"Dougie has worked with other speech therapists before, but none of them compare to Sarina! Dougie is classic Asperger's (rigidity, behavior and control issues), making him more challenging than most. Sarina is able to see the good, low self esteem little boy behind the behaviors. Sarina has a wonderful way in working with Dougie, getting him to do language and social/pragmatic work, while making it fun! On her own initiative, Sarina met with Dougie's team in school in order to ensure consistency in approach across all environments. I love that she is utilizing Michelle Garcia Winner’s social skills curriculum! We are thankful that we found her, and are grateful for all of her hard work. Bless you Sarina!"
"My son is an Asperger's child and has been receiving speech therapy for several years. I am very pleased with the quality of the services he receives and the warm environment in which these services are delivered by a kind and caring therapist, Sarina Hoell. I am quite pleased with the progress my son is making and it is reassuring to me to see the enthusiasm with which he approaches each session."
"My son is three years old and Apraxic. When we brought him to Rizza Miro and Associates, he was not talking yet. By his second speech therapy session, Sarina had him saying 'Eat! More! and Bye!'"
"The kindness of others continues to restore my faith in humanity. [My daughter] Lily is doing so well with Sarina. I have to tell you how hesitant I was at first coming to [Rizza's] facility because I have been unable to find a single SLP who has experience with stuttering and is willing to tackle it. Sarina has made great progress with Lily and I am indebted to her. Sarina really, really cares about all the children she treats. She wears her heart on the outside, so I know this is true. [Rizza,] you are lucky to have her with your practice and I feel so lucky to have found her. Thank you again for your assistance and please tell Sarina what a guardian angel she has become to Lily and me."
"Tyler is progressing very well. He is now able to better articulate his thoughts and feelings and have the listener understand what he is trying to say/communicate. Nicole continues to bring the best out of Tyler, challenging him each step of the way as he improves and understands the importance of clearly communicating."
"My daughter has made great progress working with Nicole. The therapists here are very friendly and great with all the kids. Great atmosphere!"
"My son always looks forward to his speech therapy sessions with Nicole. He has fun while learning. She is always coming up with new ideas/games to help him stay engaged and interested."
"My son Tommy is always excited to see Nicole. He has been seeing Nicole for almost 2 years and has made great progress."
"If you're a mom like I was before feeding therapy, you understand how devastating it can be for your child to run from the table because he smells carrots or peas in one of the dishes. You know the pain and feelings of personal failure associated with not being able to feed your child a healthy meal because he won't touch certain foods with his hands.
"My daughter has been receiving speech therapy with Rizza and Julianne for almost 2 years now for speech apraxia, and what can I say but they are both wonderful! My daughter's speech has improved greatly. You just have to walk into the office and feel the passion and love that everyone employed there have for helping children. I feel very blessed to have found such warm and competent people to work with my daughter. Everyone has obstacles in their lives and Rizza & Associates definitely made the difference in easing and improving my daughters. I will be very glad when the day comes that speech is no longer necessary, but I will definitely miss Rizza and Julianne. Thank you for caring and doing your job so well!"
"Julianne has helped my son with a broad range of skills that have helped him advance in school. Her attention to detail and ever-evolving lesson plans has targeted his weaknesses, while building his confidence in his strengths. I don’t know where he would be without her interventions."
"My son Joseph began seeing Ms. Jul when he was two years old for an expressive delay. Not only was Ms. Jul great with Joseph, she helped us to understand where Joey was, where he needed to be, and how she was going to get him up to speed. She was extremely informative and helped us get through milestones. Ms. Jul also prepared us for possible future occurrences like processing delays. We knew what to look for and where to go to help him all because of her. She truly is our inspiration and has helped Joseph become who he is today! Having a child with CAPD is a hard task but with the help of Ms. Jul our world is easier and brighter. We couldn’t have found a better therapist for Joseph. We all lover her! She is the best."
"My daughter began speech therapy with Jul a year after beginning speech therapy with another therapist. After only 7 months in her case, the difference in my daughter’s speech is remarkable. The clarity and articulation with which she speaks is greatly improved and, equally important, her self-confidence has sky rocketed. I cannot thank you guys enough for improving her quality of life."
"Our son started speech with Jul in January and he has made tremendous progress. It was a challenging year because we were in the beginning phases of finding out that he had mixed expressive receptive language disorder, as you can imagine communication was difficult. Jul has not only helped our son but she has helped us understand more effective ways to communicate with him and it has changed our lives. She has given us tools to use throughout the week that help strengthen his skills. As a result he is much happier, confident and his behavior has improved. He can come home from school now and tell us about his day and that makes us very happy. I feel the future is looking bright for him.
Thank you so much Jul!"
"My son was diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder. Before working with Rizza & Jul, I wasn't sure how he was going to make it through kindergarten. After a year, he is on par with his classmates, reading and understanding the context of the stories and loves school. He has the confidence and tools to make it and continues to work with Jul. I don't know where he would be without Rizza Miro & Associates. I can't thank them enough."
"JT has been working with Miss Jul for a year now and we could not be happier! We have seen such an improvement with JT's speech. She has been wonderful to work with; so patient and kind. I truly feel that she cares about JT and his progress. JT is a shy child but LOVES Miss Jul and looks forward to seeing her every week! I am truly grateful that we found Rizza Miro & Miss Jul!"
