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Pediatric Speech Therapy Services

Little Talkers uses a neurodiversity-affirming approach that focuses on each child's strengths and uses research-based therapy to build upon them. My goal is to work with you and your child to reach their highest communication potential. I believe that every child deserves to have a voice and every child has the ability to get there with the correct type of therapy and tools.


Therapy begins by truly getting to know your child. I take the time to learn your child’s strengths and challenges, their unique interests, and what makes them happy. After a comprehensive evaluation, I partner with the parents/ caregivers to come up with a plan. We create SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timebound) goals. All therapy sessions are play-based, strength- based and follow your child’s interests.

Kids Playing with Lego

Natural Language Acquisition:

Our specialization lies in providing speech therapy to children who rely on echolalia and scripting to communicate. In our therapy sessions, we incorporate child-led play activities that emphasize honoring and acknowledging the child's current communication style while also introducing new language to help them progress through the stages of natural language acquisition - moving from echolalia to original language.

Through speech therapy, your child will:

  • Benefit from feeling more affirmed and connected when communicating

  • Be able to express themselves more clearly using their own words

  • Use language that is more easily understood by others

We strongly encourage parent involvement in our gestalt language therapy approach. Family members are always welcomed to join and participate in the therapy sessions. We believe that this collaboration can help facilitate progress in the child's communication development both during and outside of therapy sessions.

Learning Alphabets

Articulation & Phonological Speech Sound Disorders:

Is your child experiencing challenges in pronouncing certain speech sounds or communicating effectively with others due to unclear speech? At our clinic, we provide tailored approaches within play-based activities to address speech sound errors. Our articulation and phonological therapy will enable your child to:

  • Utilize all age-appropriate speech sounds in words and sentences

  • Express themselves clearly when conversing with peers and adults

  • Minimize frustration stemming from being misunderstood

  • Boost their confidence and reduce self-consciousness in their speech

Toddler with Wooden Toys

Late Talkers:

Do you notice that your child’s  language development involves slower acquisition of sounds, words, combining words, less frequent social communicative attempts, and difficulty understanding cognitive or linguistic concepts (such as big vs. small, under vs next to, some vs all, or first vs. last). At Little Talkers, we provide speech therapy to help your child  

  • Reduce frustration by giving them the ability to communicate their wants and needs

  • Grow their vocabulary and boost their confidence 

  • Gain receptive language skills (understanding of basic cognitive and linguistic concepts) 

Junior Book Club

Social Skills and Pragmatics: 

Social pragmatic language is involved whenever we are in the presence of another person even if we are not directly interacting with that person.  This type of language encompasses both verbal communication (what someone says to another) and nonverbal communication (what someone's facial expressions or body language conveys without using words). Comprehending meaning during social interaction requires an understanding of both forms of communication. Unfortunately, not everyone can easily acquire the skills required to utilize and understand social pragmatic language.

To address this issue, the Little Talkers has established Social Pragmatic Language Therapy Groups that focus on helping children develop their social skills and become proficient in social language. We teach these skills explicitly and directly, using role-playing, peer interaction, and community generalization opportunities.

 By participating in our therapy groups, children learn to: 

  • Think about others

  • Recognize the intent or motivation behind interactions 

  • Enhance their social skills

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