“I am grateful to have found them…”
Speech 4 Kids professionals are well versed and knowledgeable on all the latest in their field. They will present new and alternative methods to you to make sure you are aware of all of the options that are available. Speech 4 Kids was there at the very beginning of our journey five years ago and I believe put us on the right path of success for our son. I am grateful to have found them and recommend them to anyone in need of speech and language services.
Our son, Will, has been working with Andree James and her company Speech 4 Kids for over 7 of his 10 plus years.
In the beginning, when it was just Andree, Will worked with just her, and though we already had extensive experience with other speech pathologists, Andree was by far the best. As her company has grown, she has hired amazing therapists throughout the years, and Will is presently working with Hannah Mendes, MS, CCC-SLP now for over a year. She and Andree have been working in conjunction with Will’s pediatrician, educational advocate and his team at school to make sure we are all on the same page in terms of his speech and language program. Although it really is hard work, the best therapists make it always fun, and Will has never not wanted to go to a session. Despite the quantum leaps he has made since preschool to now, we have always stayed with Andree and her team and recommend them without hesitation.
I have worked for Andree for the past year and have valued her leadership and intervention strategies. As part of the speech therapy team at Speech 4 Kids, I collaborate with experienced professionals supporting each other and sharing intervention strategies and therapy techniques. Andree is an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated SLP. The best part of my experience at Speech 4 Kids is observing Andree working with children and receiving weekly feedback from her. Her guidance and support have helped me grow professionally and made me feel more prepared to meet future challenges. She is patient and takes time to establish a rapport with each child and their family. She uses therapeutic approaches that are child specific, addressing the individual needs of each child. Andree is dedicated, enthusiastic and caring when working with children.
Our daughter loved her time at Speech 4 Kids. It was a place of comfort for her, a place she knew she could be herself without any judgment, and a place where she learned so much and thrived like never before. We highly recommend Andree James to anyone who is in need of speech and language assistance.
Andree James is a wonderful speech therapist with lots of patience, care, dedication and tremendous knowledge of her work. Andree worked with my now 6-year-old son for over 2 years. He started with her right before the age of 2 with absolutely no speech. He loved going to see Andree and frequently asked for her when he was not in therapy. About a year ago, we moved and could no longer see Andree in Santa Monica, but still reach out to her for her professional advice on our son. Andree is a great listener and provides great feedback and advice to parents. As for our son, his speech is exactly where it needs to be now. He also loves to read and play speech developing computer games that Andree introduced to him. We are so grateful to have her in our lives.
Both as a parent and author of children’s books on developmental issues, I searched carefully for the best speech pathologist for my daughter. Andree came highly recommended and exceeded all expectations. She was able to take the subtleties of my daughter’s situation and gear therapy specifically to her needs. She is a master at conveying what she is teaching to my daughter on one level, and to myself, on another level. Her skill, dedication, enthusiasm, and natural abilities with children made speech therapy a positive and productive experience for my daughter. She also went above and beyond in coordinating with my daughter’s school, spearheading a masterful team approach that provided guidance on how to help my daughter. Andree is a genius in her field, with whom every child is lucky to work.
My five-year-old son has been working with Andree for the past year and a half. Today, you would never know he had any speech issues at all with how amazing her work has been with him! When he started, he had very limited imaginary play or reflective language, his pronouns were confused, and he often referred to himself in the third person. In just a short time, he has completely corrected his pronouns, can carry on a reciprocal conversation, has adorable imaginary play skills and can engage other children in play themes and games now. He is happy and engaged and he LOVES Andree!