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Our Services

In-home and community based therapy in Bend, Oregon

Teletherapy services across Oregon and California

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

Speech Disorders



Oral Motor


Language Disorders



Social Language



Birth to 3 years old



Adolescent to Young Adult


Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention

PROMPT Trained

Hanen More than Words Certification

Our Amazing Team

Katharina Kornhuber

Speech Language Pathologist, MST, MA, CCC-SLP


Vimal Shah

Managing Director


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 20 years of experience working in a variety of settings, Katharina created Speech Pedals, a therapy company that would benefit the residents of California and Oregon. 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.


New Patients

We are in network with:

  • Tricare
  • PacificSource Commercial
  • PacificSource CCN
  • Regence BCBS
  • Providence

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 will provide a monthly statement (aka “superbill” or “paid invoice”) which you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Our session fee is $95 / 30 min session.