Speech Therapists

Helping your child communicate

Speech-language pathologistswork with children to improve feeding, verbal communication, articulation, and other life skills needed for a child to engage in everyday activities.

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Julie Hannan, MA, CCC-SLP

Julie received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Montana State University in 1987. She attended graduate school at the University of Colorado where she received a Masters Degree in Communication Disorders in 1990. She has worked with children in a variety of settings including birth-3 centers, public schools, hospitals, and private clinics.  Julie has attended many conferences and workshops on early intervention, autism and feeding. She enjoys working with families to help them learn how to facilitate their child's communication skills.  Julie has been a Certified Hanen Instructor since 2000. Julie has worked at Youthful Horizons since 2004.

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Lisa Norfolk, MA, CCC-SLP

Lisa received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Montana State University in 1987. She attended graduate school at the University of Colorado where she received a Masters Degree in Communication Disorders in 1990. Lisa has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including hospitals, schools, and private clinics. Lisa has worked for Youthful Horizons since 2008 and she specializes in working with infants and toddlers with communication and feeding disorders.  Lisa has completed several advanced continuing education courses in order to enhance her skills, particularly in treating premature and term infants with feeding and swallowing concerns. Lisa  has developed relationships with a variety of medical providers in order to provide the highest level of a  continuum of care to her patients.  

 

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Dianna Fahland, MA, CCC-SLP

Dianna received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Eastern Washington University and a Master of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Science from Washington State University. She has experience working with children of all ages in a variety of settings including public schools, outpatient clinics, preschool centers, and homes. She has worked at Youthful Horizons since April 2004. Her areas of interest and special training include working with articulation and language disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, phonological disorders, and hearing impairments, including those with cochlear implants. She is PROMPT trained and is a SKI-HI parent advisor, providing early intervention for children with hearing impairments. She has served on the board of directors for a Listening and Spoken Language preschool for children with hearing loss since 2004.

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Debbie Olson, MA, CCC-SLP

Debbie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Disorders from Eastern Washington University and received her Master of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Washington State University in 2000.  She has worked in a variety of settings including public schools,

private clinics and hospitals working with both adults and children. Her areas of interest and special training include treating children with articulation and language disorders, motor speech difficulties, feeding, and oral motor development. Debbie is PROMPT certified and has been practicing at Youthful Horizon’s Therapy since 2012.

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Krystin Cook, MA, CCC-SLP

Krystin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences and Communication Disorders from the University of Washington. She attended graduate school at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C, where she received a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Krystin has pursued additional training in the area of feeding. She enjoys collaborating with families and other professionals to treat children using a team-based approach.

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Molly Everson, MA, CCC-SLP

Molly received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington in 2010.  She returned to her hometown of Spokane to earn her Masters degree in Communication Disorders from Eastern Washington University.  Molly has a passion for working with the pediatric population and is especially interested in the area of early intervention.  She believes in providing the support and motivation necessary to patients and their families to promote successful therapy.

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Stacie Repsold, M.S, CCC/SLP

Stacie received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University in 2010, and her Masters of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington in 2012. Since that time, she has worked with children ranging in age from birth - 3, preschool, Kindergarten through eighth grade, in different settings including schools and Youthful Horizons Clinic. Stacie provides therapy for children experiencing difficulties with articulation, phonology, expressive and receptive language, literacy, motor-speech difficulties, and social communication. When she's not in the clinic she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, family and friends!

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Meghan Wallblom, MA, CCC-SLP

Meghan Wallblom graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science, cum laude. She is a graduate of WSU’s Honors College with international emphasis for study in Speech Pathology at the University of Queensland, Australia. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from WSU. Meghan has worked since 2005 in both inpatient and outpatient settings with children and adults and as a clinical educator. Meghan enjoys serving children and youth with a variety of communication needs. She has a special interest in working with individuals who have fluency disorders and those with articulation disorders and oral stage dysphagia associated with tethered oral tissues. In her free time, Meghan enjoys hiking, skiing, and floating the Little Spokane River with her husband and five children.

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Rachel Hoey, MA, CCC-SLP

Rachel graduated from Washington State University with her Master of Arts in 2010, and she got her Bachelor of Science at the University of Washington in 2008. She has worked at Youthful Horizons Therapy since 2010. Rachel enjoys working in early intervention with the birth to 3 population. She focuses her time improving the speech and language development of these young children while supporting their families and caregivers in their homes, head start centers, and daycares. Rachel and her husband enjoy being outside and spending time with their three children.

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Kate Guthrie, MA, CCC-SLP

Kate received her Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Washington University in 2011 and her Master of
Science in Communication Disorders from Eastern Washington University in 2013. She has practical
experience working in the following settings: school-district with children grades preschool through
eighth, outpatient medical settings for children and a hearing-oral preschool program. Kate has worked
at Youthful Horizons since 2016. She provides therapy for children experiencing difficulty with language,
articulation, phonology, motor-speech, oral-motor development, literacy, and social communication.
Kate enjoys working alongside children and their families to improve communication skills and create
therapy programs for each individual patient’s needs.
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Elizabeth Schaffer, CCC-SLP

Betsy received her Bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders from Boston University and her Master of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Science from St Louis University. She has experience in the public schools with children from K through high school,  inpatient and outpatient medical settings for both adults and children and the birth-3 program.  Betsy has been practicing at Youthful Horizon's Therapy since 2016, where she provides therapy for children experiencing difficulty with language, articulation, phonology, motor-speech difficulties and social communication.  She especially loves the birth-3 population and helping young parents maximize their child's communication skills. When not at work, she enjoys gardening, outside activities and watching her granddaughter.

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Kelli Raines, M.S, SLP/CF

Kelli received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Whitworth University, and her post-baccalaureate and Masters of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Washington State University. She has been practicing at Youthful Horizons Therapy since 2017 and provides individual therapy services for children birth – 3 years old, preschool age children, and school-age children. Kelli also provides services in Youthful Horizons’ preschool prep toddler group. Her areas of interest include language and articulation disorders, phonology disorders, fluency, childhood apraxia of speech, and social communication disorders. Kelli is PROMPT trained and enjoys creating individualized therapy programs to meet each child’s unique needs.

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Jan Young, MS, CCC-SLP

Jan received her Bachelor of Arts from Whitworth College and her Masters of Science Degree from Eastern Washington University in Speech-Language Pathology. Since 1983, she has provided speech services for children and adults in various settings including hospitals, schools, home-based locations, and out-patient clinics. Her experience has focused on birth to three years old, serving children with communication and feeding challenges. Jan enjoys sharing time with her daughter and son, RV-ing with her husband and singing.

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Kristen Rognaldson, MS, CCC-SLP

Kristen attended the University of Washington completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Science and her Masters of Science degree in Communication Disorders. She is passionate about working with older children and developing an individualized therapy to meet their communication needs. She has worked in the public school setting for 7 years and completed continuing education in Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PEC’s)-Level 1 and Introduction to PROMPT therapy.  Kristen believes communication is the foundation for a successful future.  She and her husband have raised and home-schooled four children while living on a farm south of Spokane. She enjoys gardening, flower arranging and baking.

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