Kiera Berggren, MA/CCC-SLP, MS
Disclosures: Consulting Fee-Biogen Idec|honorarium for speaking at conference-FSH Society

Kiera Berggren is a research speech-language pathologist (SLP) in the Department of Neurology at VCU.  She has worked previously as a biochemist before training as an SLP.  She’s worked as an outpatient and inpatient therapist and in research for therapies to improve aphasia rehabilitation.  More recently she’s been a member of multidisciplinary clinics for ALS and Huntington’s disease as well as in pediatric and adult MDA clinics.  She has also been fortunate to have the opportunity to combine her previous research career with her experience as an SLP to study orofacial strength, swallow function, and changes in speech and cognition in several neuromuscular diseases.