18837 Brookhurst St. Suite 109 Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Evidence-Based Speech & Occupational Therapy

We take great pride in offering high quality speech and occupational therapy by expert clinicians. We strongly believe in the power of creating a supportive environment for each of our clients and their families. Our team approach includes family-centered training to assist with the generalization of skills learned in speech therapy. With this approach, our clients are able to achieve optimal success. We are currently accepting private pay clients only. As a courtesy to our clients with insurance, we would be happy to generate a super bill for reimbursement.

In Home

We provide individual speech therapy in the home using evidence-based techniques to improve communication.

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In Clinic

Therapy may take place in an individual or group setting, depending on the unique needs of the client and the nature of the disorder.

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Teletherapy from the comfort of your own home
(only suitable for specific clients).

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We conduct independent educational evaluations for those looking for a second opinion for children who are on IEPs

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About Us

The Therapy Lab of OC is the leading speech and occupational therapy provider in Orange County based in Fountain Valley, Ca. We expertly evaluate, diagnose, and treat children and adults with speech, language, social-communication, cognitive-communication, voice, and swallowing disorders. Our clinic is owned and operated by a Speech-Language Pathologist, Kristin Bruning, M.S., SLP-CCC who has had the great pleasure of working in the field for nearly two decades.

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our mission

Our mission at the Therapy Lab of OC is to provide exceptional and highly individualized speech and occupational therapy by licensed therapists in a loving environment. We advocate for our clients with communication disorders and their families by empowering, educating, and providing them with the highest level of professional care. We truly believe that everyone deserves to have a voice and we have expert clinicians who allow us to facilitate communication for each of our clients.

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speech disorders that we evaluate and treat

Some speech disorders begin in childhood and improve with age, while others continue into adulthood and require long-term therapy and maintenance..

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Characterized as a developmental disorder caused by differences in the brain. Some people with ASD have a known genetic condition.

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characterized as difficulty swallowing which may require a modified barium swallow study to be competed. Dysphasia is used to describe a variety of swallowing disorders.

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Speech Sound Disorder

characterized by deficits in the child’s production of speech sounds which significantly interferes with communication and attracts adverse attention.

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voice disorder

characterized by persistent deficits in voice quality, pitch, intensity, or resonance. A medical examination shall be conducted, where appropriate.

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Fluency Disorder

characterized by persistent deficits in the flow of verbal expression to such a degree that these difficulties adversely affect communication between the speaker and the listener.

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Language Disorder

characterized by inappropriate or inadequate acquisition, comprehension, or expression of language in such that the child’s language performance is found to be below the language performance level of his or her peers.

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Hearing Impairment/Deafness

which contributes to or results in a language or speech disorder and significantly affects communication.

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We will help you to find your voice! Transgender voice therapy, also known as gender affirming voice care, involves treatments to help transgender individuals adapt their voices to achieve communication patterns that match their gender identity. Therapy will help to change vocal characteristics, nonverbal communication, choice of words, and social interactions.

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We are Proud to Now Provide Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Discover the amazing world of occupational therapy, where we help people of all ages live their best lives. From improving fine motor skills to enhancing cognitive abilities, we're here to empower individuals to thrive in their daily activities. Explore our resources and learn how occupational therapy can make a big difference in your life!

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Our qualified team
Kristin Bruning

I like to say that my gift is in speech therapy. I truly have a passion for this field and believe that my purpose is to help people communicate. I graduated from the University of Redlands in 2006 with a master’s degree in Communicative Disorders.

Maya Thomas

Speech-language pathologist, working to study and treat pediatric and adult populations with speech, language, and swallowing disorders. Throughout my career, I have learned how to think from a patient perspective as well as a clinician

Laura Lester

With nearly two decades of clinical experience, I continue to have a deep love for the field of speech pathology and a genuine passion for working with students who exhibit struggles in their social communication skills.



1- Call today for a complementary consult
2- Schedule evaluation
3- Develop individual goals
4- Begin therapy

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