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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.


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.

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.

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Sarah Burt, MS, CCC-SLP

Photo & bio coming soon!

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