Lights On Learning Academy is a Non-Public Agency (NPA) directed by Speech Language Pathologist Kellie Henkel.
Kellie provides Speech & Language Services in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo & Ventura Counties of California. The Speech & Language Services include: Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Social Groups, Play Groups, Evaluations, Report Writing, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Development, Teacher, Assistant Consultation/Training, Augmentative Alternative Communication Therapy & Telepractice (therapy via video conferencing for distant sessions).
Kellie serves students of all ages (birth to Adult) including students in Preschool, Elementary, Middle and High Schools. She serves children with a variety of communication, speech, language and learning impairments, including but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Articulation Delay, Apraxia, Sensory Integration Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder, Language Delay, and Learning Disabilities.
Kellie Has an office in Solvang, California. In-home services are also provided to the birth to 3 population as a Vendor through the Tri-Counties Regional Center (TCRC). As a NPA, Kellie provides services in public and private schools. Services are provided inSanta Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties of California. Telepractice sessions are also offered for individuals that live in remote areas of California.
Kellie provides contract services to a variety of school districts. These contracts change year to year, as the needs of each district change. If you are interested in contract Speech/Language Services, please contact Kellie to see if she is available to offer short or long terms services. Kellie also has available private therapy sessions offered in-home, at the Solvang office or telepractice sessions (internet conferencing)
Kellie uses a variety of techniques she has learned over the years. The techniques used include: Verbal Behavior (a type of Applied Behavior Analysis/ ABA, taught by Vincent Carbone), Prompts for Restructuring Phonetic Targets (PROMPT), SCERTS Model taught by Barry Prizant, Pivotal Response Therapy taught by the Keogals, Dubard Method, Social Thinking taught by Michelle Garcia Winner & Integrated Play Groups taught by Pamela Wolfberg. She uses Signed Exact English (SEE) with students who are non-verbal. She also has experience using Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and other Alternative/ Augmentative Communication (AAC) Devices such as the Proloqou2go on the iPad.
Kellie graduated with a Masters in Speech Language Pathology from Vanderbilt University in 1999. She earned her Bachelors in Science from Loyola College in 1997. Kellie grew up in Baltimore Maryland. She practiced in Seattle Washington for 6 years working primarily with children with Autism. She moved to California in 2006 where she met her husband and started a family. She is now happily married and a proud mom of 2 boys and twin girls named River Hemingway, Rain Hawthorne, Sky Thoreau and Scarlet Thackeray. The Henkel family lives in Solvang, California with their standard poodle, Mystic & goats: Phoenix and Fern. Kellie enjoys painting, bike riding and dancing. Kellie is also a Healing Touch Level 4 Practitioner and enjoys helping people transform.