About The Granite Bay Speech Team

Welcome to Granite Bay Speech!

For more than fifteen years, our incredible therapy team has been serving Granite Bay, Roseville, and the greater Sacramento area. We love what we do and we strive to exceed our client’s expectations! Our experienced speech, language and learning professionals create an individualized program just for you. We provide you with an unparalleled level of support. Our therapy is research and evidence based. Improve your communication skills at any age!

Nancy Barcal, M.A. CCC-SLP

Nancy Barcal, M.A. CCC-SLP

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist

Nancy is the director of Granite Bay Speech and has over 30 years’ experience treating speech, language, and learning difficulties. Prior to arriving in California, she worked in schools and hospitals in Illinois, including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

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– Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in California since 1981
– Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) awarded by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association
– Member of American Speech Language Hearing Association specialty division for Fluency
– Past Editor of the California Speech-Language Pathologist in Private Practice (CALSPAPP) newsletter
– Presented her research at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention
– Certified SpeechEasy® Preferred Provider
– Conference presenter for Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD), Tri-Cities Children Center, Agency for Infant Development, Fremont School District, Ohlone College,   Mills College, California State University – Hayward
– Provided medical staff education for numerous San Francisco Bay Area hospitals and home health agencies
– Guest presenter for KNBR radio and Fremont cable TV
– Contributing health columnist for Granite Bay View magazine
– Since 1981, Nancy has worked as a licensed speech-language pathologist in California. She has experience as a therapist and home school educator treating   language, communication, and learning disabilities. Nancy’s passion is helping individuals of all ages find their hidden learning potential in all areas of   communication.

Michael Molino, M.S., CF-SLP

Michael Molino, M.S., CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Michael is a Speech-Language Pathologist in his Clinical Fellowship Year. He received his Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). Prior to earning his Bachelor’s degree in 2014 from CSUS, he served in the US Navy for more than 20 Years.

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Michael’s clinical skills encompass many facets of speech and language disorders, such as:  expressive and receptive language delay, articulation, apraxia, phonological processing, accent modification, Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Social Pragmatics, Stuttering, and Cluttering. He also has experience with aphasia, dysarthria, dysphagia, mTBI, and neurogenic disorders. Michael holds a letter of clinical competence for Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing and is licensed as a Schools Audiometrist.

Michael has personal experience with communication disorders and received speech therapy services for many years as a child/adolescent for stuttering. His passion has always been to help people find different avenues for communication, as well as provide functional therapy, in the hopes that it will carryover outside of the clinical setting.

Michael has received specialized training in Stuttering disorders from Eastern Virginia Medical School Fluency Shaping Program. He has been an advocate and mentor for individuals who stutter for more than 20 years. He is the Southwest Regional Chapter Coordinator and Sacramento Chapter Leader for the National Stuttering Association. He has attend numerous stuttering conferences and workshops. Michael is currently an online host for Stutter Social, which connects people who stutter from around the world. Discussions often revolve around stuttering-related issues, but sometimes they just chat about their day or a good movie. He is highly respected in our field and we are honored to have him join Granite Bay Speech.

Kimberli Door, B.S., SLPA

Kimberli Door, B.S., SLPA

Lead Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Kimberli is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech – Language Pathology and Audiology from California State University in Sacramento.

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Kimberli has been working with children for over 10 years. Her first job was working in a Preschool, which spurred on her joy of teaching and love for working with children. Throughout her college career, she was a nanny for children with disabilities. 

As a Licensed Speech- Language Pathology Professional, Kimberli has experience working with a wide variety of speech, language, and hearing disorders:

Autism Spectrum, Asperger’s, Apraxia, Articulation, Attention Deficit, Auditory Processing, Cluttering, Stuttering, Dyslexia, Developmental Delays, Learning Challenges, Neurogenic Disorders, and Social Skills.

Kimberli has had 4 years of training in American Sign Language. She enjoys incorporating signs and gestural communication into therapy to alleviate communication frustration.

Kimberli has received specialized training working with the early intervention population, (0-3). Her use of creative activities keeps the little ones engaged and learning naturally through play.

Kimberli provides excellent take home activities to transfer clinical goals to home and school environments. She is equally skilled working with both youth and adults and uses individualized programs with proven therapeutic outcomes.

Kimberli is passionate about helping individuals with communication difficulties improve their skills. She truly enjoys working with both adults and children and is a compassionate, skilled, and dedicated therapist.

Melissa Grant, B.S., SLPA

Melissa Grant, B.S., SLPA

Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Melissa is a licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from California State University in Sacramento.

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Melissa is a licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from California State University in Sacramento, California.

Melissa’s love of teaching began when she spent time at her mother’s special education school. She observed her mother effortlessly use a calm, therapeutic, person centered approach to achieve incredible progress with her students. Melissa has emulated these skills, which has helped her become a compassionate Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. In addition to her extensive experience in special education, she has been a generous community volunteer. She has donated her time as both a reading tutor and as a church leader.

Melissa’s dedication to our profession is evidenced in her extensive experience working with children of all ages.  She has obtained clinical skills in the areas of articulation/speech, phonological processing, language, apraxia, autism, and emotional challenges.  Melissa is dedicated to applying the latest evidenced based practice to her work with clients by reading journal articles and completing continuing education courses.

Melissa believes in the importance of strong communication with both child and parent. She has a passion for learning and implementing effective therapy techniques tailored to fit the needs of her clients.  We are thrilled to have Melissa as part of our team!

Lori Barbaccia, A.S., SLPA

Lori Barbaccia, A.S., SLPA

Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Lori is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. She was awarded an Associate of Science Degree (A.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology from American River College.

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Along with her job at Granite Bay Speech, Lori also works in the San Juan Unified School District as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. She works at an elementary school in a Communication Handicap Special Day class with Kindergarten-2nd graders supporting their speech and language development in the classroom throughout the morning. Lori also creates centers within the classroom with activities which she designs to meet their individual communication needs. In addition, Lori works with other students from preschool through 5th grade at the same school using a pull-out model to address their speech and language goals through individual and group therapy. Lori has experience with a variety of diagnosis including childhood apraxia of speech, disfluency, autism spectrum disorder-mild to severe, articulation, phonological processes, ADHD, auditory processing disorder, pragmatics and social skills. Within the private setting, she has worked with elementary age children through young adults.

Lori also has extensive experience working with preschoolers and their parents teaching literacy and school readiness skills. She loves working as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant and building relationships with children and their parents. Lori is incredibly passionate about helping build communication skills in individuals that will benefit them for a lifetime.

Kirsten Casey B.S., SLPA

Kirsten Casey B.S., SLPA

Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Kirsten is a licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from California State University in Sacramento.

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At a young age, Kirsten found her passion for helping others firsthand through her brother with special needs. Having a family member with developmental delays, she understands the difficulties that families can face and provides a comfortable therapy space where fantastic progress is made.

Over the course of her professional career Kirsten has obtained clinical skills working with a variety of client disorders, including but not limited to: Autism, Articulation, Expressive/Receptive Language, Learning Disabilities, Apraxia, Stuttering and Social Skills.

Her understanding and caring ways have been demonstrated in therapy along with volunteer work at Sacramento Children’s Home and Special Olympics. Along with community-based volunteer work, Kirsten has also served children and families abroad in Belize, providing speech and language therapy to underprivileged communities.

Kirsten is passionate about helping those in need and using her education and skills to provide the best therapy possible. She does a wonderful job tailoring her therapy techniques to fit the individual needs of each client. We are thrilled to have Kirsten as part of our team!