Natalie Kimmelman received her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from New York University and her B.A. from Columbia University. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), her New York State Speech-Language Pathology license, and her certificate as a Teacher of Speech and Language Disabilities (TSLD).
During her years at the Rebecca School, as well as in private practice, Natalie has worked with young children and adolescents with mild to severe Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD-NOS), Developmental Apraxia of Speech (DAS/CAS), Fragile X Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, and other global developmental delays.
Through her work at a pediatric private practice and sensory gym, Natalie continues to specialize in addressing language and articulation delays, phonological disorders, social/pragmatic deficits, auditory processing disorders, apraxia, and oral-motor difficulties.
Natalie is trained in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) technique, DIR-Floortime, and oral-motor therapy techniques. She also has experience treating pediatric feeding disorders using a language- and sensory-based approach.
On a personal note, Natalie grew up with a wonderful younger brother with autism. Thus, she is very aware of the unique challenges and rewards of having a family member with special needs, and is well-versed in much of the current news and research in the field. Natalie is passionate about combining evidence-based practice, creative play, and engaging activities to foster growth, and about working with children and families together to achieve speech and language goals.