Your child may benefit from speech therapy if
Have difficulty with certain speech sounds
Articulation and Phonology
Are not understood by friends and family
Apraxia and Motor Speech
Have difficulty eating and drinking
Feeding Disorders and Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
Struggles to understand speech
Receptive Language, Auditory Processing and Aural Rehabilitation
Have difficulty formulating thoughts and ideas
Have not started talking
Late Talker and Language Delay
At Stellar Speech Therapy, we provide quality therapy, both virtually and in person.
Our therapy is:
When it comes to speech therapy, one size does not fit all. I tailor my approach to your child’s needs and interests.
I want your child to truly enjoy our time together. Research shows how important the relationship is between client and clinician. My goal is for your child to enjoy working with me so that we can make progress together.
I aim to be up to date on current research and best practices in speech-language pathology.
Whether in person or virtual, the client-clinician relationship is such an important part of therapy. Research shows that is a critical factor for progress. I truly enjoy working with my clients and I want them to enjoy working with me as well. I strive to connect with my clients on a personal level.
I provide suggestions and home activities for your child to practice their skills outside of the therapy session. Home practice allows them to strengthen their skills in a variety of environments.
All clients receive a calendar with daily homework assignments to guide your activity selection.
See an example homework calendar here:
Sample Speech Homework
I encourage parents to be as involved as possible in the therapy process. I may spend 30 minutes to an hour per week with your child, but you are with them 24/7! I want you to be able to help your child use skills they have mastered in therapy in their everyday conversations.
Arielle Gates, MA CCC-SLP
I’m a certified speech-language pathologist and love helping children communicate to the best of their abilities. I received my BA and MA from the University of Maryland in Speech-Language Pathology. I have six years of experience providing therapy to children of all ages, as well as teaching preschool. I specialize in speech sound disorders in preschool and school age children.