Alessa Baldonado, MA CCC-SLP, joined Joy Opens Doors in July 2020. They have been working as an SLP since graduating with a Master of Speech-Language Pathology from San Jose State University in 2016. Alessa’s hometown is South San Francisco and they love giving back to their local community.
Alessa is PROMPT trained and holds a DIR Floortime Basic Certificate. They say, “I have been working the longest with autistic children and I absolutely adore working with them and their families on language expansion and mutual understanding.” Their favorite thing about being an SLP is “becoming part of a child’s life and watching them grow and learn more and more new things. I also love learning new perspectives and information from the kids because they are great little teachers.”