Testimonials from Comfort's amazing families!
CHRISTIE & JOSH
We’ve been working with Ashley for about 8 months. When we first started, our two year old son had a small vocabulary and mostly spoke in one-word phrases accompanied with noises and sign language. It was enough for us to understand him, but we wanted to make sure he was getting all the help and encouragement that he needed to thrive. Covid had just started, so we started sessions online. I was wary at first about how anyone would be able to keep our son’s attention on the computer, but Ashley did an amazing job at having different activities to keep him engaged and learning. Our son seemed to pick new words up right away! Not only did Ashley teach him, but she taught us, as parents, what to do and how to support his growth. You can tell that Ashley is very passionate about her work and loves watching kids learn and grow. Our son is now 3 and speaks in 3-4 word sentences, and continues to surprise us with even more. He seems more confident in speaking and his imagination while playing has been so fun to watch as he narrates what his toys are thinking. He always looks forward to sessions with Ashley. In fact, whenever he sees my laptop he says, “Call Ashley? See Ashley?” We highly recommend Ashley!
We have felt so blessed to be able to work with Ashley Kurth for our son's speech therapy. She has been a pleasure to work with and is very knowledgeable in her field. Ever since our two year old son began having speech therapy with her we have noticed his growth in expressive language so much. She has given us ideas and resources (like sign language, simplifying our speech, using pictures, etc.) to help us, as parents, better communicate with him and for him to communicate with us in return. We enjoy her happy demeanor during our sessions and her ability to help us know what an appropriate next step to take is. She is a joy to be around and we truly would recommend her to anyone who is in need of assistance in speech.
Thank you, Ashley!
We first started working with Ashley when my son was 18 months old. He was producing maybe 2-3 words but more so than the lack of words was the level of frustration he was experiencing because of his inability to communicate. He was hitting, pushing, and screaming and it was obvious his level of frustration was growing. Ashley not only gave us the tools to increase his words, but also encouraged more signs (and my son picked up on these quickly which was a great solution for the short term) and we quickly saw his level of frustration decrease.. This helped him be more receptive to learning new sounds and words, and then eventually start to put 2, then 3, then 4 and more words together for a sentence. She has provided great resources for everything from eating at the table to driving in the car so my son can effectively communicate what he wants/needs. Although we’ve had to do all of our sessions via zoom, Ashley has made a sincere effort to connect with my son and engage with him during every session. Before starting with her, both my son and I were frustrated and I didn’t really know where to start to help him. My son just turned 2 a couple months ago and he is thriving. He’s putting together full sentences and it’s so fun to hear his little voice! We are extremely grateful for everything Ashley has done and continues to do to help Simon succeed!
I’ve known Ashley personally for years and I just love and respect her enthusiasm for helping kids! It truly is her passion! She has really helped me with my 2 year old and even after one session I can see a huge improvement by just utilizing the skills Ashley taught me. I love her flexibility to come to our home or do online sessions! It makes it so much easier for me since I have two little ones. I just can’t say more great things about her and Comfort Speech Therapy!
We worked with Ashley for about 9 months! My son started with her at 2.5 years old and the both of us loved her! At first I was a little hesitant with starting therapy for my son through Zoom, but it did not affect the outcome of it at all. Through Zoom it was more parent taught, which I didn’t mind at all because I learned different techniques that I could use and other family members could use in order to improve my sons speech. There were also times when my son would want to interact with Ashley and she would stop and give him her full attention and use that time to put those techniques into action with him, which helped me visually see how it should be done. Just in the 9 months that we worked with Ashley my son’s speech improved so much and we were able to meet the goals that we had set for him. Even on this day we still use every technique to continue improving his speech.
When it came to scheduling, I want to thank Ashley for being so flexible and understanding! There were times myself or my son were sick or things had popped up and she was able to reschedule me or make it work!
I would highly recommend using speech services through Ashley because her techniques are so simple, but effective, if you are also willing to help out in the effort to helping your child.