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emily metzer, ccc-slp
Miss Emily has been great to work with over the past two years. I have to admit, I was a little skeptical at first when our dentist continued to suggest we meet with a Speech Therapist to help correct not only their speech, but my children's teeth. When we first met Emily, her infectious personality and thorough assessment of the kids' speech, as well as facial and mouth movements, impressed us. She provided a detailed plan of action and helped us choose an oral surgeon, prepare us for surgery and recover from surgery. The practice and homework was challenging at first but the kids started to see the results and feel proud of their efforts. Emily made learning new skills fun and engaging in a relaxed environment. She is very skilled in explaining things in an easy to understand manner and used encouragement to help reduce frustration as our kids struggled to retrain their muscles to work more effectively. Her positive attitude and warm personality add to the overall positive experience. By following her instructions and plan for treatment both of our kids have greatly improved not only their speech, but their mouth motor skills to the point that their alignments have corrected themselves significantly which is helping their adult teeth grow in properly. An added bonus - she is an expert at helping pull loose teeth! :)
Miss Emily is fun to work with. She would make things simple and easy to understand when she was teaching me new things, and I had fun learning. She is good at board games and I liked competing against her. It was fun that you got to pick prizes at the end too, if you were listening and following directions. I think other people should work with Miss Emily.
- HARRISON, AGE 9
Miss Emily has helped me a lot from the first time I met her. Sometimes practicing was easy and sometimes it was not, but Miss Emily helped me figure things out. I have fun playing games with her.
- CARTER, AGE 7
"I have had three children work with Emily for different reasons - tongue thrust, articulation, and vocal nodules. All three of my children have had incredible success through their work with Emily. She knows each of their personalities and how to push them through the uncomfortableness of changing their habits or how they make sounds. Her patience always amazes me. My oldest son had spent six months working with another therapist for his vocal nodules and had zero improvements. He worked with Emily for five months they not only improved they were eliminated. I would highly recommend Emily to any family. She is extremely knowledgable and builds great relationships with her clients."
"Working with Emily was one of the best experiences that our daughter has had as a teen! After she completed her long eighteen month course of braces, we discovered that she actually had a tongue thrust. This was the cause of certain sounds coming out like a lisp. Working with Emily, many of the “bad habits” that her tongue fell into were corrected! Tongue placement in the mouth also affected food preferences. At the end of the course, my daughter was more willing to give new flavors a try and now considers the formerly “disgusting” avocado as her favorite snack."
“We have been very impressed with Emily. She is both super focused on the task at hand and at the same time makes sessions fun for Hava. Hava looks forward to her time with Ms Emily every week, which makes us so happy. We have seen tremendous improvement in Hava’s speech and tongue placement since working with Emily and we are so thrilled we found her!”
- HAVA'S PARENTS
“Ms Emily is really nice and fun! We play games which makes learning fun.”
- HAVA, AGE 10
"Emily is a great speech instructor. Emily believed that I could get rid of my vocal nodules; even when my doctor questioned if it was possible. When I didn’t want to she pushed me through the exercises in a good way. She also helped me believe in myself. Finally, I got rid of them and I couldn’t have done it without Emily."
- CONSTANTINE, AGE 12
"Emily is a kind speech therapist. She made my exercises fun. She helped me get rid of my tongue thrust. Each week we did exercises that got me one step closer to my goal. Emily never said that I couldn’t do it. She always made sure I was trying my best."
- KATINA, AGE 10
"Emily is a very nice speech therapist. She makes funny jokes. Emily has a lot of fun games to play while doing speech exercises. So we can have fun while I was improving my vocal nodules!"
- ELLIANNA, AGE 9