Our Speech Services
"Getting to the root of issues using a whole child approach."
We offer holistic bilingual speech, language, and feeding evaluations and therapy. We work with children who have:
Use of AAC, or alternative communication system
Auditory Processing Disorders
Pragmatic or Social Language Disorders
We offer therapy in Spanish and English. Melanie Understands Russian as well!
Contact us to receive a list of our rates. We do not work directly with insurance companies but would be happy to supply necessary information that can be submitted on the patient’s behalf.
We provide in home services in the triangle area and virtual therapy.
Melanie grew up in a Russian-English speaking home as her family immigrated here from Uzbekistan. Melanie received her undergraduate degree in Spanish and Communication Disorders from the University of Connecticut and her graduate degree in Speech Pathology from Teachers College at Columbia University. Melanie has worked as a Speech Pathologist in Connecticut, New York City, Colorado, and now North Carolina. She has 14 years’ experience in the homecare, community, school, and clinic settings working with children from birth to high school.
Her knowledge base is broad which allows for working with children who present with varied delays and disorders. Melanie is also owner of Root 2 Rise Wellness where she functions as a Community Herbalist, Certified Holistic Health Coach, and Flower Essence Practitioner. She also runs a program called Herbalicious Kids and Herbalicious Sprouts teaching children about the wonders of plants through fun hands- on activities. For more on her other offerings visit her main page www.root2risewellness.org. She enjoys working with families holistically and is a strong advocate for children’s needs. As she is integrative, Melanie may offer suggestions that include nutrition or dietary recommendations, supplement suggestions, sensory processing, and herbal medicine suggestions infused in her speech therapy sessions for families open to this kind of whole bodywork that gets at the root of your child’s communication issues. In her spare time, you may find her doing yoga, meditating, hiking, singing, traveling, gardening, making medicine, or cooking delicious healthy food!
“My stubborn son responded quickly to the beautiful calm voice of Melanie. She realized after the first visit that L responded well to music after she broke out in a tune that captured L’s attention. Their work relationship grew from there.
“Melanie prepared lessons that reinforced each goal and created a reward system that motivated him to feel successful. When L became frustrated, Melanie discussed with me strategies that would help him become more responsive to the work and was open to my suggestions.”
“It was a pleasure for my son to work with Melanie. He looked forward to his visits with her. Even during times related to the pandemic, Melanie, made our virtual visits creative and purposeful.”
“Melanie is patient, caring, and creative. My son made great strides with her!”
L's Proud Mom