At Children’s Speech Center, Inc., our bilingual licensed Speech-Language Pathologists are professionals who treat all types of speech and language disorders in children from newborns to adolescents. We are professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality and most effective communication intervention available for each child. Our services are provided in a friendly and nurturing atmosphere. We also provide our patients with the appropriate referrals to accurately assess and treat the whole child.
Speech and Language Evaluations
A speech and language evaluation is a comprehensive, individualized assessment and analysis of all aspects of communication. This includes an assessment of the following:
- Language Use
- Social Interaction Skills
- Vocal and Oral Motor Competence
The assessment is conducted by a speech-language pathologist (SLP) with the assistance of the family. Based on the results, recommendations and a Plan of Care are then developed by the SLP.
Speech and Language Therapy
Therapy consists of a series of regularly schedules appointments to target specific speech and/or language goals which were identified during the evaluation process. These goals are usually accomplished over time. Therapy is conducted individually. Family members participate in the therapeutic process through home practice activities to promote carryover of newly acquired skills.
Speech and Language Screenings
Comprehensive screening of communication skills to determine if further testing is recommended. This is offered at daycares, preschools, and private schools. Therapy services are provided at the schools for those students needing communication intervention.
Meet our Staff
Victoria Guzman, M.S. CCC-SLP
For over years, Victoria Guzman, M.S. CCC-SLP has been providing treatment to children with a variety of exceptionalities and communication disorders. Her experience has been with children from newborns to adolescents both in the school system and private practice. Mrs. Guzman received her Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Nova University. She is a certified member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), a member of the Florida Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA). Mrs. Guzman is certified in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), certified as an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist with Early Steps Children's Medical Services, a Fast ForWord provider, and a guest lecturer for the Master's Program in Speech Pathology at Florida International University. In 1998, Victoria opened Children's Speech Center, Inc. to provide services to children in a child friendly and family oriented environment. The Center focuses on all aspects of a child's communication to enhance their skills and maximize therapy results. Mrs. Guzman has developed the Talking Tots Language Program, an intensive language program for children between the ages of two and four years old. Mrs. Guzman is also affiliated with Florida International University and Nova Southeastern University to supervise University interns completing their required hours for their Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
Jennifer A. Del Amo, M.S. CCC-SLP
Jennifer A. Del Amo is a bilingual Speech Language Pathologist who completed her Clinical Fellowship Year at Children's Speech Center in 2008. Ms. Del Amo earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2005, and completed her Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology in 2007 from Florida International University. Jennifer completed one of her internships with us in 2006, and was hired as a Speech Pathologist in 2007. Her current caseload includes children with varying communication and social disorders, including: Autism, Language Disorders, Fluency Disorders, Auditory Processing Disorders Articulation/Phonological Disorders, Oral Motor Function Disorders, Downs Syndrome, Developmental Delays and Pragmatic Disorders.
Jessica Sanchez, M.S. CCC-SLP
Jessica Sanchez has years of pediatric experience in the field of speech language pathology. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders in 2007. She worked as a speech language pathologist assistant in Orlando before moving to Miami where she continued to practice as an SLP-A for several more years before earning her master’s degree from Florida International University. After graduating with her masters in 2014, Mrs. Sanchez completed her Clinical Fellowship at Children’s Speech Center, where she continues to practice as an ASHA and state certified speech language pathologist. Mrs. Sanchez is PROMPT trained and incorporates the PROMPT technique into her therapy sessions.
Ashley Skogstad, B.S. SLP-A
Ashley Skogstad is a bilingial certified Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant and has been with Children's Speech Center since 2013. Ashley is currently working toward her Graduate Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at NOVA Southeastern University and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders in 2011 from Florida State University.
Nannette Rodriguez, Office Manager
Nannette Rodriguez has been with Children's Speech Center since 2004. She brings with her over years experience with the speech and language community. Nannette is responsible for patient relations, insurance authorizations and billing, scheduling all therapies for the Center and scheduling screenings conducted outside the office.
12494 SW 127 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33186