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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 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 graduated from Sacramento State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She continued her education at Sacramento State University, graduating in 2011 with a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. 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, Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP), Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, Zones of Regulation, sensory processing, PROMPT Level 2, and is certified in The Hanen Program, It Takes Two to Talk. Katie has a broad range of knowledge including assessment and treatment for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, receptive/expressive/pragmatic language delays, articulation/phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, fluency disorders, voice disorders, and use of Augmentative Alternative Communication devices (AAC). She has experience running social groups for 4-7 year olds using the Social Thinking curriculum. In addition, Katie has experience with the adult population, in assessing and providing treatment for dysphagia, speech/language disorders, aphasia, dysarthria, cognitive-linguistic impairments, voice disorders, and other communication deficits.
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.