Testimonials

My son was diagnosed with autism and apraxia and began treatment with TLC at age of 2.5 year with Ms. Maureen at TLC. I absolutely love how Ms. Maureen interacts with my son .The time and effort she puts into my son and to make therapy sessions fun and motivational, really shows her character. While my son can be challenging at times, she never fails to encourage him, calm him, motivate him and tailor her sessions to get maximum speech out of him at the sessions.She is very energetic and a skilled, talented, wonderful and professional therapist who goes above and beyond to help my son develop meaningful words and utilize every second of the session.She has an art to keep the child motivated and engaged and knows a lot of tricks and ways to make each sessions work. Also, she will give session notes to summarize each session and assign homework to practice for the entire week.In addition, she addressed any questions I had in depth and has always been a fantastic resource for information for my entire family. She is a true advocate for children with special needs and help them get appropriate services at school.


Both Ms. Lynn levelly and Ms. Maureen are genuinely dedicated to helping their clients and connecting them to respective resources to help the entire family.They are very involved in the well being of their clients entire family and I would highly recommend her, andTLC to any of my friends who find themselves in need of speech therapy for their child.

We are very fortunate to have had Lauren Holt take on our son’s case nearly a year ago. Lauren is knowledgeable in all facets of his care, and is always modifying his sessions to work towards his communication goals. She is professional. She is energetic. She is also an incredible advocate. Our son is non-verbal, but has been able to begin to communicate through the use of his augmentative and alternative communication device (“AAC”) through her efforts. Lauren was also instrumental in having our public school system issue an AAC to him for his personal use, and to have his school’s goals modified to account for his use of the AAC. We are forever indebted to her and excited to continue working together!
Johnathan, father of DC


“Lauren is a very good speech-language pathologist and I’m grateful for her. Her efforts at making therapy fun and engaging for my son have been excellent. Lauren worked cooperatively with us when behavior interfered with therapy, proving herself to be calm, nonjudgmental and committed to my son’s needs. Additionally, she has demonstrated an excellent work ethic over the past year; she is reliable and organized, making weekly therapy easier for our family. ” DB


Positive, inviting, encouraging, experienced, thorough, professional and kid friendly are all words to describe TLC!

When I realized I was the only one who understood my 2 1/2 year old son when he spoke, I spent months searching for a speech therapist… then I discovered TLC! This is where we met Maureen who touched our lives and hearts as Gavin’s speech therapist. He spent the first session in my lap and by the third session he was skipping down the hall to “play” with Miss Maureen. She was not only Gavin’s speech therapist, she was also his biggest cheerleader. Maureen was always positive and playful as she worked with Gavin. She quickly learned his interests and used those to engage him. My little guy loves construction so she knew how to motivate him to learn new sounds using what most caught his attention! She was also very clear as to how I could help Gavin at home.

After less than a year of speech therapy, Gavin’s language tested equal to that of a 4 1/2 year old! Now everyone understands everything he says!! Tears of gratitude fill my eyes as I write our story…thank you “Miss Mareen” and thank you TLC!
Katie


I would like to thank Lynn and Lauren for all their work, dedication, and kindness. Our son has grown in so many ways not with just speech. Confidence and perseverance, to try things that may be daunting any young teenager.Our son had gone to Lynn in 8th grade with a speech issue. We noticed it at a young age he had issue but was told it was developmental.
In 8th grade my son asked if he could seek help. That is when the wonderment of TLC began. After several months of speech, his first daunting task was to speak for a town essay contest. Not a small task since he was being judged by a panel of adults and his peers. With courage and determination he placed 3rd. Lynn had worked on teaching the techniques with my son to say the “r” and “s” sounds and it very apparent it – worked!
Next my son was introduced to Lauren at TLC. The summer of going into his freshman year, Lauren continued to work with Mike and he truly took to heart every exercise she had given him.
He now is a freshman, he was asked to give an acceptance speech for the accepted students for incoming class of freshmen and parents of 2016, Approximately 300 people attended. A daunting task for anyone, no less a teenager still securing his new found skills. With a three page speech in hand and a very large podium in front of him he did so with such confidence. Smiles, applauds, nodding of heads from the audience once again proved Mike had made the correct journey with TLC Speech. To secure his confidence he had attended a fundraiser several days after his speech , a women came up to him and asked,”did you give an opening speech at Xavier?”. My son replied yes, she just smiled and said you are a natural at public speaking.
I cannot say enough about the help, encouragement and kindness given to our family

Pat D.


