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Why the Story Emotion Social Therapy (SEST) approach?
- SEST uses tried and true traditional speech, language, and social therapy treatments, but works to balance your child’s wellbeing before giving effective therapy.
- SEST, developed by Dr. Rochel Lieberman (a speech-language pathologist) and Dr. Gary Dick ( a social-worker), uses mindful language and social-emotional awareness to grow social communication that is portable through adulthood.
- SEST understands the professional’s bridge to the child and parent, uniquely co-treating both.
- SEST creates effective change for your child because it is used by therapists across disciplines.
The SEST philosophy:
What are people saying about working with me
“I really liked that Rochel started every therapy session by asking my daughter how she felt. Rochel used her practice phrase called “Let’s Spin a S.I.T (SEST exercises)”. If my daughter was upset or annoyed about having to be at the session, she had an opportunity to say so, thereby getting those feeling out of the way and not interfering with the success of the session. This approach shows respect to the student and recognizes the importance of the whole child.
As a parent and an educator, I liked being part of my daughter's therapy. It was an important component and allowed me to follow through with her what she was working on during her sessions.
I'm happy to sign my name!”
“I have had over a handful of speech therapists throughout my school years. There is only one speech therapist that I can clearly remember, Rochel Lieberman.
She was determined to improve my speech. In her eyes, I was not just another client. I was her student whom she cared for. Over a decade later, I am thankful to the one therapist who changed my world!”
“This work helps me and my daughter to communicate. It helps me to stay focused and calm, and helps her to explain herself, and show her real self.”
“I love the idea that we work together as a unit, mother and daughter. I strongly believe that changes can be made as a family, and I love to be involved in the progress”
“I highly recommend the WholeStory method for children who have a difficult time expressing their story. This method also helps parents connect to their children and understand them better. I am lucky that I was able to be part of my daughter's journey rather than just a bystander. This helped me become a better person and a better ...”
“Every child and grownup should have the privilege to experience learning Whole Story Speech. All of us can benefit from becoming more self-aware, as we learn improved communication and relationship skills. We don't
need to have a "problem" to learn these most essential life skills. Whole Story Speech should be the ABCs of all ...”