Kristen is working as a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant at The London Children’s Practice. She qualified as a Speech and Language Pathologist in the United States, where she earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from James Madison University. Kristen is a registered member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is awaiting registration from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Kristen has experience working at a private clinic in the greater Washington D.C. area. There, she treated a wide range of paediatric patients ranging from birth to age 18. She has experiencing treating speech, language, and feeding disorders of ranging deficits. More specifically, Kristen has treated patients diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech, speech-sound disorders, receptive-expressive language disorders, social-communication disorders, and feeding disorders.
Kristen has completed specialized training in Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT), Sequential-Oral-Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding, Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC), Talk Tools Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding, and the LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) approach for AAC. Kristen attended the 2019 National Apraxia Kids Conference for in-depth training of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS).
Outside of LCP, Kristen enjoys spending time with friends and family, baking, and travelling.
*Kristen is a fully qualified Speech and Language Pathologist, awaiting full HCPC Registration confirmation to use the title of ‘Speech and Language Therapist’ in the UK.