Who We Are


Carol Karp MS, MEd

CCC/Speech – Language Pathologist, Educational Therapist, and Credentialed Teacher

Carol W. Karp, M.S., M.Ed., CCC-SLP, is a pediatric clinical speech-language pathologist.  Carol holds two Master’s Degrees, one in Education and one in Communicative Disorders.  She has two teaching credentials and was an elementary school teacher and training teacher for LAUSD. Upon completion of training in communicative disorders Carol was awarded a clinical fellowship at the Neuropsychiatric Institute Hospital (Semel Institute) at UCLA, where she received advanced training in diagnosis and intervention for children with speech and language difficulties.  She is one of only a small number Speech and Language Pathologists with this unique dual background. Carol has a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA Number 01099141); as well as licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispenser Board for over twenty years (License Number Sp8297). She is the founder of Westside Speech and Language Pathology Associates, Inc. and has conducted a thriving private practice since 1991.


Kristina Pappas PhD 

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Educational Consultant

Kristina Pappas, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with an expertise in learning strategies and neuropsychological assessment. After completing a fellowship in neurodevelopmental assessment at Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts, Dr. Pappas worked in Connecticut for an educational consulting firm, Frankenberger and Associates, conducting neurocognitive assessments and facilitating school placements. She then worked on a multidisciplinary team at a nonprofit agency, the Mann Center for Early Education, and she coordinated services as a learning specialist at the Brentwood School, a private K—12 college preparatory school in Los Angeles, California. Currently in private practice, she conducts neuropsychological assessments of students; coordinates services with schools, allied professionals, and parents; and conducts teacher training and parent presentations. An advocate of early identification and intervention, Dr. Pappas helps families to identify a student’s unique learning profile, recognize the demands of the environment, and move toward a positive “environmental fit” for the child.