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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

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 adults.  She worked directly with junior high students as an AVID tutor for over 3 years, a high school debate coach, and a special education substitute paraprofessional for a year.  Aside from work, Mariah volunteered through St. Jude Medical Center by assisting the Communication Recovery Group to provide a safe space to practice conversation for adults with aphasia, as well as other motor speech disorders.  She also completed her SLPA internship through St. Jude Outpatient Rehabilitation Center where she observed and assisted a wide variety of therapy treatments for patients with swallowing difficulties, aphasia, apraxia, autism, TBI, and more.  While there, she also helped plan and lead the children's social skills group. Since then, Mariah has continue to grow in her role as an SLPA by providing direct 1 on 1 therapy to a variety of ages.

OFFICE MANAGER AND SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST ASSISTANT

Mariah Thong

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 and Coding. She has worked for both the Covina Valley School District and Azusa School District as a tutor and teacher's assistant for students in elementary, middle, and high school. Celina is a huge Disney fanatic. She loves spending time with her two boys, going camping by the lake or to the beach.  A few hobbies she enjoys are reading, going to concerts, hiking, and eating. 

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Celina Ruyter

Vedali received her Bachelor of Science in speech language pathology and audiology at University of Mysore, KA, India and her Master of Arts specialized in Communication Science and Disorders at University of Florida. Vedali was introduced to the field of rehabilitation science by her mother who is a child psychologist and works as a part of a rehab team. As a child, Vedali enjoyed hanging out with her PT and OT colleagues in their sessions, helping them to set up and carry out activities for their clients. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree, she came to the US to complete her graduate school which provided her an experience of working in different clinical settings such as inpatient units, outpatient clinics, and private practice. She has worked with children with Autism, cleft lip and palate, developmental language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, apraxia, reading disorders, and dysphagia. Vedali has an experience in working with Adults with dysarthria and dysphagia due to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, Parkinsonisms, dementia, and voice disorders. She loves working with children and older adults in an outpatient setting. In the future, Vedali would like to start her own private practice in India.

​Vedali is a multilingual proficient in English, Hindi, Marathi, and Kannada. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, adventure sports, hiking, riding her bike, reading, playing video games, and watching TV shows.

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST 

Vedali Inamdar

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 Seals for about a year. When she is not working at DV Therapy Inc., you can find her  at an Elementary School as an Intervention Aide, where she works with students who need more help with their  phonological and phonemic awareness skills. 

 

Kimberly enjoys traveling, going to the beach, coffee trips and listening to music.

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST ASSISTANT

Kimberly Nevarez

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. 

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST ASSISTANT

Jisun Hannah Lee

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.

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST - CLINICAL FELLOW

Kelsey Wyman

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 State University, Northridge. Audrey has experience with all ages from infancy to geriatrics. She has had extensive practice in multidisciplinary treatment including co-treating with physical and occupational therapists as well as with behavioral therapists. She has had experience with a multitude of communication disabilities and disorders including TBI, CVA recovery, apraxia, autism, deaf and hard of hearing, cleft palate and lip, fluency, and AAC. In her free time Audrey enjoys spending time with her family and cooking.

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST 

Audrey Leyland

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 Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). She is bilingual in Spanish and English, and credits her bilingualism to her time living in Ecuador. Meghan has worked with clients of all age ranges and disorders and loves the diversity of the field of Speech-Language Pathology. She is currently completing her Clinical Fellowship year, and is excited to learn from all of the therapists at DV Therapy.

 

In her free time, Meghan enjoys reading, running, and exploring the world.

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Meghan Eppinette

Stephanie is a Certified-licensed SLPA; She completed her studies in the State of California. Before entering into the speech field, she was a sign-language interpreter for 5 years in a school setting. Stephanie has been supporting students for over 10 years in the classrooms and in a clinical setting where she has worked with typical as well as students with special needs including but not limited to Autism, Asperger's, Down Syndrome, and Hard-Of Hearing. She takes great pride in watching each student's progress year after year, and enjoy watching them grow into confident and successful communicators at school and in the community. In the future, she plans to pursue a graduate in Speech Pathology and open her own practice.

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST ASSISTANT

Stephanie Distelrath

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 both pediatric and adult populations in school, private practice, in-patient rehabilitation, and home health settings. Her clinical experience includes treating clients with language delays/disorders, cognitive disorders, voice disorders, articulation disorders, Autism, and intellectual disabilities including Down syndrome. Khalyn currently works full-time as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Fontana Unified School District and is a part-time therapist here at DV Therapy. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve their communication goals; thus, making a positive impact on the lives of themselves and their loved ones.
 

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, this is Khalyn’s third year living in Southern California. She enjoys traveling, trying different restaurants, and exploring new and exciting places here in the Golden State.

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST 

Khalyn Solomon

Maryann was born in Los Angeles to a Mexican and Puerto Rican family. She has 2 brothers and is the youngest of 3. She enjoyed helping people ever since she was very young.

 

She graduated from CSU-Northridge and received a B.A. in Communication Disorders and Sciences in 2015. While in school, she worked as a behavioral therapist providing in-home behavior therapy and adaptive skills training for children on the Autism Spectrum. She has been a SLPA for 3 years now. She has worked with children and their families for well over 10 years.

 

In her free time, she enjoys going on hikes, drinking coffee, and finding new museums/art shows to attend. She got married a year ago and has thoroughly enjoyed traveling whenever possible with her husband. 

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST ASSISTANT

Maryann Narez

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 intervention to children in the Autism Spectrum and those with attention deficits, learning disabilities, feeding difficulties, fine motor problems and developmental delays and is currently working on getting her Certification in Sensory Integration to continue helping children with sensory processing disorders. She believes in collaboration and consistency and continues to partner with physical, speech and ABA therapists, school teachers and families in achieving gains and maximizing independence in children with disabilities.
 

As a fieldwork clinical instructor, Luann also trains and designs programs for occupational therapy students here and abroad. She plans to set up her own private pediatric practice and pursue her Doctorate Degree in Occupational Therapy in the future.

Occupational Therapist

Luann Santos