Informing, supporting & empowering children & their families

Little Warriors was established to help bring skilled pediatric speech and feeding therapy services to more families in Tri Cities and surrounding areas. We provide in-home therapy to children birth to 12 years of age who present with delays in development, including: feeding, oral-motor, speech and language.
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Meet the Speech Therapist

Dacia Ivey is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) with 12 years of experience in private practice and hospital settings, including 4 years in the NICU. From treating the most fragile tiny humans, to having children of her own, Dacia became even more passionate about infant feeding and lactation. She specializes in infant feeding and swallowing disorders due to prematurity, medical fragility, ankyloglossia (tongue tie), failure to thrive, and other issues. She has completed additional classes and training in lactation, ankyloglossia in infants and difficulty with weight gain in infants. Introducing babies to solid foods is another passion of Dacia's. She specializes in oral-motor therapy to improve safety and efficiency when progressing to solid foods to ensure optimal growth and nutrition. Working with families to provide individualized treatment plans that best suits their needs is of high importance at Little Warriors. Dacia is dedicated to helping infants, children & their families find enjoyment and success in feedings and mealtimes. Dacia also specializes in early language development in toddlers through play-based therapy, as well as speech/articulation therapy to improve speech intelligibility in children. Dacia provides detailed home exercise programs at the end of each session to ensure carryover of learned skills during treatment, to the child's daily life.
Dacia Ivey
Speech-Language Pathologist


  • Breastfeeding Difficulties
  • Bottle Feeding Difficulties
  • Feeding Difficulties with Solid Foods
  • Language Delay/Disorders
  • Speech Delay/Disorders


  • Infant feeding therapy
  • Oral-motor therapy
  • Feeding and swallowing therapy
  • Play-based therapy for early language development
  • Speech/articulation therapy


“Dacia is fantastic! My son has a lot of feeding challenges. Dacia is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to feeding strategies and tools. She really listens to our concerns and is creative in personalizing her therapy to my son's needs.”

“Working with Dacia has drastically improved my son's ability to eat solids and drink liquids by mouth. We love her holistic approach to feeding therapy. We are so lucky to have a resource like Dacia in our area to provide feeding therapy.”

Mom of former 26 week preemie with CP and multiple diagnoses

“Dacia has been my medically fragile daughter’s SLP for over 4 years. She’s passionate, knowledgeable and is a wonderful resource which has allowed me to better support my daughter’s needs. We are so lucky to have her on our care team!”