501 South Rancho Dr., Suite D25
Las Vegas, NV 89106
About Us

  Julie Cole, MA, CCC-SLP, owner


  Julie received a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from   
  Western Michigan University in 1995.  Following graduation she moved from 
  Michigan to Las Vegas and completed her clinical fellowship at University 
  Medical Center for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the 
  American Speech and Hearing Association.  Julie has worked in a variety of 
  medical settings during her career including UMC, Summerlin Medical Center 
  (Las Vegas), Children’s Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL), and Small Talk Pediatric Therapy (Las Vegas).  She was co-owner of Jabberjaws Pediatric Speech Pathology before opening Hope Communication & Feeding Specialists.  She has worked in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, intensive care, neonatal intensive care, transitional care, and outpatient settings.  Julie has spent her career developing a specialty in feeding and swallowing disorders.  She has extensive experience with a variety of diagnoses and disorders including:  cardiovascular disorders, neurologic disorders (brain tumors, myelomeningocele, traumatic brain injury), neurodegenerative disease (ALS, Alzheimers), respiratory disorders (diaphragmatic hernia, ventilator dependency, tracheostomy, Paradoxic Vocal Cord Dysfunction), voice disorders (vocal cord paralysis, vocal abuse), Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy.  Julie has developed clinical competency in Modified Barium Swallow Studies, use of Passy-Muir Speaking Valves, and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES).  She has participated in research studies to investigate the role of silent aspiration in newborns with myelomeningocele and children with chronic wheezing.  Julie opened Hope Communication & Feeding Specialists to provide specialized programs for children with Autism Spectrum disorder and feeding and swallowing disorders as well as a variety of other communication disorders.

Amanda Wassmuth, M.A., CCC-SLP

  Mandy began her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist in 2006. She  
  received her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from  
  California State University in 2006 and she holds the Certificate of Clinical 
  Competence from the American Speech & Hearing Association.  Mandy has 
  worked with children in both private practice and public school settings as well as 
  adults in an acute care setting. Some of her interests include: Autism, 
  Language/Articulation Development in Early Intervention, and Feeding/Swallowing. 
Mandy is originally from Columbus, Ohio and now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband, Daniel and 4lb Yorkie, Danger.


  Debra Kaner, MEd., CCC-SLP

  Debra graduated with her Masters of Education degree from Boston University.  
  She completed her clinical fellowship and received the Certificate of Clinical  
  Competence (CCC) from the American Speech and Hearing Association.  She 
  remained in the Boston area for 10-years and has worked in hospitals, skilled  
  nursing facilities and rehabilitation centers in the Boston area for 10-years.  During 
  that time, she was also instrumental in the establishment of two outpatient
  departments.  Debra then moved to Rochester, Minnesota where she worked in the
  local school district and became the first Early Childhood Speech Pathologist.  
  Debra has lived in the Las Vegas area for almost 30-years where she has practiced as a Speech Pathologist in local hospitals and the Clark County School District. 




  Paridhi Agarwal, M.A., CF-SLP

  Paridhi received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and 
  Audiology from Mumbai, India. She moved to the United States three years ago 
  and received Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language pathology from Ohio University.  Paridhi recently moved to Las Vegas to complete her clinical fellowship training (towards Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association).  She is licensed to practice Speech Pathology in Nevada.  
During her clinical training, Paridhi received experience in acute care hospitals and in an outpatient setting.  She has become quite knowledgeable with disorders such as aphasia, dysarthria and dysphagia.   She also gained significant experience with the pediatric population particularly children with Autism, ADHD Down Syndrome, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, hearing impairment  and apraxia.   She enjoys working with kids of all ages.

  Rachelle Reynolds, Administrative Assistant

  Rachelle joined our team in the front office after bringing her children for speech 
  therapy.  She and her husband have two boys, Sebastian (5-years) and Eli (3-
  years) both of which have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  She 
  and her husband have worked diligently to get all of the services they need.  She is 
  in the unique position of truly understanding what the families who come to us are 
  going through and she is a wonderful source of support.  She offers empathy and the benefit of her experience in navigating through the confusing medical care system.