Welcome! I am Stephanie "Vina" Marz, the owner and Speech-Language Pathologist at the Bend Speech Express. I have been in private practice since 2002 serving Central Oregon children and their families. I am an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist since 1995. I specialize in children's speech-language therapy for preschool to school-aged children.
I specialize in working with children who have a variety of communication needs. I help children who are not yet talking, who speak using only a few words, who are difficult to understand, who have specific articulation errors, who are stuttering, or who have a tongue thrust. I also help children who have difficulty understanding or using language. Language is complex leading some children to have problems with social relationships, academics, and simply getting their message across to others.
At the Bend Speech Express, I evaluate and treat the individual child's speech and language. I work with the child and family to achieve goals in a fun and effective way. Parents are welcome to observe and participate during therapy sessions. I provide a safe, nurturing environment where the child enjoys learning to communicate. Effective speech and language skills are part of the foundation that will help children to be successful throughout their lives.
Call for more information: Phone: 541.420.7358
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Speech-language therapy services are always one-on-one, and are specifically tailored to each child’s individualized needs.
My goal is to teach children with speech and language disorders the communication skills necessary to succeed in school and throughout their lives.
Services include evaluation and treatment for:
- Speech disorders
- Articulation, phonological disorders, Apraxia of Speech
- Stuttering / fluency
- Tongue Thrust (with or without speech errors)
- Language issues
- Language delay
- Receptive and expressive language disorders
- Social communication
- Later Language development
- Other services:
- Pre-literacy and early reading skills
- Children with cochlear implant
- English Language Learners (ELL)