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About Isabella Diaz, MS, CCC-SLP
Isabella Diaz, MS, CCC-SLP, is a certified speech-language pathologist who evaluates and treats adult patients with speech, language, cognitive communication and swallowing disorders at the Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion. She provides outpatient evaluations and treatments for adults with a variety of disorders, including aphasia, dysphagia, movement disorders, neurological disorders, cognitive communication disorders and traumatic brain injuries.
Ms. Diaz aims to take a functional approach to speech therapy, prioritizing her patients' interests, goals, and cultures. She loves getting to know her patients, as well as seeing them progress and gain confidence in their abilities to communicate, eat safely and become more independent.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Ms. Diaz was a speech-language pathologist at NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. and worked across various healthcare facilities in the NYC Health + Hospital System. She has expertise in a variety of settings including inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, acute care, subacute, and long-term acute levels of care.
Ms. Diaz earned her master's degree in speech-language pathology from New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y. and her bachelor's degree in cognitive science with a minor in linguistics and disability studies from the University of Delaware in Newark, Del.
She holds a certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Ms. Diaz is trained and certified in SPEAK OUT!® which targets preserving speech and voice for people with Parkinson's disease and related disorders. She is also trained in modified barium swallow studies (MBSS).
In her free time, Ms. Diaz enjoys cooking, yoga, spending time outdoors, and travel.
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- New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
- University of Delaware, Newark, DE
- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
Conditions and Treatments
- Cognitive Communication Disorders
- Speech Therapy for Movement Disorders
- Speech Therapy for Neurological Conditions
- Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
- Speech Difficulty