Meet Our Team
My name is Oksana DerDerian and I am an ASHA-certified, California licensed speech-language pathologist. I was born in Belarus and immigrated to the United States in 1997 with my family, settling in NYC. I received my Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from NOVA Southeastern University. I moved to the golden state of California in 2017, where I currently reside with my husband, our three boys, a French bulldog and an African grey parrot. I took a couple of years off to raise my ever-growing family, explore my interests in yoga, intuitive parenting, energy healing and somatic movement for nervous system attunement.
The doors to Desert Speech opened in January of 2022, with an intent of creating a Speech & Language center specializing in combining scientific evidenced based approach treatment and intuitive holistic knowledge for individualized and family centered therapy. I work with clients of all ages, starting with newborns to elderly; and thrive on providing a truly integrated approach through effective and creative therapy techniques.
When not working, you can often find me hanging with my family, traveling, and hanging out at the local yoga studio!