Danette Bonillo, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor
Director of Clinical Education for Speech Language Pathology

Office Phone: 951-552-8942
E-mail: dbonillo@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: F79
Office Hours: Tuesday 7:30-11:30 and Thursday 11:00-3:00

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ed.D. Educational Leadership Concordia University Irvine May 2017
M.A. Speech Language Pathology California State University, Long Beach June 1990
B.A. Communicative Disorders California State University, Long Beach June 1987
  • Additional Education

    Licensed to practice speech language pathology by the state of California.
    Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association
    Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential; Language, Speech, and Hearing Special Class Authorization
    September 1997 OT 610 Advance Course in Sensory Integration – Pediatric Therapy Network in collaboration with University of Southern California
    Completed training in American Sign Language for communication

  • Courses Taught

    CDS 542, Clinical Practicum I - Fall, 2017
    Workshops, Seminars, and Conferences

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Incorporating sensory integration within speech therapy
    Co-treatments
    Self-Regulation
    Parent and family training and education
    Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Social Skills Training

  • Teaching Experience

    Special Day Class teacher, Redondo Beach Unified School District

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    DISSERTATION
    June 2017 Developing Social-Emotional Competence Interventions that Facilitate Emotional and Behavioral Self-Regulation (https://cui.dspacedirect.org/handle/11414/3276)
    PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATION
    April 2007 Every Child Wants to Play: Simple and Effective Strategies for Teaching Social Skills – Workbook and DVD companion
    PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
    October 2013, 2014 & 2015 AMIS – Mexico City, MX: Sensory Integration and Social
    Skills in Spanish (via translator and webcam)
    August 2013 & July 2016 AMIS – Mexico City, MX: Sensory Integration and Speech Language Therapy in Spanish (via translator and webcam)
    August 2013 Pacific Coast Speech Services – Irvine, CA: Incorporating Sensory Integration in School Based Speech Therapy
    August 2012 Pacific Coast Speech Services – Irvine, CA: Facilitating Social Skills in a School Environment
    November 2010 - Saddleback Valley Unified School District Mission Viejo High School - Mission Viejo, CA: A Career in Speech Language Pathology
    December 2009 - Saddleback Valley Unified School District Mission Viejo High School - Mission Viejo, CA: A Career in Speech Language Pathology
    March 2007 & 2008 Capistrano Unified School District – Laguna Niguel, CA: Come Walk In My Shoes; Autism Awareness Program
    April 2005, 2006, 2008 & 2009 Saddleback Valley Unified School District Los Alisos Intermediate School - Mission Viejo, CA: A Career in Speech Language Pathology
    February 2005 Coast Children’s Center – Foothill Ranch, CA: Social Skills Training II
    August 2004 Coast Children’s Center – Foothill Ranch, CA: Social Skills Training I
    July 2004 Private Clinic - Chino Hills, CA: Facilitating Social Skills- A Workshop for Parents
    June 2004 Chino Unified School District – Chino Hills, CA: Facilitating Social Skills in the School Setting
    March 2004 Pediatric Therapy Network – Torrance, CA: Buddy Club Builders 3-Day Social Skills Training Program
    March 2004 Casa Colina Center for Rehabilitation Trends in Autism 2004– Pomona, CA: Facilitating Social Skills
    January 2004 Harbor Regional Center – Torrance, CA: Facilitating Social Skills
    June 2003 Saddleback Autism Support Group – Foothill Ranch, CA: Top 10 Ways to Facilitate Your Child’s Social Skills
    June 2003 American Occupational Therapists Association (AOTA) - Washington DC: Facilitating Social Skills in a Community Settings
    March 2003 R2K Research Symposium - San Pedro, CA: Facilitating Social Skills
    August 2001 & 2002 Redondo Beach Unified School District - Redondo Beach, CA: Intensive Social Skills Training
    2000-2003 Pediatric Therapy Network - Torrance, CA: Social Skills Training Workshops
    February 2001 South Bay Psychologists Association – Redondo Beach, CA: Facilitating Social Skills in the Adolescent
    December 2000 South Bay Psychologists Association Parent Support Group– Redondo Beach, CA: Facilitating Social Skills in the Adolescent
    November 2000 South Bay Psychologists Association – Redondo Beach, CA: Facilitating Social Skills in the Adolescent
    September 2000 Palos Verdes Unified School District – Palos Verdes, CA: Teaching Social Skills in a School Setting
    May 2000 Celebrating Families III for the HESP Family Resource Center Network – Torrance, CA: ‘Come Talk with Me, Come Play with Me’
    April 1998 SELPA Teacher In-service and Education Workshop - Torrance, CA: Facilitation of Communication

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Member of Saddleback Church

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Pro bono speech and language screenings, evaluations, parent education and home programs Orange County area.

  • Interests & Hobbies

    I love being a mom, a wife, a sister, an auntie, and a speech language pathologist.
    I balance my life by spending time with friends and family.
    Some of my favorite things are reading, fishing, attending concerts, playing with kids and exploring the California Missions.

  • Personal Philosophy

    I whole-heartedly agree with the philosophy that everyone has been created for a purpose. I have been supremely blessed to discover my purpose.
    I have been a speech language pathologist for over 27 years, and my experiences have shaped who I have become. I have been fortunate to gain a deeper understanding of neurology in an inpatient clinic specializing in traumatic brain injury, enjoyed the challenge of teaching a kindergarten special day class, supervised exceptional clinicians, found a love for sensory integration in a non-profit pediatric clinic, and have been passionate about educating parents and professionals.
    I honestly believe that my career choices and experiences have led me to the position as Director of Clinical Education at CBU. I enjoy being a life-long learner and like to explore new learning opportunities. I would like to glorify God and share my talents with others.
    “Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.”
    -Leo Buscaglia