Phone: (256) 430-2751
Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. Master of Science in Communication Disorders (2015). Concentration: Speech and Language Pathology Auburn University, Auburn, AL. Master of Science in Psychology (2006). Concentration: Applied Behavior Analysis/Developmental Disabilities. Auburn University, Auburn, AL. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, (2005). Certifications: Speech-Language Pathologist, Certificate of Clinical Competence 2016- present State of Alabama Speech-Language Pathology Professional Educator Certificate 2018- present Board Certified Behavior Analyst, 2007- present
Mrs. Kimberly Dykes
Hello! I am Kim Dykes, and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist at Columbia Elementary School. I recently located to Madison from Panama City Beach, Florida. Here is a little bit more about me:
I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2005 from Auburn University. Afterwards, I remained at Auburn and completed a master’s in Psychology with a concentration on Applied Behavior Analysis and Developmental Disabilities. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, I provided therapy to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the home setting and clinic setting for over ten years. During my time as a behavioral therapist, I realized the value of interventions that focused on building communicative skills and began to collaborate with the Speech-Language Pathologists in my area. After careful consideration I decided to return to school to learn more about how speech and language develop, and how to remediate these skills when they are delayed. I received my master’s in Communication Disorders from Florida State University in 2015.
I have been employed as a school based SLP since 2015 and love it! I believe that therapy should be fun and engaging. So while we often do traditional drill and practice, I try to also incorporate play based therapy and hands on activites when appropriate.
I met my husband while I was at Auburn University and we have been married for 10 years. We have two sweet boys and a lazy lap dog. In my spare time I enjoy going on adventures with my family, researching anything and everything, and exploring my new city.