My daughter was diagnosed with Apraxia of Speech just about a year ago. It was then we were referred to Lynn for speech therapy. We are about 40 minutes from Lynn’s office, so I was a little unsure if we could maintain the commute, but after seeing my daughter with Lynn on our first visit, I knew we had found the perfect speech therapist for her. My daughter is excited to go to speech and lights up when she sees Lynn. I hear my daughter in the room laughing and having a great time all while learning to speak. She gives Lynn 100% and I truly believe it’s because of Lynn’s warm and playful approach to speech therapy. They have truly developed a special bond.
Not only does my daughter enjoy seeing Lynn, but I do too. I think Lynn is a wonderful person and really cares about my daughter and our family.
I would not hesitate to recommend Lynn to anyone and in-fact I already have!

-Nicole

 


My son Mason started at language and communication less than a year ago with very little to no language skills at all. He began working with Maureen and he has come such a long way!! He can now communicate his needs and wants and is talking in full sentences. Lynn and Maureen have been wonderful to us and we are very grateful to have found them for our son. I would definitely recommend Therapy for Language and Communication to anyone needing speech for their child as they have been a absolutely amazing to my family.
-Alison M


    I consider Lynn not only a crucial member of my daughter’s support team, but one for me as well. She is always there to listen and laugh with me through all of the craziness of raising a not so typical child. She offers suggestions and goes out of her way to provide us with the technology we need to try new ways of communication for our non- verbal child. I love hearing the laugher and excitement coming out of the room between the two of them while I am waiting! The way that Lynn interacts with children is so encouraging and upbeat. Though she can’t verbally tell me, I know mine is so happy to be with her by the way she runs down the hall to find her when we arrive. Lynn has so much energy, knowledge and dedication to share with the families she works with. She shared information about a communication program in FL using dolphin therapy that we were able to take part in last summer.  She tailors the sessions to work on relevant goals set by the family, school or community as well. She worked tirelessly to ensure our daughter would be able to participate in receiving her first communion.  Whatever your needs may be regarding speech and communication for your child, Lynn is the way to go! I hope you are able to meet her and have her become a part of your family’s life, just as she has become such a big part of ours.

-Jen


Lynn’s treatment approach is creative, progressive and strenght-based. Most importantly, her approach has been fun and highly effective for my son. She truly has a gift for working with children with autism spectrum disorders!

Debbie, Mom to 12 yo Matthew


Lynn LaValley has helped our daughter Nicole find more than her voice.  She has helped her to be more confident and outgoing.    Nicole began working with Lynn in the spring of 2010, at the age of 5.   Up until that point, she did not speak much outside of our house and what she did say was very difficult to understand.   Within 2 months of working one-on-one with Lynn, hearing her sing for the first time and talk to her cousins, brought tears to our eyes.   Over the course of her therapy, Lynn has treated Nicole like she was her own child providing a fun, loving, supportive environment.   Lynn has sought the advice and counsel of her peers as unusual speech patterns presented themselves.  When progress appeared to stall, she performed a round of testing to help assess if there were other learning issues that were potentially inhibiting her so that we can address together.   We have been so impressed with her willingness to partner with us, the school and our reading consultant to ensure Nicole’s success.   We are extremely grateful for the professional speech services provided by Lynn LaValley.  We would highly recommend her services to any parent with a child struggling to communicate.

Sincerely, Michael and Mary Rose  (Cheshire, Ct)


Being a speech language pathologist myself, my standards were extremely high when looking for someone to work with my son. Over the last year Lynn has supported not only my child, but my entire family. She is a warm, engaging,  professional who remains current in her field and utilizes a variety of strategies and treatment approaches when working with her clients. We highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for speech and language services for their child.


My family and I have been clients of Lynn Lavalley’s for over 5 years. The service that she has provided for my son, who is on the Autism Spectrum, has been wonderful. My son struggled with not only the sounds of various letters, but also some basic aspects of communication due to his diagnosis. Lynn has been able to help him tremendously by working with him on the basics of communication, and helped him to master his problem areas in sounding out letters of the alphabet while speaking. She has aided in building his confidence and self esteem. Lynn is not only a fantastic speech pathologist, but she is also one of the most caring individuals that my family has worked with. We would highly recommend her for any individual who requires speech therapy.”


My son has been evaluated by numerous Speech Language Pathologists over the years. It was not until Lynn LaValley came into our lives that we were finally able to connect the dots and get a clear picture of what communication deficits were impacting his ability to communicate with his friends and family.
Lynn came into our home and observed our son’s interactions with his family. Through this evaluation, Lynn determined that the focus of his therapy should be on social/pragmatic language. This information was presented at a PPT for carryover into his school environment. Lynn LaValley has been instrumental in both identifying and implementing strategies to improve Michael’s social communication. Our son lost valuable time in therapy that was not focused on his true communication deficit; pragmatic language as many other SLP’s were unable to truly detect what his weaknesses were. I look forward to watching my son grow and progress in his ability to communicate with his family and friends. Without the help of Lynn, this would not be possible.
-JR (parent)