Kenzie Davis, MS CCC-SLP, the founder of KBD Speech Services, PLLC, is a speech-language pathologist in Brooklyn, NY. She is New York State-licensed and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA.) She also holds a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) license. She is trained in PROMPT (level one), DTTC and the Orton Gillingham approach to reading instruction.
Kenzie received a BA in political communication from The George Washington University, but quickly realized that areas of journalism and politics weren’t for her. After some research she discovered speech-language pathology. She attended Teachers College at Columbia University, graduating with a Master of Science in 2004. Kenzie went on to work at a variety of settings including The Shield Institute and The Infant and Child Learning Center, where she developed her clinical skills, treating children with a variety of speech-language delays and disorders. She has also provided home-based Early Intervention services in Park Slope, Brooklyn and the surrounding neighborhoods. Currently, she provides pediatric office-based services in Windsor Terrace to preschool and school-aged children through private pay and as an independent provider for the Department of Education’s CPSE related service program.
Kenzie has a strong understanding of early childhood development which she acquired while working in school settings and by sharing home-based cases with other professionals. She continues to grow this knowledge of gross, fine motor and sensory development as she shares her office with a physical therapist and an occupational therapist at New Developments, a gym space in Windsor Terrace. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, she feels that she can provide the most effective therapy to her clients.
She also finds that family involvement and collaboration is essential to ensuring that a child becomes a successful and confident communicator. Kenzie works to help families understand their child's speech-language difficulties and provides strategies to help them practice targeted skills at home.