About Us

Miami Speech Institute is a privately owned practice located in the heart of Coral Gables. Miami Speech Institute has licensed and certified bilingual Speech-Language Therapists, as well as Occupational Therapists that are dedicated to providing excellent evidence based treatment to children and adolescents with therapeutic needs. At Miami Speech Institute we want the very best for your child. That’s why our therapist will explore all possible resources to help patients achieve their goals by taking a personalized and family centered approach.

Patricia Ruiz, Executive Director.

Executive Director Patricia Ruiz, MS CCC-SLP, is a licensed and certified bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist from the state of Florida. She is a certified member, in good standing, of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Patricia is an eligible provider for Medicaid and the Miami Children’s Hospital Early Steps program. She is also affiliated with Florida International University, Carlos Albizu University, Kaiser University and Nova Southeastern University. Patricia Ruiz is a Clinical Supervisor at FIU, Carlos Albizu University and is currently an adjunct Faculty member at Carlos Albizu University.

Patricia received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology, at Florida International University.

She began her career in pediatrics, sub acute care, and skilled nursing facilities. Upon graduation she proceeded to work in a nonprofit hospital in Arizona doing charity work and helping the immigrant population with disorders which ranged from cleft palates, to traumatic brain injuries, strokes, and pediatric communication disorders. Patricia then returned to Florida in 2010 and began working in the private sector with patients of all ages and ranges of speech related disorders.

In 2012, she founded the Miami Speech Institute where she continues to provide innovative treatment to children and adults ranging from birth to geriatrics. Patricia’s areas of specialty include: cognolinguistic disorders, aphasia, auditory processing, stuttering, language disorders, and articulation/phonological delays.

Our skills

  • Early Intervention
  • School Age Children
  • Teens
  • Young Adults
  • 21+

Our Specialties

Language Disorders
Developmental delays
Fine motor delay