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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.


Hava Young

Lead Speech Language Pathologist

Hava 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 degrees, she completed the speech-language pathology assistant program at California State University Northridge. She worked as a speech-language pathology assistant (SLP-A) for a year before going to graduate school.

Hava has worked with children with various deficits, including language delays and disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, autism spectrum disorder, fluency disorders, and pragmatic deficits. In addition, she has worked with adults with stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, aphasia, voice disorders, dysphagia, and cognitive disorders. Hava has worked with adults and children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

In her free time, Hava enjoys baking, watching Broadway musicals, reading fantasy novels, and hiking.


Alya Turcotte

Lead Occupational Therapist

Alya graduated from the University of Southern California with her clinical doctorate (OTD) in 2020; during her residency, she primarily focused on providing occupational therapy services for children with co-occurring mental health disorders and developmental disabilities. She also has advanced training in sensory integration, and holds a Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California (2019) and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (2017). Alya has a passion for working with the pediatric population and aims to provide holistic, family-centered, and culturally-relevant care to the clients she serves. She also emphasizes the importance of individual engagement in a range of meaningful and purposeful occupations for both children and caregivers in order to support the entire family’s well-being. Some of Alya’s preferred occupations include weight lifting, running, trying new foods, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her dogs.

Kyle Aguirre


Kyle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from California State University, Sacramento and earned her Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Pepperdine University. She has worked with both pediatrics and adult population with various disorders, including but not limited to autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and ADHD.

Kyle currently works as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has over 4 years of experience creating behavioral programs and protocols for children on the Autism Spectrum and other diagnosis accompanied with behavioral challenges.  She is fluent in English, Tagalog, and Cebuano.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, snowboarding, playing tennis, swimming, singing her heart out at karaoke, and trying new foods.


Brontie Khalili

Speech Language Pathologist

Brontie is a licensed CCC-SLP who earned her Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Science Degree in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Northridge in 2020. Throughout her Graduate program and¬†Clinical Fellowship, Brontie has gained experience working in various clinical settings such as leading group therapy in preschool and elementary schools, working one-on-one with clients in private practice clinics, providing services via tele-therapy and providing services to children ages¬†1-3 years in an Early Intervention clinic. She has worked with a diverse group of children and adults diagnosed with various deficits and disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Phonological Disorders, Articulation Delay, Parkinson’s, Fluency Disorders and Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders. She has also had experience working with children using Assistive and Augmentative Communication devices. She is fluent in both English and Farsi, and has a passion for working with children.

In her free time, Brontie enjoys singing and listening to music, spending time with family and friends, and travelling.

Christine Palattao

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

Christine received her B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology in the Phillippines.¬† She spent her last year in college as an SLP intern providing speech and language services to different age groups, mostly the pediatric population.¬† Since then, she has worked with children for almost 10 years and has various experiences in schools, private clinics, in-home settings, and telehealth.¬† She has worked with cients with language delays/disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, Autism Spectrum, Down Syndrome, fluency disorders, and more.¬† Before becoming a licensed SLPA, she also worked as a behavior interventionist for over three years.¬† She is passionate about making a difference in her clients’ lives.

In her free time, Christine loves to travel, try new restaurants, hang out with family, enjoy game nights with friends, and go to concerts.


Daniella Haye

Speech Language Pathologist

Daniella is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Communicative Disorders from
California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and is a member of both the American Speech- Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and California and Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA).

Daniella gained experience in the field through the Toddler Speech and Feeding Clinic, Aphasia Clinic, and Early Intervention Program at CSUN. Daniella conducted two independent research in graduate school: The Effects of Community Service on People who Stutter as well as Music Therapy and People with Aphasia. She was fortunate to present her findings at the CSUN symposium and ASHA convention. She completed her student teaching at Horace Mann Elementary School and Beverly Vista Middle School in Beverly Hills as well as her externship at The Help Group.

Daniella has experience working with preschool and elementary school children with various deficits, including autism spectrum disorder, expressive and receptive language disorders, articulation deficits, phonological disorders, pragmatic deficits, fluency, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy.

Outside of work, Daniella is an athlete and enjoys playing basketball, tennis, and soccer, as well as traveling and watching Harry Potter.

We LOVE DV Therapy Palmdale! My son has Autism and gets Speech. He was getting Occupational Therapy services and has since graduated with the help of Ms.Alyah! Ever since he started there has been a HUGE improvement in his speech and fine motor skills. My child loves going to his therapies here and gets excited when he sees his therapists! It’s such a nice feeling knowing he likes the people there and wants to go back week after week. The staff here are very professional and you can see that they really care about your child. Ms.Amber is great and really takes in mind what my child interests are and turns it into speech opportunities! We are so grateful for all the amazing support from DV Therapy Palmdale!
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Nicholas V.
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Dv therapy is amazing. Staff is wonderful and so helpful. My little has been going for 2 years and has shown so much progress. Thank you to the wonderful ladies working with him.
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Reanna S.
1 month ago
My kiddo started here when she was a little over two years old. Bronti and Hava have helped her developed her speech in just a matter of months and my daughter continues to expand her vocaulary daily.
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