Nithya Siva has been a speech-language pathologist (SLP) since 1995 working in a variety of settings including medical (acute care, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing and outpatient) as well as public schools (preschool through post secondary vocational training) and private practice in both California and Washington state. She has been ASHA certified since 1996 and is WA state licensed. Nithya has also worked at the University of Washington as a clinical instructor, both supervising graduate SLP students and developing curriculum for SLP students interested in working in public schools in Washington State. She has lectured on a variety of topics including cultural considerations in provision of SLP services, TBI and adolescents, cognitive remediation in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation settings, visual-perceptual screening, and inclusive models of SLP intervention. She was a lecturer at Chapman University instructing new special education teachers on how to work with students with communication disabilities. Given that context is a critical factor in the generalizing of communication and cognitive skills to work and home, treatment in those environments (versus a clinic) can be more effective. She has lived in south Snohomish County for the past 14 years.
Rebecca Wynne is a speech-language pathologist working in the Pacific Northwest since 2006. She has been ASHA-certified since 2006 and is WA state licensed. For the first 6 years of her career she worked for a non-profit that provides services for individuals with complex communication needs of all ages. Rebecca currently works for the Everett School District with both high School and post-secondary aged students. She has lectured locally on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) both implementation and funding. She periodically does webinars for Central WA University’s Special Education Technology Center on the topic of AAC and assistive technology (AT). For the last 5 years Rebecca has had an increasing interest in social communication and how it affects interpersonal relationships for those with disabilities. She has co-taught social communication classes and has attended many continuing education courses on sexual education.
Home-based Pediatric OT services
After finishing my OT degree, I worked in Florida in different settings, including nursing homes, hospitals, and school districts. In 2000, I developed my passion for Pediatrics after having the opportunity to work at a Birth-to-Three center in North Bend ( now Encompass). Since then I have enjoyed working with kids of all ages and I've grown and honed my skills as a pediatric occupational therapist. I have experience in feeding therapy, Sensory Integration and Handwriting without Tears.
Serving residents on the Eastside (Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah and Sammamish), I have extensive experience with children ages 3 months-18 years. I love to see children in their natural environment, either at home or in the community.
Besides work, I enjoy exploring the beautiful Northwest with my family, traveling, and listening to books on tape.
Call 425-931-5550 for more information.
Chrisanne Wood has over 20 years of experience as a programmer on a wide variety of platforms. As the mother of a nonverbal 17-year-old boy who has been communicating using various devices and applications for about 8 years, she is familiar with a number of applications because of having to modify his device regularly. Additionally she has programmed for Sno-King's clients on an as-needed basis for the past three years. Working as a part-time paraeducator in the Mukilteo School District where she works directly with students, she often assists the speech-language pathologist in the classroom with the programming of student devices .