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TELL US HOW EXPRESSIVE CONNECTIONS HAS HELPED:

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Our Client Success Stories

Today's Date

Tell us about how things were going before therapy began.

Dec 30, 2020

Gabriel, my first child, who was 18-month-old could not say a single word. Although his mental and behavior development were normal to his age, he showed a delay in speech development. I was extremely concerned and anxious cause I did not know how to seek help and from where I should start till, I get to know about this program.

Was there a moment that stood out to you where you felt that sense of joy, relief, or excitement?

After 2-3 months of speech sessions (twice a week), Gabriel started to show some improvements where he started to say few words like: dada, mama, more, and bye. Hearing these words coming from him for the first time was mind blowing to us :) After 5 months Gabriel extended his vocabulary and started combining two words like: sit down, stand up, socks on,...etc and soon after he started combining 3-5 words and making phrases to express himself.

Was there a specific team member that you would like to acknowledge?

Stephanie Mu, an amazing speech therapist who was assisting Gabriel and myself during these sessions, helped us a lot to achieve this. Miss Stephanie’s approach was learning through repetition, playing and engaging Gabriel in any activity. For example, the story time was a passive activity where I used to read to Gabriel each night before going to sleep, as I was practicing this in front of her, I learned that I should let Gabriel be part of this process, and start asking him WH questions to get him involved and speak, like what do you see, who is there, what they are doing, where they are going? All this got Gabriel excited to answer and enriched his vocabulary to ultimately make a complete sentence.

What has made the biggest impact on you/your family?

Seeing Gabriel improving and expressing himself with words rather than being frustrated without me knowing the reason was one of the biggest achievements. Also seeing him sharing what he did in his daycare after picking him up felt great.

Would you like to share more about your journey or where you/your child has progressed to now?

We are extremely grateful that after almost a year of speech sessions, Gabriel is now talking at a level of his age. He started picking up increasing numbers of words right after we started these sessions and later started to combine them into sentences.

“I am very pleased with our speech therapist. My daughter immediately felt comfortable with her. Through this, my daughter has begun to express herself verbally. She is able to communicate her needs and has gone from speaking one word to at least 20 words in four months”   – Angela 
"[The therapist] is absolutely wonderful.  My 2 1/2 year old daughter developed a rapport with her the first day.  [She] is patient, supportive, enthusiastic and engaging.  I have already seen my daughter's language flourish in the short time she has been working with [her].  I am extremely grateful to Expressive Connections for all of their help." - Laura
"[The therapist] has a pleasant disposition and my daughter has been quick to engage with her.  Not to mention, she brings many age appropriate toys to keep her interested and motivated in working with her.  Inga also works with the parents in giving them tips on how to continue fostering speech at home which is very helpful." - Dorothy
“I feel very blessed that [Expressive Connections provided us] my granddaughter’s therapist. She is open, humble and very enthusiastic. She established an excellent rapport with my family very early and my granddaughter’s speech skills are improving noticeably weekly because of [her] dedication.” - Mamie
“I feel very blessed that [Expressive Connections provided us] my granddaughter’s therapist. She is open, humble and very enthusiastic. She established an excellent rapport with my family very early and my granddaughter’s speech skills are improving noticeably weekly because of [her] dedication.” - Mamie
“[My son] always enjoys coming to see [his speech therapist]. When he’s home, he mentions her all the time. He can’t wait to play with her.” - David
“I enjoyed working with [therapist] so much.  She made me feel comfortable and confident during the accent modification program.  I would recommend Expressive Connections to many people wanting to have less accent.” – Ling
"My son has had over 7 speech therapists and by far [Expressive Connections’] is the best. She is very patient and goes out of her way to find out what works for him. I would highly recommend her services to anyone." – Adriane
“She is very helpful [and] my daughter loves her. From the first session they engaged very well. She’s very professional, very sweet.” – Cheryl

Here is some of the additional feedback that our clients have shared with us. We truly appreciate the kind and encouraging words from the community.

We want to make a difference in our communities, not just with the clients we see every week.  We participate in fundraising events, community outreach and even throw our own free community events, so that children of all abilities have a comfortable and safe place to have fun.  We have raised over $500,000 towards the programs and organizations that we are passionate about and will continue to share our passion and hearts with those in the greater Los Angeles region.

980 South Arroyo Parkway, Suite 100

Pasadena, CA 93063

​626-799-7955

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