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ABOUT US

Are you looking for the right person to work with your child who has Autism?

Are you trying to find a therapist who knows how to help your child overcome Apraxia?

Does your child use an AAC device to communicate?

Our team of experts can help!

Meet The Team

All of Speech Point's staff has dual certification in speech/language and behavior analysis!!

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Andréane Gaulin, M.Sc., CCC-SLP, BCBA

Clinical Director

​Credentials: 

  • Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst

  • Recognized by Apraxia Kids for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Trainings: 

  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) 

  • P.R.O.M.P.T. Trained, Bridging Trained 

  • Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol 

  • Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)

  • Pivotal Response Training

  • Oral Placement Therapy (OPT)

Languages other than English

  • French

Andreane received a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Laval University, Canada.  She holds her certificate of clinical competence from ASHA (American Speech-Language and Hearing Association).

 

She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2014. She specializes in providing speech and language therapy to children on the Autism spectrum that have moderate to severe deficits and that engage in challenging behaviors.

 

Andreane is recognized by Apraxia-Kids for advanced training and expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She completed the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Intensive training institute at Dusquesne University in 2018. 

 

She continuously receives training in the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to support her clientele. One of her favorite approach is language acquisition through motor planning (LAMP).  She is a member of special interest group SIG 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

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Andrea Manghiuc, M.A., CCC-SLP, RBT

Speech-Language Pathologist

​Credentials:

  • Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Registered Behavior Technician

  • Recognized by Apraxia Kids for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Trainings: 

  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) 

  • P.R.O.M.P.T. Trained, Bridging Trained 

  • Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol 

  • Trained in orofacial myology through IAOM

  • Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) 

Languages other than English

  • Romanian

Andrea Manghiuc completed both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Communicative Disorders at California State University, Fullerton. She holds a certificate of clinical competence from ASHA (American Speech-Language and Hearing Association)

 

Andrea has almost 10 years of experience working with children with a variety of speech and language disorders in the private practice setting.

 

Her areas of expertise and passion are working with children with motor speech disorders, children with Autism, and in early intervention. Andrea is PROMPT: Bridging trained. She is recognized by Apraxia-Kids for advanced training and expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She completed the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Intensive training institute at Dusquesne University in 2021. 

Andrea competed the extensive orofacial myology training from the international association of orofacial myology (IAOM) in 2020. 

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Melissa Minhas, M.S., CCC-SLP, RBT

Assistant Clinical Director

​Credentials: 

  • Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Registered Behavior Technician

  • Recognized by Apraxia Kids for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Trainings: 

  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) 

  • P.R.O.M.P.T. Trained

  • Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)

Languages other than English

  • N/A

Melissa received her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She holds her certificate of clinical competence from ASHA (American Speech-Language and Hearing Association).

 

Melissa has over 6 years of clinical experience working with children from ages 1-18 as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Her areas of interest include: early intervention, alternative and augmentative communication, autism, and speech disorders.

 

She is trained in implementing DTTC for children with childhood apraxia of speech. Melissa is
recognized by Apraxia Kids for advanced training and expertise in childhood apraxia of speech.
She completed the Apraxia Kids Bootcamp training at Duquesne University in 2023.

Yee Man (Eunice) Lo, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Credentials:

  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Trainings: 

  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC)  

  • P.R.O.M.P.T. Trained

  • Social Thinking Curriculum - Michelle Garcia Winner

Languages other than English: 

  • Mandarin, Cantonese

Eunice is a bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist who finds passion in serving the pediatric population.

 

She completed her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She holds a certificate of clinical competence from ASHA (American Speech-Language and Hearing Association).

 

Eunice has 10 years of clinical experience working with children from ages 1 to 18, in a variety of settings like school district, outpatient facility, and private practice. Her area of expertise is working with children on the Autism Spectrum. She is trained in implementing DTTC for children with childhood apraxia of speech. 

 

Eunice completed  the Social Thinking curriculum from Michelle Garcia Winner.. She enjoys teaching her clients and families how to improve social and pragmatic skills using this program.  

