At 'Speak To Me Kids' our philosophy is for our clients to become the best they can be. This is accomplished through collaboration between the Speech Language Pathologist and the parents/caregivers. We believe in a flexible, accommodating environment which enables our clients to achieve to the best of their ability. Each child is seen as an individual with his or her own strengths which will be utilized to improve his or her weaknesses. Our goal is always achievement beyond expectations.
We receive many phone calls which begin with this question. That is why we offer a free 30 minute consultation. This provides you with an opportunity to meet a licensed speech-language pathologist and have your questions answered as soon as possible.
If, as a caregiver or parent, you have any concerns regarding your child's speech and language do not hesitate to contact us. Remember the earlier the intervention the better the outcome! Achievement beyond expectations!
"My 15 year old son has been going to Joyce for language and social skill development. He has gone from passing grades to the honor roll in that period of time. Joyce is kind and considerate and enables learning in a friendly, fun environment. She is innovative in her thinking and approaches achievement of therapy goals while still holding children and parents accountable for learning."
"Joyce has been treating my 3 year old son for speech and feeding therapy. Not only is Joyce a caring and compassionate person, but is trustworthy and honest. The amount of progress he has made is more than I could have ever hoped for in such a short period of time. You couldn't ask for a better therapist."
"My daughter was diagnosed with Apraxia more then 2 years ago, and at that time she had a vocabulary of a little more then a dozen words and most only approximations. She immediately began speech therapy with Joyce and i can't express my gratitude towards her enough. Joyce is incredibly knowledged in her field and is consistent with updates at home. My daughter is now 5 years old and I'm happy to say is in a mainstreamed kindergarten."
"I just wanted to let you know how happy I have been with the speech services Nicholas has been receiving this summer. Jamie is great! I look forward to continuing through the school year."
"Thanks to Miss Joyce & Miss Jamie my son has improved in social skills. So much in a matter of 2 months he is able to socialize & communicate with his peers so much better. Thank you both for your time & compation with my sone."
"I can't put into words how thankful I am to have found (Joyce & Jamie) Speak To Me Kids. these two women literally gave my son a voice. He came to them with under 12 words & is now speaking in sentences. I dreamt of the day that I could have a conversation with him & that day is here. There are few things in life you can't put a price tag on... & this is one of them. PRICELESS!"
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Joyce opened Speak to Me Kids in 2008. Joyce's experience includes working in specialized schools; hospital schools and schools for autism as well as in private practice since 2006. She received her Masters of Science in Speech Pathology at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, which was ranked by the US News & World Report as one of the top ranked graduate programs of its kind nationwide. Joyce's expertise includes working with children birth to 20 years old with a variety of communication disorders. Her training includes the SOS Feeding Program, PROMPT for apraxia, AAC facilitation and communication, social skills therapy both individualized and within groups, and working with children with auditory processing disorders. Joyce maintains strong relationships with a variety of other disciplines such as occupational therapists, behavioral therapists and clinical psychologists.
Jamie Herlich, is from Voorhees, New Jersey. She earned her bachelor’s degree in hearing and speech sciences from the University of Maryland in College Park. She also earned her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Maryland, a top ranked graduate program according to the US News and World Report. Jamie has worked with diverse populations including, but not limited to, autism spectrum disorder, apraxia of speech, fluency disorder, articulation disorder, phonological processing disorder, auditory processing disorder, and receptive and expressive language disorders. Her experience includes public and private school settings, outpatient rehabilitation, as well as private practice.
Abby Lambert, the newest member of our team, is from Beach Haven, New Jersey. She earned her bachelor’s of science degree in psychology from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. She also earned her Masters of Science in Communication Disorders at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Abby has worked with diverse populations including, but not limited to autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, apraxia of speech, fluency disorder, fragile X syndrome, articulation disorder, phonological processing disorder, auditory processing disorder, ADHD, traumatic brain injury, concussions, dysphagia/swallowing disorders, and receptive and expressive language disorders. Her experience includes public school settings, private practice, and inpatient rehabilitation, as well as outpatient rehabilitation.