Our Staff

Antelope Valley

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Iddo deVries

Clinical Director

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.

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Etta Astrin

Vice President of Operations

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.

Rachel-Scarbury

Rachel Scarbury

Office Manager and Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

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

Alyssa-Morford

Alyssa Morford

Lead Speech Language Pathologist

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 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.

Kristina-Vedoya

Kristina Vedoya

Lead Speech Language Pathologist

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 disfluency. 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.

Natalie-Dagher

Natalie Dagher

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

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 provided therapy in the school setting, helping students with Articulation and Language. She loves working with children and being able to help them reach their potential. Natalie enjoys volunteering for different organizations that provide opportunities for people with disabilities.

She spends her free time with family & friends, walking her dog, and roller-skating.

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Amber Lewis

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

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 has allowed her to gain experience with toddlers and kids from different age groups, and demographics. Amber has always enjoyed helping others, and wanting to see people succeed.

In her free time Amber enjoys reading books, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.

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Victoria Ludwig

Speech Language Pathologist

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 pediatric and adult communication disorders in schools, private practices, and hospital settings. These include: aphasia, acquired apraxia of speech, childhood apraxia of speech, articulation disorders, cognitive disorders, language disorders, phonological disorders, pragmatic deficits related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), reading disorders, swallowing disorders, and voice disorders related to Parkinson’s Disease.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking, growing houseplants and gardening, strength training, hiking, and traveling to the many beautiful destinations here in the West (as a Midwesterner, the West Coast is whole new territory!).

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Roxanne Morales

Office Administrator

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.

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