"Emily has been my son's speech therapist for the past 3 years. We have been very pleased with the services that Emily has provided. Emily has always established individualized goals for my son that were specifically set to meet his needs. Emily has always been consistent with parental contact as well as teacher contact to better understand our son's areas of speech that he needs to improve upon. She also informs us of things to look for and work on at home with our son's speech for reinforcement."
"Emily uses the perfect combination of strictness, patience, and genuine care to connect with my son and get him to work to his maximum potential. Emily is so knowledgeable on various speech programs and is able to teach him diverse and practical skills."
"I have been very pleased with my daughter's therapy with Emily. She always makes therapy fun, age appropriate, and productive. Emily has an upbeat and positive attitude which extends to my daughter and leaves her feeling successful. I have been very pleased with my daughter's progress and look forward to continued success with Emily's help."
"Our son has made great strides as a result of his therapy at Rizza Miro & Associates. We highly recommend [Kathleen] and them."
"Our son Steve has made great strides while receiving speech therapy. Jess and Kathleen have made a huge difference in Steve's progress. I feel we are in "Autism Recovery" Kathleen continues to work with Steve weekly, ensuring his growth and success."
"Carter has done so well since starting with Kathleen. Before he used to dread when people would ask him his name, since Carter has a hard time with "R"s. The Majority of people couldn't understand him. Now, he is more confident about his speech and rarely has to repeat or spell his name."
"Our child will be starting their freshman year at college this September and will be living in a dorm at school. Because our child has Aspergers Syndrome, they will be facing many new social challenges. Although they participated in social groups in their high school, we still noticed areas that needed attention. As a result, our child started working with Kathleen in March. She continually listens to the needs specific to our child and tailors their sessions accordingly. We have been very happy with Kathleen and would highly recommend her to other parents."
"Thank you Kathleen !!!! I am so impressed with the improvements I've seen in my 9 year daughter Ashley. Ashley was recently diagnosed with CAPD. I have seen significant changes in her reading, thoughts, analogies and her comprehension. After just a couple of one-hour sessions, to see this is so remarkable. I cannot thank you enough for making Ashley feel so comfortable with you and the work you are doing for her. Even her self-confidence has improved greatly."
ABOUT MEAGHAN D.:
"Meaghan was my son's speech therapist during his high school years. He is a stutterer and made great gains while receiving therapy with Meaghan. I think what impressed me most was that, in addition to making a difference in his speech fluency, she also addressed his self confidence and so impacted his esteem thereby further improving his comfort level with speaking. She made him a mentor of sorts to younger stutterers which allowed him to feel as if he was helping them and also providing them with a role model. If you met Nicholas today you would struggle to even recognize that he was/is a stutterer. He was recently approached by the organization "Friends" to speak at their conference and when he interviewed with the person in charge of coordinating speakers, the man doubted that he was ever a stutterer!
"My son has been working with Rizza Miro and Associates for 7 months now and I have noticed an increase in his communication. He now answers questions appropriately and will express his needs and wants using sentences. Although we are still working spontaneous communication I am thrilled with the progress Nathan has made. I have also noticed that his behavior is getting better, but we still have a ways to go. We love our therapist Meaghan. She is so good with Nathan and I believe it is Meaghan who has helped with Nathan's communication issues."
"My son is fortunate enough to receive speech therapy from Holly. She goes above and beyond her practice, and she is extremely professional which we really appreciate. Thanks to her hard work I was able to get his school in line with what his weaknesses are, and work on them directly as a team. Because of her valuable input I can see the speech therapist at school is working on the same areas Holly is, so I know she is on the right track. It was a pleasant surprise that Holly not only does high quality speech therapy, but she looks at the child as a whole. She is knowledgable in other areas as well for instance, she recognized that my son could not sit still, so she implemented basic OT to help him to focus during speech while I was waiting for his OT evaluation to be done. She noticed we were having behavior issues, and she said lets take the real situations, and use them as social skills training during speech.
"After seeing various speech therapists with little success, we are so grateful to have found Holly Sataloff at Rizza Miro and Associates. Holly has shown us how to communicate with our son, who is severly apraxic. Within a few weeks we saw tremendous imorovements. I am proud to report he is now using his first word "HEL..P" independently and with confidence. Thank you, Holly for helping my son find his voice."
"As soon as Natalie introduced herself to us, I felt instantly at ease. She took the time to speak not only to me, to listen to my concerns, to answer my questions, to explain the goals of the sessions, and to reassure me of my worries, but took the time to talk to my son-to start getting to really know him, to make him feel comfortable, and to get him interested and excited for sessions. To see such genuine respect, kindness, and compassion displayed towards him was truly wonderful. Ms. Natalie was with him every step of the way whether it was through her instruction, support, guidance, giving tips, being a “cheerleader”, she could always be counted on to provide true professional speech therapy services. Now my son has the skills and confidence he needs to communicate in the present and the future."
"Amy is energetic and really knows how to connect with the kids. Aiden took to her almost immediately and she was quick to pick up on what he struggled with the most and the best ways to approach him and his learning style. I have watched a few sessions and her interaction with him is great. She can really keep him focused on task and finds ways to make things fun so it does not appear to be all "work", even though it is. She knows to adjust her style also if he does not seem to be picking up on her original approach. She has tried multiple ways to approach the same task until she has what works for him and his style of learning, so I really do appreciate that."