"My son had the privilege to work with Stacie Smith over the period of a few years. He qualified for speech services at his school, but it couldn't compare to the one-on-one time he got with Stacie. She was very adept at determining the specific therapy my son needed and made their sessions so fun that he barely realized it was "therapy". He always looked forward to his sessions with her and his progress was impressive. Her warm, friendly demeanor is very welcoming and put my son at ease from the very beginning. I can't say enough good things about her."
~ Kim (Fairview, Tx)
"I would highly recommend Stacie as a speech therapist. In a nutshell, she is "individually" minded. By that, I mean she gets to know her student and does what is best for them individually. She is very professional, extremely personable, incredibly organized, detail oriented, and absolutely does her best for each person with whom she works. You will be blessed to know her and work with her."
. ~ Anita (McKinney, Tx)
"My son loves to come to speech therapy with "Miss Kathy"! It is one of his favorite activities. It is clear to him and to me that he is making progress in communicating his needs and desires using both assistive technology and the spoken word. Recently, through Kathy's persistence and creativity, my son had a major breakthrough in communicating when he doesn't want something. We had never been able to achieve that before in the many years he has had speech therapy. Kathy has shown a great deal of patience, humor, flexibility, skill, and kindness in working with my son. I have also appreciated her experience with technology and her willingness to work with me in meeting the needs of my son and family.!"
~ Lindsay (McKinney, Tx)
"We have been blessed with Cornerstone Speech Therapy in our lives. After 9 years of speech therapy, the past two years with Cornerstone is where our son’s ability to articulate and enunciate have improved the most. Cris truly cares. She is passionate about our son, as if he was her own and goes the extra mile to make sure he understands what he and we need to do to improve. As we faced a new path with a diagnosis on the spectrum, she not only supported his speech but him as a person and us as a family. Jeff and Stacie as well, the heart and soul of the practice. Cris changed her approach on how to help him, learned about what works for him with his own interests and passions, using them to help him connect and grow. We will be forever fans as the work Cris, Stacie and Jeff do at Cornerstone change lives and have changed ours!"
~ Erin (McKinney, Tx)
"My son has worked with Stacie for about 1.5 years. She addressed his articulation issues. He had received speech therapy through the school system for many years. He made progress during this time. However, we saw the most progress in his articulation when he started to work with Stacie. She evaluated him so well. Her accurate evaluation of his needs gave us the therapy that we saw the most results with in his articulation skills. Also, Stacie worked with me on a schedule that would work with our budget. I was always able to discuss with Stacie his progress and she would go over homework for him to do between visits, which was so beneficial. My son enjoyed talking with her during his sessions. He would share with her exciting things that had happened to him. She really took a special interest in my son and really cared about him not just his speech!
~ Julie B.
"Stacie Smith worked with two of my children in speech therapy. My son, being the youngest of four, found pointing and grunting to work just fine long beyond the time this was natural behavior. As his speech developed, it was clear that he knew exactly what he was saying, and exactly what he meant, but it wasn’t understandable to anyone else. My daughter developed a pattern of repeating words, phrases, and sometimes entire sentences as she got older. I kept thinking both children would outgrow it, but when it became apparent that my son’s inability to communicate was a growing frustration to him, and my daughter’s stuttering was getting worse, I finally admitted to myself that we needed a professional to help us.
I didn’t want speech therapy to cause my children to label themselves, and it was very important to me that I find a therapist who would empower them to correct their speech patterns. I knew Stacie was the right person for us from the start. She is professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, patient, compassionate and FUN. She has a fabulous rapport with children and took my kids seriously from the start, and they knew it. Stacie adjusted her approach according to the ages of my children, and I was able to see her effectiveness with a young elementary aged child as well as a pre-teen.
In addition to working with my children, Stacie was also willing to help me understand their challenges and suggest activities we could implement at home so we could help facilitate the needed changes. We saw improvement for both kids as soon as they started therapy and it was a steady improvement until we “graduated”. Although they accomplished a great deal of work during therapy appointments, what my children remember is that they played lots of games and had fun. What I know is that I have two children who never considered themselves to have a speech problem, have fond memories of visiting Mrs. Stacie, and now speak clearly. I highly recommend Stacie’s services!
~ Melissa (Blue Ridge, Tx)