I can't say enough great things about Ms. Long! She was the speech therapist for our oldest son during his time in early intervention. She was dedicated and met my little one where he was, always working from a strength-based lens. Her ability to connect with him and passion for her work, was felt and showed. This made her time with our son extremely transformative. She maintained great communication and was supportive through some uncertain times. She gave me confidence in moments when I wasn't sure how much my son would progress. We are eternally grateful to Ms. Long. We now have a very verbal and verbally agile 4 year old!
Ms. Long is now providing services for our new 18 month old, and we couldn't be happier! There was no question on who our service provider would be, once the need for speech services was identified! She's become an unofficial member of our family.
"Our son literally jumps for joy..."
I wholeheartedly recommend Kelsey Long. She is unwaveringly positive and supportive, and facilitated great progress in our son's speech. Kelsey always provides engaging and educational activities for our son and has been instrumental in teaching us how to effectively cultivate his development. Kelsey is a pleasure to work with, and our son literally jumps for joy when Kelsey arrives to work with him!
"...my son will not stop speaking!"
Our experience with Spark Speech has been hands down amazing. We were seeing another speech therapist prior to Spark Speech and the method was not interactive and almost felt like a form of punishment for my 2 year old. Moreover, the former speech therapist told me to stop working with her once she determined my child was capable of making certain sounds. Kelsey worked with my son to really get him comfortable with speech, not just confirm whether or not he would one day speak. She makes her sessions fun and engaging and my child would light up every time he met with her. It has been the best experience for our whole family and we are so grateful for her help and services and now my son will not stop speaking!
"I now know the impact a great SLP has on an entire family"
In the time that my daughter worked with Kelsey, she made immense progress. In addition to updating us regularly on what our daughter was working on in her speech sessions, Kelsey also took the time to teach us how to continue working on these skills at home.
Kelsey has had an incredible impact on our daughter's life. We are now able to connect with her not only to understand her wants and needs but also to understand her as a whole person.
I now know the impact that a great SLP has, not only on a child but on the entire family.
"...professional beyond words."
I cannot sing Sparks Speech's praises enough. Kelsey came to us and made customized material for our son’s needs. We had no idea what the real issue was besides his delay. She figured it out. Fronting. And then made these laminated flashcards for us to practice when she wasn't here. She also made learning fun! They would play on our sandbox and do adventures outside and in! Kelsey has so much integrity and is professional beyond words. She truly loves what she does. This is her gift and blessing. I have to mention that for the first time in 3 years "Alexa" was able to understand our son asking for Baby Shark and my husband got it on video and I cried. Call Kelsey. You won't regret it!