Degrees and Certifications:
Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech Language Hearing Association Speech-Language Pathology License, Arizona Department of Health Services Speech-Language Pathologist Certificate, Arizona Department of Education Kent State University, Masters in Speech-Language Pathology University of Akron, Bachelors in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Mrs. Kelly Chen, MA, CCC-SLP
I am so excited to be the speech-language pathologist at Donaldson Elementary! I am here to support children's communication needs in the school setting.
My Defining Moment in Education
My defining moment in education was when I helped a middle school student learn to use a speech-generating device with his foot. He had difficulty speaking verbally and was unable to use his hands. By the end of the year, he was doing the video announcements with his peers, writing 5 paragraph essays, and excelling in the general education classes! I learned that so many individuals have unlocked potential and that I am so blessed to have the training and skills to help them find their voice and share it with the world.
My Educational Beliefs
Communication skills are the foundation for learning across all subjects and connecting with the individuals around you. Every child deserves to be able to share their thoughts, ideas, and feelings clearly and to understand what he or she hears or reads.
My Prior Experience
Vail School District, Speech-Language Pathologist
Reynoldsburg School District, Speech-Language Pathologist
Kent State University, Teaching Graduate Assistant