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Speech-Language  Therapy

At Beach Kids Therapy Center we help children maximize their speech production, receptive and expressive language skills and social pragmatic use of language. Our speech and language pathologists and assistants are trained to work with children with various conditions ranging from early intervention to school age language and articulation disorders.

Karen Baker, SLPA

Enneagram Type: Peacemaker

Qualities: Reliable, Receptive

Karen loves working as part of a collaborative team at Beach Kids. Early intervention is something that she feels strongly about and finds joy in watching kids of all ages thrive with the proper intervention. She adores working with children with Apraxia and motor planning difficulties. She wants to see your kids soar and is here to keep them motivated every step of the way. Being a mother to two young boys she knows how important it is to encourage your children— her calm voice is an added bonus! She spends her weekends adventuring with her family and their golden retriever, Daisy.


Allie Hughes, MS CCC-SLP

Enneagram Type: Loyalist

Qualities: Independent, Passionate

Allie enjoys working with children of all ages and watching them grow and develop their speech and language skills. She enjoys being part of a multidisciplinary team, collaborating with other professionals, and involving families in therapy sessions to help children reach their highest potential. On the weekends Allie enjoys being outside, spending time with her friends, playing and watching hockey, and relaxing. 


Kaitlin "Kat" Kinnamont, MS, SLP-CFY
Enneagram: Achiever

Kaitlin “Kat” is one of our speech language pathologists here at Beach Kids and is also the AAC specialist for the clinic. Kat loves making connections with staff members and collaborating with families to create the most effective plans possible for kids. In her free time, she spends time reading, hiking, and playing beach volleyball.


Kelsey McCoy
Enneagram: Helper

Kelsey has been with the Beach Kids team since August 2022 and loves working in a multidisciplinary team and collaborating with like-minded professionals. One of her favorite parts of her job is watching the clients grow and develop their skills to improve their quality of life, incorporating movement into sessions, and working alongside families. Kelsey’s free time is spent with family, friends, and her golden retriever, Dutton.

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Laurie Tsunoda, SLPA
Enneagram: Reformer

Laurie has been with Beach Kids for a couple of years; she loves getting to know her clients and their families and considers it a privilege to help kids reach their goals. She enjoys working with her colleagues and stays active in her free time. Laurie loves working out, reading, baking, watching sunrises, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Madeline Mendler, MS, CCC-SLP
Enneagram: Helper


Madeline “Maddy” is a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist that has been working at Beach Kids since July 2022. She enjoys working in a multidisciplinary setting full of kind, like-minded individuals. Madeline enjoys getting to know her clients and seeing their confidence grow as their communication skills develop. On the weekends, Madeline likes being outside and staying active.


Sophie Tabrizi, MA, SLP

Enneagram: Helper

We are proud to have Sophie on our team of talented speech therapists at Beach Kids Therapy Center. With her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Chapman University and a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from CU Boulder, Sophie is highly qualified to help children who may be experiencing difficulties with speech. Growing up in speech therapy herself, Sophie brings a unique perspective and understanding to her work. She loves working with a multi-disciplinary team, collaborating with other therapists to provide comprehensive care for her clients. When she's not working, Sophie enjoys hiking, baking, and writing - she even published a children's book called "Ruby & Rhett Explore Stuttering."

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