Speech Language & Educational Associates

Assessment, intervention and parent training programs are available to the pediatric population as well as to adults.

We are proud of the fact that our staff includes speakers of English, Spanish, Hebrew, Armenian, Farsi, Arabic, Yiddish, and Greek.

Speech, Language & Educational Associates includes staff that have specialized training in assessment and treatment of speakers whose second language is English.

We work in our offices, in schools and in the home environments. We enjoy what we do and it shows!

 

Founder

helen_wade.jpgHelen Sherman-Wade, MA, CCC-SLP  has over 25 years of experience working with children and adults exhibiting speech, language, stuttering and learning problems, as well as with early infant and family intervention.

Before establishing her private practice in 1983, Ms. Wade served as:

Instructor in the Department of Communicative Disorders, California State University, Northridge

Lecturer, Department of Special Education, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Consultant in Special Education to the California Department of Education

Consultant on Bilingual Issues to the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association and to the California Speech and Hearing Association.

Educator with LAUSD: Aphasia classroom teacher, itinerant speech and language specialist, bilingual diagnostic examiner, coordinator of Aphasia Program Testing.

Her Master of Arts Degree, Credential in Speech Pathology and Teaching Credential in Special Education are augmented by multilingual skills in Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic, German, Yiddish, as well as English.

 

Chief Operating Officer

Shellie Bader, M.A.Shellie_Updated.jpg, CCC-SLP  

As the Chief Operating Officer and an experienced leader in the field of Speech Language Pathology, Shellie Bader oversees the day-to-day operations at SLEA and assures quality of our clinical activities.  Her leadership ability, dedication to team building, and communication skills make her the ideal choice to work closely with Helen and to help steer SLEA into the future.

Shellie has worked in the public sector as head of the Speech and Language Program at LAUSD. In the private sector, she oversaw the implementation of related services treatment and programs for early intervention and school-aged children across the country. Shellie’s passion for collaborating and mentoring colleagues has led to the development of valuable workshops and presentations for the professional community, for school districts and at CSHA and ASHA events around the state and country. 

Degrees and Credentials

Master of Arts Communicative Disorders

Masters of Educational Administration. 

California License in Speech Language Pathology

California Credentials in Multiple Subjects, Clinical Rehabilitation and Educational Administration. 

Sample Presentations

Bilingual Assessment

Innovative Service Delivery Models

Supervision, Mentoring and Leadership

Accent Modification

Honors and Awards

2006 and 2014 CSHA Outstanding Achievement

CSHA STAR (State Advocate for Reimbursement)

CSUN Distinguished Alumni


 
Our Staff

We provide assessment and intervention to the pediatric population as well as to adults. Our staff includes speakers of English, Spanish, Hebrew, Armenian, Farsi, Arabic, Yiddish, and Greek. We work in our offices, in schools and in the home environments. Here are some of our staff members.