Speech Therapy Team

Samantha Belton M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Sam is a licensed and credentialed speech language pathologist who started her Speech career in 2011. She enjoys helping kids find their voice so they can communicate effectively with their family and friends. Sam earned her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology from MGH-Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. It was there she found her passion for the multi-disciplinary approach to working with individuals in therapy. Sam earned her Bachelors of Arts in Communicative Disorders from the University of Redlands in 2009. In 2020, Sam received the A.C.E. award from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) for her commitment to continuing education. In her spare time, Sam enjoys traveling, playing with her daughter and reading.  

Sam has completed the American Hippotherapy Association Level 1 training. 

Sarah Cruse M.S. CF-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Sarah is a licensed Clinical Fellow SLP. She earned her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas in Texas. There she became interested in playing a role in the developmental component of speech and language. Sarah enjoys helping kids improve their functional communication skills over time. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and listening to music.

Bree King CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Bree is Licensed Speech Language Pathologist who graduated with a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Loma Linda University in 2014. Since the start of her career, she has worked with a variety of age groups from 0 – 21. She has 10 years of experience in working with individuals with Autism, early intervention, speech sound disorders, and language development. Her biggest passion is working with individuals with Autism and helping them find their voice.  On her down time, she enjoys doing DIY projects around the house for home improvement and going camping with her family. 

Gaby Fischer SLPA

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Ever since Gaby was a child she had a passion for helping people.  Upon visiting a school counselor at her community college, Gaby learned about the career of speech therapy.  She fell in love with the concept of aiding those who need help communicating effectively.  After transferring to, and graduating from California State University, Los Angeles, she became a certified SLPA shortly thereafter by completing the certification program at Loma Linda University.  Gaby has experience working with children of all ages and backgrounds elementary school aged through high school.  Gaby hopes to obtain her Assistive Technology Certificate in the near future.  She finds every client to be unique and special in their own way and the challenges that come along with each person being different.  In her spare time, Gaby enjoys travelling, going to San Diego to spend time with her nephews, baking, and spending time with her husband.​

Shelley Markie SLPA

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Shelley is a licensed SLPA, and received her bachelor’s degree at Cal State University, Fullerton.  She has previous experience working in the school setting, as well as seeing homeschool kids.  She has also previously volunteered with her church by leading a small group of Junior High School girls.  She is passionate about helping improve the quality of life for children with special needs and their families, and looks forward to combining her love of horses with her passion of speech therapy!  She has a background in trail riding her horse, and helping with her family business of pony rides! In her spare time, Shelley enjoys running with her husband, horseback riding, shopping, anything active and outdoorsy, baking, going to Disneyland, and decorating!

Alexandria Farnan SLPA

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Ali is a licensed SLPA who received her Bachelor’s degree at California State University, Fullerton. As a preschool teacher for 6 years, she gained experience working with children from various backgrounds and with ranging abilities, which sparked her interest in the field of Speech Pathology. She completed the SLPA certification program at Santa Ana College and has since worked as a SLPA in the school and private settings, with children ranging from preschool to high school age. She has a passion for helping children express themselves by finding their voice.  In her spare time, Ali loves to surround herself with her nieces and nephews and enjoys reading. 

Dominique Sisco SLPA

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Dominique is a licensed SLPA who received her Bachelor’s degree from California Baptist University. She has previous experience working as an ABA therapist, as well as volunteering in children’s ministry at church. Dominique has always had a passion for serving children and their families and loves the day-to-day responsibilities of being a SLPA. In addition to her passion for serving children, Dominique also loves hiking with her boyfriend, eating spicy foods, and going on spontaneous adventures. 

Jaylyn Hinson SLPA

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Jaylyn is a licensed SLPA who received her Bachelor’s degree from California Baptist University. Jaylyn learned about speech therapy at a young age and knew she wanted to be a speech therapist ever since. She spent most of her summers volunteering her time here at Leaps & Bounds until she began college. In college her passion for children of all abilities grew as she coached a special needs cheerleading team. Jaylyn truly believes that communicating is the key to success.

In her spare time, Jaylyn enjoys going on spontaneous adventures, hanging out with friends and family and taking her dog on walks.

Andrew Fica SLPA

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Bio coming soon!