We offer evaluations, private one-on-one speech therapy, and parent coaching services. Services are offered in Spanish and English by an experienced pediatric speech therapist.
We provide comprehensive speech evaluations to determine the sounds your child is having difficulty producing. Once therapy begins, we use evidence-based approaches combined with child-led activities to support your child in developing age-appropriate speech sound production.
Communication skills are essential for your child to communicate wants and needs, play with friends, engage with family, and participate in learning and school. We work with children who are experiencing difficulty understanding and/or using language to support the development of functional communication skills.
The Hanen It Takes Two to Talk® program empowers parents with the strategies to play, read, and interact with their children during daily routines. This family-focused program is led by Hanen Certified speech-language pathologists and uses a combination of group sessions. and one-on-one consultations.
At Say It With Me Speech Therapy, we specialize in serving Spanish- and English-speaking children and their families. We personalize our therapy to respect each family's preferences, values, culture, and language, ensuring our services are culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate. There are many myths and misconceptions about speech and language delays and disorders in bilingual children and we are committed to empowering parents and educators with the knowledge to support communication development for bilingual children.
“To have another language is to possess a second soul.”
Ilce Rodriguez-Avila, M.A., CCC-SLP received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Communication Sciences and Disorders and her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from California State University, Chico. Ilce is experienced in early intervention, speech-language delays, neurological disorders, social skills, and parent coaching. She has supported individuals of all ages across multiple settings, including early intervention, public schools, and in-patient hospitals.
Ilce started Say It With Me Speech Therapy as a way to increase access to high-quality speech therapy services for bilingual children. As a bilingual speaker herself, Ilce understands the importance of establishing communication skills in a family's native language. Cultural and linguistic diversity is to be respected and honored, and Ilce is committed to empowering families and children through supporting communication in all languages.
Ilce's kind and welcoming personality allow her to easily connect with her clients. She values open conversation and takes time to listen and observe, providing support to the families she works with.
Ilce Rodriguez-Avila, M.A., CCC-SLP
Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist
Give us a call! You will speak directly with Ilce, who will answer your questions, discuss your concerns, and recommend the best next step.
Attend your first session, where we will begin with an evaluation to understand your child's abilities, preferences, and challenges. Following the evaluation we will review the results and collaborate to develop a plan.
Once therapy begins, we encourage parents to be an active part of our sessions. Together we will ensure your child is achieving their goals!
Say It With Me offers therapy services to children in community settings, private schools, and daycares in the Sacramento area. We also offer teletherapy to children anywhere in the state of California.