Kristin Minshall, M.S., CCC-SLP Licensed Speech Language Pathologist
Owner, Spark Speech and Language Therapy
Kristin is a certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice speech language pathology in the state of Texas. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Hearing Sciences from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2006 and her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas Dallas in 2009. Kristin has practiced speech therapy in a number of settings to include: public schools, private schools, and university clinics. The majority of her experience has been in private practice where she has worked extensively with toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, and adults. She specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of communication disorders to include: receptive/expressive language disorders, articulation disorders, tongue thrust, stuttering, autism spectrum disorders, Down Syndrome, social skills, auditory processing disorders, and other developmental delays. Kristin works closely with individuals and their families to facilitate effective communication skill development and implementation.
I have been dedicated to the field of speech-language pathology ever since I can remember. As a young middle school student, I began working at a special needs summer camp, little did I know, a seemingly simple summer job would be the beginning of a life long commitment. I stayed at that camp for five summers, each year, learning a great deal about a variety of disabilities and speech-language disorders. Watching my positive campers overcome everyday challenges, I began to realize how I could not leave the work of helping others behind. Over the years, my decision to become a speech-language pathologist has developed into a passion. Being a part of enhancing another’s communication skills is truly a rewarding experience, and I cannot imagine a different field. I believe effective communication is a gift that every individual must have!
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