Birdsong Speech Therapy Associates was founded in 2015 by Katie Palermo and Alycia Canavan. We are passionately committed to helping people improve their communication skills. We provide experienced, compassionate speech and language therapy to both children and adults in the Eugene area. We are also able to collaborate and consult with families and school-based teams to improve treatment outcomes across settings.
Katie Palermo Domagala
Katie has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 2007. She earned her B.A. and M.S. in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the University of Oregon. She is licensed by the Oregon Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and also holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (national certification) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Katie has experience working in local schools and in private practice. She is particularly interested in working with children who have phonological disorders and language delays, including children with multiple disabilities and those with AAC needs. Katie is Hanen-certified in both More than Words and It Takes Two to Talk. She finds it extremely rewarding to see communication skills blossom when clients begin to be able to effectively communicate their needs, wants, and opinions. Katie lives in Creswell and in her free time enjoys hiking, reading, and working on her small hobby-farm.
Alycia received her B.A. in Applied Linguistics from Portland State University, and her M.A. in Communication Disorders and Sciences at the University of Oregon. She is licensed by the Oregon Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She has practiced as a speech language pathologist in public schools and as a clinical supervisor in a university setting. Her areas of interest include Autism Spectrum Disorder, articulation and phonological disorders, early language development, and Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Alycia is trained in the PROMPT technique, Hanen's It Takes Two to Talk program, and the SCERTS model. She delights in helping children make social connections, produce sounds, and put words together for the first time! Alycia lives in South Eugene and enjoys reading, traveling, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her husband and their two children.
We provide private speech and language therapy to children and adults. Contact us if you have questions about our services.
We currently offer services by appointment only. Therapy sessions are held at our office in Springfield. Please contact us to schedule an appointment!
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Hannah completed her B.A. in Environmental Education at Western Washington University and her M.S.
in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the University of Oregon. She is licensed by the Oregon Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is a certified Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) clinician, has been trained in the PROMPT technique, is Hanen- certified in both More than Words and It Takes Two to Talk and has clinical
experience as an SLP across public schools, outpatient clinics, and medical
settings serving both pediatric and adult caseloads. Hannah strives to strengthen and foster communication abilities among all individuals. She stays busy in her leisure time by cycling, baking, and visiting the beach.
Joanna received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of the Pacific in California. She earned her M.S. in Communication Disorders and Sciences and served as a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the University of Oregon. She is licensed by the Oregon Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and holds her ASHA CCCs. Joanna has a variety of experiences working with children with complex communication and feeding/swallowing needs in hospital and public school settings. However, her greatest inspiration stems from her childhood when she would help her younger brother with his speech therapy exercises. These experiences have fueled her passion for working with children and encouraging their communicative success. When Joanna is not helping children learn how to say their speech sounds, retell stories, or demonstrate flexible social thinking, you can find her singing, trying the latest food trends, and exploring the beautiful state of Oregon.
Marissa earned her B.A., double majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Philosophy and Religion at James Madison University in Virginia. She then earned her M.A. in Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland-College Park in 2011. She is an Oregon-licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and also holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Marissa has experience working in private practice as well as public and private schools in D.C., California, Washington, and Oregon. She has a true passion for working in early intervention. She is also highly experienced working with clients ages 1-21 experiencing a variety of diagnoses requiring therapy for articulation, language, literacy, and pragmatic disorders. Along with individual and group therapy, Marissa has also run literacy and social skill groups for preschool and elementary-aged clients. She particularly enjoys working with newly-diagnosed children and their families and educating them about strategies to work on new skills at home. Marissa is PROMPT-trained. She is the author of Sammy Goes to Speech, a book for young children and their families just getting diagnosed and starting speech and language therapy. Marissa lives in Eugene with her husband, baby girl, and great dane mix, Banksy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, trying out new restaurants, writing, and traveling.