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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 following graduation from Physical Therapy school in 1991 and immediately found her calling. Cheryl loves the birth-to-three population…

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Physical Therapist

Maureen’s plan from a young age was to work with children. From volunteer and babysitting as a teenager through kinesiology studies at UCLA and physical therapy school at Stanford, her passion has been to learn how to maximize the developmental potential of every child. She specialized in neurological rehab…

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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 BA 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 when she was a teenager. Inspired by a penny drive presentation at her local high school. During her college internship at the Developmental Disabilities Program in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho Meaghan quickly developed a passion for working with…

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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 WSU and having some personal experience with speech therapy as a child, Courtney knew…

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Speech & Language Pathologist

Nikie has a Bachelors from the University of North Dakota and a Masters in from Mankato State University. She has always loved children which led her to her degree in communication disorders. She is originally from Minnesota but has settled in Spokane with her husband Jim for the past 29 years. She and Jim…

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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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