Therapy they actually look forward to!
We are excited to keep in touch with this next edition of PediaSpeech Services, Inc. newsletter!

I n this edition check out our staff changes, our new and improved office space, great new information from our SLPs about reading and our OTs on Primative Reflexes, keeping everyone healthy during flu season, and how to write a review to share your experience with PediaSpeech and our amazing people.

As always, thank you for the trust you give us as we treat your precious children. Our goal for them is to learn while having fun and we achieve to do that each session.

Using pictures & illustrations with beginning readers—Is it helpful or hurtful?
Learning to read can be such a difficult task for young readers. Research shows that beginning readers who use pictures and illustrations to assist with learning to read have several advantages. However, when addressing reading difficulties, those illustrations can sometimes hinder progress. Click here to learn what our SLP Sydney Hanks has to say!
Loving our new office!
The fall brought the completion of our upgraded office! We added about 500 square feet, bringing a bigger gym, new rock wall, bigger ball pool and 2 new offices. So bright and cheery!!
Julia Conley joined us at the beginning of 2020 working part-time. Currently Julie works full-time for Dekalb County schools and is able to see our after-school children. Julia comes with years of experience working with Elementary-aged children. See Julia's bio here...
Sydney Hanks started full-time with us in the middle of August. She has made a wonderful addition with her high-energy and inquisitive mindset. Sydney is a natural with children (such as with little Ollie here). Many of her clients get sad when they have to be finished with therapy. Learn more by clicking on Sydney's bio here...

Welcome baby Daxton James Rulon! Born February 18th. Mom Lauren Rulon (formerly Schichl) and her husband Sean are doing wonderful learning all about baby Dax.

Ms. Lauren plans to return to PediaSpeech at the end of April. Congrats Lauren and Sean!
Write a PediaSpeech Review!
Many parents are worried about finding the right place for their kids. Hearing your experience really helps calm their fears. Be sure to name the therapist as we give them kudos for each review.
Google Review
Click here, type in PediaSpeech, be sure you are logged into your gmail account then click 'write a review' in the Google box to the right on the screen.
YELP Review
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Please help us practice healthy preventive measures to stop the spread of any virus!
The  Georgia Department of Public Health  recommends the following to prevent the spread of any respiratory virus:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Stay home when you are sick. GDPH recommends keeping students home until they are 24 hours fever-free without medication.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover it, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

**Our staff will practice these same measures and will stay home with any coughing or sneezing. If extended absences do occur FaceTime therapy might work for your child. If interested, speak to your treating therapist to see if they can coordinate a time**
Retained Primitive Reflexes- The Basics 
I have several children on my caseload that are smart, sweet kids, but have so many challenges with sensory processing, behavior and attention.  They hate writing, can’t sit still, and attempt to control situations whenever possible.  If this sounds like your child, the answer to these challenges may be found in his or her brain-stem, where primitive reflexes reside. To read article by Maria O'Farrell OTR/L Click Here!
PediaSpeech Services, Inc.
495 Winn Way, Ste. 210
Decatur, GA 30030