Interdisciplinary Team Member: Speech Therapist
Michelle Hite is a speech language pathologist specializing in working with pediatrics in the areas of oral and written language disorders and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Michelle’s previous experience includes provision of direct service within school-based and outpatient clinical settings. She also served as a training consultant at the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of Florida and conducted numerous trainings and consultations in home, school, and community settings. She worked closely with multiple school districts to assist with implementation of evidence-based practice in classrooms and within intervention. Michelle Hite currently also serves as clinical faculty at the University of South Florida (USF) Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, where she provides clinical instruction to graduate students in speech language pathology, teaching them to implement evidence-based practices. She previously co-authored a book for SLPs about ASD entitled Here’s How to Provide Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Balanced Approach (Zenko & Hite, 2013), as well as published an article on oral and written language disorders entitled Spelling patterns in preadolescents with atypical language skills: Phonological, orthographic, and morphological factors (Silliman, Bahr, & Peters, 2006).