Kelsey Thompson, MS, CCC-SLP


Kelsey is an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified speech language pathologist who is also licensed by the state of North Carolina. Kelsey earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, where she earned awards for academic achievement and research. Kelsey is also certified in PROMPT (PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) therapy and the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding and has training in Floortime, the Social Thinking curriculum, and the Zones of Regulation program. 


Kelsey has worked in pediatric private practice since 2015, first at Playworks, a private practice in Arlington, VA and most recently at Back Bay Speech Therapy in Boston, MA. Through both of these positions, Kelsey has served children birth to 22 in the home, school, daycare, and clinic settings. Kelsey has experience working with a variety of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Dysarthria, Down Syndrome, expressive/receptive language disorder, fluency, articulation/phonological disorder, as well as a number of genetic and feeding disorders. Notably, Kelsey has specific experience treating children with apraxia and working with middle school and high school age children on higher level language processing, executive functioning skills, and reading.


Kelsey's primary speciality is feeding disorders in young children. In addition to her clinical experience, Kelsey is currently pursuing her PhD at UNC-CH researching pediatric feeding disorder development and treatment.

Kelsey feels passionate about equipping children and their families with the tools necessary to achieve functional skills across settings.  She loves to incorporate play and child interest into therapy to keep learning motivating and engaging.  Working closely with families and caregivers are fundamental to her therapy approach.