Krista Beyrer

Krista A. Beyrer

Director of Clinical Education, SLP; Associate Professor Clinical

Professional Summary

Krista is an Associate Professor Clinical and the Director of Clinical Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders (SLP) at UC. Her clinical focus is adults with acquired neurogenic communication disorders. She is also an undergraduate mentor and Capstone advisor. Krista has taught Neurogenic Speech Disorders, Neurogenic Language Disorders, Clinical Process I:  Professional Issues and Assessment, NeuroCognitive Disorders and Healthcare Ethics. Krista holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology, Ohio State Licensure, Ohio Board and Teaching Certifications, Kentucky State License and is also a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Education

Master's Degree, University of Cincinnati 1994 (Speech Language Pathology)

Bachelor's Degree, The Ohio State University 1992 (Speech & Hearing Science)

Positions and Work Experience

- After graduating from the University of Cincinnati in 1994, Krista pursued employment in Columbus, Ohio, in a private practice, which included home health, MRDD facilities, and long-term care. She transferred to Cincinnati during her CFY to begin working in an adult rehabilitation facility, where she gained experience on a team with physical and occupational therapy, as well as nursing staff, physicians and administration. As her interest in working with adults broadened, she gained further experience in an acute care/outpatient hospital for nearly 10 years, during which time she worked with adult and pediatric clients and mentored over 20 graduate students. Seeking to round out her experience, she left the hospital in 2005 to service both elementary and junior high school students, as well as serve on building and district OISM teams while employed by Hamilton County Educational Service Center (HCESC). ,

08-01-2007 -To Present Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical, University of Cincinnati,

08-01-2005 -08-01-2007 Hamilton County Educational Service Center,

07-01-1996 -08-01-2005 Mercy Hospital Anderson,

01-01-1995 -07-01-1996 Mariner Health,

07-01-1994 -01-01-1995 Affiliated Audiology and Speech Pathology, Inc,

09-1993 -06-1994 Student/Grant Affiliation, St. Bernard/Elmwood Place,

01-1994 -03-1994 Student Affiliation, Sellman School/Indian Hill Primary,

09-1993 -12-1993 Student Affiliation, Northern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital,

01-1993 -06-1993 Student Affiliation, University of Cincinnati Clinic (incl. ESL), ,

09-1992 -11-1992 Student Affiliation, Arlitt Child Development Center,

2017 -To Present Assistant Professor Educator & Director of Clinical Education, SLP,

2017 -To Present Director of Clinical Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders,

08-01-2019 - Associate Professor Clinical, University of Cincinnati, CAHS, CSD

Research and Practice Interests

Krista earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Science from The Ohio State University and her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Cincinnati.

Krista is a clinical speech language pathologist and has worked in a variety of settings with adult and pediatric clients.  Currently, she works both academically and clinically with graduate and undergraduate students at the university level.  Krista currently co-teaches Clinical Process I at the undergraduate level and has taught Neurogenic Language Disorders at the graduate level.  She has also been primary instructor of a graduate level course Neurogenic Speech Disorders.  In addition, she provides supervision to first year graduate students obtaining their clinical hours in Speech Language Pathology in settings both on and off-campus, including group and individual. These settings include CHAT:  Communication Helps Achievement Together (coordinator of group for adults with aphasia and related communication disorders at Drake Center/UC Health), University of Cincinnati Speech and Hearing Clinic/APD clinic (individual clients with acquired communication disorders), Brain Injury Group (coordinator of group for young adults with brain injuries), UC Health (Concussion Team consultant), Veterans Administration Medical Center (group therapy consultant/coordinator via telehealth).  In addition, she presents seminars on various topics related to communication disorders throughout the tri-state area.
 

