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Clinic Based Speech Therapy Services

We have four beautiful facilities where we provide clinic based speech and language services for individuals from birth to adult. Our offices are located in Antelope Valley,  Bakersfield, Los Angeles, and San Gabriel Valley. We provide the personalized therapeutic intervention plans to address your child’s specific deficit.

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School Based Speech Therapy Services

DV Therapy provides free or low cost speech screenings for schools in and around all of our four office locations – Antelope Valley, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, and San Gabriel Valley.  We have outstanding contracts with private and charter schools.  Our therapists provide speech and language services, work with the staff to create an environment that will maximize the child’s learning potential, and develop home programs with the parents for continuity of care.

Occupational Therapy

DV Therapy provides occupational therapy services to work on challenges associated with developmental disabilities to maximize the individual’s potential with sensory integration therapy and daily functioning.  We are accepting referrals in all four of our offices – Antelope Valley, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, and San Gabriel Valley.

Health Care Services

We provide speech and language therapy services to nearby skilled nursing facilities within all of our Antelope Valley, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, and San Gabriel Valley region.

Accent Reduction

A foreign accent is simply evidence of learning American English as a second or additional language.

A regional American English accent is a set of pronunciation patterns consistent with the speaker’s native regional dialect.

Social Skills Group

Our social skills groups are led by SLPs and SLPAs in all four of our office locations – Antelope Valley, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, and San Gabriel Valley.  Our mission is to help clients develop social competencies to build stronger relationships with their peers.  Our social skills group ranging from 3-6 years of age, 7-10 years of age, 11-13 years of age, and 14+.  

Teletherapy

Telepractice is the application of telecommunications technology to the delivery of speech language pathology and audiology professional services at a distance by linking clinician to client or clinician to clinician for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation.

We currently provide teletherapy services to assist with voice therapy for adults who are unable to travel to the office and students at Charter schools.  

Assistive Technology

Do you or your loved one have difficulty talking? There are options that might help. There are two main types of AAC—unaided systems and aided systems. You may use one or both types. Most people who use AAC use a combination of AAC types to communicate.

ASDA

At ASDA, we aim to bring the adaptation needs to the community. It is an important reminder that children with autism are not born with a disability – they are born different. We just need to support them differently than the everyday norms and expectations.

