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Our Services

We evaluate, diagnose and treat speech-language disorders and delays

Speech Disorders

Articulation

Apraxia

Dysarthria

Stuttering

Language Disorders

Receptive

Expressive

Social Language

Literacy

Populations

Birth to 3 years old

Pre-School

Elementary

Adolescent to Young Adult

Our Amazing Team

Katharina Kornhuber

Speech Language Pathologist

kati@speechpedals.com

Vimal Shah

Managing Director

vim@speechpedals.com

About Us

  • 2003-2010

    Our Humble Beginnings

    Katharina started working with children with special needs in 2003. She received a dual Master's degree in Special Education and Childhood Education and worked as a Special Ed teacher throughout NYC. During this time, she noticed her students success was strongly tied to language. Being in the classroom allowed Katharina to understand the child as a whole and a member of the community. This led to a deeper understanding on how to communicate with diverse and challenging populations.

  • 2010 - 2013

    An SLP is Born

    Having worked with children with Apraxia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, PDD-NOS, FAS and Receptive - Expressive language disorders, she applied that knowledge during graduate school. In 2013, she graduated with an MA in Speech Language Pathology.

  • 2013-2016

    Experience with diverse populations

    As an SLP, Katharina moved to California and worked throughout Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Monterey county with populations ranging from 18 months - 94 years old. She evaluated and provided therapy for children and adults with a wide range of speech, language, fluency, voice and swallowing disorders. This was when Katharina and Vimal Shah - an engineer with K12 business and technology experience - had conversations around creating a Speech Therapy service.

  • 2016 - Present

    Speech Pedals is created

    With 15 years of experience working in a variety of settings, Katharina created Speech Pedals, a therapy company that would benefit the residents of California. Presently, Vimal handles all business / technology aspects of Speech Pedals allowing Katharina to focus on what's really important, the therapy. Katharina is nationally and state certified in the field of Speech Language Pathology. We are currently working with local schools as well as providing in-home speech therapy. Starting in July of 2018, we will open our office. Location to be posted soon!

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New Patients

We are in network with United Health Care and Tricare. If you plan to use insurance, we require a Physician's referral and Authorization before we can evaluate or provide therapy. For out-of-network clients, we can courtesy bill other insurance companies on your behalf. Our session fee is $70 / 30 min session.

Once the form is completed, you will be able to schedule a 30 minute meet and greet with our Speech Therapist. This allows the parent, the child and the therapist to find out if they are a good fit.

Step 1

Fill out this form*

*This form may take 20 mins

Step 2

Pick a consultation Date and Time

Step 3

Meet your therapist!