Category Archives: Clinic


Emilee Bydlon

Emilee is a born-and-raised Alaskan. After graduating from UAA with her bachelor’s degree she went on to complete a Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders at East Carolina University through the ECU-UAA joint program. Helping others communicate has become a passion, as she has seen clients make great strides in functional communication to help build […]

Cindy Higgins

Hi, I’m Cindy Higgins, Director for Program Development.  Thirty seven years ago I moved from Chicago on a grand adventure to the ‘Last Frontier,’ and Alaska became my forever home!  I retired from the Anchorage School District after thirty five years working in a variety of capacities, including special education teacher, speech therapist, speech-language consultant, […]

Julie Friedli

Hi, my name is Julie Friedli and I am a speech-language pathologist who began working at Focus in January of 2016. I graduated from University of Iowa in 1987 with a BA degree in Speech and Hearing Science and Northern Illinois University with a MA degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I met and married my husband, […]