About Knowledge Counts

Our mission is to empower parents with knowledge of the evidence based practices that work for your children. Research emphatically shows parent involvement in their child’s training results in better outcomes in communication, behavior, academic performance, and independence!

Parents are the only consistent decision makers and advocates for their children throughout their life. Despite this, parents of children with autism rarely have a place to get reliable information and training!

Knowledge Counts is dedicated to fulfilling this need. Armed with knowledge and ability, parents are an informed and active team member inspiring and collaborating with teachers and therapists.

Meet Dr. Sylvia Diehl

Dr. Diehl’s education spans many fields of knowledge. Her master’s degree is in speech language pathology. She has an Educational Specialist degree in
Language, Learning Disabilities, and Reading. Her Ph.D. is in Education Curriculum and Design with her major focus in the area of autism. Dr. Diehl is retired from the University of South Florida where she taught courses in autism, augmentative and alternative communication, pediatric language and many others.

Dr. Diehl is retired from the University of South Florida where she taught courses in autism, augmentative and alternative communication, pediatric language and many others. She has a long history of experience including public school settings, university settings, and clinical settings. She consults for state organizations and school systems, as well as, conducts workshops locally, nationally, and internationally. She has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters along with continuing education courses for the American Speech Language and Hearing Association along with Medbridge Education. She consults for WNET Parenting Minutes.

When Dr. Diehl is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She and her husband love to travel, swim, and play with their two dogs, Sammie and Toby. Theirs is a family whose passion is education. Her husband is a retired teacher and her daughter is a high-school assistant prinicial.