Timothy P. Kowalski, M.A.,C.C.C.

as he is referred to by his clients, is a licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in social-pragmatic communication deficits and an internationally known expert on Asperger Syndrome. His Orlando practice has seen clients from Europe, South America and throughout the USA. He regularly consults to schools on best practices for students identified or suspected of having Asperger syndrome and provides school-wide district in-services. He is also a guest lecturer at professional associations and universities.

Mr. Kowalski has worked in a variety of psychiatric healthcare delivery systems including in-patient and outpatient psychiatric hospitals, sex-offender units, and school-based settings. He obtained his Master’s degree in Speech Communications from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Southern Connecticut State College in New Haven. Mr. Kowalski is the author of six books and an article Assessing Social Communication in Asperger Syndrome.

He is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Autism Society of America, Council for Children with Behavior Disorders, Council for Exceptional Children, Inter-American Teacher Network, and the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. He is the recipient of the 2010 Clinician of the Year Award offered by the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists and was Florida’s nominee for the 2011 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement – one of only 8 nominees from throughout the USA. He is also the “TEAMS 2000 Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year” award for his work with Autism in the four-countywide greater Orlando, Florida metropolitan area. He previously served as the Vice President for Professional Practices in the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists and has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Orlando Chapter of the Autism Society of America.

He regularly presents on a wide variety of issues relative to Asperger syndrome at national and international seminars.

Clinician of the Year Award

…SHALL BE AWARDED TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS DEMONSTRATED OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR AND RECENT PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE FIELD. THIS INDIVIDUAL WILL BE OUR FLORIDA NOMINEE FOR ASHA’S DICARLO AWARD. “THE DICARLO RECIPIENT WILL BE CHOSEN FOR ADVANCEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE IN CLINICAL PRACTICE AS EVIDENCED BY SIGNIFICANT RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENT WITHIN THE PAST THREE YEARS IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY.” TYPES OF ACTIVITIES MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: ACHIEVEMENT WITH A SINGLE CLIENT OR GROUP OF CLIENTS; CLINICAL SERVICE PROGRAMMING; PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT; ACHIEVEMENT IN A STATE OR LOCAL ORGANIZATION OR GOVERNMENT AGENCY ACTIVITY; CLINICAL TEACHING, RESEARCH OR ADMINISTRATION. WHEREAS, this individual has been a member of FLASHA since 1982, AND WHEREAS, this individual has practiced speech-language pathology for over 30 years in clinics, home settings, schools and private practice, AND WHEREAS, this individual has been published in the area of expertise, AND WHEREAS, this individual was chosen as the recipient of the T.E.A.M.S. 2000 Speech Therapist of the Year by a four county area of central Florida, AND WHEREAS, this individual has developed a private practice in the state of Florida that is recognized worldwide with clients seeking help from as far away as Europe, South America, Asia and India, AND WHEREAS, this individual has been instrumental in broadening the perspectives of counselors, social workers, marriage and family counselors, mental health professionals, clinical and educational psychologists, school administrators, law enforcement, foster care, pastoral care, psychiatrists, family practice, occupational therapists and physical therapists on autism spectrum disorders and specifically Asperger’s syndrome,

THEREFORE, be it resolved that the 2010 Clinician of the Year Award presented by the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists be bestowed upon Timothy P. Kowalski.

Professional Communication Services, Inc.

Timothy P. Kowalski, M.A.,C.C.C.
1401 Edgewater Dr., Suite A • Orlando, FL 32804 407-245-1026