Nurturing communication development in
Irvine, Ca. and surrounding areas

about us

Speech and Language Professionals


Hilary Spannagel, M.A. CCC-SLP

Speech Pathology License #27923

ASHA Certified

At Express Yourself Therapy, we presume potential in all of our clients. We are passionate about helping children find their “voices.” Specifically, we believe in developing a functional communication system where a child can experience the power of their words through verbalization, gesture, sign, and/or alternative and augmentative communication. We believe in “communication first” and enjoy working with children, from toddlers to adolescents of all abilities. 



PROMPT Level 2  Trained

LAMP Trained

We have experience with various populations that include early intervention, autism spectrum disorder, Developmental Apraxia of Speech, Down Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, and various genetic disorders. 

Our areas of specialty are Speech Sound Disorders and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). 

See the Difference


Parent Education

Team Approach

Establishing a working relationship with family members and caregivers is a fundamental part of every treatment plan. We believe in a "team approach" when working with clients. We understand the importance of carryover at home  and make sure to keep parents involved and informed.

Our Therapy Services

Speech Sound Disorders


PROMPT Level 2 Trained

Articulation Disorder

Phonological Disorder

Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Language Disorders


Receptive Language

Expressive Language

Pragmatic/Social Language

Early Intervention

Augmentative and Alternative Communication


LAMP trained

Complex Communication Needs

Speech Generating Devices

Low Tech AAC

Meet the owner


Hilary Spannagel, M.A. CCC-SLP

Hilary Spannagel, owner of Express Yourself Therapy, is an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, California Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds a Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential in Language, Speech and Hearing issued by the State of California.  Hilary is a LAMP Words for Life Partner and Prompt Institute Member who has specialized training in PROMPT Therapy, levels 1 and 2, and LAMP Therapeutic Approach. She believes in “communication first” and is passionate about developing a functional communication system for her clients.

Contact Us

Send a Message

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.   

Express Yourself Therapy

1929 Main Street Suite 103, 2nd Floor, Irvine, Ca 92614

Hilary Spannagel, M.A. CCC-SLP Speech Pathology License #27923 ASHA Certified (949) 229-5709 Fax (855) 404-2429 Email


Contact for available appointments


Feed coming soon