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Speech Therapy Services for Children & Young Adults

At Achieve Independence, we believe that communication is the most important life skill - and we're committed to helping children and young adults become independent, effective, and confident communicators! Our speech therapy sessions conveniently take place in your home in New Haven & Fairfield Counties, CT, or online anywhere in CT, to offer the direct attention and support that your child needs and deserves. We can't wait to show you all that they can achieve.
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Therapy & Evaluation Services

Child playing games during speech therapy while working on speech sounds

Speech Delays & Disorders

Our speech therapy sessions integrate sound practice into activities that your child loves - like board games, kicking a soccer ball, jumping on a trampoline, or taking a walk! With repetition and consistency, your child will master their speech sounds and speak clearly.

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Executive Function Skills

Does your child struggle with completing tasks? We will help them learn strategies for organization, problem solving and planning during daily tasks and functional activities. Our goal is to foster independence and set your child up for success.

Child using a communication app during AAC therapy

Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)

For individuals who struggle to verbally speak, picture-based vocabulary systems can make all the difference! We use personalized AAC devices to help our clients express their needs and ideas while empowering families to integrate and use the device in home life.

Young adult improving social skills and functional communication as a result of speech therapy

Social & Functional Communication Skills

Social skills are important for building relationships, participating in school, and succeeding at work. We help our clients work toward the goals that matter most to them through activities like role playing, social scripts, behavior mapping, self talk, and social narratives.


Meet Your Speech Therapist


Laura Dostilio, M.A., CCC-SLP

Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

Laura is a speech therapist with over 17 years of experience working with children and young adults in public schools and private practice. She is passionate about helping her clients communicate with confidence and achieve their goals - whether that means making new friends, mastering speech sounds, or getting their first job. 

Laura earned her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh and holds her national Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is licensed to practice in Connecticut and strives to make speech therapy accessible through online and home-based sessions.

In her spare time, Laura enjoys going to the beach, doing yoga, and reading!

getting started

Ready to start achieving? Here is our process from intake to success!

Step 1

Reach out for a free consultation via text, email, or phone. We will share information about our services and provide recommendations for the next best step.

Step 2

If your child has not had a recent speech and language assessment, we will schedule an evaluation session and develop a treatment plan.

Step 3

Schedule weekly speech therapy sessions! We will work toward your child's communication goals during activities that interest and motivate them.


Two Convenient Service Options

At Home

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We take the stress out of speech therapy by coming to you! In-home services are available to families in New Haven & Fairfield Counties, CT.


Teletherapy is convenient, engaging, and effective - especially for older children. Our online therapy services are accessible to all CT residents.

Child receiving virtual Speech Therapy services through teletherapy in Connecticut

"Believe you can and you're halfway there."

- Theodore Roosevelt

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"I like how you are funny, smart, and there to remind me to use my strategies."
I like how you are funny, smart, and there to remind me to use my strategies. Thank you for your hard work and caring heart...not just for me, but for the other students.
~ Student, age 17

What Our Clients Are Saying...

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