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9520 Padgett Street, Suite 104, San Diego, CA  92126
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
Katie Eualu, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
CA License  #27166
katie@blastofftherapy.com
Katie received her Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of San Diego (USD) and her Master of Science degree in Speech, Language, and Learning from Northwestern University. She found speech-language pathology after becoming interested in language and social development working in a research lab at USD investigating social development in children with their caregivers. She has worked with children for much of her life coaching water polo, teaching swim lessons, and serving as a camp counselor prior to becoming a speech-language pathologist. She loves to build strong relationships with children and their families and to watch children find their strengths and blossom! She has experience evaluating and treating a variety of pediatric disorders including articulation and phonological disorders, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) needs, expressive/receptive language impairments, fluency disorders, social/pragmatic deficits, and voice disorders. She also enjoys keeping current on best practices in the field of speech-language pathology by finding the strategies that fit each child best and addressing functional targets reflecting each child’s needs in their daily environment.
Meghan Powers, M.A, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
CA License  #29126
Meghan@blastofftherapy.com
Meghan is a therapist who is passionate about finding evidence based strategies to meet each child’s strengths and needs. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and minor in educational studies from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), and her Master of Arts in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at San Diego State University (SDSU). As a former school-based speech language pathologist, Meghan has experience with a variety of ages and speech and language areas including: expressive/receptive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, social/pragmatics deficits, and voice and fluency disorders. She is also passionate about little ones under the age of 3! Through the SDSU clinic, she provided assessment and parent and toddler “sign and speak” classes, led parent workshops about early language and literacy strategies, and participated in research studies examining language acquisition.  Prior to her dream job as a speech language pathologist, Meghan worked in a 2 and 3-year-old preschool classroom, was an aide for children with autism and developmental disabilities, and worked with for her library’s child literacy programs. Meghan enjoys working closely with family members and caregivers so that their children can grow in their speech and language skills in their everyday lives.