A California Certified Non-Public Agency
Online or In-Home Speech Therapy Services for Children
Proudly Serving all of Southern California!
About the Owner
"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing" (Rollo May).
Dr. Givona Sandiford is an award-winning, licensed/nationally certified speech-language pathologist, Certified Autism Specialist, Board Certified Telepractice Specialist, and SHRM Certified Professional with nearly two decades of experience successfully treating the pediatric and adult population with autism and other speech, language, voice, fluency, swallowing, and feeding disorders in multiple settings including private practice, schools, hospitals, telepractice, outpatient clinics, home health, and skilled nursing facilities. She has served as adjunct faculty for undergraduate and graduate students in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Dr. Sandiford holds an advanced certificate in Assistive Technology and is widely known for her award-winning research on Melodic Based Communication Therapy (M.B.C.T.) for nonverbal autism and her educational apps to assist the nonverbal population with autism. Dr. Sandiford started Melospeech, Inc. during the Covid-19 pandemic in order to provide consumers with effective options for specialized online or in-person speech therapy. She is a member of ASHA SIG 18, Telepractice, and ASHA SIG 11, Administration and Supervision.