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
Your or your child may benefit from orofacial myofunctional therapy if you experience…
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.
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.
Our now 8 month-old daughter had been struggling with body tension and gross motor skills, a colic diagnosis, an unsuccessful tongue tie release as a newborn, latch challenges with the bottle and difficulty moving food around in her mouth… the list seemed endless and as a first time parent I was overwhelmed to say the least. At our first Stellar Speech Therapy consult, Arielle watched our baby feed, conducted a thorough assessment of her oral strength and tongue mobility and created a personalized treatment plan with exercises to try on our own. Throughout our treatment, Arielle connected us with a Craniosacral Therapist to address our baby’s body tension and a Pediatric Dentist for a second opinion on a secondary tongue tie release. It’s been quite a journey but we are so pleased with the progress our daughter has made and are so appreciative of Arielle’s myofunctional therapy support and getting us connected to the right providers.
We saw Arielle for OMT and Speech Therapy for our five year old and are so glad we did. She’s the third OMT our family has worked with, and we’re just so happy with her- so much so that my husband will see her for OMT as well. We appreciate her comprehensive approach and her willingness to find answers with us. She has taken it upon herself to continue in education in new areas of speech and myofunctional therapy and I believe that has made all the difference in helping our child.
Our family can’t say enough wonderful things about Arielle Gates. She is a wonderful speech therapist; kind, patient, caring, knowledgeable, and professional. She helped our family learn basic communication skills such as gestures and pointing to cut down on frustrations and tantrums, this was essential to getting our child calmly interested in verbal communication. She presented lessons in a fun way that lined up with our child’s interests; she taught an engaged nonverbal child to speak. We will forever be grateful to her for the hard work and determination that opened the gateway into our child’s world.