"When my youngest son was referred for speech therapy, I must admit I was a bit skeptical. From the start, however, I could tell that Tanya was just a really special therapist. She was warm and nurturing and worked very patiently with my son to build and develop a rapport. I couldn't believe how much he looked forward to coming because Tanya made the therapy feel like play. She created a fun and safe environment for him and because of that, she was able to really work with him to get results. I think one of the things that sets Tanya apart from other therapists, is not only her innate ability to connect with children, but also her skill in communicating with parents. Tanya gave clear and concrete ways for me to work with my son at home and was excellent about checking in with me after each session. My son really benefitted from the early intervention that he received from Tanya. She is a fabulous therapist and also just a lovely person!" Amy V.
"I am so thankful that we found Therapy Buddies! My daughter's therapist, Abby, was a total rock star. Not only did Abby help my daughter tremendously with her speech, she got to know her and worked with her in the exact way that was motivating and fun. Abby really helped me understand what our daughter's challenges were and taught me how we could work with her so it felt fun and not like work. I have no doubt that Abby will have an incredibly long and successful career helping children and calming their parents. I found searching for a speech therapist completely overwhelming, and a little scary, so I was thrilled when I found the owner, Tanya, and Therapy Buddies and was matched with Abby. I hope that I can help someone else make their search a little bit easier." Katie D.
"Dearest Tanya, We don't know each other, but you helped me more than you can ever imagine. I have a seven year old daughter. Up until last summer, she could not make the "r" sound. I tried everything. I read articles on what to do ,when to worry, just let it go, etc.. Then one night I stubbled upon your article Tackling Trouble with R. That very night, I asked my daughter to make the L sound. She did. Then she rolled her tongue towards the back of her mouth, as your article suggested. Boom! The R problem was solved. I couldn't believe it. My daughter couldn't believe it. It made SOO much sense to her. So many other suggestions from other articles were terribly confusing and so incredibly complicated. Your words made so much sense. Though I never put pressure on her or made her feel worried about the R, as a mom I was really concerned. Her classmates were starting to noticing it and I knew it was just a matter of time before some students would become rude about it. Since the night I read your article, R is not a problem in our house. I felt such a huge sense of relief. As my daughter prepares for second grade this year, I know she is going in feeling confident and ready to tackle the year. I spent some time trying to find the article that saved us just so I could thank you for all you did for my little girl. We appreciate you so very much!" Sarah W.
"At approximately 2 years old, I noticed my son's speech wasn't exactly where I thought it should be...I asked my son's teacher about starting speech therapy, and she recommended Tanya... Tanya has been absolutely incredible...When she first began working with us, my son was using a lot of "jargon" (speech we couldn't understand)...he also wasn't using as many words or putting together sentences like the average 2 year old...Throughout the past few months, we've seen such a dramatic change in my son's speech...He no longer uses "jargon"...and I believe he's completely caught up and exactly where he needs to be in regards to his speech...His communication is excellent! It's always a pleasure to see Tanya's smiling face each week...She is extremely patient and kind, and her passion for helping children is evident...My son looks forward to seeing her every week, and talks about her all the time...Tanya makes their time together fun and engaging...He views each session as 45 minutes to play with his friend! I'm so grateful to have met Tanya...she's positively the best…" Becky S.