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!
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
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 recently 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. The last professional development course I took in 2022 was Supporting Oral Motor Skills in the Infant, presented by an IBCLC and an Occupational Therapist (OT) through the Lactation OT Centre. I am currently training to become a Pediatric Feeding Specialist, in a course developed and supported by several professionals including Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs), OTs and IBCLCs.
Orofacial myofunctional therapy
Tethered oral tissues (TOTs)
Pediatric feeding therapy
Early language development
Speech-Language & Audiology Canada
College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC
American-Speech & Hearing Association
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 $140 an hour for travel. The assessment also includes a detailed report sent to any referring professionals that you may require.
I charge $140 an hour for treatment sessions. I accept cheques, E-transfers or cash at this time.
I require 24 hours notice to cancel appointments. I will send you a reminder text or email 24 hours prior to the appointment.
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.