a play-based approach to speech, language & occupational therapy
Making therapy fun for kids
Parents often tell us how much their kiddos love coming to the clinic because we use play-based activities that naturally support their strengths to make therapy fun for them.
We take the time to get to know every child we work with, and then we customize our treatment in order to draw on their child’s innate strengths, supporting their developmental progress.
Supporting the whole family, because you are your child’s greatest teachers.
Our treatment is designed to not only treat your little one, but also to support your whole family. If you’re the type of parent that wants to be involved and create communication opportunities at home, we’re here to ensure you have the skills and resources to do so.
We started our journey with Valued Voices when my son was 18 months and not even saying “mama”. He only had a handful of words and struggled to communicate his basic needs to us. I highly recommend Valued Voices to any family who is looking for a supportive, knowledgeable and encouraging team that will partner with on your child’s unique development journey.
– Ashley H
How We Focus on Treating Your Child
In a 30-minute screening we assess your child’s strengths and development. Together we will establish goals and a treatment plan, if it is needed.
Next, we go deeper and establish a detailed baseline of your child’s skills. You will be provided with a comprehensive written report documenting strengths, goals and recommendations for our treatment plan for therapy, as well as opportunities to help your child at home. These assessments are conducted frequently throughout our treatment plans and formally done annually when treatment continues.
Our treatment packages are purposefully designed so that we can get your little one back on track as soon as possible. Our approach is designed to support your child and you.
Treating your child, not the label
they’ve been given.
Labels themselves are not bad: it’s all in how you see it. We believe your late-bloomers simply sees the world differently than most kids. We see that unique perspective as a gift.
How We Support Your Child
Valued Voices is a Non-Public Agency
We’re approved and certified by the state of California as Non-Public Agency (NPA). What this means is the state has recognized Valued Voices as providing high quality care to children. If your child receives an Individualized Education Program (IEP) through his/her district, and your district is unable to provide you with the care and qualifications that your child needs, you and/or your district can contract with us, an approved NPA, to provide services to your child, making Valued Voices part of your IEP team!
Valued Voices has done wonders with our 4 year-old granddaughter. She has gone from being essentially non-verbal to using short sentences in the brief time she has seen Sholeh. Sholeh is patient but persistent with her so that our granddaughter can succeed in her transition from apraxia to normal speech. We recommend her highly.
– Arthur S.