Udie was one of those students who entered college searching for her calling. In 1990, she discovered that her passion was in helping others. As the saying goes, “The rest is history.” In 1992, Udie graduated with her bachelor’s degree in communication disorders and science. In 1997, she received her Master’s degree in communication disorders and science from San Jose State University. She has more than 20 years of experience working with children with various disabilities. Udie 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 (Autism, Pragmatic Language, ADD etc). She went on to develop a secondary program “All for 3’s.” Her other specialty is Pediatric Feeding Disorder, emphasis in premature babies and kids. Udie has worked as a consultant for several schools, conducted numerous workshops for schools, written and published articles. Uduak is currently not accepting new patients as her essential role is to coordinate and co-treat with all clinical staff.
Areas of Specialties: Feeding, social cognitive disorders, pragmatic language, oral motor, language disorders, Augmentative Communication, Autism and ADD
Current and Past Research/Presentations: American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), 2019, California Speech and Language Association (CSHA) : Implementation of Pragmatic Language in Natural Settings.
- Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Feeding Disorder In Preterm Infants
- Failure to thrive, Advance for Speech Pathology and Audiology, 2006
- Speech and language services for speakers of African-American English, https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2516&context=etd_theses
Volunteer and Fun: Mission Integration Committee- Dame High School, San Jose, Feeding Matters https://www.feedingmatters.org. In addition Udie is an avid runner, hiker and most importantly a parent of three amazing children.
Nadia graduated from the San Jose State University with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. She loves using everyday games and toys in her therapy sessions and has a special passion for AAC. Nadia works part time at ITS.
Areas of Specialties: Social cognitive disorders, pragmatic language, oral motor, language disorders, Augmentative Communication and Autism.
Dr. Jones graduated with a bachelor’s with a degree in sociology and nutrition from the University of California, Davis . She received her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from San Jose State University. Dr. Jones received a doctorate degree in philosophy and Communication Disorders and Sciences from Howard University. Dr. Jones provides administrative leadership and support for ITS clients. Her school-based expertise positions her to mentor the staff and parents in the best practices.
Gina graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Pacific in California. She received her SLPA certificate in speech pathology in 2006. with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. Gina enjoys using her clients and families.
Areas of Additional Training: Early Intervention, Social cognitive disorders, pragmatic language, oral motor, language disorders.
Fun Facts: She enjoys sports, watching shopping, traveling, and spending time with he family.
Zoe Giatis, M.A, CCC-SLP
Zoe graduated with a bachelor’s and Master’s Communication Sciences and Disorders from California State University, Chico. Zoe enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and socializing with friends.
Edith Dore,-Billing Specialist
Edith has worked in business administrative position for more than 15 years across various industries, including healthcare.
Specialty: insurance related matters billing, payments etc.,
Fun Facts: She enjoys spending time with her three children and her husband.
Regina Richardson-Office Support Staff
Regina is our “Jack of All Trades” whom we cannot live without! She enjoys helping children and has volunteered in numerous special needs events. When she is not helping the therapists with the clients, she is busy coding and working on statistics. She also enjoys organizing the office. She is a full time undergraduate student.
Fun Facts: Regina was almost born at ITS, I guess you know why she enjoys working at ITS. Regina enjoys spending time with her family, dog blue, gardening, travelling and most all reading and taking computer classes.
Will Lubke-Office Administrative Support Staff
Fun Facts: Will enjoys rock climbing, reading, research and spending time with his family.