2.5 Yr Old Girl, Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Lisa is brilliant. It is difficult to express in words how one person has given a young family so much hope. 
We travelled from Australia to bring our 2.5 yr old daughter (who was non-verbal), to visit with Lisa. We had exhausted all our hopes of finding anyone who understood and could connect with our daughter, the way that Lisa did on our very first visit. Lisa is an attentive, dedicated, and extremely caring SLP, who is motivated beyond belief to reach goals for her clients. From our first initial contact Lisa remained attentive, and supportive of our journey, and skyped with us to gain a better understanding of our daughter before we travelled abroad.  

Within the first couple of sessions, Lisa had our daughter using the sounds for ‘more’ and combining that with  sign language to bridge the communication gap. Within our first week in Santa Monica, our daughter was improving in leaps and bounds with new sounds and associated signs. This made our heart sing, to think that she was actually helping our daughter, when so many had failed to do so. Lisa was prepared and organized and each session was specifically targeted at gaining the most appropriate and reasonable responses out of G, like a well oiled machine. 

Once home the support has not stopped. Lisa regularly checks in to see how G is improving and what assistance we are receiving at home. She is always available to us when we have questions and/or need advice. She is truly one of a kind. 
My husband is still referring to Lisa as the ‘only person’ who has helped our daughter get to where she is now with her speech. Our 2  week intensive visit with Lisa put us 6 months ahead with Gracie’s progress, she is truly a magical SLP. We will be making the journey back. I would move there if I could!

Sarah