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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 early 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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Tatiana K Cruz Galarza, MS, CF-SLP

Tatiana earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Therapy at Carlos Albizu University, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  She then gained clinical experience over many years as an Early Intervention Specialist with children from birth to age 3, and as an SLP Assistant working with elementary school children in the California Public Schools. Tatiana went on to earn her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at California State University East Bay. She was a scholar of Project ASPIRE (Autism Specialists Pioneering Inclusive Research-based Education) and completed 4 seminars as a part of her specialization training. The seminars focused on evidence based Autism assessment and intervention, positive behavior supports, fundamentals of interprofessional practice, teaming and collaboration, and translating research to practice. ASPIRE integrates evidence-based education and service learning to prepare ASPIRE Scholars to become Autism specialists in Speech-Language Pathology or Special Education. Tatiana had the opportunity to learn with scholars in special education and participate in an interprofessional training experience that prepared her to work effectively in teams in early intervention and school settings.

 

Tatiana is a passionate and dynamic clinician, with interests in bilingualism and speech sound disorders. She is fluent in both English and Spanish, and values culturally sensitive services for her clients and their families.  She resides in Kirkland with her partner and enjoys reading, hiking, camping, and traveling.

Jenna Porter, MS, CF-SLP

Jenna earned her Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Washington University, and earned her Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology at Western Washington University. Jenna has worked with a variety of children at the university speech-language and hearing clinic, ranging from preschool aged to middle school, with a variety of speech and language disorders. She first joined Snohomish Speech and Language as a student intern during her graduate studies, and decided to officially join our staff. 

Jenna is passionate about working with neurodivergent populations such as those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, building early functional communication skills, and providing therapy for individuals using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. She maintains a working proficiency in American Sign Language, and when appropriate, incorporates ASL into holistic language therapy. 

Jenna resides in Whatcom County with her partner, and enjoys rock climbing, reading fiction, and tending to her many houseplants. 

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Andrea Hancock, MS, CCC-SLP

Andrea earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Speech-Language Therapy at the University of Utah. Andrea has worked with a variety of children and adults at the University of Utah Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic. She completed her medical externship at the University of Utah Rehabilitation Center where she worked with adults who have had traumatic brain injuries. She completed her school externship at a school for medically fragile children, ranging from preschool to 22 years old, with a variety of speech and language disorders. She went on to work in the local public school setting, with childrenranging from kindergarten aged to high school, with a variety of speech and language disorders.

 
She has taken four semesters of American Sign Language (ASL) in college and incorporates ASL in her sessions as appropriate.  She is particularly interested in articulation, language form, and language content. Andrea is passionate about incorporating neurodiversity affirming practices.
 

Andrea resides in Snohomish County with her husband and two dogs. She enjoys reading, hiking, camping, playing with her dogs, and traveling.

• Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC): American Speech and Hearing Association

• Speech-Language Pathology License: Washington State Department of Health

Kayleigh Ash, MS, CCC-SLP

Kayleigh is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with a background in pediatric therapy. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Northern Michigan University and went on to receive her Master’s degree at Purdue University.

She provides services to individuals with a variety of communication differences and disabilities, including articulation and phonological disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), receptive and expressive language delays and disorders, social communication, Autism, and Dyslexia.

 

Kayleigh is experienced in providing neurodiversity-affirming comprehensive evaluations and specialized / individualized treatment to Autistic children, teens, and adults. She is trained in The SCERTS® Model, a research-based approach and multidisciplinary framework that directly addresses the core differences and challenges faced by children and people with Autism and related disabilities, and their families.

She is trained in Lindamood-Bell’s Seeing Stars program, a sensory-cognitive approach to teaching symbol imagery for spelling, reading, and writing; and the Visualizing and Verbalizing (VV) program. Kayleigh conducts 1:1 sessions for individuals with Dyslexia and those that need additional literacy support.

Kayleigh is also experienced in programming and implementation of low and high-tech AAC. She is level 1 trained in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and is proficient with speech-generated devices, such as Proloquo2go, TouchChat, and Tobii Dynavox devices.

 

She enjoys serving her local community and works part-time in the Snohomish School District’s developmental preschool program and Assistive Technology (AT) department. She resides in Snohomish with her husband, two cats, and puppy.

• Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC): American Speech and Hearing Association

• Speech-Language Pathology License: Washington State Department of Health

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