Kim Santaite M.S. CCC-SLP

Kim Santaite is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has experience working with children of all ages and their families in the home and in a multidisciplinary clinic. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and a speech-language pathology state license in California and New Jersey. Kim received her B.S. in communicative disorders and her M.S. in speech-language pathology as part of the University of Rhode Island’s accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s degree program.

 

Kim has served children from infancy through early adolescence including those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, learning disabilities, ADHD and global developmental delays. Her scope of practice includes assessing and treating children with delays/disorders in the areas of receptive and expressive language, speech sound production (articulation, phonology, dysarthria, apraxia), social communication/pragmatics, voice, and fluency.

 

She has provided individual and group therapy with infants, toddlers and their families in a center-based Early Intervention (EI) program as well as in home and daycare centers through the NJ EI System. Kim believes family involvement is crucial to the success of a child’s speech and language development. Kim has coordinated and lead It Takes Two to Talk®, a world-renowned parent training early language intervention program developed by the Hanen Centre. She is especially passionate about empowering families by giving them the skills and confidence to facilitate their child’s language development during everyday interactions.

 

In order to gain a deeper understanding of her clients’ needs, Kim has received advanced training in Sensory Integration through the University of Southern California (USC). She believes in the importance of taking the ‘whole child’ into account by addressing their individual sensory needs in order to communicate to the best of their ability.

 

Kim is trained and specializes in the following:

  • PROMPT Technique
  • It Takes Two to Talk®- Hanen Program (parent training program for young children with expressive and receptive language delay)
  • Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP- AAC approach to facilitate functional spontaneous communication in children with autism and motor speech disorders)
  • Melodic Based Communication Therapy (MBCT- uses melody and rhythm to elicit verbal communication in children with autism)
  • Sensory Integration Theory & Treatment (SI- Dr. A. Jean Ayres)

 

Kim is so grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact on a child’s life every day! In her spare time, she enjoys hot yoga and relaxing on the beach.

Our Specialties

In today’s busy society, on location therapy provides therapy and all its benefits conveniently in your home, no travel required. All care is individualized and highly personal in order to meet your unique needs and goals.

Articulation Disorders

Language Disorders

Oral-Motor Difficulties

Resonance/Voice Disorder

Aphasia

Dysphagia/Swallowing Disorders

Auditory Processing

Phonological Disorder

Fluency/Stuttering Disorders

Dysarthria

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders

Social/Pragmatic Disorders

Early Intervention

Accent Reduction

Apraxia

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