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Confidence in Your Ability to Communicate

Many people struggle to effectively communicate with those around them. This can be very frustrating for them and make them avoid social situations.

At Boise Speech and Hearing Clinic, we diagnose the root cause of your speech struggles and define measurable goals so you can confidently communicate with the world.

Three Steps to Get Started

Step one

Schedule your Free Consultation

Step Two

Attend Weekly Therapy

Step Three

Communicate with Confidence

Ready to See Changes?

Meet your Team

Rian Chatterton

Rian Chatterton

MS, CCC-SLP, COM, TOM

Prompt-Trained

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Rian Chatterton has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist for the past 14-years. Rian has worked in a variety of settings. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology in 2002 from Idaho State University. In 2004 she completed her Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathologist from Idaho State University. Rian has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of communication disorders. She has specialized in areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders. Rian took over ownership of Boise Speech and Hearing Clinic in the summer of 2013.

Rian holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and a State of Idaho License for Speech Language Pathology. In 2016 Rian completed her certification process with the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) and is now 1 of 2 Certified Orofacial Myologists in the state of Idaho.

Rian has called Boise her home most of her life and LOVES the Treasure Valley! She loves to cook, be outdoors camping and hiking. Rian is a “self-help” book junkie and is always reading 3 books at a time. She loves coming up with crafts for herself and her kids to do. Her kids might say that their life is a constant sound track and dance party as she is always making up songs for everything and embarrassing them with her mediocre dance moves. Rian LOVES her job because she gets to play and make a difference every day!

Stephanie Thomas

Stephanie Thomas

MS-CCC, SLP, QOM

Qualified Orofacial Myologist

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Stephanie received her Master’s of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Idaho State University in August of 2017. She was an intern at Boise Speech and Hearing Clinic since January of that year, and knew since then that she loved this clinic! Before entering graduate school, Stephanie worked in the Boise School District in a junior high classroom for students with special needs. There she learned how much she loved working with kids at all skill levels, and discovered a passion for teaching her students how to better communicate with the people around them.

Stephanie has lived most of her life in Boise, but she spent five years living in Singapore with her family. She loved living there, and still enjoys traveling the world, but Boise will always be home!

Stephanie got married in August of 2014, and she lives with her husband and their two dogs. In her free time, she loves reading and writing, playing with the dogs, and breakfast dates with her husband.

Blake Edes

Blake Edes

MEd, CCC-SLP

Chatterton Myo Program Trained, Voice and Swallowing Specialist

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Blake received her Master’s degree from the University of Virginia in December of 2018. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and a State of Idaho License for Speech-Language Pathology. Blake has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of communication and swallowing disorders from a variety of clinical settings. She has the most passion for the areas of fluency, voice, and swallowing. She is qualified in Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) and Videostroboscopy for voice. Blake absolutely loves the field of work that she is in and couldn’t imagine her life without being able to work with and help people of all ages and disorders every day. Blake has a stutter and is thankful for the ability to connect with patients.

Prior to graduate school, she went to Boise State University where she graduated with a Health Science degree and American Sign Language minor. She was also a swimmer and team captain for the BSU swim team. Blake grew up in Michigan and Nebraska, but quickly fell in love with the state of Idaho and all that it has to offer. She loves to go mountain biking, swimming, and rock climbing.

She got married in September 2019 and absolutely loves life with her husband Dillon. They love to do all things together like rock climbing, playing with their cats, and board games. Blake is a happy person who loves to bring joy and positivity everywhere she goes!

Rebecca L Daniel

Rebecca L Daniel

MS,CCC-SLP, COM

Certified Orofacial Myologist 

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Becky received her Master’s of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Idaho State University in August of 2005. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked at St Luke’s Children Hospital with the Child Life team. It is there that she discovered her desire to help people better communicate.

