2018 Presenter Bios
Dr. Paula Kluth
Dr. Paula Kluth is a consultant, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities and to create more responsive and engaging schooling experiences for all learners. Paula is a former special educator who has served as a classroom teacher and inclusion facilitator. Her professional interests include differentiating instruction and inclusive schooling.
She is the author or co-author of more than 15 books and products including: "From Text Maps to Memory Caps": 100 Ways to Differentiate Instruction in K-12 Inclusive Classrooms, "Don't We Already Do Inclusion?": 100 Ways to Improve Inclusive Schools, “You’re Going to Love This Kid”: Teaching Students with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms, Joyful Learning: Active and Collaborative Learning in the Inclusive Classroom, A Land We Can Share: Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism, and "The Autism Checklist": A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers. Paula is also the director of a documentary film titled “We Thought You’d Never Ask”: Voices of People with Autism.
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Nancy R. Kaufman
Nancy R. Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist, renowned expert in childhood apraxia of speech, and the owner and director of the Kaufman Children’s Center for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor, & Social Connections, Inc. in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Since 1979, she has dedicated herself to establishing the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP), a treatment approach to help children become effective vocal communicators.
Nancy presents nationally and internationally on the subject of CAS and other childhood speech-sound disorders. She has been recognized by the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association, as well as received two outstanding alumni awards. Families from around the country and the world travel to the KCC to participate in intensive and specialized therapy programs.