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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. 

Skills: Prompt therapy, Beckman Oral Motor, TLC Literacy Program, Sounds in Motion, Fluency Shaping Technique, PECS, Certified PEERS Social Skills Provider.

Clinical Director

IDDO DEVRIES

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

ETTA ASTRIN

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 and high school offices has allowed her to enjoy working in an environment with children of all ages.  She enjoys cooking, photography, movies, music, family time, pets and Graphic Design.  

OFFICE MANAGER 

Roxanne Morales

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 in Speech-Language Pathology.  Alyssa is now in her first year of working and learning so much from her clients and other therapists at DV Therapy.  Alyssa has had experience working in a hospital as well as a school. Alyssa has experience treating clients with swallowing disorders, cognitive disorders, Voice disorders, Fluency, Articulation, Language, Autism, Down syndrome, and Apraxia. Although Alyssa has worked with adults, working with children is what brings her happiness.


In her free time, Alyssa loves to hang out with family and friends, walk her dogs, ride her horses, go camping, kayaking, hammocking, or anything that is outdoors.

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Alyssa Morford

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, both from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.   She gained experience working in a school-based setting, as well as Early Intervention helping students that present with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), speech/language delays, and dysfluency. Part of her professional experience in the rehabilitative setting includes working with adults who have dysphagia, voice and cognitive impairments. As one of her aspirations in this field, she would love to specialize in dysphagia for all ages and become Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES). In her down time, she enjoys watching movies, reading, spending time with family and friends, as well as camping.

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST 

Kristina Vedoya

Mayra is a bilingual certified-licensed SLPA; she completed her studies in the State of California. She has worked as a teacher's Aide as well as a Child Development Specialist with children with Developmental delays. She has acquired experience by providing therapy to patients with a wide range of medical diagnosis some of which include, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, hard of hearing, fluency/stuttering, etc. Mayra has provided therapy in specialized class settings, speech rooms as well as in patient's natural environment/home. She has worked in collaboration with nurses, Occupational, Physical and Behavioral Therapists, but most important with the families. Mayra strongly believes that "team work" is crucial to reach the patient's highest potential. She understands every individual is unique, therefore Speech and Language Therapy should be adapted and modified to best accommodate each patient's personality and unique learning style.

Mayra began her studies undecided of what career path she wanted to follow but that completely changed when a family member was given a medical diagnosis that no one expected. She knew her vocation was to become a Speech and Language Therapist; she states, "it is a satisfying and rewarding feeling when a patient demonstrates progress". She want to further her education to someday acquire her Masters degree and become a Speech and Language Pathologist.

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST ASSISTANT

Mayra Martinez

Mayra is a bilingual certified-licensed SLPA; she completed her studies in the State of California. She has worked as a teacher's Aide as well as a Child Development Specialist with children with Developmental delays. She has acquired experience by providing therapy to patients with a wide range of medical diagnosis some of which include, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, hard of hearing, fluency/stuttering, etc. Mayra has provided therapy in specialized class settings, speech rooms as well as in patient's natural environment/home. She has worked in collaboration with nurses, Occupational, Physical and Behavioral Therapists, but most important with the families. Mayra strongly believes that "team work" is crucial to reach the patient's highest potential. She understands every individual is unique, therefore Speech and Language Therapy should be adapted and modified to best accommodate each patient's personality and unique learning style.

Mayra began her studies undecided of what career path she wanted to follow but that completely changed when a family member was given a medical diagnosis that no one expected. She knew her vocation was to become a Speech and Language Therapist; she states, "it is a satisfying and rewarding feeling when a patient demonstrates progress". She want to further her education to someday acquire her Masters degree and become a Speech and Language Pathologist.

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

La Janelle Smith Williams

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 as a Head Start Teachers Assistant for 3 ½ years and then moved on to being a Speech Assistant for 4 years. Since having left the public-school setting, once received her Certificate and License in December of 2011, Rachel has been providing speech and language services for all ages from a variety of disorders, diagnosis, clients who are in need of Augmentative/Alternative Communication and Assistive Technology.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys singing, routing for her favorite sports teams/attending sports events, spending time with her family and watching T.V. shows. 

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST ASSISTANT

Rachel Scarbury

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 and his Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina- Greensboro in 2019. During his undergraduate years, he spent his time volunteering as a teacher’s assistant in a head start program specializing in childhood hearing loss. As a graduate student, Andrew was an assistant for two clinical faculty members and worked on various projects. 


Andrew’s pediatric clinical practicum experiences include elementary, middle, and high schools targeting speech, language, AAC, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and aural rehabilitation. His adult clinical practicum experiences include accent modification, voice disorders (including chronic cough/throat clearing), swallowing disorders, and Aphasia. As demonstrated here, Andrew is a true believer in being a well-rounded clinician.


During his free time, Andrew enjoys reading dystopian thrillers, hiking, thrift shopping, and playing board games. 

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Andrew Jones