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The Simi Valley Unified School District provides speech and language services for school-age (3 to 21 years) children with communication disorders that adversely affect the child’s educational performance.

Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) in SVUSD conduct assessments and provide therapy for children who have a variety of disabilities in the areas of  language, articulation, voice, fluency or stuttering.

SLPs have many roles in the school setting. They offer services in the following areas:

  1. Prevention of communication disorders
  2. Identification of students at risk for later problems
  3. Assessment of student’s communication skills
  4. Evaluation of the results of comprehensive assessments
  5. Development and implementation of IEPs
  6. Documentation of outcomes
  7. Collaboration with teachers and other professionals
  8. Supervision of SLPAs, graduate students and clinical fellows
  9. Participation in school wide curriculum and literacy teams

Speech and Language services are available at all schools including preschools and Kindergarten through 12th grade in the Simi Valley Unified School District. For more information, contact your local school.


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2020-2021 Speech and Language Specialists and Assistants




Arroyo Elementary

Mark Davis

Atherwood Elementary

Kristie Rounke

Berylwood Elementary

 Myriam Kucera
Raquel Hishmeh

Big Springs Elementary

Kelly Brown

Crestview Elementary

Mark Davis

Garden Grove Elementary

Albert Litvin 
Kelly Brown

Hollow Hills Elementary

Janine Dion


Justin Early Learners Academy
Assessment Team
Kids Talk


Alida Sechrist
Janette Broughton
Pam Sibeck
Leslie Mulvehill
Erin Dieny
Samira Khiantani
Sue Kriloff
Colleen Donavan
Ingrid Birmingham
Brittani Forrest
Rebecca Fecht
Shari Palermo

Katherine Elementary

Samira Khiatani

Knolls Elementary

Catherine Talbot
Nancy Cumins

Madera Elementary

Colleen Donavan

Mountain View Elementary

Nancy Cummins 

Park View Elementary

Raquel Hishmeh

Santa Susana Elementary

Paige Standen
Catherine Talbot

Sycamore Elementary

Crystal Conrad

Township Elementary

Kim Johnson

Vista Elementary

Brittani Forrest

White Oak Elementary

Alisa Kalberg

Wood Ranch Elementary

Shari Palermo

Hillside Middle

Cara Galper
Rebecca Sullivan

Sinaloa Middle

Catherine Talbot

Valley View Middle

Cara Galper
Catherine Talbot

Royal High School

Chesa Richmond
Rebecca Sullivan

Santa Susana High School

Alisa Kalberg

Simi Valley High School

Tiffany Ruiz

Private Schools/NPS

Alisa Kalberg
Kim Johnson

Apollo High School
Apollo Post-Secondary

Janine Dion
Rebecca Sullivan

Monte Vista School Tiffany Ruiz