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Ronda Winans-Mitrik, MA CCC-SLP

Ronda is a Speech Language Pathologist at the VA in Pittsburgh and has over a decade of experience serving veterans with aphasia in the intensive, acute, and outpatient settings.  She is a co-recipient of the 2012 Association of Veteran Affairs Speech Language Pathologist (AVASLP) Outstanding Achievement Award for her work with the PIRATE clinical team, and she co-authored a peer-reviewed manuscript in 2014 that details PIRATE’s description, rationale, clinical processes, and outcomes.  She’s served as a peer mentor for VA Speech Language Pathologists interested in aphasia service delivery through the Pittsburgh Aphasia Rehabilitation Training Network (PARTNeR) Program.  When she’s not working with a patient in PIRATE, her clinical work has a special focus on patients with surgical airways, and she serves at the national level as a co-chair for the VA Speech Pathology National Outcome Measures Workgroup.

What are five key words that best describe your areas of interest?

  1. Aphasia
  2. Reading
  3. Writing
  4. Phonology
  5. Life Participation