Speech Therapy Team

Nicole Well

Nicole Well, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Clinical Lead, Norco
Speech and Language Pathologist

Nicole joined Leaps & Bounds as a licensed and credentialed Speech-Language Pathologist who completed her graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Chapman University in 2012. Nicole has 10 years of pediatric experience working in the hospital/outpatient rehab setting and private clinic setting. Nicole has always had a passion for working with children and the special needs population, including volunteering with various non-profits since high school. Nicole loves getting to know her patients and their families and celebrating any bit of progress, big or small!

In her free time, Nicole enjoys traveling, antique and thrift store ‘treasure hunting,’ and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Nicole is working towards completing the American Hippotherapy Association Level 1 training.

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.

Andriah Rodrioguez

Andriah Rodriguez

Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

Andriah joined the Leaps and Bounds team in December of 2023. She is a licensed SLPA who received her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton. Her desire to work with kids and help make an impact in their lives led her to a rewarding career in Speech-Language Pathology. It is her passion to help others find their voice and build a better quality of life.

Andriah is a kind, creative, and dedicated individual. She is a passionate and patient person who strives to make a difference. In her spare time, Andriah loves to watch films and quote lines from the films with her family. She also enjoys trying new cuisines, going to concerts, and traveling around the world whenever she gets the chance.

Elizabeth D'Adduzio

Elizabeth D’Adduzio, SLPA

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Elizabeth joined the Leaps & Bounds team in March of 2024 as a licensed SLPA. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Chapman University, a Master’s degree in Education from Azusa Pacific University, and a Pupil Personal Credential in School Counseling. Elizabeth changed her course from school counseling to speech therapy and earned her SLPA license in 2015. She has worked in the school district for five years. She really enjoys working with young children and watching them grow and succeed. She takes pride in her work and strives to make “the difference” with her kids.

In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, dancing, watching soccer, listening to music, and reading.

Kathryn Lijie

Kathryn Lijie, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Kathryn Lijie joined the Leaps & Bounds team in 2023. She was born in New England and lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New Mexico before settling in California. She earned her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Arizona in 2009. Kathryn has extensive experience in the schools, in pediatric healthcare settings, and in private clinics. She especially enjoys working with children with complex needs. Kathryn has a passion for learning new things to provide evidence-based, quality treatment.

In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys weightlifting, baking, reading, and hanging out with her animals. She has had cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, mice, and a chinchilla and looks forward to getting to know our ranch animals!

Kristin Warren

Kristin Warren, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Kristin Warren is a pediatric Speech Language Pathologist and Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA) supervisor. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders and Spanish at the University of Redlands, then completed her master’s degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She has 14 years of experience working with children in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and in private practice settings. She enjoys supporting the learning and autonomy of others, including SLP students, SLPAs, new clinicians, and clinicians learning new specialty areas. Her favorite experiences as an SLP include supporting families and caregivers, helping them feel confident with how they connect with and help their children thrive.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters, rooting for the Seattle Mariners, camping, listening to audiobooks, and hiking.

Magdalena Escobedo

Magdalena Escobedo C-SLPA

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Magdalena joined Leaps & Bounds as a licensed Speech and Language Pathology Assistant who received her bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from California State University, Long Beach. Maggie also holds her assistant certification from ASHA, adding a ‘C’ to her title. Maggie’s experience growing up with a nonverbal family member who did not have access to proper rehab care or resources led her to pursuing a career in Speech. Maggie believes in providing culturally and linguistically diverse sessions to all who come through the doors at Leaps, with a passion to serve Spanish speaking families.

In her spare time, Maggie enjoys learning how to play the guitar and taking mini weekend trips to see and spend time with her family.

Sam Belton SLP

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 Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders from the University of Redlands in 2009. In 2020, 2022 and 2023 Sam received the A.C.E. award from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) for her commitment to continuing education. Sam has guest lectured at local universities on Hippotherapy and the benefits for speech therapy and enjoys supervising future SLPs and SLPAs for their clinical placements. In her spare time, Sam enjoys traveling, playing with her daughter and reading.

Sam has completed the American Hippotherapy Association Level 1 and 2 training.

Sarah Hsieh

Sarah Hsieh CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Sarah is a licensed clinical fellow speech-language pathologist. She graduated from California State University, Pomona with a B.A. in Psychology in 2016 and later went on to earn her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in April 2022. After being introduced to speech-language pathology at a young age, her passion for the field grew as she saw the need for children to become effective communicators and desires to see them improve their functional communication. Her professional experience includes working with individuals of all ages, ranging from infants to adults in a variety of settings. From a young age, Sarah has always been passionate about working with kids as she is the oldest of 6, serves in children’s ministry at church, and has been a counselor at camps for kids with special needs. Sarah began her Leaps journey as a volunteer for the hippotherapy program during undergrad and just knew she had to come back!

In her free time, Sarah loves spending time with family and friends, riding bikes, swimming and surfing, trying new foods, traveling to new places, and hanging out at the beach and Disneyland.

Trey Foresta

Trey Foresta

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Trey joined the Leaps & Bounds team as a licensed SLPA in 2023 after completing his student placement in the fall. Trey earned his bachelor’s degree In Communicative Disorders from Cal State University, Fullerton. During his collegiate journey, he volunteered at Leaps and instantly knew this was the place where he would thrive. It was during his clinical placement that he found his passion for providing evidence-based services, all while building meaningful relationships with family and support team.

His leisure time consists of spending quality time with family and friends, exploring new cuisine, and traversing the latest hiking terrain.