Lights On Learning Academy 

Kellie Henkel MS CCC SLP
Phone: 805 350 1811
                           Email:                              youtube: henkelspeechtherapy
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If you are interested in Speech-Language Services, please Kellie.


1993-1997                                  Loyola College                                      Baltimore

B.S. Speech Language Pathology


1997-1999                                  Vanderbilt University                            Nashville

M.S. Speech Language Pathology




  • PROMPT certified                          Certification completed January 2004
    • Leadership Training                        2 week course completed by Genesis              Leadership in March 2005, Strozzi institute in November 2005, Chiro school
    • ABA Consultant                               Completed all 5 of Dr. Carbone’s Verbal Behavior ABA workshops.


June 2006-May 2013                               Lights On Learning Academy                     Bay Area

Sole-Proprietor & Speech Language Pathologist

  • As a NPA provided IEP Speech Language Services to School Districts in 4 counties (Sonoma, Lake, Solano, Napa). Services included: assessments, individual and group therapy, IEP meetings, AAC Evaluation and treatment to students up to 75 students at one time.  Ages served include:  Preschool, SDC Middle & High School.

January 2001-April 2006                         Communication Matters P.S.                       Bellevue

Director & Speech Language Pathologist

  • Manage and Supervise Office Operations including: scheduling, billing, therapy supervision, leading meetings, training staff and daily problem solving.  Team included 15 Speech Language Pathologists, 2 Occupational Therapists and 4 Support/ Admin staff.
  •      Facilitate assessment, one on one therapy and leading small groups for children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Sensory Integration Disorder, ADHD, etc.
  • Manager of home ABA programs for children with Autism.
  • Facilitator of monthly workshops at Communication Matters offered to therapists, parents in the community on how to teach children with disabilities to communicate.

June 1999-August 2000                           Talk Learn & Communicate                      Seattle

Speech Language Pathologist

  • Assessed & Treated a variety of children with speech and language impairments
  •     Supervised Speech Language/ ABA Assistants and managed a variety of ABA home programs for children with Autism.

June 1989-August 1999                           Children Around the World                     Baltimore

Founder, Director and Sole Teacher

  • Taught hearing and hearing-impaired Children between the ages of 3 to 16 how to sign to music.  Directed this group to perform by signing to music for the following events/ people:  Macy’s Day Parade, Pope’s visit to Baltimore, White House for President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton, Peter Paul & Mary Concert, Marie Osborne, Judy Collins, various local TV stations.

Speech, Language & Behavior Conferences:
  • PROMPT levels 1, 2 & Certification 2004
  • 8 different Verbal Behaviour Workshops led by Dr. Carbone:. 2005  Introduction to Verbal Behaviour November, Parent Workshop November, Consultant/ Advanced Verbal Behaviour Training January, Teaching Verbal Behaviour-Hands On Training for Therapists, Teaching Verbal Behavior in a Classroom Setting, Classroom Instruction & Hands-on Training with Learners 
  • SCERTS Training May 2000 (Barry Prizant) & June 2007 (Emily Ruben)
  • Association Method February & March 2004 through the Dubard School of Mississippi
  • Greenspan Floor Time January 2001.
  • Pivotal Response Therapy presented by Amy Wetherby and Barry Prizant November 2002.
  • Visualizing and Verbalizing September 2003.
  • Social Stories by Carol Grey September 2004.
  • Integrated Play Groups by Pamela Wolfberg August 2008
  • Social Thinking by Michelle G Winner December 2008

Business & Leadership Workshops:
  • Practice Made Perfect by Dr. Lenny Cocco August 2005 (Business, Leadership & Wellness Workshop)
  • Leadership in Action by Strozzi Institute November 2005
  • Building Brilliance Workshop offered by Carrie Morgan & Genisis Leadership March 2005

  • May 2002 Presented at the National Applied Behaviour Analysis Conference in Toronto on using PRMPT with a child who has Autism and Apraxia.
  • 2005-2006 Presenting/ Facilitating monthly evening 2-hour Workshop Series for parents, teachers, therapists about:  communication, problem behaviors & intensive teaching
  • Spring 2010 Pacific Union College Professor in Angwin – Introduction to Speech Language Pathology.  Topics:  Language Development, Assessment & Treatment in Schools.

Certifications/ License:
  • Licensed in the state of CA in the field of Speech Language Pathology. License Number:  SP15547
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence through American Speech & Hearing Association (ASHA) since February 2000.  ASHA number 12002970

  • Healing Touch: working with family and friends using energy medicine techniques.
  • Spending quality time with my husband and 4 young children.


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