Alicia Siefers Roberts, MA, CCC-SLP, COM

Certified Orofacial Myologist from International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) Trained in Stanley Greenspan’s Floortime™ approach, TalkTools® and Lindamood-Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking®. A JSA, she has served as a clinical supervisor, mentoring students and clinical fellows in the field of speech and language pathology. Alicia specializes in articulation therapy, oral motor therapy, orofacial myofunctional therapy, voice and swallowing.

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Denise Middleton, MA, CCC-SLP

Denise has over 25 years of experience working with a variety of speech and language disorders across all age groups with extensive experience supervising and mentoring graduate students and new speech language pathologists. Her specialties include: Accent Modification; Articulation; School Age Language; Early Intervention Assessments. Denise has also earned the following distinctions: Outstanding Service Award - California Speech Language Hearing Association and Volunteer Service Award - California State University, Northridge. Denise also serves as part-time faculty at CSUN, Dept. Communication Disorders & Sciences.

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Sanan Alexandarian, MSc, CCC-SLP

Certified in Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (LiPS®) and More Than Words® Sanan has 7 years of experience working as an SLP, in healthcare and private clinics providing specialized assessments and treatments in spoken and written proficiency in English, Armenian, French and functional Arabic and Spanish. Sanan is specialized in adult Voice Disorders, Early Intervention and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is currently enhancing her focus in Orofacial Myology.

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Lynette Brodie, MS, CCC-SLP

Lynette considers it a privilege to have worked with a variety of populations and disorders: young children and school-age clients with speech and language disorders, children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, adults learning English as a second language, adults with swallowing disorders, and adults with cognitive deficits. Lynette’s professional interests include working with students with executive functioning disorders and school-age speech and language disorders; however, her main focus for each of her clients is to create a functional therapy plan that benefits the client.

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Alison Jordan, MA, CCC-SLP

Alison has previous experience in a outpatient, multi-disciplinary pediatric clinic working with early intervention, ASD, and articulation/phonology. She also has had experience in an outpatient adult clinic with a focus on aphasia, mild TBI, and voice pathologies.

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Natasha Larsson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Natasha has previous clinical experience working with a variety of populations and disorders in private clinic settings as well as the public school system. She has provided speech-language assessments and treatment to children and adults in the areas of articulation/phonology, language disorders, fluency, early intervention, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and accent reduction. Natasha’s professional interests include articulation therapy, language therapy, early intervention, and orofacial myofunctional therapy.

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Alexandra Scott, MS, CF-SLP

Previous clinical experience includes working with a variety of populations and disorders in private clinics, special education schools, teletherapy, and public schools. Alexandra’s professional interests include Early Intervention, language therapy, and ASD.

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Cynthia Young, MS, CF-SLP

Cynthia has experience working in the clinical setting with a variety of populations. She has provided speech-language evaluations and treatment to children and adults in the areas of articulation, language, apraxia of speech, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, microcephaly, and developmental delay. Cynthia is interested in continuing her professional development in the areas of articulation, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and disorders that impact reading comprehension.

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Bailey Porter, BA

After working for four years as a public school teacher for students with special needs, Bailey moved from the classroom to the clinic setting in order to provide one-on-one, intensive educational support to individuals with learning differences. Going beyond academic tutoring, her role is to develop and implement an intervention plan for each client to address needs in decoding, fluency, spelling, written expression, mathematical reasoning, calculation, and executive skills while boosting self-esteem and confidence.

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Sylvia Meserkhani, MA

Sylvia has 27 years of experience working as a general education teacher in the public school system. She is a recent graduate of CSUN and loves working as an Educational Therapist at JSA.

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Tara Clougherty-Martin, MA, CCC-SLP

Tara has worked in school, hospital and clinic settings and specializes in orofacial myofunctional and articulation therapy.

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Katherine Johnston, MA

Background/Experience: Katherine specializes in providing family-centered educational therapy to K-12 students in reading, writing, math, and executive functioning. She is currently pursuing her second graduate degree, a MA in Speech-Language Pathology at California State University, Long Beach. Professional interest/focus: Reading intervention

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Monica Buchan, BA

Monica has over 10 years of experience in Brand Management and Marketing in both the financial and retail sectors. Her professional interests and emphases in operational management, talent development, customer service, and marketing operations support her focus in elevating the client experience and operational agility as a Client Services Specialist.

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Jillian Brotman, BS

Jillian has a background in the pharmaceutical and service industries and has been with JSA since its inception in 2007. Her focus is on facilitating a warm and inviting environment for both clients and staff as well as ensuring the efficiency of operations systems behind the scenes.

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Vicky Tang, MHA

Vicky has over 3 years experience in various healthcare settings (ranging from Acupuncture to Pediatric) and more than 4 years experience in customer service. Her professional interest consists of providing superb patient-centered care, facilitate a positive atmosphere and maintain top-notch operations.

