Hi there! We're Walkie Talkie Speech Therapy. We've been providing quality education to parents locally in San Diego and around the world since 2017.
Walkie Talkie Speech Therapy was established in 2018 by Kayla Chalko. She began working privately with young children in San Diego County providing speech therapy services in their home. As time went on she developed an online school where parents could enroll in her courses and learn more in-depth about how to help their children on their.
Kayla Chalko - San Diego
Owner and Lead Speech-Language Pathologist
Kayla is the director and has 10 years of professional experience working with children, including her years as a preschool teacher. She specializes in Early Intervention Speech Therapy with children ages 18 months to 3 years old. In her master’s program she received extra training on Autism Spectrum Disorders at San Diego State University and is especially skilled in speech therapy with children with Autism. Her passion is educating and empowering families to help their child with a speech or language delay to communicate effectively.
Emma - San Diego
Emma grew up outside of Baltimore, Maryland. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Towson University, and went on to receive her Master’s from Loyola University in Maryland. She has a wide range of experience with kids of all ages, including early intervention. Currently, she works full time in an elementary school with students who have a variety of disorders including expressive and receptive delays, fluency, articulation, and pragmatic deficits, as well as students with Autism.
Jillian - Greater Sacramento Area
Speech-Language Pathologist (Consultation Only)
Jillian attended University of the Pacific for her bachelor’s of science degree and San Diego State University for her master’s degree. She currently resides in Sacramento and works for a school district as a Program Specialist. In that role she gets to work with students and staff to provide training and coaching, develop inclusive classroom practices, and support development and implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for teen and adult learners. Her passions include bilingual language learners, Augmentative, Alternative Communication (AAC), and learning from and serving neurodivergent populations. She has extensive experience with both lite-tech AAC (like PODD books, core boards, and picture icons) and high-tech AAC apps for iPads and other tablets.