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Speech Pathologist, Marcia Hoodwin is a Godsend. As a parent of a child with speech delays due to apraxia of speech, I can tell you that Marcia Hoodwin is by far the most child centered, effective and nurturing therapist I could have ever asked for. She understands the behavioral challenges our son struggles with and has been prepared from day one to handle whatever comes her way. Marcia Hoodwin treats our son with kindness and understanding all while challenging him, facilitating growth and pushing him towards progress.The growth I have seen in my son is nothing short of astonishing. He looks forward to the days he knows Marcia comes over to practice new sounds and "playing" games, all the while he is making progress towards being verbal. We had some serious speech challenges when we first met Marcia over a year ago, and Marcia never gave up on him. She worked through the problems with him and consulted with his occupational therapist, teacher and even swim instructor to ensure everyone that is in our son’s life can communicate with him. As a parent, I can tell you that I know my son is safe and actively learning while working with Marcia Hoodwin. I am so thankful to have found her because without her I highly doubt my son would have made such progress. If you are looking for speech therapy that will truly help you or your child, I highly suggest looking into Marcia Hoodwin’s services.
- Viki Knight
Marcia Hoodwin is the best speech pathologist our son has ever had. He excelled with her more than any other speech pathologist. I was happy to see such progress in him through her therapy sessions. She is experienced, professional, enthusiastic and has a way with children that proves incredible results. Our son was evaluated with a moderate to severe speech delay. Since we live in Washington, D.C., our son could only benefit from her sessions (for about 10 weeks) while we were in Florida. I have experience with many speech and language pathologists, privately and in hospitals (in DC, MD, VA), in search of the best, highly rated, and "world renowned" professionals for our son. It's difficult to find someone as good as Marcia Hoodwin. We thank her very much!
Your child needs good communication skills to do well at school, for socialization with other children, and to prepare for a successful future.
Ms. Hoodwin will evaluate your child's communication strengths and weaknesses, and willdesign a program to fit your child's individual needs.
She consults with parents and/or teachers on an ongoing basis, and involves them in the therapeutic process.
Please feel free to contact her at 941.921.9533.
She is available for complimentary screenings to determine if your child needs further testing.
She can also be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Testimonials . . .
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Speech Therapy - A Very Satisfied Parent:
"Ms. Hoodwin is not only a successful Speech Pathologist; she is also a first rate teacher. As a retired school Teacher, Administrator, and Education Consultant, my experience gives me the prerogative of making this statement. In addition to the excellent teaching techniques, she is a pleasant, intelligent, organized and efficient person, and is someone you can totally depend on to be timely, as well as interested in her clients."Judy Pflug
Another Very Satisfied Parent:
"Marcia worked with our son for 2 years from age 3 to age 5. The convenience of having her visit with our son during the day while he was at his preschool was a priority. As they continued to meet we were amazed at the progress we heard with our sons speech and demeanor. Marcia is always professional, patient and kind and our son looked forward to his sessions with her."
"She quickly identified that he does really well with positive reinforcement and would bring him games to play that he adored. Even though she always saw our son at school there was great communication with us about what she was working on with our son. Also she gave us great suggestions on what we could do to follow through with her work at home. Marcia always made her meetings with our son fun and he truly blossomed by working with her consistently. I would recommend Marcia to anyone with a child that needs speech therapy and am so grateful that we had the opportunity to work with her."
Sincerely, Rona Blau Wald
Marcia Hoodwin is a Nationally Certified Speech-Language Pathologist who conducts evaluations and provides speech therapy to help your child with speech, language, voice or fluency difficulties.
Ms Hoodwin holds a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and has received additional specialized training in Accent Modification.
She has been a certified Speech-Language Pathologist since 1983.
She is also a Certified Lifetime Member of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed in the state of Florida.