Scottsdale ***Located in Building C-107***
I truly can’t say enough good things about Susie as both a speech therapist and a tongue thrust therapist. As a referring orthodontist, I trust her to see my patients who have difficulty obtaining a proper bite. Sometimes, getting a bite to close down properly is difficult, if not impossible when the pressure of the tongue restricts their movement. Seeing a tongue-thrust therapist in select open bite cases is critical to remove any undesirable forces and to obtain proper interdigitation of the teeth
More importantly, Susie has been an absolute blessing for our son. He was diagnosed with Autism and requires extra patience for speech therapy. Susie has been not only patient with him, but he LOVES coming to see her! He calls it “Apple Class” and we look forward to seeing Susie twice a week. His progress has been tremendous and I can’t recommend Susie enough.
So there you have it, from both a professional and a personal standpoint, you have an ideal clinician who not only delivers results but creates an environment that kids love coming to.
Susie Appleman raises the bar with her knowledge and effective technique. Specific goals are skillfully incorporated into each visit. Our son learns the skills he needs, with laughter and play,making each visit exciting and a positive experience. The sessions are focused, fun and engaging.
Susie has given our son the confidence to speak!
I had heard good things about Susie for several years, and so I was thrilled when our schedules matched up and my daughter was able to begin speech therapy with her. I noticed right away her engaging and fun-yet-firm attitude with kids, and ability to identify speech related issues that other therapists had overlooked. Susie is especially adept at finding age-appropriate, peer evaluated resources to use within her practice. She gives parents valuable feedback each time, and suggests specific techniques and ideas that they can use at home to reinforce the great work she is doing there in the therapy sessions.
Susie works all of her magic while maintaining an air of friendliness, mutual respect, authentic engagement, and a sense of humor. Speech therapists are often given a perfunctory label as a member of a student’s team, but Susie has become an integral part of our daughter’s team in the most genuine sense of the term. Our relationship has lasted for several years now, and we look forward to many years to come….
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Susie as an Occupational Therapist on her school therapy teams. Susie was also my therapist of choice when my son needed speech therapy. Susie easily builds rapport with the children and the families she works with. Her knowledge of therapy techniques and Education Law is vast. My son always looks forward to his time with Susie and she does a great job in keeping him engaged during their sessions. I think an important part of being a therapist is being able to tailor your therapy to the specific needs of each child and Susie hits a home-run in this area. Her evaluations are thorough and she easily adjusts her therapy to the strengths/weaknesses of each child. I am truly grateful that Susie is my son’s speech therapist and that I get to work with such a great speech therapist.