Nature-Based Speech-Language Therapy

Nature is one of our greatest teachers, and children need more time outside.  Nature-based speech-language therapy cultivates receptive, expressive, and social language development.  Through exploration in nature, children naturally ask questions, produce spontaneous comments, and develop an embodied understanding of their world. A variety of speech-language goals, including articulation, can be creatively targeted outside. 

" My son loves working with Melanie in nature!  He looks forward to having his weekly sessions in the park, and I love having some outdoor time embedded in our busy schedule. I think he gets more work done and is making faster progress by doing his sessions outdoors. I think the natural setting puts his brain at ease so his work with Melanie is more effective."  - Parent

My experience with Melanie has  been exceptional.  She has been working with my son for many years. The work she has done with him is making a huge difference in his life on so many levels. She is not your typical therapist that does the very basic or just good enough job.  She goes far and beyond.  She truly care about her clients! Plus Melanie’s voice is so calming.  She creates a peaceful and safe environment for the kids she work with.  It’s no surprise my son’s favorite therapist is Melanie. I believe based on my experience and the progress I see with my son, that she is one of the best speech therapist in the country.  She has the knowledge, the experience and skills to adapt her process to make it unique for each one of her clients. I know my son is in good hands when he is working with her, and I’m very happy to see what this means for my son’s future. Thank you Melanie! - Parent 

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Santa Monica, CA, USA