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. Shira loves what she does and 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.
Shira, 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.
Our son attended weekly speech therapy with Shira 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 therapy with Shira is that 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.