In short, I’ve been surrounded by people who pushed me, challenged me, made me laugh, made me better, and made me happy. This is my goal as I interact with others….to push, challenge, inspire and bring joy. I try to apply the same skill set of persistence, courage, and sense of adventure from my athletic training, skydiving, marathon and obstacle course racing, legislative work, and mission trips to my work with individuals from the autistic and autism communities. Let’s continue to learn, grow, and expand options together!!
Tamara Kasper, MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA, is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist who has treated children with challenging behavior since 1990, specializing in children with autism since 1995. Tamara’s commitment to the children she serves led her to pursue treatment methods outside the field of Speech-Language Pathology. She has advanced training in Nancy Kaufman’s strategies for apraxia of speech and partnered with Nancy to create The K&K Sign to Talk Materials. She has advanced training in Applied Behavior Analysis/Applied Verbal Behavior and under the mentorship of renowned Behavior Analyst Dr. Vincent Carbone and his protégé she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Tamara is a frequently invited international lecturer, enthusiastically sharing intervention techniques that build functional verbal behavior, social communication skills and combine social skills training with physical training. She has lectured and treated individuals across the United States and Canada as well as in Ethiopia, Senegal, Greece, Germany, England, Ireland, and other countries. She is a past recipient of WISHA’s Clinical Achievement Award.