About the Therapist
Kennedy, M.A., CF-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Kennedy is a Speech Language Pathologist at More Than Speech and holds a license through the Florida Department of Health to practice speech pathology in the state of Florida. Kennedy graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Psychology. She then went on to receive her Masters degree to become a speech-language pathologist from the University of Central Florida.
Kennedy has gained clinical experience working in a multitude of settings, including pediatric therapy clinics, public/private schools, daycares, home environments, and neurorehabilitation. Kennedy has had the opportunity to professionally work with and provide interventions to a variety of diagnoses including Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Hearing Loss, Delayed Milestones, Expressive/Receptive Language Disorder, Dyslexia, Apraxia of Speech, Articulation/Phonological Disorders, and more. She is a certified Beckman Oral Motor trained clinician and has received educational training in the Picture Exchange Communication (PECS) system, the AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding, foundational PROMPT© techniques, Natural Language Acquisition in Autism, and basic American Sign Language.
Playing a part in a child’s progress, and celebrating that progress, is especially gratifying to Kennedy. Throughout her undergraduate/graduate experience, she worked as an officer for UCF’s National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) organizing and participating in volunteer opportunities with children of all ages with an array of communicative needs. She also interned at various private practices throughout Central Florida where she facilitated speech/language intervention, oral-motor treatments, and educational tasks. Through these experiences, Kennedy has been exposed to a variety of treatment styles and techniques, and understands how to make learning fun, personalized, and engaging.
Kennedy is dedicated to providing a supportive environment to facilitate meaningful interactions in order to encourage learning of new skills and enhance overall communication for children and their families. She strives to create enjoyable, play-based, and purposeful sessions, bolstering a child’s confidence and tailoring treatment to each child’s individual needs so they can reach their full potential!