Frances Hussmann, MA, CCC-SP

speech/language pathologist

Frances was born and raised here in So Cal and calls Murrieta home since the age of 1! She received her Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degrees in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from San Diego State University! She feels blessed to be able to help children learn and enjoys watching them learn and laugh at the same time! Frances is also blessed to have a large extended family that she and her husband enjoy spending time with barbecuing, swimming or watching football. She loves taking her little boy to the park and watching him become even more adventurous! He loves to climb on everything, including the dog Brutus! She is also an avid "crafter"!!


Jan Foster

billing specialist

Bio coming soon!

Shari Franklin, MA, CCC-SP

SPEECH PATHOLOGIST, PRESIDENT

Shari received her bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders from Biola University in 1990 and her Master's degree in Speech Communication from Cal State Fullerton in 1993.  She started her career in the public schools but after a summer internship in the hospital setting, she switched career paths and became a specialist in acute rehab and long term acute care for patients of all ages.  She became the Rehab Manager of 3 facilities before leaving it all behind to become a mom and part-time school based speech pathologist.  With her youngest in kindergarten, Shari decided to focus on more individualized therapy by starting a private practice.  After moving from Orange County 5 years ago, she has learned to love her country living in the Temecula wine country.  She is a busy business owner, soccer, volleyball, and pole vault mom, and wife of 24 years! 

Tanya McCart, SPA

Speech pathology assistant

Tanya received her SLPA certification from Chemeketa College and her Bachelors degree from University of Phoenix in psychology. Growing up with a sister who has autism gives her a special heart for families and kids with autism.  She has over seven years of early intervention services for children diagnosed with autism and speech delays and has worked in clinical, home based and school settings. A Southern California native, she moved to Temecula almost three years ago where she bought her first house and got a big dog who quickly became best friends with her cat. She participates in the annual "Ride for Autism" with her husband on their motorcycle, and loves to take trips to the Central Coast. She also enjoys baking, scrapbooking, reading and hanging out with her family and friends. And now, she is enjoying every minute of her new miracle baby girl!

Jessica Gutierrez, SPA

Speech pathology assistant

Jessica is a Texas native but served 3 years in the United States Air Force after high school. She started her college experience at the College of the Canyon and finished her Bachelor's of Arts in Communicative Disorders from the California State University Northridge. Jessica moved to Temecula to be near family. She loves doing arts and crafts with her son and spending time with her family.


Lisa Dittloff

office assistant

Bio and picture coming soon!

Lauren Allums, COTA

occupational therapist assistant

Lauren is a native Texan but has made her home in the Temecula Valley.  She graduated from the Occupational Therapy Program at Mount St. Mary's in 1996, and is licensed in the State of California. She has had experience in a varierty of settings including private clinics and schools. Her love for kids and this field inspired her to start an advocacy business and the sensory clinic called SensoryTime. Lauren loves to stay up-to-date with new strategies and techniques to help kids and families. Lauren has 2 children, one in college and one in high school. She and her husband will be empty-nesters soon. But that's okay, because she loves her pets and they're not moving out any time soon!


little sprouts therapy center

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Kristina Peters

office/billing ASSISTANT

Bio coming soon!

Sandra Gisonda, MA, CFY/RPE

speech/language pathologist

Bio and picture coming soon!


Julianna Johnson, OTR/L

occupational therapist

Bio coming soon!