OUR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS HELP CHILDREN IMPROVE THEIR COMMUNICATION SKILLS SO THAT THEY CAN COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY WITH THEIR PEERS, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS.
Our Speech & Language Professionals provide pediatric speech-language therapy services to children by helping promote communication and independence thus encouraging children with the skills needed to live life to its fullest. Through therapeutic services provided by their provider, your child can improve skills to communicate with family, friends, teachers, and peers.
Bilingual (Spanish) & Tele-speech services are available!
It Takes Two to Talk - Hanen Program
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
Tongue Thrust/Orofacial Myology
PROMPT is a tactile-kinesthetic (touch and feel) approach to speech therapy. Because speech is made by moving the jaw, lips, and tongue, A PROMPT trained speech pathologist uses their hands to move the child’s lips, jaws, and tongue to correctly form words. These movements are combined with functional words chosen for each child to use in social interactions. PROMPT is used on a wide range of children who have difficulty with motor speech including children who have childhood apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorders, dysarthria, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injuries and other developmental disorder of speech.
Areas of Expertise
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC)
American Sign Language (ASL)
Contracted School Services
Contracted Infant and Toddler Services
MEET OUR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
Emily C., M.S. CCC-SLP – Speech Therapy Manager
Emily Chapman is a Pennsylvania native who graduated with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Penn State University in 2012. Emily has experience working in both private pediatric therapy clinics and working with birth-3 in an early intervention program. She has experience working with children with a wide variety of communication challenges including both verbal and non verbal children. She enjoys working and collaborating with families, incorporating parent coaching into each therapy session, and focusing on functional communication activities that are easily implemented across multiple environments. She has a specific love and interest in preschool language, social skills, and alternative and augmentative communication (AAC). When not at work, Emily enjoys reading, hiking, biking, and camping with her husband.
Rachel C., M.S. CCC-SLP
Megan M., M.S., CCC-SLP – PRN
Alissa K., M.S., CCC-SLP
Alissa graduated in 2005 with her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Since then, she has had experience working in nursing homes, public and private schools, the infant-toddler population in homes, with children of all ages and varying disorders within the clinic setting, and via teletherapy. She has undergone Hanen training, and uses the coaching model to help caregivers integrate therapy techniques into the daily routines of young children for improved success. She thoroughly enjoys the families with whom she works. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and extended family, as well as hiking, camping, meeting with friends, and reading.
Jane L., M.S., CCC-SLP – Bilingual (Spanish)
Location: Boise & Nampa
Jane was born and raised in the California Bay Area and has now lived in Idaho for over 25 years. She loves the Mountain West and all things outdoors! Jane completed her undergraduate studies at San Francisco State University and has a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Idaho State University (2013). She has experience working in in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation settings with adults, but has focused on her passion for child language and communication since 2014. Jane is devoted to working with pediatric clients across disorder areas of autism, apraxia, augmentative communication, fluency, social pragmatics, early language, and others. Jane speaks Spanish and French and is driven to work with multicultural clients and families in the Treasure Valley. Her commitment to parent coaching, addressing needs of the whole child, and connecting with every client to bring out their optimal communication skills is at the core of her practice. Outside of the busy clinic life, Jane loves spending time in the mountains with her family, doing yoga, learning foreign languages, gardening, cooking and traveling.
Karissa R., M.S., CCC-SLP
Karissa is originally from Mission Viejo, California before receiving her M.S. degree from Idaho State University – Pocatello. She specializes in Pediatric Speech & Language Therapy. Karissa enjoys playing volleyball, cooking, hiking, camping in the summer, playing with her son, traveling with her husband, and spending time with friends!
Courtney S., M.S., CCC-SLP
Courtney is originally from Pocatello, Idaho and received her education from Idaho State University – Pocatello. She specializes in Pediatric Speech & Language Therapy. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys reading, baking (especially bread), exercising (i.e. volleyball, yoga, lifting weights, hiking), enjoying summertime activities, playing with her cat, and spending time with loved ones.
Julie T., MEd, CCC-SLP
Julie is originally from Boise and received her education from NNC, BSU, Valdosta Tech Institute and Valdosta State University. Julie specializes in Language and Articulation Impairments. In her free time, Julie enjoys yoga, biking, spending time with her nephews, traveling/exploring, gardening, reading, attending church activities, and watching the beautiful Boise sunrises and sunsets.