Our son is both gifted and dyslexic, and we had taken him to other speech therapists before we brought him to Nicole. With the other therapists he had felt bored and disengaged, but Nicole has engaged and challenged him so not only have we seen tangible progress in his speech and confidence in expressing himself, he looks forward to his sessions. Nicole has also given us valuable feedback and tools, allowing us to integrate the work she is doing into our day-to-day communication and activities.

- Clifford Thompson, San Jose CA


Nicole Cavalea offered us deep professional knowledge and compassionate understanding when we came to her seeking treatment for the speech difficulties of our three year old daughter, Rosy. Our daughter had stopped talking at preschool because her friends and sometimes her teacher could  not understand her.

Over the past year, Nicole has guided and equipped our family to help Rosy’s speech become clearer. She offers Rosy fun, engaging therapy sessions that have been extremely effective. Nicole is always encouraging and motivating my whole family to work as team to support Rosy.

We have seen Rosy’s friendships flourish and her engagement at preschool increase exponentially as a result of working with Nicole. She cares for Rosy’s whole person and not just her speech goals. We cannot adequately express our gratitude to Nicole for guiding Rosy and our family through our speech journey.

- Laura Hermann, San Jose CA