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Got Speech Delay? Let's Capture Your Next Speech Sounds!

No speech therapy waitlist. Specializing in helping kids with Speech Sound Disorders capture their next speech sound!

 

No driving time or fighting traffic. Kids can join online therapy from across Washington, California, or Michigan. Parents can do other tasks in the same room.

 

Virtual speech therapy sessions. Parents see and hear exactly what their child is working on. Parents get accurate coaching on homework.

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I get how you feel

Some moms I know worry about whether their child's speech should be checked out by a speech therapist. They worry if their preschooler is ready for Kindergarten. Or they know their child needs speech therapy; their child even has an IEP for speech and language, but school criteria for services limits what and how much speech therapy can be given.

 

One child I met was not found eligible for any speech services at her school, and previous in-network speech therapy hadn't helped her make progress in being understood by others. That's when her parents reached out to me, even though I am an out-of-network clinic for their insurance. That child starting to say the /k/ sound and was on her way to saying her sister's first name for the first time. Her parents (and grandparent) believed this was worth paying out of pocket.

 

I know moms' hearts are frustrated about limited school services or by waiting lists at nearby clinics or simply by lack of progress. 

 

I also know that beneath that frustration you have a super hero mom’s deep love and dedication. How else did you make it through Covid school years?!

 

Down deep, your love and dedication pushes you to want your child to speak clearly enough to make friends and succeed in school and life. That's who moms are.

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Every child
deserves this magic:

their words understood

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I know speech sounds

Hi, I'm Annette, a certified speech-language pathologist who absolutely loves working with kids with speech sound disorders.

 

After transitioning from a career in child education and linguistics, I’ve had the privilege of working for the last five years with kids struggling specifically with Speech Sound Disorders. These are the kids whose sounds get all mixed up. They can't say a /k/ sound. They use one sound to substitute for lots of other sounds. Or they struggle to even say a word.

I love the amazing way our oral structure can make speech sounds. A hundred different muscles make it possible to talk. And they each have to do their own job at just the right time in just the right way. 

As a kid, when I took a foreign language in middle or high school, I practiced and practiced coordinating my one hundred face and oral muscles to make new sounds and sequences smoothly. Since then I've been told more than once my accent is hardly noticeable. (Disclaimer: I don't teach English as a second-language; I provide therapy to English-speaking children who are delayed in their speech and language development.)

 

I only told you that to say this: I know how hard your child will have to work to get new speech sounds and patterns. But I also know how to target their work to their current level and be interesting and fun for them, because I have practiced and practiced, too.

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Miss Annette was wonderful the two years my son had her for speech. Now is he doing extremely well and has transitioned out of speech and I couldn't be happier. 
- A.B.T.

In the last couple years several of my students ‘graduated’ from speech therapy. And yes, many were even during those crazy Covid remote learning days! (Could it be, that not wearing masks in our virtual sessions actually helped them make more progress than masked in-person sessions? Hmmm.)

 

I wish I could introduce you to two Kindergarten boys who had no ‘k’ sound. Their wonderful, enthusiastic words were so hard to understand! But both got their ‘k’ sound through our therapy sessions (yes, it did take a while, sometimes 'k' does, but they did get their 'k'!), as well as other sounds their repertoire had been missing. 

 

Now these two boys are well on their way to much more clear speech! All in less than a year.

Other children have even more complicated, multiple sound substitution patterns, making them almost impossible to understand.

 

It takes an SLP who specializes in Speech Sound Disorders to analyze your child's sound patterns, choose an appropriate therapy technique (yes, there are several and they are not all one-size-fits-all), and target that technique to give the biggest bang for your bucks (or rather, the most gains in speech clarity for your child's hard work).

I am that phonology-loving, sound-loving SLP who would love to guide your child in gaining his or her next speech sounds!

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Now is a great time!

Online speech therapy isn’t for every child. But many children do make significant progress toward their dream words and clearer speech during online speech sessions.

AnetSpeech provides private pay speech therapy. For those who need it, I provide a ‘walkthrough handout’ on insurance reimbursement questions and give you the necessary documentation to submit to your insurance.

 

Come join the clients at AnetSpeech who are progressing toward capturing their next speech sounds!

I've had the
pleasure of a front
row seat watching Annette. My student she worked with learned incredible amounts of sounds and began correcting himself without effort as each session progressed.
- J.W.

 

Contact AnetSpeech!

Fill in this brief form to arrange for your free consultation, or to just tell me what's on your mind!

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  • A Quick Question Form – so that I have a good idea of how to help when we chat.

  • My online appointment calendar – so you can book a convenient time for me to call you.

I'm looking forward to connecting with you!