Kenzie Davis, MS CCC-SLP, the founder of KBD Speech Services, PLLC, is a speech-language pathologist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is licensed in New York and is 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 two treatment methods for Childhood Apraxia of Speech: PROMPT (level one), DTTC. She is also trained 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. From 2015-2019, she was the speech pathologist at the Dillon Child Study Center. Currently, she provides tele-therapy and office-based services in Brooklyn Heights to preschool and school-aged children through private pay. She also conducts CPSE evaluations for Rivendell.
In addition to speech therapy, Kenzie also provides literacy support for struggling readers; her interventions are guided by the science of reading research, which emphasizes the importance of explicit phonics instruction.
Kenzie has a strong understanding of childhood development, which she acquired while working with other professionals in schools, office and home-based settings. She frequently consults with other therapists and classroom teachers. Through this interdisciplinary collaboration, Kenzie feels that she can provide the most effective therapy to her clients.
Kenzie 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.