Area of Expertise
Social problem solving
Speech Language Pathologists can help improve social skills for everyday functions such as social play, emotions, communication, and group skills. Social skills training targets conversational skills, collaborative problem-solving strategies, nonverbal communication and greetings, and perspective taking.
Social skills training helps clients to learn to interpret the subtle cues in social interactions so that they can determine how to respond in variety of different situations. Consequently, when people improve their social skills, they will likely raise their self-esteem. Clients have the opportunity to practice new skills in individual or small group therapy sessions.
“Everyone has something
Something good and something tough
When your Something becomes challenging
You’ll find you’re smart enough.”
–Sarah Kesty (Everyone Has Something. Together We Can.)
Kim has given me tools and strategies to prioritize tasks, organize projects, and adhere to deadlines. Her ability to analyze and address clients' needs are unparalleled.Adult Client
Middle school disorganization was wrecking havoc on my daughter's grades and even worse, her self esteem. My attempts to help failed, but Kim's gentle yet direct approach empowered my daughter and gave her the confidence and strategies she needed to become a successful, more organized student.Angela
Going to speech therapy not only improved my speech but also my self confidence.The therapy could be frustrating and difficult at times but it was super helpful. Whenever I'm able to express my thoughts verbally without having to repeat myself, I think about my therapy. I'm super glad I went and would recommend Kim Hughes to anyone who has problems speaking clearly. She is very engaging and caring and can work with people of all ages.Josh
We love having our son work with Kim! She's helped all of us manage his speech, ADHD, executive function, and other issues in positive ways that have brought our family together. Always prepared with a purposeful lesson, Kim shares books, games, and other resources generously, too--so the learning can go further at home. If something comes up during the week that we'd like or need to address in the session, Kim is so well versed and flexible that she can come up with an appropriate lesson right on the spot. We are extremely lucky we were introduced to her and highly, highly recommend her--especially if your child's issues involve speech and other conditions like ADHD.Elissa and David
When we came to Kim, we were desperate as we watched our daughter's growing frustration both in and out of the classroom as she struggled with core issues related to sensory concerns, reading comprehension, phonemic awareness and focus. Kim was able to hone in on exactly what strategies our daughter needed to help her succeed. The results have been transformational. Kim’s deep appreciation for the individuality of my child and her willingness to tailor her lessons and strategies to my daughter's individual learning style has made time with her a welcome addition to her schedule. And Kim’s love of her chosen career and joy in watching her student’s success is infectious. My entire family recommends her highly!Jennifer