When Christina began her speech therapy with Harla she was 2 years old and only speaking about 20 words – most of them were missing the beginning sounds. Five months later and Christina is using 4 and 5 word phrases and pronouncing many words clearly. She is able to call her brother and sister by name and can be heard talking as she plays. People are commenting about how well Christina is speaking.
Christina looks forward to her sessions with Harla and gets excited when I announce that “Harla is coming to play today.” Harla always encourages Christina and cheers for her when she accomplishes something new. Harla earned Christina’s trust and now is able to touch her face while using PROMPT. Harla is always giving helpful hints and ideas on how we can continue to work with Christina on our own.
Thanks to her sessions with Harla Christina has made amazing progress
- Valerie S.
" I met Harla 4 years ago when she evaluated my older son regarding a concern about stuttering. She left a wonderful impression on my husband and I. So when my younger son, Christian turned 18 months and was still not talking I knew exactly where to go....The Speech Tree!
Harla has worked with Christian for a year now and the progress he has made is astounding! Her vast knowledge of child developement and genuine care for my son helped me better understand his delays and the therapy needed to help him reach his milestones. Christian has caught up in so many areas and continues to amaze me with the progress he makes each week. Christian loves his "playdates" with Harla. He is always so happy to see her. The warm and inviting atmosphere will make any child feel right at home. Harla has a wealth of information to help parents transition her strategies into everyday life at home. It has allowed me to easily practice with my son without adding stress to an already busy schedule. Her unique blend of strategies and services are always tailored to fit Christian's needs. Harla is an absolute gift to my family and we will be forever grateful."
"Michelle and Harla are like my second family. Michelle and Harla go above and beyond to help teach you how to help your child as well as have their own techniques to get them to speak clearly or eat foods that are impossible to get near them at home. It's truly amazing how the kids go in and are excited to work. Lorraine helps makes dealing with insurance easier. The Speech Tree is a blessing to us. I don't know where I would have been without those girls."
About a year ago, when our daughter was 5 1/2, we contacted Harla Rudolph at "The Speech Tree" for feeding therapy, because our daughter was not eating very well. She had many issues with texture, in addition, she would refuse to try any new foods. Everything she ate had to be of a soft consistency. Harla has completely changed all that! She has been incredible with our daughter and has created a feeding program that works best for her! I look back to a year ago and cannot believe how far she has come! Now we can go to a party or restaurant and not have to worry about bringing special meals for our daughter any longer! She gets very excited to sit with her friends at a party and eat whatever is being served. Our daughter is a completely different child now and meal time is no longer a struggle. We are truly grateful for everything Harla has accomplished with her, especially how she has educated my husband and I, and given us the tools we needed to help our daughter alleviate any future food issues. We highly recommend Harla Rudolph at The Speech Tree. She has changed our lives!
My daughter has been working with Harla two times a week for about a month for speech and eating therapy. From the moment we met Harla we knew she was amazing! Our daughters progress has been remarkable and my husband and I will be forever grateful to her. We feel blessed that Harla has come into our lives and look forward to each session simply because we know as parents we made the right decision when we walked into The Speech Tree and was greeted by that sweet smile on Harla's face.