CONGRATULATIONS KIMBERLY ERICKSON, MS, CCC-SLP, WDP!

Congratulations to Kimberly Erickson, MS, CCC-SLP, WDP, for graduating from the Apraxia Kids Intensive Training Institute (Apraxia Boot Camp)!

I am a certified speech-language pathologist with nearly 30 years of professional experience. I am also a mother to my beautifully brave daughter who was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) as a young child. Together, we have been on this journey for many years now.

I earned my Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. For many years and most recently, I have served children in an educational setting. In addition to my pediatric experience, I have also worked with adults in acute care, subacute care, and rehabilitation settings.

I have a special interest, passion, and devotion in serving children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). My personal and professional experiences with CAS led me to pursue specialized education and training through the Apraxia Kids organization and Child Apraxia Treatment—a program of the Once Upon a Time Foundation. Having completed this training, I am now Recognized by Apraxia Kids for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Additionally, in an effort to support the literacy needs of children with speech sound disorders, I pursued training in Wilson Reading System through The University of Utah Reading Clinic and completed certification to become a Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner (WDP).

Over the years, I have taken many hours of professional development courses related to Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) in an effort to give my daughter a voice. Beautifully Said Speech Therapy was born with a hope to share not only what I have learned as an SLP mom of a child with CAS but also as a professional expert who can deliver evidence-based speech/language and reading services to children in my community.

 

Kimberly offers services in Riverton, Utah.

Check out Kimberly’s Apraxia Kids SLP Directory Listing to learn more.

 

Apraxia Kids: What are the top 3 things you learned from this training experience?
Kimberly: 1) I learned the importance of critical thinking when reviewing and reading information in research journals, on websites, and on other media platforms. 2) I better understand how to structure a therapy session using the Principles of Motor Learning (PML). 3) I better understand the diagnostic indicators of CAS and the assessment tools available.

 

Apraxia Kids: How did the boot camp experience change or expand your network of colleagues/friends?
Kimberly: I was impressed and inspired as I learned more about and from both the mentors and fellow boot campers. I loved learning from so many that are passionate about improving speech therapy services for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

 

Apraxia Kids: How have you implemented the knowledge you gained at boot camp?
Kimberly: I am implementing the knowledge I gained at boot camp as I refine my assessment protocol. I have a better understanding of the diagnostic indicators of CAS and the assessment tools that are available when making a differential diagnosis.

 

Apraxia Kids: What is an example of how you have been able to (or plan to) use your expertise as a local resource/support for other professionals and/or families since attending the intensive training?
Kimberly: I am so excited to be implementing the knowledge I gained at boot camp in my newly established private practice. Boot camp gave me the confidence I needed to take the leap.

 

Apraxia Kids: What would you say to someone considering applying to boot camp next round?
Kimberly: Boot camp was intense and challenging but helped me grow professionally in a way I never could have otherwise! If you love Childhood Apraxia of Speech, definitely apply! I am so happy to join a community of professionals who are dedicated and passionate about what they do!

Congratulations to Kimberly Erickson, MS, CCC-SLP, WDP, for graduating from the Apraxia Kids Intensive Training Institute (Apraxia Boot Camp)!

I am a certified speech-language pathologist with nearly 30 years of professional experience. I am also a mother to my beautifully brave daughter who was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) as a young child. Together, we have been on this journey for many years now.

I earned my Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. For many years and most recently, I have served children in an educational setting. In addition to my pediatric experience, I have also worked with adults in acute care, subacute care, and rehabilitation settings.

I have a special interest, passion, and devotion in serving children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). My personal and professional experiences with CAS led me to pursue specialized education and training through the Apraxia Kids organization and Child Apraxia Treatment—a program of the Once Upon a Time Foundation. Having completed this training, I am now Recognized by Apraxia Kids for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Additionally, in an effort to support the literacy needs of children with speech sound disorders, I pursued training in Wilson Reading System through The University of Utah Reading Clinic and completed certification to become a Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner (WDP).

Over the years, I have taken many hours of professional development courses related to Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) in an effort to give my daughter a voice. Beautifully Said Speech Therapy was born with a hope to share not only what I have learned as an SLP mom of a child with CAS but also as a professional expert who can deliver evidence-based speech/language and reading services to children in my community.

 

Kimberly offers services in Riverton, Utah.

Check out Kimberly’s Apraxia Kids SLP Directory Listing to learn more.

 

Apraxia Kids: What are the top 3 things you learned from this training experience?
Kimberly: 1) I learned the importance of critical thinking when reviewing and reading information in research journals, on websites, and on other media platforms. 2) I better understand how to structure a therapy session using the Principles of Motor Learning (PML). 3) I better understand the diagnostic indicators of CAS and the assessment tools available.

 

Apraxia Kids: How did the boot camp experience change or expand your network of colleagues/friends?
Kimberly: I was impressed and inspired as I learned more about and from both the mentors and fellow boot campers. I loved learning from so many that are passionate about improving speech therapy services for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

 

Apraxia Kids: How have you implemented the knowledge you gained at boot camp?
Kimberly: I am implementing the knowledge I gained at boot camp as I refine my assessment protocol. I have a better understanding of the diagnostic indicators of CAS and the assessment tools that are available when making a differential diagnosis.

 

Apraxia Kids: What is an example of how you have been able to (or plan to) use your expertise as a local resource/support for other professionals and/or families since attending the intensive training?
Kimberly: I am so excited to be implementing the knowledge I gained at boot camp in my newly established private practice. Boot camp gave me the confidence I needed to take the leap.

 

Apraxia Kids: What would you say to someone considering applying to boot camp next round?
Kimberly: Boot camp was intense and challenging but helped me grow professionally in a way I never could have otherwise! If you love Childhood Apraxia of Speech, definitely apply! I am so happy to join a community of professionals who are dedicated and passionate about what they do!



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