Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy

Let’s Have A New Conversation

As a parent, when your child is having trouble speaking, we know it can be both overwhelming and heartbreaking. All you want is to hear 4 simple words: “I Love You, Mama.” We want you to know that our speech therapists have the tools, resources and strategies for your child to give you the #1 thing your heart needs right now: Hope.

Behaviors You May Notice First
4-7 MONTHS
  • Your child isn’t babbling (e.g. bababa, dadada)
14-18 MONTHS
  • Has only a few words
  • Not imitating simple sounds, words
  • Not imitating simple actions or gestures
  • Not pointing to or identifying familiar objects (15 months)
18 MONTHS
  • Not understanding what people say
  • Using less than 25 words
24 MONTHS
  • Not putting 2 words together
  • Saying less than 50 words
2-3 YEARS
  • Not playing well with other children
  • Not talking to other children
3 YEARS +
  • Difficulty understanding what your child is saying (unintelligibility)
  • Difficulty engaging with peers in pretend or imaginative play
  • Demonstrates a “loss” of language or words
At Milestone, we’re ready to have a new conversation about the infinite potential your child has and how our therapists can help you build the positive foundation necessary for success.

Talk to one of our speech therapists about your child today. 

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From An Empowered Parent

“Wooohoooo! She’s absolutely the most passionate Speech Language Pathologist we have ever met!  We are so lucky to have her!!!!”

@wonderwomanpauline

With Speech Therapy, Our Focus Is Clear

We treat a wide range of speech, language and social communication disorders for kids who have different levels of abilities.  Our goal is to determine what tools and strategies are best for each individual child and specific areas we focus on include:

  • Articulation & Cognition
  • Expressive and Receptive language
  • Fluency
  • Feeding and Swallowing
  • Form (phonology, morphology, syntax)
  • Hearing
  • Social communication (greeting, commenting, asking questions)
  • Pragmatics
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Meet Your Milestone

Speech Therapists

The support you need to create the results you want for your child. Our expert team of speech therapists are passionate about what they do and love communicating positivity, joy and hope to your child so they can thrive.
Speech Therapist

Alyssa C., MS, CF-SLP

Clinical Fellow

FUN FACT

I am a Disney fanatic!

 

MY WHY

I want to have a positive impact on my clients and families by helping clients to establish their voice and use it to advocate for themselves.

Alyssa was born and raised in San Diego. She earned a certificate in Deaf Studies at Mesa Community College, then transferred to San Diego State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Alyssa earned her Master’s degree from Biola University.
While completing her undergraduate studies she worked in an adult transition program as well as providing in-home services as a behavioral therapist.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. Her and her husband love taking their daughters on trips to the zoo, Seaworld, and Disneyland! 🙂

Evelyn C., MS, CCC-SLP

FUN FACT

My favorite animals are manatees.

 

MY WHY

I am dedicated to providing culturally sensitive and inclusive services that honor individuals’ preferred languages and communicative styles. I love learning about what makes us unique!

Evelyn was born and raised in San Francisco but has previously lived in San Diego for over 6 years while attending SDSU. After recently completing her graduate degree and CF at a private practice in the Bay Area, she is excited to return to sunny San Diego.

She has a B.A. in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences from San Diego State University and an M.S. in Speech Language Hearing Sciences from San Francisco State University. During her graduate program and CF, Evelyn has worked with diverse populations, including AAC users, gestalt language processors, Cantonese-English bilingual speakers, and individuals with social pragmatic differences.

In her free time, Evelyn loves to spend time in nature, visit the farmer’s market, crochet, try new arts and crafts, and bask in the sun with her tabby cat, Mochi.

Speech Therapist

Kelly F., BA, SLPA

FUN FACT

I am a huge Jane Austen fan and I have read all of her books!

 

MY WHY

I find so much joy in assisting every individual in finding their voice and communicating with people around them.

Kelly is originally from Indiana, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree  in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University. 

Prior to moving to San Diego, Kelly lived in Chicago and provided speech and language services for 10 years in the Chicago Public School system. Kelly is devoted to helping every child achieve their communication goals. 

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, and traveling.

Kelsey I., MA, CCC-SLP

FUN FACT

I have an identical twin sister. We have attended the Twins Days Festival every single year since 1995!

 

MY WHY

I love the simple joy that comes from helping kids learn, play, and grow.

coming Soon.

Mariah M., MS, CF-SLP

Clinical Fellow

FUN FACT

I have seen over 50 performers live! I love concerts and music festivals.

