on to complete her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Florida International University. 


Cristi is passionate about working with children and helping them reach their full potential.  With nearly 20 years of experience, she has had the opportunity to work professionally with children presenting with Developmental Delays, Feeding/Oral Motor Disorders, Articulation/Phonological Disorders, Receptive and Expressive Language Impairments, Auditory Processing Disorder, Autism, Down Syndrome, Apraxia, and Fluency Disorders. 

Cristi has received the following specialized training:


Who We Are

Beyond Words Speech and Feeding Therapy, LLC is a private practice specializing in pediatric speech, language and feeding intervention. We provide individualized, innovative intervention tailored to your child’s specific needs.  Services include comprehensive evaluations, consultations, therapy sessions, family support, and collaboration with educators, physicians and other professionals as needed. Areas of specialization include:

  • Articulation

  • Auditory Processing Disorders

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech

  • Developmental Delays

  • Down Syndrome

  • Feeding Difficulties

  • Fluency Disorders

  • Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

  • Phonological Processing Disorders

  • Receptive/Expressive Language Delays and Disorders

  • Social Language Disorders

  • Word Retrieval Difficulties

An evaluation is the first step to determine if your child would benefit from speech, language or feeding therapy. We will formally assess your child’s abilities to determine the best, appropriate treatment plan. 

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