Speech Therapy, Academic Tutoring, & Language Learning
Language Liftoff is a speech-language pathology private practice that provides in-person and online speech-language therapy services, academic tutoring, and Mandarin Chinese classes. We want to help you achieve your goals!
Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are only providing remote therapy and classes at this time. We are also not taking new therapy clients at this time.
What we offer:
Wide range of high-quality services utilizing evidence-based methods that enable clients to reach their full communicative and/or academic potential
Engaging, functional, and motivating sessions that provide the right amount of challenge for efficient growth
Clear explanations of activities during sessions, and how these skills can be applied and reinforced at home or in the community
Creative, goal-oriented, and hierarchical sessions that are tailored to each client's individual needs
Observations, which are welcome anytime by client's family members and/or caregivers
Caring and positive connections with clients
Speech-Language Pathology Services
Speech-Language services offered include Therapy, Evaluation, and Consultation for disorders of speech (i.e., articulation, fluency, resonance, voice) and language (i.e., phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) in pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations. Communication-related cognitive rehabilitation services in improving attention, memory, and executive functioning (e.g., problem-solving, reasoning, planning) are also offered to clients with neurogenic impairments secondary to acquired brain injury and/or stroke. Bilingual therapy in Mandarin Chinese is also offered.
Therapy | Therapy sessions are provided by a licensed and credentialed speech-language pathologist (SLP). Clients are typically seen individually, and small group sessions can be arranged depending on the client's needs.
Evaluation | A comprehensive evaluation is conducted to determine what (if any) communication disorders exist. The SLP will collect client history and information through an interview with the client/caregivers. A battery of formal, standardized tests and informal/dynamic assessment measures will be utilized. This is typically a 1.5- to 2-hour process (3-hour maximum). After compiling the data, scoring the tests, interpreting the results, and writing an assessment report, the SLP will schedule a follow-up appointment to explain the findings to the client/caregiver and determine the next best plan of treatment, if needed.
Consultation | A consultation refers to a review of the client's previous reports, informal observation of the client, discussion with the client/caregiver about concerns, and input from the SLP as to the next best course of action. This is a 60-minute service, and no reports are provided with a consultative appointment. If a recommended comprehensive evaluation is scheduled with our practice within 60 days following the consultation, we will deduct the consultation fee from the total fee for the assessment.
60-minute and 90-minute individualized academic tutoring sessions are offered for developing literacy, reading comprehension, written expression, math reasoning, and math problem-solving skills.
Mandarin Chinese Classes
Mandarin Chinese classes are offered by Huang Laoshi (Teacher Huang). Both individual and small group sessions are available for children and adults. Huang Laoshi teaches the language to any student, from heritage speakers, to fluent speakers who wish to improve their academic or business Chinese skills, and to those who are completely new to the language.
Huang Laoshi helps students work on various areas of Chinese, including:
Writing / Typing (both Simplified & Traditional are available)
Jasmin Wang, M.A., CCC-SLP
Jasmin is a certified and licensed bilingual (English, Mandarin Chinese) speech-language pathologist. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.A. in Human Development and an emphasis in Linguistics and Cognitive Science. Jasmin received her postgraduate degree in Speech and Language Pathology at San Jose State University.
Jasmin is experienced in working in a variety of settings, including private practice, public schools, rehabilitation centers, and telepractice (teletherapy). She is also experienced in working with a wide age range of clients, including the early childhood population (ages 2-5), school-aged children and adolescents in elementary and secondary programs, and adults. Jasmin has specialized knowledge in the areas of cognitive-communication disorders, neurogenic speech and language disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, receptive-expressive language disorders, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In addition, Jasmin also has a background in applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, foreign language instruction, teaching English as a second language, and literacy instruction.
Ching-fen Huang, M.A.
Mandarin Chinese Teacher / Early Childhood Educator / Secondary & Post-Secondary Instructor
Ching-fen Huang is a California-credentialed Mandarin Chinese teacher with vast experience in designing and implementing curricula to multi-leveled instructional groups using evidence-based core practices and multi-modal approaches to learning. She has extensive experience teaching all levels of Chinese, including:
Nursery and preschool
Secondary (middle & high school)
Ching-fen is skilled in conducting formative and summative assessments that measure students’ linguistic, cultural and academic performances. She collaborates with students and their families to optimize educational gains and enhance learning experiences. Ching-fen also maintains strong theoretical knowledge of early childhood development, language learning theories, second language acquisition, pedagogical content knowledge and research-based instructional strategies.
“Throughout the school year, we discussed our son’s progress with her, and Jasmin was extremely responsive and flexible in fine-tuning the [sessions] depending on pace, progress, or focus changes that came up. Jasmin is an excellent communicator and listener. We always felt connected with her, and she promptly and thoroughly replied to all our suggestions, as well as showed initiative in introducing changes in methodology depending on our son’s progress and test results. Jasmin is extremely reliable, courteous, pleasant, responsible, intelligent, and patient. She has a wonderful way with kids, making the [sessions] fun and at the same time being able to maintain focus on getting work done.”
Kristina, Mother of Zak (elementary student)
"I enjoyed personalized class design from Jasmin who genuinely wanted the same goals for me child and not just spend an hour on pre- existing/general exercises. She listened to our child's needs and worked with them based on their interests. Her skills at keeping children on track without losing interest were phenomenal. Jasmin is a great speech therapist. Our younger son loves working with her because she is so fun and patient. I love working with Jasmin because she is very structured and fit in many activities toward the improvement of the child. She will not hesitate to change the direction or pace of the course work if she feels the child is ready for the new idea or new concept. This helps us greatly as I see vast improvement in my child. Her fun and interactive drills and games and her willingness to talk to parents on weekly progress are the skills that I admire and appreciate. Jasmin is truly a gem in the world of personalized instruction."
Yen Li, Mother of Andrew and Casey (elementary students)
給王⽼師的推薦函: 親愛的家長們, 我們很開心的將王⽼師推薦給各家庭。 王老師的語言治療和英語教學是非常頂級並適合我們華語家庭。 王⽼師精通中文,能細⼼了解家長的需求,對孩子⽤有趣又實在的教學方式達到學習效果。 王老師的英⽂是母語也是她的專業,所以對需要 "modeling"/模擬的語言治療孩⼦們這是一位很難遇到的好⽼師。 如果您的孩⼦需要⽂法的訓練和加強文章表示能力, 王⽼師也是這⽅面的專家。 我深感榮幸我的孩⼦有緣與王⽼師學習, 他們的進步是王⽼師的用⼼。 再次推薦王⽼師給各位家長。
Yen Li, Mother of Andrew and Casey (elementary students)
Please contact us if you have any questions or service inquiries. (Note: We are not taking new therapy clients at this time.)