Kaitlin began working as a Speech-Language Pathologist with BRAINS in February, 2020. After receiving her Masters degree from Western Michigan University in 2015, she has been working with children and young adults to improve their communication skills. Kaitlin has been drawn to complex diagnostic and treatment cases, working with other disciplines to better understand each underlying communication challenge. Kaitlin has experience providing treatment with individuals and groups, focusing on building off each patient’s unique strengths. Prior to working at BRAINS, Kaitlin provided speech and language therapy in several school districts.
Kaitlin has always called West Michigan home. She currently lives in the area with her husband, two rescue dogs, and two cats. Kaitlin has always cared about helping others, including those with fur. She and her husband enjoy camping and hiking with their dogs, going to concerts, and pursuing various creative endeavors. Kaitlin’s draw to interdisciplinary cooperation stems from being part of a family of service providers, including Social Workers, an Occupational Therapist Assistant, and a Music Therapist. Kaitlin finds joy in learning what makes each of her patients special, finding creative ways to incorporate personalized preferences and priorities into the therapeutic process.