Nancy is the Owner & Director of the Kaufman Children’s Center, for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor, and Social Connections, Inc. (KCC), located in West Bloomfield, Michigan.
Since 1979, Nancy has dedicated herself to establishing a treatment approach to help children to become effective vocal communicators. Nancy is the author of the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) kits and materials. She is known worldwide for her expertise in the area of childhood apraxia of speech and other speech sound disorders, treating and teaching families from around the globe. Nancy serves on the advisory board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). She is the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Service Award from Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the 2010 Michigan State University College of Communication Arts & Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award. The Kaufman Children’s Center received the Clinical Service Award from the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Corp! Magazine’s Best of Michigan Business award.
Nancy is the author of many products designed to help children who struggle to speak using the K-SLP methods, most recently the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol Instructional DVD Set. Many specialists in the field of applied verbal behavior (AVB) have adopted the K-SLP for children with autism spectrum disorders. Nancy lectures internationally on the subject of childhood apraxia of speech and other speech sound disorders in children.
Families from around the country and the world travel to the Kaufman Children’s Center to participate in intensive and specialized therapy programs.
Nancy has been a consultant to Suburban Speech Center since 2009.