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Expression Connection

Expression Connection is a program of the DSCBA Educational Alliance. Through this program, we ensure that children who have communication and speech difficulty due to Down syndrome have access to Alternative and Augmentative Communication systems. It is our goal to make sure every individual is empowered and has the ability to communicate. We offer a lending library of AAC devices, consultations and training presentations. To learn more about the program, please contact Kati Skulski, M.S. CCC-SLP kaskulski@gmail.com

Speech Therapy Services

Heather has a private practice and offers her services at the Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area Monday - Wednesday each week.

To learn more about Heathers services please click here: www.happykidstherapy.com/services.html 

For more information, you can contact Heather directly by phone, email or her website.


Heather Vukelich has a soul-filling passion for children with Down Syndrome. Heather Vukelich, MS SLP-CCC (speech pathologist and feeding specialist) has been part of the Down syndrome community since childhood when she volunteered in the special day classroom at her elementary school. Her passion continued through her life volunteering for the Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area and Challenger Baseball league. She has been a practicing, ASHA certified speech - language pathologist since 2003. She has worked inside the doors of the Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area since 2008.

Today, Heather's passion for inclusion and independence translates directly into her work with children on speech clarity and feeding development. Heather is a certified Talk Tools therapist (Level 4 - Specific to Down syndrome) Heather was trained by the creator of the Talk Tools program - Sara Rosenfeld Johnson.(www.talktools.com). Heather sees children of all ages (birth - adults) with a variety of diagnoses. Heather's specialty in working with children with Down syndrome also includes in-depth knowledge and resources regarding: dietary considerations, communication programs, educational programs, medical and dental considerations, physical and sensory needs, airway and facial development as well as behavioral strategies.