Meet the 2016 SLP of the Year-Keleigh J. Sabourin!

Growing up, Keleigh spent time talking with adults and assisting the Activity Director at a family owned Rest Home.  The experience was so positive that she received just as much joy and contentment as the residents.  Keleigh introduced "Pet Therapy" to the residents, which was a success story in itself.  Keleigh was chosen as the first place winner of her high school Science Fair competition by providing evidence that weekly pet therapy brought down the blood pressure of older adults significantly.

After earning a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 1993, Keleigh completed her CFY in a hospital setting, working with both children and adults.  In 1994 she was hired as a substitute SLP in the Bristol-Warren Regional School District. Keleigh felt so fortunate to have so much support in her first school setting.  She will always remember her Bristol-Warren friends, who made her feel so welcome from the first day she entered the building.  Keleigh has also worked in the Cranston Public Schools and the ESY program in the Jamestown School.

For the past 18 years Keleigh has been working at the North Kingstown School District.  Currently working at the Stony Lane Elementary School, Keleigh feels so grateful to be working with such a supportive staff and talented Speech-Language Pathologists.  Keleigh as been a member of RISHA and ASHA since her graduation from URI.  Also a long-time member of the RISHA Schools Committee, Keleigh currently co-chairs the committee with a URI graduate friend, Lynn Feldman.