Background, Training & Experience
graduated from the University of the Philippines in Manila where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology. She was awarded Student Leader of the Year and was one of the nominees for best speech pathology intern of the graduating class in 2000. She went on to complete her Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from San Jose State University in California.
Daylinda completed speech-language pathology internships at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California, and the Center for Speech, Language, and Occupational Therapy in San Jose, followed by a clinical fellowship at Progressive Speech Corporation in Campbell, California. Daylinda was a speech-language pathologist at Evergreen School District in San Jose prior to moving to Helena.
Daylinda has an extensive clinical background having worked as a licensed speech pathologist in hospital, clinical and educational settings. She has been involved in numerous leadership roles and activities including: acting as clinical coordinator for undergraduate student-intern trainings; conducting workshops for families, teachers, school aides and various health professionals; developing and implementing progressive programs (i.e. social skills groups for an elementary school and pediatric hospital; early articulation intervention services) and participating in school district leadership programs (i.e. Response to Intervention program development). She also has written and published several articles relating to communicative disorders and literacy.
Daylinda is strongly motivated in providing innovative speech therapy services to individuals with communicative disorders from early childhood to adulthood. Her areas of expertise and special interests include: developmental language disorders in young children to school-aged populations, bilingual language development and communicative disorders for culturally and linguistically diverse populations, social-cognitive disabilities (i.e. social skills impairment), articulation/phonological disorders, and neurogenic speech & language disorders (i.e. dysarthria, aphasia). She enjoys implementing creative therapeutic activities using technology and practical life-experiences. Her approach is thoughtful as such that she strives to meet best practices and use research-based interventions for her clients. She values the role of her clients and their families, encouraging them to assume active roles in their road to recovery or habilitation.
Daylinda holds the Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She has active professional licenses for the state of Montana and California.
Daylinda is married to a Helena native and has two daughters (and a dog) who are being raised to be bilingual. She enjoys being active and usually spends her time outdoors with her family regardless of four season days. She is a big foodie and loves books, musicals, traveling and yoga.
Recent professional development activities include but not limited to…
- Certified Hanen trainer of Learning Language and Loving It program
* The Hanen Program for Early Child-hood educators/teachers
- Behavioral Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder professional development course through Autism Training Solutions
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech Strategies and programming conducted by Nancy Kaufmann
- Westby Play Scale for assessment and therapy by Carol Westby
- Social-cognitive trainings for social thinking and social story development led by Michelle Garcia-Winner and Carol Gray
- Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) testing administration training
- Executive functioning assessment and intervention by Sarah Ward
- Social Communication Emotional Regulation Transactional Support model trained by Emily Rubin