Kyle Pelkey, M.S., CCC-SLP
Virtual Programs Co-Coordinator

 

Kyle decided to pursue a career as a speech-language pathologist after meeting fellow people who stutter through the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Stuttering Association, a group he later went on to lead for three years. As someone who stutters himself, Kyle believes we can all improve our communicative abilities alongside our own unique challenges.

Kyle received a Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania. At the Chmela Fluency Center, Kyle provides assessment and treatment for clients of all ages with stuttering or other fluency disorders, and also serves individuals with other speech and language needs.  His prior experiences include working in a pediatric outpatient clinic focusing on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, and a variety of other special needs as well as both inpatient and outpatient clinics with adults recovering from strokes, traumatic brain injuries, and other medical conditions. During his time at Misericordia, Kyle presented fluency research focusing on neural-imaging studies utilizing near-infrared spectroscopy at both state and national conferences. Kyle is forever grateful for the relationship with his mentors Dr. Glen Tellis, Kristin Chmela, and Dr. Erik Raj, as they have facilitated his evolution as a communicator and clinician. Kyle attended Camp Shout Out as a graduate student, served as a facilitator's assistant for the Virtual Camp Program in 2020, and Co-Directed the Camp Shout Out Community Connections virtual program in 2020-2021. Aside from his work as a speech-language pathologist, Kyle enjoys camping, fishing, golfing, NASCAR racing, and spending time with family and friends.