The following are testimonials we have received from patients or parents of patients regarding the services they have received.
All information is being used with permission and identities have been kept anonymous for patient privacy.
“I am a University Professor with a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology. I have an eight year old son diagnosed with high functioning autism (PDD-NOS), behavior disruptive disorder (BDD-NOS), and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). He struggles focusing attention, following directions, expressing his emotions and his needs respectfully, controlling his obsessions, comprehending what he reads, and interacting socially with peers and adults. He melts down when particular stressors exceed his limit (excessive and unexpected sounds, tiredness, hunger, strangers, unexpected changes in rules or routines, frustration, social confusion)....It was not until he started attending a social skills group with Jen Leuthold last fall that things started to make sense for him....To my knowledge, very few speech & language therapists are equipped with the training and the expertise to teach this complex array of skills; we feel very fortunate to have found Jen after years of searching....What makes it even more valuable is that at the end of each session, Jen meets with the parents of the children in the group to share the content of the lesson and answer questions so we can apply it at home....I look forward to many more language sessions with Jen at her new office location.”
"I am the mother of a 14 year old boy who has autism. We have worked with Jen Leuthold for over two years. Working with Jen has been, without question, the single best therapy that we have found to help our son make progress in developing social skills, making friends, and improving behavioral problems. The best part about working with Jen is that she truly develops a relationship with each child, understands his unique needs, and creates a plan that is specific to what he needs to work on....She tailors each session to my son's specific needs. Whether she is working one-to-one with our son, or in a group situation, there is no cookie-cutter approach. She focuses on just what his needs are and matches the kids' personalities and needs when forming the groups so they work together productively and form close bonds.
Jen spends a lot of time listening to the parents as well, and is always interested in our feedback or our concerns....Jen has a unique personality that is warm and very positive with the kids. She has gotten to know our son so well that she knows when to push him a little harder, when to delve deeper into a topic, and when to give him extra encouragement. He trusts Jen and opens up to her with thoughts that he hasn't even shared with me! It is truly a special relationship and we hope we can work with Jen for many, many years to come. She is a very gifted Speech/Language therapist, an expert in the Social Thinking curriculum, and dedicated to helping our son become the best he can be. We feel incredibly lucky we have found her, and appreciate her immensely!"
"Achievement Therapy Services has a business atmosphere that is a pleasure to work with. Jen's colleague and office manager, Shannon Ruff, is incredibly organized, efficient, and always on top of things. She handles all of our billing and insurance questions promptly, helps us manage any scheduling changes, and always has a smile. She really makes things run smoothly!...We would highly recommend them to anyone without question."
"When we asked Jen Leuthold to provide speech therapy for our son she came well prepared and she made him feel comfortable right away. She tested our son, reviewed previous speech goals, and came up with a new approach that was ideally tailored to his challenges. The resulting therapy was innovative and fine tuned to our son's age and abilities. Jen is very effective with her time and also discussed techniques and answer questions so others can help generalize her efforts. All told, Jen Leuthold takes speech therapy to a whole different level. She is a consummate professional and outstanding at her work."