Ruthie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication of Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Florida in May of 1994, and later received her Master of Science Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of South Florida in May, 1997. Ruthie completed her CFY at Hardee Rehabilitive Services, Inc. in Wauchula, Florida where she was trained under speech therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapist in hospitals, nursing homes and pediatric settings. After Hardee Rehabilitive Services, she took a pediatric position with Speech Pathology Services, Inc., (SPS) in Atlanta, Georgia. She was trained in the Beckman Oral Motor Intervention Program, Bonnie Hanschu’s Developmental Concepts of Sensory Processing Disorders, and Brain Gym-Edu-Kinesthetics. After (SPS), she took a home based early intervention position with Central Florida Pediatric Therapy Associates, Inc.
While working for CFTA, she has attended trainings for Therapeutic Listening, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, and Pediatric Swallowing/Feeding Disorders. She believes in a multidisciplinary approach to her treatments. She is currently working in home health, day care, and private school settings in Orange and Seminole Counties.