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ABOUT SARINA:

"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!"
K.M. from Medford, NJ

"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."
M.N.  from Atco, NJ

"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!'"
K.J. from Cinnaminson, NJ

"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."
Lisa from Atco, NJ

 

ABOUT NICOLE:

"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."
G.M-C Westhampton, NJ

"My daughter has made great progress working with Nicole. The therapists here are very friendly and great with all the kids.  Great atmosphere!"
M.P. Riverside, NJ

"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."
D.C. from Voorhees, NJ

"My son Tommy is always excited to see Nicole. He has been seeing Nicole for almost 2 years and has made great progress."
J.O. from Brigantine, NJ

"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.

I found my way to Rizza Miro's center, and it was the best decision I have ever made in my journey with my son who completeIy rejected almost every food outside breaded chicken nuggets and fish sticks. Specifically, I was thoroughly impressed with the work that "Ms. Nicole" did with my son at Rizza Miro's center. Imagine a perfectly safe, VERY clean, and nurturing environment where a person with a gentle personality talks to your son, sits in a chair his size, washes her hands alongside him, and models eating new foods with him step by step. And then, imagine tears in your eyes as you see the child who has never eaten a vegetable in his life without crying take his first bite. 

With Ms. Nicole, you will do more than watch your child's first bite. You will learn to recognize the small successes that are the stepping stones your child is taking on his way to accepting new foods and a greater variety of foods. Finally, you will learn how to achieve those small successes at home. 

I think there are several factors that helped my son feel so comfortable with Ms. Nicole. I think that a big part of it was that she was so calm and that her appearance was so clean and together.  My son's rejection of food was partly because he saw certain spices and even food decorations has dirty, and sometimes described the spices or seeds or natural colorings on foods as blemishes, specks, or even germs.  Everything Ms. Nicole presented to him came out of clean, new bags or containers.  That made a big difference to him. The foods looked safe and fresh to him.  It also made an impression on my husband and me. When we started bringing foods to the therapy sessions, we made sure that we brought the original packaging with us.  Ms. Nicole's attitude of total respect for the child was also a success factor with my son.  She never talked down to him about why he was with her.  Their time together was positive and completely natural.  There was no judgment against him for not eating in the past; they simply met every week to have fun and the game of choice was always playing with and eating edible things.  Ms. Nicole developed a strong rapport with my son so quickly that I knew that relating to children must have been a natural gift of hers.  I strongly recommend Ms. Nicole and the whole feeding therapy program.

My son graduated several months ago, and just this week, I got him to eat three pieces of corn by introducing things Ms. Nicole's way. Although he looked at me in disbelief when I initially mentioned the corn, he later remembered Ms. Nicole and thought that he would be willing to try the steps.  I am happy to report that he has agreed to eat corn on an occasional basis. I never thought this could happen for him, and I am so grateful that I have a plan for helping my son eat.  Run, don't walk, to see Rizza and Ms. Nicole!"
A.C. from Mount Laurel, NJ

ABOUT JUL:

"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!"
Deidre from Voorhees, NJ

"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."
Parents from Hammonton, NJ

"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."
April Galante from Belmawr, NJ

"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."
T.S. from Haddon Twp, NJ

"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!"
E.S. and G.S. from Merchantville, NJ

"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."
Parent from Moorestown, NJ

"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!"
Tara Banasz from Moorestown, NJ

ABOUT EMILY:

"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."
P.C. and R.C., Mt. Laurel, NJ

"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."
Nicole Landau from Cherry Hill, NJ

"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."
N.L. from Tabernacle, NJ

ABOUT KATHLEEN:

"Our son has made great strides as a result of his therapy at Rizza Miro & Associates. We highly recommend [Kathleen] and them."
Parents from Westhampton, NJ

"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."
Susan Wingert, Medford Lakes, NJ

"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."
J.R., Mt. Laurel, NJ

"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."
Parents from Gibbsboro, NJ

"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."
LaVerne, Burlington Twp, NJ

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!

While there were other therapists that he had over the course of his schooling, Meaghan made an impact on him at a very important and difficult stage in his life. I will be forever indebted to her. I know she also works with younger students and has a good rapport with the students, parents and teachers. As a parent of someone lucky enough to have had her as their therapist, I would definitely recommend her to other parents."
Parent from Lumberton, NJ

"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."
M.C., Cherry Hill, NJ

ABOUT HOLLY:

"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.

Holly is a perfect match for our family, and my sons needs. I have noticed improvements in my son in the short amount of time that Holly has been working with him such as more confidence, happier as a person, and using his words more to express his feelings instead of hitting or screaming. Although we have a lot more work to do we are heading in the right direction. Holly has opened our eyes as to how our family can communicate with our son more effectively. As a result, we are happier as a family because our son is communicating better. What more could you ask for?

Thank you so much Holly!"
GS and Family, Merchantville, NJ | April 2014

"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."
TM, Williamstown, NJ | April 2014

ABOUT NATALIE:

"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."
Renita, Moorestown, NJ | March 2015

ABOUT AMY:

"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."

One thing I really like about Amy is her communication and her willingness to involve everyone that is involved with Aiden and his care. She routinely emails me with her thoughts, will ask for my opinions and suggestions, tries to tie his learning at school to his learning at home since he does work with my Mom a few hours a day after school as well. So, she will send emails or visual materials home so we can reinforce what she is working on and that really helps. She also has come up with innovative ways for him to learn to make sure that what he is working on will most help him out in the real world. For instance recently he was learning to enhance his typing skills on a real keyboard so they were using something similar to a mini word processor and she would write sentences out and have him type them making sure he was using appropriate capitalization, punctuation, etc. He was doing this, but she found it was not very "meaningful" so she reached out to me for my thoughts on setting him up with his own email account. So, I did that and now instead of typing random sentences, he will type emails to his teacher and his family members and then see our responses, reply, etc. which is a skill he will need to be proficient at as he gets older. So, I do feel like she is great at tailoring the kids' program to their learning style, as well as what will be the most meaningful in terms of life skills needed. She definitely 'thinks out of the box' a lot which I like and always keeps in touch on what they are doing."
Linda Pincus, Mt. Laurel, NJ | February 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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