What Our Clients Say

“Meredith Bazaar, CCC-SLP, has worked with our apraxic son Connor for the past 1½ years. In addition to dealing with apraxic issues, Meredith has successfully managed our child’s heavy sensory integration, anxiety and behavioral issues. Our son is motivated to work hard to improve his speech and language skills primarily due to Meredith’s positive outlook and her innovative and creative approaches, which make therapy sessions productive and enjoyable.
We are pleased with the progress Connor has made with Meredith and feel very fortunate to have her as a vital member of our son’s therapy team.”


“My 4-year-old son started speech-language treatment with Meredith Bazaar in the Fall of 2015. My son was diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum close to two years ago. Since he has started receiving treatment using hippotherapy, I have seen a dramatic improvement in his eye contact which in turn has significantly improved his auditory comprehension. Jionni has also had a significant improvement in his oral motor skills. These are all things that were not improving despite a very intense therapy schedule since his diagnosis. I am very happy with the quality of speech and language therapy Jionni has been receiving from Meredith once a week. I consistently tell the parents of other children in need of speech and language treatment how great Jionni is doing with Meredith!”


“Meredith has been working with our son with Autism for almost two years.  We were very fortunate to find Meredith, not only was she a certified hippotherapy clinical specialist (HPCS), but she also is a speech therapist with PROMPT training.  (We found most speech therapist who work with horses do not have HPCS certification). When he started with Meredith, Noah was a difficult 2-year-old and two other speech therapists had failed to make any headway with him because of his struggle with sensory overload and his oppositional acting out to any teaching interactions.  Every other therapy prior to Meredith was just Noah crying and screaming.  We hoped speech therapy using hippotherapy would somehow help him cooperate enough to learn.  Thankfully, it worked immediately! Meredith has a seemingly never-ending array of skills helping Noah to open up and become interested in learning during her sessions.  Noah immediately started to gain the basic skills needed to learn, not just speech but in all areas of his development.  Meredith’s experience allowed her to quickly evaluate Noah’s abilities and work on teaching him the correct next step to build his ladder to speech.  We couldn’t be happier with MSB Therapy and recommend her to everyone who asks.”


“Meredith has been working with our daughter for nearly a year. In that time, her speech improved dramatically as did her confidence in communicating with others. Meredith was truly a key factor in bringing her out of her shell. Not only has she helped our daughter; she has provided our family with the necessary tools to continue therapy at home. It’s hard to pinpoint which of Meredith’s qualities make her such an amazing teacher; her rapport with my daughter is amazing, she is thorough, knowledgeable, patient, genuine, kind and always cheerful. I wholeheartedly recommend her; she has made such a positive difference in my daughter’s life!”


“Victoria has been coming to Starlight farm for the past five years and she loves it!

We have noticed a big difference in Victoria’s language skills since we started working with Meredith.  Victoria was diagnosed with PDD-NOS when she was three and her biggest challenge is limited expressive language.  The combination of equine movement and speech therapy has been a great help – Victoria loves her sessions and her focus seems so much better.   Victoria is now able to put together sentences as opposed to just expressing ‘one word’ needs.  We are so fortunate that we do a shared session with another student so not only does Victoria learn how to communicate but she also develops social skills.  A win win for all of us!

Meredith means so much to our family – she has truly made a difference in Victoria’s and our lives!”


“My oldest son, Matthew, began with Meredith when she picked up articulation errors during a routine speech language screening at his preschool when he was 4 1/2 years old.  She impressed me immediately with the techniques she used and how she interacted with him.  He loved going to see her for his weekly speech lesson. Within a year he “graduated” with all of his age appropriate errors fixed and we sadly said goodbye to Meredith.

A few months later my second son, Jack, who was 3 years old at the time, began to exhibit worrisome language issues in addition to other behaviors that were not typical. After speaking with my pediatrician who told me to wait 6 months before seeking further help, I decided the wait and see approach was not a risk I was willing to take. I did not know where to turn, but quickly thought of Meredith. After speaking to her on the phone she suggested doing an evaluation. Over the following few months she journeyed with us as we eventually got an ASD diagnosis for our son. Jack immediately began to see Meredith weekly in her office and also at Starlight Farm for treatment using hippotherapy. We also began the long process of a school evaluation at this time.  Since getting a child evaluated by a school district is not a quick process Meredith was the only therapy Jack received for the first 5 months. He bonded with her immediately. During that time he showed great improvement in his language, social skills, and with his sensory integration.  We owe this improvement to Meredith. Her talent and patience is remarkable. It brings tears to my eyes when I think back two years ago and did not know what kind of life was ahead for my son. I now have a happy heart when I think of his potential and the wonderful life he has ahead of him. He will be attending kindergarten in the fall.”


“Timothy was selected to do the First Reading at his First Holy Communion. He got up in front of a completely packed Church, people were out the door, and read perfectly. Every word was clear, his tone and volume were perfect, and he spoke with complete confidence. We are so proud of him. Not many people realize how hard he has worked and how many people have helped him along the way and I can’t help but think of and appreciate all of those people. We are so thankful that you were such a instrumental part in his development with language and behavior. You were the first therapist that really reached him, I felt like we wasted a lot of time before we met you. Everything started to click, slowly, after his sessions with you.

I really want to just say thank you so much for helping Timothy and our family! He’s come so far!”


“My son Joshua has been in speech and language therapy with MSB Therapy since 2005. After other speech therapists gave up on him, Meredith saw hope and worked with Joshua at the farm and in the office. When iPads were first introduced in the market, Meredith and Krista were willing to try the new technology as a communication device and worked with Joshua on the iPad to communicate. This innovative method of teaching helped open up a new world for Joshua. While Joshua has limited verbal vocabulary, he has made great strides with MSB Therapy including sight reading which I never believed was possible. I highly recommend MSB Therapy to any parent.”

 

 

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