About Kristen Enns, RSLP, MS

Kristen Enns is a long standing clinician with the Buchel Speech & Language Group. She has practiced both publicly and privately, providing services to both children and adults. Kristen now practices privately on a full-time basis, focusing on adult and pediatric stroke and brain injury rehabilitation, speech and language assessment and early interventions for preschoolers, and the assessment and treatment of school age children. Her careful attention to client’s needs and her natural insight make her an excellent clinician. More importantly, they make her one that clients will be eager to work with while meeting their treatment goals.

Prior to her work with the Buchel Speech & Language Group, Kristen had the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings. She has worked casually at Riverview Health Centre providing rehabilitative services to patients at the facility. This involved time on the facility’s Acquired Brain Injury Unit and Stroke Unit. All the while, she treated a number of patients at the Buchel Speech & Language Group complimenting the stroke and brain injury rehabilitation skills she was acquiring at Riverview.

In addition, Kristen completed a term position with the St. James Assiniboia School Division. There, she helped school age children address a variety of communication issues including speech sound and language delays. While a student, Kristen completed various clinical placements, including one at Phoenix Elementary School and another at the East Grand Forks Head Start Program. At Phoenix Elementary she was involved with the school’s Pre-school Special Needs Program. Her work at Head Start involved providing speech-language pathology services to pre-school age children of low-income families.

Education and credentials

Kristen began her education at the University of Manitoba, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. Her major in Linguistics offered an excellent foundation for her continued study of speech-language pathology in the United States. After moving to Grand Forks, she graduated with her Master of Science (MS) degree, studying at the University of North Dakota. While completing her MS, she undertook an independent study into speech acquisition in second languages and was also a graduate research assistant at the university.

Kristen is a registered member of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba (CASLPM). She has a strong commitment to professional development. In 2013 she attended the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine’s Cognitive Rehabilitative Manual two-day training workshop with the Buchel Speech & Language Group’s managing clinician, Caitlin Buchel. In 2014, she attended Sheila MacDonald’s Cognitive Communication Disorders: Level 1 post-graduate course in British Columbia. She later completed level 2 of the course.

Recently, Kristen participated in Dr. Roberta DePompei’s session on Advanced Perspectives on Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury. She has also received clinical training in the Lidcombe Program for Pediatric Stuttering, and attended world voice day.

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