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!

Tele-Speech Therapy Also Available!

Special Programs

It Takes Two to Talk - Hanen Program
The Hanen approach has led the way in changing early language intervention by putting parents first in order to help children. The Hanen approach advocates that the natural environment is the best way for children to learn, providing them with opportunities to communicate with key people in their lives. This approach has led the way in changing early language intervention by putting parents first in order to help children.
Social Thinking
Our therapists utilize the Social thinking curriculum by Michelle Garcia Winner in both individual and group sessions to facilitate improved social/pragmatic​ skills. The curriculum is intended for students with social learning disabilities, especially those with autistic spectrum conditions. Its main focus is on teaching students to think about how others perceive them.
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
PECS is a unique alternative/augmentative communication system developed in the USA in 1985 by Andy Bondy, Ph.D., and Lori Frost, MS, CCC-SLP. PECS was first implemented with pre-school students diagnosed with autism at the Delaware Autism Program. Since then, PECS has successfully been implemented worldwide with thousands of learners of all ages who have various cognitive, physical and communication challenges.

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. 

Early Intervention
Our therapists are trained in the “Coaching Model” utilized by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and complete home visits to help train families to improve their child’s communication skills
Teletherapy: Our speech-language pathologists have been providing online therapy for over 10 years. We work with school districts and private clients connecting our clinicians with clients no matter where they live. Most insurance companies will pay for online therapy services. Contact CTP for more information.

Areas of Expertise


Down Syndrome

Cleft Palate

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)


Articulation/Phonological Disorders

Receptive Language

Expressive Language



Social/Pragmatic Skills

Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC)

American Sign Language (ASL)

Executive Functioning

Reading Comprehension

Written Expression

Selective Mutism

Contracted School Services

Contracted Infant and Toddler Services


Emily C., M.S. CCC-SLP – Speech Therapy Manager
Location: Boise
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
Location: Boise
Rachel is originally from Billings, Montana and received her education from Idaho State University.  She specializes in Gestalt language processing and speech sound disorders.  Rachel enjoys hiking, camping, gardening, and being outside with her dog, the incredible floofy Ronald Weasley!

Alissa K., M.S., CCC-SLP
Location: Nampa
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 and 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
Location: Boise
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
Location: Boise
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.

Brighten M. M.S., CCC-SLP
Location: Boise and Meridian
Originally from Sandpoint, Idaho, Brighten received her education from Emerson College in Boston.  Her specialty is in articulation and early language.  In her free time, she loves going to spin classes, reading books, going on hikes, walks, or anything that involves being outside in the sunshine!

Kira F M. A. CCC-SLP
Location: Meridian
Kira is originally a Walla Walla, Washington native who received her education at the graduate level from the University of Northern Colorado.  Her specialties are articulation and early child language development.  In her spare time, she stays busy keeping up with her 2 young boys as well as her older daughter.  When she does have time to herself, she enjoys quieter activities such as reading, gardening, collecting new plants, completing puzzles, and playing the violin.  She also enjoys shopping, watching baseball and football, and playing with her two cats.

Heather D., M.S., CCC-SLP
Location: Boise
Heather is originally from Boise, Idaho, and received her education from Idaho State University. She specializes in speech and language intervention.  Heather enjoys reading books, going to the movies, and spending time with her family in Donnelly.

Hayley K., M.S., CF-SLP
Location: Meridian
Hayley is originally from Regina Saskatchewan, Canada, and received her education from Minot State University. She specializes in speech intervention.  Hayley enjoys being outdoors hiking and camping.  She is also an avid reader.

Angela A.  M. S. CCC-SLP
Location: Meridian
Angela is originally from Woodinville, Washington and received her education at Idaho State University. She specializes in articulation and phonological disorders. Angela enjoys hanging out with her husband and enjoying their empty nest.

Jessica C. l M. S. CCC-SLP
Location: Mountain Home

Jessica is originally from Meridian, Idaho, and received her education from Idaho State University and Eastern New Mexico University. She specializes in early intervention, speech sounds disorders, and elementary age clients. Jessica enjoys relaxing, watching movies, and cuddling up at home with her husband and her dog, Bandit. In addition, she loves playing board or card games when visiting family. She enjoys baking, but only when it turns out delicious! She and her husband will sometimes go out adventuring on hunting trips or taking in the beautiful scenery Idaho has to offer.

Stacy F.  M. S. CCC-SLP
Location: Meridian
Stacy is originally from Fairbanks, Alaska and received her education from Idaho State University. She specializes in pediatrics. Stacy enjoys spending time with her husband and family. In addition, she loves to travel and explore new places, but she has a special love for Disney parks.  When she is sticking closer to home, you can find her walking the greenbelt or in the foothills, walking her pug and dachshund in her neighborhood, or at home knitting and making art.

Teresa J.  M. S. CCC-SLP
Location: Meridian
Teresa is originally from Boise, Idaho and received her education from Idaho State University.  She specializes in early language, speech sound disorders, AAC, and fluency. Teresa enjoys spending time painting and drawing because her first degree was in art. She loves learning about art and experimenting with new materials. In addition, Teresa enjoys spending time outdoors walking along the river or gardening.

Terri P.  M. S. CCC-SLP
Location: Mountain Home
Terri is originally from Glenns Ferry, Idaho and she received her education from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. She specializes in developing language and ASD. Terri enjoys daily hikes, traveling, playing Words with friends online, walking 10,000 steps, and glamping.  She loves Mountain Home, her church family, and Open Door Fellowship.

Annabel A. M. S. CCC-SLP
Location: Meridian
Annabel is originally from Berkeley, California and she received her education at Idaho State University in Meridian. She is trained in orofacial myology. Annabel enjoys practicing piano, after a 40-year break! She also loves making art, hiking, and collecting rocks because she has a passion for geology. A daily yoga practice and year-round dips in the Boise River keep her sane and ready for the work week!


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