Meet Your Therapist

kristen bowling, m.s., ccc/slp

 

Kristen Bowling has over 12 years of experience working as a licensed speech-language pathologist with children of all ages and adults in private practice, early intervention, public & private school and hospital settings. Areas of her practice include articulation, phonology, language, hearing impairment, fluency, voice and social language.  She has gained extensive experience with infant, preschool and school-age populations while working for Early Childhood Intervention and Prosper ISD. She completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas.  In 2002, Kristen earned her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Communication Sciences. She is licensed through the State of Texas and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). 

 

from high school teacher to speech-language pathologist

Before becoming an SLP, I taught at the high school level for several years. During that time I had the privilege of teaching a student that had a profound hearing impairment and used cochlear implants to hear.  Through her, I learned about the profession of speech-language pathology and its impact on the lives of those with communication challenges.  I was completely fascinated!  After great contemplation, I took a leap of faith and closed the chapter of my short-lived teaching career to pursue a degree in speech language pathology. Weeks following completion of my course work and graduation, my first child was born. While settling into motherhood and beginning my new career, I found out that my son was profoundly deaf.  Although extremely devastating, I felt as though I had unknowingly been prepared for such a life event as it seemed it had come full circle.  My son, 12 years later, is now able to hear and more importantly communicate with the use of cochlear implants, many years of speech therapy, hard work and persistence.This experience has given me a unique perspective as both a parent and a professional.  My personal experiences make helping children become the best communicators possible a passion. It is always an honor and privilege to be a part of their success.