About Us

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.

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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.


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Sarah Franklin, M.A., CCC-SLP

Sarah Franklin, M.A., CCC-SLP has worked in a private practice setting since 2005 serving children 2–18 with ASD, early literacy, language, social pragmatic, motor speech, and articulation disorders. She is a Bridging trained PROMPT therapist and utilizes PROMPT techniques in her therapy. She is trained in SCERTS and has developed a special interest in social communication and social thinking implementing Michelle Garcia Winner’s curriculum. She provides individual speech-language therapy services and also facilitates social skills groups.


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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.



Asha Lickley-Dore, M.S., CCC-SLP

Asha Lickley-Dore, M.S., CCC-SLP graduated with a Master's in Speech-Language Pathology from Portland State University in 2017. She has worked in the Portland and Seattle metro areas in the public school setting as well as working with pediatric patients in inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. She has received the PECS Level 1 training. She has worked with children and young adults from birth to age 22 in the following areas: feeding/swallowing, AAC at home and at school using systems such as PECS, LAMP, Proloquo-to-go, and TouchChat, speech/articulation, expressive and receptive language, ASD, FAS, Cleft Lip and Palate, motor speech disorders and language delays.


Emily Deal, M.S., CCC-SLP

Emily Deal, M.S., CCC-SLP graduated with a Masters in Speech Language Pathology from Arizona State University in 2008. She has seven years experience working in the public school setting and joined Lynnwood Speech and Associates in 2016. Emily provides treatment for children ages 2-18 years of age whose needs include: expressive/receptive language, articulation, stuttering and social communication. In 2016, Emily earned her PROMPT certification and especially enjoys working with children who have motor speech sound disorders. Her continuing education includes courses on Childhood Apraxia of Speech, orofacial myology and Social Thinking.



Sarah Steiner, M.S., CCC-SLP

Sarah Steiner, M.S., CCC-SLP, has practiced speech-language pathology in the greater Puget Sound area since 1998, as well as more recently in areas of rural Washington and Alaska via telepractice. She has worked in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, private practice, and many PreK-12 school settings with children ages 2-18 encompassing a wide variety of communication and language/learning-based delays and disorders . She is a Bridging trained PROMPT therapist and draws on PROMPT theory and techniques in her work. She has lived in Seattle for 30 years.


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Marla Ambrose, M.A., CCC-SLP

Marla Ambrose received her Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Idaho State University. She has provided therapeutic speech/language services for the last 14 years in a variety of settings, which include: outpatient rehabilitation, sensory integration centers, and early intervention for the 0-3 population. Marla enjoys diagnostic and intervention services for children with speech, language, social communication, and feeding difficulties. The majority of Marla’s postmaster’s education has focused on helping children with feeding and oral motor development, including transitioning to solid foods, feeding aversions, oral motor dysfunction, as well as helping infants with breast and/or bottle feeds. In addition to vast continuing education courses and training in feeding and orofacial myofunctional therapy, Marla is currently working towards a certification in Craniosacral Therapy.