Alissa M. Tone, M.A., CCC-SLP
Owner and Clinical Director
Alissa has over 23 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, is licensed in the state of California, holds a Clinical/Rehabilitative Services Credential in Language Speech and Hearing and is a member of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
She has assessed and treated clients with a variety of diagnoses including but not limited to Autism, Developmental Delays, Speech-Language Impairments, Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Stroke, Down Syndrome, Cleft Palate, Hearing Impairment, Dysphagia, Aphasia, Apraxia, and Williams and Prader-Willi Syndrome. Alissa has worked in a variety of settings in her career including skilled nursing facilities, client's homes to provide early intervention service, the clinical setting, and extensively in the public school system.
Alissa is an adjunct professor at San Jose State University sharing her knowledge and expertise in working with children through adults as a Clinical Educator and Lecturer to graduate-level students in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences.
She has experience leading social skills groups for both adults and children. Alissa has presented to behavioral specialists, para-educators, teachers, parents, and school administrators on typical speech and language development, facilitation of language and carryover of communication skills outside of the therapy room. Alissa is PECS trained and is Hanen Certified. Alissa also holds a Certification in Introduction to PROMPT. Alissa can read and understand Spanish.
Alissa received her M.A. from the University of the Pacific in December 1998 in Communicative Disorders and Sciences. She earned her B.A. in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from the University of the Pacific in May 1997.
Thao Sieben, M.S., CF-SLP
Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist
Thao earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from San Jose State University. During her public school internship, Thao performed assessments and provided treatments to elementary and middle school students with diagnoses such as Autism, ADHD, speech and language delays, and various syndromes. During her externship, Thao has worked alongside with Alissa Tone to establish therapeutic goals and provide treatments to target diverse clients’ needs.
Thao enjoys using play-based therapy approaches to increase functional speech and language skills with the pediatric population. Thao also enjoys collaborating with other therapists, professionals as well as parents, and caregivers to maximize carryover skills outside of the therapy room.
Thao provides bilingual therapy in English and Vietnamese.
Julia earned her master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Florida International University. She has experience in Autism, fluency disorders, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), sensory feeding, ADHD, teletherapy, childhood apraxia of speech, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, mixed receptive-expressive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, social communication disorders, and a variety of other syndromes. She provides bilingual therapy in English and Spanish.
Julia has over 5 years of experience working with children ages birth - 18 years old in both the school system and outpatient rehabilitation settings. She believes a play based therapy approach is best when working with the little ones and loves utilizing evidence based practice when coming up with creative activities to keep her patients engaged.
Julia Mora, M.A., CCC-SLP
Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist
Simone earned her master’s degree in Communication Disorders from California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). She has worked with special needs children and adults for more than 12 years, as an in-home and school-based behavior therapist prior to becoming a speech-language pathologist. As an SLP in the public-school setting, she has worked with many clients of all ages and with a broad range of needs. She has received extensive training in teletherapy, diagnosis and treatment of fluency disorders, the Social Thinking curriculum, AAC assessment and implementation of AAC systems as part of total communication strategies. She believes in maintaining flexibility of structured activities and session plans to maximize progress across treatment sessions.
Simone Akay, M.A., CCC-SLP
Janet Han, M.A., CCC-SLP
Janet earned her master’s degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences from University of Colorado, Boulder. She has experience working with primarily children ages birth to 12 in various settings, such as early intervention/home visits, public schools, teletherapy, and clinics. Janet has experience in autism, articulation and phonological disorders, social communication disorders, stuttering, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), childhood apraxia of speech, language and learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, mixed receptive-expressive language disorders, hard of hearing, and other syndromes.
Janet enjoys incorporating American Sign Language into therapy sessions with young children, to facilitate as much communication as possible. She enjoys using play-based therapy approaches to increase motivation and functional communication skills. She enjoys sharing strategies and techniques with families in order to support generalization of learned skills as well.
Patricia Padilla, B.S., SLPA
Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant
Patricia has been practicing as bilingual ( English / Spanish) Speech -Language Pathology Assistant for 7 years she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Science and Disorders from Sacramento State University and is currently enrolled in a Masters Program at CSU Monterey. She has been providing individual and group therapy services in private settings. She has worked with various communication disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders, Articulation Disorders and Phonological Disorders.