Lakeshore Speech applies contemporary principles of learning theory and teaching methodology to help clients achieve their communication goals. I highly recommend this practice to anyone looking for an experienced and knowledgeable speech therapist." - Bob Schaefer
Sonya Cohen worked so well with my twins. Her sessions were creative and innovative and she really found a way to keep their attention the entire time! They have made such huge strides with their communication since they began coming to Lakeshore Speech!" - Laureen M.
"Mrs. Cohen developed an excellent classroom activity in order to address my son's language goals in a way that was innovative, fun and exciting. It provided my son with an opportunity to participate in the classroom like he has never been able to do before. Mrs. Cohen collaborates with his teachers and caters therapy goals to the classroom curriculum. Mrs. Cohen's in-classroom therapy has been a huge success, as my son has finally been able to reach his potential as a student and now actually enjoys going to school!" - Sheila, Brian's mommy
"After my husband had a stroke, I was told that he may never speak or eat by mouth again. Meeting with Sonya for the first time, gave us hope. After she has treated my husband for aphasia and severe dysphagia for just 3 months we are beginning to see huge improvements with his ability to communicate. Just last week, he began to eat and drink by mouth for the first time in 4 months! It's a special thickened diet for now, but our goal is to keep going to therapy until he is as close to his old self as possible. Sonya's dedication to my husband has been remarkable and we will forever be grateful to her for all her efforts." - Sarah and Dan S.
I brought my son, who has Asperger's, to Lakeshore Speech. He has had some speech therapy in the past but we haven't been seeing much improvement with his social skills and as he began school, we knew we had to try again. Mrs. Cohen was able to connect with my son in a way that no one has been able to do in the past. During the evaluation, I watched as he was able to participate in all the activities, fully engaged and interested. Mrs. Cohen was amazing in being able to bring out his full potential in order to get an accurate idea of his ability level. Her therapy sessions are play based and are so much fun for him. My son asks to go to speech every day! It's his favorite activity. I highly recommend Lakeshore Speech to anyone looking for an amazing speech therapist." - Shawn's Mom
My son, Ethan, has been having difficulty with reading and reading comprehension in school. It has always been a struggle to get him to read, as he absolutely hated it. After seeing Sonya Cohen for only 4 months, his reading has improved, grades went from a C- average to a B and he now asks me to buy him books! I never knew speech therapy could be so beneficial. I recently also brought in my older son for a free screening just to make sure he was doing OK (which he is, but it was nice to have a professional check him out, just in case.)" - Laura G.
My wife suffered a major stroke last July. Luckily she was able to recover quickly though she continues to have weakness on her entire left side and I have noticed major changes in her ability to handle every day tasks. She became very forgetful, could no longer pay bills or perform similar tasks, which she has always been good at and enjoyed. Her doctor referred us to Mrs. Cohen. I never knew speech therapists dealt with things like memory and attention. Mrs. Cohen was very knowledgeable, clearly explained why my wife was having all these difficulties and patiently answered all our questions. Mrs. Cohen catered her therapy sessions specifically to address my wife's ability to perform the functional tasks in her everyday life. Speech therapy has been such a blessing. We are seeing daily improvements as my wife becomes increasingly independent and is more and more like her old self. Thank you, Mrs. Cohen!" - Samuel Baker
My daughter's speech was very difficult to understand. She had therapy at Lakeshore Speech over the last 5 months and is like a different kid now. Her speech is so much clearer and she is no longer throwing tantrums because no one is able to understand her. Lakeshore Speech has been great!" - Angela F.
Very knowledgeable, professional and personable. We saw amazing results in such a short period of time. Highly recommend Lakeshore Speech for everyone in need. They see adults and children!" - The Berger Family
I am a speech-language pathologist for the Chicago Public Schools. The parents of a student that I treat for a language disorder in school were seeking additional outside services and asked me for a recommendation. I referred them to Sonya at Lakeshore Speech. They have reported being very happy with the therapy sessions thus far. She is very professional, explains what she is doing and gives them advice on how they can work with their son at home to support what she is doing in therapy. I, too, am very happy because she communicates regularly with me, so we are able to coordinate our therapy for the maximum benefit of the student. He is making wonderful progress. Sonya has informed me that she also works with adults, and judging by her professionalism and background, I am confident that she is simply a talented therapist all around. I can and will continue to recommend her to anyone who is looking for a speech-language pathologist." - Sonia L.
I met Sonya through other people and found her to be very personable, dedicated and passionate about her work. She is a true self starter, organized, structured and is a true professional. She is a mother as well and I have seen the patience with her children that clearly applies to how she deals with her clients. I highly recommend her." - Stefanie S.
Sonya Cohen was able to tailor design a therapy program to specifically meet my son's needs. He met all his goals and absolutely loved coming to therapy. Ms. Cohen was able to create a warm and inviting atmosphere while maintaining the highest level of competence and professionalism. I highly recommend Lakeshore Speech!!" - J. Lee