WHAT IS OAK THERAPY?

OAK Therapy is a fun therapeutic community that empowers children to increase their speech and language abilities. OAK therapy was created for those looking to receive one-of-a-kind evidence-based services specifically tailored to children with varying needs. Through inspiring workshops, therapy sessions and parent training, we use our optimistic and caring voice to provide tools that establish long-lasting language skills and social relationships with the hopes of helping children reach their fullest communication potential.

SPEECH LANGUAGE SERVICES

Evaluations

Oak Therapy provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, consultations, parent coaching, and treatment of individuals with speech, language, social communication and/or feeding and swallowing disorders. We provide 1-3 hour long comprehensive evaluations that formally and informally assess all areas of communication including speech articulation, fluency, receptive, expressive and pragmatic language,  and, feeding skills. The evaluation also includes a plan of care, long-term and short term objectives, referrals and recommendations.

Therapy

Based on the evaluation results, a uniquely designed  treatment plan is developed to address  specific speech-language difficulties. Therapy is frequently provided in individualy;  however, group therapy may be most beneficial. The mode of therapy (individual or group) and the frequency of therapy  vary significantly in each diverse child, the therapist will recommend length of therapy in the evaluation. Our therapy sessions range from 30 to 60 minutes long. We highly recommend and encourage parents to observe treatment sessions to generalize results into the home environment.

Consults

Oak Therapy provides 60-min coaching/consult sessions to provide parents therapeutic support and strategies to apply at home. Sessions include parent interview to talk about speech-language milestones, medical and developmental history, strength and weaknesses, and  play observation. Our coaching/consult sessions end by providing caregivers with specifically designed play-based strategies and recommendations to augment language skills at home. The mode of coaching/consult sessions can be delivered in person or through an online platform.

MEET THE CLINICIANS

SUSANA RIERA M.S CCC-SLP

Susana is a bilingual Licensed Pediatric  Speech-Language Pathologist residing in Miami, Florida.  Susana received her  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the  University of Miami and her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University where she graduated with honors.  Susana  has extensive experience working with a variety of speech, language and feeding disorders/delays in diverse settings.

MAGGIE GONZALEZ M.S., CCC-SLP

Maggie is a bilingual Licensed Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist residing in Miami, Florida.  Maggie received her Bachelor of science in Biology, Communication Sciences and Deaf Education at Florida International University and her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University where she graduated with the highest honors.  Maggie has extensive experience working with a variety of speech, language and feeding disorders/delays in schools, private practices, in-patient and out-patient hospitals.

 

Maggie has obtained the following certifications:

THERAPEUTIC METHODOLOGY

We believe in providing evidence-based therapeutic interventions that are individualistically adjusted to each diverse client.  She utilizes interactive play as a powerful tool to promote learning and set the foundation in building a nurturing therapeutic relationship with her patients to help them reach their fullest communication potential. Regular attendance to therapy sessions is fundamental to achieve progress.

THE SPACE

OAK Therapy provides services to infants and young adults of  all ability levels. We pride ourselves in providing evidence-based treatment in a safe, nurturing and interactive learning environment.

