Speech, Language, and Feeding

  Jennifer Katz and her colleagues have been a wonderful resource for children and families in the SF Bay Area.  They provide our community with high quality, developmentally appropriate therapy services for children with a variety of speech and language concerns.  I appreciate their comprehensive approach and their ability to work individually or in small groups. 

Tina Gabby, MD, Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrician

Speech, Language, and Feeding

Speech and Language Assessments

We offer comprehensive speech and language assessment services, designed to meet the individual needs of each child and family. A speech and language assessment will provide us with useful information to determine whether a child has a speech and/or language delay or disorder, identify the child’s communication strengths and areas of need, and outline a plan for speech therapy, if indicated.

Speech and Language Therapy

Jennifer Katz, Inc. provides high quality, individualized speech therapy services for kids of all ages. We approach your child’s speech therapy with understanding, knowledge, and enthusiasm. Therapy is offered for the following:

Speech Language Groups

  • TheraPlay
  • MunchAble
  • Time for School

Speech and Language Screenings

We began offering speech and language screenings in association with “May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month,” and now offer them throughout the year at independent and parochial schools. Screenings are tailored to meet the needs of each school and assess children’s vocabulary, understanding of language, expressive language, including grammatical development, and articulation or pronunciation. Some of the schools currently participating in our speech and language screening program include Convent of the Sacred Heart, Cathedral School for Boys, French-American International School, Chinese American International, Marin Preparatory School, The Little School, Cavalry Nursery School and Eureka Learning Center.

Speech and Language Lectures

Jennifer Katz offers various talks and in-services to parents, caregivers, educators and medical professionals. Jennifer has presented to small groups of five to large groups of over 50 attendees. Jennifer is happy to customized a presentation for your group.

Topics she has presented on include: Using Everyday Routines for Language Stimulation, Speech and Language Development, Birth – Five, How, Why, Who, What & When of Promoting Language in the Classroom, Is Your Child a Picky or Problem Eater? and Modeling Speech and Language for Children Who Stutter.

Pre (school) Advising

For over ten years Jennifer has gotten to know the schooling options in the city of San Francisco. She has collaborated with public, independent and parochial schools throughout the city and parents and professionals have turned to her for guidance when looking for the best school placement for their child. She has worked with preschool directors, families and teachers to create a list of schools individualized for a specific child. If you are moving to San Francisco, your child is entering kindergarten, transitioning to middle or high school or you are looking for a better school fit for your child, we can help.