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My name is Kaylene French and I completed my Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2010 at the University of Alberta.  I moved to Rossland in 2018 to raise my family and enjoy the wild, wonderfulness of Rossland.  Difficulties with breast-feeding and a well-timed visit with a local dentist started me on a journey of discovery and learning about orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs).  I have one and so do both of my sons!  I am now committed to learning as much as I can to support my family and my community in this area of practice that is relatively new and very exciting!

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EDUCATION

  • 2023 - MyoMentor training course

  • 2023 - Feed the Peds training course

  • 2022 - Supporting Oral Motor Skills in the Infant - Assessment, Adaptation and Remediation

  • 2022 - Professionals Guide to Tongue Tie in the Breastfeeding Infant

  • 2022 - International Consortium of Anklyofrenula Professionals Conference

  • 2021 - Orofacial Rest Posture Program (ORPP)

  • 2018 - It Takes Two to Talk (language development program)

  • 2017 - Learning Language and Loving It Program (language development program)

  • 2016 - Lidcombe Program (Stuttering/fluency therapy program) and Picture Exchange Communication System (Augmentative & alternative communication program)

  • 2008-2010: MSc-SLP Program, University of Alberta

  • 2002-2006: BSc in Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge

EXPERIENCE

I have worked with children of all ages, with a variety of diagnoses, and in various settings (schools, preschools, in public health centres, in clients' homes, in clinics and online) in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Indiana and Australia. 

In December 2021,  I took the course "Orofacial Rest Posture Program", which made me realize that I had to change the focus of my practice to really address what was going on with my young articulation/speech clients (news flash, their issues were mainly related to their tongues needing help!). 

 

In September 2022, I virtually attended the yearly conference for the International Consortium of Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP).  I then took the course "A Professionals Guide to Tongue Tie in the Breastfeeding Infant", which is presented by Lisa Paladino, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Midwife in the United States.  I wrapped up 2022 with the course "Supporting Oral Motor Skills in the Infant", presented by an IBCLC and an Occupational Therapist (OT) through the Lactation OT Centre.  I recently completed the "Feed the Peds" course and am confident that I can support any pediatric feeding clients (0-18yrs of age) that come my way!  I am currently taking the MyoMentor Program from a well-known Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) named Sarah Hornsby.

SPECIALTIES

  • Orofacial myofunctional therapy

  • Breast-feeding

  • Tethered oral tissues (TOTs)

  • Pediatric feeding therapy

  • Fluency (Lidcombe)

  • Early language development (Hanen)

CERTIFICATION
  • Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

  • College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC

  • American-Speech & Hearing Association

  • Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP)

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Pricing

Assessments take between 1.0-1.5 hours and are $200 if you come to my office.  If you would like me to come to your home, I charge my standard rate ($140 per hour) for travel time to and from your home.

A more comprehensive report can be written and sent to any professionals that you may require at my standard rate.

 

Treatment sessions can vary in time (30 minutes to 1 hour are typical), virtual or in-person and are charged at my standard rate. I accept cheques, E-transfers or cash at this time.

Cancellations

I require 24 hours notice to cancel appointments.  I will send you a reminder text or email 24 hours prior to the appointment.

Funding options

Most employer insurance plans cover Speech Therapy and families usually have no problems with submitting my receipts for reimbursement. 

 

Other options:

https://arbutusspeechtherapy.com/easy-guide-to-funding-for-speech-language-pathology-services-in-bc

https://speechandhearingbc.ca/public/resources/funding/

CONTACT ME

PHONE
250-921-6873
E-MAIL
rosslandspeechtherapy@gmail.com

I run my own private practice with a limited number of hours, in order to deliver quality services to my clients.  I provide assessments and therapy sessions.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

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MAILING ADDRESS
PO BOX 567
Rossland, BC
V0G 1Y0
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