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A few words from our Families.




"When my son turned 2 years old he seemed quite happy and healthy but he did not talk.

I tried everything my friends with older children suggested to get the words flowing and nothing seemed to help. Originally, my husband and I took our son to a speech pathologist who spent over a month seeing my son 5 days a week. After one month she basically told us to not expect much and that our son should be institutionalized. My husband and I were crushed. However, we then visited a top pediatric neurologist in Manhattan who evaluated our son and told us that with speech therapy our son would do quite well and he urged us to take our child to Donna Orloff and the Full Potential Resource Center."


"After speaking with Donna Orloff over the telephone I felt that I had found the right person for our son. My feelings were validated in less than two weeks because our son began saying words and identifying objects! It was almost magical. Donna has been treating children with all sorts of speech pathology problems for several decades. She is an acknowledged "Dean" by other professionals treating children with speech problems. She and her carefully selected team are not only experts in their field, but warm and caring people who will go the extra 10 miles to help your children reach their "full potential"!"


"Our son celebrated his bar mitzvah last November. He literally conducted the synagogue service, reading in both Hebrew and English and delivered a profoundly meaningful speech interpreting his Torah portion within the context of his life. Moreover, at the celebratory party afterwards, he asked various people who held special meaning to him to come up and light a birthday cake candle. Donna Orloff was chosen by our son because in his view, she was the person who taught him how to speak and overcome the most difficult early obstacles in his life. I believe my son's words appropriately describe Donna the best."


"We have known Donna for over 5 years.  She has helped my son with his speech and language problems during this period and has been terrific with him.  She has an engaging and nurturing way about her that kids warm up to immediately.  We feel lucky to have had her assistance and would recommend her wholeheartedly."


"Donna Orloff has literally changed my family's life in the past year that she has been working on speech therapy with my 3 and a half year old son. There is a marked difference in my son's speech which has been recognized at school by his teachers. Donna has also proven to be a reliable resource to my family in identifying my son's needs and the appropriate experts who can help my child beyond speech therapy. Donna has become a trusted adviser for our family with respect to our son's education. We will be forever indebted to the guidance and support of Donna and Full Potential Resource Center."





"I was told by our preschool that "he is a boy and it is normal for boys." However, after Donna evaluated my three- year-old son, she confirmed that he really needed speech therapy, and the sooner the better, so, thankfully, that therapy was begun immediately. Moreover, Donna also adroitly identified certain underlying problems which could potentially make learning to read very difficult for my son. Thus, in addition to help with his speech, my son received the assistance he needed to ensure that  his reading skills developed rapidly and  well. Now eleven, my son absolutely loves to read, and we are certain that his love of reading is a direct result of the impressive program  recommended and undertaken by  Donna when he was only three years old. That program required work and perseverance, but it was well worth the effort and has vastly improved the trajectory of his education. As importantly, my son never for a moment felt his ability to learn was in any way limited. As a 

result of  his work with Donna and her wonderful associates he has enjoyed school and has always been very confident that he could do his school work as long as he tried and kept at it. Donna and her associates have the skill and dedication to transform lives and certainly my son is a perfect example of such a transformation. I have no doubt that the learning skills my son acquired at such an early age will provide him lasting benefit through primary school, college and well beyond. I will always be in their debt for all they have done for my son." ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​




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Language Pathology
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