Mrs. Nicole Yates founded Bayside Pediatric Therapy in 2015. She has been working in the speech-language field since 2007. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 2006, and her masters from University of South Florida in 2009. She has worked in the school system, hospital, independent clinic, and home health settings.

She decided to leave the hospital to work for herself, because she was frustrated with the amount of children required for her to see daily and lack of continued education. Starting her own company has allowed her to find therapists who care about their patients and also their profession.

She encourages continued education, planning time, and research to serve patients and families in the best way possible. Nicole is PROMPT and LAMP certified which are very difficult certifications to get. These certifications have greatly benefited her patients especially with Apraxia and Autism.

Nicole herself was in speech therapy as a child and knows what it feels like not to be understood. It is her passion to help every child reach their fullest potential in the area of communication. There is nothing more fulfilling than hearing a child tell their parents they love them for the first time!

Along the way Nicole has found many children who have difficulties with communication also need occupational therapy. She has teamed up with amazing occupational therapists and speech therapists to have her dream team. She does not want to be just another speech and occupational therapy “factory.”

Bayside does not see your kids as numbers. The therapists want to be on the journey with you and will do all they can to make sure your children succeed and families feel supported. Bayside is grateful to be a part of your child’s journey!