Speech Therapy Team

Sam Belton SLP

Samantha Belton M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Manager
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 Bachelor 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.

Paige Bakkers SLPA

Paige Bakkers SLPA

Clinical Lead
Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Paige is a licensed SLPA who received her Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Fullerton. Paige’s experience working with kids at a young age led her to a career in Speech. She believes helping others find their voice is the most rewarding job you can have.

In her spare time, Paige enjoys camping, walking her dog, and spending time with her family.

Paige has completed the American Hippotherapy Association Level 1 training.

Sarah Clark 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. 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.

Christina Gonzalez CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Christina Gonzalez is a graduate of University of the Pacific and has been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist since 2014. She has enjoyed working in a variety of settings and has worked with patients from 17 months to 101 years old!. She has experience with inpatient rehabilitation, working with survivors of traumatic brain injury, strokes, and adults with various neurodegenerative diseases. Christina has spent years working with pediatric patients in the home and in-clinic doing early intervention. She has extensive experience working with students in the school setting from ages 3 to 22. Her passion is working with children and their families to foster language development and help strengthen family bonds. She loves working at Leaps and Bounds because of the family-centered mindset and loves walking out on the farm when she gets a chance!

Ximena Talavera M.S. CF-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Ximena is a licensed and credentialed speech-language pathologist who graduated with a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Loma Linda in 2020. In addition to her time as an SLP, Ximena also has 3 years of experience as an SLPA. During this time, she found her passion for helping children find their voices. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings as well as in the public school system, in which she has worked in early intervention, special populations of syndrome disorders, language development, pragmatic social groups, speech sound disorders, and fluency disorders.

In her free time, Ximena enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs, going to Disneyland with her family, and doing anything that allows for a creative outlet such as DIY activities.

Amanda Senteno SLPA

Speech and Language Pathologist

Amanda has been a licensed SLPA for 8 years and received her Bachelor’s degree from California Baptist University. She is experienced in early intervention and articulation. Her passion is helping children find their voice and educating families with home treatment plans to best meet their child’s needs. Amanda loves being able to watch kids grow and meet their goals, finding it to be incredibly gratifying. Working with the different types of disorders here at Leaps & Bounds is helping her grow and become more creative in helping a child the best way she can.

In her free time, Amanda loves to travel, hike, try new cuisines, and spend time with her family.

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.

Lisa Ramirez SLPA

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Lisa is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant who graduated from California State University, Fullerton with her Bachelor’s in Kinesiology in 2015. She then earned her Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Chapman University. Lisa has a background in Applied Behavior Analysis and has a passion for working with kids. She has worked with children of all ages and loves to see them grow, reach their goals, and find their voice.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and making charcuterie boards.

Amanda Moscrip SLPA

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Amanda is an SLPA and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona. She became familiar with the field from an early age and became fascinated by the varying effects that speech therapy has on functional communication for daily life. She also knew that she wanted to become a part of a field that helps individuals gain a sense of independence when they might feel like they aren’t given the chance to. With her passion for helping people, she knew this was the path for her.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.