Speech-language pathologists, also called SLPs, are experts in communication. SLPs treat many types of communication problems including problems with speech sounds, language, social communication, voice, and fluency.
SLPs are additionally known as speech therapists. Our Blast Off SLPs provide comprehensive evaluations followed by individualized treatment plans tailored to your child’s specific needs. We provide individual therapy sessions in person at our cheerful, clean, and fully equipped Miramar area clinic or via teletherapy if in person visits aren’t possible.
Our Blast Off SLPs specialize in the following areas:
Speech and Language Delays
Articulation and Phonology Disorders
Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders
Social Communication Difficulties/Pragmatic Language Disorders
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Motor Speech Disorders (Dysarthria and Childhood Apraxia of Speech)
Speech-Language Pathologist, President Blast Off Children’s Therapy Services, Inc. CA License # 13795 [email protected]
LuAnn realized her dream of opening a pediatric speech and language therapy clinic in July 2012 when she founded Blast Off Children’s Therapy Services. That dream was furthered when she added occupational therapy and physical therapy to the clinic so that the families she served could have the benefit and convenience of multiple therapies at one location. LuAnn loves watching the progress that is made when children, families and therapists all work together toward one goal!
LuAnn has been a certified speech-language pathologist since 1982. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in education in the area of speech and hearing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and her master’s degree in speech pathology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Over the years, LuAnn has worked in a variety of environments including hospitals, developmental centers, preschools, and private practice. LuAnn specializes in pediatric speech and language therapy and has significant experience in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of pediatric communication disorders. LuAnn’s experience includes but is not limited to early intervention, Down Syndrome and a wide range of other genetic syndromes, autism spectrum disorder, cleft lip and palate, cerebral palsy, childhood apraxia of speech, articulation disorder, phonology disorder, developmental delays, receptive/expressive/pragmatic language disorders, voice disorder, and fluency disorder. LuAnn has experience in supervision of new speech pathologists and has a commitment to continuing education. She has introductory training in the PROMPT technique and DIR Floortime® and has completed advanced training in SCERTS®, an educational model addressing the key challenges facing children on the autism spectrum. In addition she is certified by The Hanen Program® to teach the It Takes Two To Talk and More Than Words courses for parents. She is a recipient of the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE).
Meghan is a therapist who is passionate about finding evidence based strategies to meet each child’s strengths and needs. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and minor in educational studies from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), and her Master of Arts in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at San Diego State University (SDSU). As a former school-based speech language pathologist, Meghan has experience with a variety of ages and speech and language areas including: expressive/receptive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, social/pragmatics deficits, and voice and fluency disorders. She is also passionate about little ones under the age of 3! Through the SDSU clinic, she provided assessment and parent and toddler “sign and speak” classes, led parent workshops about early language and literacy strategies, and participated in research studies examining language acquisition. Prior to her dream job as a speech language pathologist, Meghan worked in a 2 and 3-year-old preschool classroom, was an aide for children with autism and developmental disabilities, and worked with for her library’s child literacy programs. Meghan enjoys working closely with family members and caregivers so that their children can grow in their speech and language skills in their everyday lives.
Wen-Hsin received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at San Diego State University (SDSU). She then received her Master of Arts in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at SDSU, with a certification in bilingual assessment and treatment in Mandarin. Prior to joining Blast Off, Wen-Hsin worked in various settings including public schools, in-home early intervention, as well as private practice. She has experience evaluating and treating a variety of pediatric speech and language needs including articulation and phonological disorders, expressive/receptive language delays and disorders, social/pragmatics deficits, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), fluency disorders, and voice disorders. Wen-Hsin is passionate about addressing functional skills to promote children’s communication independence. She also enjoys building relationships with family members and caregivers to encourage family involvement in therapy and support children’s communication success in their daily environment.
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“We have been with Blast Off since 2018. It is a pleasure to see my children grow and learn at Blast Off. They have soared tremendously! Every therapist has been a delight to work with. Meghan, Mrs. LuAnn, Lauren, and Addie have all created great communication on my children’s development and schedules and it shows. Location is a plus! So for military families that reside on Miramar Base, it is a very convenient and small 5 minute drive away. I appreciate all the services that Blast Off provides as it has been a great help to my children’s development. They truly stand by their work and are here for our children’s needs. We are grateful.”