After earning her M.A, Rima worked at pediatric clinics all throughout the Chicago area, providing individual and group therapy in both the home and clinic settings. A large part of her caseload included treating children ages birth to three years old, through the early intervention program in the state of Illinois. Upon returning to her hometown of Los Angeles, Rima joined a multidisciplinary pediatric clinic and worked closely with other professionals to treat children on a global level that also addressed physical, sensory, and social-emotional needs of each client. Rima’s areas of expertise for the pediatric population (birth-twelve) include receptive and expressive language disorders, motor speech and articulation disorders, language-based learning disorders, auditory processing difficulties, and social/pragmatic challenges.
Rima began mentoring interns, clinical fellows, and other speech-language pathologists while continuing to build her repertoire of skills through training such as PROMPT, Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk, Social Thinking, and Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS). Rima loves working with children and their families, believing that parent education and training are essential for optimal success and carryover of skills across settings.
Outside of work, Rima is busy raising her two little kiddos, learning a new recipe, reading, spending time with her family, and enjoying the California sunshine.