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_Smaller.jpgShellie Bader, M.A., CCC-SLP 

Helen Sherman-Wade is pleased to announce the addition of Shellie Bader to the staff of SLEA as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). With Helen’s first grandchild on the way and the growth of SLEA, the time has come to create a position to oversee daily administrative and clinical activities. 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. 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.

Ms. Bader holds two Master’s degrees, one in Communicative Disorders and the second in Educational Administration.  She earned California credentials in Multiple Subjects, Clinical Rehabilitation and Educational Administration. 

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.  She has presented on topics such as Bilingual Assessment, Innovative Service Delivery Models, Effective Supervision and Accent Modification.  Shellie received the CSHA (California Speech Language and Hearing Association) Outstanding Achievement Award in 2006 and 2014. As the CSHA STAR (State Advocate for Reimbursement), she is the ASHA liaison with other representatives from around the country, learning and sharing knowledge and experiences for improved insurance-based services.  

 

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. We enjoy what we do and it show.