Director of Speech Language Pathology Programs, Speech-Language Pathologist
Robynne Kratchman is the Past President of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA). She chairs NISHA’s Legislative Committee and serves on the Board of Trustees and Executive Council. She received her Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Teachers College, Columbia University and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Linguistics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has completed all the coursework in Health Sciences for her Ph.D. at Seton Hall University. She was recently awarded NJSHA’s Honors of the Association, NISHA’s highest honor.
Robynne has extensive experience in the field of Speech Language Pathology having worked in early intervention, acute care, long-term care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, home care, and private practice settings. Her experience includes work with adults and children having disorders of voice, language, fluency, articulation and swallowing. She is a dispenser for both the SpeechEasy and Fluency Master devices, used in the treatment of stuttering.
Robynne has been an invited speaker to physicians, parents, and school groups as well as professional associations. She has published several articles relating to language and dysphagia therapy with the developmentally disabled. She has been a presenter for the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, the New Jersey Speech Language Hearing Association, and the Association for the Severely Handicapped on topics including adaptive equipment for the severely handicapped, group programming, management of auditory and language processing disorders, and interdisciplinary treatment programs. Robynne has been with Speech & Hearing Associates since January 1998 in the capacity of Director of Speech Language Pathology Programs.
Robynne is a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She is Hanen certified. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, State of New Jersey licensure in the field of Speech Language Pathology, Speech Language Specialist certification from the New Jersey Department of Education, and permanent certification as Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped in New York State. She has received nine Awards for Continuing Education (ACE) and joins a select group of individuals who have made concerted, personal effort to continue professional learning beyond academic degree.