Speech, Language, Executive Functioning, & AAC Therapy for

CHILDREN, TEENS, & ADULTS

Nevada and California

New/Inquiring Clients

Existing Clients

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Welcome

PICSL Therapy is committed to providing personalized, inclusive, and collaborative speech and language therapy services to individuals of all ages. Ethics and values are the foundation of all therapeutic decisions to ensure neurodiversity-affirming practices. It is our mission to help you and your loved ones communicate effectively and connect deeply. We offer therapy services in your home, at local community locations, and online-- wherever it works best for you.

In-person therapy is limited to the Las Vegas Valley area. Online therapy services are offered to residents of Nevada & California. 

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SPEECH SOUND DISORDERS • CHILDHOOD APRAXIA OF SPEECH • STUTTERING  

Speech Therapy

We help our clients learn new speech sounds, refine their speech sound accuracy, increase their overall intelligibility, and use more fluent speech patterns during engaging practice activities. Our collaborative therapy approach gets caregivers, teachers, and family members involved in order to support speech at home and school!

LATE TALKERS • RECEPTIVE & EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE • 
GESTALT LANGUAGE PROCESSORS •
SOCIAL SELF ADVOCACY

Language Therapy

We use motivating activities and targeted language tasks to help our clients effectively communicate with others. We specialize in natural language acquisition, but also support all language domains, including written and spoken language skills for comprehension, expression, and social communication. 

 

ATTENTION & MEMORY •  PROBLEM SOLVING & REASONING • SELF-AWARENESS & REGULATION

Executive Functioning

Executive functioning skills are foundational to social and academic success. We use evidence-based strategies to help our clients develop or recover essential cognitive skills like attention, memory, organization, problem solving, and self-regulation. 

AUGMENTATIVE & ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION • NO TECH • LIGHT TECH • HIGH TECH • CAREGIVER COACHING

AAC for All Ages

We support and respect all forms of communication. Taking a whole-communication approach, we introduce custom no tech, light tech, and/or high-tech augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems to meet each individual's needs. 

Meet Nicole

Nicole Onas, M.S., CCC-SLP

Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

I am a passionate speech-language pathologist specializing in natural language acquisition and have over 15 years of experience working with individuals from infancy into adulthood. I began my career as a speech-language pathology assistant and eventually earned my master’s degree in Communicative Disorders from Chapman University to become a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist in Nevada and California. 

My professional experience has ranged from private practice to the local school districts, so I am equipped to help individuals of all ages improve their speech sounds, language skills, social confidence, feeding abilities, fluency, and cognitive skills. Over the years, I have developed a deep and continuously growing passion for AAC therapy, holistically supporting language, and most especially, working with autistic individuals. 

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I view therapy as a partnership between a client, therapist, and family. I believe that including my clients and/or caregivers in the decisions regarding their treatment is vital to their progress and growth. I also believe that coaching and counseling are vital elements of therapy, and that these services require strong connections with a client’s support team. Therapy can be so successful if it is founded on a relationship of trust and tailored to each individual’s needs.

 

I am passionate about what I do and am always learning and adapting to the changes in my field. Along with taking professional courses and trainings, I have had the honor of supervising speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs), mentoring clinical fellows, and training teachers, parents, and school staff members in AAC, data collection, and methods for supporting children with communication challenges. 

I am a wife to a very supportive husband and am also a fur baby mama. I am known to have a cup of coffee, tea, or boba in my hand at all times! I love to karaoke and spend time with my extended family and friends. On the weekends, my husband and I often escape to enjoy some dispersed camping or to eat our way across the Las Vegas strip. I look forward to getting to know more about you and your family! 

Advanced Trainings & Certifications
  • InsideOut Sensory Training for SLPs - pending

  • Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) Trained Clinician through Meaningful Speech 

  • AAC Ally Course - pending

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from ASHA

  • Licensed to practice in the states of California and Nevada

  • Member of California Speech-Language Hearing Association (CSHA)

  • Member of Nevada Speech Hearing Association (NSHA)

  • Member of The Corporate Speech Pathology Network (CORSPAN)

 
“When a flower doesn't bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”
-Alexander Den Heijer

Getting started with PICSL Therapy is easy!

 

Step One

Contact us for a complimentary consultation which takes place via phone or video call. We will discuss your concerns and address any questions you may have to determine whether a communication evaluation would be beneficial. If we decide to move forward, an evaluation session will be scheduled at a date and time that works best for you.

A dynamic assessment is administered by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist. An assessment report will be written that will include formal and informal assessment tools, background history, and observations to develop a comprehensive picture of each client's strengths and challenges. Recommendations based on the analysis of the assessment results will be reviewed.

Step Two

If therapy is recommended, we will develop a plan of care and discuss our treatment goals with you and/or caregivers. Sessions may be conducted in-person or via telepractice depending on your individual needs and location. Data is collected every session to monitor progress as well as plan for the next session. Therapy is collaborative so caregivers are encouraged to participate!

Step Three

Our convenient service locations
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Home

Our in-home services allow for speech therapy to take place in your most natural environment. We travel to homes throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

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Community

Therapy services may take place at a mutually convenient location in the Las Vegas area, including local libraries, parks, and daycare centers.

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Online

We serve residents of  Nevada and California via telepractice. This is a flexible therapy option for families that live outside of our travel radius.

 
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