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Our son attended weekly speech therapy at City Speech Center for over one year. Our son’s therapy is challenging, in part, due to his multiple diagnosis. Shira Meltzer’s innovative, fun and patient approach allowed our son’s communication to improve and allowed our son to truly enjoy his speech sessions. The only reason that our son no longer attends City Speech Center is we moved away and but Shira is now really missed. I have no hesitation in recommending Shira Meltzer as a speech therapist to anyone, including those with very challenging speech therapy needs.
My son has been working with Shira for the past 5 years and he enjoys his visits very much. They are professional, caring, understanding of his complex needs, and make his sessions lots of fun! His speech is consistently improving due to their help. Thank you!!
There are people who have made a big difference in my life, and Shira is one of them. Just before I met Shira, my three year old son, Jack, was diagnosed with a language learning disorder. His painful struggle with language (expressive and receptive) was taking its toll on everyone in the family, especially poor Jack. Within months of seeing Shira, Jack was willing to socialize again, and his tantrums disappeared completely. As his trust with Shira grew, so did his willingness to communicate. Jack built up his vocabulary. He felt comfortable talking with Shira and others, even if he knew his words would “come out wrong.”
Receptively, he made huge gains. Gone were the days when I would say something to my son, only to be met with a vacant stare. Jack understood me now; I could have a conversation with him. He understood books that I read to him, asking appropriate questions when they were finished. Everyday tasks at our house became simpler, less of an exhausting event. Our home became happier, more normal.
I can’t say enough about Shira. She is very professional and has a huge heart. Shira loves what she does and she works hard. She’s always available for questions. Frankly, I don’t know what we’d do without her. She feels like family. We’re lucky to have her.
Shira, I wanted to let you know how grateful I am to have found you … You are patient and loving with Sam & most of all have been incredibly impactful. Sam adores you & I know that he will miss you very, very much. I’ve learned so much from you as well & will implement a lot of what you’ve done with Sam… Thank you, thank you, thank you. You will never know how much having you in Sam’s life has meant to me & especially to him.
Shira is so genuine and patient with my daughter. My daughter loves coming to see Shira. Shira is a wonderful resource for knowledge and advice. She never wastes our time and she is genuinely committed to our daughter’s development.
My son has been a client of Shira Meltzer at the City Speech Center since he was three years old. Our family is so grateful for the personal care and professionalism that has been shown to our son and all of us over the years. Having a child with a speech and language impairment is a game changer, Shira has worked with passion to give our son the best help and tools possible to overcome and cope with his challenges. She is an advocate for children, and has a real interest in their well-being both in her office and beyond. My son enjoys working with Shira and so do we. City Speech Center is to be highly recommended.
As a result of your hard work and dedication you have changed our son’s ability to communicate. He gradually found a voice for himself in his community and now has many more options for the future. You went beyond the requirements of you position and provided support and guidance as well as the specific instruction he needed. We thank you sincerely,