Welcome!

Birdsong Speech Therapy Associates was founded in 2015 by Alycia Canavan and her business partner, Katie.  At Birdsong, 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. 

Our Team

Diana Michna
M.S., CCC-SLP

Diana (she/her) earned her B.S. 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 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Her areas of interest include gender-affirming voice and communication training, aphasia treatment, cognitive rehabilitation, and fluency. She completed the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) certification course. Diana is passionate about working with individuals and families, providing guidance to strengthen communication skills and speech abilities. Diana lives in Springfield and enjoys traveling, scrapbooking, and spending time with her husband, their two daughters, and extended family. 

Hannah Embry
M.S., CCC-SLP

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.

Sarah K. 
M.S., CCC-SLP

Sarah received her B.A. in Linguistics and Communication Sciences/Disorders from Western Washington University. She earned her M.S. in Communication Disorders and Sciences at the University of Oregon. She is licensed by the Oregon Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and holds her ASHA CCCs. Sarah is working as a speech-language pathologist in the public schools and has worked at a private practicing specializing in cognitive rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury. She enjoys helping children produce sounds and explore language concepts, and is fascinated by the inner workings of the brain. She focuses on speech/language/cognitive assessments to help with rehabilitating the brain. Sarah enjoys hiking and exploring nature, gardening, and anything to do with food! 

Joanna G
M.S., CCC-SLP

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.

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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Alycia Canavan

M.A., CCC-SLP

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.

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