Joey’s Story

In September 2006, a little 4-year old boy named Joey came to TLC. For Joey, communicating with others was a struggle because of speech-language and sensory issues. Joey’s mom Susan knew that early intervention was critical, but navigating the sea of information about developmental delays in young children is at best bewildering. A neighbor referred Susan to a psychologist who in turn recommended TLC’s preschool program for Joey.

At TLC, Susan was immediately struck by the team of speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists that evaluated Joey using the DIR / Floortime Model for intervention. The team looked at the whole person to determine the most effective treatment plan for Joey, a hallmark of the TLC approach.

Today, just one and a half years later, Susan says, “It is totally amazing; he is like a whole different kid that has a lot more confidence. But perhaps his greatest success is that Joey has been accepted into a mainstream school where he will start kindergarten next fall.