OUR PATIENTS

Maria Zambrano Graterol
Maria Zambrano Graterol
2021-11-19
Love Oak Therapy! We had been searching for speech therapy for our son for months and we never got a good feeling from other companies. Then one day, we were recommended by a friend to reach out to Oak Therapy and we loved it!! My son’s initial evaluation was performed by Susi and she was absolutely lovely. Then our therapy sessions were scheduled and Maggie was assigned to our son. We were a bit skeptical since we had never seen reviews for Maggie but WOW! Maggie is AMAZING!!! In just a few sessions we have seen a lot of progress. She takes the time to explain in detail each activity they work on and she records videos for us to replicate the work at home. My son has a BLAST, he has fun & he loves going to Oak therapy ! The only down side is that he keeps asking me to go see Maggie everyday 😅. Love Oak therapy!
Emily Calvo
Emily Calvo
2021-11-18
We are incredibly happy we found Susy! After searching and contacting several professionals in the field (for months!!), we finally felt we found the one that could help us and we were not wrong! Susy has been super helpful and resourceful. She is sweet, caring, professional, and very passionate about her job. Highly recommend!!!!
Isabela Morales
Isabela Morales
2021-11-17
Susi is an amazing therapist and professional. It is hard to put into words just how much she has done for our family. She is devoted, knowledgeable, kind and fun! When my son first started therapy with her, he spoke little to no words. In a few months he started saying words and now he is speaking in sentences. Susi is committed to each patient and gives each one the time, strategies and tools they need to thrive. Every session she has a plan and she gives feedback so that at home we can continue to work on his progress. She is loving and always has a smile on her face. One of the things that makes Susi special is how much she continues to educate herself on the latest information regarding anything that has to do with her field. She is always completing certifications and courses and is willing to share with us parents all of that knowledge. We love Susi and truly appreciate her hard work and dedication to our son. Every time we hear his voice, it is music to our ears! Thank You Susi for all you do!
Lara Levi Lauria
Lara Levi Lauria
2021-10-12
Susie is an excellent therapist and regularly demonstrates patience, kindness, and persistence. After her evaluation we implemented her recommended strategies and our daughter achieved her goals in precisely the amount of time Susie anticipated. She regularly updated us on our daughter’s progress and gave us concrete strategies to implement at home. We could not be more pleased with the outcome and Susie’s overall support.
Javier Sanchez
Javier Sanchez
2021-08-06
We are very happy with Susana and the services offered by Oak therapy. Not only does our son gets great quality therapies, but we as parents, also benefit from her experience and guidance!! Thank you for all the hard work and passion you put into your work.
Andre Gomez
Andre Gomez
2021-07-17
Susi gracias por tanto, eres la mejor terapeuta de lenguaje, gracias por tu paciencia y dedicación se que no ha sido fácil pero en tan poco tiempo haz logrado muchas cosas con Juanpis, estamos muy agradecidos con Dios por haberte puesto en nuestro camino.
Estefania Rishmawy
Estefania Rishmawy
2021-07-16
Ms Susi is an amazing profesional. We found her one year ago during a pandemic, and how grateful we are, without her this year we wouldn't have seen so much growth in our little girl. Even-though the therapies were online, she captured Ela's attention and created such a strong connection with her that we can see the results of all the hard work put in. It was like having her in our home. I can't even express just how much she was helped us and continues to do so. I find that she is well prepared and continues to develop her knowledge with new workshops and certifications. I actually am so proud of just how much she does for so many families. When we finally got a chance to meet her, we were all so excited. This family from HONDURAS definitely recommends OAK THERAPY 100%. Wish she would come visit us!!!
Dayana Marrero
Dayana Marrero
2021-07-16
Susana es muy profesional , una excelente terapeuta , mi hijo la adora !! Y todos en la familia estamos muy contentos de los avances que mi niño ha logrado Gracias a ella , 100% Recomendada !!❤️❤️❤️
Adriana Aguilar Borbón
Adriana Aguilar Borbón
2021-06-17
Susana es sencillamente, la mejor persona que uno puede tener en un proceso de acompañamiento para nuestros hijos. La conocí viendo un En Vivo de la cuenta @historiadeautismo Me cautivó en lo personal y también como mamá su personalidad encantadora, su dinámica y simpatía. Luego, mi esposo y llevó decidimos contactarla y hacer una consulta privada para hablar sobre dudas muy puntuales que teníamos en el caso de nuestro hijo, quien tiene 5.5 años y es Autista de Alto Funcionamiento. ¡Es la mejor guía que he recibido en años! Precisa, puntual, clara, empática, es decir, de verdad que uno como papá siente no sólo ese “click” inmediato con ella, si no que su profesionalismo se nota de inmediato. Susana, tenés un lugar que agregar a tu lista de viajes. Aquí en Costa Rica 🇨🇷 y en mi familia te esperamos con los brazos abiertos. Nuestra casa, es tu casa 😊💙 ¡Gracias miles por todo lo que hacés por nuestros “peques”!
Lindsey Grossman
Lindsey Grossman
2021-05-13
Susi is a wonderful SLP. When we started with her, my 17 mo spoke no words, and in a few short months, he started to talk. She's very passionate about her work and amazing with children. My son gets so excited for every session. It's very bittersweet to be graduating soon. Thank you Susi!!

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