Speech & Language Services

Ayelet Marinovich, M.A. CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Ayelet earned a Bachelor of Arts at Reed College in Portland, Oregon in Theater and Russian Literature before pursuing her Master of Arts at San Jose State University in San Jose, California. She has worked primarily with children, in various school settings, home care, non-profit organizations and in private practice in both the United States and United Kingdom. Her primary interests include Early Intervention (working with families with infants and toddlers up to age three), Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC – working with children with complex communication needs), and using music as a framework to build language, interaction & connection. She currently runs Strength In Words, a small private practice, and serves as adjunct faculty at San Jose State University in the Department of Communicative Disorders & Sciences.

Private Speech & Language Assessment and Therapy

At this time, Ayelet provides private evaluation and individualized intervention for infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children (0 – 5 years).

Early intervention (0 – 3 years) services are provided in your family’s home, the most naturalistic setting for your child, with parent/caregiver participation in therapy activities. Communication, speech and language goals will be written to suit your family’s needs and based upon the results of a comprehensive speech/language evaluation. .

Consultation / Who Qualifies For Services?

If you are concerned about your young child’s communication development, you are welcome to schedule a consultation with Ayelet to determine whether your child might qualify for speech and language services. An informal screening may be conducted, and Ayelet will discuss aspects of typical communication development with you.

Private speech/language therapy services may be provided in conjunction with additional therapies received by the child, and may complement and augment additional services. When other service providers are also working with the child, it is best to work collaboratively, whenever possible.

Family Enrichment Group Sessions

Strength In Words family enrichment groups are play-based groups using music, rhythm, & play as the framework.

More information about the evidence-based nature of these strategies can be found here.

These groups are appropriate for both developmentally delayed as well as “typically developing” infants and toddlers and their caregivers. 

Family enrichment sessions focus on communication strategies, language learning, and early development.

They are just as much about parent learning, connection, observation, and socialization as they are for the child!


Service Area

Strength In Words LLC serves individual clients on the Peninsula and in the South Bay in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We are based in Los Altos, CA (94024).