Kayla Kristensen, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kayla Kristensen, CCC-SLP


Kayla Kristensen, MS, CCC-SLP, is a clinical fellow in speech-language pathology and a current LEND trainee. Kayla received her graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in speech-language pathology and enjoyed gaining undergraduate and graduate research experience within the Binaural Hearing and Speech Lab and the Learning to Talk Lab at the Waisman Center. Her current research and clinical interests include supporting the development of communicative competency for persons with complex communication needs.


Professional Certifications and Education

  • BA, Psychology and Communication Sciences and Disorders, UW-Madison
  • MS, Speech-Language Pathology, UW-Madison


Kayla completed a master’s thesis within the Learning to Talk Lab entitled, “Relating decreased acoustic contrast to decreased speech intelligibility: Perceptual consequences for children with cochlear implants.” Kayla is currently the clinical interventionist for a study examining the use of visuals to scaffold language development in children with Down syndrome and a research team member with the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Outcomes Study.