We are a collective of individual private practitioners with different areas of interest and expertise and a shared passion in our work to support children and their families.
Alice Stroutsos, M.S., CCC-SLP
Alice Stroutsos, M.S., CCC-SLP, has over 30 years of clinical experience in the Boston and Seattle area at acute and rehabilitative hospital and outpatient clinics. She has been in private practice since 1996. Her caseload consists of children diagnosed with a range of disabilities including Childhood Apraxia of Speech, ASD, Dysarthria, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delay, and Sensory Integration Disorder. Family training and a team approach are an integral part of every treatment plan. Alice is certified in PROMPT and has been a PROMPT Instructor since 1999. Alice is Recognized by Apraxia Kids for Advanced Training & Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Alice completed and is certified in the Hanen "It Takes Two to Talk" training.
Sarah Franklin, M.A., CCC-SLP
Sarah Franklin M.A., CCC-SLP, a graduate with a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from Western Washington University, has worked in a private practice setting since 2005. She primarily serves children 2 to 18-years-old with a variety of disorders including: ASD, literacy, phonological awareness, fluency, receptive/expressive language, social pragmatic, motor speech, and articulation. She is a Bridging trained PROMPT therapist and utilizes PROMPT techniques in her therapy. Sarah is trained in the introductory and intermediate course levels of Wired for Reading and applies a multisensory approach for spelling, reading, and writing support. She is trained in SCERTS and has developed a special interest in social communication and social thinking implementing Michelle Garcia Winner’s curriculum. Sarah has experience in teletherapy platforms. She provides individual speech-language therapy services and also facilitates social skills groups.
Alice San Martino, M.S., CCC-SLP
Alice San Martino, M.S., CCC-SLP became certified in 1986 and has clinical experience in the Boston, LA and Seattle areas working at acute and rehabilitative hospitals, home health agencies and outpatient clinics. She enjoyed a 6 year hiatus to be at home with her 6 children. She has worked in the private practice setting since 1999 working with children ages 2-18 with motor speech disorders, articulation and language delays, ASD and literacy. She is PROMPT trained and Hanen certified.
Katie Hedin, MA, CCC-SLP
Katie Hedin, MA, CCC-SLP, graduated with a Master's in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2008. She has worked as a full time speech-language pathologist in Northern California from 2008-2020 prior to moving to Washington with her husband and son. In California, Katie worked in a variety of clinical settings, including private practice, preschool and elementary school settings, and outpatient hospital settings at both Kaiser Permanente and California Pacific Medical Center. She specializes in early intervention, Childhood Apraxia of Speech and speech sound disorders, articulation, receptive and expressive language delays and disorders, social communication, fluency disorders, and more. Katie is a PROMPT trained therapist. She has led several Hanen programs (It Takes Two to Talk and More Than Words) designed for caregivers of children from birth to five years of age and aimed at empowering and helping caregivers make the most of interactions with their children.
Kris Marion, M.S., CCC-SLP, IMH-E®
Kris Marion, M.S., CCC-SLP, IMH-E® has worked in the Seattle area for over 20 years, starting her career in the public schools and personal private practice while raising her 3 young children. Kris has provided services within a transdisciplinary team, held a therapy supervisor role, and provided ASHA mentorship to multiple clinical fellows. Areas of focus include the birth-to-three population treating disorders involving receptive & expressive language, articulation & phonology, oral-motor skills, speech sound disorders, AAC (PECS, core boards), autism spectrum disorders, social pragmatic language, multi-lingual language learning, Down syndrome, and other genetic disorders. As a Hanen-trained therapist, Kris has led many parent education classes (More Than Words, It Takes Two To Talk). Other trainings include Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), DIR/Floortime (Greenspan), Promoting First Relationships (PFR), The Play Project (Solomon), Social Thinking (Garcia Winner), and Reciprocal Imitation Training (RIT). In addition, Kris is a PROMPT trained therapist. Kris has learned and utilized telehealth platforms since 2020. She is passionate about using a holistic approach to therapy by prioritizing family goals, generalizing skills in naturalistic ways, and offering a child-centered approach to therapy.
Molly Whipple, M.A., CCC-SLP
Molly Whipple, M.A., CCC-SLP graduated with a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from Western Washington University in 2018. For 2 years, she provided diagnostic and communication therapy services to children and adults at WWU’s Outpatient Clinic. Molly has 3 years of SLP experience in the public schools, where she served preschool and elementary students in groups, 1:1, and whole class lessons. She has developed and implemented treatment plans for children with a variety of medical diagnoses and communication needs (e.g., Autism, Hearing and Vision Impairment, Down Syndrome, craniofacial anomalies, Mitochondrial Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Apraxia, speech sound disorders, receptive/expressive language delays, social pragmatic language deficits, AAC, voice and fluency disorders). In addition, Molly is a PROMPT trained therapist. Molly quickly gained experience with virtual platforms and teletherapy services during the 2020-2021 year. Molly values team collaboration and strongly believes that parent/caregiver understanding and involvement plays an important role in each child’s individual treatment plan. Primary areas of interest include phonological impairments, speech sound disorders, developmental language delays, social pragmatic language, and AAC.
Amy Seacrist, M.A., CCC-SLP
Amy Seacrist, M.A., CCC-SLP graduated with a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from University of Central Florida in 2017. She has worked in the Seattle area with birth to 3 in the home setting, geriatrics in skilled nursing facilities, and preschool through 8th grade in the public-school settings. Amy has received previous trainings in outpatient pediatric settings in the Orlando area as well. She has worked with children ages birth to 14 focusing on receptive/expressive language, articulation/phonology, AAC (Proloquo-to-go, TouchChat, PECS, Tobii Dynavox snap scene, communicator 5, and core boards), ASD, genetic disorders, multi-lingual populations, language delays, Down syndrome, and speech sound disorders. Amy has treated using Hanen strategies, Early Start Denver Model (An Early Start for Your Child with Autism), Laura Mize’s Teach me to Talk improving receptive and expressive language in toddlers and Promoting First Relationships. Amy specializes in the birth-5 population but also has a passion for elementary aged students.