Autism Therapy

Who We Are

As a California Department of Education approved Nonpublic Agency (NPA), LA Speech Pathology Services, Inc. was established in 2013. We are a therapist-run company that offers occupational therapy, physical therapy, educational therapy and speech-language services.   

 

We have extensive experience in typical and atypical child development and in working on behalf of the children, collaboratively with teachers and school staff. Our associates work with caregivers, families, school teams, and other professionals as needed to develop successful plans for meeting IEP goals and objectives. 

All therapists hold degrees, certifications, and licenses required by the State of California and our National credentialing associations. Through professional collaboration and continuing education, we provide leading-edge expertise across a wide array of specializations.

Meet The Executive Director

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Matthew Smith, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a Licensed Speech and Language Pathologist who has over 21 years of professional experience. He graduated with a BS degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He then went on to complete his MS in Speech and Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
 
The areas of specialty that Matthew focuses on include: Children with speech and language disorders related to childhood language disorders; auditory processing, technology, Autism and related disabilities. Matthew enjoys working with children to remediate their difficulties with communication and improve their lives, as well as, their families.  Matthew currently serves private clients throughout Greater Los Angeles.  
 
Matthew was a proud recipient of the ACE award for continuing education in 2007 and his services are featured in the Cheviot Living Magazine.

Meet The Team

Speech Language Pathologists

Kara Otero, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Matthew Smith, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Owner/Founder

  • CA State License in Speech-Language Pathology

  • Consultant, SLP Technology Applications

  • ASHA Certified

  • LSH Credentialed

  • Expert Witness

  • Socially Thinking Clinically Trained 

  • Hanen-It Takes Two To Talk

  • Beckman Oral Motor Program

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Barbara Mizrahi, M.A.
  • SLP Consultant

Sasha Piper, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist

  • Hanen-Certified

Paula Cooperband, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Prompt-Certified

Kyra Quinones, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Gal Yannay M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Kortney Spencer, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Social Thinking Clinically Trained

Bianca Humphrey M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Tracy Gumbiner, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

  • NDT Certified

Gissel Quincy, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist

Marcia Arnold, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Leeya Shaked M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Victoria Tedder, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Jackie Orona, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • AAC/Assistive Technology

  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Lori Marks, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Javier Gonzalez, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Jorge Guerrero, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Bi-Lingual Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Client Relations

Sonia Hiller M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Ladan Haverim, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech Language Pathologist

John Roscoe, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Bielca Sosa M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Bi-Lingual SLP

Christy Taggert M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Mary Walsh, SLP-A
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant 

Rachel Dawson, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Martine Harris, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Ana Lucia Valentini, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Tri-Lingual Speech Pathologist

Vanessa Sermano, SLP-A
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant 

Monica Ruegg, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Ghia Florendo, SLP-A
  • Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

Suzanne Okin, SLP-A
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant 

Melissa Moreno, SLP-A
  • Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

Michelle Delgado-Villegas, SLP-A
  • Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

Sima Golden, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Medical Speech-Language Pathologist

Shemi James, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Augmentative Communication Specialist

Nohelia Cesares, SLP-A
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant 

Liza Faught, SLP-A
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant 

Alyssa Holguin, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Najwa Khater, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Therapists & Consultants - Occupational, Physical & Educational

Alyssa Conti, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Aissa Arana, SLP-A
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

  • Bilingual English-Spanish Translator

Danielle Drosdick, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Multi-Lingual Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Lead Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Client Relations

  • M.S., Linguistics

Kim James, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Naomi Asplund, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Tina Howell, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Early Intervention

Jennifer Polan, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Augmentative Communication Specialist

Kylie Puckett
  • Augmentative Communication Specialist

Nadia Dunkerton M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Emily Vanwormer, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Lisl Clerk, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Elspeth Ellison, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Janice Eagle, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Tiffany Rezvani, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Augmentative Communication Specialist

Joan Zinn, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Debbie Spellman, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Medical Speech-Language Pathologist

Jessica Nguyen, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Jessica Robelson, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Richard Hansen, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Jose Rodriguez, SLP-A
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Amber Frazier, SLP-A
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Gina Fu
  • Credentialed School Psychologist

Yadira Ortega
  • Board Certified Behavioral Analyst

Diane Neskovska-AT, M.A.
  • Assistive Technology Consultant

Allen Smith, COTA
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Amanda Peck, APE
  • Adaptive Physical Education Specialist

Carlo Padal, OTR/L
  • Chief Financial Officer

  • Licensed Occupational Therapist

  • Neonatal Therapist and Feeding Specialist

  • Swallow Certified (SWC)

  • Certified Lactation Consultant

Stephanie Vint, OTR/L
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist

Brian Louff, OTR/L
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist

Jaclyn Slobada, DPT
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

Shiva Haverim, OTR/L
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist

Maria Padal
  • Licensed Physical Therapist

Naima Jones, OT/R
  • Occupational Therapist

Neil Tang, DPT
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

Alba Loya
  • Bilingual Translator

Administrative Professionals

Robert Adams, Esq.
Jonathan Presto, M.S.
  • Director, Business Development

  • Social Media Manager

Karen Nusenow
  • Administrative Secretary

Jackie Hernandez
  • Bi-Lingual Translator

R. Bondoc, Jr.
  • Accountant

Meet The Therapy Dogs

Hugo Smith

Therapy Dog

Dale Smith

Therapy Dog