Kimberly Robertson SLP, ATACP
Director of Clinical Services
Kimberly received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of the District of Columbia and has completed the Assistive Technology Applications Certification Program at California State University, Northridge. Kimberly now calls sunny San Diego home and brings experience in both the special education school setting as well as the clinic setting. Her extensive experience includes working with children with Autism, developmental delays, hearing loss, and verbally challenged children requiring Augmentative Alternative Communication.
She has training in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), behavior management through Autism Training Solutions, and is Intermediate Level American Sign Language proficient. Kimberly especially enjoys working with young children and their families, focusing on child-led play based therapy to facilitate and enhance communication.
Beth Martin, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP
Beth is both an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and a Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) who specializes in the area of language and literacy development in individuals who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Counseling, Beth completed a second Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders before earning her Master’s of Science in Communication Disorders degree from Western Kentucky University. Beth also completed an advanced graduate certification program in Assistive Technology prior to becoming certified as a RESNA Assistive Technology Professional.
With almost a decade of experience in the field of education and child development, and four years of experience as an SLP, Beth has had experience working with clients ranging in age from infancy to geriatrics. Though she has had the privilege of treating clients with autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, TBI, ADHD, dyslexia, intellectual disabilities, apraxia, selective mutism, and fluency disorders, it was her experience working with individuals with multiple disabilities and/or complex communication deficits that led to the discovery of her passion for providing AAC services designed to meet the unique communication needs of this population. Beth believes that all individuals are capable of communicating and developing literacy skills!
Beth’s clinical expertise in the area of AAC includes assessment; system acquisition and programming; direct treatment; communication partner coaching; and training/consultation for families, educational teams, and clinical teams on both AAC implementation and comprehensive literacy instruction. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the implementation of both low and high-tech symbol-based language systems and is skilled in determining appropriate alternate access methods (i.e.- eye-gaze, partner-assisted scanning, switch activation, etc.) when physical and/or visual impairments present a barrier to effective AAC use.
Tanya Kutukdjian, ATHS/ATSCP
Tanya graduated with a Master’s in Assistive Technology and Human Services from the California State University of Northridge in 2014. She earned her interdisciplinary B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Linguistics, and Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Tanya has over 10 years of experience in the field of Special Education. She has worked with children with special needs in the areas of behavior management, academics, social skills, and speech & language. She has a graduate certificate in Behavior Intervention for Autism through the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She is also experienced with providing services and assessments for assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), pragmatic organization dynamic display (PODD), applied behavior analysis (ABA), response to intervention (RTI), discrete trial training (DTT), and other behavioral therapies. Through her education and experience in the field, Tanya is able to support children, their families, and staff with meeting their needs, using various assistive technology tools.
Nathan Swett, ATACP/ATP
Nathan graduated with his Master’s in Special Education Mild to Moderate from the University of San Diego in 2012. Nathan is also a certified practitioners from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) with a Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program degree (ATACP) and from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) with a Assistive Technology Professional Certification (ATP). Nathan extensive experience includes assistive technology (AT), augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), specialized academic instructional (SAI), response to intervention (RTI), and informal/formal assessments. His thorough understanding of technology and his audio-visual experience allows him to provide creative solutions for individuals with disabilities and schools. The fact that Nathan has overcome learning disabilities himself, gives him personal insight into the struggles of the learning challenged. Nate has his own company sweATech and is also affiliated with Assistive Ware, University of San Diego and Specialized Therapy Services.
Mary Jean-Baptiste serves as a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist. Her role consists of working with students who have a hearing loss on self-advocacy skills, assistive technology, and providing them with strategies necessary to access curriculum.