Valerie Mason Dillard, MS, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist who has maintained national certification with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) since 2002. She is licensed to practice in Alabama and California and currently provides early intervention services through the San Diego Regional Center’s Early Start Program. From her professional experiences in non-profit organizations, preschools, K-12 public schools, and rehabilitation hospitals since 2001, she is poised to offer services that address communication problems across the life span. She provides comprehensive speech and language evaluations with respect to cultural, socio-economic, and linguistic diversity. Through analysis of current research and adhering to best practices in speech pathology and audiology, she plans and conducts speech therapy for clients with communicative disorders.