I am writing to let you know how grateful we are to Granite Bay Speech for the amazing services you provide! My son Owen has been a client for just over a year and the growth he’s made has been absolutely incredible! Owen began seeing Kim Door after being diagnosed with a speech/language delay, just prior to turning 3 years old. He could barely speak 20 words and refused to mimic or engage in age-appropriate conversation. Life was hard in so many ways because of the large communication gap he experienced. Now, a year after working weekly with Kim, Owen has grown leaps and bounds in not just his speech/language but in his social skills as well. Kim has created a safe, fun and loving environment where Owen is challenged to make progress towards his speech goals each week. She is encouraging, patient and an expert at tailoring each session to Owen’s specific needs and abilities. It is obvious that Kim is not only extremely knowledgeable but enjoys working with children as well. Owen can’t wait for his speech therapy session each week and in fact, I do believe he considers Kim to be a part of our family! 😉 In addition to working with Owen, Kim has also provided my husband and I with countless tools and strategies to use at home in between sessions. I appreciate that together, client, parents and therapist, we have been able to work as a team towards the successes of my son. I couldn’t be happier with the services provided to us through Granite Bay Speech; they truly have been life-changing. I’d highly recommend any one of the fabulous therapists at Granite Bay Speech. We are so thankful to be a client here! Michelle Leatherman
My teenage son has been seeing Yvonne Katsuyama at Granite Bay Speech for over a year now and we LOVE her so much. Traveling the special ed road in the school system is not easy but Yvonne is a rare gem that actually cares about, does research for and spends time planning for her time with my son. She has the biggest heart and cares the most about how to bond with your specific child. I cannot say enough wonderful things about her. She truly has an inner glow and such a gift for connecting to teenagers. So impressed, you cannot go wrong with Yvonne. Christie P.
I highly recommend Nancy Barcal at Granite Bay Speech Clinic, located in Roseville California. I attend monthly meetings held by the National Stuttering Association, (NSA) where I first met and often see Nancy. She is very helpful and uplifting and I often leave sessions feeling better than I did when I arrived. It's easy to tell that Nancy has a passion for her work and I recommend her to anybody who is looking to improve their speech fluency. Mike Pieri. Age 20, Folsom CA.
I take a 3 hour drive to see Nancy Barcal because after meeting with many Speech Therapists during my lifetime there is no one more qualified in the subject of stuttering than Nancy Barcal. I would drive 20 hours to see Nancy that's how certain I am that she is the person who will help me the best. Nancy understands stuttering more than anyone I have ever met. I am very lucky to have met her. She treats me like a person not just a client and that means a lot to me. Her passion and compassion is evident in the way she works with you. Knowing I have Nancy at my side is all the confidence I need to know that if and when my fluency starts to deteriorate she is the just the person to get me back on track so that I can use the techniques necessary to be more in control of my speech. Noel Ahedo
Nancy meets your child where they're at - emotionally, developmentally, socially, and physically. She tailors a program to meet the needs of the child rather than using a cookie cutter program that the child must adapt to. Nancy readily suggests other avenues of support where needed and is a wealth of information for resources on how to be the best advocate you can be for your child. I have and will continue to recommend Nancy to other parents looking for real life solutions for their child. D.H. of Granite Bay, CADyslexia, learning disabilities and memory concerns
The reason my daughter started therapy at Granite Bay Speech was because she was diagnosed with having an expressive language disorder. Upon starting speech therapy, she was quickly diagnosed as also having a cluttering disorder. After only a few months of therapy, I am happy that my daughter has made significant improvements with speech that would not have been possible within the school system.Therapist Giana has been instrumental in helping my daughter achieve progress in such a short time. My daughter gets very upset when she is going to miss a session because she realizes that the therapy is resulting in remarkable improvement. It's hard work for my daughter, but Giana makes it fun and engaging. My daughter actually looks forward to each session even though some sessions are difficult for her!
The professionals at Granite Bay Speech know what needs to be done and how to do it.Yolanda
My son has autism and we needed him to receive additional Speech Therapy services beyond what we could receive through the county and the school district. He started seeing Kim (age 2) with no expressive speech at all, but 12 months later he is now speaking. He is still 6-9 months behind his normal peer group, but he is continuing to make progress weekly. He is still reluctant to speak at times, but his receptive language skills have increased greatly. Kim helped increase his comprehension skills.
We are very grateful to Kim and Granite Bay Speech for helping our son.Bryan and Jennifer R
Our daughter Elizabeth has been seeing Kimberli once a week for 7 months. At our first appointment I had no idea what to expect I just knew my almost 3 year old, was barely talking and words she seemed to know one day would disappear from her after a few weeks. That first appointment I learned its words, words, words, Kimberli not only made talking exciting for Elizabeth but she gave me the tools I needed in order to help my daughter when we left our appointment each week. When you are new to all of this having another advocate for your child is like a life line. Kimberli not only empowered Elizabeth she empowered me to help my daughter find her voice. We still have a ways to go but Elizabeth loves to talk now and although we don't understand everything she says going from a silent child to one that wants to sing along to the radio is heaven to my ears and I have no doubt we owe our huge progress to Kimberli.
Thank you so much for helping our daughter!Becky and Casey El, Dorado Hills CA
It’s difficult for most neuro-typical people to imagine social skills needing to be learned, much in the way one would study a foreign language. But this is the reality for individuals on the autism spectrum. The social skills class at Granite Bay Speech taught by Kimberli acts as a kind of immersion program for my son in this new language that he is mastering one syllable at a time. I am amazed by how much it helps him and truly inspired by his brave willingness to relinquish his comfort zone week after week.
Thanks and regards, Lori
I am extremely grateful for Yvonne. Her kind and insightful therapy has been invaluable. Recognizing something wasn’t right, we did not have an actual diagnosis of our son’s ASD until he was a teen, so naturally we were riddled with questions and concerns. Yvonne was his first therapist, and she has been wonderful! I appreciate how available she has been to me personally, as I can count on a quick response to my questions via email. Her office staff has been amazing in accommodating our hectic schedule, as well as giving us plenty of options for the inevitable makeup sessions. I think the best part about these weekly trips to Roseville is that our son actually looks forward to his one-on-one time with his new friend Yvonne. They play games, discuss his current read and talk about the latest movies – he loves the attention from this very sincere and caring lady. It has been helpful as parents to have someone else addressing our son’s social skills and other special needs associated with ASD. Yvonne has also educated us, resulting in our becoming better parents. Our only regret is that we didn’t start this therapy sooner.
Bless you Yvonne!A grateful parent of a 13 year old!
We have had a wonderful experience working with Yvonne. I was unsure of what to expect from speech testing and therapy for my young adult son. He is very hesitant when it comes to new situations but he actually enjoyed the testing and looks forward to working with her every week. Not only does she help him with social situations and pragmatics, but she has a genuine interest in his overall wellbeing and concern for his success in adult life. Navigating this special needs territory, especially for a child who was diagnosed so late, has been unfamiliar, scary and isolating. She has connected with my son and given me support. Yvonne has been a true blessing to us. Christie Provost