What Our Clients Say
"The Speech Emporium was an answer to our prayers. At three years old, my son had never had a meaningful conversation with me. He would point, grunt, and cry. We had gone through the early childhood program through the school district, but I knew we needed to do more. After being evaluated by Jennifer Swearengin at The Speech Emporium, my son was diagnosed with Apraxia. Immediately, he began an intensive program of articulation work. It was a long process, but by the time he turned 4, we were making serious progress. My son was becoming more and more intelligible, not only to his family, but also his teachers in preschool.
I dreaded the day that he would start Kindergarten because I was so afraid he would fall behind or be teased because of his speech issues. It never happened! Now 7 years old, my son is doing incredibly well in school. He is on grade level in all subjects and has many friends. We still attend speech, but only to clean up some of his grammar that did not develop while we were focusing mainly on articulation.
My son would not be experiencing this success had it not been for Jennifer and Patti of The Speech Emporium. They both worked with him during those beginning years when he so desperately wanted to communicate but couldn't. They researched outside of their practice to help find the best possible plan of action for treating my son and sent home homework activities that complemented their therapy sessions.
I highly recommend The Speech Emporium for any child struggling with speech concerns. Their staff is professional,, compassionate, and determined to produce exceptional results in each and every speech client."
--Christie, mother to 7 year old son
"I had a stroke when I was 61 years old. After initial therapy and a move to the northwest part of the county to be near our daughter, we discovered The Speech Emporium. Jennifer Swearengin came very highly recommended, as a previous student of one of my initial therapists at Baylor College of Medicine. I have been receiving treatment from Ms. Swearengin for five years now. She is consistently well-prepared and has been instrumental in my progress in being able to communicate verbally. In addition to her teaching skills, she is a very positive and caring person, and is now more of a friend than a therapist. I highly recommend The Speech Emporium!"
--Lecia, 70 year old stroke survivor, living with aphasia
"When you have a child with a speech need, you want people in his/her life who are concerned about how speech affects all aspects of life, not just academics. That's what we found at The Speech Emporium. We fully trust in the therapists and what they believe are the best techniques and strategies for our child. They have studied our son and asked for our input to ensure that he is attaining the progress necessary. After 5 years with The Speech Emporium, we will not go anywhere else."
--Gretchen, mother to 10 year old son