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

Lauren B., BS, SLPA

FUN FACT

I love anything that tastes super sour!

 

MY WHY

I wanted a career that serves a deeper purpose to help others and where I can pour into the special needs community.

Lauren is originally from a little town outside of Lake Tahoe called Grass Valley, CA.

She went to school at Northern Arizona University where she graduated early with her bachelor of science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

For the past two years, Lauren has been working as an SLPA in the school setting where she provided therapy to students in Transition Kindergarten through 8th grade. Lauren loves working with children and getting to know them as unique individuals with diverse communication goals.

During her free time, she loves to eat good food, go running outside, and spend time with her friends and family!

Speech Therapist

Kelsey I., MA, CCC-SLP

FUN FACT

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

 

MY WHY

From a young age, I always wanted to help people. I love the simple joy that comes from helping kids learn, play, and grow. 

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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.

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Alex K., MA, CCC-SLP

Co-Lead Speech Language Pathologist

FUN FACT

I can speak Bulgarian.

 

MY WHY

I’ve always felt I wanted to help people form and shape connections through communication as a whole. I truly believe it is the most important thing that connects humans.

Alex is originally from Canada and completed her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI in 2015. Alex received her bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with a minor in linguistics at the University of Western Ontario in 2012. 

Alex has worked for 4 years in an acute care rehab treating a variety of diagnoses and ages with conditions including dysphagia (swallowing disorders), articulation disorders, pragmatic language disorders, disorders of voice and fluency and receptive and expressive language disorder with a special interest in Dysphagia. 

Alex is passionate about working with kids and families to facilitate a holistic approach in achieving the most optimal and functional communication.

In her spare time, Alex enjoys yoga, tennis, and soaking up the San Diego sunshine!

 

TRAININGS + CERTIFICATIONS

  • LSVT Loud Certified

Danielle M., M.A., CCC-SLP

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Kassandra P.

FUN FACT

I enjoy roller skating and snacking on charcuterie boards

 

MY WHY

I want to help people find their voice.

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Speech Therapist

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

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

Autumn S., MS, CCC-SLP

Co-Lead Speech Language Pathologist

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

I became a SLP because I am passionate about helping people be able to communicate.

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

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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