Kay Chen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Kay earned her Doctorate degree from the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh in 2016. She earned her Master’s degree from the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 and her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association in 2012. Currently, her clinical research is investigating AAC approaches for people with aphasia, and the research and development (R&D) of language-based AAC software on various technology platforms in English and Chinese. Her areas of special interest include AAC in aphasiology, other acquired brain injuries, cerebral palsy and autism.
Shannon has been in healthcare/office management for over 20 years. She specializes in medical billing and coding. Shannon also coordinates care between specialties for clients and assists with medical record management. Shannon operates and coordinates the AAC Institute continuing education department for professionals. She is passionate in advocating for the community. As a parent of a special needs child, she understands the obstacles that one may encounter. While living in Vermont, she founded and operated a support group for parent's of special needs children. She has continued this work here in Pennsylvania with the AAC Parents group.
ICAN Talk Clinic is honored by the many Speech Language Pathologists who choose to complete their Clinical Fellowship (CF) with us and are now providing quality clinical services in a variety of employment settings. Also, we are proud of the University of Pittsburgh Masters and CScD students we have provided AAC clinical training. We are an employment opportunity for SLPs enrolled in the CScD program and an in-network clinical placement site for graduate students at the University of Pittsburgh.