Kimberly Scanlon is a New Jersey licensed speech language pathologist and is nationally certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). An innovative thinker and passionate therapist, Kimberly created a unique practice driven by compassion, integrity, and best practice.
Providing speech therapy services for almost a decade and earning three ACE awards from ASHA for continuing education, Kimberly is one of the most experienced and well educated speech language pathologist in the area.
In 2007, she began her speech therapy career at Clara Maass Medical Center. Kimberly assessed and treated inpatients and outpatients from preschoolers to geriatric adults with speech, language, voice, fluency, swallowing and cognitive disorders. Working in an acute environment allowed Kimberly to collaborate with medical doctors, nurses, physical and occupational therapists as well as other speech language pathologists. Kimberly moved on to work at Alpine Public School where she designed therapy programs and treated students from Kindergarten to 8th grade. She further enhanced her skills working per diem at various skilled nursing facilities, local private practices and several early intervention providers for the state of New Jersey.
Looking to provide highly individualized speech therapy, Kimberly formed Scanlon Speech Therapy in 2011. As a result Scanlon Speech Therapy is client-centered, focusing on the whole person and whole family. Kimberly takes great pride in training parents and caregivers and includes them in the therapeutic process. This is evident in both her services and products.
Scanlon Speech Therapy focuses on quality not quantity. As a client you are not a number. You are a person, an individual.
Kimberly strives to make meaningful improvements in a person’s life. Each client deserves careful attention.
Scanlon Speech Therapy welcomes and embraces clients who are self-motivated or have the needed familial support to succeed.
If you would like to read more about how Kimberly has helped families, please see her testimonial page.
WHEN YOU CHOOSE SCANLON SPEECH THERAPY, YOU CHOOSE THE BEST
Drawing from her extensive experience, Kimberly has the knowledge and skill set to serve the needs of her clients.
Kimberly believes that parents know their child best. They play a special role in their child’s development. This is why she not only actively includes parents in the process, but creates products to empower them at home.
Kimberly writes books because she wants to extend her knowledge beyond individual sessions. Being naturally creative, she found the creation process therapeutic and inspiring.
In 2012, Kimberly wrote her first book, My Toddler Talks, which is now a top selling speech therapy guide for parents, educators, and fellow speech language pathologists. This is also a highly recommended resource to those who are new to the early intervention setting. Her second book, an interactive picture book, titled Learning to Read is a Ball is a toddler and preschool favorite!
Kimberly is an active member of the following organizations:
- American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)
- American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA)
- New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association (NJSHA)
- The Hanen Centre
- Certified in It Takes Two to Talk® – Hanen Program® – for Parents of Children with Language Delays
- Certified in More Than Words® – Hanen Program® – for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- The Institute of Language and Phonology
- Certified in Compton P-ESL accent modification program
- Kimberly has written articles and been interviewed by the following well-known companies and organizations:
- ASHAsphere, the official blog of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association
- Advance Speech and Hearing
- The Student Doctor Network
ADDITIONAL EXPERTISE AND TRAINING
- Char Boshart’s articulation and oral sensory and motor placement techniques for speech (e.g.” Solutions From Capability to Carryover)
- Pam Marshalla’s articulation and oral sensory motor placement techniques for speech (e.g. Lateral and Frontal Lisps).
- Christine Risuccia’s articulation and speech sound disorders techniques (e.g. The Entire World of R, Frontal and Lateral Lisp Disorders and Early Developing Sounds)
- Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson’s oral motor intervention for articulation and feeding
- Specially trained by the Montreal Fluency Centre in the Lidcombe Program and experienced in offering the Camperdown Program to treat stuttering
- Kristin Chmela’s Communicative Training Skills for parents of preschoolers who stutter
- Sarah Ward’s Executive Function Training
- Lively Letters, a reading program that turns abstract letters and sounds into lively, colorful characters
- Three time recipient of ASHA’s Award for Continuing Education (ACE)
- This award is a formal recognition of professionals who have demonstrated their commitment to lifelong learning by earning 7.0 CEUs (70 contact hours) within a 36 month period
- Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University
- Master of Arts in Communication Disorders from Montclair State University
Kimberly is a life-long resident of Bergen County and a graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy. She lives in Ramsey with her husband, their delightful daughter and their chocolate Labrador Retriever. Kimberly divides her time between being a mother, a hands-on-therapist, and a writer. In her spare time she likes to draw and paint and attempt yoga.