Who We Are
Expressions Speech Therapy is a private speech language pathology clinic, owned and operated by Erin Densmore and Stacy DeRenard. Expressions Speech Therapy, established in 2006, is located in sunny, Garden Grove, California.
Expressions Speech Therapy strives to provide a nurturing environment serving clients and their families from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Services are provided based on applying the best available research and evidence, using expert clinical judgments, and considering patients’ individual culture, preferences and values.
What is Speech Therapy
The purpose of speech therapy is to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.
Expressions’ Speech-Language Pathologists specialize in the following disorders and service clients across their lifespan (birth to geriatrics).
- Augmentative and Alternate Communication (AAC)
- Cognitive Retraining
- Hearing Impairment
- Language (Receptive and Expressive)
- Social Skills
- Speech Disorders (Apraxia, Articulation, Phonological Processing)
- Tongue Thrust
- Voice and Resonance
We are currently operating on a modified schedule and limited capacity for in-clinic therapy sessions in response to the Coronavirus outbreak and to support the State’s efforts to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We use telecommunication technology (i.e., Zoom) to deliver speech language pathology professional services at a distance to link our clinicians to clients for the purpose of assessment, intervention, and/or consultation.
Our clinical team provides one-on-one or small group instruction based on recommended services that are reasonable in terms of frequency and duration, necessary for the treatment of the client’s diagnosis, specific in terms of objectives targeted, and effective as evidenced by research-based treatment methods.
Erin Densmore, M.A., CCC-SLP and Stacy DeRenard, M.A., CCC-SLP own and operate Expressions Speech Therapy. Both directors are graduates from California State University, Los Angeles and have worked in the field for approximately 20 years. The directors pride themselves on bringing professionals together to create a successful team for Expressions’ clients and their families.
Our team of administrators, led by Karen Barragan, includes a strong group of administrative assistants, billing specialists, and authorization specialists. The administrative team works diligently to ensure a successful path of treatment, from intake to discharge. Each member of the team is always available for a phone call, a smile, or a solution to your problem!
Our team of clinicians, led by Heidi Estremera, M.A., CCC-SLP, includes a diverse group of Speech Pathologists and Speech Pathology Assistants. The clinical team is a compassionate, professional and knowledgeable group of therapists who work to ensure the communicative needs of their clients and families are met.
Courses of Action
First, a comprehensive, individualized assessment is conducted to determine the areas of need for each client. Assessment includes both clinical observation and standardized testing. The parents, caretakers, and educators of the individual play a vital role in this initial step.
Once areas of need are identified, a treatment plan is developed to meet the unique needs of each client. Again, the parents, caretakers, and educators play an important role in working with the Speech Language Pathologist to develop a plan that meets the individualized needs of the client. Intervention is a complex process and often changes over time as the client develops new skills.
Parent Training/Follow Through
All clients are closely monitored throughout the treatment process until they are able to demonstrate functional skills in their activities of daily living. Educating parents and caregivers plays an important role in the generalization of newly acquired or rehabilitated skills. Clients will have access to seminars, literature, and/or in-home training in order to achieve the optimal benefits of intervention.