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Speech-Language Pathologist in Hillsboro, OR

Amber Carini, MA CCC-SLP

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Speech and language services in your home.
Beaverton, Hillsboro, Portland.
I am a pediatric speech-language pathologist with a passion for making communication *fun* and meaningful for kids and families. I work in your home or natural community settings for maximal convenience, comfort, and generalization of skills. I believe that therapy should be something to kids look forward to and goals should be tailored around your concerns and needs as a family.

Contact me for a free, casual chat about your concerns anytime.

Not sure your child has a communication need? I would be happy to do a free screening.

Not sure you can afford in-home therapy? As an experienced professional in the educational setting, I am starting a new private practice in the area, so I have competitive rates.


Special experience and interest in: mild to severe speech sound disorders, language disorders, speech and language delay, parent coaching, autism spectrum disorder, challenging behaviors, alternative and augmentative communication (PECS, speech generating devices, etc.), complex communication needs, functional communication.
Bio
Hello families on the Westside! My name is Amber Carini, and I'm a pediatric speech-language pathologist. I live in Hillsboro (Orenco area) and am living my dream of being able to help families and kids improve their communication skills in the comfort of their own homes after years of working in educational settings.

I am the kind of therapist who believes that FUN and motivation are critical to helping kids improve their skills. That said, you won't often see me sitting at a table, clinically moving through flash cards! Moving around, playing, and engaging are what it's all about--and are often more effective ways of improving a child's communication skills and self esteem about their abilities.

When I'm not working with kids and nerding out on speech, language, development, and the brain, I can be found wandering the Orenco area with my funny little poodle mix, running, hiking, cooking, and reading.

I moved to the area in July 2015, and don't think I'll ever leave. I look forward to being a greater part of the area's community of families in the future.
Practice Areas
 Speech-Language Therapy  English as a Second Language  Speech Sound Disorders
 Apraxia  Language-Based Learning Disabilities  Stuttering
 Autism Spectrum Disorders  Learning Disabilities  Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke
 Child Speech/Language Disorders  Mental Health and Speech Issues  Voice Disorders
 Developmental Delays  Motor Speech Disorders
Certifications
 ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP)  Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (State)
Education/Training
MA Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences, San Diego State University
Assistive Technology Applications, Certificate, California State University, Northridge
MA English, Mills College
BA English, University of California, Berkeley
Memberships
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association member
Oregon Speech-Language-Hearing Association member
License:CCC-SLP, OR License #015535