Dawn Winkelmann, M.S, CCC-SLP is a Speech Language Pathologist and Feeding Specialist with over 17 years of experience treating children with swallowing and feeding disorders. She is most recognized for her innate ability to coach parents of children with picky eating habits as well as parents struggling with feeding a medically fragile child.
Children who have difficulty eating often leave parents feeling rejected after meals. Dawn is passionate about helping parents through this difficult journey. She guides parents in a supportive and nonjudgmental way that helps families reconnect during mealtime.
Dawn lectures across the United States educating parents whose children possess a variety of picky eating challenges as well as children who are tube fed and who have either been diagnosed with Autism or Down syndrome.
Dawn is the Clinical Director at her clinic, Spectrum Speech & Feeding, LLC located in beautiful Newport Beach, California. She is busy working on another feeding workshop for parents! For more information please visit SpectrumSpeech.com.
In her free time, she is also a professor for the Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) program at Santa Ana College because she feels it is vital to ensure the future of her profession with competent, passionate therapists who will continue nourishing our children into the future.
Dawn lives in scenic Dana Point, California with her amazingly supportive husband, Roberto and her very talented therapy dog, Abby. (Spoiler Alert -- More on Abby in my blog post series!)