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Rachel Brazeal, B.A., C-SLPA, RBT

Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

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Blair Stewart, B.A., C-SLPA, RBT

Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

​Credentials: 

  • Certified Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

  • Registered Behavior Technician

Trainings: 

  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) 

  • Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)

Languages other than English: 

  • N/A

​Credentials:

  • Certified Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

  • Registered Behavior Technician

Trainings: 

  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC)

  • Certificate in American Sign Language (ASL)

  • Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP)

Languages other than English: 

  • American Sign Language (ASL)

Rachel is a speech-language pathology assistant and a Registered Behavior Technician. She completed her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Disorders at Cal State Fullerton.

Rachel started her career working as a behavior interventionist for a behavioral health agency. 

As a team member of Speech Point, she maintains a double certification in order to provide the best treatment possible to children with Autism. She specializes in integrating the principles of ABA into her therapy sessions in order to supports children's participation and progress in speech and language.

She has been working alongside Andreane at Speech Point since 2018. She recently obtained the C-SLPA certification from ASHA, keeping up with the highest industry standards for speech-language pathology assistants. 

 

Blair is a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant. She completed her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Disorders at Cal State Fullerton. She completed her American Sign Language Certificate from Saddleback college. 

 

Blair started her career working as an interventionist for a behavioral health agency, helping kids with Autism achieve functional and communication goals. She has thorough experience using ABA principles and working with children with a variety of a skill levels.  In 2019, she obtained her SLPA license, and accepted a position in an outpatient medical speech-language setting. She worked with children and adults with a variety of diagnosis and as a therapist on the Deaf Hard of Hearing/Cochlear Implant team. 


She uses those skills ito provide the best therapy and support to children for their communication skills by using the strategies of ABA in her sessions.

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Alexis "Lexi" Diaz, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

​Credentials:

  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Trainings: 

  • P.R.O.M.P.T. Trained

  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) 

Languages other than English: 

  • N/A

Alexis received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Cal State Fullerton and her Master of Science degree from Pacific University in Oregon. 

 

Alexis is a Speech-Language Pathologist certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She has several years of experience in pediatric clinics; predominantly working with children on the spectrum ages ranging from 1-18 years old. Her areas of interest include working with early intervention, Autism, AAC, and Speech Sound Disorders in addition to actively pursuing the completion of her RBT training in order to enhance her expertise in behavior techniques.

 

Alexis takes pride in her capacity to foster connections, promote collaboration, and inspire families to apply and share their acquired knowledge in therapy, fostering a collective sense of community participation.

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Ceilidh Jackson, B.A., SLPA, RBT

Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

​Credentials:

  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

  • Registered Behavior Technician

Trainings: 

  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC)

  • Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP)

Languages other than English: 

  • N/A

Ceilidh is a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant and a Registered Behavior Technician. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at California State University Long Beach, and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Maryville University.

 

Ceilidh has been dually licensed as a SLPA and RBT since 2019, and and RBT since 2021. She has experience providing treatment in a variety of settings to encourage natural learning and generalization of skills. She incorporates her experience in Applied Behavior Analysis as a foundation for successful and engaging speech and language sessions. 

 

She has clinical experience providing therapy to individuals from ages 1-22, and enjoys supporting parents help their children to develop meaningful communication skills. 

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Tameka Baccus

Operations Director

  • Business Administrative & Communication 

  • Meeting & Events Coordinator 

  • Customer Service Specialist 

Tameka Baccus joined the team at Speech Point in February of 2020 bringing over 13 years of experience to her role as Operations Director. She oversees the day-to-day administrative function of Speech Point’s operations and serves as a liaison of the clinic’s office services, scheduling and correspondence, accounting, records management, and marketing departments. She maintains accounts payable, receivable and monthly billing accuracy. She assists in the development of the company policies and procedures. 

As the Walk Coordinator for the 2022 & 2023 Orange County Walk for Apraxia, Tameka aspires to be a voice in our community to spread awareness of childhood apraxia of speech, while raising funds to support the mission of Apraxia Kids. 

Tameka shares a common vision of excellence to ensure each client receives optimal treatment to foster warm business relationships. Her efforts have resulted in a clear increase in the efficiency and productivity of the clinic to impact the lives of our community

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