Pronouns: She/ Her / Hers
Kristen, a licensed Speech Language Pathologist, is originally from Downers Grove, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics. Kristen then completed her Masters in Speech Language Pathology at Idaho University in Pocatello, Idaho. A Clinical Fellowship brought her to Redmond, Washington, where she now resides and calls home.
Kristen is also certified in the Sequential-Oral-Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding. This research-based approach and multidisciplinary framework directly address the core challenges faced by children with feeding difficulties.
Kristen has an interest in serving neurodiverse populations with a person-first and family-centered approach. She works with children with a variety of communication disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, voice disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, early intervention, swallowing/feeding disorders, receptive/expressive language disorders, and fluency disorders. She also has expertise in feeding therapy and fluency disorders including stuttering and cluttering.
Outside the clinic, Kristen enjoys exploring Washington State, local coffee shops, cooking, and traveling with her partner and their friends.