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  • Iddo deVries
    Iddo deVries
    Iddo has been practicing speech therapy for over 10 years and has been studying the field for over 12.  He has worked in multiple settings including schools, homes, adult care facilities, and most recently in a multi-disciplinary clinical setting where he provided direct therapy, assessments,...
  • Etta Astrin
    Etta Astrin
    Etta received her bachelors degree at CUNY Brooklyn in the field of Psychology. Following her desire to help others, Etta studied Clinical Social Work and received her masters degree at Hunter College. While living in New York, Etta provided critical social and emotional support for...
  • Meghan Eppinette
    Meghan Eppinette
    Meghan received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University. While at BU, she gained experience in a range of settings, including a bilingual Spanish-English elementary school, an outpatient voice clinic, and a neuromuscular disorders clinic that served patients with Amyotrophic...
  • Celest Segovia
    Celest Segovia
    Celest received her BA in Speech Communication Disorders in 2017 from Northern Arizona University. During the fall of 2017 she completed her SLPA certification from the same university.  Before being an SLPA, Celest held an internship at Azusa Unified School District.  Her inspiration behind becoming...
  • Marina Gonzalez
    Marina Gonzalez
    Marina obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Disorders from California State University, Los Angeles. She received her Speech- Language Pathology – Assistant certification from Loma Linda University. She gained fieldwork experience at DV Therapy allowing her to attain licensing from the State of...
  • Kristen Turowski
    Kristen Turowski
    Kristen grew up in Tehachapi and now lives there with her husband and 2 dogs. She received her associate’s degree in Liberal Studies at Bakersfield College where she attended from 2011 to 2013, and found her passion for speech and language therapy. Kristen then went...
  • Angelina Loa
    Angelina Loa
    Angelina Loa received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Riverside. She became a substitute teacher/ paraeducator for the Los Angeles Office of Education while also working part-time as a recreation leader for the City of Temple City. While working in the special Ed classrooms;...
  • Hava Young
    Hava Young
    Hava is completing her Clinical Fellowship at DV Therapy. She earned her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University in 2019. She earned her Bachelor of Art in Communicative Disorders from University of Redlands in 2014. Between earning her bachelor’s and master’s...
  • Cristal Nunez
    Cristal Nunez
    Cristal was born in California and raised by her Mexican parents. She is bilingual in both Spanish and English. She received her B.S in Communication Sciences & Disorders at California State University, Sacramento. She also completed the Speech Language Pathology Assistant Program at Sacramento State....
  • Kristine Nichols
    Kristine Nichols
    Kristine is a licensed speech and language pathologist. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelors of Science in Speech Pathology in 2003. She went on to get her Masters of Arts from California State University, Fresno in Speech Pathology and graduated...
  • Shelby Trevino
    Shelby Trevino
    Shelby was born in Bakersfield, California. She received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and SLPA license at California State University Sacramento in 2019. She has experience with ABA therapy and working in home settings as well as school settings. Shelby’s passion for helping...
  • Dinah Barnett
    Dinah Barnett
    Dinah was born and raised in Bakersfield California. She attended the University of Alabama where she received her B.A. in Communicative Disorders. She then furthered her education and went on to receive her SLPA certification at Loma Linda University. Dinah previously worked at a school...
  • Daniel Hurlbut
    Daniel Hurlbut
    After returning from Nicaragua where he was a Peace Corps Volunteer for 2 years, Daniel dove into the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and worked with English and Spanish speaking children from the ages of 1.5 years old to 21 years of age on...
  • Eddie Chu
    Eddie Chu
    Eddie graduated from the University of Southern California with his Clinical Doctorate (OTD) in 2019, with a focus in research for children with autism and executive functioning skills in college students. With a previous background in psychology and counseling, Eddie aims to incorporate the true...
  • Victoria Ludwig
    Victoria Ludwig
    Tori is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist completing her Clinical Fellowship (CF) Year with DV Therapy. She received her Master of Health Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Missouri in 2020. M-I-Z! In her clinical practicums, Tori gained experience with a variety of...
  • Mariah Prentice
    Mariah Prentice
    Mariah received her bachelors degree in Communicative Disorders at California State University of Fullerton in 2012. That same year, she completed her SLPA externship through California State University of Northridge. During her schooling, Mariah gained a wide variety of experience with preschool aged children to...
  • Roxanne Morales
    Roxanne Morales
    Roxanne was born in the San Fernando Valley raised by her Mexican/Guatemalan parents. Her first office job was working as an Office & Special Education Clerk for the Los Angeles Unified School District and remained there for 10 years. Her experience working in elementary, middle...
  • Kristina Vedoya
    Kristina Vedoya
    Kristina was born to amazing Filipino parents and raised in Canada, making her a first generation Filipino-Canadian. She is bilingual in Tagalog and English. She received her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and her Master of Science degree specializing in Speech-Language Pathology,...
  • Alyssa Morford
    Alyssa Morford
    Alyssa has always loved working with children from a young age. She worked at summer camps teaching children how to ride horses for 9 years during high school and college. Alyssa attended Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI for both her Bachelors and Masters degree...
  • Natalie Dagher
    Natalie Dagher
    Natalie is a licensed SLPA, born and raised in California. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She gained experience working in Early Intervention, helping children with speech/language delays and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in their home environment. Natalie has also...
  • Amber Lewis
    Amber Lewis
    Amber is a licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. She received her Bachelor of Science in communication disorders, and completed her SLPA program at California Baptist University. Amber previously worked as a Teacher’s assistant with students ranging from toddler, to middle school. Working as a teacher’s assistant...
  • Rachel Scarbury
    Rachel Scarbury
    Rachel received her A.S. degree along with completing the SLPA Program at Pasadena City College. Before and during her studies at PCC to be a Certified and Licensed SLPA, she gained early childhood and school aged experience while working in the public-school setting. She started...
  • Andrew Jones
    Andrew Jones
    As a recent graduate, Andrew is completing his Clinical Fellowship Year at DV Therapy. He was born and raised in Georgia spending most of his youth in Metro-Atlanta. Andrew received his Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Armstrong State University in 2017...
  • Celina Ruyter
    Celina Ruyter
    Celina was born in the San Gabriel Valley where she has lived her whole life. She comes from a close nit Dutch/Indonesian family. Celina received her Associates of Science degree in Health Studies from Carrington College, as well as obtained her certificate in Medical Billing...
  • Kimberly Nevarez
    Kimberly Nevarez
    Kimberly Nevarez received her B.A in Communicative Disorders from the University of Redlands. She went on to continue her education at Loma Linda University, where she completed the SLPA certification course. Before becoming a certified SLPA, she was working as a Behavioral Interventionist at Easter...
  • Jisun Hannah Lee
    Jisun Hannah Lee
    Hannah’s Korean name, Jisun, means “helping hands.” Till this day, there is nothing else that defines Hannah more than as someone who loves to help. She always knew she loved to help people, so she initially planned on being a teacher. After working as a...
  • Guadalupe Alvarez
    Guadalupe Alvarez
    Guadalupe received her bachelor’s degree in psychology/Law and society at University of California Riverside in 2012. Shortly afterwards, she began working as an in-home and school behavior therapist providing therapy for children on the Autism spectrum. While working at the schools, she discovered the world...
  • Audrey Leyland
    Audrey Leyland
    Audrey received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State Polytechnic School, Pomona. She went on to receive a Post Baccalaureate in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Chapman University. From there she received a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from California...
  • Khalyn Solomon
    Khalyn Solomon
    Khalyn Solomon received her B.A. in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology at North Carolina A&T State University and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at Florida State University. She’s currently working on her Clinical Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology at Northwestern University. Khalyn has provided speech services to...
  • Luann Santos
    Luann Santos
    Luann has been a registered and licensed occupational therapist for 10 years. She has served both adult and pediatric populations in skilled nursing facilities, adult day health centers, home health settings, pediatric therapy clinics and school settings. She has been successful in evaluating and providing...
  • Debra Smith
    Debra Smith
    Debra has worked as a speech-language pathologist in Los Angeles since 2015. Prior to moving to the west coast, she completed a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Columbia University, Teachers College in New York, NY in 2015. She also received a Master...
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