Shellie’s Strategies and Support

This is a wonderful new CSHA video about what SLPs do!  It’s entitled “How We Change Lives through Communication.”

Here is a helpful link to share with parents and teachers with a summary of Developmental Milestones:

I love this article!  It is great if you work with higher functioning kids on the spectrum.  Michelle Garcia Winner shows therapists how to use thought bubbles to help children transform abstract ideas into something concrete that makes sense to them:

Hope this gives you some great ideas for your practice.



Happy July Birthdays!


Deneishia Jones



Molly Marr-York



Anna Avetisyan



Sevenju Berkey

Diyanna Gever



Jesse Guberman



Lauri Aud

Maria Sanchez de Cutino



Christina Granados

Crystal Medina

Meghan Widerberg



Helen Wade



Erica Contreras

Amy Johnson



Laurie Kapp

Olga Reyes



Vana Ashdjian



Carla Hartshorn



Holland McWhorter

Kristine Novshadian

Luiza Shamiryan



Alisa Tagvoryan



Meredith Lee

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


Greetings From Helen

Summertime is here. I hope that all of us are taking time off to enjoy being with our families, traveling, reading and thinking about our lives. I hope that SLEA figures positively in your work life and that you are staying with us. Our workload looks good for the summer and for the fall. Our retention of contracts and staff has been terrific.

Some of you are leaving us because of moving plans. We will miss you. We’ve been busy hiring additional staff for the fall, including some new CFYs. We are excited and looking forward to our September 8, 2015 meeting.

I’ve been traveling and reading, spending time with family and friends. I can also be found in the office. I am hoping to get our nonprofit going, I am also planning to apply for grants so that many of us can spend some of our professional time in research and development of special programs. Wherever I travel, I try to visit special programs to see what we can add to our offices, and to our delivery of services in general. I am reminded that we work with some very challenging cases. I am reminded, on a daily basis, of how committed our staff is in meeting some very challenging objectives.

I hope that all of you enjoy your summer and I look forward to talking and to seeing you in the very near future.