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Faculty Profile

Cesar Ruiz, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, BRS-S

Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

ruiz@lasalle.edu

215.951.1985

St. Benilde Tower 2213

Cesar Ruiz, SLP.D., CCC/SLP., BRS-S is a board-recognized specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders. Dr. Ruiz joined the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at La Salle in 2002. His clinical appointments include the Philadelphia VA Hospital, the Ear Nose Throat Association of Chester County (ENTACC), and the University clinic. He has presented nationally and internationally.

Areas of Expertise

  • Voice disorders
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Head and neck cancer rehabilitation
  • Multiculturalism

Education

  • SLP.D.(Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology), Nova Southeastern University, 2006
  • M.A. in Communication Disorders, Saint Louis University, 1988
  • B.S. in Speech Pathology, Saint Louis University, 1986

Certifications

  • Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, Dec. 2010
  • Certified in Conflict Mediation. La Salle University, Aug. 2007
  • Certified in McNeil Dysphagia Treatment. Ciao. Charlotte, NC, Jan. 2008
  • Certified in VitalStim Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Nov. 2003
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Rockville, MD, Nov. 1988
  • Missouri State Life Teaching Certificate. Springfield, MO, June 1987

Teaching

  • SLH 200:Phonetics
  • SLH 200WB: Phonetics
  • SLH 409: Multicultural Issues in Communication Disorders
  • SLH 515:Voice Disorders
  • SLH 516: Clinical Practicum
  • SLH 520: Dysphagia
  • SLH 527: Motor Speech Disorders
  • SLH 537: Communication Disorders in the Geriatric Population
  • SLH 616: Advanced Clinical Practicum
  • SLH 622: Technological Issues in Speech-Language Pathology
  • SPN 171X: Spanish for Speech-Language Pathologists
  • SLH 635: Integrative Capstone in Communication Disorders

Publications

Ruiz, C., & Klein, E. (2014). Effects of anxiety on voice production: a retrospective case report of selective mutism. Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association Journal 19-26.

Ghosh, A., Guss, J., Ruiz, C. E., Quon, H, Weinstein, G. S., Mirza, N. (2011). Injection augmentation of arytenoids after partial laryngectomy: Case series. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology. 125, 65–69. DOI: 10.1017/S002221511000160X.

Mirza, N., Ruiz, C., & Kendall, K. (2010). Laryngeal Inflammation. In Kendall, K., & Leonard, R., (Eds), Laryngeal Evaluation: Indirect Laryngoscopy to High-Speed Digital Imaging (pp. 200-210). New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publisher.

Ruiz, C., & Klein, E. (Eds), (2009). Speech-Language-Hearing Science Clinical Practicum Manual. School of Nursing & Health Sciences. Speech-Language-Hearing Science Programs. La Salle University. Philadelphia, PA.

Malaisrie, N., Prendes, B., Ruiz, C., Campe, L., Webner, D., & Mirza, N. (2009). Sports related dyspnea in female athletes: Diagnosis and management. Triological Society Eastern Section Program. Boston, MA.

Presentations

Ruiz, C. & Klein, E. (2014).  Vocal Control in Selective Mutism: A Promising Treatment Approach. Poster Presentation. 2014 ASHA Convention. Orlando, Florida. November 20, 2014.

Ruiz, C. Beck, D., & Holmes, E. (2014).  Measuring jitter, shimmer, and fundamental frequency: Comparison of the Voice Test App with the Multidimensional Voice Program. Poster Presentation. American Speech-language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Orlando, Florida. November 20, 2014.

Griffin, S., Rodin, E., & Ruiz. C. (April, 2014). Comparing speech-language pathologist and special education teacher graduating students’ knowledge acquisition about Augmentative and Alternative communication devices. La Salle University Student Research Program. Philadelphia, PA.

Beck, D., Holmes, E, & Ruiz, C. (2013).  Measuring jitter, shimmer, and fundamental frequency: Comparison of the Voice Test App with the Multidimensional Voice Program. La Salle University Student Research Program. Philadelphia, PA.

Tedesco, C., Ognibene, A., Maida, M., & Ruiz, C., (2013).  Taste and Personality: Are They Related?. Poster Presentation. La Salle University. Student Research Program. Philadelphia, PA. April 30, 2013.

Lipinski, P & Ruiz, C. (2013). Measuring Submental Muscles Strength During Swallowing After Using the Neck Slimmer™. Poster Presentation. Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Harrisburg, PA. April 4, 2013.

Lipinski, P & Ruiz, C. (2012). The use of Neckline Slimmer™ to improve swallowing muscles. Poster Presentation. La Salle University. Student Research Program. Philadelphia, PA. May 1, 2012.

Ruiz, C. (2011). Could the Neckline Slimmer strengthen swallowing muscles? Poster. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA. November 19, 2011.

Workshops and Seminars

Ruiz, C., (2014). Vocal Control in Selective Mutism. Oral Presentation. Voice, Swallowing, and Airway 10th Conference. Singer Island. Florida. July 225, 2014.

Ruiz, C., (February, 2014). Swallowing issues in geriatrics: evaluation and treatment. Seminar. School of Nursing and Health Sciences. La Salle University [Invited]

Ruiz, C., (February, 2014). Swallowing issues in geriatrics: evaluation and treatment. Seminar. School of Nursing. University of Pennsylvania.  [Invited]

Ruiz, C., (October, 2013). Swallowing issues: evaluation and treatment. Nutrition Program. La Salle University.  [Invited speaker]

Ruiz, C.  (July, 2013). Pediatric Nasendoscopy for Voice & Swallowing Assessment. A Hands-on 4 hour Workshop. Children Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. [Invited]

Ruiz, C. (April, 2013).  Understanding Brain Plasticity in the Recovery of Swallowing. Presentation. Good Shepherd Penn Partners. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. [Invited]

Ruiz, C, & Dubin, R. (January, 2013). Nasendoscopy for Voice & Swallowing Assessment. A Hands-on 2 day Workshop. Good Shepherd Penn Partners. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. [Invited]
Ruiz, C., (February, 2013). Swallowing issues in geriatrics: evaluation and treatment. Seminar. School of Nursing. University of Pennsylvania.  [Invited speaker]

Ruiz, C. (2012). Voice Disorders in School Settings. School District of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA. September 5, 2012. [Invited]

Ruiz, C. (February, 2012). Swallowing issues: evaluation and treatment. Seminar. School of Nursing. University of Pennsylvania.  [Invited speaker]

Ruiz, C. (2012). Motor Speech Disorders in School Settings. Burlington County Special Services School District. Westampton, NJ. January 13, 2012. [Invited]

Coyle, J., Ruiz, C., Kizner, J., Alawami, N., & Scarborough, D. (2011). Delivering expert dysphagia care: Recent BRS-S clinicians tell all. 2 hour Seminar. American Speech-Language Hearing Association. San Diego, CA. November 18, 2011.

Ruiz, C. (March, 2011). Swallowing issues: evaluation and treatment. Seminar. School of Nursing. University of Pennsylvania.  [Invited speaker]

Ruiz, C. (2011). Voice Disorders in School Settings. Burlington County Special Services School District. Westampton, NJ. January 13, 2011. [Invited]

Ruiz, C. (October, 2010). Swallowing issues: evaluation and treatment. Nutrition Program. La Salle University.  [Invited speaker]

Bergin, C., Ruiz, C., Heese, J., Gould, R. & Arnold, R. (2010). Prime Time FEES: Building Success From Basics to Finesse. Panel Presentation. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Philadelphia, PA. November 19, 2010. [Invited]