Becky has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of communication and swallowing disorders in a variety of clinical settings. She has the most passion for the areas of preschool language, orofacial myofunctional disorders, articulation and executive functions. Becky holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and a State of Idaho License for Speech Language Pathology.

Becky has lived all of her life in Idaho, growing up in Idaho Falls and then moving to the Treasure Valley in junior high. Idaho will always be home. Becky lives with her husband, daughter, son and pug. In her free time, she loves hand lettering, taking barre classes, baking, being outside, and anything that involves family.

Lyndsey Evans

Lyndsey Evans

MS,CCC-SLP, TOM

Prompt-Trained, TOM, Trained Orofacial Myologist

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Lyndsey is a born and raised Idaho native. She received her Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2015 from Idaho State University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and a State of Idaho License for Speech Language Pathology. She is also PROMPT trained. 

As a daughter of a 2nd grade teacher, Lyndsey always knew she wanted to work with kids. She fosters a therapeutic environment filled with learning, creativity, and positivity.  Lyndsey’s professional experience includes treating patients across the lifespan with a variety of communication disorders and medical backgrounds. Her clinical interests include orofacial myology, social language, and motor speech disorders. 

Outside of the office, you can find Lyndsey with her golden retriever, Henley, close to her side. Together, they volunteer through GO TEAM Therapy Dogs and make a splash at dock diving competitions. Lyndsey promotes an “I can do hard things” mentality with all her clients. She is so excited to help her future clients meet their goals!

Amber Kroeger

Amber Kroeger

MS, CCC-SLP

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Amber received her Masters of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Idaho State University in August of 2019. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and a State of Idaho License for Speech Language Pathology.

Amber has always wanted to work with children and loves helping others achieve their goals. Prior to graduate school Amber was a substitute teacher and a preschool karate instructor in California. Amber has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of communication disorders. Clinical interests include early intervention, fluency, and speech sound disorders. Outside of the office Amber enjoys kayaking, hiking, crafting, and spending time with her family and cat, Mochi. 

Joni Loftin

Joni Loftin

MSP-CCC-SLP, COM®

Certified Orofacial Myologist

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Joni earned her Speech-Language Pathology degrees at Appalachian State University and the University of South Carolina. She has experience working with young children and their families to address early speech and language disorders and, her primary passion, working with children and adults to address myofunctional disorders to support proper development of mouth and face structures, chewing, swallowing, and speech. She was a Clinical Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Idaho State University for 32 years, where she instructed students in clinical practicum and taught a variety of courses, including the first course fully dedicated to the topic of orofacial myology in an SLP graduate program in the U.S. She was involved in numerous master’s theses research projects focused on tongue tie and “tongue thrust”, and published in the International Journal of Orofacial Myology. Joni is a Certified Orofacial Myologist (2012) and joined our clinic in Fall 2022, eager to do more direct clinical work! She loves the challenge of helping clients “put all the pieces together” to figure out how to address the root causes of their concerns.

Growing up, Joni lived in Missouri, New Jersey, (mostly) Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. She and her husband moved to Idaho in 1990 to pursue their love of the outdoors. They raised two daughters in Pocatello and moved to Boise in 2016. Joni loves hiking, biking, camping, paddling, snowshoeing, and eating amazing food! She loves to explore new places, and has vacationed in 46 of the 50 states (so far), with the fondest family memories made closer to home in the Tetons and Sawtooths. 

Allison Schmidt

Allison Schmidt

MS, CF-SLP

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Allison received her Master’s of Science in Speech Language Pathology in August 2022 from Emerson College. Prior to graduate school, she had dreams to become a paramedic-firefighter. She discovered her love for speech-language pathology when she was working as an EMT. In this role, she responded to 911 medical calls and transported critical patients to the hospital. While working in the hospital setting she learned of the impact speech-language pathologists can have, thus sparking a serious career change. 
 
In the last semester of graduate school, she secured her final clinical rotation at a private clinic specializing in the assessment and treatment of orofacial myofunctional disorders. This ignited a passion for all things orofacial myology that is still burning. She has experience working with all ages and particularly loves the school-age, adolescent, and adult population. 
 
