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, supervision, management, and training to staff and families.
In 2014, Iddo opened DV Therapy to provide dynamic therapy that focuses on the individual and their family. With a strong emphasis in family training, Iddo strives to give the child and the family the tools to reach independence and improve quality of life. Iddo has a strong clinical presence and is always working encourage his patients to reach beyond what they imagined possible.
In 2011 Iddo was awarded the outstanding achievement award in the field of speech therapy by the New York City Dept. of Education and has been an active member of the nationally accredited speech board ASHA since 2006. With a focus on individuals with Autism, Iddo has had significant success in developing the necessary communication skills with socially difficult individuals.
Iddo has had success in treating individuals from birth-21 with disabilities and delays including, Autism, Late-talkers, PDD, specific language impairments, Articulation and Phonological disorders, Auditory Processing Delays, Stuttering, Pragmatic and social delays, Verbal Apraxia of Speech.
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 at risk youth and to systematically build schools that are safe, successful, and conducive to learning through Partnership with Children. After leaving New York, Etta and her family moved to California. She found a career through Open Paths Counseling Center before ultimately becoming Vice President of Operations at DV Therapy.
Vice President of Operations
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 Teacher’s Assistant in special education classes and general classrooms with students from grades K-9th, she came to realize her heart lies in further helping students with specific needs in speech and language.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders in 2013 and her SLPA externship completion in 2014 at Cal State University, Northridge. Since her early teenage years, Hannah has worked in various educational settings such as private tutoring, afterschool programs, Sunday school, and school classrooms. Currently, she provides speech and language services for children, various in the ages of 2-17, with language delay, pragmatic deficits, articulation disorder, aphasia, non-verbal communication, fluency, and more in an elementary school and a private clinic.
She is en route to pursuing a Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from Northern Arizona University. During her free time, Hannah loves to binge-watch television shows and find new dessert spots. Her current favorites are Gilmore Girls and matcha green-tea soft serve. Yummm.
OFFICE MANAGER AND SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST ASSISTANT
Jisun Hannah Lee
Sydney has worked with children for 13 years, she started volunteering at an after-school program in high school and was hired on once she turned 18. She has worked with children ages 18 months to 18 years old. Sydney started working with children on the Autism Spectrum while working as a private kindergarten teacher in Upland, California. Sydney is a behavior technician and has been trained in ABA therapy (Applied Behavior Analysis). Sydney was born in Long Beach, CA and grew up in Chino Hills, CA.
In her free time Sydney enjoys reading, trying new restaurants and spending time with her family. She enjoys organizing cluttered spaces and interior design.
BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONIST AND OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Daniela received her bachelors degree in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education from Utah State University and obtained her SLPA license at Loma Linda University. Since graduating high school, Daniela has gained experience working with children in a variety of settings. Currently she works at the La Canada School District at both elementary and high schools as a contracted SLPA where she provides speech services to children diagnosed with a variety of disorders such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Apraxia, Pragmatics and other speech language impairments. While obtaining her SLPA license, she worked for two years as a behavioral interventionist where she provided one-on-one Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services to children ages 4 to 13 both in home and at schools. At the same time, she also volunteered at a pediatric clinic for a year where she had the opportunity to observe speech pathologists, occupational, and physical therapists all collaborating together in a program designed to enhance social, emotional and communication abilities in children ages 3 and below.
She is currently taking summer classes in Child Development and Health to further her education and continue her journey in becoming a speech language pathologist. On her free time Daniela enjoys babysitting, drinking coffee, watching movies, and playing with her two dogs Coco and Kiwi.
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST ASSISTANT
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 of Arts in Teaching from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, while completing her two-year commitment as both a general education teacher and special education teacher with Teach for America. In 2011, she graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Science in Hearing and Speech Sciences and a minor in Special Education.
In the field, Debra has been involved working with individuals from 18 months to 16 years of age with various communication needs, including those who have articulation and phonological disorders, language delay, expressive and receptive language difficulties, pragmatic deficits, and those who use Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) devices.
Debra enjoys spending time with her husband and cat (in addition to other family and friends), as well as reading, writing, cooking, photography, and being outdoors.
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Kelsey is completing her Clinical Fellowship year as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She was born in Canada but grew up in Jamaica and Orlando, Florida. She got her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at the University of Florida and worked as a research scientist, tutor, and veterinary technician before discovering the wonderful field of Speech-Language Pathology. She completed a post-baccalaureate in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida and went on to gain a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of South Florida.
As a graduate clinician, she researched early-literacy topics and completed internships in a children’s hospital and a level-one trauma hospital. She especially enjoyed working with OT and PT as a part of a diagnostic team for children with Autism Spectrum disorder, providing evaluations for children who require Augmentative and Alternative Communication, carrying out instrumental swallow studies for medically-complex adults, leading conversational groups for adults with aphasia, as well as being a part of a group-based program for adolescents who stutter. She observed many AAC evaluations for adults with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), radiological imaging sessions for suspected velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI), and pediatric swallow studies. She became LSVT LOUD certified in order to better serve her patients with Parkinson’s Disease and other conditions. Kelsey has gained experience working with individuals across the lifespan, however, she finds the most joy in helping children to optimize their communication skills so that they can live their best and most participative lives.
In her free time, Kelsey enjoys volunteering with different organizations, improving her Spanish-speaking skills, hiking with her dogs, traveling, reading, and painting.