The center has been an amazing center of healing for my brother, Jimmy.
Before his speech therapy sessions with Diane Brown, my brother was practically non-verbal. Due to his intellectual disability, he didn’t understand the basic structure of a conversation.
After a few sessions with Diane (whom we highly recommend as a speech therapist), Jimmy has been talking more and more. He is slowly understanding the purpose and format of asking questions as well as giving answers to questions. He is more open to talking to others, and has even made a few friends. Not only has his speech improved, but Jimmy has also been taught to recognize and express his emotions better. With the help of Diane and the other instructors, Jimmy has been able to talk through his problems more effectively than before.
What I love about the Aspire center is their continued advocacy for my brother Jimmy. I really appreciate how they think holistically about Jimmy in terms of his speech, his mental health, issues, and his self-esteem.
If you are thinking about speech therapy sessions for yourself or a loved one, I can’t recommend them enough!