Research Support

Investigators:Beyrer, K -2012 P & G P & G Higher Education Grant Proposal Role:PI $10,000 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Beyrer, K 06-2013 Henry Bull UC Foundation Role:PI $1500 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Beyrer, K 05-2013 Milbank and Schooler - UC Foundation Milbank Foundation for Rehabilitation on behalf of the CHAT Program toward the launch of its "City that Communicates!" business campaign Role:PI $6000 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Beyrer, K 06-2013 Schooler Family Foundation - UC Foundation IPADs-2 for CHAT use Role:PI $1500 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Beyrer, K. 06-2013 Reinberger Foundation Reinberger Foundation for the business campaign Role:PI $4000 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Beyrer, K Reuben B. Robertson Foundation Reuben B. Robertson Foundation - for outings Role:PI $3000 Completed Type:Grant

2013 -2014 FUEL Cincinnati 2,000 Completed Type:Grant

Presentations

Invited Presentations

(02-2012. )General presentation about speech language pathology, audiology and the College of Allied Health Sciences to Woodward High School Students .

(06-2011. )Why Can’t I Get The Words Out .Tri-State Aneurysm Society.

(05-2011. )Let’s Talk and Listen .Arlitt Child Development Center,

(02-2010. )Communication Strategies in PPA .Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati,

(04-2011. )Doctoral Seminar - introduction to LLEG .

(10-2009. )Acquired Communication Disorders: Aphasia & Dysarthria .Tri-State Aneurysm Society,

Beyrer, K (08-24-2012. )Effective Communication Strategies and Aids for People with Dementia .Alzheimer's Symposium,

Beyrer, K (09-17-2013. )Phonetics of Tongue Shape by Ultrasound Imaging .Undergraduate Phonetics Class, Indiana University, Indiana. Level:College

(2013. )Faculty Facilitator, Xavier University (XU), Teaming for Dementia Care, 5th annual Inter-professional Seminar, Feb 2013 .

(2014. )Co-coordinator of an AAC demonstration event, in support of AAC Awareness Month, at the VAMC. Responsibilities were to demonstrate my use of iPads in the communication groups as well recruit and organize graduate students to attend the event, Oct 2014 .

Beyrer, K. (05-2017. )Understanding and Promoting Different Abilities and Wellness in the Learning Environment . College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) Supervisory Conference,

(03-2017. )Gear Up for TBI Recovery - Applicable Strategies .11th annual NKY TBI Bridges Conference entitled,

Beyrer, K. (10-2016. )Evidence to Practice: Translating Team Science to Team Care .2nd annual Back in Class Alumni Event, sponsored by The College of Allied Health Sciences, (CAHS),

Beyrer, K. (04-2016. )CSD Learning Community, speaking to seniors in CSD re: SLP .

Beyrer, K. panel presentation of young adults with brain injuries,

Beyrer, K. (2017. )panel presentation of young adults with brain injuries .

Beyrer, K. (02-2016. )Human Development: Middle Childhood and Adolescence, speaking about concussion and brain injury .Educational Studies course ,

Beyrer (2019. )various .various, various. Level:State

Honors and Awards

Exemplary performance (1997-98, 2002-03, 2003-04) in Speech Pathology as evaluated via employee performance appraisal process at Mercy Hospital Anderson

Awarded stipend to participate on grant from 1993-1994 sponsored by the University of Cincinnati in conjunction with Hamilton County Board of Education, to link speech language pathology students with interdisciplinary teams within integrated preschools

Selected as graduate level student to present poster session of master’s thesis and panel presentation for grant participation at ASHA, 1994

04-2018 Grant recipient National SPEAK OUT! ®and LOUD Crowd® Grant Program, in conjunction with the Cincinnati Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) and the Parkinson’s Voice Project

Grant recipient Interprofessional Education (IPE) training grant in conjunction with the academic health center at University of Cincinnati, from CAHS Provost Interprofessional Award Committee, Harvesting IPE Champions through Best Practices

Student Advising

Service

(CAHS IPE Committee )Representative Type:Departmental Service Level:Local

Type:Departmental Service Level:Local

(various 2016-2019 )Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 05-07-2016

Post Graduate Training and Education

01-2012The PICO Template for Reviewing Speech-Language Therapy Apps: A decision-making tool for SLPs, Speech Pathology.com, ,

