Lakieta L. Emanuel, SLP.D., CCC-SLP
Chief Clinical Director

Southern University and A&M College
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology

California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, California
M.A. in Communication Disorders

Nova Southeastern University
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Speech-Language Pathology Doctorate

Certificate of Clinical Competence
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

License # 14263
California State Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology

Clinical and Rehabilitative Services Credential
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing
Board Member 2016

California Speech-Language-Hearing Association

American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology

Dr. Emanuel is passionate about speech and language pathology and the treatment of the "whole person". She continues to be educated on new technology and therapy techniques, and has attended a wide array of trainings and seminars throughout her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She has worked in public and private schools, hospitals, rehabilitation, and private settings. She has extensive experience working with individuals with Autism and those who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

Special Clinical Skills
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) trained
  • Partner training for persons with Aphasia
  • Accent modification and Dialect instruction
  • Oral Motor Therapy
  • Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)
  • AAC assessment and programming
  • Lip reading

Lakieta is the founding clinician of High Desert Speech and Language Center, Inc. Her therapy style is naturalistic and functional and will often involve parents, communication partners and caregivers. She is warm, practical and energetic and strives to provide an A++ quality of service to each and every client that walks through the door.