Our Therapists 

Our Speech Therapists have their master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and are licensed in the state of California. They have been trained and mentored by Kayla Chalko, Founder and Lead Speech Therapist. Each one is dedicated to you and your child’s communication success.

Haley - San Diego

Haley - San Diego

Speech Therapist

Hi! My name is Haley Nelson. I received my undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences and Psychology at Indiana University. Immediately following, I completed my graduate studies in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at San Diego State University. I have worked with individuals of all ages with varying speech and language disorders. Early childhood intervention is my passion. I enjoy working with young children and their families in a natural setting. Outside of work, I enjoy going for long runs and traveling around the world. I look forward to meeting you and your child!

Rhian - (Bilingual) - San Diego

Rhian - (Bilingual) - San Diego

Speech Therapist

Hi I’m Rhian. I grew up in Northern California, where I received my undergraduate degree at University of the Pacific in Speech-Language Pathology. I moved to San Diego to attend SDSU for my master’s degree, and stayed in the area to begin my career. My areas of expertise include language delays, Autism, articulation/phonology, apraxia of speech, and cleft palate. I have experience working with children of all ages, and have found that early intervention is truly my passion. I love working with young children and their families to help develop communication skills through play. I look forward to helping you and your little one toward your goals! 

Emma  - San Diego

Emma - San Diego

Speech Therapist

Hi! I’m Emma and I grew up outside of Baltimore, MD. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Towson University, and went on to receive my Master’s from Loyola University in Maryland. I have a wide range of experience with kids of all ages, including early intervention (which is my favorite age range to work with!)! I currently work full time in an elementary school with students who have a variety of disorders including expressive/receptive delays, fluency, articulation, and pragmatic deficits, as well as students with Autism. I look forward to meeting you and helping your child to progress!  

David - San Diego

David - San Diego

Speech Therapist

Hi! I’m David and I’m stoked to be apart of this team! I work full time with elementary school students as a speech therapist and it is the highlight of my week to work with toddlers and their families! I graduated from California’s top-rated Speech Pathology program at San Diego State University. I specialize in working with children Autism. I can’t wait to get started with you are your child and make some great progress!

Abby - San Diego

Abby - San Diego

Speech Therapist

Hi! I’m Abby! I grew up in Chicago, IL, and received my Bachelor’s degree in Speech & Hearing Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I went on to pursue my Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, IL. My favorite part about being a speech therapist is building relationships with kiddos, helping them make progress toward their goals and reach new milestones through play!   love being a part of developing positive communication with kiddos and their families. Aside from being a therapist, I enjoy running, spending time at the beach, practicing yoga, and exploring new places! I can’t wait to work with you and your little kiddo soon!

Jordan - San Diego

Jordan - San Diego

Speech Therapist

Hi! I’m Jordan Weber. I received my M.A. in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences from San Diego State University, which has the top rated program in the state! I have experience working with children and adults across the lifespan. I primarily work with children with a variety of speech and language disorders including; Expressive/Receptive language delays, Apraxia of Speech, Articulation/Phonological disorders, Voice disorders, and Hearing Loss. I am also Hanen Certified. I love encouraging families to become a part of their child’s development and creating unique treatment plans that are functional and appropriate for each family. In addition to being a speech-language pathologist, I love to read, travel, play beach volleyball, attend concerts, and spend time with my friends and family. I look forward to working with you and your child to provide a comprehensive therapy experience!

Jillian - Sacramento Area (Consultation Only)

Jillian - Sacramento Area (Consultation Only)

Speech Therapist

Hi! I attended University of the Pacific for my B.S. and San Diego State University for my M.A.! I work with high school while serving the early intervention population after school hours. My passions include bilingual learners, Augmentative, Alternative Communication devices, Autism, and fluency disorders. I am Hanen Certified, PROMPT trained, and have extensive experience with PECS. I hope to meet you are your child soon!