Kelli Renfro, M.S., CCC-SLP
A Texas native, Kelli has been with the Access to Better Communication team since 2012. Kelli earned a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Lamar University. She currently holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Kelli obtained clinical training in university, school, and private practice settings.
As New Patient Coordinator, Kelli is most often the first speech-language pathologist to speak to each family that contacts ABC for evaluation and/or therapy services. This role allows her to be a part of each family’s first steps in getting their children the support they need for communication success and access to their world. She is dedicated to making sure that each child and his/her family receives the best care at the beginning of their journey at ABC. Kelli is also one of two Team Leaders at ABC. She provides clinical leadership to our entire SLP staff by facilitating new learning opportunities, staffing about our patients' needs, and supervising Clinical Fellows.
Kelli provides speech-language services to children from the toddler age through adolescence with a variety of diagnoses including: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, articulation/phonological deficits, developmental delays, executive function disorder, language processing disorder, reading difficulties, dyslexia, phonological processing, social skill/pragmatic difficulties, and expressive and receptive language delays. Kelli holds a special interest in working with emergent literature and language, children with Autism, and language processing disorder. Kelli is passionate about helping students with social communication challenges.
Kelli was drawn toward the field of speech-language pathology by her family and her experiences while growing up, especially by spending the summers with her twin cousins, who are now 23 years old and were diagnosed with Autism at 4 years of age. These experiences have given her a better understanding of the everyday challenges families of children with special needs face and have shaped her belief that parent involvement in therapy is invaluable.
When Kelli is not busy at work, her hobbies include crafting, antiquing, brunching, and reading.