+ SOLIDSPEECH +
Personalized feeding and picky eating evaluations, therapy and parent coaching
Clinical Feeding and Picky Eating Evaluation:
Thorough review of your child's medical, developmental and feeding history
Oral motor and oral sensory skill assessment
Feeding and family mealtime observation
Assessment of swallowing safety
Full diagnostic report and therapeutic goals (mealtime strategies, food planning and oral motor/sensory activities)
Virtual Feeding Therapy and Parent Coaching
45 minute video call once a week
Time to discuss your child's feeding challenges
Step-by-step training on mealtime and feeding strategies
Education on developmental progression of feeding and oral motor skills
Review personalized goals and recommendations
Parent/therapist collaboration on food chaining and new food introductions
Unlimited email and text support with therapist
SOLIDSPEECH Baby-Led Feeding Coaching
Gain the confidence and knowledge to raise a happy, healthy and adventurous little eater!
One-on-one support to help lead you through the steps of Baby-Led Feeding and our Texture Timeline
Tips to strengthen your child's oral sensory-motor skills
Steps to reduce picky eating and encourage positive and nurturing mealtimes
This virtual program series includes 6 sessions and unlimited text and email consults with therapist
Contact us to receive a free consultation to decide if feeding therapy is appropriate for your child. Rates will be provided at that time. All feeding evaluations, therapy and parent coaching sessions are private pay only. Superbills can be provided for insurance reimbursement.
Holy City Speech is a private practice that provides virtual pediatric speech and feeding evaluations and therapy. We believe in a family centered approach, which helps your child quickly achieve his or her goals! Contact us today for a free consultation to determine if speech or feeding therapy might be appropriate for your child.
We also offer our proactive feeding program, SOLIDSPEECH, which will help guide and support your family through the developmental stages of baby-led feeding and oral motor development. This program will provide you with all of the expert tips you will need to raise healthy, happy and adventurous eaters!
Oral Motor Therapy
+ SOLIDSPEECH +
VIRTUAL THERAPY AND PARENT COACHING SESSIONS
Virtual therapy in the comfort of your own home. No traveling or getting stuck in traffic. Flexible scheduling without any time spent in a waiting room. Kids love the engaging, online therapy activities!
My name is Julie Mercadante and I am a licensed and ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist and the owner of Holy City Speech, LLC. I am passionate about helping families raise adventurous eaters and create positive and nurturing mealtimes in their homes. I am always learning and love staying up-to-date on the latest research regarding speech and feeding development. I look forward to getting to help your child grow and thrive!
Morris Speech and Language Services, LLC
In my Illinois-based private practice, I evaluated and treated children in early intervention to increase their expressive and receptive language skills, articulation abilities, social skills, oral motor skills and feeding skills.
Family Based Speech Services, LLC
In my VA/Washington DC-based private practice, I worked with children of all ages in various settings, including schools, homes and daycares. We also treated adults who had strokes, traumatic brain injuries and other neurological impairments.
Inova Home Health Care
During my time with this company, I worked with children and adults who were recovering from strokes, traumatic brain injuries and other neurological diagnoses. I provided cognitive, feeding and swallowing therapy to my patients in their homes.
Julie is one in a million and I thank her from the bottom of my heart for helping my daughter find her voice. She is an amazing Speech Therapist!
FP, Parent of Client
Julie helped to change the lives of our picky eater and our entire family! Her feeding program was thorough and so effective!
SD, Parent of Client
We are so happy we found Julie and that she was able to provide virtual speech therapy to our son. He has made so much progress and loves his time with Miss Julie!