Kelsey Long is a licensed speech-language pathologist in Connecticut and New York State.
Kelsey holds her certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), supported by her Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Iona University, and a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) teaching certificate.
Her clinical expertise includes serving children with a variety of speech and language needs including: articulation and phonological processing disorders, expressive and receptive language delays and disorders, pragmatic language disorders, feeding difficulties, autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and augmentative alternative communication (AAC).
Kelsey’s therapy approach emphasizes cross-collaboration with other disciplines, to ensure optimal outcomes for each child. She is a strong advocate for the combined application of both occupational and speech therapy and the benefit of a multidisciplinary approach. Kelsey has a creative aptitude and applies evidence-based practices to create a unique plan of care for each client. She believes that rapport with each child and their family is essential in a successful and enriching therapeutic experience.
Kelsey began her clinical career working in the Bronx, where she provided speech and language services to underserved populations. As a lead therapist, Kelsey counseled other speech therapists, mentored and supervised graduate students pursuing a career in speech pathology and managed the onboarding of new clinicians.
Following her mission to help children become confident communicators, Kelsey founded Spark Speech, a private speech therapy practice that provides home-based speech therapy in lower Fairfield and Westchester counties.
When she’s not providing speech services, Kelsey loves to travel, garden and try baking new recipes. Originally from Southern California, she also loves the outdoors and plenty of sunshine.