Our practice has expertise in all speech therapy areas, but our primary focus and extended training includes the following types of cases:
Areas we refer out for include feeding, assessment for AAC devices, stuttering (dysfluency) and voice.
As speech-language pathologists, we do not diagnose or treat dyslexia, but we do assess related skills such as phonological awareness, auditory discrimination, etc. which can contribute to reading/spelling difficulties. If your child's primary issue is reading/writing, we will likely want to work hand-in-hand with an educational therapist or reading specialist to address your child's difficulties.
We work with babies up to the age of 12. We are also not able to take on cases if the child is not able to/unwilling to participate in therapy or has aggressive behaviors towards our staff.
Hamaguchi & Associates has been a leading innovator in the field of speech pathology in Cupertino since its founding in 1996. In fact, one of our biggest referral sources are other speech-language pathologists.
We pride ourselves in thorough, comprehensive assessments that are recognized throughout the Bay Area as the "gold standard" of reports, using a combination of standardized tests, informal observations, input from parents and other professionals, and plain old good detective work.
Because we start with this solid foundation, our treatment plans lay out a clear, understandable blueprint for how to accomplish the goals we have created for each child.
Our staff takes great pride in the extensive amount of initial training and online education they receive. We pride ourselves in having a rather large "bag of tricks" filled with creative strategies and engaging methods to help your child improve his/her speech, language, auditory or social skills.
We not only do therapy, but we innovate as well! We develop cutting-edge apps, motivated to help the clients that we serve. Patti Hamaguchi also does field-testing for new tests (clients can volunteer to participate) so that our profession has better tools to diagnose children. We at Hamaguchi are at the forefront of treatment and assessment!
During this pandemic, our speech therapists have made the decision to provide services exclusively online, via Zoom teletherapy, to our families. After much thought, we decided that the risk to the health of our staff's families, as well as our clients, simply was not a chance we are willing to take at this time.
The good news is that we have found that we can be amazingly productive, even online! Through the use of cool green screens, online games, Google slides (virtual notebooks) and basic good therapy, the children at our practice are enjoying the sessions and learning at the same time!
In fact, when we resume in-person therapy at our office in Cupertino (expected spring/summer 2021), we plan to offer online therapy sessions as an option to families. This would allow clients who live in other parts of California the ability to access our services, as well as families who struggle with the afternoon Bay Area traffic issues, or simply prefer to have the therapy online.
The silver lining in the pandemic is that we have learned and evolved as a practice and do see that, while there are some children who might be a better fit for in-person therapy, there are huge benefits with virtual learning for nearly all the children we serve! With this added option, our families will have more flexibility for how their child receives services.
Starring Nikki Calderon, one of our SLPs!
Hamaguchi & Associates Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists is renowned for our top-notch assessments. Patti Hamaguchi is the co-author/author of two widely-used standardized tests. Our practice is truly on the cutting edge of diagnostics, and participates in research for new testing instruments. We will figure out what your child is struggling with, and develop an appropriate plan to work on those skills. And if we don't think we're the best fit for your child's needs, we will refer you to someone who has the expertise/therapy setting that meets your child's needs.
Our speech-language pathologists create an individualized, custom treatment plan for each child, with input from the parents on which goals to prioritize. Because we have a number of staff members, we are able to match a child's personality, learning-style and type of case to the speech pathologist who would be a good match.
We make learning fun! Through games, puppets, toys, creative strategies and cheering your child on, we can help your child progress and achieve those goals.
**Please note our after-school individual sessions have a waitlist.
Children often need help to transfer their learned social language skills into real-life play/social settings. We don't use a cookie-cutter curriculum, but rather tailor our groups to the needs of the children in the group. Does your child struggle when losing a game? Or have difficulty engaging in conversations or playing cooperatively? Perhaps negotiating politel or being flexible is a struggle. Then we've got you covered. We make groups fun! Many of our clients (parents and children alike!) have formed long-term friendships with their fellow group members.
Fun conversations, sharing experiences, talking about our hopes and our dreams, being understood.....is what we all want for our children. Our speech pathologists are here to help your child strengthen these skills!
20111 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 145, Cupertino, CA. 95014
08:00 am – 06:00 pm