" I am pleased to write this review and recommendation and can not underestimate the positive experience I had here. My son attended speech therapy here for over two years and both the progress and experience he had has been phenomenal. An individualized plan was established for him and Ms. Lynn has been nothing but accommodating for my son and I. She is patient, friendly and has gotten the most out of him. Even after a full day of school, Ms. Lynn is able to keep his attention and give a productive lesson. I would recommend this establishment for anyone seeking to get their child speech services. "
- Kelly Reilly
Excellent Speech Therapy
"Working with a developmentally delayed child for Speech is a herculean task because it is literally the process of rewiring the brain. My son was diagnosed with Autism and has severely delayed speech. Lynn Balewicz has been working with my son for the past three years and he has come a long way- His vocabulary, expressive language,sentence formation and articulation has improved immensely where people can actually understand what he is saying. When he first started working with Lynn, his speech was very limited and garbled . We are extremely grateful to Sharon Ratiner Speech Services for the improvement. Sharon and Lynn are excellent at tailoring the therapy to the individual's need and are able to modify behavior to get the maximum output out of their patients. My son looks forward to seeing Miss Lynn two days in a week and that is a recommendation in itself because he is usually reluctant to attend anything else that is labeled "therapy". Thanks Shweta "
- Shweta Ajinkya
My son never wants to leave the office
"My son never wants to leave the office, she (Sharon) has worked very hard with him to get him caught up to the rest of the children his age regarding speech and language. I can't say how much we appreciate her hard work this past year."
- Nicholas from Metuchen
I am absolutely overjoyed
"I am absolutely overjoyed with my sons therapy sessions! He is learning to communicate and really improving in every way. The attitude is so encouraging and loving- a tremendous support for my son and me!"
- T. Greenfeld
We so appreciate
"We are so appreciative of Sharon's one-on-one guidance. He looks forward to his visits with "The Magic Word Lady". She has areal gift for working with children."
- A. Trevor
I have had the pleasure of working with Lynn
"I have had the pleasure of working with Lynn for a little over a year and a half now. She has been our son's speech therapist and has always gone above and beyond for my family. MY son didn't have many words at age two and of course my husband and I were concerned. Lynn was the first educator to see our son out of his element and in her office. Needless to say, she addressed all of our needs and concerns right then and there. We felt very comfortable and started with our speech sessions shortly after the initial consultation. One of the many wonderful attributes about Lynn is how she not only makes my son feel welcomed, but she has always made me feel at peace with my decisions about my son. I truly have ran many ideas past her and we would both run with it and see how my son would handle it. I honestly feel the reason he is doing so well is because Lynn and my family are all on the same page when it comes to what is best for him. We would highly recommend Ms. Lynn and her associates for a wonderful experience dealing with Speech needs."
- Donnie and Jill D
Sharon has been right there for us
"Sharon has been right there for us. For over 15 years, through the crying stage when she would get only five minutes of work from our daughter, to the medical issues, medications issues, school selections and many more to name. Not only does Sharon use the most up-to-date methods during sessions, she also makes them enormously fun. Our daughter, and all the other kids we seeing her office, come out of the sessions with a big some and usually a warm hug for Sharon. Sharon has become a very important person in my daughter's life and continues to be a wonderful resource as we tackle adulthood."
- Dave and Ilene Leinwand
We love Sharon!
"My child has been a client of Sharon's for quite a while now as she is diagnosed with a lifelong disability. Sharon's expertise, diligence and genuine concern are the ideal combination ensuring progress and success. She works closely with her school to coordinate speech therapy goals so there is carry-over between the school and private therapy. When my daughter first came to Sharon, she was not able to say 1 word - not a single word! Now my daughter's vocabulary is flourishing and she is able to communicate her wants and need. I accredit this to Sharon's work and guidance which are a large part of that success! I would highly recommend Ratiner Speech to anyone as they will receive custom-tailored therapy that meet's each individual's needs."
- L Palestrini
Our son has been working with Ratiner Speech services
"Our son has been working with Ratiner Speech services under the expert guidance of Lynn since he was two. From the moment I contacted Sharon I knew we were in the right place. It is clear that Ratiner Speech services prioritizes children at all levels from the director, to the therapists, to the administrative staff. Miss Lynn, Shane's therapist, consistently goes above and beyond for Shane. Miss Liza, who offers administrative support has advocated for our son on multiple occasions with our insurance provider to ensure that he received quick services since his needs were quite developmentally sensitive. Our son had a very unique feeding issue connected to other rare medical conditions. Sharon worked quickly and efficiently with us to get us in the able hands of Miss Lynn, his weekly therapist, who has provided unbelievable support to our Shane and embraced all of my children in her work with him so that all of us look forward to our weekly therapy visits and all of us have learned how to support him as she works both with him, models with my older son, and gives us resources and strategies to continue at home. It is hard to believe that Shane has developed so much in one year. This little boy who couldn't eat any solids is now the only child in his day care class who actually feeds himself all textures and all types! This wouldn't have happened without the services Ratiner Speech provides and the thoughtful, expert guidance of our family favorite "Miss Lynn." Miss Lynn continues to work with Shane to support his speech development and we couldn't be happier with her support and the entire office. We have had to navigate many services for our son and this is by far top on our list!"
- Jim & Heather Casey