Welcome to Granite Bay Speech!

For more than fifteen years, our incredible therapy team has been serving Granite Bay, Roseville, and the greater Sacramento area. We love what we do and we strive to exceed our client’s expectations! Our experienced speech, language and learning professionals create an individualized program just for you. We provide you with an unparalleled level of support. Our therapy is research and evidence based. Improve your communication skills at any age!

Nancy Barcal, M.A. CCC-SLP

Nancy Barcal, M.A. CCC-SLP

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist

Nancy is the director of Granite Bay Speech and has over 30 years’ experience treating speech, language, and learning difficulties. Prior to arriving in California, she worked in schools and hospitals in Illinois, including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

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– Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in California since 1981
– Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) awarded by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association
– Member of American Speech Language Hearing Association specialty division for Fluency
– Past Editor of the California Speech-Language Pathologist in Private Practice (CALSPAPP) newsletter
– Presented her research at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention
– Certified SpeechEasy® Preferred Provider
– Conference presenter for Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD), Tri-Cities Children Center, Agency for Infant Development, Fremont School District, Ohlone College,   Mills College, California State University – Hayward
– Provided medical staff education for numerous San Francisco Bay Area hospitals and home health agencies
– Guest presenter for KNBR radio and Fremont cable TV
– Contributing health columnist for Granite Bay View magazine
– Since 1981, Nancy has worked as a licensed speech-language pathologist in California. She has experience as a therapist and home school educator treating   language, communication, and learning disabilities. Nancy’s passion is helping individuals of all ages find their hidden learning potential in all areas of   communication.

Yvonne Katsuyama, M.S., CCC-SLP

Yvonne Katsuyama, M.S., CCC-SLP

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist

Yvonne is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and obtained her Master’s Degree from California State University in Sacramento. She was awarded the Certificate of Clinical Competence, (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, (ASHA).

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Yvonne is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and obtained her Master’s Degree from California State University in Sacramento. She was awarded the Certificate of Clinical Competence, (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, (ASHA).

Yvonne has worked in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, schools, and clinics. Yvonne is able to bridge the gap between academic skills and communication disorders in students who struggle with learning. She is a talented therapist who motivates clients of all ages during individual and group sessions. She collaborates with other professionals to maximize therapy progress. She is an extremely genuine and caring therapist and enjoys supporting our families in the therapy process.

Yvonne has specialized training in the areas of Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT), and Autism Spectrum Disorders. In addition, she has extensive experience working with a variety of disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, speech, articulation, language based learning difficulties, social/pragmatic language disorders, phonological processing, hearing impairment, and expressive and receptive language delays.

Yvonne is dedicated to her clients and to our field. As soon as you meet Yvonne, you immediately know, you are in the hands of a caring, sincere and highly competent professional. She has received the highest endorsements from clients and colleagues and we are happy to have her on our staff!

Kimberli Door, B.S., SLPA

Kimberli Door, B.S., SLPA

Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Kimberli is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech – Language Pathology and Audiology from California State University in Sacramento

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As a Licensed Speech- Language Pathology Professional Kimberli has experience working with a wide variety of speech, language, and hearing disorders:

Autism Spectrum, Asperger’s, Apraxia, Articulation, Attention Deficit, Auditory Processing, Cluttering, Stuttering, Dyslexia, Developmental Delays, Learning Challenges, Neurogenic Disorders, and Social Skills.

Kimberli has had 4 years of training in American Sign Language. She enjoys incorporating signs and gestural communication into therapy to alleviate communication frustration.

Kimberli has received specialized training working with the early intervention population, (0-3). Her use of creative activities keeps the little ones engaged and learning naturally through play.

Kimberli provides excellent take home activities to transfer clinical goals to home and school environments. She is equally skilled working with both youth and adults and uses individualized programs with proven therapeutic outcomes.

Kimberli is passionate about helping individuals with communication difficulties improving their skills. She truly enjoys working with both adults and children and is a compassionate, skilled, and dedicated therapist.

