We are Cherie and Alicia, two pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists who have a passion for opening the doors of communication for children ages 0-3 with characteristics of autism and those diagnosed with autism.
In our careers, it was so clear to us that the moms who sought out our expertise and worked diligently at home in between our therapy sessions, created progress for their children that was exponentially greater than speech therapy alone. We affectionately call these moms the 1% - moms who will do whatever work it takes to help their child communicate.
We created our coaching program for the 1% of moms. We knew that if they had the tools and guidance from us as Speech-Language Pathologists, the progress they could make would be amazing.
Since developing the Step by Step Academy, the results our moms are creating are more than we ever thought possible. We are blown away every day as we watch our moms and families embrace our approach and begin to unlock their child's communication.
As highly experienced and dedicated Speech-Language Pathologists who have worked for many years providing services in a school setting, we now see how our moms and families can create results in weeks that we cannot create ourselves in many months, if not years.
More than 60 families into our coaching program, we are amazed nearly every day how skilled our families become with our approach and the results that they create.