HELPING CHILDREN SOAR

Quality, Customized Speech & Language Therapy

Equipping children and families across Orlando to reach their full potential through evidence-based interventions.

 

At Ascend Therapies we believe that when children and families are given the proper tools to reach their communication goals, the sky is the limit for what they can achieve. When your child begins a treatment program with us you can expect:

  • Consistent communication with your child's speech-language pathologist

  • Encouragement and support for you to be an active participant in your child's treatment program

  • Therapy programs designed specifically for your child, with the latest research in mind

  • Therapists who maintain small caseload sizes and only accept clients who fit their areas of specialty

 

When you choose to work with Ascend Therapies you can feel confident your child is receiving the individualized attention and expertise they deserve.

W E L C O M E     T O

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S E R V I C E S

What We Do

 
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​Speech therapy focuses on improving the way your child produces sounds. We provide speech therapy for children in the following populations or with the following diagnoses:

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech

  • Phonological Delays & Disorders

  • Articulation Delays & Disorders

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Language therapy focuses on improving the way your child is able to understand what is being communicated and helping them to better express their wants, needs, desires, and ideas.​ We provide language therapy for children in the following populations or with the following diagnoses:

  • Late Talkers

  • Receptive & Expressive Language Delays & Disorders

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Developmental Delays

  • Genetic Disorders

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Users

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It’s not the right time for direct therapy but you’d still like the confidence that you are supporting your child’s communication needs? Participating in caregiver coaching is a great way to learn effective skills and strategies to facilitate improvement in the main place your child communicates–your home!

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Samantha Feliciani Taylor, MA, CCC-SLP

Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist

Samantha became a speech-language pathologist because she believes that to be heard and truly understood is the deepest and most necessary part of being human.  She is fascinated by the human brain’s capacity for language and the role that therapy can play in improving communication outcomes. She is passionate about helping children learn to share their own stories.

 

Samantha received her undergraduate degree in English from Florida State University. After working out-of-field for several years, she discovered the field of speech-language pathology and hasn't looked back! She received her Master's in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida.

Samantha has worked in skilled nursing, private practice, and school settings as an SLP. Her clinical areas of interest include language development, speech-sound disorders, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). 


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OUR PROCESS

Get Started

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Contact us by phone or email. You will speak directly with Samantha who will answer your questions, make recommendations for next steps based on your concerns, and walk you through the intake process. If an evaluation or therapy is recommended, we will schedule your initial session.

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Attend your initial evaluation or screening session. Following evaluation, you will receive a diagnostic report with detailed information about your child's strengths and challenges related to speech and language. We will collaborate with you to develop a treatment plan that is fully tailored to meet your child's needs and make necessary referrals to other professionals.

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Begin therapy! Therapy will be provided online, in your home, in your child's school, or in the community depending on your needs and location. Session length and frequency are based on individual needs. Data will be tracked regularly to monitor your child's progress and you will receive regular communication from your therapist about how to continue working toward speech and language goals at home.