Now a Suffolk County Early Intervention Program Speech/ Feeding Provider!

Child-led, family centered, in-home therapy services in Suffolk County, NY

Homegrown Speech and Feeding Services is a boutique therapy practice specializing in treating children ages birth through 5 years of age in the areas of feeding, speech, and language. We holistically address each child’s skills by supporting their sensory, motor, and emotional needs. Sessions are both play-based and research-backed to provide individualized, expert treatment for your child's unique strengths and needs.

Specializing in infant bottle and breastfeeding / lactation issues, toddler feeding/ transitioning to solids, "late talkers", language delays, articulation and other sound disorders, apraxia, and gestalt language processing.

About Us

Hi! I'm Kristi, the owner of Homegrown LI Pediatric Speech Therapy Services. I am an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist licensed to practice in New York State. I graduated with my Masters of Science in speech-language pathology in 2012 from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. Since that time, I've worked in early intervention, preschool settings, public schools, and private practice. I specialize in treating young children ages birth to 5 and have dedicated my career to this population. I have advanced certifications in PROMPT, feeding disorders, and gestalt language processing. I am also a Certified Lactation Counselor, and treat feeding and swallowing disorders from birth.

All services are provided in the comfort of your own home, as I truly believe that family involvement and learning in the child's natural environment is the key to success.

Why Choose Homegrown Feeding and Speech?

Although most assume feeding is natural, for many babies and toddlers it is quite difficult! Feeding is complicated and requires a comprehensive approach to determine why it is a struggle. Whether you are having breastfeeding difficulties, your baby is struggling with a bottle, transitioning to solids is not going well, or your child is a picky eater, an expert "whole child" assessment is needed. Kristi's intensive training and experience in all aspects of feeding will ensure your child gets started on the right track to success.

Too often, parents are told "your child will talk when they are ready" or "they just don't want to", and those could not be further from the truth! Just like with feeding, learning to communicate can be very difficult and a "one size fits all" approach does not work. Therapy varies significantly based on your child's strengths, style of learning language, and preferences. A specialized approach in your own home is the best way to ensure your child's communication skills will flourish.

Many children, unfortunately, do not qualify for county Early Intervention services. This often means they were not determined to struggle "enough", but does not necessarily mean support is not needed. In addition, insurance puts significant limitations on how, when, and where your child can get services. Private, highly specialized therapy services can mean your child needs less therapy overall because they are getting the most effective care!


Language disorders affect a child's ability to successfully understand and use language. Therapy will help your child understand the world around them, build and use sentences, understand directions, and be successful in social situations.


Speech sound disorders may include articulation/ phonology disorders, motor speech disorders, or Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Therapy will help your child produce sounds correctly, be understood by others, gain communication confidence, and even improve literacy skills.


Feeding skills begin to develop at birth, and can be supported in a number of ways. Whether your child needs assistance with breast/bottle feeding, transitioning to solids, or "picky eating", therapy will help your child be successful at mealtimes.

How to get started

If you are interested in scheduling in-home therapy services for your child, complete the contact form below for a free consultation! If you are unsure whether or not your child would benefit from therapy services, this is the first step to take. The consultation can take place over the phone, or via email. During this time, we will discuss your child, his or her medical history and development, as well as your concerns regarding your child's speech, language, and/or feeding. After the consultation, you can decide if you would like to move forward with an evaluation. There is no obligation to schedule an evaluation or therapy sessions after a consultation.

Evaluation Process

Evaluations typically last around an hour and begin with an in-depth parent interview and case history to learn as much as possible about your child. I will spend time observing your child, learning their strengths and interests, and building a relationship. A formal assessment will be completed based on the specific needs of your child. After the evaluation is completed, you will receive a complete written report, including therapy goals, within 5-7 business days.


Therapy generally takes place once a week in 30, 45, or 60-minute sessions. Research shows that children learn fastest when engaged in play and daily routines, therefor all therapy is play-based and child-led. Therapy sessions are provided in your home, or in your child's daycare or preschool setting. All therapy sessions include family involvement, research-based strategies, and are customized to the specific needs, interests, and strengths of your child. A naturalistic, "whole child" approach is used to ensure your child is able to make the most of their therapy sessions.

Homegrown Speech L.I. is currently considered an out-of-network provider with all insurances.

We have partnered with a third-party billing company, which allows you to clarify your out of network benefits and receive fast reimbursement.

Alternatively, we will provide you with the necessary documents to submit to your insurance if you wish to seek out-of-network reimbursement on your own. Click here for more information about our rates and billing.

Contact Us for More Information

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