Allison moved to Idaho from Orange County, CA in the Fall of 2022 with her toddler, husband, and dog, Crash. Her free time is happily spent laughing with her son and husband, snuggling her dog, and cultivating new relationships within her community. She loves real country music, good wine, comedy specials, and Mediterranean food. Her favorite days are spent under the sun in a lake, beach, or pool.
Mollie Glaspell

Mollie Glaspell

MS, CCC-SLP, Cleft Lip and Palate Specialist

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Mollie received her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from California State University, San Marcos in May of 2020. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and a State of Idaho license for Speech Language Pathology, as well as an active license in California. Mollie has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of communication needs in both the schools and in private practice. She also has experience working on multidisciplinary craniofacial teams in the medical setting. Mollie has a passion for serving individuals with cleft lip and palate, craniofacial disorders, and resonance disorders. Mollie was a recipient of a graduate craniofacial training grant, and she created an evidence-based psychosocial educational program for elementary school children with craniofacial disorders. Mollie is passionate about making a positive impact on her clients’ communication skills as well as improving their quality of life! 

 

Mollie and her husband moved to Boise in the summer of 2020, and they absolutely love it! They enjoy many outdoor activities, such as camping, mountain biking, and hiking. Their dog Rio loves all the nature that Idaho has to offer. Mollie is also an avid gardener in the spring and summer months. Mollie loves the sunshine and strives to spread positivity and gratitude! 

Lydia Webb

Lydia Webb

MS, CF, SLP

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Lydia received her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Idaho State University in Meridian, Idaho in May of 2023. Lydia is passionate about seeing others accomplish hard things and supporting them along that journey. While pursuing her education to become a Speech Language Pathologist, Lydia worked as Behavioral Intervention Specialist. Lydia has clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a variety of communication needs in a variety of settings. Clinical interests include orofacial myofunctional disorder, speech sound disorders and school age language.

Lydia moved to Idaho from Washington in 2017 and has loved exploring Boise ever since. Outside of the office she enjoys trying new things and finding new places, hanging out with friends, playing pickleball or basketball and doing functional craft projects.

Brooke McBride

Brooke McBride

MS, CCC-SLP

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Brooke McBride is a born and raised Idahoan and has always been passionate about serving her community. At the young age of thirteen she was introduced to the field of Speech Language Pathology and volunteered at speech summer camps in her spare time as a teen. She went on to receive her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with an Emphasis in Speech Pathology at Idaho State University in 2015. While earning her undergraduate degree Brooke worked as a developmental therapist, working one on one with children with disabilities in the community and in the schools. This experience only reinforced her passion for serving this community and led her to pursue her dream of earning a graduate degree in Speech Language Pathology. Brooke graduated with her masters in Speech Language Pathology from Idaho State University in 2017.  She has since continued her education becoming an Autism Spectrum Disorder Certified Specialist (ASDCS), a Qualified Orofacial Myologist (QOM), and specific training in Parkinson’s treatment for voice therapy utilizing the Speak Out approach. 

 

An interesting fact about Brooke is that she has been a picky eater her whole life; this has made her very empathetic and passionate in helping other children (and even adults) in finding ways to feel comfortable with and like new foods; making feeding therapy one of her many passions within her career.

 

In her years serving the pediatric population, she has specialized in early language intervention, elementary and teen pragmatic (social) language groups, Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, participated in teams for Autism testing, and SOS feeding groups. She has also branched out to the adult population treating cognitive deficits,  pragmatic language, and voice therapy for Parkinson’s clients. 

