“We reached out to Amy for help with our 2-year-old son Alfie who at the time who was showing no signs of speech development. He was getting very frustrated, screaming a lot at ear piercing levels as he wasn’t able to communicate. We chose to work with Amy as she came highly recommended and after an initial consultation, we felt that she was a great fit for Alfie. We felt that she would work with him on his terms. In fact, she came into our house and started working with Alfie and our family as a whole showing us all how we could help him develop his speech. In a matter of months, we saw vast progress. She was able to tap into Alfie, gain his trust, and help him learn at his pace with minimal frustration. After 10 months, Alfie had caught up with other 3-year-old’s speech development, which was amazing. Without her we wouldn’t have had the tools to help him, and we feel enormous gratitude towards her as she helped open him up to the world. We would recommend Amy to anyone looking for help with their child’s speech development. Her approach in helping us as a family teach and encourage Alfie is what was needed to get through to him.”
“In a matter of months of working with Amy, our daughter’s speech disfluency was corrected. Amy is wonderful! She made each session fun and engaging for our 4-year-old daughter. Our daughter not only excitedly looked forward to each session, she was sad when it was time to discontinue after Amy suggested therapy was no longer necessary. Amy is honest, professional, warm, and knowledgeable. She would often provide additional tips and literature on stuttering for us. Amy spoke openly and honestly about stuttering with our daughter, which helped to instill confidence and eliminate subconsciousness. In fact, our daughter would often proudly tell her friends all about her ‘speech teacher.’ Beginning early intervention speech therapy with Amy was one of the best decisions we made!”
“Our son, James, was born with a cleft lip and had corrective surgery at 3 months of age. By the time James was two years, he struggled with words and annunciation so he instead relied on hand gestures to avoid speaking. After some research, we were recommended to Amy Strekas. Amy arrived at our home with a large bag of toys and a big smile, and he liked her straight away. For the next six months, Miss Amy’s visits were what he most looked forward to during the week. Her exercises through play were effective and insightful. She gave me homework so that our family could help James better communicate. Within the six months, his speech, vocabulary, and confidence improved so significantly that his new preschool teachers and doctors remark that they would never know he had had a delay because he talks so much.
Amy made a real difference in our lives. She impressively balances professional focus with warmth and humor and I cannot recommend her more highly.”