Gina L.

It's hard to put into "words" what I am about say about Let's Talk Speech and Language and the services that helped my daughter and our family...but I will try.

Professional, invaluable, miraculous and hope are a few words that come to mind when I think of Let's Talk Speech and Language services.

One of my daughter's challenges is apraxia of speech and low muscle tone. She had never really babbled or attempted to make many noises. With no choice, she ultimately had to cry for everything she needed. She had been seeing therapists since she was 7 months old for feeding and speech therapies, but made minimal progress with speech. Even after several hours of speech therapy a week, at 3-years old she could still only utter a few words like "mama" and "no".

We almost lost hope and gave in to her disability. But hope did arrive with a recommendation from a friend. She recommended Let's Talk Speech and Language services because they helped her non-verbal son (who is now verbal). We started therapy two times a week with Tanya McDowell. Only a few months into therapy, my daughter was making more sounds, verbalizing, and attempting to communicate. Today at 4 and 1/2 she is speaking in short sentences and can repeat almost any word I say.

I cannot express how grateful we are to have found the "angel" to help guide our journey. When I look back and think about where we were...lost with almost no hope, and where we are today, a year and a half later, (with my daughter repeating everything I say and requesting wants and needs) I am tremendously hopeful that my daughter WILL eventually have "normal" speech one day. Every week I see progress and a transformation. I am so grateful to have found such an experienced, dedicated and caring person to help us with my daughter's accomplishments. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!

Gina L.



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