Naguine was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Her childhood growing up in a culturally diverse community, as well as her passion for health care, led to her completing her B.A. in Spanish literature and cultural studies, biology, and pre-medicine from Occidental College, after which she volunteered and worked abroad in education in CA, NY, and several Latin American countries, including Argentina, Nicaragua, and Brazil. She later discovered speech-language pathology and went on to earn a B.S. in Communication Disorders and Deaf Education from Utah State University and an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology with a specialization in bilingual assessment and treatment from San Diego State University. After graduating with her M.A., Naguine worked as a research assistant for Dr. Giang Pham’s Bilingual Development In Context Lab at SDSU. She conducted published research regarding cognate awareness and cross-linguistic transfer in bilingual elementary students. She has since worked in public schools and private practice in Southern California. During this time, she has evaluated and treated individuals with cognitive-communication disorders including those with aphasia, neurogenic stuttering, apraxia, traumatic brain injuries, developmental delays, receptive/expressive language delays and disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, articulation/phonological disorders, hearing impairments, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, social skills, cleft lip/palate, fluency disorders, and AAC. She strives to individualize therapy to meet the needs of each client and their family, and to make therapy fun!
Outside of the clinic, she loves spending time with her dogs and family, being outdoors, visiting farmer’s markets, and of course, eating! She is also a certified yoga instructor and continues to deepen her studies.”
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders