Monica Kemp, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Pathologist, International Craniofacial Institute
“My passion is to assist all patients and families in recognizing their highest potential and making it a reality. I perform pre- and post-operative evaluations and make recommendations to the interdisciplinary team, the patient and their caregivers to allow for appropriate treatment of speech and feeding difficulties for children and adults with cleft and craniofacial anomalies. The evaluation of cleft lip and palate, craniofacial anomalies and velopharyngeal function leads to the best practices in treatment of speech, feeding and swallowing difficulties. The patient, family and interdisciplinary team play critical roles in the process of surgical intervention, therapies and wellbeing. My role and passion is to serve the patients and their families in a way that allows for the highest quality of life and involved medical care. ”
– Monica Kemp
Interests, Techniques and Training
Monica has dedicated her studies and clinical education to gaining extensive knowledge of craniofacial conditions as they relate to speech, language and feeding allowing for best practices while working with patients from birth to adulthood.
While in her graduate studies Monica completed coursework in cleft lip and palate. She also went on to complete her fulltime externship in the pediatric medical setting where she was involved with the Kaiser Permanente Northwest Cleft Palate Clinic aside her mentoring Speech Language Pathologist.
Monica has gained experience as a member of the Foundation for the Advancement of Cleft Education and Services (FACES) for two years completing two international surgical campaigns as a Speech Pathology student learning and providing pre- and post- operative evaluations and treatment to Peruvian children with cleft and craniofacial anomalies with the mission that all children should have access to quality care no matter their financial or geographic barriers.
Monica has attended educational conferences and symposiums related to cleft and craniofacial care provided by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Barrow Neurological Institute and LSU Health to ensure continued best practices and education in the area of craniofacial care.
Monica earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with honors from Texas Christian University. She earned a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Pacific University where she completed coursework and an externship involved with cleft and craniofacial evaluation and treatment. Upon graduation Monica completed her clinical fellowship year in Tyler, Texas. Monica Kemp was awarded a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.
- Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Member of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA)
- Member of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA)