Messenger Speech Therapy is now a Natural Language Acquisition-trained provider!
Kristin Messenger is a passionate and dedicated speech-language pathologist with close to 10 years of experience with the pediatric population working in the following settings: early intervention, school, & outpatient.
She is dedicated to helping clients discover ways to express themselves and interact effectively with the special people in their lives.
She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (#14084267) and is licensed by the West Virginia Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board (#1468) to practice speech pathology in the state of West Virginia.
Working closely and collaboratively with a child’s parents, as well as the professionals providing care (e.g. teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, etc.), is of utmost importance to Kristin.
As an experienced SLP, Kristin works with verbal (i.e. spoken words) and non-speaking (i.e. gestures, facial expressions, assistive technology, sign language) communicators.
For those individuals who are non-speaking or emergent communicators, she has knowledge and training in the use/programming of low and high tech assistive technology.
Kristin's area of special interest is in the evaluation and treatment of children with Suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech (sCAS) or confirmed Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS).
She has completed more than 20 hours of continuing education in this area and is DTTC-trained and a PROMPT (Level 1) certified clinician.
She is also featured on the Apraxia Kids SLP Directory as a provider with experience in the evaluation and treatment of CAS.