OUR MISSION

Our mission is to  inspire hope and improve the health, and well-being of our clients and families by providing a  positive, warm and supportive environment and the best care to each patient through integrated clinical practice, holistic methods, education, and research.  Success is supported by minimizing limitations and maximizing strengths so that our clients can live their lives to the fullest capacity.

OUR CARE TEAM

Tiffany Hughes, M.A. CCC-SLP 

Executive Director


Tiffany received her masters in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh, where she also was involved in aphasia research.   With over 15 years

experience in speech-language pathology, Tiffany is passionate about providing clients and families with the support and resources needed to maximize each client's success.  She is passionate about supporting her team in building their skills to obtain their career goals and pursue their true passions.    Tiffany specializes in working in early intervention,  feeding and swallowing,  apraxia of speech, aphasia and other neurologically based communication disorders.   Positive reinforcement and using strengths to overcome weaknesses are important themes in her treatment programs combined with the use of evidenced based techniques.   She has been certified in Talk Tools,  the Lindamood Bell Visualizing & Verbalizing program and is a PROMPT trained practitioner. In addition, Tiffany has been certified by LSVT Global Inc. to provide treatment for individuals with speech disorders related to Parkinson disease and other neurological disorders using the LSVT LOUD® modalities.  She is licensed in California and certified by ASHA as well as a recipient of the ASHA Award for Continuing Education.

Kat Tomas, M.S. CCC-SLP

Clinical Director

Kat is passionate about working with young children and families.  She has extensive experience working with the school-aged and the younger, early

 intervention, population.  Kat incorporates routines and visual supports into therapy to enable easy carry-over of newly learned skills in the child's home environment.  Her experience in behavioral intervention and with working as part of a multi-disciplinary team allows for her to incorporate various strategies and recommendations from occupational and physical therapy fluidly in her treatment sessions.  Kat is passionate about helping families throughout the intervention process. She works extensively with expressive and receptive language delays, articulation, feeding/swallowing and has participated in advanced training for feeding and swallowing.   She is certified by and belongs to the American Speech-Language -Hearing Association (ASHA) and has a California speech pathology license as license to practice in the state of California.

Lorinette Myring-Garscia, M.S. CCC-SLP 

Speech Language Pathologist

Lori joined our team in 2014 after completing her Masters degree in  Communication Disorders & Sciences from California State University, Northridge.  Lori enjoys working with   

children and families in the early intervention/birth to three population.  Her areas of interest include receptive and expressive language, pragmatic/social language skills and special populations such as Down syndrome and autism.  Additionally, Lori enjoys treating voice disorders and has obtained specialized training in childhood apraxia of speech.   She is certified by and belongs to the American Speech-Language -Hearing Association (ASHA) and has a California speech and language pathology license.

Kimberly Goldstein, OTD

Lead Occupational Therapist

Kimberly received or Doctor of Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California.  She loves working with children and families to maximize their functional success.  Kimmy is additionally Feeding, Eating, and 

Swallowing Certified and has obtained the USC Sensory Integration Certification.  She is passionate about health and wellness, and as a certified yoga instructor she combines creative movement routines into sessions that help children with regulation while having a blast!  Kimberly is experienced in the SCERTS model and in leading early intervention and social skills groups and has worked with children with various developmental disabilities such as  autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, feeding disorders, and much more! She plans to follow her passion for helping and research in order to make a significant impact in the occupational therapy field and the children we help.

Hannah Song, M.A. CCC-SLP 

Hannah is a speech language pathologist with experience working with children and adults.  She began her career in pediatrics as a speech therapist assistant in 2015 and later completed her Master's in Communicative Disorders at San Jose State University.  Hannah brings her caring heart and high energy excitement to her treatment programs.  She maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competency with the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) as well as California state licensure.

Stephanie Mu.  M.S. SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist CF

Stephanie obtained her master's at Cal State Northridge, where she specialized in early intervention. Stephanie is a bilingual (Chinese) clinician and is passionate about the birth-3 year age

group as well as the voice specialization. Stephanie has completed the SPEAK OUT! ® to treat voice disorders associated with Parkinson's Disease or Parkinson-like conditions. She has also facilitated group therapy in The LOUD Crowd®, for maintenance of skills. Stephanie loves working with families, helping to improve the function and well-being of not just the individual, but the individual's family as a whole.

Britta Sterling M.S. CCC-SLP 

Britta obtained her masters  in 2015 and has worked in a variety of settings, enabling her to provide specialized treatment to medically fragile and complex cases.  Britta works with children in early intervention and school age and is passionate about language, 

articulation, and literacy.  She has an additional specialty in voice disorders and works with clients in assessment and treatment.   Britta works to provide clients with a calm, friendly environment to allow children to grow their skills and learn while minimizing pressure and increasing their enjoyment and fun!  

Teresa Cohenno, M.S. CCC-SLP 

Teresa began working in pediatrics in 2011 and continued her career after completing her masters from the College of St. Rose in 2014.  She specializes in working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and is fluent in American sign language.   She has extensive experience with the autism and Down syndrome communities and is dedicated to providing training and resources that enable families to provide continual learning to their chidlren.  Teresa works with families primarily in early intervention utilizing Hanen methods and also targeting a variety of areas such as language, articulation, and fluency.   She brings compassionate care while utilizing evidenced-based therapy programs, and that is why her clients love her!  Teresa is  American Speech-Language -Hearing Association (ASHA) certified and has a California speech-language pathology license.

Ashley Sohrab, M.S. CCC-SLP 

Ashley has been working with children with speech, language, swallowing, and related disorders since 2013.  She received her Master's from Chapman University in speech and language pathology.  Ashley has served the pediatric population, through her work with children with various speech and 

language disorders such as apraxia of speech, articulation, language and pragmatics, as well as special populations such as Down syndrome and autism  She has led playgroups using the the SCERTS (Social Communication Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support) model and facilitated parent support groups.  Ashley currently serves our team specializing in early intervention (0-3 years old) and is passionate about helping families throughout the assessment and treatment processes.  She serves families in home to provide optimal treatment in a naturalistic setting and is bilingual, speaking both English and Farsi.  Ashley is a California licensed SLP and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Andrea Olvera, B.A.  SLPA 

Andrea joined our team as a speech language pathologist assistant in 2018.  Andrea loves helping children and families and shares her warm kind spirit with all of her clients.  She is passionate about language development and early intervention.  Andrea received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Language Pathology as well as her SLPA certification from Cal State Long Beach.  Andrea is also a bilingual Spanish and English speaker and enjoys working in our multi-cultural community.

Elizabeth Huertas-Palmieri,  M.S. - SLP

Elizabeth received her masters in speech-language pathology and learning disabilities and is able to  share with her clients her knowledge and skills built with 18 years of experience.  Elizabeth works with school-aged children and is passionate about working with early intervention clients in the home setting.  She is bilingual and enjoys serving the Spanish-speaking community.  She is continually advancing her academic knowledge and skills to stay at the forefront of therapeutic advancement.  Elizabeth is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and maintains California SLP Licensure

Jacqueline Ruiz, B.A. SLPA - Administrative Director

Jacqueline has received her B.A. in Communicative Disorders from Cal State Fullerton.  She began her career in 2013 in the special education field and went on to pursue SLPA certification to work as a speech language pathologist assistant since 2017.  Her experience in the field combined with her administrative roles enables her to help families with compassion and understanding.   Jackie works with our clients in scheduling, billing and coordinating care so that each client has the best experience with our practice!

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980 South Arroyo Parkway, Suite 100

Pasadena, CA 93063

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