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Kelsey Brown, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kelsey Brown is a neurodiverse, ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist who specializes in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), gestalt language processing (GLP), and neurodiversity-affirming practice. She sees private clients in their homes and community across the DMV and virtually. Kelsey is certified in DC, MD, VA, and KY.

Kelsey completed her Master's degree in Communication Disorders at Emerson College, where her interests included augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), medically complex children and youth, and early intervention. Kelsey’s experience includes working with and learning from the folks at Easter Seals DMV, St. Coletta of Greater Washington, Fayette County Public Schools, Boston Children's Hospital, the Access Champions podcast, Imagination Stage, Soaring Starts Early Learning & Arts, and Camp Twin Lakes. Kelsey uses her theatre and teaching artist background to help to inspire fun and motivating client-centered sessions.

Kelsey continues to support arts and cultural access and inclusion by offering consultation, professional development and training, and by co-founding AAC Adventures DC (SLP-run, low-cost outings for young AAC users, non-speaking individuals, and their families in the DMV). Her time at Imagination Stage inspired her to write a children's book, which was released in May 2019. "Come On, Calm!" is a whimsical picture book encouraging readers of all abilities to self-regulate through sensory and breathing tasks.

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Specialty Certification

Speech-Language Pathologist Kelsey Brown has demonstrated mastery in working with children who communicate with delayed echolalia (scripting) by completing the Meaningful Speech course and exam in gestalt language processing and the Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) framework. Read more at https://www.meaningfulspeech.com/.

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