★★★★★
Caring Professionalism
"After speaking with our daughter's pediatrician, we still felt that she struggled to make certain sounds when speaking. We weren't sure if she had a stutter or if she simply just had trouble finding her words. Friends suggested Ratiner & an initial screening & findings occurred when she was 3 years old; at that time it was determined that she didn't need services. But, when she turned 4, we still felt like we wanted someone to work with her because it appeared to us that she was having trouble. Ms. Lynn worked with our daughter for only a few months. Yet, from the very beginning, our daughter warmed up to her & looked forward to their weekly meetings. Ms. Lynn always gave us valuable feedback & resources at the end of every session; she researched on her own to determine if more intense therapy was needed & always thought about possibilities. Ultimately, our daughter didn't require any more sessions because her sound formation & speech improved. The skills she learned with Ms. Lynn helped boost her confidence - she knows to stop & think before she speaks & she is so much more willing to listen to us when we gently correct her R's. She still plays some of the games she learned from Ms. Lynn & always asks when she can go back to see her! Ms. Lynn is truly exceptional! She's thorough in her evaluations, thoughtful about any steps or actions she suggests, & dedicated to the children & families she works with. But, what's most memorable about Ms. Lynn is that we know that she actually cares about our daughter. They really developed a strong bond over a short span of time & we knew that because of that, our daughter was going to be receptive to working with Ms. Lynn. Our daughter is in a much better place since meeting with Ms. Lynn & she's ready to start kindergarten in the fall! We feel very blessed that we had the chance to work with Ms. Lynn & the staff at Ratiner!"

 

★★★★★
Great Service
"Amazing people. Lynn was amazing with my son and would always have a wonderful attitude. The staff was tremendously helpful and always very friendly. Highly recommended!"

 

★★★★★
John has worked miracles!
"Mr. John has been an incredible therapist for my 5 year old daughter. He cares personally about her interests and meets her exactly where she is while also helping her grow. Since working with Mr. John my daughter's confidence has dramatically improved. I could not have imagined Rea entering Kindergarten without having done the foundational work that he prioritized as part of her development. After over a year working together she has made significant changes that have allowed her to speak more clearly so that she can pursue her dreams of modeling with even greater confidence. Mr. John is intelligent, kind and fun! We are lucky to get to work with him. "

 

★★★★★
Excellent contact w/kids - Unique professionalism
"Back when my son started having stuttering issues at the age 3.5 years, we sought the help of Lynn at Ratiner. From the get-go Lynn connected very well with my son and that connection strengthened over the ten months that followed where my son was extremely excited ahead of every session. As a seasoned professional, Lynn addressed the issue holistically, and went over and beyond. She advised us on seeing an ENT to address potential issues in my son's airways that could affect his speaking abilities, gave us a list of questions that we passed on to our son's dentist and also passed some documents to read for my sons teachers. It was amazing how the techniques that she applied evolved as his stuttering subsided to challenge him further. Over time not only did he improve, but also, he gained in self- confidence.

Lynn has taken a substantial amount of time to help us understand the root causes of the issue and how we can contribute to helping my son. Her guidance was priceless. She kept us informed of the techniques she was using and how we could apply them at home on a daily basis. Furthermore, Lynn, was always available to discuss my son's case even after hours.

My son is now doing great and is always asking about when to go back every time we pass by Ratiner office! The team is very professional and offers a great atmosphere for the kids.
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★★★★★
Thank you!
"I've been taking my son to Ratiner Speech and Language Therapy Services since he was little and I can't say enough good things about our therapist Mrs. Lynn Balewicz. She is very attentive, full of energy, positive and supportive. She always has time to address all of my questions and give me much needed guidance. I have to attribute my son's progress to the weekly speech therapy sessions which my son enjoys a lot. I would like to thank Mrs. Lynn and the entire office for being so professional and caring."

 

★★★★★
Speech services
" 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. "

 

★★★★★
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 "

 

★★★★
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."

 

★★★★★
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!"

 

★★★★★
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."

 

★★★★★
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."

 

★★★★★
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."

 

★★★★
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."

 

★★★★★
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!"