Janice Nathan, MS, CCC-SLP is a certified speech-language pathologist and owner of Nathan Speech Services. Janice is also a public speaker, providing autism workshops to parents, educators, and service providers.
Janice works with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), providing speech therapy as well as social skills training. Her area of expertise is cognitive processing of language and its effect on learning, child development, and interpersonal relationships. Janice’s interest in autism spectrum disorder developed as a result of growing up with a brother and a mother with ASD.
In 2013 Janice will present at the Autism Society of America’s annual conference on the topic of “Teaching Children with ASD to Use Language for Reasoning and Problem-Solving.”
During the 2009 Penn State Autism Conference, Janice participated in a panel discussion comprised of siblings of adults with ASD. She also presented a workshop on supporting social communication in learners with ASD. In 2012, Janice presented for the PA Association for Infant Mental Health’s fourth annual conference. She has presented workshops for ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA, and has given trainings at school districts throughout the state.”
Janice is the consulting speech-language pathologist for Family Behavioral Resources (FBR), a Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) provider that specializes in treating children and adolescents with ASD.
From 2011-2012, Janice served on the Board of Directors for Parents in Toto, a nonprofit organization that provides a welcoming environment for individuals with ASD and their families. She now presides on Parents in Toto’s Advisory Council. In 2012, Janice was accepted as a member of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), a scientific and professional organization devoted to advancing knowledge about Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Janice is a member of the Professional Advisory Council (PAC) for ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA, which is a nonprofit autism education and advocacy organization. Janice is a Network Supervisor (Clinical Supervisor) for the University of Pittsburgh’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program. Until recently, she co-organized the ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA-sponsored High Functioning Autism/Asperger’s Adult Social Group. Presently, she is a facilitator for the Family Members of Teens and Adults on the Spectrum Support Group, which is sponsored by ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA.
Prior to starting her private practice, Janice worked for three years at The Children’s Institute, an independent nonprofit pediatric rehabilitation hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Before moving to Pennsylvania, Janice worked in the Paradise Valley School District in Phoenix, Arizona, providing speech-language pathology for children in preschool through 6th grade. She received her Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from Arizona State University and her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Oregon.