At Every Mind Speech, we believe every child deserves a voice. We are a boutique speech therapy practice in the suburbs of NYC that specializes in working with autistic and neurodivergent children.
We are neurodiversity-affirming, which means we believe that the natural differences in how we think, feel, behave, and relate to others are what makes each person unique and valuable.
Every Mind Speech empowers children and families to be confident communicators.
And the best part? We Have convenient service locations to meet your needs!
Our Specialized Therapy Services
Our approach to speech therapy for kids is highly personalized. By focusing on your child's strengths, we will build new skills by engaging all of the sensory systems through movement, interactive games, and play.
We also strive to create a safe emotional and physical environment to support communication development in a way that inspires your child to engage in the learning process.
At Every Mind Speech, parent involvement is a cornerstone of our speech therapy services. We take time for parent coaching and education every session. One-on-one parent coaching sessions are also available for parents who want focused time with Rachel.
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Delays in early communication skills can be frustrating for both you and your child. Speech therapy for late talkers builds skills to help your child express themselves while also teaching parents how to support development at home.
Therapy will help your child:
feel less frustrated
communicate their wants, needs, and ideas
interact with peers
develop foundational skills for reading and writing
We honor all forms of communication, from spoken words, gestures, writing, and AAC. Our goal is to help your child feel understood!
Delayed Echolalia / Scripting
Is your child repeating language from TV shows, songs, or movies? Echolalia is natural language development! Speech therapy for children who script starts by acknowledging all communication attempts while uncovering the underlying meaning of what they are saying.
During our sessions, we will:
empower your child to share their ideas
build language skills for reading, writing, and storytelling
guide your child to use original language to communicate
At Every Mind Speech, therapy is always collaborative. We will work with you and your child to understand and expand their communication.
Social Communication & Play
Play is how children learn, explore the world, and connect with others. By introducing new play experiences, your child can develop positive social and emotional communication skills.
Therapy for social and play skills will help you and your child learn how to:
incorporate strategies that promote perspective-taking and self-advocacy
teach self-regulation strategies through play
develop flexible thinking to solve problems independently
Our goal is to reduce social anxiety and increase self-understanding. We will help your child build their confidence and connect with others.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
If speech seems like a physical challenge for your child, Every Mind Speech can help! Speech therapy for apraxia focuses on speech production through new motor plans. We use motor planning approaches based on the principles of motor learning, such as Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC).
Speech therapy will help your child speak more clearly by using engaging and repetitive practice to:
improve the sequencing and coordination of motor movements rather than only focusing on individual sounds
increase speech clarity for important words and names
increase confidence and reduce frustration
We are now offering group classes!
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Meet Your Speech Therapist
Rachel Gorman M.S. CCC-SLP TSSLD
Founder, Speech-Language Pathologist
Rachel is a compassionate and playful speech therapist with a superpower for developing strong relationships. She is neurodivergent herself and is the mother of two neurodivergent children. Her children taught her how to see the world and herself through different eyes and inspired her to start her own practice. Every Mind Speech was created to support families like Rachel’s who need a different type of therapy approach.
Rachel listens to parents and children to meet them where they are at. She uses collaborative problem solving to find solutions and help families thrive. As a university-trained dancer, Rachel enjoys the place where movement and language intersect. She uses this background and training to support clients in moving their whole bodies to develop speech and language naturally.
Outside of work, you can find Rachel nerding out reading books, filling her sensory bucket with tons of movement, and hiking with her family and their dog, Wylie.
Advanced Trainings & Certifications
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP)
Connecticut Department of Public Health License
New York State License in Speech-Language Pathology
New York State Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities Certificate (TSSLD)
The Learn Play Thrive Approach to Autism
Gestalt Language Processing and Natural Language Acquisition (Meaningful Speech)
Natural Language Acquisition in Autism: Echolalia to Self-Generated Language
AAC for Gestalt Language Processors (Meaningful Speech)
Autism Level Up! Individualized Goals: A Leveled UP! Framework
Strengths-Based vs. Traditional Goal Writing with Rachel Dorsey
SPEAK OUT!® A Practical Approach to Treating Parkinson's
VitalStim ® Therapy and DINES (Dynamic Integration of NMES and Exercise for Swallowing)
Rachel really figures out how to connect to each kid where they are at and has a talent for noticing what will work for each individual.
"My daughter was in speech therapy for 9 years, from ages 3-12. She had 6 different speech therapists over those years, and all of them were lovely. But, at age 11-- when Covid prevented 2 months of speech therapy until they made a safe plan at her speech office-- we had a couple of Zoom speech sessions with Rachel, and it was like a lightbulb went off in my daughter. She really started getting all the things that had been like brain obstacles to understanding how to achieve certain sounds. Rachel gave her "homework" and some tools to work with on her own, and that was really the beginning of the end of her speech therapy journey. She "graduated" from her IEP and has been able to apply all she learned on a consistent basis over the last 2 years. Rachel really figures out how to connect to each kid where they are at and has a talent for noticing what will work for each individual. Thank you, Rachel!"
~ E.C., Parent
with Every Mind Speech is easy!
Every Mind Speech is currently considered an out-of-network provider with all insurances. We will provide you with the necessary documents to submit to your insurance if you wish to seek out-of-network reimbursement.
Where We Meet You
In Our clinic
Join us in our sensory-friendly and child-centered clinic space:
The Sensory Playroom @ Pop Art! Kids
in Ridgefield CT
At Your Home
In-home speech therapy is not only convenient but also allows your child to learn and practice skills in their most natural environment.
In the Community
Sometimes a park, school, or daycare is the best place to meet. Community-based therapy is available throughout the suburbs of Northern Westchester, NY and Upper Fairfield, CT counties.
Every Mind Speech also offers speech therapy and parent coaching online to residents of NY and CT!