About Us

Leslie Howell


I am native to Las Vegas. Prior to pursuing my education in speech pathology, I worked as an applied behavior analyst. As an ABA therapist, I worked with children and their families to create the most effective learning environment, specific to each child’s needs. Here is where I found my passion for providing one-on-one therapy in the family’s home. Through various life circumstances, I decided to pursue speech pathology.

I received my Master’s of Science degree in speech pathology from the University of Nevada, Reno. I am licensed in the State of Nevada and hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) through the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).

I have experience working in a variety of environments, collaborating with other disciplines. However, I have found the private practice setting to match my true values.

Through my career I have worked with individuals with various diagnoses including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and autism. I have experience in treating patients with feeding and swallowing disorders. Additionally, I enjoy teaching and collaborating with individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems.

Family/caregiver involvement and feedback plays a crucial role in the therapy I provide!

I frequently attend continuing education classes. I have specific training in PROMPT, Beckman Oral Motor Protocol and Tethered Oral Tissue (TOTs) program.

Kjirsten Broughton


From an early age, my passion for working with children has been a driving force in my journey as a speech-language pathologist. As a neurodivergent therapist, I am deeply committed to providing neurodiversity-affirming care and supporting individuals in embracing their unique strengths and perspectives.

My educational background includes a Master’s degree in communication disorders from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and I hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) through the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). Throughout my academic and professional career, I have actively fostered inclusive environments, mentoring students and advocating for diversity in all its forms.

In therapy, I prioritize personalized treatment plans that honor the individual needs and goals of each client and their family. My approach is firmly rooted in the principles of neurodiversity, recognizing and celebrating the diverse ways our brains function.

Drawing from my experiences in various settings, I approach communication holistically, considering the unique contexts in which individuals interact and learn. While I have previously worked in applied behavior analysis (ABA) and school-based settings, I understand the concerns surrounding ABA's compatibility with neurodiversity-affirming practices.

As a practitioner, I now focus on approaches that prioritize acceptance, empowerment, and individualized support. I continually educate myself on best practices and collaborate with like-minded professionals to ensure that every individual I work with receives affirming and respectful care.

As a certified Hanen provider and proficient in PROMPT and Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT-LOUD), I am dedicated to expanding my knowledge of neurodiversity and providing compassionate, supportive services to all individuals and families I have the privilege of working with. Your journey is unique, and I am here to support you every step of the way.