“I named it just what it is,” says the licensed speech pathologist.
She says she’s starting the business because of “just my love for children.”
“I love making therapy fun,” Smith says. “My goal is that they don’t even know they’re in speech therapy because it’s just a fun place to go, and they can’t wait to come back. I just try to make it really creative and fun and very interactive.”
She says sensory integration is a big part of the therapy, and she uses puppets and singing and music and rhythm.
“All of those things are incorporated into my therapy, which make it unique.”
Smith says she can work with all kinds of children, including those who are hard to understand along with typically developing children. She’ll also work with autistic children.
She says parents can be part of the therapy as well.
“They are highly encouraged to participate.”
Smith says Clifton Square makes sense for her business.
“I love it for its central location,” she says. “People know where to find me.”