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What People Are Saying

Providing the best service possible to our clients is not only our goal, it is our passion. Nothing gives us more satisfaction than having happy and successful graduates of the program. It sounds crazy to say, but we love it when our services are no longer needed because all goals are meet. It means we’ve done our job and helped give our clients to the tools to be successful. 

EXCELLENT
12 reviews on
Karla Kirtland
Karla Kirtland
2023-12-07
Kristin went above and beyond for our son. She always created fun activities that kept him engaged and excited to go. She was very proactive in communicating with his teachers to ensure what she was doing in his sessions was complementary and supportive of what he needed in school. She also provided activities and tips for us at home which were extremely helpful. I cannot recommend Kristin enough!
Jessica Angeline
Jessica Angeline
2023-09-20
I can’t say enough great things about Kristin Bergholtz and Canalside Speech. We began working with Kristin to supplement the speech therapy my son was already receiving from another source because I was concerned about his progress. After just a few sessions, I noticed significant progress in my son’s articulation and overall confidence. Having seen several different speech therapists work with my son, I can attest that Kristin is extremely talented and truly passionate about what she does. Her ability to connect, relate, and work with children is very special. She quickly made my son feel at ease and begin enjoying his speech therapy sessions – which is often half the battle! I appreciated all of the thought, attention, and detail that she put into every session – and her ability to simultaneously work with my son while providing feedback to me in real-time was extremely impressive! As a parent, this empowered me to take her feedback/guidance and reinforce those areas my son was working on, outside of our sessions. We are forever grateful for the huge impact Kristin has made!
James Cardella
James Cardella
2023-09-12
The level of care that my son received from here was something I could not measure. As a single father of an autistic child, Kristin gave me the tools that I needed to help him learn and get him started for school. She also helped guide me on what I needed to do so I could get started for services and she helped me get him into the stars Liberty school which was a perfect fit for him. All around I couldn’t be happier with her working with my son for a year and a half. Thank you 💜
Jamie Barry
Jamie Barry
2023-09-12
Kristin is amazing and so easy to work with. My daughter is very shy, play-based, and stubborn. Kristin met Kennedy where she was at every session and followed her lead throughout the session. Kristin is a wonderful advocate for her clients. She sat in on Kennedy's initial CPSE meeting to ensure Kennedy's speech needs were accurately represented and she received the services she needed.
Jordan Bontrager
Jordan Bontrager
2023-09-12
Our son received speech services from Kristin and we could not have been happier with her approach, demeanor, and general thoughtfulness. She helped give us the tools and skills we needed at home to support his language development, and was such a strong advocate for him and our family throughout our time working with her. We are so grateful for our time with Kristin, and would recommend Canalside Speech to anyone looking for private speech services for their child
Michele Majkowski
Michele Majkowski
2023-09-01
I did a Parent Articulation Consultation Package with Kristin and it was a wonderful experience. My child was getting speech at kindergarten, but I was looking for ways I can support and help my son practice at home. I met with Kristin and we worked through many sessions, she provided guidance and practice tools, and truly made me feel less overwhelmed. We did 5 sessions over the course of 2 months, and I saw great improvement in my child's articulation. Kristin showed me ways to make practice fun, and simple, I cannot recommend her enough. She was great!
Melina Alvarez
Melina Alvarez
2023-05-14
It was absolutely wonderful to work with Kristin. Over the course of two months, I saw a huge improvement in my daughter's speech and confidence. My daughter loved her sessions with Kristin and I would highly recommend her services.
Hali Buckley
Hali Buckley
2022-12-09
Kristin is such an amazing and caring therapist. She helped my son tremendously and I would highly recommend her services.
Megan Hornbeck
Megan Hornbeck
2022-12-07
Canalside Speech has provided my child with the tools to move forward on their communication journey. Kristin has continued to check in with us, which provides me with a forum to voice questions and concerns, but also to celebrate our achievements. I would recommend Canalside Speech to anyone who is concerned with communication delays.
Lauren Hynes
Lauren Hynes
2022-07-28
Kristin is amazing. My daughter went from not talking to full sentences! Kristin made speech fun and easy. My daughter loved the games Kristin brought to play and she never knew she was actually learning to speak at the same time. Kristin has been reachable, thorough, kind and caring. If I ever had a question or concern, she was able to answer it in a timely manner! 10/10 I would recommend Kristin!
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Anonymous

Around 2YO and for almost two years after that, we could tell that our son was starting to show signs of needing extra help with his speech.  We could always see that his level of understanding far outpaced his ability to communicate his thoughts effectively.  As a result, it started having an effect on other parts of his life simply because he could not convey to others the thoughts that were in his head especially if he saw his peers being able to do so.  In less than a year’s time, Ms. Kristin changed all of that single handedly.  Our son has always been slow to warm up to people, but Ms. Kristin had a way of working her way into his circle of trust very quickly and forming a bond much like a friendship.  From there the change she was able to affect not just in his speech but in other aspects of his life was transformative and truly priceless.  We signed up for general speech therapy and after a few weeks of sessions we began to see some real progress.  It wasn’t until after a couple months that we began to see a major transformation taking place before our eyes week after week and before we knew it he was speaking in full sentences with articulation and complex thought.  Even better was the effect that these sessions had in other areas of his life and personal growth.  On school days where he had speech sessions, he would noticeably come home more excited, happy, confident, talkative, and his social skills went through the roof in peer 1 on 1 interactions and group play.  Her style is one where he never felt different for having to work with her during class, but more privileged like he was lucky to be the one who got to spend time with her during class.  From a parental perspective, Ms. Kristin is proactive, friendly, very intelligible, and always followed-up promptly with updates on their sessions and gave us activities to work on with him.  We honestly could not have foreseen one person having this great of an impact on our son.  When he finally “graduated” it was truly a bittersweet moment because although we were so proud to see his tremendous speech growth, it was always going to be tough saying goodbye to the person who affected that change and made him so happy.  I wish there were 100 ‘Ms. Kristin’s’ around town helping all the kids who truly need it, but it makes us so happy knowing that while our son no longer needs her services, that just means another child and family can realize the invaluable benefit of her work.  She really cares and will change your child’s life forever and for the better.  We are incredibly grateful for her.

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