843.662.7802153 E. NB Baroody St. Florence, SC
Pee Dee Speech and Hearing

Celly Padgett Kahn

Executive Director

Celeste “Celly” Padgett Kahn is a life-long resident of Florence, SC. She is delighted to be a part of the team at Pee Dee Speech & Hearing in order to have an impact on the lives of the people in her hometown. She joined Pee Dee Speech & Hearing in 2019 as marketing director and quickly initiated a re-branding campaign to refresh the image and awareness of the 50+-year-old agency.

Upon getting to know the Center and the valuable role it plays in the community, she was impressed by the agency’s rich history of community involvement; specifically, that it was founded by Florence business and civic leaders to improve the lives of children and adults suffering from hearing and speech disabilities.

“There are few things as important as being able to communicate: as understanding and being understood,” Kahn said. “Through language we connect to the world around us and come to know our families and our community. Without the ability to hear and speak we are at risk of feeling isolated and lonely. I want people to hear the voices of the people they love and the world in action around them. I’m proud to work with people who so lovingly and professionally introduce clients of all ages, from the newborn infants to great-grandparents, to the joys of connectedness through hearing and speech.”

Kahn’s professional experience includes more than 25 years in local advertising and marketing.

Kristin White, MS ,CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kristin White joined Pee Dee Speech and Hearing Center in November 2016. She moved to Florence from Greenville, North Carolina, where she received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from East Carolina University. She currently holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence through The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), the national professional credentialing organization for speech language pathologists. Kristin is VitalStim therapy certified and specializes in dysphagia. She has treated and evaluated individuals with hearing impairments, dysarthria, dysphagia, apraxia of speech, articulation and phonological disorders, language disorders, fluency disorders, traumatic brain injuries, aphasia, autism spectrum disorder, tracheostomies, tongue thrust, and craniofacial anomalies. Her clinical interests include early intervention, school age articulation/phonology, craniofacial disorders, and pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.