Rebecca Donaldson, MS, SLP-BE

Rebecca graduated in 2017 from Columbia University’s Teachers College with a Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology and a bilingual extension certification in Spanish. She currently conducts research at the Lavi Institute, studying the use of paralinguistics (i.e. prosody, intonation, micro and macro-facial expressions), in differentiating a pragmatic language impairment only from high-functioning autism. She also volunteers with a team of medical professionals with the Thousand Smiles Foundation in Enseneda, Mexico, providing services to children with cleft palates. In 2014, Rebecca received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Brazil from the U.S. Department of State. She is passionate about differentiating a language difference from a language disorder, fairly assessing individuals without bias, and supporting bilingual exposure for children with disabilities.

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Stefani Angelopoulos, MS, CF-SLP

Stefani has diverse experience in the public school system, hospitals and private clinic settings providing comprehensive evaluation and treatments for children and adults. I have experience working with autism, AAC, early intervention, articulation, language, aphasia, TBI and voice disorders. My professional interests are in early intervention, language therapy, AAC, aphasia and TBI.

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Jessica Duarte, BA

Jessica has 10 years of experience in customer service and has a background in early childhood education and intervention services. While still maintaining her passion for assisting children, she transitioned into an administrative role with previous experience in speech therapy facilities. She is dedicated to providing excellent service and operational support to 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®. At 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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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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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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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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Rebecca Donaldson, MS, SLP-BE

Rebecca graduated in 2017 from Columbia University’s Teachers College with a Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology and a bilingual extension certification in Spanish. She currently conducts research at the Lavi Institute, studying the use of paralinguistics (i.e. prosody, intonation, micro and macro-facial expressions), in differentiating a pragmatic language impairment only from high-functioning autism. She also volunteers with a team of medical professionals with the Thousand Smiles Foundation in Enseneda, Mexico, providing services to children with cleft palates. In 2014, Rebecca received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Brazil from the U.S. Department of State. She is passionate about differentiating a language difference from a language disorder, fairly assessing individuals without bias, and supporting bilingual exposure for children with disabilities.

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Nessa Eugene, MS, CCC-SLP

Nessa has worked with children and adults with various disorders in outpatient rehabilitation clinics, international workshops, elementary schools, and private practice to provide speech-language assessments and treatment in the areas of AAC devices, early intervention, articulation/phonology, executive functioning, school-age language, social pragmatics, fluency, and apraxia. Nessa’s professional interests are: AAC, early intervention, and orofacial myofunctional therapy. Haitian-creole/English Bilingual.

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Rachel Crum, MS, CCC-SLP

Rachel has experience with both adult and pediatric populations in aphasia centers, assisted living facilities, elementary schools, hospitals, and outpatient clinics. Rachel is certified in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment- LOUD program that helps clients with voice disorders and the Neuro-Development of Words (NOW!)- Foundations program that benefits children with dyslexia. Rachel has treated adults with aphasia, cognition, swallowing, and voice disorders along with infants to adolescents who have: autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, cognitive deficits, developmental delays, down syndrome, epilepsy, and strokes. Rachel has a passion for infants with feeding and swallowing disorders and adults with aphasia, head and neck cancer, and Parkinson’s disease. Currently, she is learning more about oral placement therapy and early intervention. She spends her free time looking at pictures of her goat named Ginger!

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Melissa Larson, M.S., SLP-CF

Melissa has nine years of experience working as a paraprofessional in special education with preschool and elementary-aged students, which led her to pursue the field of speech-language pathology. She has clinical experience in outpatient, multi-disciplinary settings working with patients across the lifespan with varying disabilities (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder, early intervention, aphasia, TBI, voice pathologies, articulation/phonology, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, etc.). Melissa is especially passionate about improving the quality of life of children, adults, and their families by providing individualized, functional interventions to meet their communication needs.

