Petaluma

Team

Lori Walker

M.A., CCC- SLP (she/her/hers)

Lori Walker received her Baccalaureate and Master of Arts degree from California State University, Fresno. Lori holds a credential as a speech and language specialist, and is licensed by the state of California. She is also certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association as a speech language pathologist. Her expertise includes diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with a variety of disorders including but not limited to, developmental disorders, auditory/language processing problems, early intervention, dysphasia, and neurological disorders. She has experience in clinic, schools, home health, and acute hospitals.

KASENA KAFKA

M.A., CCC-SLP (she/her/hers)

Kasena Kafka graduated from Kent State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.  She continued her education at the University of Akron, graduating in 2012 with a Master’s of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology.  Kasena is licensed by the state of California and is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).  Additionally, she holds a credential with the Commission of Teacher Credentialing Speech-Language Pathology Services.  Kasena has a broad range of knowledge including but not limited to preschool and elementary populations with extensive work in Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  She has clinical experience with middle, high school, and adult populations.

Katie Baumbach

M.S., CCC-SLP(she/her/hers)

Katie Baumbach earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology in 2009 and Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology in 2011 from California State University, Sacramento.  Katie is licensed by the state of California and is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).  She has attended training courses in the SCERTS Model, the AAC approach: Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP), Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, Zones of Regulation, sensory processing disorders, PROMPT Level 2 training, and is certified in The Hanen Program, It Takes Two to Talk.  Katie has experience working with individuals of all ages addressing the following areas of communication: receptive, expressive, and social pragmatic language, articulation and phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, fluency, voice disorders, Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) and providing relationship-based therapy for neurodiverse individuals.  In addition, Katie has experience with the adult population in the following areas: dysphagia, speech and language disorders, aphasia, dysarthria, cognitive-linguistic impairments, and voice disorders.  Katie is passionate about supporting her clients and their families with their functional communication goals and providing relationship-based, intrinsically rewarding therapy.

KRISTEN DUECK

B.A. SLPA (she/her/hers)

Kristen Dueck graduated from California Baptist University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders. She is licensed in the state of California as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. Kristen has clinical experience working with children of all ages from the age of 2 to the age of 18.  She has worked with children with a variety of disorders including but not limited to expressive/receptive language delays, articulation and phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, and autism spectrum disorder. She is currently applying to grad schools in the hopes of continuing her education to become a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Nicolette langer

M.A., CCC-SLP (she/her/hers)

Nicolette Langer received her Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from Pepperdine University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2011.  She received her Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from University of Colorado in 2019.  Nicolette is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) as a speech language pathologist.  She has experience across multiple settings, including outpatient, inpatient, telehealth, early intervention, and private practice.  Her particular interests are in aural (re)habilitation and feeding therapy.  Nicolette recently returned to California wit her husband and children to be closer to family.

LOCATIONS

Marin County Office:
165 N. Redwood Dr. Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone:(415) 479-7880
Fax:(415) 479-7889

 

Sonoma County Office:
1301 Redwood Wy
Suite 165
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone:(707) 763-6419
Fax:(707) 763-2537

petaluma@speechlanguage.info

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