Meet the Speech-Language Pathology Team
Cindy Monaghan, M.A., CCC-SLP
Cindy earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Speech Pathology and Audiology at San Diego State University. These degrees provided Cindy with the education and training required to practice speech pathology in a medical or clinical setting. Commensurate with her Master's degree, she acquired her Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential, which prepared her to provide speech and language services in an educational setting.
Her first 15 years as a Speech-Language Pathologist were spent working in local San Diego hospitals serving preschoolers and adults with communication needs. Additionally, she was on staff at San Diego State University supervising students in the field of Speech Pathology. In 1997, Cindy made a career shift to the public schools, where she has been working exclusively with preschool aged children.
Cindy holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She maintains her ASHA certification and her Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential by continually updating her knowledge in the field of speech-language pathology through continuing education coursework. Her professional expectations are to utilize state of the art and evidence based practices to educate her students.
Cindy is educated and has experience in the areas of speech sound production, cleft/lip and palate, voice disorders, early childhood language development, and stuttering. She has additional training in Pivotal Response Training (PRT), music therapy, Floortime, social thinking, the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), augmentative communication, TEACCH, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). With this training, Cindy pairs the technique or techniques, which best fit each individual student with their needs. She believes in the collaborative model and encourages parents and preschool teachers to take what is learned in speech therapy into the home and classroom.
Kylie Hopwood, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist #15629
Kylie earned both her Bachelor's Degree in Communicative Disorders and Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from San Diego State University. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology and is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Kylie is licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board and also has her Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential for school-based services.
A speech-language pathologist in the Del Mar Union School District's preschool program for 11 years, Kylie has worked exclusively with preschool-aged students. Her background and experience includes early childhood language development, speech sound production, voice, and stuttering. She is trained in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and PROMPT and was a Hanen certified therapist for the program It Takes Two to Talk- The Hanen Program for Parents. Kylie has participated in additional seminars in the areas of augmentative communication, music therapy, segments of the Infancy & Early Childhood Training Course for the DIR/Floortime Model, Pivotal Response Training (PRT), and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
Highly committed to employing best practices when serving students and working with students' families, Kylie remains dedicated to education and continually augments her training by attending continuing education courses.