Speech Therapy 101, Inc. - Empowering Parents
Speech Therapy 101

Speech Therapy 101's mission is to design a program unique for each child. Kids learn best through play, therefore our sessions are structured around play!

Kim Scott-DeLand, M.S., CCC-SLP, owner of Speech Therapy 101 
Phone number: 310-922-4227 (Santa Monica)

We Specializes in the following:

  • Speech and Language Delay
  • Pediatrics & Adults
  • Autism Play Specialist 
  • Parent Education
  • PROMPT therapy
  • Dysarthria & oral motor delays 
  • Stuttering (Hypnosis)
  • Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson’s Talk Tools Therapy
  • Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson’s Feeding Tools Therapy
  • Hanen Instructors for the It Takes Two To Talk Program
  • Baby Sign Certified Instructors 
  • Dyslexia 

We accept the following Insurance:

Anthem Blue Cross
PHCS Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Healthcare
Health net 
Angeles IPA
Humana/Choice Care

Meet our Speech Therapists!

Lynette Toma is a California Certified Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, Author and Assistive Technology Specialist.
"I have a unique way of creating an environment that is safe and fosters communication and confidence is my main goal. Growing up with a sister that had special needs really inspired me to begin my journey in the field of speech and language therapy. At the age of 18, I began working with children with Autism doing in-home ABA therapy. I learned I had a gift in working with children with special needs and I wanted to further my education in the field. I attended college where I studied communication sciences and disorders. Later, I moved to Chicago to follow my career in the field of communicative disorders. In 2007, I moved to San Diego where I continued to practice as an speech therapist in a school setting and home health, with children from 4-18 years of age.
My experience with private in-home therapy and school based speech therapy have taught me the value of integrating and modifying skills across environments and people as well as the importance of continued collaboration with parents and educators in fostering student progress. I have worked with a wide range of students with varying functioning levels which has allowed me to creatively assess their individual needs and effectively tailor teaching strategies to their unique learning styles.
In 2012, I achieved my goal of becoming an Author and published a children’s book. The book “I Can Dance, Too!” has helped many children increase their awareness and acceptance of others that may need help to achieve their goals. The intent is to educate all children, promote literacy and spread the message that no matter what you dream you can achieve.
In an effort to expand my knowledge in helping people achieve their goals, I felt it necessary to further my education. I attended California State University, Northridge and successfully earned my certification in Assistive Technology Applications.

I recently relocated to Santa Monica and joined the amazing Kim Scott DeLand at Speech 101. I am confident that with my professional experience, exceptional people and communication skills and deep passion to help children, that I am a highly qualified therapist for this team.  I look forward to working alongside people who share my vision and strive to make a difference in children’s live!"

"We have been continually impressed with Kim's abilities and professionalism.  Patient, understanding, flexible, and generous, she has helped our child tremendously.  We would recommend her to anybody seeking a speech therapist."

Speech Therapy 101 is absolutely fantastic. Our son loves going there and has greatly improved his speech and confidence when speaking. They use a wonderful balance of teaching him the correct ways to pronounce sounds and words while making it fun doing so. He plays different games each week and gets a small prize at the end of each session, which he loves. He always seems so proud of himself after his session. I highly recommend going to Speech Therapy 101! They have made a huge impact on our son and we are forever grateful. On top of that, they are also incredibly nice and caring people.

Kim Scott-DeLand, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a Certified Speech-Language Pathologist who is passionate about her work and dedicated to ensure that families will receive a high standard of personalized and professional care. Kim believes that parental involvement is crucial to the success of a child’s speech and language development. She encourages parents to get involved with their child's therapy and helps them take an active role in their child's development.

"Kim has been wonderful for our daughter! After the first session, Kim diagnosed her issues and gave us easy and fun home therapy exercises, and we've had great results! Our daughter loves her Skype sessions with Kim and we are grateful for all of her hard work, patience and creativity! It is obvious that she loves her work and loves children."

"First, Kim is client centered and meets the child where they are at cognitively, emotionally and socially. Second, she is family focused and believes in the importance of empowering us (the parents) to use the techniques she teaches at home. She meets with our little guy for two hours a week, we are with him for the other 10,000:) Finally, she is a consummate professional. She knows her stuff and she is reliable, trustworthy and worth every penny." 

"Kim uses sign language, music, books and play therapy to help with his speech. She's patient and really tries to cater each session to his needs and what motivates him the most. My son loves working with her. I highly recommend her." Thanks Kim! 

FREE consultation with developmental play specialist Aaron DeLand!!

Aaron DeLand has been working with children on the spectrum for 14 years. In that time he has been fortunate to meet and play with nearly eight hundred uniquely wonderful children and logged over six thousand hours of 1:1 developmental play therapy.

Aaron has traveled all over the world, including Australia, United Kingdom, Poland, Costa Rica, Canada, Malta and all over the US to teach parents and professionals how to use play to deepen their connection with their children, and cultivate real social development.

Speech Therapy 101 is proud to provide FREE 1:1 play demonstrations and consultations. To find out more or to schedule your appointment, write to connectingwithautism@hotmail.com or go to www.Playconnectgrow.org 

Video example of Developmental Play Therapy in action:

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Connecting with Autism - Taylor and Aaron
Facilitating Sponatneous communication

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Let's Talk Autism - April 18th, 2012
Shannon and Nancy discuss the latest autism news and are later joined by special guest Kim Scott, creator of Panda Pal, an app company for the iPad. Autism Live is a production of the Center for A...

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Telephone: 310-922-4227

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