MY WHY

I want everyone to have the confidence and the tools to communicate authentically and freely, however that may look! Everybody deserves a voice

Mariah was born and raised in southern Indiana, attended undergrad at Western Kentucky University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
She then went on to earn her Master’s degree in CSD at Georgia Southern University.
Mariah recently moved to San Diego from Savannah, GA and is so excited to explore this beautiful city!
In graduate school, Mariah gained experience working in the acute care hospital setting as well as a private practice for both adult and pediatric clients. She enjoys working in the private practice setting because of the valuable relationships formed with clients and their families!
In her free time she loves being outdoors, running scenic trails, lounging at the beach, scoping out local coffee shops & restaurants, movie nights on the couch, & curating new outfits!
Speech Therapist

Kassandra P., MS, CCC-SLP

FUN FACT

I enjoy roller skating and snacking on charcuterie boards.

 

MY WHY

I want to help people find their voice.

coming Soon.

Speech Therapist

Autumn S., MS, CCC-SLP

Director of Speech Therapy

FUN FACT

I know the song lyrics to way too many songs, and can memorize the lyrics to a new song after hearing it 2-3 times.

 

MY WHY

It is the absolute best feeling to hear a child say their first words or advocate for themselves for the first time.

Autumn earned her master’s degree from California State University San Marcos in speech language pathology in 2015 where she also earned her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies with a minor in linguistics in 2013.

Autumn has provided speech and language services for children with a variety of speech and language disorders including Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Dysphagia (swallowing disorders), articulation and phonological disorders, pragmatic language disorders, and receptive and expressive language disorders.

Autumn is passionate about providing individualized care to help children and families meet their goals.

In her free time, Autumn enjoys baking, spending time with her family and dog, and traveling the world.

 

TRAININGS + CERTIFICATIONS

  • PROMPT Trained

Lauren S., MS, CF-SLP

Clinical Fellow

FUN FACT

I am also a yoga instructor.

 

MY WHY

I wanted to find a career that involved meaningful communication and interaction with people, to help others communicate their experiences, and to help people feel heard.

Lauren has spent most of her life in San Diego and has had the opportunity to live in many parts of San Diego.

She has a B.A. in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego, and a M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from California State University, San Marcos.

As a graduate student, she worked in a variety of settings: an elementary school; the acute, rehabilitation, and transitional care units of a hospital; as well as adult and pediatric private outpatient clinics. Since graduating, she has worked in an acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital, in addition to working here at Milestone.

In her free time, she loves to practice yoga and Pilates, paint, draw, do ceramics, read as often as she can, and spend as much time as she can with her beautiful family. Lauren also loves to spend time in nature and feels her best surrounded by trees.

Speech Therapist

Kelsey S., M.S., CCC-SLP

Lead Speech Therapist

FUN FACT

I played college softball!

 

MY WHY

I love celebrating small victories and making a difference in someone’s life.

Kelsey is from Connecticut. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education from University of Massachusetts-Boston in 2015.
After graduation, Kelsey worked in Early Intervention where she collaborated with other SLP’s.
During this time, she became very interested in speech and language and went back to school. Kelsey received her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Sacred Heart University in 2019.
In my free time, I like exploring San Diego with my dog, Olive, shopping, and crafting with my Cricut machine.
TRAININGS + CERTIFICATIONS
  • Intro to PROMPT Training

Frequently Asked Questions

  • It can sometimes be difficult to know if a service is needed for your child.  That’s why at Milestone Pediatric Therapy we offer free consultations to help guide you to the best treatment for your family.  Our therapists’ goal is to get you the help you need and for your family to be empowered to make the next best choice for your child.  Additionally, speaking with your doctor is also helpful to decide if therapy is needed.

    • Apraxia & Oral Motor Deficits
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
    • Auditory Processing & Reading Difficulties
    • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
    • Down syndrome
    • Feeding / Swallowing difficulties
    • Global Developmental Delay
    • Speech Language Day
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Neurological Conditions
    • Rett Syndrome
    • Stroke
  • At Milestone, we make it fun!  We help your child learn how to improve their speech, their sounds, their fluency, articulation and/or resonance.  And, if necessary, we also focus on helping them put together words, share thoughts, ideas and feelings.  We also help your child use proper grammar, syntax and content so their verbal and nonverbal communication gives them the tools they need to fully engage with peers and family members.

Let’s Connect

We would like to meet with you and your family to determine how we can help.

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