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Expressive Connections Inc

Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy
  • Location Address: 221 E. Walnut St. Suite 100 | Pasadena, CA 91101
  • reviews Rating: 4.92 (64 reviews)
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About Expressive Connections Inc

Expressive Connections provides speech language pathology and occupational therapy services to clients in our surrounding community of Pasadena and Los Angeles CA. Our mission is to inspire hope and improve the health, and well-being of our clients and families by providing a positive, warm and supportive environment, as well as the best care to each patient through integrated clinical practice, holistic methods, education, and research. Success is supported by minimizing limitations and maximizing strengths so that our clients can live their lives to the fullest capacity.


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  • person icon Katherine Lin, speech-language pathologist clinical director

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Kat is passionate about working with young children and families. She has extensive experience working with the school-aged and the younger, early intervention, population. Kat incorporates routines and visual supports into therapy to enable easy carry-over of newly learned skills in the child's home environment. Her experience in behavioral intervention and
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221 E. Walnut St. Suite 100, CA, 91101

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We had a fantastic experience with Expressive Connections Around the age of 2 our daughter wasnt using verbal commands expected for her age so we sought out an assessment and started bi-weekly speech therapy. The team at Expressive Connections was always receptive professional informative and caring. Andrea Campos was our daughters primary therapist and was great at adapting to our daughters personality and learning style to make the sessions enjoyable for all. Our daughter looked forward to playing with Andrea each week and there was a point about 5 months in where everything just clicked Progress was made up until then but I feel like there was a week where all of a sudden there was a language explosion. Now our daughter talks circles around kids some twice her age. Her cognitive and reception language was never an issue but its been amazing to watch her grow verbally. Thank you Miss now Mrs Andrea. We will always think of you fondly

Lisa Kestenbaum
21 July 2024
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Our son was shy and quiet when we started at Expressive Connections. He wasnt talking much and got frustrated when we couldnt understand him. Now hes almost three chatting up a storm and all caught up with his peers. We couldnt be happier with the care and attention he received here. His speech therapist Andrea was incredible She was so patient kind and caring--he thought of her as a friend right away. The play-based therapy really worked especially because Andrea went above and beyond so many times. She always switched up games activities and toys in really inventive ways. As parents it was amazing to see the progress week by week and watch our son light up as he learned how to talk. We highly recommend Expressive Connections--everyone on their staff is thoughtful friendly and amazing with kids.

Brianna Lohr
21 July 2024
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Alice was our sons OT for 8 months. In that time she worked with him diligently 2x a week. We started seeing progress immediately . She was able to really make a strong connection with our son. She quickly gained trust from the whole family. She is kind gentle and very good at her job. I am so grateful for all the time and care she puts into her work. HIGHLY recommended.

Rina Clodfelter
21 July 2024
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Nikki was our daughters therapist and she is incredible. She helped her develop her speech by singing playing and arts crafts. She managed to meet every single goal from our evaluation. We are truly grateful.

21 July 2024
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I cannot recommend Athena K. enough for her exceptional work as a speech therapist for children. She has worked with our child for 2 years and I have had...

M. V.
25 March 2024
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My daughter and I and moved to LA early 2023 and when she got transferred here from the start it was amazing. Andrea was such an amazing therapist with my...

Gabby Y.
27 February 2024
google review

Had a wonderful experience with Expressive Connections. Andrea M. was absolutely amazing with my five year old daughter and so so so incredibly sweet. Definitely recommend

Melissa Valle
21 February 2024
yelp review

We were referred to Expressive Connections as a third-party provider so my expectations were fairly low. However the therapists at this center are...

Kristen A.
14 April 2023
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Alejandra Reyes
21 July 2022
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Not only the front desk receptionist is great but my childs therapist Kathrine Lin I highly recommend her. Shes amazing any kid would love her my son learned so much from her. At 1st he was assigned to a different therapist i had to request a change he wasnt learning much it was just play time with her.. As soon as my child met Kathrine the result were great he was able to communicate with me n put words together. Im beyond blessed having to meet kat . I thank her so much for her amazing work ur awesome Kathrine

Misty Blue
21 July 2021
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Gabriel my first child who was 18-month-old could not say a single word. Although his mental and behavior development were normal to his age he showed a delay in speech development. I was extremely concerned and anxious cause I did not know how to seek help and from where I should start till I get to know about this program. After 2-3 months of speech sessions twice a week Gabriel started to show some improvements where he started to say few words like dada mama more and bye. Hearing these words coming from him for the first time was mind blowing to us After 5 months Gabriel extended his vocabulary and started combining two words like sit down stand up socks on...etc and soon after he started combining 3-5 words and making phrases to express himself.Stephanie Mu an amazing speech therapist who was assisting Gabriel and myself during these sessions helped us a lot to achieve this. Miss Stephanies approach was learning through repetition playing and engaging Gabriel in any activity. For example the story time was a passive activity where I used to read to Gabriel each night before going to sleep as I was practicing this in front of her I learned that I should let Gabriel be part of this process and start asking him WH questions to get him involved and speak like what do you see who is there what they are doing where they are going All this got Gabriel excited to answer and enriched his vocabulary to ultimately make a complete sentence.Seeing Gabriel improving and expressing himself with words rather than being frustrated without me knowing the reason was one of the biggest achievements. Also seeing him sharing what he did in his daycare after picking him up felt great.

Iman Fares
21 July 2021
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My son loves going to this places so many toys and speech therapist is amazing. He has learned so much and is speeaking very fluently now.

Dyane Ramirez
21 July 2019
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I am really happy with Expressive Connections. We have used them for private in-home speech therapy for my toddler. Adele has been our main speech therapist and Kristen filled in when Adele went on vacation and both are great and have really helped my son with his speech. He has transitioned to the school district but I will definitely use Expressive Connections again as needed

Stacy Saylor
21 July 2013

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