 

In her spare time Brooke enjoys spending time with her husband and their two active boys; their family favorites include swimming, trampoline parks, bike riding, and going on walks with their dogs. Brooke also loves to play recreational coed soccer and is always up for a girls night with friends!
Sara Meyer

Sara Meyer

CF-SLP

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Sara received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Emerson College, in Boston, Massachusetts in April of 2023. Sara has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with  communication disorders from a variety of clinical settings, including early intervention, acute inpatient rehabilitation, and private practice. During her externship, Sara was able to gain experience with voice and swallowing disorders, which has quickly become an area of clinical interest for her along with early intervention, cognition, language disorders, and social communication. 

Sara is passionate about helping others achieve their goals and empowering individuals to become the best version of themselves. Sara is an Idaho native and grew up in eastern Idaho at the base of the Grand Tetons. She lives with her husband and their shiba inu, Miso, who together love exploring the Pacific Northwest and are avid outdoor enthusiasts. When they aren’t hiking, camping, skiing, or snowshoeing, Sara and her family love baking, cooking, and traveling to foreign places to experience new cultures. 
Marilee Walker

Marilee Walker

OTR/L, SCLV

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Marilee has 40 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist and has received her speciality certification in Low Vision through the American Occupational Therapy Association. She has worked with geriatrics throughout her career and devoted ten years working with Dr. Ronald Cole at Medical Vision Technology, a private practice low vision rehabilitation program in Sacramento. During her low vision practice, she developed a unique guide card method, which helps patients to learn how to effectively use their eccentric viewing when performing functional tasks such as reading, writing and home making skills. She has been a speaker for the Academy of Ophthalmology Low vision Day in 2003, 2004, and 2005. She presented at the American Geriatric Society – annual Scientific Meeting, on OT’s role in low vision rehabilitation. She has been a speaker in 2007, 2008 and 2009 at Envision – a multidisciplinary low vision rehab and research conference. She was asked to teach physicians in Shanghai China on her eccentric training method and she presented at the 8th international congress of Ophthalmology and Optometry Conference in Nanjing, China. She has been a board member of the SAFE Foundation – Sight and Function Enhancement Foundation in Sacramento.  She loves spending her free time with her husband and two adult children and their families as well as developing trip itineraries for her family as well as for their friends.  Photography is a special interest and you might find Marilee parked along a street taking pictures of the beautiful fall colors or the great horned owl in their back yard.

Rose Hays-Martinez

Rose Hays-Martinez

Billing Specialist

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Rose moved to Idaho in 2018 to be closer to family and enjoy the 4 seasons. She has 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

Rose has been in the medical field for over 20 years. Starting off as a Nursing Assistant, in a hospital setting, Rose knew that the medical field was for her. She became interested in the rehabilitation therapy portion of patient care in regards to Physical Therapy. She spent the next 4 years as a PTA applying her knowledge in modalities and procedures for patients with orthopedic injuries. Always looking for a challenge, Rose became an Office Collections Supervisor for a company that had 15 Physical , Occupational and Speech offices. It was spending 15 years there that she realized her passion for fighting insurance denials and being a voice for the patient. With her daughter starting school at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, chose to move to Central California. There she was an Office Manager for a Physical Therapy Clinic for 3 years before moving to Boise and joining the Boise Speech and Hearing Team.

In her spare time, she enjoys going to church, reading, walking her dogs and gardening. In the future she is hoping to become more involved with her church and Hospice.

Katie Bracken

Katie Bracken

Credentialing Specialist

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Katie is married and has two children. She moved to Idaho for her husbands job in 2007 and quickly made Boise their home.

Katie has several years experience working retail, as an assistant for an accounting office and most recently with children at an Elementary School.

In her free time, Katie enjoys going to the movies with her family, hiking, traveling, watching her boys play sports, and spending time with her two cats.

Lisa McHatton

Lisa McHatton

Client Retention Specialist

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Lisa has lived in the Treasure Valley for 30 years. She graduated from nearby Centennial High School and went to Boise State University to originally pursue a degree in Health Promotion. She is currently finishing up her degree in Psychology at Boise State. Lisa has worked in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer and a Group Fitness Instructor and in the legal field as a Legal Assistant and Contract Review Specialist.

