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Meet Our Team

We have brought together a group of talented clinicians, continually learning new ways to provide the most effective services

Jennifer Johns, MA, CCC-SLP 

Jennifer has gained experience working with children from toddlerhood through adolescence.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and her master’s degree from Western Washington University, and went on to work in local schools and multidisciplinary clinics.  She is particularly interested in Autism, motor speech disorders, and beginning communication skills. 

 

Jennifer is a PROMPT Certified Clinician, and was mentored for several years by two skilled PROMPT instructors.  She is certified in the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk program, and has received training in Lindamood Bell’s LiPS and Visualizing and Verbalizing (VV) programs.  She is experienced with pre-verbal communication development, low-tech augmentative communication tools (e.g.: PECS, communication books, voice output devices), Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Greenspan’s Floor Time, and other techniques effective with children with Autism as well as a variety of other communication disorders.  Although she does not administer it formally, she has also been trained to administer the Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale (ADOS).  This tool is often be part of the Autism diagnostic process conducted by a neurologist or neurodevelopmental evaluation team, but knowledge of the ADOS can also lend valuable insights to work with children on the Autism spectrum.  Jennifer was selected for and attended the Western Workshop, an intensive stuttering seminar for clinicians presented biennially by the Stuttering Foundation of America, and has been trained in the Lidcombe Program for stuttering as well.

 

• Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC):

American Speech and Hearing Association

• Speech-Language Pathology License:

Washington State Department of Health

Jennifer resides in the Snohomish area with her husband and two children.

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Audrey Tomola, MA, CCC-SLP 

Audrey earned her bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and her master’s from Washington State University.  After graduation, she went on to work with adults in a rehabilitation setting, but quickly discovered her desire to work with children and transitioned to the public schools.  There, she worked with preschool to middle school-aged students with a wide range of delays and impairments.

 

Audrey enjoys working with children of all ages and has interests in motor speech disorders, comprehension skills development of spoken language and pragmatic/social skills.  She has received additional training in social skills and social thinking instruction, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), intervention techniques for children with Autism, and has attended Level 1 PROMPT training and Lindamood-Bell's Visualizing and Verbalizing (VV) program as well. 

 

• Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC):

American Speech and Hearing Association

 

• Speech-Language Pathology License:

Washington State Department of Health

Audrey lives in the Snohomish area with her husband and two young children.

Sarah Knudson, MS, CCC-SLP 

Sarah earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Idaho State University.  She went on to work in the public school setting in Texas, primarily with preschool and elementary aged students with a variety of communication disorders. Sarah participated in the district’s Autism assessment team, as well as additional training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices.

 

She then returned to Idaho State University, and spent 11 years supervising student clinicians and teaching pediatric assessment and treatment courses in the Speech Pathology Department, as well as serving her own clients.  She has experience with a wide variety of communication disabilities, but is particularly passionate about functional, contextual communication skills.  Sarah has practiced extensively with children with Autism, individuals with a variety of voice output devices, PECs, positive behavioral supports, as well as general speech and language delays. Sarah participated in the creation of an intensive stuttering therapy program, where she gained experience with teens and adults using a holistic approach to stuttering therapy.  This approach utilizes mindfulness and counseling techniques, desensitization, and specific strategies for improving communication and positive self-image.  Sarah also has experience with voice disorders, especially paradoxical vocal fold disorder, and is Level 1 PROMPT trained.  She has also completed coursework in orofacial myology, and works closely with pediatric dentists to address tethered oral tissues, and optimize oral movement.

 

• Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC):

American Speech and Hearing Association

 

• Speech-Language Pathology License:

Washington State Department of Health

 

Sarah resides in Everett with her two boys. She enjoys reading, cooking, crafting, walking her dog and going on adventures with her kids.

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Cecilia Faulkner, Office Admin. 

Cecilia provides essential front office support, allowing us all to focus on clinical services. 

She resides in Marysville with her husband.

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