Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Speech Therapy at Caribbean University in Puerto Rico. I have been working with children and adolescents of special needs for over 6 years. My clinical experience includes work in early intervention, public schools and private clinics. I have worked with children with Autism throughout my years of internship and clinical career. I am also bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish. In my spare time I enjoy visiting new places, learning new things and spending time with my son.
Alara Sabuncuyan, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Alara received her Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology and Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas, and her Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from The George Washington University. She initially interned at a school district in Alexandria, Virginia with special needs students, then was at a private practice in Frederick, Maryland for her clinical fellowship, and lastly in pediatric home health in Dallas, Texas before coming to WINGS. She has certifications in LSVT Loud and is PROMPT trained. She is also multilingual and is fluent in Turkish and English and proficient in Armenian. In her spare time, she likes to play with her dog Banksy, do arts and crafts, and do Pilates.
Natalie Sum, OTR/L
Natalie received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine. She received her doctorate in occupational therapy from Samuel Merritt University. Prior to OT school, she was an ABA therapist for 5 years. She has been working with individuals with special needs ranging from children to adults for over 6 years. Her experience includes school-based OT, pediatric acute care, and outpatient early intervention. She spent several summers coaching basketball camps for typical and special needs kids. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, surfing, and rock climbing.
Katrin Gutierrez, MT-BC
Katrin received her Bachelor’s Degree in Voice Performance from Cal Poly Pomona, and later pursued a Music Therapy Equivalency Degree from Cal State Northridge. She completed her internship at Professional Child Development Associates, where she focused on the DIR Floortime Model while working primarily with children with intellectual and developmental delays. After becoming a board-certified music therapist, she has continued work with children in various settings including in-home, schools, and mental health institutions. Based on her music therapy experiences, she follows person-centered and relationship-based approaches of therapy to promote clients’ autonomy and to support their sensory needs. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her dog Jesse and cooking and eating yummy food.