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Kelly Kirby Shotts M.S.Ed., CCC-SLP

Owner, Speech Therapist, Apraxia Specialist

Kelly graduated with her master's degree from Old Dominion university and has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for 5 years. In 2022, Kelly pursued her dream of opening her own private practice, Resolute Therapy Collaborative. 

Early in her career, Kelly noticed a trend in the field of speech therapy: the scope of practice is so broad, it can be difficult for parents to find a therapist for their child with enough training and expertise to help support a complex communication need such as childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) or gestalt language processing (GLP). 


To combat the difficulties parents face with finding the right fit speech therapist for their child, Kelly solely services children with needs within her specialty areas: late talkers, speech sound disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, gestalt language processing, and AAC. In doing so, Kelly can guarantee the highest level of service and parents can rest assured that their provider is well qualified and knowledgeable in the communication difficulty their child is experiencing.​

Kelly has completed countless post-graduate training hours in the area of childhood apraxia of speech. Kelly is recognized by Apraxia Kids and the Childhood Apraxia Treatment Foundation for having the knowledge, training, and skills set for evaluating and treating apraxia of speech effectively. Kelly is a PROMPT trained speech therapist and has completed the advanced training for Dynamic Temporal Tactile Cueing (DTTC).

Kelly is a neurodiversity affirming provider making her an excellent fit for working with autistic children. Kelly has completed additional training in gestalt language processing. She is knowledgeable about gaining funding for children to receive speech generating devices who are non-speaking. Kelly believes understanding sensory regulation is imperative to successful speech therapy sessions with autistic children and received the Sensory Certificate for the SLP.

At Resolute Therapy Collaborative, we understand that children learn best through PLAY!


We place relationship building between the clients and their families first and foremost. During therapy sessions, parents should expect that we will mask our hard work in fun, functional, and playful scenarios to make the best progress!​


Kelly is a neurodiversity affirming therapist. ​


Click here to learn more about what it means to be a neurodiversity affirming therapist, play based therapy, and child-led sessions!


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