Our Approach

We are a team of two Speech Language Pathologists, clinically trained, with a specialty in accent reduction. Together we have 15 years combined experience, working with children and adults, helping accomplish goals important to their success.

Meet the Team


Nicole Lazzerini


Nicole Lazzerini created the RYA Today team after graduating from Fresno State University with her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology.

Prior to focusing on accent reduction, she worked in the public school system, at Buena Vista School District. She has experience working with developmental delays, articulation and phonological disorders, Autism-spectrum disorders, stuttering, motor speech disorders, and language disorders.

Nicole has a love of accent reduction and believes in a person-centered approach to therapy – she works with adults via skype as well as in their homes.

Nicole is certified in the Compton Pronouncing English as a Second Language Method and has been practicing since 2009.


Alexandria (Ali) George


Ali completed her Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology at Long Beach State University.

Ali currently works in the public schools in the Bay area.  She has experience working with a wide variety of children with mild to severe disabilities ranging in age from preschool through middle school.

Ali is excited to join our team and work more closely with adults to reduce their accent and improve communication skills for business professionals.

She works with clients adults via Skype or in person in the San Francisco area.

Ali is certified in the Compton Pronouncing English as a Second Language Method since 2015.

Next Steps...

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