Ana Rivera, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a Lecturer in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida. Additionally, she obtained a Ph.D. in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences from the University of Florida. She served higher education as an assistant professor, guest lecturer, and adjunct lecturer at various universities across the country. Rivera has a passion for education and research. Her primary areas of research include cognitive processes in bilingual adults, equitable teaching practices, and cognitive communication disorders.
In addition to her academic work, Rivera has over 10 years of experience as a licensed speech-language pathologist. She specializes in adult/geriatric populations and has clinical experiences from a variety of medical settings, including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation facilities, and home health. She also has experience with pediatric populations within the private practice, school, and teletherapy settings, servicing both bilingual and monolingual children.
- Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Speech & Hearing Sciences, University of Florida
- CCC-SLP, Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathologists
- MA, Master of Arts, Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Central Florida
- BA, Bachelor of Arts, Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Central Florida
Ana Rivera, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a Lecturer in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida. Her research interests are neurogenic communication disorders and bilingualism. Dr. Rivera has a passion for assessment and management of linguistically diverse populations. She collaborates with other professionals to provide the best services for bilingual/multilingual individuals across their lifespan.
Areas of Specialty
- Neurogenic Communication Disorders