Working with Ms. Jenn really transformed my son. Before he started working with her, very few people could understand him when he spoke. We had even gone to another speech therapist and not much had changed. We would go week after week and he showed little to no improvement. And then we met Ms. Jenn. By the end of the first session with her, my son's speech started improving. The techniques she uses allowed him to get an understanding of how to produce the proper sounds. She makes the lessons both fun and informative. She is positive and encouraging, she challenges without pushing, and she really listens to what they have to say. That is a gift. To really listen to the kids who can't be understood and make them feel confident about what they are saying is a rare quality. She forever changed the course of his little life. Ms. Jenn is hands down THE BEST and I would recommend her to anyone looking for quality speech therapy with positive results.
My son, S, has autism and is nonverbal. He uses an ipad with proloquo2go as his communication system, and he had been through no less than 5 speech therapists before we were lucky enough to find Jenn. Jenn is more knowledgeable and more experienced with this software than any other speech therapist we have worked with! She really understands the system and has a structured, methodical approach to building his vocabulary. The other thing that makes Jenn's approach unique is that she integrates speech and language into S's daily life. She works directly with S's ABA therapists, nannies, and with us -- his parents -- so that everyone can apply her techniques through his whole life, not just when he's in speech. Personally, Jenn is flexible, adaptable and goes the extra mile. Unlike other speech therapists, she does not use a "cookie cutter" approach. She knows every child is different with a unique set of needs. She attends S's ABA team's meetings so that we can make sure everyone is on the same page. She meets S where he is at, engages with him (no easy task!), and incorporates activities he enjoys into his therapy -- sometimes even working while on the trampoline! S's made more progress with speech this year than ever before. I honestly can't recommend Jenn enough!!
Sherman oaks, ca
I cant begin to say enough about Jennifer Holcombe, or "Ms. Jenn" as my kids call her. She absolutley changed all our lives. From Day 1, I saw how kind, gentle, creative and genuine she was. Over the course of a year for my daughter, now 4, I saw my shy, hesitant delayed speaker turn into a confident, happy and engaging little girl! No longer feeling uneasy to talk to others, she now is so talkitive and more than age-appropriate in her speech. My son, age 9, who was once "on the ADHD curve" is now above-average in his class and is extremely confident in his work. Both my children's teachers noticed the change and progress they showed. I honestly can say that Jennifer has completely changed our lives. My husband and I used to worry ourselves sick about our childrens educational future, and now, I can say with a full heart THANK YOU Jennifer Holcombe, for all your amazing time, love, patience and work you gave to my children. All her creative, new and FUN ways to correct my daughters speech and my son's language abilities were absolutely amazing!