As a bilingual speech-language pathologist, I’ve helped hundreds of children improve their communication skills. After working with diverse clients across many settings, I firmly believe that family engagement and parent participation enhance and accelerate intervention outcomes.
My parents immigrated from Chile, but we only spoke English at home. I committed to learning Spanish, went on to become a bilingual developmental expert, and discovered my passion for serving families like yours!
I take pride in equipping clients with the knowledge and skills to impact their speech and language development at home. Real progress is made between sessions by implementing learned strategies and incorporating them into daily routines with repeated practice.
I welcome your family as an extension of mine and look forward to guiding you through this journey of becoming a strong, skilled bilingual communicator!
Every voice should be heard and allowed to find meaningful connections. That’s why we create a nurturing and empowering environment that fosters growth, development, and self-confidence through bilingual speech therapy. We offer speech therapy for toddlers, children, and adults, and we customize our services to meet each child’s unique needs and goals.
Our mission is to make a positive impact on bilingual
children’s lives by:
We also specialize in social communication, cognitive communication, and executive function skills, as well as augmentative & alternative communication (AAC).
Tailored to target your specific identified needs and guided by functional goals to expedite improvement.
A parent education and training program that supports Spanish-English speaking children (ages 1-3) with possible speech-language delays or disorders.
Designed for bilingual (Spanish-English) children to determine speech and language competencies.
Our global community of diverse clients inspires us to provide specialized services that promote effective communication and meaningful connections. We work with children and adults with:
Articulation disorders refer to difficulties producing speech sounds correctly due to problems with mouth, tongue, or lip movements required to make speech sounds, which can affect a person's ability to communicate effectively.
Phonological disorders are speech sound disorders that involve difficulties with organizing speech sounds into a system that makes sense, resulting in errors producing sounds and words.
Language disorders refer to difficulties with understanding or using language, including spoken, written, or sign language, which can affect a person's ability to communicate effectively in social, academic, and occupational settings.
Fluency disorders, also known as stuttering and cluttering, are speech disorders that involve interruptions in the smooth flow of speech, such as repetitions, prolongations, and blocks, which can affect a person's ability to communicate fluently and comfortably.
Feeding/swallowing disorders refer to difficulties with eating, drinking, and swallowing, which can result in choking, gagging, coughing, or aspiration of food or liquid into the lungs, and can lead to malnutrition, dehydration, and respiratory problems.
Cognitive communication needs refer to difficulties with communication related to cognitive functions, such as memory, attention, problem-solving, and social skills, which can affect a person's ability to communicate effectively in everyday situations, such as following instructions, conversing, and expressing thoughts and emotions.
For young bilingual children suffering from communication difficulties, the benefits of bilingual pediatric therapy in both English and Spanish cannot be overstated. Here are a few ways that our bilingual speech therapy resources can help clients grow and thrive:
Through a combination of aided and unaided communication techniques, our clients gain skills and learn to express themselves clearly and effectively. Speech therapy, after all, is about language. It’s not just speaking; it’s about communicating and expressing ideas to others.
Good health begins with good social skills. And social skills are closely related to language skills. Our bilingual speech therapists employ modeling, role playing, and other techniques to teach good social skills and show clients how to adapt to dynamic social situations in multiple languages.
No matter what language you speak, over half of face-to-face human communication is done non-verbally. Facial expressions, body language, etc. often say more than words. That’s why our speech therapy services aim to develop ‘total’ communication skills wherein the body and voice work together to communicate effectively.