Karen Betheil, MA, CCC-SLP
Karen Betheil is a speech language pathologist with 25 years experience working with children and adolescents. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.A in Communication Disorders, and New York University with an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology.
Karen worked in NYC for the Kennedy Child Study Center and the YAI/Lifestart Early Intervention program. She then housed her full-time private practice at Pediatric Therapeutics, in Chatham, NJ from June 2002 through December 2019.
She has experience and training in Oral-Motor programs for both Feeding and Motor Speech Disorders. Karen has been trained in PROMPT, Kaufman Praxis Approach and Sensory Motor Approaches to feeding. She has trained in DIR/Floortime and Social Thinking. Her expertise is in working with children and adolescents with a variety of speech and language delays and disorders including, PDD, Autism, Apraxia, Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Auditory Processing Disorders, Phonological Processing Disorders, Articulation Disorders, Cognitive Communication Disorders and Pragmatic Language Disorders.
Karen was named to the 2019 New Jersey Family’s “NJ Favorite Kids’ Docs and Exceptional Healthcare Providers”. Readers of the magazine nominate the professionals on the list they deem as “exceptional”.
Karen is excited to open the Center for Pediatric Therapy and looks forward to continuing to create a therapeutic community between our therapists and families.
While not working, Karen spends time with her husband, Gregg and two daughters, Jamie and Ellie. She loves cooking and entertaining for her family and friends, running, being outdoors and spending time at the beach.
"Karen has been a tremendous asset during our son's speech journey. She is patient and committed to our child's needs, communicates updates on goals and progress clearly and efficiently, and best of all, our son cannot wait for his sessions with her. We would highly recommend Karen to any family looking for a dedicated and engaged speech therapist."