01-2012Selecting Apps for Therapy: A tutorial for SLPs on using an EBP model to assist with choosing intervention tools, Speech Pathology.com, ,

10-2011CITI: Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, Greater Cincinnati Academic and Regional Health Centers, ,

09-2011Steps to Success Through Technology for Individuals with Aphasia, Speech Pathology.com, ,

09-2011Use of AAC Devices and Strategies for People with Aphasia, Speech Pathology.com, ,

03-2011The Culture of Supervision, OSLHA, ,

03-2011Thematic Language Stimulation, , OSLHA, ,

03-2011EMPOWER: Living Successfully with Aphasia, OSLHA, ,

03-2011Developing Expressive Language through AAC, OSLHA, ,

03-2011PDAs, IPODs, IPADs, Netbooks: Using Generic Hardware/Software for Cognitive Communicative Intervention and AAC, OSLHA, ,

03-2011New Tools For Adults with Cogntive/Communicative Challenges, OSLHA, ,

03-2011Supervision Caucus, OSLHA, ,

03-2011Thematic Language Stimulation for People with Aphasia, OSLHA, ,

01-2011The Principles of Group Treatment, Speech Pathology.com, ,

01-2011Aphasia Rehabilitation, 60 Innovative and Effective Tools, Protocols and Tips, Speech Pathology.com, ,

01-2011An Overview of High-tech AAC Options, Computer Adaptations, and Practical Strategies for Using Them, Speech Pathology.com, ,

01-2011Clinical Uses of the Cognitive Linguistic Quick Test, Speech Pathology.com, ,

03-2010A Social Networks Approach to Aphasia: Group Therapy and Communication Partner Training, Speech Pathology.com, ,

12-2008Cluttering: Diagnosis and Therapy Guidelines, Speech Pathology.com, ,

11-2008CITI: Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, Greater Cincinnati Academic and Regional Health Centers, ,

10-2008Using Developmental Milestones to Set Goals and Plan Therapy, Speech Pathology.com, ,

05-2008Management of Counseling Issues, University of Cincinnati, ,

03-2008Suggestions for Early Stuttering Intervention, OSLHA, ,

03-2008Introduction to the Pen-Asp Scale, ,OSLHA

03-2008Supervision Caucus, OSLHA, ,

03-2008Practical Strategies for ASD, OSLHA, ,

03-2008Inefficacy of Oral Motor Exercises, OSLHA, ,

03-2008Clinical Application of Passy-Muir Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing & Speaking Valves, OSLHA, ,

03-2008Using Book Reading to Support Language, OSLHA, ,

03-2008The SLP & the Bilingual Child, OSLHA, ,

BAD DATE-2013 Supervision area Caucus, OSLHA Mar 2013, Columbus, OH

2013App Camp: EBP Strategies for Selection and Justification for Apps in Therapy, OSLHA Mar 2013,

2013Handling Changing Times: Examining “Generation Me” Expectations Against Our Own,” OSLHA Mar 2013,

2013Using Reflective Practice in Supervision, , OSLHA Mar 2013,

2013Virtual Stimulation and Beyond: New Tools for Development of Competency in SLP, OSLHA Mar 2013,

2014Treating acquired apraxia Alexia and Agraphia: maximizing recovery by exploiting Neuroplasticity, OSLHA Mar 2014,

2014Professional practice area caucus, OSLHA Mar 2014,

2014Aphasia treatment: maximizing recovery by exploiting Neuroplasticity, OSLHA Mar 2014,

2014Managing dysphagia in an evidence-seeking world, OSLHA Mar 2014,

2014Supporting caregivers of people with dementia – mini seminar, OSLHA Mar 2014,

2014CITI: Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, Greater Cincinnati Academic and Regional Health Centers, Aug 2014,

