Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Science: Pennsylvania State University Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA Pennsylvania State License in Speech/Language Pathology PDE Instructional Level 2 Teaching Certification

Kelly Carbutt, MS, CCC-SLP/L

Hi everyone and welcome to my Speech and Language school page!  I am currently a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Vanguard Elementary School and have been working here since 2015.  I love working at Vanguard and being a part of such an amazing team of teachers, specialists, students, and parents.  I believe working collaboratively as a multi-disciplinary team is what helps our students thrive and succeed!

I received both my Bachelors Degree and Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Penn State University.   I worked under a grant in graduate school specifically designed for training me how to work with students with complex communication needs; utilizing Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems, programming devices specifically for students, and how to improve overall functional communication skills.  Through work with this grant, my love and passion for working with students with complex communication needs (i.e., students with Autism, CAS, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc.) grew.

I graduated grad school in 2012 and have been working as an SLP ever since.  I have worked in several environments such as the public-school system, private practices, and specialized schools such as Vanguard. I am a certified member of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  I also hold my Instructional Level 2 Teachers Certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 

I look forward to working with all of you and getting to know your children this school year!  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.