Hello there! Welcome to Koning Speech & Language Services.
My name is Hillary and I am a wife, mother, and speech-language pathologist in Lafayette, California. I grew up in this town, and after 15 years in the Pacific Northwest, decided to come home. I work with children of all ages, from late-talking toddlers to high school students with executive function deficits.
I have been working in speech-language pathology for nearly 15 years. I have a bachelors degree in Psychology and Spanish from Willamette University. I earned my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Portland State University. My previous clinical experience includes both clinical and school settings, and my training includes DIR/Floortime, ABA treatment, Ages and Stages feeding and swallowing management, EmPOWER writing, executive dysfunction intensives, auditory processing training, Kaufman Speech training, and Hanen certification. Previous speaking engagements have included: Preschool Language Development, Working with Culturally- and Linguistically-Diverse families, Therapy with Adopted Learners, and Building a Literacy Foundation in School-Age Children. My therapy approach uses best practices based in research and your child's detailed assessment results to develop a fun, engaging process that helps build your child's skills and self-esteem.
I am California-licensed and maintain my Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech and Hearing Association. I have also completed a post-graduate professional certification (autism specialist) in Autism Spectrum Disorders at UC Davis.
In my spare time, I love to read and to travel. My family keeps me laughing, and my long runs on the weekends refocus and reenergize my spirit. I enjoy leading my team of SLPs at Koning Speech and Language Services, and utilizing my professional training to best serve you and your child's unique needs.