Our Mission & Values
Tic Talk Toes Therapy has a mission to provide speech, language, feeding, and occupational therapy to help children, of all ages and developmental abilities, reach their goals and support their development in a unique and nurturing environment. We are unique in our practice, as we not only bring our knowledge and experiences of our individual fields, but we incorporate our knowledge and experience of childhood development and mental health to better understand and serve our clients.
We also have hopes to bring therapy to the underserved. Read more about our project to bring therapy to children who's family may not be able to afford individual therapy.
We support individuality.
Each client brings their own personality and skill set to the table, which is why
we strive to make therapy individualized for each client so that it works for them.
We promote collaboration.
Collaboration amongst your child's providers is important for us to gain a better
perspective of the whole client. This will then allow for more growth and carryover
in different environments.
We believe in a family centered approach.
We will not always be there with your child, so we consider parents and caregivers an
essential part of the team. We provide parent education and home education programs
so you can support your child's skills in more settings!
Stephanie has a Master of Science in Communicative Disorders from San Francisco State University. She speaks English and Cantonese (conversational). She has experience working in outpatient clinics, acute hospitals, and schools. Her interests in the field include feeding disorders, early intervention, autism spectrum disorders, bilingual language acquisition, and developmental delays.
She is trained in the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding, P.R.O.M.P.T; ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Scales), and the NBO (New Born Observation Screening). She is reliable in the NCAST Feeding Scales. Stephanie has specialized training in working with children on the autism spectrum through Project Common Ground, a project supported by the U.S. Department of Education. She is an alumni of the Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship.
Stephanie is a member of ASHA & CalAIMH. She also served on the board of the Asian Pacific Islander Speech Language Hearing Caucus as the PR & Media Coordinator. She has presented at the Zero-to-Three Conference (2017) & ASHA conference (2017). Stephanie conducted research on parent perspective on heritage language maintenance for children on the autism spectrum for her master's thesis and presented on it. She has also assisted with summer research in the Voice and Research Lab at Hong Kong University.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, husband, and two pups. She loves to research and learning new things, whatever they might be.
Speech Language Pathologist
Annie received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Los Angeles California (UCLA) and her Master of Science in Communicative Disorders from San Francisco State University (SFSU). She is bilingual in Vietnamese and English with experience working with children of all ages in various clinical and school settings. She has a passion in collaborating with families to support children with communication difficulties in discovering their authentic voice. Her interests in the field include early intervention, autism spectrum disorders, bilingual language acquisition, and developmental delays.
Annie is a certified member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed within the State of California. She is a HANEN More Than Words Certified Speech Language Pathologist (SLP). Annie's specialized training includes working with children on the autism spectrum (2-21 years old) through Project Common Ground, a project supported by the U.S. Department of Education. She has over seven years experience as a Behavioral Therapist with a focus in Pivotal Response Training (PRT) and play therapy in the natural environment. She also served on the board of the Asian Pacific Islander Speech Language Hearing Caucus as the Co-Secretary.
Annie has experience as the evaluating SLP part of a multidisciplinary team that consists of a school psychologist, occupational therapist, vision specialist, registered nurse, and physical therapist. In her free time, she likes to travel, cook and bake new recipes, go on trail runs, and spend time with her loved ones.
Speech Language Pathologist
Tina graduated with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in developmental psychology at UCLA. She continued her studies and received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree at Samuel Merritt University. She has experience working in the acute hospital setting, school setting, mental health clinic, locked psych facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities. Her interest in the field include developmental delays/disorders, sensory processing disorder, and mental health.
Tina's training include Handwriting without Tears, ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Scales), SPARK Communication: Coaching Parents to Use Hanen Strategies, DIR Floortime approach, Sensory Processing, and Zones of Regulation. She plans on attending feeding training courses to enhance her skill set. Tina believes in a family-centered approach to treating children with developmental delays, which emphasizes the importance of parent training and family involvement in therapy.
Tina has worked at an assessment-based clinic for infants and children with developmental and behavioral health concerns with a multidisciplinary team that consists of a developmental behavioral pediatrician, psychologist, and speech therapist. She is bilingual in English and Vietnamese. In her free time, she likes to scrapbook, explore new places, travel, and hike.