Speech Therapy

Uniquely Designed for Your Child to Blossom

The SpeechForLife Difference

At Speech For Life, we know you’re always looking for ways to help your child thrive. In order to do that, you may need a professional to work 1-on-1 with your child so they can catch up on developmental milestones and reach their greatest potential.

The problem is your child cannot communicate their frustrations to read or write like their peers, causing them to shut down or act out, and unfortunately, you may have realized that the school system may be lacking the expertise and support your child needs. 

This is most likely making you feel lost and stuck because you know your child needs support but you’re not sure how or where to start.

We believe every child should get the support they need to thrive on their journey.

We’re parents too, and we understand how lost you could be feeling and how hard it may be for you to trust someone with your child’s academic success and future. We started our teletherapy practice to specifically serve parents like you.

It is our focus to restore confidence back in your child by highlighting their strengths while getting them back on track academically.

Getting Started

1. We’ll have a complimentary video consultation together.

2. You’ll get your child’s unique evaluation, treatment plan goals, & recommendations.

3. You’ll experience your child’s growth in creative therapy sessions designed uniquely for them.

4. Feel Empowered Knowing Your Child Has the Additional Support They Need to Thrive.

Schedule your video consult here.

Why Teletherapy?

Well... it's quite simple. Many parents, like you, are living very busy lives driving all around town for work, errands, and other extracurricular activities.  We’re committed to offering you and your children a more convenient method of care to help get your child get back on track without you all having to sacrifice more family time.  Plus, we know children thrive when they are surrounded by the things and people they love best! 


#1 Should I "Wait and See?"

NO!  Trust your instincts.  YOU can stop the rising risk of your child being held back and instead enjoy seeing your child’s full potential, while hitting their growth milestones and restoring their confidence!

So, schedule a complimentary video consultation with us today here.  

#2 Does my child have Dyslexia?

We offer several options to help you answer this question and give you the next steps.

-The DeSando Dyslexia Screening Protocol

-Speech-Language-Literacy Assessment

-Dyslexia Diagnostic Assessment  

Please schedule a complimentary consultation here if you would like to explore these options or associated fees.

#3 What payment methods do you accept?

We accept private pay via credit card, Flex Savings Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, and or can bill the Florida Empowerment Scholarship Directly via SUFS.  All payments are due in full at time of service. 

#4 Do you take insurance?

We do not bill private insurance companies.  SpeechForLife will be happy to provide a Superbill for you to track towards a deductible for your insurance company after services have been completed and paid in full at your request.

#5 What is the Florida Empowerment Scholarship, and how can I see if I qualify?

For more information please check out https://www.stepupforstudents.org/for-parents/special-needs/how-the-scholarship-works/.


True Blessing 🥰

Rachel has been a true blessing for our family as she’s helped my 6 year old son make great strides over the last 4 months, both in his speech and reading. I highly recommend SpeechForLife!

~J. Robinson

A Godsend 😇

Speech-Language Pathologist, Rachel DeSando, is working with our son (and us) on executive functioning and social skills. She was ahead of the game with doing virtual therapy even prior to the pandemic. I was skeptical that the virtual would work with his age, but we have been very happy with the sessions, the convenience, and the progress/tools we have been learning about to help our son succeed.

For working parents this is a Godsend as you get to skip the commute time, the waiting room time, etc. She has all kinds of tools to reward the kids virtually and to keep them engaged. Every session has been highly customized based on our feedback to her. She is really great, and we want to make sure that other parents know she is out there.

J. Adkinson

Great Job ☺️

Mikey has been using SpeechForLife tele-therapy for almost 2 months and we have been very happy with the services provided. She has been very flexible and has done a great job working with our little jumping bean. If you or someone you know needs speech services, we would recommend Mrs. DeSando.


Creative 🎨

My child likes the computer resources used to enforce the lesson. He also likes the creative activities made specially for him.


Compassionate 💙

Rachel is a skilled and compassionate therapist. I highly recommend her services. 

Lisa W. Krasa 


Customized 🗺

He loves the fun, customized games and activities that help him learn and practice skills!


Beautiful 🌟

Grateful for the love and thoughtfulness with our daughter. In the last year we've seen her grow even more confident little girl and really what more can we ask. This process has made our family closer because you have empowered us to be able support her and because of it, she is shining brighter. Keep doing what you're doing, it's beautiful. 


Excellent!! 🏆

Kristen is AMAZING with N.!! 

N. can be tricky to connect with when he is pushed out of his comfort zone but Kristen is always patient, adds in special little things and takes his strengths and weaknesses into account. She is also really good about holding him accountable during the session, which is very important to me. It can be difficult for a child to understand that therapy is a privilege and that the therapist's time is valuable to the patient. Kristen does an excellent job of keeping N. on task while also allowing for connection, spontaneity, and fun!!


Fun 🎉

Rachel is amazing!! My 19 year old son needs speech therapy and I never thought he would agree to do it but he just loves working with Rachel, they have fun all while he learns. Thank you Rachel!!


Great 🙌

Rachel & Kristen, you’ve both been great!


Amazing 🌈

Kristen has been amazing!


Patient 🧘🏽‍♀️

We love Rachel and Kristen - both are very kind, friendly and patient. 


Possible  🌈

Miss Rachel’s energy, attitude and demeanor make everything possible. My daughter is always excited for class and ready to do her best because the positive reinforcement and praise is addictive!


Passionate 😍

Rachel's education in speech language pathology, experience in various health care settings, professionalism, and above all, her passion to help her clients, has enabled countless people, of all ages, to overcome speech/swallowing disorders and enjoy a greater quality of life. It's wonderful to see someone so passionate about her career!


Fantastic 🥳

We love SpeechForLife! They are very knowledgeable, personable, and focused on helping us reach our goals; my whole family has learned so much from them. Honestly, I wasn't sure if virtual therapy would work for our active 5-year-old, but both Rachel and Natalie are fantastic at engaging him and personalizing his sessions, they are always interactive and fun!