For over 25 years our professional bilingual licensed Speech-Language Pathologists at Children’s Speech Center, Inc. have been treating all types of speech and language disorders in children of all ages, ranging from newborns to adolescents. We are professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality and most effective communication intervention available for each child in a friendly and nurturing atmosphere. We also provide our patients with the appropriate referrals to accurately assess and treat the whole child.
Make sure to come visit our bigger and better Children’s Speech Center, including a Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy gym, expanded services, and more room and staff for us to help your children.
Speech and Language Evaluations
A speech and language evaluation is a comprehensive, individualized assessment and analysis of all aspects of communication. This includes an assessment of the following:
- Language & Language Use
- Language Fluency
- Social Interaction Skills
- Vocal and Oral Motor Competence
- Receptive & Expressive Language
- Articulation, Phonology, Stuttering, & Voice Disorders
- Oral Motor Difficulties
The assessment is conducted by a speech-language pathologist (SLP) with the assistance of the family. Based on the results, recommendations and a Plan of Care are then developed by the SLP.
Speech and Language Therapy
Therapy consists of a series of regularly scheduled appointments to target specific speech and/or language goals which were identified during the evaluation process. These goals are usually accomplished over time. Therapy is conducted individually. Family members participate in the therapeutic process through home practice activities to promote carryover of newly acquired skills.
Occupational Therapy (Coming Soon)
Occupational therapy helps children develop the skills needed to be successful in their everyday lives. Developmentally delayed and/or special needs children have difficulty interpreting sensory information from their environment and progressing normally through the stages of sensory and cognitive development. Occupational therapy focuses on developmentally appropriate skills that enhance fine and gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, sensory interpretation, dexterity and core strength, to name just a few. Our occupational therapists work one-on-one with each child to maximize their potential.
Read Write Improve Tutoring Program
Our READ WRITE IMPROVE tutoring program (open to children in Kindergarten through 5th grade) is designed to build and enhance your child’s reading and writing skills to ensure a strong foundation for future academic success. Our Program focuses on these very important core areas of learning using auditory, visual, language and comprehension techniques. Building strength in these fundamental areas provides the proper foundation for successful learning. Each child receives one-on-one, highly individualized instruction focusing on their specific area(s) of difficulty, ranging from phonics and vocabulary to time management and reducing test anxiety, and everything in between.
Our Talking Tots Program is designed to provide an academic-based, intensive language intervention program for children two to four years of age. Children are presented with age appropriate language, social and sensory-motor activities to facilitate learning while being encouraged to develop their language and academic skills, as well as developing their individual potential by interacting with peers under the guided supervision of our dedicated professionals. The Program is supervised and directed by certified teachers, certified speech pathologists and speech therapy assistants. Each class is kept to a minimum size (8 children max.) in order to ensure adult to child attention and maximum guided opportunities for learning.
Program Emphasis includes:
- Pre-literacy skills
- Basic concepts: letters, numbers, and colors
- Problem solving: puzzles, blocks
- Social Interaction Skills
- Vocal and Oral Motor Competence
- Music Therapy
- and more!
Meet Our Staff
Victoria Guzman, M.S. CCC-SLP
For over 26 years, Victoria Guzman, M.S. CCC-SLP has been providing treatment to children with a variety of exceptionalities and communication disorders. Her experience has been with children from newborns to adolescents both in the school system and private practice. Mrs. Guzman received her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Nova University. She is a certified member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), a member of the Florida Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA). Mrs. Guzman is certified in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), certified as an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist with Early Steps Children’s Medical Services, a Fast ForWord provider, and a guest lecturer for the Master’s Program in Speech Pathology at Florida International University. In 1998, Victoria opened Children’s Speech Center, Inc. to provide services to children in a child friendly and family oriented environment. The Center focuses on all aspects of a child’s communication to enhance their skills and maximize therapy results. Mrs. Guzman has developed the Talking Tots Language Program, an intensive language program for children between the ages of two and four years old. Mrs. Guzman is also affiliated with Florida International University and Nova Southeastern University to supervise University interns completing their required hours for their Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
Jennifer A. Del Amo, M.S. CCC-SLP
Jennifer A. Del Amo is a bilingual Speech Language Pathologist who completed her Clinical Fellowship Year at Children’s Speech Center in 2008. Ms. Del Amo earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2005, and completed her Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology in 2007 from Florida International University. Jennifer completed one of her internships with us in 2006, and was hired as a Speech Pathologist in 2007. Her current caseload includes children with varying communication and social disorders, including: Autism, Language Disorders, Fluency Disorders, Auditory Processing Disorders Articulation/Phonological Disorders, Oral Motor Function Disorders, Downs Syndrome, Developmental Delays and Pragmatic Disorders.
Jessica Sanchez, M.S. CCC-SLP
Jessica Sanchez has 9 years of pediatric experience in the field of speech language pathology. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders in 2007. She worked as a speech language pathologist assistant in Orlando before moving to Miami where she continued to practice as an SLP-A for several more years before earning her master’s degree from Florida International University. After graduating with her masters in 2014, Mrs. Sanchez completed her Clinical Fellowship at Children’s Speech Center, where she continues to practice as an ASHA and state certified speech language pathologist. Mrs. Sanchez is PROMPT trained and incorporates the PROMPT technique into her therapy sessions.
Nannette Rodriguez, Office Manager
Nannette Rodriguez has been with Children’s Speech Center since 2004. She brings with her over 26 years experience with the speech and language community. Nannette is responsible for patient relations, insurance authorizations and billing, scheduling all therapies for the Center and scheduling screenings conducted outside the office.
We are always looking for passionate, energetic and dedicated individuals that are excited about helping our children achieve their highest potential. Applications are always accepted for the following positions:
- Speech Language Pathologists (CCC and CF)
- Speech Language Pathology Assistants
- Occupational Therapists-Licensed
Feel free to email us your resume here.
12494 SW 127 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33186