Speech Therapy Team

Bree

Bree King CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Bree comes to us from the school setting where she worked with various populations for 4 years. She graduated from Loma Linda University in 2014 where she earned her Masters of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders. She has a profound passion to work with kids with special needs and help kiddos communicate and socialize. She has a background in recreational riding and barrel racing and loves the idea of combining horses with Speech Therapy. She is very excited for this new adventure and couldn’t be happier to be apart of the Leaps & Bounds team!

Pam

Pam Tomassene SLPA

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Pamela Tomassene is a licensed SLPA, she joined the Leaps and Bounds family in July 2016. She has two Bachelor degrees, one in Psychology from Santa Clara University, and the second in Communication Disorders, from California State University-Fullerton.  She previously worked as a Flight Attendant for United Airlines, and as an ABA therapist for children with Autism.  She has a passion to help others and has volunteered extensively for various organizations, including the Leaps & Bounds ranch. She is excited for the opportunity to be part of the Leaps & Bounds organization, and looks forward to helping a lot of children.  When not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her family on their adventures of snow skiing, scuba diving or riding horses around Norco.

 

Kristin Watanabe M.A., C.F-SLP

Clinical Fellow Speech and Language Pathologist

Kristin Watanabe M.A., C.F-SLP received her Bachelors of Science in Child and Adolescent Development and a Masters of Arts in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Fullerton.  During her clinical practicums, Kristin gained extensive pediatric experience administering an assortment of assessments and providing therapy using evidence based approaches for a variety of patients, including patients with expressive/receptive language disorders, language-learning disabilities, literacy, speech sound disorders, AAC, Autism Spectrum Disorder, apraxia of speech, voice impairments and fluency.   She received specialized training in accurately diagnosing patient from a multicultural and multilingual background.  Kristin believes in treating each child with a holistic approach utilizing a family centered method which embraces interdisciplinary care.

Breanna Gonzalez SLPA

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant
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Breanna is one of our licensed SLPAs. She graduated from California Baptist University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and started Loma Linda University’s Master’s of Occupational Therapy program in June 2015. Breanna volunteered at the Leaps ranch in early 2016 and joined the team in August. She is passionate about helping people with special needs and previously volunteered at a children’s hospital and rehabilitation facility helping adults with neurological disorders. During her free time, Breanna enjoys spending time with her family, baking, hiking, and backpacking.

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