Private Speech Therapy Clinic - offering speech, language, hearing, and feeding/oral-motor therapy s Speak Freely is a private speech therapy clinic servicing Travis, Hays, Williamson, and Bastrop counties.
We take pride in providing the best possible therapy services for our clients. We focus on putting the needs of our families first. We welcome all of our families to sit in on all of our speech therapy sessions. Our philosophy - empower our parents to communicate, interact and take care of their children to the best of their ability. We address developmental speech and language skills in children with autism, learning disabilities, feeding disorders, Down syndrome and other special needs.
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Memorial Day is almost here, and that means summer is right around the corner! It’s been a tough school year for just about everyone—and families need a break. While parents and caregivers may feel the need to purchase workbooks, apps, and other “educational” programs for their kids to work on over summer, remember that everyday activities generally provide the best learning opportunities. Share with families of your students, clients, and patients: https://on.asha.org/3hJdOP6
Offices to resume normal schedules tomorrow. See everyone soon!
Offices closed today, hope to open mid day Thursday, and for sure open Friday.
Happy Tuesday! As our phone message states, we are closed today but will do virtual sessions for those clients that can and have power. Your clinicians will be in contact with you.
Reminder: Our offices are closed Monday and sessions will be virtual if possible. Stay home, stay safe! Email us at [email protected] if you have questions or need to reschedule.
Excited that we were able to upgrade our HVAC to keep our clinic and patients safer!
Our offices will be open as usual. See you soon!
Our offices will open at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Please call or email us if you need to reschedule your appointment.
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Play, play, play! It is the way. Use the holiday break to join in and play with your children.
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For parents of children with autism, you might be interested in this email we received today:
My name is Kelly Hargraves and I graduated from Texas State University and now I am a special education teacher in Frisco Texas. I have been working with a professor at Texas State for the past 10 years and we put on a summer camp for children with autism. Usually we hold camp at one of the local elementary schools in San Marcos Texas, but this year due to COVID we are holding it virtual. We have about 25 students signed up from all over Texas including other states such as California and Florida. This year we also have about 5 students from Brazil that will be joining. This year, my director and I decided not to charge anyone. We are accepting everyone that applies and its completely free. We have fun activities Monday through Friday from 9 to 12 through zoom. Our activities include: PE type activities, Coding with Microsoft, Virtual field trips to the Smithsonian museums, and music therapy by music therapist. We would love to have KXAN be apart of this awesome and fabulous opportunity and to share it across Austin in hopes to get more students involved. I look forward to speaking to someone about possibly doing a news report on this fabulous camp for children on the autism spectrum. My email is [email protected]
blog.asha.org Three major health plans—United HealthCare (UHC), Cigna, and Tricare—have expanded telepractice coverage for speech-language pathology services, potentially affecting more than 70 million American subscribers.
Speak Freely is here to help families that may be missing out on speech therapy services during this time. We are now offering telepractice sessions to help fill the gap! Our therapists can offer therapy targeting articulation, language and reading comprehension. If you would like more information, give us a call at (512) 233-4000.
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We have been busy today introducing our clients to telepractice sessions. Here we are working on following 3 step sequential directions while making an ice cream sunday. "It's just like a video game" as my kiddo expressed today! Life lessons such as computer navigation, problem solving errors, and that we are always learning, even adults, are priceless.
Why is it important to wash your hands? 🖐🖐🧼 This is a great visual to show kids why it’s so important to wash our hands regularly to keep germs from spreading 🦠 and to prevent getting sick.
When should adults and children be washing their hands? •After arriving somewhere new •Before leaving •After coughing it’s blowing your nose •After using the restroom •After playing outside •Before cooking or eating a meal
At Speak Freely, we have already begun to implement stricter deep cleaning protocols after each 1 on 1 session which includes hand washing upon arrival and before leaving therapy. Our therapists and patients’ health and safety are our number 1 priority!
Hello everyone! Here's your chance to get Teach Your Monster to read free!
Teach Your Monster to Read has been approved by a panel of educational experts appointed by the Department for Education. To celebrate, we've made the app free until Friday 28th February! Download in the Apple App store.
Speak Freely & KidSensations are offering free speech and fine motor screenings for children 3-6 years of age Saturday, February 29 from 8:30am-12pm. Please sign up for either an OT screen, Speech screen or both. We try to perform all screenings within 30 minutes and each family will leave with an idea of your child's strengths and weaknesses.
Sign up with the signupgenius.com link on Speak Freely’s Facebook event.
If you would like to set up a formal evaluation instead, please call 512-233-4000. For more information about what we do visit:
Both Speak Freely & KidSensations have offices in south Austin and Dripping Springs!
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We are always looking for volunteers, so if you know any high schoolers, college students or you wish to help out please sign-up or share with others groups!
signupgenius.com Hey Everyone, The DSACT Speech Program is now the Parent Empowering Articulation in Kids program. We are kicking off our new year and have many more volunteer opportunities for students. Our new program is 18 months long and meets twice a month during the first year so many more dates to choose...
Happy Holidays from all of us at Speak Freely! Thank you for being apart of our family, and we hope you have a wonderful day with friends & family!
This little one worked on following directions during her first craft activity with her therapist this season. This was a great opportunity to talk about holiday vocabulary like: ornament, bow, ribbon, and globe.
Miss Zoey got to talk about all of her favorite holiday things. Gingerbread, candy canes, and twinkle lights, oh my! What are your favorite holiday things? Comment in one word or emoji below!
Some of our friends are camera shy, but all of our friends like to get crafty This friend decided to think out of the box with globe ornaments this year and had the idea to make it into a fox. The result was a first for our craft room; a fun, forest fox for his Christmas tree.
We love using playdoh in therapy. So many versatile ways to play with it. Penny decided she wanted to “bake” with her playdoh and made several gingerbread cookies in between speech practice. It was her idea to make him with a smiley face because he was feeling happy 😊
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