Christina Burford, MA, CCC-SLP

Department or Service

Location

  • Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-822-3280 (Clinic) | 832-822-0516 (Direct Line)

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
Mark Wallace Tower - 5th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas US

Senior Speech Language Pathologist

Texas Children's Hospital

Education

School Education Degree Year
University of Memphis masters Master of Arts 2012
Louisiana State University bachelors Bachelor of Science 2010

About

As a speech-language pathologist who specializes in feeding and swallowing, my passion is developing a method of eating for children that fits into the framework of their families. Every child is complex and has a multitude of factors that he or she brings to the feeding environment. I love the problem solving that comes along with developing a means of nutrition for each individual child. It is my belief that every child, from neonates to older adolescents, can collaborate with us through their own form of communication to ensure a safe and effective feeding method and work towards advancing to a wider range of skills and variety of foods accepted.

Clinical Interests:

Cardiac, neonatal, and infant feeding/swallowing, laryngeal clefts and their impact on swallowing, sensorimotor feeding difficulties, instrumental swallowing evaluations, and the effect of various complex medical diagnoses on feeding and swallowing

Research Interests:

Neonatal and infant feeding/swallowing, airway anomalies and their impact on swallowing

Organization

Organization Name Role
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Member
Texas Speech and Hearing Association Member