Improving quality of life for the differently abled Children & Adults

Speech Therapy


Donna is a Canadian who graduated with her Masters in Speech Pathology from Minot State University in North Dakota in 1994.  Enjoying the United States, she stayed to work at a private clinic serving both pediatrics and adults in Iowa.  From there she gained experience in both the medical setting and the schools in the northern U.S., as well as north of the border for several years.

Loving to learn, Donna has extensive continuing education including P.R.O.M.P.T. and PECS. Most recently, Donna stretched her skills with her own part-time private clinic in Saskatchewan, focusing on pediatrics and also served as President of the Speech-Language Pathology licensure board there.  Donna and her family, husband and two daughters, moved here to AZ in the record breaking, hot summer of 2012 to be closer to the aging in-laws in Gold Canyon AZ.

Living in Arizona is a dream, since Donna loves to swim and will swim year round in her backyard pool.  This crazy Canuck enjoys the fun staff here at L.I.F.E. and loves the challenges and rewards of working and playing with the clients.


Alexandra Wald, MS, CCC-SLP, received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of North Dakota in 2013, and completed her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2015. She moved to Arizona for her Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) and has been with LIFE ever since. Her love for kids with special needs, at an early age, sparked a desire to help children communicate. Alexandra is passionate about connecting with and engaging each child in a manner that supports their individual needs. Alexandra has expertise working with children who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication as well as sign language to communicate. She also enjoys working with the pediatric population in areas including early language development. In 2014, Alexandra was trained in water-based interventions for pediatrics through the Aquatic Therapy University. In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys traveling, climbing mountains, and all things crafty!


Megan joined the LIFE team in October 2015 and received a master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Central Michigan University. Her clinical focus has been primarily feeding and swallowing disorders along with alternative and augmentative communication devices. Megan has worked with children with developmental disabilities since high school where she spent an entire summer as a camp counselor.

Born and raised in Michigan, she moved out to Arizona to be closer to her sister. Although Megan misses the amazing beaches and summer nights in Michigan, she enjoys volunteering with Companion Hospice, reading, watching reality TV shows, and staying active in nature with her two dogs, Kodi and Dazey.


Originally from New Jersey, Tracy moved to Arizona to pursue a degree in Speech and Hearing Science. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science. While attending ASU, she fell in love with American Sign Language. Prior to working at LIFE, Tracy worked as a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant for 5 years at a school for the deaf and hard of hearing where she continued to develop fluency in ASL. In the school system, Tracy gained experience working with children with developmental delays, social communication needs, hearing loss, articulation, and language needs. LIFE is Tracy’s first experience working with adults with who have functional communication needs and is enjoying working with such a variety of clients. In her free time she loves to dance, relax by the pool, and is always up for a new adventure!


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