Cristal Brown

Cristal Brown is a speech-language pathologist at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital.

Tell us about your current professional position, its responsibilities and your accomplishments as an individual and team. 

Currently, I work as a speech-language pathologist at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital.  I provide assessment and treatment in children from birth to 18 years old who have impairments in thinking, communicating, and/or swallowing.

An accomplishment I’ve earned is obtaining a certification in VitalStim Therapy. VitalStim is a device used to retrain the function of the swallow after a neurological impairment.

As a team at Ranken Jordan, we accomplish helping children get stronger through intensive rehabilitation so they can return home with their families.

 

Why you get up and go to work every day? What motivates you?

I look forward to seeing the smiles on the children’s faces and their resilience. What motivates me is knowing the children are getting stronger and one step closer to going home with their families.

Are their previous work experiences in health care we should know about?

My other work experiences have been with adults in an intensive rehabilitation setting and children in an educational setting.

Is there anything about your education you would like to emphasize?

I received my Master of Arts Degree in Communication Disorders at Saint Louis University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology, and an Associate Degree in Arts at Florissant Valley Community College.

Please tell us about any personal or family matters you would like to share.

I was born in St. Louis and raised in Florissant.  After college, I moved to Chicago, Illinois and lived there for four years. I returned home to the great city of St. Louis because honestly there’s no place like home. I have two daughters who are my pride and joy and two small dogs that keep me busy. I enjoy reading and spending time with friends at one of the local restaurants or local events in St. Louis.

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