• Speech for Young Talkers

    a Speech Therapy Corporation

  • We provide evaluation and treatment for children with various speech and language disorders, specializing in Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

    We offer office-based and in-home speech therapy services throughout the San Fernando and Conejo Valleys

    Our Practice

    We are passionate about helping children learn to communicate in their own unique way. We provide evaluation, differential diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment for children with all speech and language disorders including suspected and confirmed Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), Autism Spectrum Disorder, genetic disorders, social communication disorders, auditory processing difficulties, neurological disorders, cognitive impairments, as well as phonological, articulation and various language disorders.

    Our Services

    We specialize in providing speech therapy services to toddlers through teenagers. We formulate a unique treatment plan for each child that uses multi-modalities and expertly-selected treatment methods (including, Motor Learning Theory) for each child.

     

    We use a family-oriented and collaborative approach for each child. We offer parent training to facilitate home practice, and advocacy for the rights and services for your child.

  • New Clients

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    Contact us for services to get started.

    Office: (818)280-6310

    Email: linda@s4yt.com

     

    Portal Information

    Next, you will receive your unique username and password.

    You will be provided a unique username and password to your portal where you can access all your client paperwork, billing, and contact your speech provider.

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  • About the Practice

    We combine experience with passion, creativity, and dedication.

    Linda LaRue M.A., CCC-SLP

    Owner/Speech Language Pathologist

    Linda has 30 years experience evaluating and treating children of all ages with various speech, language, pragmatic, social communication and cognitive disorders, specializing in Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Linda has 10 years experience working with children with CAS and regularly attends conferences to maintain the most current knowledge and training in the field. She also provides early intervention services with children birth to three years in the home. Linda also has extensive experience with adults, as she spent her first 10 years of her practice working with adults and adolescences with traumatic brain injury and neurological disorders.

     

    She is a Professor at California State University Northridge (CSUN) Communication Disorders Department teaching Diagnostics and Early Intervention classes. She was also a Clinical Supervisor at the CSUN Early Intervention Program.

     

    Linda is clinically certified through the American Speech Language Hearing Association and licensed by the State of California. She is PROMPT trained and maintains this extensive professional training through attending conferences with leading experts to learn the most current research and therapy practices.

  • About Social Zones

    A Social Communication and Self-Regulation Group A collaboration between a speech pathologist and an occupational therapist 

    Social Zones is presented as a collaboration between a speech pathologist and an occupational therapist in order to engage children in a multi-disciplinary approach toward social integration. Social Zones Groups will combine parts of Zones of Regulation® Curriculum, Superflex® Curriculum, Social Thinking® Curriculum with sensory-motor activities and parent training for a unique approach to self-identification of regulation level, self-awareness of negative thought patterns, and some basic strategies for entering and sustaining social interaction. At the end of the 8 sessions, each child will have an individualized tool box of techniques and strategies for replacement behaviors, strategies and techniques. Additionally, parents will have an individualized toolbox of strategies to assist their child in self-management and social skills.

    There is a growing number of children who exhibit difficulties engaging with peers due to a combination of deficits including: social communication, sensory integration and regulation and social interaction skills. There are intervention approaches that address these deficits independent of each other, but very few that address them collectively in one program. We have developed ‘Social Zones’, a social skills program to work on social communication and sensory regulation deficits in a peer group format.

     

    The program will also incorporate parent teaching and training of the techniques for carryover of skills in the home, school and community. The long-term goal of creating Social Zones Groups is to increase each child’s social interaction, self-regulation and communication skills with peers and for generalization of these skills at home, school and community with parent and family support.

     

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  • Social Zones

    NEW TIME! 4:30-6:00 pm
     
    June 13-July 28, 2019

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  • CHADD San Fernando Valley Meeting

    May 29, 2019

    The Zones of Regulation: Guiding ADHD Children to Greater Self Regulation & Emotional Control

    The school year is almost over and for many of us, our greatest wish as parents is a peaceful summer, filled with positive growth for our ADHD kiddos. Get a jump-start on that peace and growth by joining us for our last parent meeting of the school year (no parent meetings will be held in June or July). Linda LaRue, speech pathologist, and Susan Walker, occupational therapist, will educate us about the Zones of Regulation® and share how the Zones can be used to help children (and parents) gain self-awareness and learn to to self-identify and improve their regulation and emotional control from within.

     

    Linda and Susan are the creators of the Social Zones program, which combines parent training + sensory motor activities + aspects of curriculum from the highly-regarded Zones of Regulation®, Superflex®, and Social Thinking® programs in a group setting. Their program offers a unique approach to self-identification of regulation level, self-awareness of negative thought patterns, and strategies for entering and sustaining social interaction.

  • Testimonials

    Age: 3, Apraxia

    "When we started with Linda my child could speak about 20 words. Within 2 months my child could attempt over 200 words and less than 6 months after working with Linda he is speaking in full sentences. Everyone that knows him is amazed. Linda's patience with both parents and children is endless, her technical knowledge is sharp and she is a pleasure to work with!"

    Age: 9, Autism

    "We have been with Linda for approximately a year now. I love that Linda keeps activities fresh and interesting. Her energy is on point and our son took an instant liking to her. She is patient and full of great recommendations and advice."

    Age: 3, Apraxia

    "We started services with Linda when my daughter was 3 years old. She was officially diagnosed with apraxia. Prior to that point she had been receiving speech services with regional for one year, but we had not seen much progress. Within six months of working with Linda, we saw significant progress. As a parent to witness that after all the struggle and worry is the best feeling! I really appreciate Linda taking the time after every session to really educate me regarding my daughter’s diagnosis, review with me what she has worked on in session with her, and provide helpful suggestions of what to practice at home with her. Linda truly cares about the work she does and I feel like she is really invested in helping my daughter. We appreciate her!!!!!"

    Age: 6, Apraxia

    "Our daughter was diagnosed with Apraxia at age 3. We have had 3 different speech therapists since the diagnosis. In a time of concern to try and find a new therapist with knowledge and skill to help a child with Apraxia, Linda was our saving grace! Immediately saw the blessing in having to find a new therapist because Linda has been so knowledgeable, helpful, kind, caring, and informative. Our daughter has shown great progress and we look forward to hearing our sweet girl express herself with confidence and ease as she grows. Thank you Linda!"

  • Our Policies

    Rates

    • We charge an hourly rate payable on the day of the appointment.
    • We accept some insurance plans and/or provide a Superbill to submit to insurance companies for reimbursement.

    Scheduling

    • Contact us to schedule an appointment.

    Cancellation Policy

    • You must notify us at least 24 hours in advance if you wish to cancel your appointment. 

    Contact

    • Please contact us with any questions about our services.
    • Email us: linda@s4yt.com
    • Call us: (818) 280-6310

    California Department of Developmental Services

    For Regional Center clients

  • Contact Us

    We would love to hear from you!

    20945 Devonshire St., Suite 101B
    Chatsworth, CA 91311
    (818)280-6310
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