This is why we do what we doThank you for instilling your trust in Dynamic Therapy!
Testimonial for DTS Practice Owner and Speech-Language Pathologist, Stacy Levy, CCC-SLP.
My son, Alex, is on the autism spectrum. That is the latest term used to describe his neurological medical condition. Since his birth nearly 33 years ago, his condition has been described as autism, pervasive developmental disorder, hyperlexia, and Asperger’s syndrome, among others.
Although over the decades since he was born I had sought out diagnosis and treatment from many different healthcare providers, physicians of different specialties such as pediatricians, neurologists, pediatric neurologists, and psychiatrists, speech therapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, and behavior modification specialists, the day both he and I were truly blessed is the day we found Stacy Levy.
We live in the New Orleans area and I am a single mother with two children and I have a very hectic and stressful job. Stacy agreed to see us on Saturday mornings. We drove from the New Orleans area to Baton Rouge every Saturday morning for several years. Stacy became our lifeline of hope and progress. And I use the word “our” very intentionally. She spent hours and years working with both of us together so that I could learn how to understand and work with Alex to be my best as his mother and so that he could learn to understand the triggers for his autistic behaviors and to process visual, auditory, vestibular, and other sensory input. We both learned to slow down before speaking and reacting. I learned to “throw Alex a curveball” and he learned to adapt to changes in his routine. I began to see and experience the world through Alex’s unique perspective, allowing me to be his “guide” and he my “apprentice.”
Alex and I worked with Stacy from his teen years through adulthood. I can truly say that Stacy was our miracle in the journey of his life with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and my life as a mother of a child with ASD. Her expertise, her constant search for new and innovative ways of treatment, her compassion, her deeply felt concern, her steadfastness, and her ability to reach both of us have lead us both to a better relationship as mother and son and to helping me help others who work with Alex. Even though we do not now see her regularly in therapy, she is like a cherished member of our family and true friend who is very close to our hearts.
Congratulations, Stacy, on the milestone of your clinic. You have made a lasting impact on us and we use and gain from your work with us each and every day.
We have been bringing our daughter to Dynamic for a little under two years for occupational therapy. In that time, she’s had fantastic OTs and has hit almost all of her goals (original and new).
Hannah has been fantastic about adapting activities based on her mood or interests of the day. She’s one of our daughter’s biggest cheerleaders and celebrates all of her achievements – not just the ones that happen in the gym.
Dynamic and Gracie are wonderful!
The staff at Dynamic, and especially Gracie, are amazing at what they do and always willing to work flexibly to help our family succeed with our goals. Gracie really goes above and beyond to support the needs of the families she works with!
We have been so impressed with the OT services my child has received at Dynamic, and in particular with Gracie. She is personable, attentive, and always up on the latest research. It has become a special place for our family and therapy sessions are an enjoyable time for my child.
Gracie is the best!
Gracie’s work as an OT has been a game changer for our family; our son looks forward to seeing her each visit! His fine motor skills have vastly improved during our time with Gracie, and the structured and fun setting she provides helps to build his social and emotional skills through games, obstacle courses and other activities.
Dr. Cordell is a wonderful audiologist. She knowledgeable and caring in her approach..