Kristen Land


Board Certified & Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist


  • University of South Carolina – Bachelor of Science in Public Health
  • South Carolina State University – Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Licenses & Certificates:

  • Licensed to practice in the state of South Carolina
  • Received Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Work History:

During my graduate studies, I worked in pediatric settings including private practice and the public school system. Since starting at Young Talkers, I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations including: speech sound disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, Apraxia, Autism, and AAC.

Specialized Training:

Apraxia Kids National Conference 2021 & 2022
The Apraxia Kids National Conference is a conference on the speech, language, learning, and life needs of children with Apraxia. The National Conference brings together parents, professionals, educators, and others who are seeking the most up-to-date and in-depth learning opportunities available.

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders – Knowledge, Consultation, Evaluation, Treatment
Orofacial Myology is a field specializing in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of orofacial myofunctional disorders. It is an exercise-based treatment modality assessing and addressing rest posture problems and orofacial dysfunctions. This holistic approach treats the whole body by working with the muscles of the face, tongue, mouth, and jaw to create symmetry, balance, and proper oral habits. This course is an overview of oromyofunctional disorders and the effect of oral postures and function on the whole body. Emphasis is placed on the relation between oral postures and speech, eating, sleeping, breathing, and dentition. Participants learned how to assess and treat a variety of oromyofunctional disorders including tongue and lip ties, inappropriate tongue resting position, thumb sucking, tongue thrust, and more.

Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)
Participants defined the role of readiness to learn and shared focus in the implementation of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They explained the importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity, and examined the use of a form/function profile as well as an interest inventory for use with children with ASD.

Childhood Apraxia Of Speech: Kaufman Methods For Evaluation And Treatment (KSLP ©)
The Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) is an evidenced-based evaluation and treatment method for childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), other speech-sound disorders, and expressive language development. These methods shape a child’s best approximation of words toward full adult forms, and then into functional, expressive, and social language. It implements the principles of motor learning and the principles of establishing, improving, or eliminating speech and language behaviors.

Welcome to Young Talkers!

Our mission is to provide quality speech-language and feeding therapy services to the pediatric and adult population in order to enhance their verbal/non-verbal communication and feeding skills. We accomplish this by identifying concerns through specialized evaluations and the development of goals to meet the needs of the patient and the family.