Therapeutic Language Clinic, Inc.

Center for Speech & Language, Occupational, Feeding and Physical Therapy

“Growing Independence with Tender Loving Care”

About Us

Our Story

Our story is similar to that of our symbol, the lotus flower. Three months prior to opening, we were devastated to learn that the wonderful company we loved and worked for was closing its doors. Suddenly faced with the decision to disperse to other companies or to join together and start one of our own, we are proud to say that we chose to rise up from those murky waters so that we could once again radiate into the world; together, as a team. Team TLC! 

We see each of our clients from this view point: Whatever mud you were born into, whatever your struggles in life, we are here to help you rise up with clarity and poise to radiate your unique brand of awesomeness into the world!

Since opening in 2016, we have added a couple more professionals who round out our team nicely!  We all work closely together, exchanging insight and perspective throughout the day, enhancing each other’s skills and comprehension regularly.  You will hear much laughter at TLC; we enjoy life, our clients, their families and each other, and always strive to move forward together!

 

Vision Statement

Therapeutic Language Clinic, Inc is a dynamic team that provides all types of support within the surrounding community.  Not only providing a variety of high-quality, collaborative therapeutic services, but also a bevy of resources, information, activities and supports.  Our clients and their families have access to an ever-expanding knowledge base and multidisciplinary resources, experience fun and engaging activities tailored to their needs and abilities, and receive support for emotional, behavioral and familial communication issues.

What’s Happening This Month!

What People Are Saying About Us

Exceptional and caring therapists and responsive office staff.

– Melissa H

Wonderful people. Very helpful. They work with you.

-Tambrlyn N

Therapeutic Language Clinic has been the best thing that has ever happened to my family!!!! My son is 13 years old and has made more progress in the last two years than he has with any other speech and OT therapy in the traditional school setting. The staff at Therapeutic Language is extremely caring and most of all accommodating to my son and his needs!!! Maria at the front desk is always so welcoming and sweet, and Julie is very patient and attentive to my son, and Emily’s speech services have been without a doubt life changing! She is the best and we absolutely love her!!!!!

-Jessica B

My son is 9 years old and we’ve been going here for about 2 years. He has been making steady progress in his attempt to communicate.… A door of hope has opened and I cannot thank God enough for leading us to this place!  The clinic is very clean, beautifully arranged and relaxing. All the therapists are just about the sweetest people you can hope for. Maria was relentless about finding just the perfect spot for our sessions!

 

-Mena N

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“Like a lotus flower we rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world” -Yakuzan

Our Recent Events

Teen Boys Movement 2019

Children's Choice Book Awards 2019

Winter Wonderland 2018

Trick-Or-Treat 2018

Departments & Services

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Multidisciplinary

Occupational

Physical

Speech & Language

Feeding

Early Intervention

Meet Our Team

Emily Smith

Emily Smith

Director, Speech Therapist, MS, CCC-SLP

Meet Emily, Director of TLC! A practicing Speech Pathologist with more than two decades of experience working with kids with disabilities, she strives to enhance confidence in, and awareness of, communication in all its various forms through the use of heartfelt, holistic, family-centered approaches. Her extensive background in ABA combines with a plethora of training to assist those struggling with childhood apraxia of speech, social skills, oral motor delays and/or the need for augmentative and alternative communication, making her a well-rounded therapist who is able to find a way to help each client meet their goals.

Emily can be described as creative, compassionate, energetic, sensitive, and somewhat eccentric! 

Maria Escobedo

Maria Escobedo

Office Administrator, BA

Meet Maria! Our amazing office administrator was invaluable in founding this new business, with an unbreakable drive to keep our family of therapists together and the services in place for our clients. She really enjoys helping generalize therapeutic goals in her interactions with them and observing the networking that families do in the waiting room. A former preschool teacher with a degree in Child Development, Maria is a helpful spirit who spends her off-time volunteering at the SPCA. 

Maria can be described as dependable, organized, caring, a great listener and having an impressive memory! 

Tracy Halloran

Tracy Halloran

Physical Therapist, MS, PT

Meet Tracy! This energetic physical therapist has made such a splash in our world! Tracy wanted a career that kept her up, moving and active.  After decades of experience fulfilling this desire with the geriatric population, she made the leap into pediatrics, with such fun results! She really enjoys teaching and incorporating patient/family education while improving function and mobility. Her favorite things to target in therapy include functional goals, strength and balance. On her downtime, you might find Tracy hanging with her husband and kids, traveling, boating, hiking, biking, camping, shopping or reading.

Tracy can be described as active, supportive, fun, independent and a worrier.

Larissa Boyer

Larissa Boyer

Speech Therapist, MA, CCC-SLP

Meet Larissa! An excellent speech therapist and the head of our SOS-based feeding therapy department, she loves to work with a wide variety of disorders and ages, especially language delays, swallowing and feeding disorders, oral motor difficulties, childhood apraxia of speech and early intervention clients. On her downtime, you can find Larissa spending time with her family and friends, traveling, playing games and dancing. She also has a particular affinity for goats!

Larissa can be described as motivated, inquisitive, energetic, kind and imaginative!

 

 

Kristine Origone

Kristine Origone

Speech Assistant, BS, SLPA

Meet Kristine! A phenomenal speech assistant, Kristine has many years of experience working with people with special needs in a variety of environments. She is currently going to school to be a licensed counselor, and seeps with compassion and understanding for all of her clients and their families! Her favorite things to work on in therapy include emotional regulation and behavior, and she just loves those with introverted personalities. Her downtime is spent with friends and family, going on walks and journaling.

Kristine can be described as kind, attentive, goal-oriented, patient, and one who enjoys helping!

  

Julie Guyer

Julie Guyer

Occupational Therapist, MS, OTR/L

Meet Julie! The head of our occupational therapy department, and an extremely helpful and knowledgeable person, Julie not only is an amazing OT and SOS-trained feeding therapist, but also helps our speech, physical and feeding therapists understand and utilize various sensory techniques to make sessions go more smoothly. She loves working with kids and helping people overcome obstacles in order to become more independent in their daily lives. She enjoys meeting fine motor and self-help goals, but also likes to incorporate postural control strategies and exercises into every possible activity and routine, as it is a foundation for such a wide variety of skills.

Julie can be described as hard-working, intelligent, consistent, calm and articulate!

Kay Slutsky

Kay Slutsky

Occupational Therapist, BA, OTR/L

Meet Kay! This phenomenal occupational therapist carries with her a wealth of knowledge and resources and uses such patience and compassion with everyone she comes into contact with. Self-regulation is a big component to her therapeutic approach, especially through movement and breath. She strives to teach kids that they are in charge of their own bodies and loves to see how empowered they are once they experience such a change! Kay enjoys yoga, nature, dancing, painting, reading and spending time with loved ones.

Kay can be described as Energetic, Sincere, Caring, Creative and Curious.