About Me

Hello and welcome to Simply Speech! I feel like I have gotten to know so many of you through blogging so I figured I would give you all a little peek into my life!
This is me :) 
I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida.... and I am still here today! I knew I wanted to be a speech language pathologist since high school. A good friend of the family had a son who was diagnosed with Apraxia. I went to his therapy sessions and fell in love. At that moment being an SLP trumped wanting to be a teacher. The rest is history! I went to undergrad at The University of Central Florida (where I was an ADPi <>) and completed graduate school at The University of South Florida. 
My husband, Kevin, is also from St. Petersburg and hosts the night show for a local radio station.  We got married in 2010 and had our beautiful little Kenzie in 2012.
Currently, I work as a private therapist for TheraChoice in St. Petersburg, FL. I love my job and could not imagine doing anything else. Blogging has become a HUGE part of my life. I started blogging in August of 2011. I had just found Pinterest and so many great therapy ideas were linked back to teaching blogs. I was inspired to start a speech blog to share ideas with other therapists. I hope you enjoy Simply Speech and can find some great therapy ideas and inspiration... after all, that is why it's here!


  1. I am so glad I found your blog via Pinterest! And Go Bulls!!! (I went to USF for undergrad...class of 2010 :) )

  2. Hi. I have followed your Simply Speech posts on Facebook for some time. I really enjoy your updates and ideas for therapy. Although I am retired SLP, I loved working with children in public schools (30+ years). I miss therapy and hope to start a private practice for articulation disorders in my hometown with children who need extra practice or may not receive any services. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions or articles/publications you may have run across that would be helpful. Thanks and keep up those wonderful blogs! Mary Ann Thomas, MA, CCC-SP

  3. Hi Kristin,
    Would you be willing to mention www.slpreviews.com on your blog? It's a forum for SLP's to review products- tests, materials, books, games, apps, etc. No subscriptions, no ads, no profit for me. I just think it could be a great resource if people know about it and use it! And of course, please post your reviews, and suggest more products to be listed (form on the website). Thank you for your consideration!