Learn about Julia's story and discover how Launch helped her regain her confidence in reading!
(The BWB Author Showcase was) a fun, confidence building experience for Alina this past weekend! She is so proud of her book that she wrote this summer! All of our family and friends who tuned in also enjoyed the event. - K. L., Madison
My favorite thing about doing speech via Launch is the convenience of in-home speech therapy, and more importantly the professionalism and personality of our speech therapist, Natasha. Tasha is so kind and great at working with my son. She keeps him engaged and feeling confident! – K.F., Salinas
Simone was so incredibly instrumental in our son’s speech development when he was a toddler. For the two years she worked with him, she found fun and inventive ways to help him with one-on-one and group conversation, reading social cues, how to interact in social settings, and learning how to access his thoughts and verbalize them effectively. Early intervention is so crucial at a young age — and her thoughtfulness in putting together a detailed “action plan” specifically for our son’s individual needs really made all the difference. Her kind and generous demeanor allowed our son to be relaxed and comfortable in her sessions — he genuinely looked forward to his special “play dates” with Simone. We cannot thank Simone enough for all the support and guidance she gave our son (and us!) along the way. – S.B., Los Angeles
Simone Frame worked with my daughter for many years and was nothing less than fantastic. She has the the perfect amount of patience, dedication, and empathy to be a world class speech therapist. I can’t recommend her enough. – M.A., Los Angeles
My son has been working Simone since summer of 2015 for Academic Intervention. He was going on to 2nd grade and I wasn’t sure if he could ever read. He wanted to work hard but could not do homework on his own because he could not read. He had speech delay with Autism diagnosis and I really needed someone who knew teaching methods on his level. I interviewed instructors who sat with my son and kept on reading without a goal or specific instruction guide. They said that repeating is the only way to have him read. I didn’t need an instructor for that. I can read with my son on my own. Simone was totally the opposite. She had a very specific A to Z method of guiding a non-reader to a reader. We started 2 times a week and Simone gave him about 10 minutes worth of homework. After a year with Simone, my son is able to read and do homework on his own! This truly is a miracle and a huge relief on my part. We were so blessed to have found Simone. – Y.P., West Hollywood
We hired Simone to work with our son for almost 4 years from the time he was about three years old. She was always completely professional, punctual, and my son never once complained about going into or out of a lesson with her. What I liked most about her was her excellent ability to explain to me (as a parent) what difficulties my son was having. I have worked with many speech therapists over the years and I can honestly say that Simone was my favorite. – C. & J., West Hollywood
My son William needed speech therapy not long after my family moved from Toronto, Canada. I was very concerned for my son who I’d been told would benefit from speech, physical and occupational therapy – it was an overwhelming and scary time. I had few friends and fewer allies – but Simone Frame quickly became both. She so quickly put me at ease with her very professional and friendly manner. Simone left me with no doubt that William would make progress under her tutelage and even better, he’d have a great time doing it. It was a privilege to sit in on their sessions where I could quietly learn strategies from her and delight in the progress my son was making first-hand. Every worry I had for William literally vanished in the hours we spent with Simone. He looked forward to his sessions with her and quickly generalized what he’d learned. It is without a moment’s hesitation I wholeheartedly recommend Simone Frame. She literally changed our lives and I am forever thankful to her for it. – S.S., Canada
Meg is incredible! Her energy and ability to engage my daughter is beyond what I could hope for....already I see my daughter having more confidence and trying new material! Thank you! – E.T., Madison
Our family’s experience with last summer’s Books Without Borders was exceptional. Our daughter received focused one on one writing time with Simone, the home-writing was easy and fun to use and sitting at the final showcase felt like a true author reading. Our daughter came away with a published play (which was a perfect holiday gift to all our family) and she’s already thinking about what genre she’ll explore this summer. Launch met the participants where they were, embraced their own sense of storytelling and helped the writers feel creative and successful in their own right. Most importantly, I could see the pride in every single young author who presented their book, after such hard (and fun) work, unlocking their imaginations and putting it onto the page. Bravo and thank you!