What’s In It For Me?

I believe that a great place to begin speech therapy, no matter what your child’s diagnosis, is figuring out what’s in it for him. Therapy cannot work until we find out what motivates your child. It could be as simple as bubbles or stickers. It doesn’t really matter what it is. The important thing to remember is that that’s where therapy begins. Using a portion (or sometimes all) of my first session to build trust and a relationship with your child has proved invaluable time and time again.

Many parents will tell me that their child is very reserved and will not speak to strangers. This may be true. But even the most reserved child knows a good deal when he sees it. His favorite toy, fun activities and games are a few of the things that first greet him when he visits the clinic. My goal is not only to ensure that your child makes significant progress in his communication skills, but also to ensure that he has a fun time doing it!