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The people and practices at Joya Child & Family Development are the driving force behind the care, comfort and transformation we provide children aged 0-3 with delays and disabilities. We provide comprehensive services and a personalized comprehensive program of assessment, therapy, education and support. This devotion is what allows us to make a lasting impact in children’s lives. The resources we provide, in concert with comprehensive care for children and their families, drive change in our community.

Physical Therapist

Cheryl is a Spokane native who has always been interested in the sciences, especially in relationship to the functioning human body. She found her first job at Joya Child & Family Development after earning her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. Cheryl immediately found her calling. Cheryl loves working with children, birth to 3…

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Physical Therapist

Born and raised in Post Falls, Idaho, Carrie fell in love with working with children with special needs at a young age as her older brother Carl has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome. Combined with her passion for an active lifestyle, Carrie was inspired to continue her education in health sciences. After…

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Special Education Teacher

Rebekah has a bachelor’s in special education as well as early childhood special education and loves to work with infants and toddlers. She would hold a baby all day if you let her. Rebekah grew up just north of Spokane in Newport, Washington. Her parents still live there, though her nine siblings have managed to…

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Special Education Teacher

Susie grew up in San Jose, California, and headed north to Spokane after finishing her bachelor’s degree. Susie always had a passion for working with children and through various life experiences discovered that teaching younger children and working with their families is where she belonged. Over the past…

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Speech & Language Pathologist

A native Spokanite, Meaghan fell in love with Joya Child & Family Development when she was inspired by a Kids for Kids Penny Drive presentation at her high school. During her college internship at the Developmental Disabilities Program in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, Meaghan quickly developed a passion for working with children from the ages of birth to 3 years old…

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Speech & Language Pathologist

Courtney has always had a passion for working with children, from volunteering in younger classrooms as a child to coaching Little League softball while in high school. After learning about the speech therapy program at Washington State University and having some personal experience with speech therapy as a child, Courtney knew…

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Speech & Language Pathologist

Nikie has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota and a master’s from Mankato State University. Nickie has always loved helping children, which inspired her to earn a degree in communication disorders. She is originally from Minnesota, but settled in Spokane with her husband Jim, about 30 years ago. She and Jim have two grown children…

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Speech & Language Pathologist

Ann developed an interest in children with special needs and hearing loss after volunteering in high school.  She took sign language classes and majored in special education at the University of South Florida.  After a year of teaching she decided that speech therapy would be a better fit and returned…

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Speech & Language Pathologist

Ashley was born in Key West Florida, grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee and moved to Seattle in 1994. She graduated from University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences. During her undergraduate studies, she worked in a clinic in Seattle as a therapy aide…

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