Caroline Skidmore, M.S. CCC-SLP
Caroline Skidmore is a Speech-Language Pathologist who began her clinical career in 1996. Caroline received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology with an Early Childhood Special Education endorsement from the University of Oregon. She is certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and licensed by the state of Oregon.
Caroline has focused her career exclusively on children. She has participated in a variety of post-graduate training programs including the Hanen Parent Training Program, PROMPT, Relationship Development Intervention, DIR/Floor Time, Pivitol Response Training, and the Social Thinking Curriculum.
Caroline has operated Skidmore Speech and Language Services, LLC in Bend since 2002. Prior to starting her own practice, Caroline worked for the Hearing and Speech Institute/ Artz Institute in Portland, Oregon and Clackamas County Early Intervention program. Throughout her career, Caroline has enjoyed working closely with families and other professionals to provide a “whole child” treatment model.
Stephanie Wilhite, M.A. CCC-SLP
Stephanie is an ASHA certified speech language pathologist. She received her B.S. degree in Psychology from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California and subsequently her M.A. degree in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from San Jose State University. Stephanie was the 2005 National NSSLHA Honors Recipient, and earned two bilingual grants during her undergraduate and graduate speech pathology coursework at San Jose State.
Prior to honing her skills to the area of speech language pathology, Stephanie worked as a behavioral therapist for 6 years contracting with a large school district in San Jose, CA. Before moving to Bend, OR, she worked with Hamaguchi and Associates, a private pediatric speech language pathology clinic in the San Francisco Bay Area. Stephanie has also worked in home health settings with adults who present with complications from stroke, traumatic brain injury, and degenerative neurologic diseases.
Stephanie has experience working with children with auditory processing disorders, articulation disorders, social thinking/pragmatic language/social skills difficulties (children on the autism spectrum), early childhood language disorders and apraxia.
Stephanie Keith, M.S., CCC-SLP
Stephanie is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist excited to have found her way home to central Oregon. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and her masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she was awarded a scholarship from the Montreal League for the Hard of Hearing.
Stephanie has a special interest in working with deaf and hard of hearing clients. Her experience includes a stint at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center in Washington, D.C., working with deaf and hard of hearing students at the elementary and secondary levels, and a year spent at the Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center in Seattle.
Stephanie has devoted the majority of her professional time treating childhood speech and language disorders. She enjoys finding activities that motivate children while targeting speech and language goals through play and fun!
Stephanie continues to participate in continuing education workshops and trainings to prepare her to better serve her clients. She has completed trainings in PROMPT, the Social Thinking Curriculum, and Pivotal Response Training.
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