Director of Feeding and Nutrition, Certified Lactation Consultant
Kristin Faulkner, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a certified speech language pathologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of children with feeding disorders. Using strategies developed over more than 20 years of practice, Kristin works closely with families, as well as a team of providers including occupational therapists, physical therapists, and dietitians to promote safe feedings for the child and enjoyable mealtimes for the entire family. Kristin’s experiences include working at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois, developing the current feeding program at Easter Seals, and visiting homes and schools to promote successful feeding for children. Kristin’s experience has included working with a wide variety of children including children transitioning from g-tube feedings to oral feedings, children on the autism spectrum, as well as “picky eaters.” Kristin has had the opportunity to publicly speak regarding pediatric feeding at the local level as well as through Illinois State University. Kristin is currently involved and has held past board positions through the Peoria Area Speech and Hearing Association (PASHA). She became certified as a Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC) in 2021 in order to further support breastfeeding mothers/infants in central Illinois.