We Are Growing!

WE ARE HIRING! We are currently seeking to hire a fully licensed Speech-Language Pathologist to work on a per diem basis. Some experience with early intervention is preferred. Flexible hours. Bilingual is also a plus! Please contact us with your resume at info@speechtreetherapycenter.com


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Growing Your Child’s Language: The 4 P’s

Growing Your Child’s Language: The 4 P’s

Written by: Erica Lawson, M.A., CCC-SLP Co-Founder, Speech Tree Therapy Center

When working with children with language delays or Autism Spectrum Disorders, engaging with them in play can be an excellent opportunity to teach them a variety of skills including waiting, turn taking, expressive and receptive language, […]

Purposeful Play Leads to Literacy

I am a big advocate for purposeful play with young children to promote learning. Children can learn a variety of concepts and skills through play. So while reading the attached article, I thought “I couldn’t have said it better myself.” Take a few minutes to read this article and check out the “P.O.P” sheet on […]

A Night to Remember

Last year I was introduced to the “A Night to Remember” prom for children with special needs. I volunteered to help with the swag bags for the teens as they left the prom. The whole event was amazing. The Shield’s have organized this fabulous event for children who may not otherwise experience this “Rite of […]


We are excited to announce that we will be opening an office in Liberty Station on March 1st, 2013! Liberty Station is conveniently located in Point Loma just north of downtown San Diego. Besides the amazing location for us, Liberty Station continues to grow and is going to be a wonderful place to make our […]

Using Pretend Play to Encourage Language

There are times when a parent asks me why we play during a speech therapy session. Play is crucial for a child to encourage social communication as well as facilitate language skills. Oftentimes children with language delays struggle with pretend play as well. Teaching play schemes can help a child learn turn-taking, which later transfers […]

What to Expect

“What to Expect… when you are Expecting, the First Year, the Toddler Years, before you are expecting, when your wife is expanding (??)…” are all titles of books that many people read to help them understand “What to Expect.” What ever happened to “What to Expect When your Child Starts Speaking?” A new book has […]

Child Care Factors

In today’s society, many families have two working parents and children of all abilities attend day care. Families that have flexible schedules or one parent at home also often choose to send their child to preschool or a day care setting. These day care settings may range from in home care givers, to home day […]

School is in full swing!

School is in full swing! The first few weeks of school can take some adjusting to. New teachers, new things to learn, and new routines. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Academic expectations are higher than ever, class sizes are bigger, and resources are spread thin. So it is no wonder that […]

Executive Functioning

Over the summer I had the opportunity to go to the Social Thinking providers conference in San Francisco. There were so many wonderful speakers I could have listened to them for many days.

One of the highlights for me was hearing Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP speak about Executive functioning. She was a dynamic speaker and […]