Kaytlin Jesse Kerrigan

Kaytlin Jesse Kerrigan

SaLT

Hello my name is Kaytlin
 
I am a qualified Speech and Language Therapist from Cape Town, South Africa. I graduated in 2015 with a BSc in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Cape Town (RSA). I then went on to complete my community service year at Frere Hospital in East London (RSA) in 2016. I qualified as an Animal Assisted Therapist in 2019 with ELISTA Education. I am a dedicated and compassionate professional who has a broad experience with a diverse range of conditions in both the adult and paediatric populations.
I am a sociable, energetic and friendly individual, I thrive on meeting and getting to know new people. My interpersonal skills make me a good communicator, which enables me to work well with people of all ages. I have a passion for children and working with them. I believe that each child should be treated as an individual with the utmost care and respect in order to help facilitate them in achieving their dreams and goals. I thoroughly enjoy working with and being a part of a multi-disciplinary team, working together to ensure the utmost care is given to each and every child.
I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the WordsFirst team working with like minded, passionate professionals. I love how WordsFirst works closely together as an MDT in order to ensure hoistic care.
‘My partner’ and all round sidekick (best friend) is Lily – She is a little Jack Russell who has traveled the world along with me. When we aren’t working you’ll find us outside at the beach, grabbing a coffee, playing ball or with our noses in a good book.
 
A book that has had a major impact on my life is ‘Oh the places you’ll go” by Dr.Suess I love this book because it reminds me of the the importance of seizing new opportunities, keeping an open-mind, and trying new things. I’ve certainly learnt that life is one huge adventure, jam-packed with unexpected twists and turns.