About Kailynn Williams, RSLP, MS, CCC-SLP

Kailynn Williams is a long standing, full-time clinician with Buchel Speech & Language Group. Some of her areas of practice including the treatment of voice disorders, issues of fluency, stroke and acquired brain injury rehabilitation, and addressing the communication disorders associated neurodegenerative disease. Kailynn also sees numerous children supporting their pre-reading and literacy development, as well as undertaking early interventions for articulation and language development.

She is also the lead clinician at the practice’s growing service delivery hub in Morden, Manitoba. For a number of days each week, Kailynn provides in-person clinical services in Morden. Throughout 2021, she will be increasing the time spent in town to better serve the communities in Southern Manitoba.

Prior to joining Buchel Speech & Language Group, Kailynn worked as a pediatric speech-language pathologist with the Portage District General Hospital. Before this, Kailynn completed several clinical placements, including time with the Performance and Recovery in Stroke Literacy Group, and the Tri-Valley Opportunity Externship in North Dakota. She was further involved in placements in Grand Forks, North Dakota and at the Boundary Trails Health Centre in southern Manitoba. During her studies at the University of North Dakota, Kailynn actively participated in the University’s Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic.

Education and credentials

Growing up in Morden, Manitoba, Kailynn moved to Winnipeg to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Psychology. She then moved to the United States, where she attended the University of North Dakota. There she completed her postbaccalaureate in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Kailynn later went on to complete her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, graduating from the faculty of Communication and Sciences Disorder, with honours. She is also a registered member of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba (CASLPM) as well as the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), and has her clinical certification from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).

Kailynn values ongoing professional development and lifelong learning a critical part of high-quality clinical services. In recent years she has undertaken specialized training in the Modified Barium Swallowing Impairment Profile. She has taken part in the There’s Always a Reason for the Behavior Seminar, the Picture Exchange Communication Systems Seminar, and multiple DIR and Floortime Seminars. Kailynn has completed the Prevention of Feeding, Speech and Mouth Development Problem Course, as well as the 1st level of Sheila MacDonald’s Cognitive Communication Disorders Course. She is also trained in Phonation Resistance Training Exercises (PhoRTE) therapy, the Parkinson’s SPEAK OUT! program, and the ISTAR fluency curriculum.

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