RECESS THERAPY TEAM


Dr. Eliza Binstock
Director of Occupational Therapy
Connie Yu., M.S. CCC-SLP
Director of Speech Therapy


Mrs. Yu earned her graduate training at University of Redlands, Ca.
Mrs. Yu graduated Summa Cum Laude. She  was also nominated for the Parker Award in 2008, and awarded for California Speech and Language Association (CSHA) Outstanding Graduate student award. Mrs. Yu has worked in the public and private sector servicing children from the 0-3 population and school age children. She is  trained in Hanen Parent Trainer for "It Takes Two to Talk" and "More than Words". She is also PROMPT and Talk Tools trained and has focused her career working with children with autism and/or complex speech and language disorder. Mrs. Yu is also passionate in working with children with sensory motor feeding and swallowing disorder. She is Beckman, Talk Tools, and Vital Stim trained. She uses the developmental process to help children intake nutrition and become better eaters.
Mrs. Yu is devoted in providing parents strategies so that they may feel empowered to implement strategies in the home.  She also serves as one of the advisory board member at Pasadena City College, Speech Language Pathologist Assistant Program. 
She is also fluent in Mandarin. Ms. Yu has provided numerous workshops on the power of communication in the home through daily routines.

Dr. Eliza Binstock obtained her Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy and her Doctorate of
Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California. Her doctoral work focused on
making meaningful contributions to the field of pediatric occupational therapy. She is passionate
about delivering the best quality care and establishing positive therapeutic relationships with the
children, families, and caregivers she serves. She has advanced training and mentorship in the
area of Ayres Sensory Integration and is certified in the administration/interpretation of the
Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT). She is also passionate about feeding therapy and
frequently seeks out continuing education in this area. She is trained in the SOS Approach to
Feeding and Beckman Oral Motor Protocol. Additionally, she has received training in multi-
disciplinary collaboration in feeding therapy, Handwriting Without Tears, and fieldwork
education. She is an active member of the Occupational Therapy Association of California’s
Autism Subcommittee and is also a member of the Practice, Ethics, and Reimbursement
committee.
Ms. Natalie
Clinic Manager
Ms. Natalie moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2015 for a change. She was born in a small agricultural town in Tulare County but was raised in the capital of California. She was a pharmacy technician for 13 years and is also certified in Hatha Yoga Instruction. She loves to hike and travel. Recently she backpack to Germany and plans to go back to school be become involved in Holistic Medicine. Natalie has been with Recess Therapy since 2015. As a clinic manager Natalie processes inital intake, insurance claims and overall daily operation.
Ms. DeDe 
Speech Language Pathologist
DeDe obtained her Masters in Communicative Disorder at CSUN. She has been a practicing  SLP for 8 years and has extensive background in working with children with a variety of needs specifically in the area of language and learning. DeDe enjoys traveling and spending time with her family/friends. She is passionate about the field of speech pathology that during her spare time she enjoys learning new researched based techniques. Ms. Dede serves as the Speech Language Pathologist Supervisor and provides comprehensive Speech and Language Assessments.
Ms. Hannah
Speech Language Pathologist
Ms. Hannah graduated from UCLA with BA degree in Mass Communication and received MA degree from Cal State University, Fullerton in Communicative Disorder. She is trained in swallowing evaluation, diet modification, and management of dysphagia. Hannah has provided speech evaluation and treatment to adults with aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, voice, and cognitive impairments. She has conducted modified barium swallow study as well as blue dye test for tracheostomy patient with respiratory therapist. She is Talk Tools Trained and is trained in providing sensory motor and feeding therapy and is also PROMPT trained. Ms. Hannah is bilingual in Mandarin and English.

Ms. Amanda
Speech Language Pathologist Assistant
and Office Assistant
Amanda Macias was born and raised in San Gabriel. She developed a deep understanding for people with disabilities through a lifelong relationship with her brother, who is a person with autism. Amanda graduated with a major in Communicative Disorders and a minor in Developmental Disabilities from Cal State LA.  She enjoys traveling to new places and spending time with close friends and family. Ms. Amanda is often described as a child's favorite "toy" as the kids are so eager to play with her. She is mindful in her sessions and works closely with Spanish Speaking families. Amanda uses tactial input and play based strategies to expand and ellict communication attempts.

Ms. Jessica
Speech Language Pathologist
Ms. Jessica earned her Master of Science in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from
Chapman University. During her graduate career she was awarded the California Speech-
Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) Foundation Scholarship. Ms. Jessica is passionate about working with the pediatric population and has experience in infant and child feeding and dysphagia therapy acquired at Children’s Hospital of Orange County.  Ms. Jessica is passionate about traveling and has danced since childhood. She would love toincorporate movement into her future therapy. She is also Talk Tools Trained in sensory motor and feeding therapy and is also PROMPT trained.
Ms.  Patil
Speech Language Pathologist- Clinical Fellow
Ms. Patil earned her BA degree in Psychology from UCLA, and her MS degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from Cal State University, Northridge. She was a research assistant for studies examining the cognitive effects of pediatric traumatic brain injuries, as well as inflammatory responses to social stress. She has experience with pediatric feeding therapy and fluency shaping, and spent a summer in Armenia using her bilingual skills to provide speech therapy targeting language delays and articulation. She is passionate about seeing those she works with develop and gain the skills needed to express themselves. She loves her family and friends, traveling and learning about new cultures, discovering good food, and her labrador, Ginger.
Ms. Debbie
Speech Language Pathology Assistant
and Administrative Clerk
Ms. Debbie was born and raised in Taiwan until age 15. Her passion for children with special needs leads her to dive into the speech world. She received her bachelor degree in communication disorder at California State University Los Angeles. She has experience working with  children with various speech and language needs. She has implemented PECS and  implements ABA with positive reinforcement strategies in the clinic setting. Ms. Debbie is experienced in working with infants and toddlers by providing them appopriate tactial and behavioral supports to aide their overall communication developmentfor  many of the Mandarin Speaking families.  Ms. Debbie is also highly passionate in her studies in Communicative Disorder and will be applying to obtain her Masters in Communicative Disorder in Fall.
Ms. Wendy
Early Infant Teacher/ SLPA
Ms. Sherry
Speech Language Pathology Assistant
Ms. Wendy received her bachelor's degree in Sociology with a minor in Child Development at California State University, Fullerton. She taught infant and toddlers for two years and preschool age children for five years. She enjoyed planning activities that was developmentally appropriate where children can learn and explore to their fullest potential. While she was teaching she realized she wanted to better support the children in her class who were developmentally delay in speech.   During this time she worked with students with special needs and realized her heart and passion is in early education/early intervention. She believes that children learn best through play. She is passionate in working with young children to expand on their learning opportunities through their curiosity.
Wendy has her site supervisor certicication and is licensed as a SLPA. Ms. Wendy is fluent in Cantonese and English.

Ms. Sherry was born and raised in Monterey Park. She obtained her BA Degree in Communication Disorders at CSULA. She has had years of experience working with pediatric and school-aged children with autism, articulation delay, and apraxia. She is passionate in the field of speech and communication so that she can improve the quality of life and personal growth of all the children she's worked with. During Ms. Sherry's spare time, she enjoys the great outdoors with family and friends. She loves casual picnics in the park to challenging hikes in the wild. She is also bilingual, fluent in both Chinese - Mandarin, and English.