Speech Language Pathologist and Augmentiave Communication Specialist
Chris Yensan started working at Victory in August, 2014. He was born in California, but has lived in Oregon, Washington, Texas, Chicago, Baltimore, and Pennsylvania, as well as in the U.K. and the Middle East. He holds a bachelors degree in Anthropology from the University of Maryland and went on to earn his master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the Ohio State University. He currently holds the national Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA and is licensed in the state of Oregon.
Chris has worked in a wide range of settings, including schools, private clinics, skilled nursing facilities and hospitals. Chris has worked with kids of all ages and backgrounds, as well as with a variety of diagnoses, including autism, articulation, language disorders, feeding and swallowing, oral-motor, traumatic brain injury and other cognitive impairments and various syndromes. Chris has a special interest in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and has attended several specialized trainings in this area over the past few years. During his tenure at the Pediatric Rehabilitation and Development wing of Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in Portland, Chris developed and ran the AAC clinic there, including diagnostic and treatment sessions.
In addition to Speech Therapy, Chris also enjoys creating and solving crossword puzzles, writing books for children and adults, and working on his hobby farm, where he and his wife tend to nearly 100 animals, including horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, ducks, and chickens.