In Stanford, an office of Connect-to-talk is helping kids with developmental delays catch up with their peers. The goals of Connect-to-talk are to teach important skills to kids through play. Connect-to-talk utilizes a structured environment to help kids learn. However, the structure is camouflaged by providing choices that the therapists want the kids to make.

Connect-to-talk began as a speech pathology practice, but has grown to include behavioral and occupational therapy for children and teens.
~John Nickerson

Connect-to-talk is helping children with developmental delays catch up to their peers.

Basch and Williams-Arbello created Connect-to-talk after working in many previous jobs. Before starting their private practice, the two worked in schools and other practices. They wanted to cut out the bureaucratic meetings and switch to working with just the kids and their parents. Today, Connect-to-talk serves more than 200 kids.

Key Takeaways:

The co-owner Jennifer has a belief that there needs to have a better connection between adults and children.
The idea of the private practice started to work directly with kids and their families to try and help establish that connection.
These kids aren’t talking or interacting and we have to find out why.