At 'Speak To Me Kids' our philosophy is for our clients to become the best they can be. This is accomplished through collaboration between the Speech Language Pathologist and the parents/caregivers. We believe in a flexible, accommodating environment which enables our clients to achieve to the best of their ability. Each child is seen as an individual with his or her own strengths which will be utilized to improve his or her weaknesses.
Our goal is always achievement beyond expectations.
'Speak To Me Kids' is a pediatric speech and language service provider. Training includes:
- SOS Feeding Therapy.
- PROMPT technique for Apraxia, Dysarthria, Articulation, and Phonological Disorders.
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication Evaluations and Facilitations.
- Trained in ABA and VBA
At 'Speak To Me Kids' you can expect:
- Continued Parent / Caregiver education for proper carry over at home.
- Timely progress summaries to document progress for families and related diciplinarians.
- Services provided by a therapist who participates in continuing education and professional development.
- A SLP who will collaborate with all related diciplinarians to better support your childs progess.
- A multimodal approach suited to best fit your unique child.
Does My Child Need Speech Therapy?
We receive many phone calls which begin with this question. That is why we offer a free 30 minute consultation. This provides you with an opportunity to meet a licensed speech-language pathologist and have your questions answered as soon as possible.
If, as a caregiver or parent, you have any concerns regarding your child's speech and language do not hesitate to contact us. Remember the earlier the intervention the better the outcome! Achievement beyond expectations!
Below are a variety of reasons your child may need speech-language therapy:
- Articulation or Phonological Disorders
- Hearing Impairments
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Developmental Delays
- Dysarthria / Low Muscle Tone
- Apraxia Of Speech
- Chronic Hoarseness
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Down Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Motor Planning Problems
- Sensory Based Feeding Disorders
ROBIN M. F. - MEDFORD, NJ
"My 15 year old son has been going to Joyce for language & social skill development. He has gone from passing grades to the honor roll in that period of time. Joyce is kind, considerate & enables learning in a friendly, fun environment. She is innovative in her thinking & approached achievement of therapy goals while still holding children & parents accountable for learning."
ELLEN L. - Voorhees, NJ
"Joyce has been treating my 3 year old son for speech & feeding therapy. Not only is Joyce a caring & compassionate person, but is trustworthy & honest. The amount of progress he has made is more than I could have ever hoped for in such a short period of time. You couldn't ask for a better therapist."
Michelle W. - Cherryhill, NJ
"My daughter was diagnosed with apraxia more than 2 years ago, & at that time she had a vocabulary of a litter more than a dozen words & most only approximations. She immediately began speech therapy with Joyce and I can't express my gratitude towards her enough. Joyce is incredibly knowledgable in her field & is consistent with updates at home. My daughter is now 5 years old & I'm happy to say is in a mainstreamed kindergarten."
MELISSA S. - Voorhees, NJ
"I just wanted to let you know how happy I have been with the speech services Nicholas has been receiving this summer. Jamie is great! I look forward to continuing through the school year."
Bernadette c. - Vineland, NJ
"Thanks to Miss Joyce & Miss Jamie my son has improved in social skills. So much in a matter of 2 months, he is able to socialize & communicate with his peers so much better. Thank you both for your time & compassion with my son."
JENN W. - Cherryhill, NJ
"I can't put in to words how thankful I am to have found (Joyce & Jamie) Speak To Me Kids. These two women have literally gave my son a voice. He came to them with under 12 words & is now speaking in sentences. I dreamt of the day that I could have a conversation with him & that day is here. There are few things in life you can't put a price tag on... & this is one of them. PRICELESS!"
Joyce Kaveney M.S.,CCC-SLP & Owner
Joyce opened Speak to Me Kids in 2008. Joyce's experience includes working in specialized schools; hospital schools and schools for autism as well as in private practice since 2006. She received her Masters of Science in Speech Pathology at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, which was ranked by the US News & World Report as one of the top ranked graduate programs of its kind nationwide. Joyce's expertise includes working with children birth to 20 years old with a variety of communication disorders. Her training includes the SOS Feeding Program, PROMPT for apraxia, AAC facilitation and communication, social skills therapy both individualized and within groups, and working with children with auditory processing disorders. Joyce maintains strong relationships with a variety of other disciplines such as occupational therapists, behavioral therapists and clinical psychologists.
Jamie Herlich M.A., CCC-SLP
Jamie Herlich, is from Voorhees, New Jersey. She earned her bachelor’s degree in hearing and speech sciences from the University of Maryland in College Park. She also earned her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Maryland, a top ranked graduate program according to the US News and World Report. Jamie has worked with diverse populations including, but not limited to, autism spectrum disorder, apraxia of speech, fluency disorder, articulation disorder, phonological processing disorder, auditory processing disorder, and receptive and expressive language disorders. Her experience includes public and private school settings, outpatient rehabilitation, as well as private practice.
Amanda Mooney, MS.,CF-SLP
Amanda Mooney is from Mount Laurel, NJ. She graduated summa cum laude from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders and minors in Spanish and Linguistics. She earned her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University in Towson, Maryland. Amanda has experience treating pediatric patients in outpatient clinics, public and private schools, and private practice settings. She has worked with a variety of pediatric populations, including autism spectrum disorder, articulation and phonological disorders, social communication disorders, global developmental delays as well as children with rare genetic disorders. Amanda has collaborated with occupational therapists and physical therapists as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care. Using a play-based therapy approach, Amanda motivates children to practice their speech and language skills in a fun and engaging environment.
Marni Gruber, MS.,CCC-SLP
Gina Martino, MS., CCC-SLP