Nicole Archambault Besson, EdS, MS, CCC-SLP, CLEC

ASHA Board Certified Speech-Language Pathologist, #12026267
California State Licensed, SP 12085
Owner & Director, Minds In Motion

Minds In Motion

Services We Provide

We help the children we serve develop stronger communication skills which allows them to make their needs known, develop friendships, and have a sturdier foundation for academics. We believe all children with communication challenges deserve to engage in significant and creative activities that develop their language and articulation skills while helping them grow into more self-confident children. We believe that all youngsters have the capacity to grow and learn to their fullest potential when given the opportunity to utilize their strengths within engaging and meaningful activities.

How We Help Children and Families

Minds In Motion is a progressive, pediatric private practice speech-language therapy clinic serving families and children with an array of speech, language, and communication needs in a warm and supportive, child and family friendly environment.

Our specialty clinic provides assessment, treatment, and consultation services to children and families. Therapy is provided on-site in either individual or small group sessions. Limited off-site therapy is also available. Collaboration with caregivers and other professionals involved in each child’s treatment program is incorporated on an ongoing basis. Based upon the philosophy that all children are unique and have their own strengths, individualized treatment programs incorporate a multi-sensory, strengths-based approach to treatment every step of the way in order to facilitate both confidence and success. Comprehensive approaches include individualized home programs to help empower children and their parents to employ newly learned skills outside the clinic setting.

Among the variety of programs available at Minds In Motion, we are excited to announce our latest ones.

VIEWPOINTS- a 10 week, innovative social language skills program with an emphasis on perspective taking for middle and high school-age students.

JumpStart groups- a fun-filled, multi-sensory, thematic based program which is offered for toddler/preschool-age children and their parents weekly for 4 weeks.

We are privileged to work with children of all ages who have difficulty with:

  • Articulation & phonological processing disorders
  • Orofacial myofunctional disorders
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Voice & fluency disorders (i.e., stuttering)
  • Language & auditory processing disorders
  • Receptive and expressive language delays
  • Word retrieval difficulties
  • Developmental delays
  • Cognitive communication and executive skills dysfunction
  • Play-based language skill delays
  • Social language skills deficits

About Us

Our highly engaging and competent team of speech-language therapists is compassionate and creative in their work with children and families. All therapists have extensive training in the assessment and treatment of pediatric communication disorders, and continually strive to make a positive difference in the lives of children, their families, and our community. Therapists at Minds In Motion are California state licensed, ASHA Board Certified Speech-Language Pathologists, and leaders in their profession.

About the Director, Nicole Archambault Besson

Nicole Archambault Besson brings over a decade of experience to her role as Owner & Director of Minds In Motion. As an ASHA Board Certified Speech-Language Pathologist, Nicole has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of children with a wide array of speech, language, and communication needs. She has received a variety of trainings and certifications in programs geared towards parent training and the young child. Being a life-long learner, Nicole stays abreast of new research and therapeutic programs to aid her clients and their families. But her most influential training to date has been as a mom to two young daughters. Whether her own children or those of others, Nicole greatly enjoys her time spent influencing the lives of children and their families.


Nicole Archambault Besson, EdS, MS, CCC-SLP, CLEC
ASHA Board Certified Speech-Language Pathologist
Owner & Director, Minds In Motion
1218 Sixth Street, Suite #2
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 936-3020