Speech and Language Therapy
Therapy for increased communication skills
Articulation and Language Therapy Services
Mellisa Essenburg, M.S., CCC-SLP
Mellisa received her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan before completing her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Northern Arizona University. She completed clinical practicum placements and internships in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and outpatient clinics. Upon completing her internship at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, CA, Mellisa worked for a private practice where she specialized in cochlear implant rehabilitation, fluency disorders, and voice disorders.
In 2007 Mellisa began working for San Diego Unified School District in addition to maintaining a private practice. She continues to work with adolescents in the public school system as well as see clients of all ages at her office.
Mellisa completes ongoing continuing education training to maintain awareness of current best practices and effective therapy techniques. She has completed additional training in Auditory-Verbal Therapy, Myofunctional Disorders (tongue thrust), and Fluency Disorders, to name a few. She is the San Diego area provider for the SpeechEasy Fluency and Parkinson's Disease (SpeechEasy PD) device as well as a CA Department of Rehabilitation Voice Options program provider.
Voice Options Program
Through a partnership with the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) , the California Department of Rehabilitation’s (DOR) Voice Options program provides eligible Californians who are unable to speak, or who have difficulty speaking, with a free speech-generating device. The goal of this program is to ensure full and equal telephone communications access for all Californians with disabilities.
Contact us to schedule a free demonstration of the available speech generating applications to begin the process of receiving an iPad loaded with the application that best suits your communication needs!