Martha Vanbik MS, CCC-SLP
Martha immigrated to Berkeley, CA, with her family from Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma) in 1992. As the daughter of a linguist and trilingual speaker, Martha always had a keen interest in languages. Which she believes eventually led her to her passion for becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist.
Martha received her Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University in Recreation Therapy and her Master of Science degree from California State University East Bay. Martha found her love for pediatrics while working professionally as a Recreation Therapist for Shriners Children's Hospital in Honolulu. There, she had the opportunity to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams to support families throughout the pacific rim, such as Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, Micronesia, and Guam.
Martha's clinical experiences include: providing services to individuals from infancy to age 80+ and evaluating and treating individuals with a variety of disorders, including Articulation disorders, Language disorders, Voice disorders, Fluency disorders, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Hearing Impairments, Cerebral Palsy, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Sensory issues, Aphasia, Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Down Syndrome. Martha completed her most recent practicum at a private practice in Twin Falls, ID. She worked with children diagnosed with communication delays, articulation/phonology disorders, autism spectrum disorder, childhood apraxia of speech, selective mutism, and TBI.
In her spare time, Martha enjoys traveling and playing sports. Currently, she plays in co-ed basketball and tennis leagues around the East Bay.