Kayla hopes to bring her knowledge and compassion as a clinician to influence the lives of her clients and their families. She advocates in specific areas to enhance client care, promote the profession, and provide an evidence-based practice. She addresses several language and speech disorders across linguistically and culturally diverse populations. She strives to take an interdisciplinary approach by combining research, academic, and clinical experiences.
Kayla is currently in graduate school at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences for speech-language pathology. She plans to acquire a Master of Science degree and certification of clinical competence (CCC’s). She’s been exposed to the most current research and practices, cutting edge technologies, and alternative treatment techniques.
Previously, Kayla worked as a speech language pathologist assistant (SLPA) at a therapy-based clinic and specialized in childhood apraxia of speech and early intervention services. She received hands-on, highly skilled training across all settings, such as, in-home, in-clinic, and tele-therapy. These relationship-based, family-centered sessions for developmentally delayed or identified disabilities required her to give parent training and proficient client treatment.
Accompanying Kayla’s experience as a SLPA, she holds professional work experiences as a registered behavior technician certified through Behavior Analyst Certification Board. She performed 1:1 personalized therapy based on applied behavior analysis principles to children with autism in-home, school-base and in-clinic.
In Kayla’s free time, she loves to spend quality time with her 18-month-old daughter. She cherishes her family, which brings compassion to provide family-centered care.