about us

At Sunbreak Speech Therapy, we know that what you want more than anything right now is for your loved one to be understood by people around you. For that to happen though, you need an experienced guide who listens to your concerns and ensures your loved one meet their goals. The problem is, past therapists haven’t gone the extra mile to make therapy work for your family, which makes you worry they will never improve.

 

At Sunbreak Speech Therapy, we believe it is not fair that you haven’t received the help you deserve.  We understand that you may feel frustrated about how difficult communication is for your loved one and life isn’t what you expected it to be. You may feel isolated and not know where to find a professional that understands your concerns. That’s why we ask questions that may not have been asked before, then actually listen! Our job is to ensure we look at the whole picture to recognize the basis of the issue so we can effectively treat each client.  This is how we are able to create confident people that can enjoy interactions with the people in their lives.

 

Here’s how it works.

First book your initial appointment to see one of our highly experienced therapists for a comprehensive evaluation, from there we’ll create a treatment plan tailored to your individual goals. This will include regular sessions that work with your schedule including a strong home program to maximize your therapy experience.

 

So give us a call today so you can stop feeling stuck not knowing what to do next. Don’t let one more day go by feeling helpless. Our specialists are ready to help clients live their best life.

 

Meet the team

Sarah Burgon, MA, CCC-SLP
Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

Sarah received her bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Utah and her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 2005.  Sarah has practiced as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a variety of settings, including early intervention, outpatient pediatric clinic, preschools, inpatient and acute rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and public schools. She has also worked as an Autism Consultant in the schools.

 

Sarah believes communication is key to quality of life. Part of serving her clients is teaching, motivating, and helping them gain independence in their skills so they can live their lives to the fullest. Sarah's approach is to help children learn to communicate through play. Therapy should be an enjoyable experience that everyone is excited about! 

 

Sarah specializes in treating children and adults with articulation disorders, language delay/disorders, late talkers, autism spectrum disorder, and OMD (orofacial myofunctional disorder). Sarah is certified in Hanen Certified, PROMPT trained, and Orofacial Myology trained. She is passionate about orofacial myofunctional therapy and the positive impact it has on feeding and speech skills. 

 

In her free time, Sarah can be found spending time with her family, gardening, camping and hiking in the beautiful PNW, and watching movies. 

Kristen Hardy, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Kristen studied communication disorders and Spanish at the University of Oregon and earned her master's degree from Pacific University in Speech-Language Pathology. Kristen brings years of experience with the birth to 5 population to the Speech with Sarah team, delivering therapy to address social communication disorders, speech and language disorders, autism, and disorders, and executive functioning skill deficits. Kristen has also worked with middle school age students delivering social skills and language therapy. 

 

Kristen's caring and fun personality make her a natural fit for families seeking support for their child. She is dedicated to building trusting and collaborative relationships with both her clients and their families. Kristen empowers parents and caregivers through coaching on strategies for increasing communication opportunities during play and daily routines. 

 

In her free time, Kristen spends time with husband, family, and friends, getting outside as much as possible!

Donna Anderson, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Donna received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders and her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from San Francisco State University. Donna has been practicing for 21 years, working with children, adults, and geriatric patients. She has extensive experience working with developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, as well as speech and language delays and disorders. 

 

Donna's warm personality allows her to instantly connect with the children and families she supports. Whenever possible, Donna includes parents and caregivers in her therapy sessions. She understands the importance of empowering her clients' families with the tools necessary to support continued growth outside of the therapy sessions. 

 

In her free time, Donna collects vinyl records and antiques and dedicates time to restoring her turn-of-the-century home. 

Devon Hordes, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Devon studied communication disorders at Temple University and earned her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Kean University. Devon brings years of experience in cognitive and language rehabilitation working with individuals experiencing speech, language, cognitive and memory, and swallowing challenges as the result of TBI, stroke, or neurodegenerative diseases. She also has experience working with teens and young adults addressing ADHD, learning difficulties, executive function disorders, and language and social cognition skills.

 

Devon's compassionate, creative, and encouraging nature allow her to connect with her clients and their families, ensuring all therapy is individualized and functional. She works to support her clients' goals to increase independence in daily living, reduce social isolation, and ensure skills are carried over into everyday life. 

In her free time, Devon keeps busy skiing, boating, spending time with her family and their two feisty pups. 

Colleen Douglas, M.S. CCC-SLP 
Speech-Language Pathologist

Colleen is in her 6th year working as a Speech-Language Pathologist.  She received both her Masters and Bachelors degrees in Speech Pathology from University of Oregon – Go DUCKS! 

 

Colleen loves working with people and supporting families.  She has a talent of coaching parents and modeling how to help their child's communication development.

Colleen says that one of the best parts about being an SLP is watching children improve their communications skills and grow, along with being silly and playing with kids!

Colleen enjoys spending time with her 3 year old son – Jerome, playing soccer, gardening, camping and reading. 

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Casie Stevens

Office Manager

Casie is our miracle worker and handles all the scheduling and billing. She is often the voice you hear when you call to ask about getting an appointment of if you have a question about your insurance coverage. 

She enjoys working out billing matters and making sure our accounts are up to date and paid correctly not just for our office, but for the patients as well. Casie personally knows how frustrating that can be and like to believe the patients feel relief when someone else is fighting the battle for them in regards to this matter.

 

Office duties to figure out such as filing, credentialing, and scheduling fulfills her passion for organization.

 

Casie enjoys being able to work from home with her new baby and still be able to speak with our patients on the daily. She has been able to get to know so many of them and enjoys feeling connected with our Speech With Sarah community.

Casie has a love for anything animal related - from being at horse stables to hanging at home with her 2 special needs cats, 2 rabbits, dog, and 100's of fishies!

Sunbreak Speech

info@speechwithsarah.com

Phone: 503-266-1030

Fax: 971-244-9044

Canby clinic address:

Speech with Sarah

366 N Holly St

Canby, OR 97013

Portland clinic address:

Sunbreak Speech

6516 NE Siskiyou St.

Portland, OR 97213