04-2015Return to Learn After Sports-Related Concussion: Role of the SLP,

04-2015Aphasia Treatment: Lesson Learned,

Beyond Workbooks: Functional Treatment Strategies for TBI – Pt 1,

04-2015Executive Function Treatment in Adults with TBI – Part 2,

-04-2015 Beyond Workbooks: Functional Treatment Strategies for TBI, Pt II,

04-2015TBI: An Update on Assessment and Treatment,

04-2015Treatment of Timing & Synchronization of Neural Networks for SLP,

04-2015Sports Related Brain Injury: Current Perspectives,

04-2015Executive Function Treatment in Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); Part 1,

05-2015Inter-Professional Education: From Politics to Practice – Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare,

05-2015Inter-Professional Education: From Politics to Practice,

10-2016Evidence to Practice: Translating Team Science to Team Care,

11-2016Evaluating Group Therapy for Aphasia: What is the Evidence? ,

11-2016Embedding Functional Goals into Word-Finding Treatment,

11-2016Hypokinetic Dysarthria in Parkinson’s Disease,

11-2016EBP for Working with Adults Who Stutter: Four clinical profiles,

12-2016Ethical Considerations for SLPs who Work with Adults,

12-2016Part 5: Ethical Considerations for Management of Swallowing Disorders,

02-2017Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for SLPs: Applications for Counseling, Behavioral Change, and Clinical Supervision,

02-2017Where Does the Speech-Language Pathologist Fit in Concussion Management?,

02-2017 TBI 101: Basic Tools to Identify, Assess and Treat Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury,

02-2017Lesson Planning Essentials: Mapping Evidence-Based Practices to Instructional Design,

2015-2019 Continuing Education, Understanding Different Abilities and Promoting Wellness in the Learning Environment, May 2017 CAPCSD Annual Conference, Apr 2017 OSLHA Convention, Mar 2017 Forget Me Not...Evaluation and Treatment of the Patient with Dementia; Part 4: Bringing it All Together - Functional Therapy and Caregiver Education, Feb 2017 Forget Me Not...Evaluation and Treatment of the Patient with Dementia; Part 3: Evidence-based Treatments, Feb 2017 Forget Me Not...Evaluation and Treatment of the Patient with Dementia; Part 1: Who, What, and Why, Feb 2017 Lesson Planning Essentials: Mapping Evidence-Based Practices to Instructional Design, Feb 2017 TBI 101: Basic Tools to Identify, Assess and Treat Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury, Feb 2017 Where Does the Speech-Language Pathologist Fit in Concussion Management?, Feb 2017 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for SLPs: Applications for Counseling, Behavioral Change, and Clinical Supervision, Feb 2017 Part 5: Ethical Considerations for Management of Swallowing Disorders, Dec 2016 Ethical Considerations for SLPs who Work with Adults, Dec 2016 EBP for Working with Adults Who Stutter: Four clinical profiles, Nov 2016 Hypokinetic Dysarthria in Parkinson’s Disease, Nov 2016 Embedding Functional Goals into Word-Finding Treatment, Nov 2016 Evaluating Group Therapy for Aphasia: What is the Evidence? Nov 2016 Evidence to Practice: Translating Team Science to Team Care, Oct 2016 , various, ,various

Keywords

CHAT, Communication Helps Achievement Together, VICTORY, BIG, Brain Injury Group

Courses Taught

Clinical Process I: Professional Issues Level:Undergraduate

Scavenger Hunt-Graduate Seminar

Goal Writing-Graduate Seminar

Clinical Process II: Assessment Neurogenic Assessment-Guest Lecturer Level:Undergraduate

Neurogenic Language Disorders-Group Therapy Level:Graduate

Neurogenic Language Disorders CHAT Aphasia Panel-Guest Lecturer Level:Graduate

Healthcare Ethics Level:Undergraduate

Other Information

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

 
Classroom(s) and school volunteer, Wilson Elementary School and Nagel Middle School, Anderson Township
 
Former member of Board of Directors and Executive Committee and Chair of Human Resources Committee for the Arthritis Foundation, Southwest Ohio Chapter, 1998-2000,

Contact Information

Academic - University of Cincinnati
361 HSB
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513.558.8522
Fax: 5135588500
beyrerka@ucmail.uc.edu