I wanted to write and express my appreciation and satisfaction with the speech services that Kidmunicate, specifically Eileen Scott MS CCC-SLP
, has provided to Luke over the last eight months.
As you may recall, when I first came to you in May, I was grasping at straws. Luke had been to a number of speech therapists, both private and through school, without much success. As of May 2014, Luke had been struggling with fluency for over 3 years. I was beyond frustrated and felt like I was failing at finding him the help that he needed despite my best efforts.
Early on, I worked closely with our school, private speech therapists, and even psychologists. It was evident to me that his issue, stuttering, needed to be addressed by someone who had much more expertise in this field. His disfluency was also affecting his confidence in school and it pained me to see this. I then turned to CHOP for an evaluation and I was so excited that we finally got a resource that could help however there was one big challenge…they only had the expertise in their Philadelphia office, which was going to be extremely hard to get to on a weekly basis.
Soon after, a friend recommended Kidmunicate. After calling and talking to Pam and Deb, I could immediately tell that Kidmunicate was different. They asked me tons of questions to understand Luke’s challenges and based on his situation, they paired us with one of their experts in fluency, Eileen.
When I brought Luke for his first visit with Eileen, he was very nervous and didn’t have much confidence that she could help. After the first visit, I met with Eileen and knew that she had a solid plan in place to improve Luke’s speech. She was able to clearly outline the areas that she wanted to focus on and she had specific goals that she wanted to reach each week. We saw progress almost immediately. She introduced new tools and strategies that I had never heard of from any other therapists, and it was crystal clear that she had a much deeper level of expertise than anyone I’d seen before.
Within a few months, my husband and I saw a drastic improvement. Luke started to gain more confidence in the classroom and with his friends. At this point, we’ve been able to cut back therapy to every other week because Luke understands has the tools and strategies to use when he has difficulty speaking moments.
I can’t say enough positive things. Kidmunicate has been wonderful to us! (Maureen P – Mom)