Aida Rahimi, MS, CCC-SLP
Aida works part-time remotely for SF Speech for Kids providing speech and language therapy services over Zoom from her home office. In Aida's own words: My love and fascination with science lead me to earning a B.S. in Cell & Molecular Biology at CA State University - Northridge (CSUN), where I continued on to receive my M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders in the area of Speech and Language Pathology. I have had the privilege to work with clients aged 18-months and up over the past six years, with emphasis on play-based early intervention and school based services. My areas of clinical expertise include articulation, language, fluency, autism, functional communication via different Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) options, executive functions, and social skills. I have provided in-home services for children under three, school-based services at public pre-, elementary-, and high schools, community-based services at a university clinic, as well as both in- and out-patient services at a veterans hospital. I have a solid clinical foundation and a passion for supporting and improving meaningful communication abilities with dedication to providing personalized and quality care with children and their families at the center.
While originally from Iran, I have grown up and lived in Germany, Florida, Southern California, and as of 2016 the Bay Area. Having grown up as I have has really allowed me to appreciate the rich diversity of our world, our life experiences, how we share these experiences with the people in our lives, and what it can be like when a communication barrier complicates these connections. I firmly believe that communication is at the center of who we are.
In my free time I like to watch movies and stand-up comedy shows, spend time with friends and family (including brand new goofy little twin nieces and family-cat Zoee), and practice my guitar playing.