Amy Kohlman, A.S., SLPA

Amy Kohlman, A.S., SLPA

Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Amy is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. She was awarded an Associate of Science Degree (A.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology from American River College.

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Amy is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA). She graduated with her Associate of Science Degree (A.S.) in Speech Language Pathology from American River College. Amy has continued her education and will be awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education in August, 2017. Amy is a lifelong learner and most recently attended the California State Speech and Hearing Association (CSHA) annual convention.  She is excited to continue gaining education and learning opportunities in the field of communication disorders.

Amy has always loved working with children. At age 11, she enjoyed caring for her younger neighbors. She has continued to care for other children in her volunteer activities, as well as, in the field of speech pathology. Amy discovered our field, when her friend’s daughter was 5 years old and wasn’t talking. The little girls communication skills improved rapidly when she attended speech therapy. After witnessing the positive impact of therapy, Amy decided to pursue a career in Speech Language Pathology.

Amy has experience working with communication disorders in a variety of settings, including, early intervention, preschool, and K-12 schools.  She is skilled working with a variety of diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder, Angelman’s syndrome, articulation and phonological disorders, deaf and hard of hearing, intellectual disabilities, language disorders, and social and pragmatic disorders. Amy has specialized training in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy and American Sign Language. She utilizes Sign Language as well as a range of reinforcement systems to engage and motivate children in therapy.  She pays special attention to subtle cues from children and immediately modifies therapy activities and the environment to support progress. Amy is fun and flexible about the provision of services and has been known to work under a table or do her crazy wiggle dances to engage children. Her  philosophy is to make sessions fun and productive so children become good listeners and overall good citizens. She is passionate about helping children gain communication skills, and helping families foster those skills in their daily activities

Amy stated recently, “I’m looking forward to the new learning opportunities that Granite Bay Speech will provide so I can make a difference in a child’s life.”  We are extremely pleased and excited that Amy has chosen to join the Granite Bay Speech family and know you will enjoy working with her.

Lori Barbaccia, A.S., SLPA

Lori Barbaccia, A.S., SLPA

Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Lori is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. She was awarded an Associate of
Science Degree (A.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology from American River College.

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Along with her job at Granite Bay Speech, Lori also works in the San Juan Unified School District as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. She works at an elementary school in a Communication Handicap Special Day class with Kindergarten-2nd graders supporting their speech and language development in the classroom throughout the morning. Lori also creates centers within the classroom with activities which she designs to meet their individual communication needs. In addition, Lori works with other students from preschool through 5th grade at the same school using a pull-out model to address their speech and language goals through individual and group therapy. Lori has experience with a variety of diagnosis including childhood apraxia of speech, disfluency, autism spectrum disorder-mild to severe, articulation, phonological processes, ADHD, auditory processing disorder, pragmatics and social skills. Within the private setting, she has worked with elementary age children through young adults.

Lori also has extensive experience working with preschoolers and their parents teaching literacy and school readiness skills. She loves working as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant and building relationships with children and their parents. Lori is incredibly passionate about helping build communication skills in individuals that will benefit them for a lifetime.

Chelsea Simpson B.A., SLPA

Chelsea Simpson B.A., SLPA

Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Chelsea is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences with a concentration in Speech Language Pathology from Indiana University.

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Chelsea has experience working with the pediatric population, having worked as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant in both pediatric outpatient clinic and school settings in Indiana. While in the school setting, she had the pleasure of working in an intensive therapy setting for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. As a member of the district’s Autism team, Chelsea attended monthly inservices held by the Indiana Resource Center for Autism to improve service delivery for her students. In addition to working with children with ASD, she has experience treating individuals with cerebral palsy, down syndrome, apraxia, social/pragmatic disorders, language delays and disorders, articulation disorders, TBI, ODD, selective mutism, and attention deficit disorder.

Chelsea has received specialized training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She is also educated in American Sign Language. She is very passionate about helping individuals meet their communication goals, and values her relationships with her clients and their families. Chelsea creates a welcoming learning environment during therapy and advocates carryover with individualized home programming.