Andreane is a speech-language pathologist holding a certificate of clinical competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and a California license in speech-language pathology. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. This double certification allows her to integrate behavior analytic techniques during speech therapy sessions. She uses tools from each field to maximize the results of therapy. Behavior analytic knowledge is used to teach communication as well as manage problem behaviors that may be present, such as non-compliance, stereotypies, aggression, or self-injury. Andrea specializes in providing speech-language therapy for children who present with such challenging behaviors. Behavioral approaches to communication include functional communication and verbal behavior.
Christine White is a Speech Language Pathologist at Creative Solutions for Hope. Christine has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 7 years in various schools and clinics throughout the Southern California area. Christine White is responsible for providing services for children and families diagnosed with speech and language delays. She has experience in developing and implementing 1:1 therapy, group therapy, parent training and consultations, and company-wide staff support. She has received comprehensive training in early intervention Hanen approach, Social Strategies Intervention the Michelle Garcia Approach, Prompt certified tactile approach for eliciting sounds, and Discrete Trial Training. Christine’s career goal is to use her expertise in the field of speech pathology to assist and provide effective evidence-based therapy for people with communicative disorders. Communication is a vital aspect of life and assisting individuals and their families in becoming effective communicators and finding their own voice allows her to do meaningful work that she truly enjoys.
Christine White graduated from California State Long Beach and received her Master Degree with Honors. During her free time, Christine enjoys hiking and being at the beach with her dog, Honey.
Katya graduated in 2016 from the University of California, Irvine, with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Behavior. She went on to receive her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California. Katya has worked as an OTR/L in a Special Education school, and completed both Level II and Level I fieldwork internships in outpatient pediatric clinics. At her Level II fieldwork in pediatrics, she created treatment plans and provided interventions for children with special needs, including feeding therapy and fine motor/gross motor activities. She also co-led an Early Intervention Program for children with Autism, a Nutrition Group for adolescents with various disabilities, and a Social Skills group involving Lego building for adolescents with various communication difficulties. She has a heart for her clients and clients’ families, and her goal is to provide the best treatment and customer service possible. When she is not at work, you can find her spending time with her family and friends, trying out a new restaurant, or walking near the beach. Katya is registered through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and holds a California state license.
Rima is an occupational therapist who has been working with children since 1997. She has provided occupational therapy services in various pediatric settings including private clinics as well as within school districts. She has experience in evaluating and treating children with neurodevelopmental disorders, developmental delays, and sensory processing difficulties. She has received training in the principals of Sensory Integration strategies and fine motor skills. Rima’s caring personality helps to create a meaningful therapeutic relationship between herself, the child, and the family. When she is not at work you can find her goofing around with her 3 children, husband and dog. Rima graduated in 1993 from the University of California, Santa Barbara with her B.S. in BioPsychology. In 1997, she obtained her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California. She is registered through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and holds a California state license.