Parent Coaching and
“Do you have questions about your child that you would like to consult with a speech-language pathologist (SLP)and don’t want to stay on a 6+ month waitlist?”
“Would you like guidance on how to support your little one at home/school?”
All of our SLP’s at Valued Voices are trained and certified in Gestalt Language Processing and are here to support your child, which means supporting you too!
We usually think of language acquisition as learning a single word, then combining words together to make short phrases, then combining words to make sentences which lead to full conversations. This type of language acquisition is called Analytic Language Processing: language is learned in independent units. This approach is most widely used in traditional speech and language therapy when supporting a little one’s language development, however this is NOT what Gestalt Language Processing is, which means the approach to supporting your little one and guiding your family will look very different!
It is estimated that around 85% of Autistic people are gestalt language processors, and if this is the case, then we should be acknowledging, affirming and empowering this style of communication.
Once your family and GLP kiddo start working with a speech language pathologist (SLP) that is knowledgeable in the Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) framework, you might notice some major changes; not only in your kiddo’s communication but also in the way the therapy session looks. While you are on this journey. you may run across some challenges, some might be:
- Not finding an NLA trained therapist in your area
- Not finding an NLA therapist that is in your insurance network
- Finding the perfect fit but the waitlist is 6 months long
Sound familiar? Well we got you covered, we can support you and your gestalt language processor virtually through teletherapy and/or working closely with you through consultations.
Valued Voices offers GLP Consultations & Coaching. Now available virtually via Zoom to anyone, all around the world, with speech-language pathologists who have acquired their certification through Meaningful Speech
GLP PARENT CONSULTATIONS: PATH TO PROGRESS
Meet with our owner, Sholeh Shahinfar, to discuss your child’s unique communication needs
Select a Program:
Together, we will create a customized program that empowers you to support your child. We will schedule month-to-month sessions or you can prepay 6 months with a 10% discount applied.
We create a customized document so that we are all on the same page, all the time. Your SLP will review your child’s language sample and develop individualized gestalts to target and model throughout all your child’s environments.
Educate & Empower:
We understand that you are your child’s greatest teacher and biggest supporter! Your SLP will guide you through your child’s progress and empower you so that you have the knowledge necessary to best support and connect with your kiddo, every step of the way.
Celebrate as your little one plays, learns, shines and thrives with their unique and meaningful way of communicating!
I appreciate the strong communication and flexibility provided. My son always leaves with a smile and continues to make progress each week.
Sholeh is dedicated to helping her clients. She loves them and never gives up, even when, as in the case of our son, we were told nothing could be done.
We have been so impressed and we are truly grateful to have found Sholeh! Not only is she highly trained and educated, she is genuinely kind and patient! We cannot recommend her enough!
My three year old son has been going to Valued Voices for about one year. He has made incredible progress.
Our son has been attending Valued Voices for about 6 months. He has made tremendous progress in the time that he has been working at Valued Voices.
We are so pleased to be part of the Valued Voices family. We appreciate the professionalism, the patience, and best of all, the genuine care you all have with my child. I look forward to all of Daisy’s accomplishments!
Valued Voices has been a blessing to us. Sholeh and her staff are exceptional. They are so sweet with my 3 year old boys, understanding when they have their meltdowns while gently pushing them to excel! I have seen their language and speech develop so much in a short period of time.
Sholeh is amazing and really helped my child. I have been going to her for a year. I love how she implemented her yoga teaching into my child’s session.
I am a seasoned speech language pathologist and I refer to Valued Voices. Sholeh goes beyond traditional therapy and incorporates breathing techniques to relax children, pet therapy with her dog Kobe, and talent/creativity.
I’d say our son is probably the “worst case scenario” and Sholeh has gotten results, so we wholeheartedly recommend her for your loved one.
The staff is very knowledgeable, supportive, positive, and kind. I am very fortunate to have found such a caring place for my child. I highly recommend Valued Voices to anyone looking for amazing speech pathologists.
Sholeh does an excellent job ensuring parents are educated on how they can work with their child at home. We have learned so much. They are amazing!
I am so excited to see my boys progress & for them to enjoy their time at speech! Thank you for all your hard work & helping my little ones find their voice!
I have seen Sholeh work her magic with both children and adults. You definitely want your friends and family to know about her!