Welcome to Our New Team Members!

Melissa Drescher
Melissa Drescher

Melissa Drescher will be working as a behaviorist until her CFY documentation comes through.




Angelina Barragan and Frank Ammirato are new Behaviorists.

Angelina Barragan
Angelina Barragan
Frank Ammirato
Frank Ammirato






Liana Arshakyan  is a new SLPA.

Liana Arshakyan
Liana Arshakyan






Tanya Prettapapop just graduated from CSUN and is in the process of getting her RPE License.

Tanya Prettapapop
Tanya Prettapapop





We look forward to working with everyone!!!


Happy June Birthdays!


Robert Ramirez


Chanel Banez


Raluca Nicodim

Anna Sherbetchyan


Shellie Bader

Christy House


Ivan Gregorio

Melissa Drescher


Kevin Torrez


Leslie Medrano


Alicia Bell

Lauren Henderson

Brenda Rodriguez


Joanne Bae

Joyce Bae


John Thomas


Michael Mirliss

Erika Webb

Jasmine Gergis

Michelle Meza


Hannah Loyola

Arlene Valentine


Diana Rush


Christina Mojica

Delia Michel


Sheila Mojtabai

We are delighted to make a donation to Autism Speaks for each SLEA employee birthday.

Shellie’s Strategies and Support

One Size Does Not Fit All!   Although this article is geared toward stuttering, the foundation and premise is true across all of the services SLEA provides.  We all must tailor our therapy to individual needs! http://www.stutteringhelp.org/blog/problem-one-size-fits-all

Do you see insurance clients?  We have two informative articles that will help you select the right codes for reports and assuring accuracy for medical necessity.

1.  ICD-10 is set for October 1, 2015!  Be prepared to learn some new insurance codes! http://leader.pubs.asha.org/Article.aspx?articleid=2290909

2.  Coding for Executive Function services for children:  A great Q and A  http://leader.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2290894

Know the Signs of Speech and Language Disorders is an informative ASHA campaign to raise awareness of the early signs of communication disorders.

http://identifythesigns.org/?utm_source=asha&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pr05181 5

Greetings From Helen

A Warm Hello to Everyone!

June is here and for us many programs close for the summer.  At the office we are planning for the next “school year.”  Our four CEUs for next year are practical and very hands on.  We hope to see many of you in attendance.

I’ve been in practice since 1975 and I often consider all the extra training I’ve received since leaving graduate school.  There have been many new programs over the years, that colleagues and families insisted are the “answer” to all communication and learning problems.  I love learning so I’ve attended many workshops and trainings and my conclusion is that there are cycles and programs appear and disappear and are always presented as the “end all” of programs.  All of the programs I’ve been trained to do have made me a better clinician, but none have cured the issue they addressed.  They’ve helped but not solved the problem.  I believe that if a program was to solve a problem, it was a mild problem to start with.

So where does this opinion leave us?  I think it’s critical to always revert back to what we learned in our basic and advanced courses in school and to make sure we are applying that knowledge to our clients.  Reading research articles and sometimes summaries are sufficient to get us thinking of what the implications are for our clients, talking to our colleagues and getting their opinions, and most important is listening to our clients and caring to make a difference.

Wishing all of you a wonderful summer.  I’m in the office, on and off, most of the summer.  Please stop by and say hello, or call.  Looking forward to hearing from you!

Thank you for our association,