Alison has experience working with adults and children in outpatient settings for a variety of communication disorders. During her time at JSA, Alison has augmented her professional development through continuing education and seminars in the areas of articulation and phonology, autism, adult and child language, and orofacial myology.
Denise has over 30 years of experience working with a variety of speech and language disorders across all age groups. She embraces the JSA mission of providing therapy to clients with a family centered approach.
Her specialties include: accent modification for professionals; phonology/articulation; school age language, pragmatics. Denise has extensive experience supervising and mentoring graduate students and clinical fellows. Denise has also earned the following distinctions: Outstanding Service Award - California Speech Language Hearing Association and Volunteer Service Award - California State University, Northridge.
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.
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.
Michelle’s pathway to speech pathology started with her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Linguistics from UC Berkeley. She continued her academic journey to CSU Fullerton, where she earned her Master of Art degree in California. Michelle has served as the Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy on the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and as a student liaison to the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Government Affairs and Public Policy. Michelle joined JSA in 2019 and her professional interests include augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), Early Intervention, pragmatics, executive functioning, working with multilingual populations and advocating for the continued provision of speech and language services.
Experience working with Early Intervention and school aged populations with a background in behavior intervention. Receptive and expressive language skills, AAC, Early Intervention, ASD
Christie is a bilingual English and Spanish-speaking Speech-Language Pathologist with 7 years of experience working in both home and clinic settings. She specializes in providing Accent Modification services to adults wanting to meet their professional and personal goals, as well as, Early Intervention speech therapy for children below the age of 5 and their families.
Professional interest/ focus (languages spoken, ASD, Fluency, Articulation, OM, AAC, etc.): Accent Modification, Early Intervention, Fluency, Bilingualism.
Rebecca graduated in 2017 from Columbia University's Teachers College with a master of science in communication sciences and disorders and a bilingual extension certification in Spanish. She is certified in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Speech Systems Intelligibility Training. Rebecca is an advocate of dynamic assessment, fairly assessing individuals without bias, and supporting bilingual exposure for children with disabilities. She is currently a PhD student in positive developmental psychology at Claremont Graduate University, where she is studying how academic contexts can buffer individuals from the negative effects of early life challenges. Rebecca's professional interests include conditions related to craniofacial disorders, as well as fluency, bilingualism, cognitive deficits, and language delays secondary to adverse childhood experiences.She thoroughly enjoys working with individuals across the lifespan in helping them to communicate more effectively.
Amanda's passion to work with children and provide for her community led her to the field of Speech Language Pathology. She holds experience in the hospital, public school, and private clinic settings where she has treated a variety of clients and disorders: language disorders, articulation & phonology, fluency disorders, Down Syndrome, ASD, voice disorders, acquired neurological disorders, tracheostomized clients, and AAC. As a former athlete, Amanda was drawn to Justine Sherman and Associates' strong team-based community and close family collaboration. Her current professional focuses include early intervention, articulation and phonology, and fluency. She is interested in learning more about orofacial myology.
Background involves working with children with ASD, and a variety of speech and language disorders in home, private clinic, and school environments. I also have clinical experience with adults with dysphagia, dementia, and motor speech disorders in adult day programs and skilled nursing facilities.
My professional interests include dysphagia, AAC, and fluency.
Kaitlynn has spent over 13 years working across a variety of youth service settings leading programs, teaching classrooms, and providing specialized educational supports prior to becoming a speech language pathologist.
My passion to help others communicate started in 2nd grade when my teacher taught my class sign language. I instantly became intrigued. I started my journey to become a Speech Language Pathologist in 2012 at Cal State Long Beach. In 2019 I graduated with my Masters of Science from Washington State University. I have provided services in Early Head Start programs, elementary Schools, skilled nursing faculties, and private practices with individuals of all ages. I expanded my interests and volunteered services for two weeks in Guatemala with a non-profit team. I have also participated in ASHA-recognized leadership programs LSVT LOUD, and MBSiMP. I also took part in research that takes a deeper look in language development in toddlers that has been presented in conferences across the US. I also have a growing interest in AAC, Apraxia, Aural Rehab, and Oral Motor Disorders.
Angela joined JSA in 2019. She went to Cal State Northridge for her undergraduate and graduate degree. Angela’s previous placements consisted of experience with AAC, Autism, early intervention, language, articulation, and aphasia across a variety of settings (private practice, elementary school, and a university clinic). Her professional interests include ASD, AAC, articulation, language, early intervention, aphasia, and focusing on family collaboration and client empowerment. She is interested in learning about orofacial myofunctional therapy.
Briana has worked as an SLPA in the private setting since her graduation in 2016. She has experience working 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 language disorders.
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.
Tara has worked in school, hospital and clinic settings and specializes in orofacial myofunctional and articulation therapy.
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.
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.
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.
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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