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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.

Interactive Games Interactive Games
Movement + Mindfulness Movement + Mindfulness
Music + Songs Music + Songs
Empowering Conversations Empowering Conversations
Obstacle Courses Obstacle Courses
Arts and Crafts Arts and Crafts
Dress Up Play Dress Up Play
Board Games Board Games
Blocks and Construction Toys Blocks and Construction Toys

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.

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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

STEP 1
Screenings

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.

STEP 2
Assessments

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.

STEP 3
Therapy

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.

We believe your child simply sees the world differently and we see that unique perspective as a gift. Our neuro-diversity affirming team and philosophies strive to empower and celebrate your child’s unique gifts

What We Support?

  • When your little one speaks, their brain sends messages to their mouth, guiding the mouth muscles what to do and how to do it. If your child has Apraxia of speech, you will notice that the messages are not coming through clearly. Your child might have difficulty moving their lips in the right way or placing their tongue in the right position to make sounds. Although the muscles are not weak and your child knows what they want to say, the brain is not telling their mouth how to move all the muscles necessary for speech production. Depending on your child’s needs we may use a variety of therapies such as articulation therapy, expressive language therapy, and fluency therapy or more. If you suspect your child may have Apraxia, reach out to us for a complimentary parent consultation. It’s never too early to support your child’s development.

How We Support Your Child

  • Pointing, gestures, writing, exchanging pictures and using a device are all forms of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). AAC includes all the ways we can share our thoughts, feelings, and ideas without using the spoken word.

     

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!

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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.

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19782 MacArthur, Irvine, CA 92612
Suite 310 – Speech & Language Therapy
Suite 315 – Occupational Therapy
T: (949) 929-9248 | F: 949.209.2059
[email protected]

(949) 776-7010

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