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Hi! I am Danielle Barash, a California state licensed and nationally certified speech-language pathologist. I have more than ten years of experience assessing and working with children with a variety of communication disorders and differences. I am a neurodiversity affirming therapist, which means that I value and embrace the brain variations that occur to provide each of us with our own set of unique strengths, needs, interests, and challenges. I firmly believe that genuine connection, trust, and motivation are fundamental requirements for successful therapy. I bring a positive, fun, and playful energy to my work to keep children engaged and motivated throughout our sessions. My approach to therapy is strengths-based, child-led, relationship-centered, and personalized. I love watching my clients develop more confidence and autonomy through our work together!

With many years of experience working in a multi-disciplinary early intervention program and school settings, I have had the pleasure of cross-training and collaborating with a variety of professionals. I welcome and encourage a team approach to therapy to ensure we are treating the whole child, prioritizing emotional regulation, and promoting generalization of skills.

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington-Seattle and my Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I maintain my Certificate of Clinical Competency and have an Award for Continuing Education from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

I make continuing education a priority. Some notable trainings include:

·       Introduction to PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) Technique

·       Bridging PROMPT Technique To Intervention

·       Kaufmann Speech To Language Protocol for Apraxia

·       Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

·       Coaching Parents In How To Play

·       Natural Language Acquisition In Autism

·       Social Thinking®

·       Hanen More Than Words®

·       Hanen It Takes Two to Talk®

·       Routines Based Intervention and Coaching in Early Intervention

·       Orton Gillingham Basic Language 

·       Assessing and Treating Dyslexia

·       Connections Between Speech Sound Production and Literacy Skills

·       Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Accompanied Reading and Writing Challenges

·       Sensory Integration