Valerie worked with my son to help him correct his pronunciation of the “L” and “R” sounds. She is very easy to work with and my son loved going to speech therapy each week. The lessons were fun and interesting and she was able to incorporate his interest in mountain biking to make it relevant and motivate him. Valerie provides written feedback after each lesson so it was very easy to communicate with her and see what was worked on each lesson. It is amazing how much my son’s speech improved after working with Valerie; being able to speak clearly has given him more confidence and he is so happy that he has learned how to say the sounds properly. It was wonderful working with Valerie and we are so appreciative that she was able to help our son.
Valerie has helped our child communicate and speak more clearly. She keeps our child motivated and engaged through play. Valerie has been very good at providing us with guidance and recommendations of things to work on at home and daycare. We appreciate her dedication and hard work.
Our four-year-old daughter had trouble pronouncing a few sounds including the first letter in her name, and we were getting worried about how she would cope in kindergarten a few months down the road. We contacted Val, who turned out to be a wonderful teacher. She connected easily with our daughter and quickly gained her trust. Her approach was play-based and very engaging to the point where our kid started asking us when Val would come over to ‘play’ with her again. This approach worked like charm—the speech issues were solved within a couple of months and our daughter started kindergarten fully able to pronounce her name and every other sound in the English language! In short, we were super happy with the work Val did with our daughter. Would highly recommend her.
Valerie is a wonderful mentor and professional resource. She is eager to share her passion for the field of speech language pathology with discussion, collaboration, shared resources and knowledge, and is always willing to learn something new. I appreciate her candid conversation, guidance, and encouragement and am grateful to have her as a colleague today!
- MEGAN V.
R-SLP, Mentee and Colleague