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Phone: 858.866.8133
P: 858.866.8133
E: info@blastofftherapy.com
9520 Padgett Street, Suite 104, San Diego, CA  92126
LuAnn realized her dream of opening a pediatric speech and language therapy clinic in July 2012 when she founded Blast Off Children's Therapy Services.  That dream was furthered when she added occupational therapy and physical therapy to the clinic so that the families she served could have the benefit and convenience of multiple therapies  at one location.  LuAnn loves watching the progress that is made when children, families and therapists all work together toward one goal!

LuAnn has been a certified speech-language pathologist since 1982. She obtained a bachelor's degree in education in the area of speech and hearing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and her master's degree in speech pathology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Over the years, LuAnn has worked in a variety of environments including hospitals, developmental centers, skilled nursing facilities, preschools, and private practice. LuAnn specializes in pediatric speech and language therapy and has significant experience in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of pediatric communication disorders.  LuAnn's experience includes but is not limited to early intervention, Down Syndrome and a wide range of other genetic syndromes, autism spectrum disorder, cleft lip and palate, cerebral palsy, childhood apraxia of speech, articulation disorder, phonology disorder, developmental delays, receptive/expressive/pragmatic language disorders, voice disorder, and fluency disorder. LuAnn has experience in supervision of new speech pathologists and has a commitment to continuing education. She has been trained in the PROMPT technique and has completed advanced training in SCERTS®, an educational model addressing the key challenges facing children on the autism spectrum. In addition she is certified by The Hanen Program® to teach the It Takes Two To Talk and More Than Words courses for parents. She is a recipient of the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE).  
Meet Blast Off's Speech Therapists
LuAnn H. Lower, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
​President, Blast Off Children's Therapy Services, Inc.
CA License #13795
luann@blastofftherapy.com
Emily received her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Virginia in both Psychology, and Speech Pathology and Audiology. She received her Master of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders from Florida State University. Emily became interested in the field after working as a one-on-one therapist for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and her interest grew while working as an in-home care provider for a child with Trisomy18 as an undergraduate student. She received a grant for Autism Spectrum Specialized Training and Education (ASSET) through Florida State University, where she acquired valuable knowledge through specialized coursework, training, and experience with children with special needs and their families. She has experience evaluating and treating a variety of disorders across the age span, including articulation disorders, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) needs, expressive/receptive language impairments, cognitive impairments, fluency disorders, hearing impairments, social/pragmatic deficits, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders. She is deeply committed to building rapport with each child and their family, as well as providing quality therapy by using evidence- based practice that incorporates clinical expertise, the family’s values and research based evidence to choose the best treatment option for each child.
Emily Rippon Weisskopf, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
CA License #24369 
emily@blastofftherapy.com