Christina Costa, MS, CCC-SLP  received her B.A. at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky and her M.S. at The University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She has been a certified and licensed speech language pathologist for 4 1/2 years and is currently working as an Acute Care Speech-Language Pathologist at All Children's Hospital in Saint Petersburg, Florida. She works with tracheostomized and ventilator dependent patients in the NICU, pediatric population, and outpatient ventilator clinic. She has co-taught inservices and lectures on the topics of Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Children with a Tracheostomy, and Feeding in the CVICU. Prior to becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist, she taught English as a second language for 18 years.

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