Beyond Words Inc. in San Diego, CA is led by our Director and licensed speech pathologist, Thelma Garcia Long. Since obtaining her Masters’ degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Thelma has worked with children and adults in various settings (in-home based therapy, Family Health Centers of San Diego, and the Chula Vista and San Diego Unified School District). She has extensive knowledge about school-age diagnostics and treatment, including Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), evaluations and treatment for children and adolescents (ages 5-18) with a variety of communication disorders. Her experience with adults has included providing treatment in a rehabilitation program for individuals with acquired brain injury and other neurologically-based disorders. Prior to pursuing a graduate degree in Speech Language Pathology, Thelma worked as an Academic Advisor for 5 years at San Diego State University.


  • San Diego State University

Professional Memberships

  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)


  • California License # 15743
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)

Office Hours

Mon8:00am - 6:00pm
Tue8:00am - 6:00pm
Wed8:00am - 6:00pm
Thu8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat8:00am - 6:00pm


Initial Assessment$150.00
Follow Up Session$80.00
16 follow up sessions$1000.00
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