Kaitlyn Opar


Tarpon Springs, FL

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About me

Hi! I'm Kaitlyn. I became a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) in 2017. Throughout my high school career, I aspired to be in the medical field providing essential care to patients. I opted to observe speech-language pathologists across the hospital, clinic, and school settings. I witnessed clinicians utilize their unique ability to facilitate communication and help others find their voice. Choosing my career as an SLP provided me the opportunity to make a difference one word at a time. Specializing in early childhood development has allowed me to capitalize on early forms of communication, such as body positioning, motor movements, and eye contact, to facilitate prelinguistic and linguistic skills in early communicators. Acknowledging a child's initiation or expression of basic wants and needs facilitates the establishment and strengthening of a relationship necessary for social, emotional, and cognitive growth. In 2020, I received my Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology from Northern Arizona University. Having extensive experience providing speech-language services to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorders, and sensory-emotional regulation difficulties, I enrolled in additional trainings involving DIR-Floortime and the use of relationship-based approaches to develop purposeful communication. I received my DIR Basic Certificate through The International Council on Development and Learning in November 2021. In addition, I am enrolled in a PhD for Infant and Early Childhood Development through Fielding Graduate University, where I have also received my Master of Arts in Infant and Early Childhood Development with an emphasis in Mental Health and Developmental Disorders. I have also developed and presented “Foundational Skills for Emerging Language Communicators” interprofessionally to behavioral analysts, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and educators. I worked in settings such as public school, private school, and private practice. I would describe my clinical style as holistic, client-centered, functional, individualized/personalized, family-centric, routines-based, strengths-based, sensory integrated, and rooted in client empowerment to create self-advocates.

Practice details and specialties

states licensed to practice



languages spoken


Education and training

B.S., La Salle University

M.S., La Salle University

M.A., Fielding Graduate University


Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Down Syndrome

Early Language Development

Executive Functioning


Pediatric Articulation/Phonological Disorder

Pediatric Fluency/Stuttering

Pediatric Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

Pediatric/Adolescent Social-Pragmatics

Other interests

When I am not working, I enjoy taking trips to the beach, going for a run around the lake, taking a boxing class, and trying new restaurants. I also enjoy reading, whether it's a new book or relevant research in the field.

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