Kat Tomas, M.S. CCC-SLP - Assistant 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 

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.

Inga (Yuet King) Ho, M.A. SLP 

Inga is a speech language pathologist with experience in both public schools and the private practice setting, working with very young and school-aged children.  She joined the Expressive Connections team in 2011 as a bilingual therapist.  Inga works with Cantonese and Mandarin speaking individuals and enjoys cultivating a positive relationship with parents and setting up strong home-based programs to stimulate their primary language development. Inga has done extensive work in the area of specific language impairment.  She is a graduate from Brigham Young University and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competency with the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) as well as California state licensure.

Stacy Golden, M.S. CCC-SLP 

Stacy graduated from the University of New Mexico and has been working in early intervention for several years.  Stacy utilizes a family-centered approach to intervention.   She is passionate about educating and providing parents/family members with training on techniques to advance their child's speech and language skills.  Stacy assesses and treats a variety of speech and language disorders such as language delay, articulation disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and pragmatic language disorders. She continues to advance her education and training to treat her clients utilizing both experience and the advances in speech-language pathology.  She maintains California licensure in speech-language pathology and ASHA certification.

Teresa Cohenno, M.S. CCC-SLP 

Teresa began workign 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.

Jennifer Kim, M.A. CCC-SLP

 Jennifer received her bachelors from UC Berkeley, and masters from one of the leading speech-language pathology programs, at The Ohio State University.  She has specialized in pediatrics since 2012, starting out as a teaching assistant prior to becoming an SLP.  Her experience has been working in the school and private practice settings,  treating children from a range of ages and speech and language related disorders.  She is fluent in basic Korean and proficient in Spanish, enabling her to serve a variety of clients within our area.  Jennifer uses Hanen techniques to work with early intervention clients and is known for going "above and beyond." She uses all resources to provide clients with the best outcome and works to build connections with her client's other specialists to build dynamic treatments tailored to each individual.  Jennifer is a California licensed SLP and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Minji Sarah Cha, M.S. CF-SLP

 Sarah obtained her masters at  Biola University and worked as a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant for 2 years prior to entering into her graduate program.  Minji enjoys serving bilingual (English-Korean and English-Spanish) clients and is passionate about the birth-3 year age group.  She works to build a relationship with parents/guardians and to guide them in adapting strategies that promote language development into their daily routines.  Minji also uses her personal experiences as a youth pastor and counselor and teacher  to  provide support and encouragement to families as they enter into the the therapeutic process.

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.

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

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!  

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