Speech Therapy Team

Samantha Belton M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Lead
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.

Christina Gonzalez CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Christina’s bio coming soon!

Tera de Falkenberg CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Tera’s bio coming soon!

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

Andrew is a licensed SLPA who received his Bachelor’s degree from California Baptist University. He found his passion for the field of Speech and Language Pathology at a young age, as his passion for music and drive to help others led him to the perfect avenue to provide service to those in need. Andrew believes that effective and functional communication is the key to helping others express themselves, and in turn allowing their own unique personalities to emerge as communication skills continue to develop and improve.

In his free time, Andrew enjoys playing guitar, listening to music, and spending time with his girlfriend and family.

Sarah Barnes SLPA

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Sarah’s bio coming soon!