“My son was discharged from the NICU with severe eating and appetite problems. He was completely dependent on his G-tube. With Mel’s help, dedication, and passion, my son has begun accepting bottles and is being introduced to solids. Mel has gone out of her way to go above and beyond for our family. Her dedication and clinical expertise has helped our baby begin to eat! She always has research to back her treatment approaches, which I appreciate as a parent.” – Kristine, mother of Aiden, 12 months
I’ve been having questions about the efficacy of my daughter’s existing speech therapy. Then I found Melissa, we did a quick consultation over the internet and she was so helpful. She gave me her observations of my daughter and offered advise on how to best proceed with therapy to address my concerns. I now feel better equipped to go back to our existing speech therapist and have my concerns addressed. If your child is struggling or you want someone that believes there is more to speech therapy than passing a test. I recommend you give Speak Live Play a chance. – Robert C.
Our two-year-old son had extreme difficulty chewing and swallowing solid foods and we were at a loss of what to do. Melissa was recommended to us by our pediatrician after we saw little improvement from a previous feeding therapist. Melissa worked with our son for months with different techniques and exercises and the change was really amazing. Not only is she extremely skilled in her profession, but she is also warm and kind and was able to make the sessions fun. Our son loved her! I learned so much as a parent about making mealtime more enjoyable and how to get him to try new foods. Although we’re thrilled he no longer needs therapy, we all miss having Melissa work with him – she really became apart of our family! – Claire D.
Mel is helping my daughter work on her /r/ sounds. She makes speech therapy so fun and my daughter is already making improvements after a few sessions. Mel is talented and caring, and a truly talented speech therapist. my daughter truly loves her. – Shannon B.
Mel Peters is a proven expert in SLP. She is warm, professional, passionate and absolutely wonderful with children. Mel has been the key to my daughter overcoming her feeding and speech issues. She will always make herself available, even for the most minor of questions (it is 10pm and I literally just got off the phone with her). I couldn’t recommend Mel more. We feel so very lucky to have found her for our daughter, and our family. Thank you, Mel, for all that you do! – Conor A.
My son has been seeing Melissa for over a year, and his speech is remarkably improved. We went from very little to full sentences. I highly recommend her. We have dealt with other speech therapists in the past, and Melissa is far superior. She is professional and wonderful with our son. He considers her a good friend. – Michael Q.
Mel worked with our 4-year-old daughter on her picky eating behavior. Mel is fabulous with kids. We adore her and are so happy with the changes we have seen with our daughter becoming much more amenable to trying to new foods and not getting upset when new foods are on her plate. If you have a child who is a picky eater, see this, as I highly recommend having Mel work with your child. As a parent, I have also learned a lot about how to address eating issues and introducing new foods. We love Mel! – Trisha G.
We saw huge gains with our son in social pragmatics and his understanding of language and reading comprehension. Mel is an incredibly caring, patient, and intelligent professional who will give her all to her clients. Her creativity in problem-solving really yields results. Our son has worked with many different speech therapists and Mel has been, by far, the most effective. – Bob A.
Melissa is a great speech therapist. She has the patience and knowledge of how to approach my child. My little one has improved greatly and the input we get is of great help. The individual attention to his needs is amazing. I love the fact that she’s very dedicated and flexible. I would highly recommend her to any parent who needs that extra help. – Nicolas C.
Cannot say better things about Ms. Peters. After just a few sessions, my lisp was gone and my confidence was back! Her techniques are exemplary and she gets down to business immediately using time effectively. Hands down one of the best SLPs in Los Angeles. Thank you Ms. Peters! – Josh N.
Mel is an energetic and knowledgeable provider. She truly cares about each patient and customizes treatment plans to each child’s needs. – Kaylin M.
“My son was diagnosed with aspiration, he needed thickened feeds and feeding therapy. We found Mel from our pediatrician. She has helped our family through this daunting and frightening experience of helping our son learn how to eat safely. She answered my thousand questions thoroughly and with expertise. My son is now beginning to take unthickened milk and with Mel’s guidance, he is taking it safely.” – Heidi, mother of Evan, 5 months
“Mel’s skills with children were so evident from the moment we met her. My son, Henry, was a late talker. He had no words at the age of 2.5 years. Mel’s treatment didn’t only focus on Henry, it focused on teaching US (his parents) on how to facilitate and language-enhancing environment. Hugo is now talking, and we feel so lucky to have met Mel!” – Claire, mother of Henry, 3 years
“Mel has helped my son, Samuel, who is on the high functioning end of the Autism spectrum in so many ways. Samuel is a teenager, and Mel relates to Samuel so well. His main concerns are pragmatic and comprehension issues. Mel takes Samuel out on community outings in order to help him gain confidence and use his skills practically. He has said to me “Mel helps me make friends”. From a mother’s standpoint, Mel has truly been a blessing. She bases her treatment off scientifically proven methods and truly creates a unique treatment plan for your child.”– Liz, mother of Samuel, 14 years old