Therapy Collaborative | Blossom Therapeutics
Cynthia is the owner of Cascadia Speech and Language.
She has a BA in Linguistics, an MA in Applied Linguistics, and an MS in Speech-Language Pathology. Before joining the Blossom Therapeutics Collaborative, Cynthia was the director of Morgan Hill Speech and Language. She also served as a Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor in the Communication Disorders and Sciences Department at San Jose State University before she relocated to Bend in 2015.
Cynthia is passionate about myofunctional therapy and has trained extensively as an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, and has over 70 hours of continuing education dedicated to the practice.
She is a published researcher and has worked widely with adults and children managing a variety of speech and language disorders, including those with spectrum disorders, language-learning disorders, articulation, and phonological disorders, traumatic brain injury, and myofunctional disorders.
Cynthia has spent much of her career working in public and private schools, hospitals, trauma, and outpatient centers, as well as skilled nursing and in private practice. Also, she worked at the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind before entering her graduate study program, which focused on facilitating language and American Sign Language in the classroom.
Cynthia specializes in late talkers, myofunctional disorders, swallowing disorders, tongue-tie, orthodontic relapse, and articulation disorders.
She is a mom to two lively teens and enjoys all that Central Oregon has to offer. In her off time, Cynthia can often be found running on the many trails around Bend, Oregon, and skate skiing, in the winter months.
Pam Saul, M.ed, Child Development, and Behaviour Specialist
Cindy Hatch-Rasmussen, MS, OTR/L
Pam has been helping and supporting families for over 18 years. Since earning her Master's Degree from California State University Northridge in special education, Pam has worked in a variety of settings, including schools, her home, within clinics and in the community.
Her experience has led her to a unique approach that combines DIRFloortime, Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Pivotal Response techniques. Pam works with each family to create a plan that can be implemented at home and school.
Through her work, Pam helps children to generalize skills and change behaviors in a more efficient generalized manner. There is no "one size fits all" behavior plan, and Pam emphasizes the critical role of each family member during vital growth and development.
Pam's discipline is highlighted by her training and collaboration with exceptional professionals from the Lovaas Institute, UCLA's PEERS for preschool program, and Pivotal Response Training from the Gervitz School at UCSB. Pam strives to keep herself well rounded and educated by regularly attending local and international conferences.
The team approach has brought Pam together with Cynthia Lundy and Jenny Johnson to create Blossom Collaborative, combines their complementary skills and experience.
After work hours and on weekends, the outdoors are Pam's calling. An accomplished mountaineer and rock climber, you will often find Pam ascending the peaks around Bend, or seeking out adventure in pristine environments around the world. At home, Pam enjoys a ranching lifestyle where shes is dedicated to her dogs, goats, cows, chickens, and horses.