Dr. Evelyn R. Klein is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at La Salle University and a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist and licensed psychologist with post-doctoral training in neuropsychology from Drexel University. As a practicing clinician, Dr. Klein continues to evaluate and treat children, teens, and adults with communication disorders. Active in research, she has been a principal investigator of a grant-funded research program investigating speech and language skills in children with selective mutism in connection with the Selective Mutism Research Institute (SMRI) and Selective Mutism Anxiety Research and Treatment (SMart) Center.
Dr. Cesar Ruiz is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at La Salle University and 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.