Helping your child communicate
Speech-language pathologists work with children to improve feeding, verbal communication, articulation, and other life skills needed for a child to engage in everyday activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kate Guthrie, MA, CCC-SLP
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.
Jan Young, MS, CCC-SLP
Jan attended the Pontifical Catholic University of Quito, Ecuador and received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in communication/drama and Spanish from Whitworth College in 1973. Then in 1983 she received her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from EWU fulfilling a longtime dream of hers. Jan's scope of practice has included providing services to individuals from 0-100 years of age while working in a wide variety of settings. Jan helps to develop individual feeding programs for medically fragile babies and young children. She feels the kids she works with teach her to look and listen more, to be grateful for the tiniest of positive changes and to expect the unexpected! For fun, Jan directs the handbell choir at her church, likes to sing, grow flowers, and best of all, spend time with her family.