Lisa and her amazing husband, Abe, together have 5 wonderful children. They love to go to church together, spend time exploring, and finding new restaurants. Lisa loves going for walks on the Greenbelt, baking yummy treats and doing anything outdoors with her beautiful family. She loves to travel, especially to warm, tropical destinations and is always looking forward to her next adventure.

Sara Powell

Sara Powell

Front Desk Receptionist

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Sara is a born & raised Idahoan growing up in McCall where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Clyde Jr.  In 1987, they made the jump to move out of McCall to Kuna to be closer to Clyde’s work and continue to live there. They finished raising their 3 kids in Kuna who all have families of their own now giving us some wonderful grand littles that bring so much joy and laughter.

Sara has always found her greatest joy working in customer service jobs starting from high school and continues to follow that path.
When Sara is not at work and not loving on her grand littles, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and close friends, going to movies, trying new restaurants and beverages, traveling and exploring new things.  We enjoy camping, riding 4 wheelers and when at home, hanging out in our backyard sanctuary / koi pond. Sara also enjoys collecting crystals (you can never have enough) appreciating their natural beauty and the energies which falls in line with finding time to explore different spiritual modalities and ways to incorporate some practices into her daily life.
Courtney Butterworth

Courtney Butterworth

Front Desk Receptionist

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 I went to The College of Western Idaho where I got my degree in psychology and sociology. My life long passion has and will always be to help people feel like they are heard, and have someone always in their corner to support them.
In my free time I enjoy reading basically anything and everything. I play lots of videogames and lose to my husband every time. I am a makeup artist, and would love to eventually become a professional makeup artist. I spend most of my free time by taking care of my 11 pets, and enjoy every second spending time with them!
Cynthia Espinosa

Cynthia Espinosa

Intake Specialist/Referral Coordinator

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Cynthia has worked in the medical field for over 17 years. Her experience includes medical billing, coding and credentialing. Additionally she is CMI certified in Spanish for medical translating and interpretation. Part of her education includes bookkeeping and accounting courses through the College of Western Idaho, online courses, and webinars/conferences to maintain proficiency.

Cynthia has lived in the Treasure Valley for over 28 years where she has opted to plant some roots and raise her kids. She is married with three children and enjoys supporting their passions. In her spare time she loves traveling with her family and watching crime documentaries or reality shows like Survivor. She is excited to find a good work-life balance during a phase of her children’s life where presence is key.

Veronica Burdess

Veronica Burdess

Billing Specialist

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Veronica is a cum laude graduate from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. She has twelve years of experience in the healthcare field, working in physical and occupational therapy settings, medical billing, speech therapy, and geriatric memory care. Veronica has worked with all ages from one to 100 years old and loves helping everyone succeed in their healthcare goals.

In her spare time, Veronica loves watercolor painting, going to concerts, and exploring Boise with her husband and two dogs, Daisy and Gonzo.

Gino Allen

Gino Allen

Marketing Specialist

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Gino is a recent graduate of The College of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Digital Media. His marketing experience includes managing The College of Idaho football team’s social media pages, working as an assistant in the athletic department, and freelance web designing.

Gino moved to the Treasure Valley from California in 2019 to play football and lacrosse for the Yotes. In his spare time, Gino likes to spend time with family and friends, go fishing, go on hikes, travel, cook, workout, and follow sports.

Dhalia Mayne

Dhalia Mayne

Medical Records

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Dhalía is currently attending Idaho State University and is in her senior year of her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She will be attending graduate school in the following years and is planning on becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Dhalía moved to the Treasure Valley in 2020 from San Diego, California. In her spare time, Dhalía likes to spend time with family and friends, paint, discover music, and cook.

Serving Southwest Idaho including Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, and the rest of the Treasure Valley. Remote Teletherapy offered for residents of Idaho.

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