Dawn E. Baumgarten, MS, MA, SLP

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    Job Title :
    Speech Language Pathologist

    Areas of Treatment :
    treatment for language & speech impairment including functional communication, social skills, alternative augmentative communication (AAC use), articulation & phonology

    Specialties :
    Speech Pathologists

    Hospital Affiliation :
    Cornell Rehab, Bethesda Memorial Hospital of Palm Beach, Florida

    Practice Name :
    Palm Beach School for Autism

    Location :
    Lake Worth, 33467 United States of America

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    Years in Practice :

    Description of Practice :

    She specializes in facilitating functional communication for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with an emphasis on total communication support utilizing visuals, augmentative communication and behavioral techniques. Her goal is to help children express their needs, wants and knowledge through a multi-sensory approach.

    Areas of Expertise :
    Academic, Elementary School Based SLP

    Education/Degree :
    Master of Science in Communication Disorders & Sciences at Southern Illinois University

    Year Graduated :

    Internships :
    Graduate SLP Hospital Clinician at Bethesda Memorial & Graduate School based SLP for Palm Beach School District

    Board Certification :
    Florida, Department of Heath Speech Language Pathologist

    Faculty Appointments :

    • Monthly Training Seminars for Parent Information and Education

    How do you try to make a difference in the lives of your patients?
    Speech Language Pathologist for school-aged children with Autism

    Professional Society Memberships :
    American Speech-Language Hearing Association, International Association of Health Care Professionals, International Honors Society

    Professional Affiliations :
    Palm Beach School for Autism

    Honors and Awards :

    • Top SLP of Boynton Beach County (2012,IAHCP)
    • Honors for Masters of Science (2008)
    • Mark & Sue Ashley Scholarship (2008 for outstanding graduate student)
    • Saluki Scholarship (2007 for Academic Achievement)
    • Merits for Masters of Arts (2003 Royal Holloway, University of London)
    • Distinction for Masters of Arts & Literature (2002 St. Andrews, Scotland)
    • Training certificate for Applied Behavior Analysis (2005, Reaching Potentials)
    • Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (New World Teachers, 1999)

    Teaching and Speaking :

    I am part of integrative pro-active team supporting the education and social/communicative enhancement of individual with Autism, including multiple fund-raising activities, teacher and parent trainings supported by the Palm Beach School for Autism.

    Research Interests :

    Functional approach to assessing and treating autism spectrum disorders and ensuing communicative, sensory, psychological & social-emotional impairments, differential diagnostics among pervasive developmental disorders, effective alternative & augmentation use to enhance language expression, concomitant factors affecting autism, communication & attention, multi-sensory and multi disciplinarian approaches to treatment.

    Philanthropic Initiatives :

    Surfers for Autism and fund-raising activities for Palm Beach School for Autism.

    Attributes Success To:

    Ability to accept that individuals experience and communicate their reality in many different ways, with ours just being the most conventional. Her job is to help provide an environment in which children with autism can engage in natural communication skills so they can express themselves functionally and socially. Her job is also to advocate for individuals with communication disorders, their right of expressing and sharing their unique perspectives and gifts while bridging a means to everyday communication.

    Languages :
    Basic Hungarian

    Place of Birth :
    Dupage County, Illinois

    Gender :

    Favorite Medical Journal :
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

    Favorite Vacation Place :
    Budapest, Hungary

    Hobbies/Sports :
    Snorkeling, scuba diving, Kayaking & paddle-boarding, weight-training, cycling, yoga, dance, reading

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