About
Us

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.

How it all began

Speech therapy in San Diego

Our philosophy

At Walkie Talkie, we believe in empowering parents to learn how to help their children. 

Children aren't things to be molded, but people to be unfolded.

— Jess Lair—

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. 

Rhian - San Diego

Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist (Spanish and English)

Rhian grew up in Northern California, where she received her undergraduate degree at University of the Pacific in Speech-Language Pathology. She moved to San Diego to attend SDSU for her master’s degree, and stayed in the area to begin her career. Rhian’s areas of expertise include language delays, Autism, articulation/phonology, apraxia of speech, and cleft palate. She has experience working with children of all ages, and has found that early intervention is truly her passion. She loves working with children with speech delays and their families!

Emma - San Diego

Speech-Language Pathologist

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 my her master’s degree. She currently resides in Sacramento and primarily works in a high school while serving the early intervention population after school hours. Her passions include bilingual language learners, Augmentative, Alternative Communication (AAC) devices, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and fluency disorders. She is Hanen Certified (More Than Words), PROMPT trained, and has extensive experience with both low-tech AAC (like the Picture Exchange Communication System) and high-tech devices. 

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