"maximizing your communication potential"

About Us

Clinical Philosophy from SLSC Founder Ann Pendley Ph.D (1955-2014)

When I first started the Speech & Language Stimulation Center, Inc., I wanted to develop a symbol to express my philosophy of therapy. I spent hours with a graphic artist looking over Japanese symbols and other art books. The image above is what we developed. The modified palm fronds are symbolic of communication. The crane represents communication between the heavens and the earth. The concept of the fronds going in a circle shows how one has to do some things over and over (stimulation) to really get it. The fronds that stick out from the circle show that sometimes you have to break away from the routine and do things a little differently. The space in the middle of the circle is a reminder to listen, observe, and simply let things come into that open space – often that’s where the answers are. The colors remind us of the sky and the earth – to look up (to breathe) and down (to feel our feet on the ground).

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to...

... enable our clients to communicate to their maximum potential. We provide this valuable service to the community by creating a respectful, enjoyable and stimulating environment.

… provide the best services possible by maintaining state-of-the-art materials and methods and by collaborating with our colleagues.

… welcome clients and families who are as committed to our program as we are to treating them. We encourage them to apply what they have learned, follow up on home programs and give us consistent feedback so we are efficient and effective.

… sustain this valuable service by charging reasonable rates and receiving a responsible profit so that we can be here for those who need us.