Kristen Comas M.S. CCC-SLP
A speech language pathologist (SLP) is a healthcare professional who works with patients of all ages (0-100+) who have speech, language, cognition, voice, and swallowing/feeding disorders.

Kristen Comas is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist who received her Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology from Florida International University. She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds a Florida state license. Kristen is bilingual in English and Spanish and has experience working with adults and children with speech, cognition, and swallowing/feeding difficulties in the South Florida area. We provide evaluations, diagnostics, and develop functional, treatment interventions catered for your personalized needs. It is our goal to help empower and improve communication, confidence, self-esteem, independence, and overall quality of life for our clients and their family members/caregivers.
ADULT and PEDIATRIC Services Provided
Speech and Language Therapy
Aphasia is an acquired language disorder resulting from a neurological injury such as a stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, or neurodegenerative disease.
Aphasia may impact one or more of the four elements of language:
1) Comprehension
- Difficulty understanding others
- Difficulty responding to simple or complex questions
2) Speaking
- Inability to verbalize basic wants and needs to others
- Difficulties with word finding
- Speaking in incomplete sentences or making up words
3) Reading
- Difficulties recognizing letters or reading words and sentences
4) Writing
- Difficulties writing letters, words, or incorrect grammar
It is important to emphasize that aphasia is a loss of language, NOT intelligence.
At United Speech and Rehab, we believe that what is lost can always be found or
adapted. With the right intervention, the brain will make new pathways and
connections, this phenomenon is called neuroplasticity.
Motor Speech Impairments can co-occur with aphasia and affects intelligibility of speech. There are two motor speech impairments:
1) Dysarthria
- Distorted, slurred speech
- Weakness or paralysis of facial muscles
2) Apraxia
- Sound/ word distortions, substitutions, or additions
- Inability to plan or program facial movements voluntarily
We treat clients with tracheostomies. Patients with tracheostomies may have an
array of distinct severity and type of communication and swallowing difficulty.

Swallowing Therapy
Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder from a neurological injury such as a stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, or neurodegenerative disease (dementia or Parkinson’s) or head and neck cancer. Dysphagia involves impairment of oral, pharyngeal, and/or esophageal phases when eating and drinking. Clients with dysphagia may experience:
- Coughing, choking, or feeling short of breath during or after meals
- May feel like food gets “stuck” in throat or chest area
- Unintentionally lost weight in a short amount of time
- Liquids or food spilling out of the mouth
- Increased time and effort to chew and/or swallow
- Frequent incidences of pneumonia
Cognition Therapy
Cognitive-Linguistics Communication refers to the ability to apply mental processes used in everyday life consisting of 6 components: attention, memory, executive functioning, social cognition, language, and visuospatial skills.
Voice Therapy
Voice disorders prevent individuals from meeting their daily needs. A person may express concerns of abnormal vocal quality, vocal pitch, or vocal loudness. This might occur due to neurological disorders, vocal lesions, vocal tension, or aging.

Patient and Caregiver/Family Education and Counseling Session
Schedule an educational patient and/or caregiver counseling session to learn communication
and/or swallowing strategies on how to best care for your loved ones today.
*We are a Medicare provider
*We accept private payment and will happily provide you with a Superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement if applicable.
Thank you!