to MONMOUTH SPEECH Therapy
Monmouth Speech Therapy is a private speech therapy practice dedicated to providing high-quality, individualized therapy for children under the age of 12. With expertise, compassion, and empathy, we help children grow as effective communicators. We take a family-centered approach, empowering parents to take an active role in their child's development.
ARTICULATION • phonological delays & disorders • apraxia
Our high-energy, play-based speech therapy sessions will help your child learn how to speak more clearly. We use evidence-based speech therapy approaches to teach your child how to say new sounds, combine sounds into words, and speak with confidence!
late talkers • receptive & expressive • social skills
Language therapy targets age-appropriate skills to help your child comprehend and use language to express wants, needs, and ideas. We will work on increasing vocabulary, following directions, and building social communication and play skills.
STRATEGIES • ACCEPTANCE & ADVOCACY • PARENT COACHING
We take a highly personalized approach to stuttering therapy based on your child's age, speech history, and goals. Speech therapy for stuttering may focus on strategies for smooth speech, developing self-advocacy skills, and building confidence for communicating at home, school, and in social situations. We will also provide parent coaching so you can support your child's communication at home.
Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)
HIGH-TECH & LOW-TECH DEVICES • PARENT TRAINING
We work with minimally-speaking or nonspeaking communicators to empower them with a reliable mode of communication through the use of AAC. Speech therapy using AAC will teach your child how to use their device to communicate wants, needs, and ideas. We will also train parents and other important people in your child's life on how to be effective communication partners.
MEET your speech therapist
Kathleen Caruso, M.S., CCC-SLP
Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist
Welcome! I am an experienced and compassionate pediatric speech therapist with nearly two decades of experience working with children of all ages in early intervention, schools, and outpatient rehab clinics.
I opened Monmouth Speech Therapy with a mission to provide highly personalized therapy that is focused on the unique needs of every child and family. I am passionate about helping others and empowering children with the ability to communicate confidently.
As a parent, I also understand how important flexibility is, which is why speech therapy is provided in the child's most natural environment - home, daycare, and preschool. I also understand the importance of being able to carry over skills into everyday life, that is why I prioritize parent involvement to ensure parents are given practical strategies to support their child at home.
extensive experience, training, and certifications
Autism, AAC, late talkers, stuttering, articulation, gestalt language processing
Meaningful Speech NLA Trained Clinician
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)
New Jersey State License in Speech-Language Pathology
GETTING STARTED WITH MONMOUTH SPEECH THERAPY
Fill out the contact form, and a complimentary initial consultation phone call will be scheduled to discuss your concerns. If an evaluation is recommended, we will schedule your appointment at that time.
Once the evaluation is complete, a meeting will be scheduled to discuss the results, and, if services are recommended, we will develop a plan and goals to meet your child's individual needs.
Therapy will take place in your home or another convenient location such as a park, daycare, or school. Progress will be monitored regularly to ensure goals are being met.
Monmouth Speech Therapy is not currently in-network with any insurance companies. For families wishing to seek reimbursement for speech therapy services, we will provide you with a Superbill you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
And the best part? We come to you!
We provide private speech therapy in your home or at another convenient community location throughout Monmouth County, NJ.