Kristin has been a licensed Speech Language Pathologist since 2007. She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the University of Oregon. She was treasurer of the U of O branch of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. During her graduate program, she completed her school and medical-based externships in Bend and quickly fell in love with living in beautiful Central Oregon.
Following graduate school, Kristin worked at St. Charles Health Systems from 2007-2014 and at Bend Transitional Care (skilled nursing facility) from 2014-2017. Her main focus has been working with adults in outpatient services; however, she also has experience in the acute, inpatient, and sub-acute settings. In 2014, she co-founded Sonos Neurotherapies, LLP, with Casey Collins and has worked in private practice ever since.
In her spare time, Kristin cherishes the company of her friends and family while taking part in the various outdoor recreational opportunities Central Oregon has to provide. She especially likes water skiing, paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking, snow skiing
Areas of Specialty
Kristin has experience with dysphagia (swallowing disorders), is trained in
Kristin is particularly passionate about working with adolescents and adults following a traumatic brain injury or concussion and those suffering from vocal cord dysfunction. She also enjoys working with people who have Parkinson’s Disease. In 2018, she received a grant from Parkinson Voice Project and was trained in SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd®, a two-part speech therapy program to help individuals with Parkinson’s regain and maintain effective communication. Kristin is also an instructor for the Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon Communication Group in Bend.
- Bachelor of Science, Communication Disorders and Sciences, University of Oregon (2005)
- Master of Science, Communication Disorders and Sciences, University of Oregon (2007)
- Certificate of Clinical Competence in
Speech LanguagePathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Licensed by the State of Oregon by the Board of Examiners For Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
- Trained provider in VitalStim®
- Trained provider in SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd®
- McNeil Dysphagia Treatment Plan
"Sonos has been a great partner in our multidisciplinary concussion clinic. They have stepped up to serve our patients and we enjoy the coordination of care that we feel brings the patients improved care. On an individual basis, our patients have gained tools and knowledge to address challenges from brain injury in their everyday lives. Practical tips and tools that are invaluable. SONOS helps to change lives for those suffering from traumatic brain injury.”
“As an asthma specialist involved in the care of patients of all ages with laryngeal hypersensitivity and vocal cord dysfunction, I have had the opportunity to share numerous patients with the speech and language pathologists at Sonos. I have been very impressed by the professionalism, communication, quality of care, and outstanding results that my patients get under their care. It is very rewarding to see the results they achieve with the patients I refer to them."
"I always trust that Sonos Neurotherapies is going to provide excellent therapy and care for my patients. Families and patients love the specialists there and the support they provide.”
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