Our Mission & Values
TicTalkToes 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!
Speech Language Pathologist,
Stephanie graduated with a M.S. in Communicative Sciences from SFSU. She speaks English, Cantonese (conversational), and basic Spanish. She has experience working in outpatient clinics, acute hospital setting, and school setting. 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 to Project Common Ground, a project supported by the U.S. Department of Education. She is currently continuing her education with the Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship. She hopes to integrate her learning of mental health into the world of speech and language.
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 hanging out with her family, including her three fur babies, as well as researching and learning more about new things.
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. On her free time, she likes to scrapbook, explore new places, travel, and hike.