WELCOME TO EATS + SPEAKS!
Eats + Speaks is a team of specialists providing pediatric speech, language, and feeding therapy, as well as myofunctional therapy across the lifespan. We are committed to improving our clients' overall health through integrative therapy methods and professional collaboration.
ABOUT OUR TEAM
The Eats + Speaks team is made up of specialists who are passionate about supporting speech, language, feeding, swallowing, breathing, sleeping, and overall health. Our mission is to empower your family with education, guide you to use new strategies in your daily life, and help you reach the goals that matter most to you.
Together, we are dedicated to learning and growing through weekly continuing education. Our team has advanced training in the following specialties, approaches, and programs:
IAOM Understanding the Orofacial Complex •
TOTS • Plot the Tot • The Myo Method • Go MAPS •
Feed the Peds • Talk Tools • When Babies Can't Suck • Lactation Counseling
WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING...
My wife and I have been bringing our son to Maggie at Eats + Speaks since he was 20 months old. He was born with torticollis and this led to delays in many aspects of his development including his speech. Because of Maggie’s help and instruction, he has progressed significantly and is quickly catching up to the other children his age. She is able to get him to use words and phrases that his Mom and I have never heard from him before. We work very hard on his speech at home but he responds to Maggie in ways that he refuses to for us. From day one, Maggie has been fun, caring, patient, and focused on helping him develop and learn. She brings the experience of having her own family as well as working with hundreds of children at a school and focuses it to the one-on-one teaching that has proven effective. Our family will continue to drive 45 minutes each way to see her because, for our son, there is no one better.
~ Collin E., Eats + Speaks Parent
My son has been getting speech services for almost a year now and I am so grateful for finding them. His speech therapist has been so patient and kind with him. It’s a very nice and clean business! The receptionist is very friendly and helpful as is the billing/insurance department. Couldn’t recommend enough!
- Rachel, Eats + Speaks Parent
GETTING STARTED WITH THE
EATS + SPEAKS TEAM IS EASY!
We are in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Blue Choice policies and offer private pay options.
Not sure if insurance covers services? Eats + Speaks is able to verify your benefits, but we also encourage families to call and verify benefits as well. Eats + Speaks is not held liable for insurance denials and cannot guarantee reimbursement of services from insurance.
Call us at (815) 290-0829 or click here to fill out our inquiry form. Our front desk staff will reach out to you to schedule an evaluation and answer your questions regarding insurance, billing, and intake paperwork.
Once all intake paperwork is completed, attend your first session. We will follow up on your concerns by evaluating your (or your child's) oral functioning and how it impacts feeding, swallowing, and speech.
Begin regular therapy sessions in our clinic or online. We will work with your family to remediate any communication and feeding challenges and provide referrals to allied health professionals as needed.