Let's Capture Your Next Speech Sounds!
Serving Children with Speech Sound Disorders
Virtual speech therapy available in CA, MI, and WA
I get how you feel
I know moms' hearts are frustrated about limited school services or by waiting lists at nearby clinics or simply by lack of progress. It's kind of well known that big clinics might see a child for a few months and then require them to go back on the waiting list. Avoid those off and on tactics - connect with a smaller, more personable clinic, where you get service that fits, without arbitrary limits.
Down deep, your parental love and dedication pushes you to want your child to speak clearly, so they will make friends and succeed in school and life. That's your heart!
deserves this magic:
their words understood!
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 often limits what and how much speech therapy can be given. Or the family is moving and wonder if they will find a new speech therapist.
One of my awesome young clients was found ineligible for speech services at her school, even though she was hard to understand. Previous speech therapy through her family's insurance had not helped much. That's when her parents reached out to me, even though I am an out-of-network clinic for their insurance. This amazing young girl worked super hard and began to say the /k/ sound - on her way to saying her sister's name for the first time. Her adult team of caregivers firmly believed it was worth paying out of pocket for this kind of progress.
I know speech sounds
Hi, I'm Annette, a certified speech-language pathologist who absolutely loves working with children with speech sound disorders.
I’ve had the privilege of providing speech therapy for the last six years for kids, many struggling specifically with Speech Sound Disorders.
Speech Sound Disorders include:
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Did you know a hundred different muscles make it possible to talk? From the lungs providing air power, to the vocal cords making pitch, to the tongue and lips shaping that air into sounds, all these muscles each have to do their own job at just the right time in just the right way. Speech is a highly fine-tuned activity!
I know how hard your child will have to work to get new speech sounds and patterns. It isn't easy! It does take practice.
And I know how to shape speech work to their current level and be interesting and fun for them. It takes smart practice.
Your child will get excited about what they can do and how they can level up to their next sound! It takes fun practice.
I wish I could introduce you to two Kindergarten boys who had no ‘k’ sound. I loved what they had to say, but their wonderful, enthusiastic words were so hard to understand!
Both got their ‘k’ sound through our therapy sessions. Yes, it did take a while, sometimes 'k' does, but they did get their 'k'!
These two boys now have a great start on much more clear speech!
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 SLP who would love to guide your child in gaining his or her next speech sounds!
"You are doing a great job. I just wanted to let you know that I do notice a difference and she's speaking much better! Keep up the awesome job, thank you so much!
"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 as each session progressed.
"Miss Annette was wonderful the two years my son had her for speech. Now he is doing extremely well and has transitioned out of speech and I couldn't be happier!
Now is the 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 seeking out-of-network reimbursement from their insurance, I appropriate documents with codes that may be accepted by their insurance.
Come, join AnetSpeech! Join the kids who are making steady and sure progress in capturing their next speech sounds!
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