Michelle Peters Hite
Michelle Peters Hite, MS, CCC-SLP has worked as a speech language pathologist (SLP) for over 10 years, specializing in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and oral and written language disorders. As a licensed and certified SLP in Florida, she has experience with working directly with families in multiple work settings, including a hospital out-patient clinic and primary and secondary school settings. She has also worked as a consultant at the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of Florida, and currently as clinical faculty at the University of South Florida (USF) Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Across the various settings, Michelle has worked with many individuals with ASD, their families, school professionals, and community members. She has conducted numerous trainings and consultations in home, school, and community settings. She has helped create social skills training programs for individuals with ASD, working to improve functional social communication. She currently provides clinical instruction to graduate students in Speech Language Pathology at USF, teaching them to implement evidence-based practices when working with families of children with ASD. Michelle received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her graduate degree in Speech Language Pathology from USF. As a result of her thesis research, she 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). Michelle lives in Palm Harbor, Florida with her husband, Robert, and two daughters, Julia and Elise.