Foundations Speech & Language Therapy provides individualized speech and language therapy for children of all ages.
FSLT is an experienced resource, utilized by Arizona schools and school districts, and making available highly trained, qualified, vetted, and certified therapy providers. Employing evidence based practices, our providers meet the student’s needs, as well as assist schools and districts to maintain compliance with requirements.
FSLT is locally owned and managed by an experienced, certified and licensed Speech Pathologist with a specialization in staffing for speech positions. Appreciating that special education is a wide spectrum in which other services are needed to enable students to achieve their highest potential, FSLT also staffs highly qualified Occupational Therapists, Behavioral Therapists and Special Education Teachers.
Stephanie Colella, MS, CCC-SLP
Director and Owner
Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders at Arizona State University and her Masters of Science degree in Speech Pathology at Northern Arizona University. She has her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in Arizona.
Following completion of her degree, Stephanie began her career in the Arizona School Districts working with children ages 2-18 across a variety of delays and disorders. In 2012, following the birth of her first son, she opened a small private practice to continue to work with children with speech and language needs as well as those with dyslexia. It was then that she really wanted to embrace her passion for language and literacy, and focus on helping children of all ages to speak, read and write. As of 2018, she is now partnering with Arizona school districts to contract Competent, Organized, and Educated therapists into school based positions with a focus on Compliance, while continuing to grow and develop a private practice that offers one on one therapy, and well as small group sessions.
"Huge thank you to Stephanie Colella at FSLT for helping Dylan with his speech! We have seen such an improvement over the last month. Dylan is just as excited as we are."
- Cassandra B
Learning to communicate is a big task for your toddler. This group is designed for young children aged 2-4 who are learning how to communicate, play and socialize appropriately with peers and adults.
All our therapists are thoroughly interviewed to meet our high performance standards with all appropriate credentials. We work with public, private and charter school systems of varying sizes to meet their special education service needs.
This entails direct one to one therapy with the clinician and the child. The sessions specifically target the child’s therapy goals in a way that is most effective for their engagement