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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, Owner/Founder


Matthew Smith, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a Licensed Speech and Language Pathologist with 23+ 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

Marcia Arnold, M.A., CCC-SLP

Naomi Asplund, M.A., CCC-SLP

Marielle Baronia, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kristin Bruning, M.S., CCC-SLP

Stephanie Cepeda, M.S. CCC-SLP

Lisl Clerk, M.S., CCC-SLP

Alyssa Conti, M.A., CCC-SLP

Paula Cooperband, M.A., CCC-SLP

Rachel Dawson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Danielle Drosdick, M.A., CCC-SLP

Nadia Dunkerton M.S., CCC-SLP

Janice Eagle, M.A., CCC-SLP

Elspeth Ellison, M.A., CCC-SLP

Jessica Galvez, M.S., CCC-SLP

Sima Golden, M.S., CCC-SLP

Javier Gonzalez, M.S., CCC-SLP

Natalie Gonzalez, M.S., SLP-CF

Tracy Gumbiner, M.A., CCC-SLP

Richard Hansen, M.A., CCC-SLP

Martine Harris, M.S., CCC-SLP

Ladan Haverim, M.A., CCC-SLP

Sonia Hiller M.S., CCC-SLP

Alyssa Holguin, M.S., CCC-SLP

Tina Howell, M.A., CCC-SLP

Bianca Humphrey M.S., CCC-SLP

Kim James, M.A., CCC-SLP

Shemi James, M.S., CCC-SLP

Najwa Khater, M.A., CCC-SLP

Ana Lucia Valentini, M.S., CCC-SLP, Trilingual

Lori Marks, M.S., CCC-SLP

Azucena Mayorga, M.S., CCC-SLP

Elinor Melamed, M.A., CCC-SLP

Jessica Nguyen, M.S., CCC-SLP

Ivory O'Neil, M.S., SLP-CF

Jackie Orona, M.A., CCC-SLP

Kara Otero, M.A., CCC-SLP

Kelsey Mae Paras, M.S., CCC-SLP

Sasha Piper, M.S., CCC-SLP, Bilingual

Boris Plotkin, M.S., SLP-CF

Jennifer Polan, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kylie Puckett, M.A., CCC-SLP

Kyra Quinones, M.A., CCC-SLP

Tiffany Rezvani, M.A., CCC-SLP

Jessica Roberson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Monica Ruegg, M.A., CCC-SLP

Leeya Shaked, M.A., CCC-SLP

Debbie Spellman, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kortney Spencer, M.A., CCC-SLP

Jeannine Stupka, M.A., CCC-SLP 

Christy Taggert M.S., CCC-SLP

Victoria Tedder, M.A., CCC-SLP

Emily Van Wormer, M.A., CCC-SLP

Gal Yannay M.S., CCC-SLP

Joan Zinn, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologists Assistants

Osmara Aburto, SLP-A

Maoli Alcazar, SLP-A

Aissa Arana, SLP-A, Bilingual

Lindsay Aranas, SLP-A

Destinee Bohannon, SLP-A

Nely Correa, SLP-A

Jaime Crawford, SLP-A

Michelle Delgado-Villegas, SLP-A

Elizabeth De Dios, SLP-A

Samantha Diaz, SLP-A

Ghia Florendo, SLP-A

Amber Frazier, SLP-A

Alejandra Garcia, SLP-A

Jacquelyn Garcia, SLP-A

Kayla Gutierrez, SLP-A

Creole Green, SLP-A

Kelly Hall, SLP-A

Kimberly Hatton SLP-A

Kimberly Hilliard, SLP-A

Hannah Kim, SLP-A

Mary Debra Lasisi, SLP-A

Shannon Lee, SLP-A

Amber Lim, SLP-A

Elizabeth Lopez, SLP-A

Erin Moreno, SLP-A

Susan Recendez, SLP-A

Monica Rodriguez, SLP-A

Tori Rodriguez, SLP-A

Rosemary Saka, SLP-A

Vanessa Sermano, SLP-A

Bryanna Silbaugh, SLP-A

Mariana Torres, SLP-A

Rogelio Valdivia, SLPA-A

Bernice Vega, SLP-A

Mary Walsh, SLP-A

Tatiana Wheeler, SLP-A

Nicole Williams, SLP-A

Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy

Carlo Padal, Co-Founder & OTR/L

Stephanie Vint, OTR/L

Brian Louff, OTR/L

Shiva Haverim, OTR/L

Naima Jones, OT/R

Allen Smith, COTA

Jaclyn Slobada, DPT

Neil Tang, DPT

Maria Padal, LPT

Psychologists, Specialists & Consultants

Tori Damiani, School Psychologist

Gina Fu, School Psychologist

Jessica Ghermezi, School Psychologist

Pam Johnson, School Psychologist

Lulit Mehari, Psychologist

Jennifer Nicholson, School Psychologist

Tawanda Pullen, School Psychologist

Christine Toleson, School Psychologist

Ashley Velasco, School Psychologist

Amada Peck, APE

Tanya Kutudjian, ATS


Diane Neskovska, M.A., ATS

Yadira Ortega, Board Certified Behavioral Analyst

Alba Loya, Bilingual Translator

Jackie Hernandez, Bilingual Translator

Administrative Professionals

Jonathan Presto, Co-Founder & Advisor

Robert Adams, Esq.

Karen Nusenow, Administrative Secretary

R. Bondoc, Jr., Accountant

Meet The Therapy Dogs

Hugo "Boss"

Therapy Dog


Therapy Dog

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