Helping Children and Families Build Successful Communication and Feeding Skills
Now Offering Teletherapy!
Cristi Ortega, M.S. CCC Speech and Language Pathologist
Cristi is passionate about working with children and helping them reach their full potential. She has had the opportunity to work professionally with children presenting with Developmental Delays, Feeding/Oral Motor Disorders, Articulation/Phonological Disorders, Receptive and Expressive Language Impairments, Auditory Processing Disorder, Autism, Down Syndrome, Apraxia and Fluency Disorders. Cristi's ultimate goal is to see her clients grow and improve.
A comprehensive speech and language or feeding assessment will provide you with a thorough understanding of your child’s current stage of development, their strengths, as well as any areas of need.
Speech therapy focuses on the accurate production or movement across speech sounds to improve clarity and pronunciation. Speech sound disorders may include difficulty with Articulation, Phonological Processing Disorder, or Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
Language is the basis for all communication. The ability to communicate is essential to expressing ourselves, playing, learning, and interacting with the world around us. Our focus is on receptive, expressive and social language challenges that may be causing difficulty in communication.
Feeding therapy can improve your child’s relationship with food and help them to eat a wider variety of nutritional foods. Successful eating involves many components. Therapy can benefit children and caregivers as their child’s nutrition and mealtime become a less frustrating and unpleasant experience
“My daughter immediately took to Cristi. She is very approachable and is always fun and engaging. She is also very knowledgeable in her field and always makes time to discuss and answer my questions when I need to better understand my child”
“My 5 year old daughter was having trouble with pronouncing the “K” and “G” sounds. Cristi was able to assess the issue and help my daughter quickly learn to make the sounds. My daughter felt comfortable with her and liked going to her therapy sessions.”
"Our son started working with Cristi on speech and language development. Within a short amount of time, she was able to help him significantly improve his speech issues, which then allowed the focus to shift to language. Cristi is charismatic, knowledgeable, patient, creative, warm and flexible. We have also observed how well she is able to work in unison with other professionals for the benefit of our son. Cristi was able to build rapport with our son very quickly. To this day our son looks forward to his sessions. "