Credentials and Affliliations

Kids Talk was founded by Canela Zacharopoulos, M.S., CCC-SLP.

Mrs. Zacharopoulos is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who received her graduate degree from Columbia University. She has over twenty years experience working with children who have communication problems and their families, in the United States and abroad. Her love for children and expertise in the area of communication disorders have led her on a journey from New York to as far away as the Middle East.

Canela has worked in several leading institutions including hospital, school and clinical settings. These included Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, and the Stephen Gaynor School. She was also honored to have had the opportunity to manage the speech and language pathology division of the Jeddah Institute for Speech and Hearing in Saudi Arabia for several years.

In 2004, she founded Kids Talk, a private practice in Newport Beach, CA. She has now settled down with her husband and two children in Scottsdale,Arizona and is dedicated to continuing to provide services to children and their families.

Kids Talk is a place where families can get the special attention they need while going through the process of helping their child improve communication skills.