Speech Me, LLC
Splash for Speech, Inc.
Welcome to Speech Me, Splash for Speech, and Social Scouts™!
We are a pediatric speech and language clinic providing evaluations and cutting edge therapeutic services in a fun, bright and playful environment. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of individualized speech and language therapy services using a multimodal, evidence-based approach that is tailored to fit each child’s unique needs. Our highly trained staff provides therapeutic services in both individual and group settings for children with various communication disorders. We continue to educate ourselves as therapists and implement the latest in therapeutic practices. We strongly believe in an interdisciplinary approach and encourage communication among all professionals involved in each client’s life, as well as, family participation and education. Our children motivate us every day to become better therapists and inspire us with their accomplishments. We respect that every child has something to say and we strive to provide the means and tools for them to find their voice.
Meet the Directors
Heather Marenda-Miller & Amy Wilhelm met in 2009 as both were pursuing a private practice and providing in-home services to families in the greater Los Angeles area. The years of LA's unforgiving traffic limited the number of children they were able to help. As their wait-lists were growing and their cars were overflowing with toys and materials, it was inevitable that they needed an office where they could unpack their trunks once and for all, see more children, and grow their practices together.
Together, Amy & Heather have a combined experience of over 27 years treating children with various speech and language needs. They share a passion for working with children and providing a safe, warm and nurturing environment for them to learn, play, and grow. With a desire to provide the most up-to-date and highest quality of therapy to clients and their families, Heather and Amy attend numerous conferences on various topics each year. Both have been formally recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association by earning the ACE award for Continuing Education.
In the fall of 2010, Amy & Heather founded Social Scouts™, a social-pragmatic language program for children struggling to navigate their social worlds. By merging their clinical experiences and instincts with techniques learned at conferences over the years, they developed an eclectic, yet unique and specialized approach in treating children with social language deficits. The children they have worked with over the years have also proved to be some of their best teachers.
Utilizing their vast experience and knowledge, Amy & Heather enjoy training and supporting their staff in developing their creativity, continuing their education, and collaborating as a team. With a firm belief that the quality of service provided to their clients and family is most important, Heather & Amy have made that a fundamental characteristic that each clinician must uphold.