Knowing your child needs speech therapy but have found long waitlists or have to travel a distance to get it or face scheduling challenges
Finding the right "fit" for your child that matches your child's personality, interests and your parenting approach
Knowing how to support your child's development at home
Get started right away with a schedule that can work for your family
Help your child build strong communication skills and build confidence
Get on-going guidance and support for your child and family and to have someone to ask questions to about your concerns
When you're here, you're family! You'll love our warm, bright in-home office space. And we bring the same energy to your child in their home, school or virtual setting! Your child will love our 1-on-1 attention! Lots of giggles are in store. We are passionate about making therapy fun and engaging!
I am the owner and founder of Don't Wait Communicate, Speech &
Language Services. I am a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) in the state of
New Jersey and maintain my national Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the
American Speech & Hearing Association (ASHA). I have been a practicing SLP for 16 years and have worked with young children for nearly 20 years. Don't Wait Communicate was developed from a need I saw as a busy working mom of 4, raising one of my children with special
needs. I found balancing work life, school life, and a busy therapy schedule challenging and figured you might feel the same. I knew there was a better way!
After years in a medical setting, the NJ Early Intervention (birth to 3) Program, conducting school evaluations and in my years working in my local Public preschool program, I realized after the age of 3, children often loose the convenience of in home services. Furthermore, some children continue to present with speech delays but do not qualify for their school district services as they are not "delayed enough". This leaves families with frequent trips to outpatient clinics, with long waitlists and limited hours.
Thus, Don't Wait Communicate was born! I desired to create a business that would provide
personal, attentive and individualized pediatric therapy services that can come to your home (in-person or virtual), your child's daycare/private school setting or our in-home office setting. I aim to provide practical, realistic approaches to achieving your family's speech and language goals.
Learn a little more about my family story here: Alexis Bolivar
By Working with an Experienced and Loving SLP!
Gaining Confidence in their ability to communicate!
Receiving Individualized, Dynamic Therapy to Reach Their goals!
Feeling seen and heard!
Enjoying interest led activities for optimal engagement!
"Ms. Alexis is a dedicated therapist who goes above and beyond for the families she services" J.C.
"Alexis is a highly skilled therapist. She is warm, friendly and professional. As a teacher myself, I highly recommend her services." Christina U.
"She just has a way of connecting with children that is so unique" - Kristen S.
Not sure whether your child needs speech therapy? Have a question about speech and language development? Want to know your options? Consultations are offered to help guide you.
Providing dynamic, comprehensive and individualized evaluations. All evaluations include a written report and recommendations as warranted.
Our therapy services are based on the individual needs of the client. Activities are customized to the child and based on their interests and goals which helps maintain engagement, motivation and FUN!
If you are in need of a workshop or training, presentations are offered and can be customized to meet the needs of your audience, for both parents and/or early childhood educators. Call to inquire about topics!
Who Do We Serve ?
We Service the Following Areas/Diagnoses:
Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders
Motor Speech Disorders
Articulation & Phonological Disorders
Early Language Development (Limited or non-speaking)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Executive Functioning Challenges
Location of Services
Do you accept insurance?
No, we are an out-of-network provider. We are not currently enrolled with any health insurances. We can provide a "Superbill" or invoice for you to submit to your insurance should you have out-of-network coverage.
Are you nationally certified and licensed?
Yes, our therapists maintain their CCCs (Certificate of Clinical Competence) from the American Speech and Hearing Association. We also maintain our NJ State License.
Do I get to choose the location of services?
Generally, yes. However, please note, being able to offer the desired location is based on current caseload availability and scheduling. In-office visits are only offered on weekend mornings or during some select daytime hours.
How do I pay for services?
Once we agree to begin services, you will be given client portal access. This is a secure platform for us to manage payments, documents and any other pertinent information. A credit card is required to remain on file.
How do I know my child will work well with you?
The initial consultation is a requirement before getting started. In the consultation we will review your speech and language concerns and the therapist will also spend some time briefly playing with your child. The consultation is a great opportunity to determine if we are a good "fit" for each other.
What is the cost of therapy?
There are varied rates based on the length of the sessions/frequency and the type of evaluation being completed. Please call to determine your specific needs.
Where are we located?
The in-home office is located in the Presidential Heights section of East Orange, NJ. The address will be provided upon scheduling. Don't Wait Communicate provides services to the greater Essex County, NJ area. Virtual services can be conducted anywhere in NJ.
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