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Michelle Conklin

CLINICAL LEAD/HEAD START LEAD

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Dr. Baily Zubel, OTD, OTR/L

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST LEAD

Dr. Baily Zubel has been working for SLEA since July 2017 after moving to the Los Angeles area from Chicago. She obtained her B.S. in Elementary Education graduating summa cum lade and from the University Honors Program at North Carolina State University (NCSU). She obtained both her masters and doctoral degrees in Occupational Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Baily’s doctoral research focused on intentional communication and relationships within the pediatric setting, pediatric mental health, and scholarship of practice propelling theory, research, and practice.

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Baily’s specializations include Early Intervention Specialist, Health and Wellness Promotion, the Intentional Relationship Model, School-based Occupational Therapy, and Sensory Integration. Baily is certified in Interactive Metronome and currently working on her Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Certificate Program. Baily regularly attends continuing education courses and collaborates with university initiatives bridging the most current research and clinical practice. Baily has significant experience working with children with a wide variety of diagnoses including Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD), Angelmans Syndrome, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Depression, Down Syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Perinatal Stroke, Torticollis, and Sensory Processing Disorder. Baily believes in embodying client centered practice as no two children are alike. Her goal is to empower children and parents to maximize functional participation within all of their natural environments. She is an ongoing member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) remaining current with ongoing topics and research for occupational therapy. Baily is excited to being her new role as Culver City Operations Supervisor and Occupational Therapy Clinical Lead for SLEA!
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Joanne Bae, M.S. CCC-SLP

CLINICAL LEAD

Joanne Bae has been working for SLEA as a Speech-Language Pathologist since February 2014. She graduated from University of California, Irvine (UCI) with a degree in Psychology and Social Behaviors. Joanne completed her Master's degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences at California State University Northridge (CSUN). Since the start of her career with SLEA, Joanne has worked in a wide variety of school settings, ranging from preschool special education to school-age children placed in the general education and special education setting.

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She has helped in developing and running SLEA's summer social skills program (ages 3-6) to help children connect, engage, and generalize social skills with their peers. She has been working in schools, clinics, clients' homes, and Head Start sites working with different populations and disorders. She has supervised student interns, SLPAs, and Clinical Fellows. Joanne strongly believes in SLEA's mission statement in a multidisciplinary team working together with families to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs. She helps manage and maintain SLEA's website.
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Joyce Bae, M.S. CCC-SLP

CLINICAL LEAD

Joyce Bae has been working for SLEA as a Speech-Language Pathologist since February 2014. She graduated from University of California, Irvine (UCI) with a degree in Psychology and Social Behaviors. She then completed her Master's degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences at California State University Northridge (CSUN). Throughout her years with SLEA, Joyce has worked in various settings such as school districts, clinics, and Head Start sites while working with different populations and disorders.

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She has supervised student interns, SLPAs, and Clinical Fellows. She has also helped develop and run SLEA's social skills program (ages 6-9) to help children connect, engage, and generalize their social skills with their peers. Joyce is excited to bring her new role as Clinical Lead in which she can lend her support, knowledge, and experience with new and current therapists. She also assists in maintaining and managing SLEA's website.