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Sabrina Alvarez, MS, CF-SLP

Sabrina’s journey into speech pathology began in high school, when she participated in a variety of internships and volunteer positions in her community. Her passion for social justice and speech pathology were merged during her graduate and undergraduate career, as she participated in service trips both nationally and internationally. Her placement experience includes working with children and adults in school, hospital, and private settings in both English and Spanish. She has participated in ASHA-recognized leadership programs (S.T.E.P and MSLP), as well as LSVT LOUD, MBSiMP, SSIT, and cleft palate trainings. Her professional interests include cleft palate, bilingualism, Early Intervention, literacy, executive functioning, and ASD. She also provides a strong focus on caregiver and client empowerment.

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Stefani Angelopoulos, MS, CF-SLP

Stefani has diverse experience in the public school system, hospitals and private clinic settings providing comprehensive evaluation and treatments for children and adults. I have experience working with autism, AAC, early intervention, articulation, language, aphasia, TBI and voice disorders. My professional interests are in early intervention, language therapy, AAC, aphasia and TBI.

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Briana Perez, BA, SLPA

Briana has 2 years’ experience working as an SLPA in the private setting with various disorders including but not limited to: ASD, Down Syndrome, language disorders and delays, early intervention, phonology and articulation disorders, fluency disorders, and cleft palate. Her current professional interests include early intervention, phonology, and articulation.

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Brianna Browne, BA, SLPA

Brianna has clinical experience working with children and adults to provide treatment in areas such as activities of daily living, articulation/phonology, voice, executive functioning, pragmatics, AAC, and school- age language skills in the following multi-disciplinary settings: primary and secondary school, outpatient facility, and private clinics. Currently, she is learning more about early intervention and r- remediation therapy. Her professional interests include theory of mind, literacy, and school-age language. Her goal in life is to provide individualized therapy that holistically supports and empowers families and clients with complex communication needs.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jessica Duarte, BA

Jessica has 10 years of experience in customer service and has a background in early childhood education and intervention services. While still maintaining her passion for assisting children, she transitioned into an administrative role with previous experience in speech therapy facilities. She is dedicated to providing excellent service and operational support to families.

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Jessica Duarte, BA

Jessica has 10 years of experience in customer service and has a background in early childhood education and intervention services. While still maintaining her passion for assisting children, she transitioned into an administrative role with previous experience in speech therapy facilities. She is dedicated to providing excellent service and operational support to 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®. At 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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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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Melissa Larson, M.S., SLP-CF

Melissa has nine years of experience working as a paraprofessional in special education with preschool and elementary-aged students, which led her to pursue the field of speech-language pathology. She has clinical experience in outpatient, multi-disciplinary settings working with patients across the lifespan with varying disabilities (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder, early intervention, aphasia, TBI, voice pathologies, articulation/phonology, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, etc.). Melissa is especially passionate about improving the quality of life of children, adults, and their families by providing individualized, functional interventions to meet their communication needs.

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Stefani Angelopoulos, MS, CF-SLP

Stefani has diverse experience in the public school system, hospitals and private clinic settings providing comprehensive evaluation and treatments for children and adults. I have experience working with autism, AAC, early intervention, articulation, language, aphasia, TBI and voice disorders. My professional interests are in early intervention, language therapy, AAC, aphasia and TBI.

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Briana Perez, BA, SLPA

Briana has 2 years’ experience working as an SLPA in the private setting with various disorders including but not limited to: ASD, Down Syndrome, language disorders and delays, early intervention, phonology and articulation disorders, fluency disorders, and cleft palate. Her current professional interests include early intervention, phonology, and articulation.

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Brianna Browne, BA, SLPA

Brianna has clinical experience working with children and adults to provide treatment in areas such as activities of daily living, articulation/phonology, voice, executive functioning, pragmatics, AAC, and school- age language skills in the following multi-disciplinary settings: primary and secondary school, outpatient facility, and private clinics. Currently, she is learning more about early intervention and r- remediation therapy. Her professional interests include theory of mind, literacy, and school-age language. Her goal in life is to provide individualized therapy that holistically supports and empowers families and clients with complex communication needs.

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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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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.

Learn More