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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, QOM

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!

Jaimee Tyson-McOmie

Jaimee Tyson-McOmie

MA, CCC-SLP, QOM

IAOM Certification Candidate

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Jaimee is from upstate New York where she had the privilege of growing up in a family with a shared passion of working with adults with special needs.  She chose to enter the field of Speech-Language Pathology to continue to support individuals with disabilities.  In 2006 she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh.  

After completing her undergraduate program, she moved to Virginia where she attended Hampton University and earned her Master of Arts in Communicative Sciences and Disorders in 2008.  Throughout her time in graduate school she worked as a Speech Therapist in a school-based program for children with Autism. 

Shortly after completing her graduate degree, she moved to Idaho Falls where she worked with children with Autism for six years.  Jaimee considers herself fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with people of many ages and abilities throughout her life.

She and her family relocated to Boise at the end of 2014 and she began working at Boise Speech and Hearing Clinic in January of 2015.  Since that time, Jaimee has focused on remediating Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders in children, teenagers, and adults.  Outside of work, she most enjoys spending time her family.

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

COMP Trained

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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

IAOM Certification Candidate

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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, COMP Trained

Prompt-Trained

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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. 

Annie Abinanti

Annie Abinanti

MS, CCC-SLP

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Annie graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011 with a Master’s of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and a State of Idaho License in Speech Language Pathology as well as active licenses in Texas and North Carolina. Annie has worked in a variety of settings over the last ten years including outpatient clinics, a children’s hospital, schools, developmental preschools, and home health. She took a few years to work as a traveling therapist, working in Texas and Alaska, prior to settling in Idaho. Annie has experience working with multicultural populations and with a wide variety of disabilities and disorders, from feeding to fluency, cognition, articulation, and language. While Annie enjoys all areas of speech and language, she possesses a specific interest in fluency (stuttering disorders), apraxia, and neurological conditions. Speech therapy is one of her biggest passions! She is passionate about what she does, about learning, sharing her knowledge with others, and witnessing that moment when a child or adult discovers that words are power. Everyone has a voice and building (or rebuilding) the confidence and the skills to make that happen are her jam! Annie has received training through DIR FloorTime approach and the MyoChatterton Program.

In her free time, Annie enjoys landscaping her backyard, exercising, eating clean and “healthy desserts” (yes, there is such a thing!), and enjoying the outdoors. Random fact about Annie – she loves white peaches and she has moved 40+ times in her life!

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

Office Manager

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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 Toone

Lisa Toone

Client Retention Specialist

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Lisa has lived in the Treasure Valley for over 25 years. She graduated from nearby Centennial High School and then went to Boise State University to pursue a degree in Health Promotion. Lisa has worked in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer and a Group Fitness Instructor. She has also worked in the legal field as a Legal Assistant and Contract Review Specialist.

Lisa’s hobbies include going for walks on the Greenbelt and baking yummy treats for her three children. She loves to travel, especially to warm, tropical destinations.

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.
Stacy Jenson

Stacy Jenson

Front Desk Receptionist

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Coming soon

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.

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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