Online Speech Therapy for Children

Available to families in VT, NH, MA, CA and FL!

What is online speech therapy or telepractice? The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) defines telepractice as “the application of telecommunications technology to the delivery of professional services at a distance by linking clinician to client, or clinician to clinician, for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation.”

 

 

 

we treat a variety of speech and language delays and disorders.

  • Articulation Delay: Being understood by others/producing sounds
  • Apraxia of Speech: Difficulty coordinating speech sounds
  • Expressive/Receptive Language Delay: Not saying enough words, difficulty following directions/difficulty understanding words
  • Pragmatic Language Disorder: Difficulty with social language
  • Stuttering: Difficulty with the forward flow of speech
  •  Language Processing Disorder (Auditory Processing Disorder): difficulty with verbal expression and understanding language  

we provide evidenced based practice in a virtual space

We provide:

  • Speech and language evaluations
  • Affordable online speech therapy using a HIPAA compliant platform
  • Engaging online games and activities
  • Individual or group therapy

hi, My name is Staci.

My name is Staci Hickey and I am a certified speech-language pathologist. I have a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech -Language- Hearing Association. I have  more than 20 years experience working with adults and children in a variety of settings including acute care hospitals, outpatient clinics, long term care facilities, public schools and preschools.  I currently reside in Massachusetts and I am thrilled to be working with families in  Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, California and Florida! In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cycling, golfing and traveling.

Affiliations & Certifications:

• Licensed by the Vermont Board of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
• Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association
• Licensed by the New Hampshire Board of Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology
• Licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology
•  Licensed by the Florida Department of Health in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
• Licensed by the California Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology 

Benefits of Online Speech Therapy

Effective

Research shows that online speech therapy is just as effective as in-person therapy without the hassle of driving to a clinic!

CoNvenient

Accessible anytime and anywhere you have high speech internet connection and a smartphone/tablet/computer.

Home Environment

Children learn and practice their speech and language in the home environment which helps with generalizing and carryover of skills.

Simple

Our entire online therapy experience has been designed with you in mind from our easy to use  HIPAA compliant video conferencing platform to the digital signatures and and intake forms.

Pricing

 

 Only $65 per individual 30 minute session or $98.00 per individual 45 minute session.

We focus on evidenced based practice and we are results driven. We use a high tech, online  HIPAA compliant platform to host individual or small group speech language therapy sessions in a virtual therapy space. No time or money spent on gas.  No traveling in the snow and rain. No searching for a parking spot or waiting in the clinic waiting room.

Testimonials

My 4 year old son was recently diagnosed with an expressive language delay. Staci was extremely helpful during this time. She worked with him two times a week and the progress he made was impressive! He absolutely loved the interactive games!I highly recommend Universal Speech Therapy!

– Heather M.

My daughter made incredible progress with her ability to talk. We can understand her so much better! Universal Speech Therapy is amazing and I highly recommend it!

– Susan N.

“My son was biting and hitting others because he didn’t have the words to communicate what he wanted. He started working with Staci and his ability to talk improved very quickly. She gave us the tools we needed to help our son. It has been a great experience!”

– Parker H.

“The improvement in our child’s language delay and interaction with others improved after just one online session. We always look forward to our weekly work with Miss Staci, and her communication between and during our sessions is friendly, informative, and helpful. She works with our specific needs effectively and is always engaging. We highly recommend!”

– Janet R.

Staci Hickey

MS, CCC/SLP speech language pathologist

The Personal Care and Individualized Attention Your Child Deserves, Right in Your Home!

Please fill in the contact form below to get access to my online booking calendar to book your Free Consultation to discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have. 

You may also call (413) 824-2424 or email me at staci@universalspeechtherapy.com