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

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., CCC-SLP

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist

Michael is a Speech-Language Pathologist who received his Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). Prior to earning his Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 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.

Megan Baldwin, A.S., SLPA

Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Megan is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. She was awarded an Associate of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from American River College.

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Megan is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. She was awarded an Associate of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from American River College.

Prior to joining Granite Bay Speech, Megan gained experience working in two school districts in the Sacramento region. For three years, she served special needs children as a paraeducator in the Twin Rivers School District for students ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade. Megan gained additional experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant working with high school students, in the Sacramento City Unified District.

Megan understands communication challenges from several perspectives. She understands the joy of seeing her clients improve and she knows the effect on a family when a person experiences reduced communication skills. Her brother was born with a cleft palate and Megan witnessed first-hand how he overcame his articulation and motor functioning difficulties. Her brother had surgery and worked with an excellent a speech lanaguge pathologist to improve his communication skills. Megan was inspired by the changes she witnessed and decided to pursue a career to help other communicate. Megan enjoys teaching family members techniques to improve communication skills.  

Megan life and work experiences have equipped her to successfully work with a wide range of communication challenges including: Autism, ADHD, Articulation, Phonological Processing, Expressive/Receptive Language, Learning Disabilities, Pragmatics and Social Skills.

In her free time, Megan has spent countless hours volunteering in preschools and libraries and enjoys arts, crafts and hiking.

Megan has a heart of gold, is sensitive to each client’s needs and rejoices when her clients enjoy communicating.

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

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.

Kelly Anderson B.S., SLPA

Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Kelly 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.

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Kelly has been working with the public for the past two decades. During her college career, she was a nursing assistant, working with adults suffering from neurogenic disorders. Prior to nursing school, Kelly worked as a cosmetologist and had a wide variety of clients.

Throughout Kelly’s academic career she participated in several volunteer programs including Reading Partners and Sacramento Food Bank Story-time that exposed her to many different ethnic and socio-economic groups. Kelly has been awarded for her substantial volunteer work in the community. 

Kelly’s dedication to our profession is evidenced in her extensive experience working with children of all ages. Kelly has worked with preschoolers, elementary, and middle school students. She has obtained experience in a school setting at San Juan Unified School District in the areas of Articulation/Speech, Social Language, Autism, Phonological Processing, Down Syndrome, Expressive and Receptive Language, and children with learning disabilities. Kelly provides take-home activities to promote success beyond the clinic. She is equally skilled working with both youth and adults, believes in a team approach, and empowering families through education.

All of Kelly’s past experiences have made her passionate about the importance of our profession. Kelly enjoys the opportunity to work with diverse clients with diverse needs, the ability to be creative in therapy, and the ultimate goal of impacting a child’s life. Kelly has a strong passion to expand upon her own skills and knowledge while learning from other professionals. She believes that Granite Bay Speech is a place where her qualifications can make a difference.

Paige Jones, B.S., SLPA

Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Paige is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from California State University Sacramento and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies from California State University Sonoma.

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Growing up, Paige received speech services so she knows firsthand the difficulty in communication and the frustration it can present for clients and their communication partners (parents, guardians, children, siblings, significant others, etc.)  She feels strongly about helping others reach their communication goals.

Paige has worked in a variety of settings (clinics, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and home therapy) that have given her 10+ years of experience.   The population of students and clients she has worked with range from three to 17 years old and include: Autism, ADHD, Articulation, Down Syndrome, Phonological Processing, Expressive/Receptive Language, Learning Disabilities, Pragmatics and Social Skills.

Paige feels passionate about helping those in need within her community.  She was on the board of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Event in Santa Rosa, California.  She is an alumni member of AmeriCorps and a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award for National and Community Service.

Through work, volunteer and personal life experience, Paige has gained many skills and exposure to different populations.  She sees each client as an individual and adjusts therapy to meet their personal needs.  She is a compassionate, effective and dedicated therapist.  Paige is very excited to be part of the Granite Bay Speech team and continue to learn from our experienced and knowledgeable therapists.

Madelyn Couture-Cichella B.S., SLPA

Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Madelyn is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from California State University Sacramento. She then went on to complete her licensing through Loma Linda University.

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Madelyn’s passion for working with children started when she was very young. Both of her parents worked as teachers, giving her the opportunity to volunteer in the elementary school and special education setting. This has allowed her to gain many years of experience applying academic, behavioral and communication goals with children, ages two to fourteen. She has worked for Folsom Cordova Unified School district as a paraprofessional in preschools and worked as a Zumba instructor for both children and adults.

Madelyn has experience treating a wide variety of communication disorders including: phonological processing, learning disabilities, ADD, ADHD, articulation/speech sounds, childhood apraxia of speech, language disorders, memory improvement, application of language skills to reading disorders and autism. She is dedicated and flexible when working with her clients to achieve the highest level of success. Madelyn also has experience and passion for using American Sign Language (ASL).

Madelyn is dedicated to helping individuals communicate and express their ideas and wishes with greater ease. She engages her clients and families with a high level of energy, enthusiasm and creative problem solving. She integrates families preferences that positively impact everyday communication and academic success. She is excited to join Granite Bay Speech and continue her passion for helping others through lifelong learning.

Kimberli Door, B.S., SLPA

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. 

Kim also provides many of the blogs and social media updates for Granite Bay Speech.