Our son Aidan loves his sessions with Heather. She engages him without losing his interest or turning into his entertainer – no small feat. We’ve learned so much from her on how to interact with Aidan and she’s always full of great ideas and recommendations that are appropriate for Aidan’s level of development. What I like most about the work she does with Aidan is that it’s not focused on vocabulary and pronunciation, but that it’s meaningful to him; what’s being nurtured is that he recognizes that he has things to express and can express those feelings. Simply put, she’s wonderful, and a role-model to my wife and I. We would recommend her without any hesitation.
– Desmond Lee & Shereen Pang
Jennifer’s professionalism impressed me from the start. She was always courteous and had a way of efficiently determining exactly the key elements of my communication difficulties during each session. As a result of my therapy sessions with her I have a better understanding of how to use my best communication skills. I feel fortunate to have found Jennifer at City Speech Centre.
– JM, Vancouver
There are people who have made a big difference in my life, and Shira is one of them. Just before I met Shira, my three year old son, Jack, was diagnosed with a language learning disorder. His painful struggle with language (expressive and receptive) was taking its toll on everyone in the family, especially poor Jack… Within months of seeing Shira, Jack was willing to socialize again, and his tantrums disappeared completely. As his trust with Shira grew, so did his willingness to communicate. Jack built up his vocabulary. He felt comfortable talking with Shira and others, even if he knew his words would “come out wrong.” Receptively, he made huge gains. Gone were the days when I would say something to my son, only to be met with a vacant stare. Jack understood me now; I could have a conversation with him. He understood books that I read to him, asking appropriate questions when they were finished. Everyday tasks at our house became simpler, less of an exhausting event. Our home became happier, more normal.
I can’t say enough about Shira. She is very professional and has a huge heart. She loves what she does. She works hard. She’s always available for questions. Frankly, I don’t know what we’d do without her. She feels like family. We’re lucky to have her.
– KC, Vancouver
Jennifer worked with my daughter for a only a few months but in that short time made a huge difference. Lucy changed from a girl who was often embarrassed to speak out because she knew she wasn’t saying her sounds correctly to a confident participant in school, her extra-curricular activities, and socially with her friends. I would not hesitate to recommend Jennifer to any family needing speech and language services.
– KP, Burnaby
My son has been working with Shira and Jennifer for the past 5 years and he enjoys his visits very much. They are professional, caring, understanding of his complex needs, and make his sessions lots of fun! His speech is consistently improving due to their help. Thank you!!
– AJ, Vancouver
Our son attended weekly speech therapy at City Speech Centre for over one year. Our son’s therapy is challenging, in part, due to his multiple diagnosis. Shira Meltzer’s innovative, fun and patient approach allowed our son’s communication to improve and allowed our son to truly enjoy his speech sessions. The only reason that our son no longer attends City Speech Centre is we moved away and but Shira is now really missed. I have no hesitation in recommending Shira Meltzer as a speech therapist to anyone, including those with very challenging speech therapy needs.
– KM, Vancouver
I wanted to … let you know how grateful I am to have found you … You are patient and loving with Sam & most of all have been incredibly impactful. Sam adores you & I know that he will miss you very, very much. I’ve learned so much from you as well & will implement a lot of what you’ve done with Sam… Thank you, thank you, thank you. You will never know how much having you in Sam’s life has meant to me & especially to him.
– LF, Los Angeles
I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you’ve done over the years to support my son. You went way beyond the role of a Speech and Language Therapist and sailed into the role of a very supportive and understanding friend. We thank you for that.
You significantly helped and supported my son, a capable child who really wanted to succeed, but couldn’t because he had a language disability. Under your tutorship, my son’s difficulty in communication was identified and treated appropriately. He made steady gains over the years and then astounded all of us with the results of his latest assessment. All the areas you had worked on were now age appropriate.
I know from experience, educators and therapists sometimes wonder if what they are doing is really making any difference in a person’s life. Well, the answer is yes. Thank you, Jennifer, for making a significant different in my child’s life. It is very much appreciated.
– WC, Vancouver
My son has been a client of Shira Meltzer at the City Speech Centre since he was three years old. Our family is so grateful for the personal care and professionalism that has been shown to our son and all of us over the years. Having a child with a speech and language impairment is a game changer, Shira has worked with passion to give our son the best help and tools possible to overcome and cope with his challenges. She is an advocate for children, and has a real interest in their well-being both in her office and beyond. My son enjoys working with Shira and so do we. City Speech Centre is to be highly recommended.
– DM, Richmond
As a result of your hard work and dedication you have changed our son’s ability to communicate. He gradually found a voice for himself in his community and now has many more options for the future. You went beyond the requirements of you position and provided support and guidance as well as the specific instruction he needed. We thank you sincerely,