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Speech, LANGUAGE, & AAC Therapy for Kids IN LA 

We come to you! Speech therapy services provided in home, online,  or at your child's preschool, daycare or private school throughout Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.
 

Speech therapy is available in English and Spanish

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Sunny spot SPEECH & Language Therapy

At Sunny Spot Speech and Language Therapy, our mission is to provide personalized and inclusive speech therapy for kids. We believe that play is the most natural and engaging way for children to learn and develop their communication skills, so we use a play-based approach to deliver evidence-based therapy. Through our family-centered and neurodiversity-affirming speech therapy, we aim to empower children to reach their full potential and thrive in their everyday lives.

family-centered • play-based • evidence-based • Strengths-based • Therapy is available in English & Spanish

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Parent of a child with developmental delays using strategies learned during parent coaching to help her late talker

Late talkers & parent coaching

Developmental Delays • Communication & Play Skills • Parent & Caregiver Education

When it comes to speech therapy for late talkers, we combine play, daily routines, and parent coaching to help your child develop important communication skills. Speech therapy sessions will take place in a comfortable and convenient location where we will guide you and your child through daily routines, implementing evidence-based strategies that you can easily repeat.

Let's help your child develop functional communication and play skills while also building your confidence in how to support your child during everyday activities. 

Child with articulation and phonological delays participating in speech therapy to improve communication

Speech THERAPY

Articulation • Childhood Apraxia of Speech • Phonological Delays & Disorders

Speech therapy will target the underlying cause of your child's speech disorders. Depending on your child's goals, we may combine games and activities with high repetitions, oral placement, or dynamic temporal and tactile cueing (DTTC). Collaboration with parents is also important. We will explain what we are working on, why we are teaching sounds or words in a certain way, and how to continue practicing at home. We also integrate growth mindset strategies to help build intrinsic motivation.

Let's help your child develop clear speech while also helping them build confidence in their communication and ability to learn new things. 

Gestalt Language Processor participating in language therapy using the natural language acquisition framework

Language therapy

Receptive & Expressive Language • Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) • Gestalt Language Processors

Language therapy is highly personalized to meet your child's unique communication needs. Our sessions combine interactive activities with parent coaching to help your child develop self-generated language, social and play skills, new vocabulary, the ability to ask and answer questions, follow directions, and more!

 

We believe in using your child's interests and building upon their strengths to increase their functional communication and social skills.

Child who is non-speaking using a high-tech communication app during speech therapy for AAC

Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)

High-Tech & Low-Tech Devices • AAC for Gestalt Language Processors Parent Training

We work with minimally verbal or non-speaking children to give them a reliable way to communicate and help reduce frustration. We will work with your child and family members to find a mode of communication that works best for you. Therapy will then help you and your child integrate AAC into your daily routines.

AAC therapy involves parents, family members, and other important people in your child's life to help everyone understand how to be an effective communication partner. 

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MEET THE SUNNY SPOT TEAM

Lauren Friedrich, M.S. CCC-SLP
Co-Founder, Speech Language Pathologist

Claudia Silva Rodriguez, M.S. CCC-SLP
Co-Founder, Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist

We are a team of bilingual pediatric speech therapists with a passion for educating and supporting families in our community with high-quality speech therapy. We are committed to building strong relationships with the children and families we work with by learning about their cultural and linguistic differences, family values, and unique needs and goals. 

After working in the school setting, we felt called to private practice, where we would have the ability to provide individualized therapy that was not confined to the restrictions and time limits of school-based services. As a team, we also wanted to create a therapy environment where caregivers and families were included in our sessions, as we understand how valuable it is to involve everyone in the process.

We are fun, energetic therapists that combine evidence-based therapy approaches with empathy and compassion to provide the best possible care and treatment to our clients.

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Advanced training, experience, and certifications

  • DTTC training for Motor Speech

  • Meaningful Speech NLA Trained Clinicians

  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)

  • Advanced training and experience with AAC

GETTNGSTATED

ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED WITH SUNNY SPOT SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPY? HERE'S THE PROCESS...

Sunny Spot Speech & Language Therapy is not currently in-network with any insurance companies. For families wishing to seek reimbursement for speech therapy services, we will provide you with a superbill that you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Click here for more information.

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And the best part? We come to you!

  • We provide private speech therapy for kids in home, online, at your child's preschool, daycare, private school, or at another community location throughout Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. 

  • Locations include:  Northridge, Calabasas, Granada Hills, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Topanga, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Universal City, San Fernando, Valley Village, Burbank, Glendale. 

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“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”
~ Fred Rogers
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