About Talk To Me Inc.
As a speech-pathology practice, the company name Talk To Me was developed to symbolize the importance of communication. The foundation of communication is built on a shared connection and interaction between people. Talk To Me represents a parent’s desire to have their child communicate, a child’s need to be “talked to” in a developmentally appropriate way in order to foster their language growth, and a clinician’s skilled ability to listen and understand each families individual and specific needs in order to facilitate and strengthen their client’s communication skills. Talk To Me also embodies our family-centered approach that encourages parents, colleagues, and related professionals to engage in collaborative discourse in order to maximize our client’s communication skills across various environments. Talk To Me really is the soul of communication and emphasizes compassionate and quality services.
Our vision is to stand out as a leader in bilingual speech-pathology services and uphold the gold standard in service provision. We aim to be a provider of choice for our unique community and surrounding areas which comprises of culturally and linguistically diverse children and adults with speech and language disorders. We are committed to engaging, educating, and empowering our caregivers to understand the importance of home practice and generalization in order maximize our client’s progress in all settings. Our practice is dedicated to fostering professional excellence that not only expands the quality of life of the families we serve, but ensures the growth our therapists knowledge within our field and inspires them to be among the best clinicians in our profession.
You are not here to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand.” -Woodrow Wilson.
Our mission is to provide each client and their family with expert bilingual speech and language services in a culturally and linguistically sensitive environment to exceed their communication goals.
Nora Delgado received her Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders from California State University Long Beach in 2001. She attended California State University Northridge, and graduated in 2003 with a Master’s of Science in Communicative Disorders with an emphasis in Speech-Pathology. During her undergraduate and graduate programs, Nora worked in several clinical settings including the school district, rehabilitation center at Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center, the CSULB clinic serving as a bilingual interpreter, private practice, FACT/UCLA Communication groups, and the CSUN university clinic as a graduate assistant. After gaining extensive experience in varied settings, Nora began practicing at White Memorial Medical Center in 2004, where she gained valuable experience working with children and adults. Her experience at WMMC included working with inpatients ranging from the NICU, to the rehabilitative Unit, to higher level of care units such as the NICU, CCU and ICU for infants and adults with feeding and swallowing disorders. She quickly became the lead SLP of the Cleft Palate Team and enjoyed working collaboratively a multidisciplinary team in the outpatient pediatric clinic. Nora established her own private practice in 2009 after recognizing that the need for bilingual speech-language pathology services was much greater than she alone could service.
Nora holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), a nationally recognized professional credential that represents a level of excellence in the field of Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP). She is an elected member of CSHA’s Nominating Committee for District 7, and recently accepted to join the Advisory Committee at Cerritos College for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants. Nora is passionate about advancing her knowledge with the most current, evidence-based diagnostic and treatment approaches in the field of speech-language pathology in the areas of autism, apraxia of speech, early intervention, bilingual evaluations and interventions, and fluency disorders. She has been trained in Talk Tools, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Floortime, and Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT). She is trained in the Hanen programs It Takes Two To Talk and More Than Words. She has also had an opportunity to train graduate students at CSUN, mentor numerous students, clinicians, and has inspired many to enter the field. She has a vision to open other clinics and serve other communities in need. Nora enjoys presenting at UCLA, CSULA and NSSHLA about language development, bilingual therapy, and the key role that bilingual SLP’s and SLPA’s have within our profession.
Our clinical team consists of licensed ASHA certified speech-language pathologists and speech-language pathologist assistants who hold at minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders. All our clinicians are bilingual and passionate about working with our children and families. All of our services are provided by highly qualified therapists who specialize in pediatric services. At TTM, we are very proud of our team and recognize their genuine passion, dedication, and contribution to the incredible progress that our families report in their children and family members.