It is hard to believe Halloween is right around the corner.  But if you are the parent of a sensory child, these types of holidays can loom large.  This is a great article to help navigate through this big day! https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/sensory-processing-issues/halloween-challenges-for-kids-with-sensory-processing-issues-and-how-to-help      ...

READ THE BELOW EMAILED EXCHANGE: Wow, thank you for sharing, as I felt equally impressed by XXXCLIENTXXX and her husband and their dedication to their children! This is my niche, and I absolutely love it 😍 Kayde Campbell, CCC-SLP Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist + Feeding Specialist On Aug 3, 2017, at 12:57 PM, Saren Schapiro <[email protected]> wrote: See below. Thank you Kayde for all you do, we are so proud that you're a part of SAGE Speech. Emails like this are always...

It is hard to believe it is already time for our babies to go BACK TO SCHOOL!  As your children settle into their new home rooms, grades and schools it is not uncommon to notice delays in speech. language and learning.  Please call SAGE for a free phone consultation should you have any questions or concerns! Saren Schapiro is a valued expert in the Speech and Learning area and will talk you through options and concerns. Happy...

"Before James began working with Annamarie, it was challenging for him to use words to communicate and he often used gestures or became frustrated when he was trying to request something. This was frustrating and disheartening for us, especially when we saw how other kids his age could communicate. Additionally, he said few true words and was challenging to understand. Annamarie included us in her therapy program by providing hands on parent training and making...

Articulation Innovation Articulation drills can be a kiddo’s worst nightmare but here’s a trick that I’ve encountered to make it more enjoyable. In fact, some of my preschool and elementary age clients get excited to practice their target words using this technique! I call it “Articulation Innovation”, as it is when the client makes up their OWN articulation game using YOUR materials. Step 1: Hit the Goodwill to hunt for some gently used toys. Step 2: Go to...

An Insider’s Perspective: Working for SAGE Speech & Learning Associates A wise man by the name of William Arthur Ward once said, “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." Here’s my best attempt to express just how grateful I am to work for Saren and her team of exceptional clinicians.  When people ask me about my job, I can honestly say that I’ve never been happier to work alongside...

Thanks Sandy Springs Pediatrics! The SAGE Speech & Learning team is proud to partner with this incredible team of doctors and nurses to offer speech-language screenings, therapy and support! We are always excited to schedule more screening days for Pediatric offices and schools! Call us for dates ASAP!  ...

Animal-Assisted Therapy: Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a goal-directed intervention. It's directed or delivered by a health/human service professional with specialized expertise within their scope of professional practice. That is the Delta Society definition. What does that mean to us? That the animal is included in the speech-language therapy with a licensed certified speech-language pathologist who either is the trained dog handler as well – the dog is their dog – or, there is a handler and a...

Today we’d like to introduce you to Saren Schapiro, M.Sc., CCC-SLP. Saren is the proud founder of SAGE Speech and Learning Associates. As a busy mom of 2, and a crusader for developmentally appropriate education, Saren identified the need in Atlanta for effective and practical speech language therapy. She is a nationally certified Speech-Language Pathologist with experience in a wide variety of pediatric settings, including public schools, private schools, hospitals, and private clinics. Saren has both diagnostic...

Exciting NEWS! Our new full time speech and feeding therapist is bringing in a therapy dog! In her own words: "My dog's name is "June". She is a 2.5 year-old 100lb all white and fluffy Great Pyrenees and the most docile angel. She is registered as an "Emotional Support Animal", and I also have a Rx for her from my MD. She came from an organic farm in northwest Georgia. A number of her siblings were...