Karyn Searcy


San Diego, California


Karyn has been practicing for over 40 years and supervising in the clinic since 2010. Her areas of expertise include early intervention, autism spectrum disorder, and other developmental delays. Her focus is on empowering families to help their children reach their communication potential. Karyn founded Crimson Center for Speech & Language in San Diego County in 2002, which recently merged with TERI, Inc., where she now serves as clinical director. Karyn is the president of Crimson Research & Treatment Center, whose signature project for the past 8 years has been iCan Bike Crimson San Diego, a one-week program designed to teach children with developmental disabilities to independently ride bicycles. Karyn has been a member of the SoCal BRIDGE Collaborative for more than 10 years, and served as co-principal investigator for their research on Project Impact for Toddlers, which has received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health and Autism Speaks. Karyn has authored a book on early intervention, several journal articles, and chapters in two speech-language books. She taught a CEU course from 2006-2010 on early intervention in speech and language, and continues to present at many state and national conferences.