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Vasudavan Govindasamy, MS. CCC-SLP

Vasu graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1997 with a Master of Science in Speech Pathology. He was awarded the Singapore Therapy Scholarship for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees and returned to his country to serve the public school and hospital for 9 years. He was trained in aural rehabilitation, use of P.R.O.M.P.T.©, Vital Stim©, Talk-Tools© (OPT level III), Interactive Oral-Sensory Motor (IOSM), Sensory Integration, non-directive therapeutic play and oral-sensory feeding therapy. He has a special interest in helping children and adults with motor speech disorders including Apraxia and Dysarthria. He enjoys training and supporting caregivers and other professionals in and out of his therapy sessions. He also contributed in planning and executing various early intervention programs in Asia and recently in northern Minnesota. In JSA, his speech and language sessions are mostly play based with a strong emphasis on caregiver involvement.

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Lisa Fite, MA, CCC-SLP

Trained in Social Stories, Autism in Adolescents, Oral Placement Therapy Lisa has 8 years of experience working as an SLP in the public school system. She transitioned to a private setting to specialize in early intervention, as well as continuing to provide school-age language therapy in a family centered environment. She is dedicated to providing a family centered, collaborative approach to speech-language therapy.

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Justine King, MS. CCC-SLP

Justine graduated with her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Redlands. She has 7 years of experience working in the public school system and clinic settings providing comprehensive and individualized intervention for children, adults and families. Justine enjoys working with a variety of ages and disorders and loves incorporating creative activities into her therapy sessions.

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Janey Han, MS, CCC-SLP

Janey has worked with children and adults in outpatient rehabilitation clinics, elementary schools, and private practice to provide speech-language assessments and treatment in the areas of early intervention, articulation/phonology, school-age language, executive function, fluency, dysarthria, and voice. Janey continues to build expertise in the various treatment areas to provide individualized therapy for each client and their families. Trained in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA); Korean-English Bilingual.

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Nicole Wrye, BA, SLPA

Nicole has 11 years of experience working as a SLPA in the non-public school setting as well as providing services as a SLPA in the private setting. Her professional interest and focus is in Early Intervention

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Sharad David, MPH

Sharad has over 7 years of experience working in various industries domestically and internationally, such as retail, IT and healthcare. His professional interests include delivering exceptional customer service, operations and marketing. He also enjoys working in creative areas such as writing, art and design.

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Tanika Brody, BA

Tanika has 5 years of experience in clerical and administrative responsibilities in a therapeutic setting as well as 6 years of experience working with children who presented with a moderate to severe disability in a school setting. Tanika’s focus is on going back to school to pursue a Masters degree. Tanika is passionate about working with the pediatric autism community and the adult mental health community.

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Derrek Alari, MBA

Derrek graduated with his MBA from the Consortium Institute in Management and Business Analysis (CIMBA) through the University of Kansas in 2003. He joined the JSA Team in a full-time capacity in 2008 as Director of Operations. Above all, Derrek feels privileged to help support such a talented and committed team of professionals accomplish so much with so many caring and dedicated families.

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Alicia Siefers Roberts, MA, CCC-SLP, COM

Certified Orofacial Myologist from International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) Trained in Stanley Greenspan’s Floortime™ approach, TalkTools® and Lindamood-Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking®. A JSA, she has served as a clinical supervisor, mentoring students and clinical fellows in the field of speech and language pathology. Alicia specializes in articulation therapy, oral motor therapy, orofacial myofunctional therapy, voice and swallowing.

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Denise Middleton, MA, CCC-SLP

Denise has over 25 years of experience working with a variety of speech and language disorders across all age groups with extensive experience supervising and mentoring graduate students and new speech language pathologists. Her specialties include: Accent Modification; Articulation; School Age Language; Early Intervention Assessments. Denise has also earned the following distinctions: Outstanding Service Award - California Speech Language Hearing Association and Volunteer Service Award - California State University, Northridge. Denise also serves as part-time faculty at CSUN, Dept. Communication Disorders & Sciences.

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Sanan Alexandarian, MSc, CCC-SLP

Certified in Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (LiPS®) and More Than Words® Sanan has 7 years of experience working as an SLP, in healthcare and private clinics providing specialized assessments and treatments in spoken and written proficiency in English, Armenian, French and functional Arabic and Spanish. Sanan is specialized in adult Voice Disorders, Early Intervention and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is currently enhancing her focus in Orofacial Myology.

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Monica Buchan, BA

Monica has over 10 years of experience in Brand Management and Marketing in both the financial and retail sectors. Her professional interests and emphases in operational management, talent development, customer service, and marketing operations support her focus in elevating the client experience and operational agility as a Client Services Specialist.

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Jillian Brotman, BS

Jillian has a background in the pharmaceutical and service industries and has been with JSA since its inception in 2007. Her focus is on facilitating a warm and inviting environment for both clients and staff as well as ensuring the efficiency of operations systems behind the scenes.

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Vicky Tang, MHA

Vicky has over 3 years experience in various healthcare settings (ranging from Acupuncture to Pediatric) and more than 4 years experience in customer service. Her professional interest consists of providing superb patient-centered care, facilitate a positive atmosphere and maintain top-notch operations.

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