Our Staff

 Owner

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Uduak Osom, M.A., CCC-SLP 

ussom@pediatricspeech.com

Uduak (Udie) Osom holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from San Jose State University. Udie has served students of all ability levels from preschool through grade 12, for over 19 years. She is very passionate about neuro-developmental disabilities and social-cognitive disabilities. In 2000, she developed a social skills program that pairs typical developing students with students diagnosed with social cognitive disabilities. She went on to develop a secondary program known as “All for 3’s.” She also specializes in working with children with feeding related difficulties, especially premature babies and kids. Udie has worked as a consultant for several schools, conducted numerous workshops for schools, written and published articles:Pragmatic Language , Thinking Language Environment, Failure to Thrive, Pediatric 101 Blog. Udie’s Workshop includes:

  • ITS Education Workshops (Educators training and implementing compensation strategies in schools) 2003- present,
  • Pragmatic Language Program Training (parent training, volunteers, therapists) 2000 to present
  • St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School (Teacher Training on Learning Challenges and Compensation Support)  Santa Clara CA,
  • Cupertino Unified School District-Miller Middle School (Teacher training –Social Skills programs) 
  • Parents Helping Parents (Parent training on Paired Pragmatic Language Program) 2005, Santa Clara, CA
  • Santa Clara Parent Education Workshops, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, Santa Clara, CA
  • How does  Language Learning Affect a Sudent’s Performance? Averroes High School, Fremont California.

Uduak is currently not accepting new patients as she her essential role is to coordinate and co-treat with all clinical staff.


 Lead Therapist

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Nicole Los Banos, M.A., CCC-SLP 

nicole@pediatricspeech.com.

Nicole Los Banes, MA. CCC-SLP is a licensed and ASHA certified speech and language pathologist. Nicole has been in the field of speech language pathology for over 7 years. She received her Master’s degree from Hampton University in Virginia and Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach. She has extensive training in swallowing disorders (dysphagia), motor speech production and multi-disciplinary treatment models. She has worked extensively with parents of and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Nicole is passionate about communication, especially in early intervention. If she is not directly working with clients, Nicole is training therapist, interns, consulting with families and professionals on topics related to: Early intervention, Cognitive-linguistic impairments, and Social skills. Over the course of her time at ITS, Nicole has developed a program that answers, facilitates and supports newly diagnosed parents of children with communication needs.

Nicole has received advanced training in Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) for children with severe speech impairments. Her primary goal in AAC program is to setup an AAC communication system that helps the child communicate functionally within his or her environment. Most importantly she loves helping families navigate the various funding mechanisms often used to pay for AAC equipment and provides training to families on how to create functional and adaptable AAC communication program at home and at school. Her office hours are hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm M-F.

 


Office Manager

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Jakia Lilly Parker

BA, Communication Disorders and Sciences

Jakia@pediatricspeech.com

Ms.Jakia models the ITS philosophy in her interactions with both children and adults. As an office manager she oversees the accounting/bookkeeping and all other administrative responsibilities. She received her BA from San Jose State University. She is also working on her masters degree. Jakia has extensive training in ABA. She worked as Behavioral Intervention Manager in an Autism program in Oakland, CA. As the program manager, Jakia provided trainings and managed the overall outcome of the programs. Jakia was also an administrative assistant to the Board of Directors-Associate Student Inc. at California State University Hayward. Jakia is known for her organizational skills and she keeps us linked and connected to the wider community in an efficient and timely manner. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her wonderful daughter. She is in the office M-F 11:00 am to 7: 00 pm.


Rebecca Richardson

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Early Childhood Specialist

Rebecca has been teaching Preschool since 1996. She has unofficially been part of ITS for many years, providing suggestion on natural teaching and practical social skills curriculum. Rebecca, along with other volunteers support our SLP’s with the summer camp. She likes working with both Early Preschoolers and Preschoolers and she also offers support with our older children. She brings creativity to the classroom with her artistic skills and intuitive skills.

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