Kelli Wilms, M.S., CCC-SLP
Clinic Director/Speech-Language Pathologist
Kelli is a Speech-Language Pathologist who provides assessment, intervention, and consultation services to families of young children with communicative disorders. She specializes in early intervention and the complex developmental issues of children with autism spectrum disorders. Kelli completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Communicative Disorders at the University of Redlands in 1993. She continued at the U of R to complete requirements for the Master of Science degree in 1995, with requirements for the state license and ASHA certification completed in 1996. She completed three years of doctoral-level coursework at the University of California, Riverside, with program emphases including autism spectrum disorders, typical and atypical development, and research/training. Kelli gained extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of childhood communicative disorders in a five-year affiliation with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She supplemented that foundation with advanced clinical training in the DIR®/Floortime™ Model developed by Serena Wieder, Ph.D. and the late Stanley Greenspan, M.D. She participated as faculty in ICDL’s DIR Institute and was awarded certification as an “Expert DIR®Floortime™ Provider.” Kelli designed a new graduate seminar, Children with Autism, for the University of Redlands, in January 2000. She instructed the course three times and provided clinical supervision to graduate students in the Communicative Disorders program. Kelli has continued to pursue advanced training in areas including autism, childhood apraxia of speech, reading intervention, and social thinking.