Speech and Language Pathologist
|Patricia (Pat) K. Klein, M.A, CCC (Certificate of Clinical Competency)
Pat joined the Morrissey-Compton team in January 2017 after the Mid-Peninsula Speech and Language Clinic (MPSLC) closed in December 2016. She began working at MPSLC in June 1991 when she moved from Southern California to Palo Alto, CA. In addition to seeing patients at the clinic she directed the Speech and Language Department at Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital until 2003. In that position she participated in the Infant Development Follow-up Clinic, assessed and provided therapy for in- and out- patients, supervised speech and language fellows, and participated in multi-disciplinary teams in Santa Clara and San Mateo County. Prior to her move to Northern California she was an infant specialist for the Conejo Valley Unified School District where she provided individual therapy in homes and as well as a group program based in an elementary school. Her experience has been in all areas of her field including public school therapy both individual and self-contained classes for Los Angeles City and County schools, adult therapy in extended care facilities, hospital based therapy and an adjunct professor at California State University in Los Angeles and Northridge California (Ventura campus). She has particular interest and experience with non-verbal children as young as 18 months and toddlers and preschoolers with verbal dyspraxia. She works part time providing speech and language evaluations and therapy.