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Client Services

The Gift of Speech  has been providing Stockton and the surrounding communities with excellent speech and language therapies since 2005. Speech Pathologists and founders, Kara Ferreira and Tracey McDonnell, have built a practice that now includes six additional therapists.  Now in their twelfth year of practice, The Gift of Speech works with individual adults and children.  Additionally, The Gift of Speech provides speech and language therapy for school districts.

Based on the foundational belief that  communication occurs in a variety of abilities and is vital to success in life, our client services include consultation, evaluation, and intervention in the following areas:​

                                     Individual Client Services


  • Language Development

  • Articulation Improvement

  • Fluency

  • Apraxia

  • Voice Disorders


  • Language Development

  • Articulation Improvement

  • Fluency

  • Apraxia

  • Voice Disorders

  • Swallowing and Feeding

  • Phonological Disorders

                            School District Services 


The Gift of Speech Inc. is a Non-Public Agency with the State of California. We are dedicated to providing professional speech-language services to school districts that are in need of support, and seek to stay in compliance with State and Federal mandates.  Each Speech-Language Pathologist is licensed and certified.  We offer experienced service for students of all ages.

Since opening our doors in August 2005, we have integrated our therapists into school district teams throughout San Joaquin, Sacramento and Stanislaus Counties.  Please contact us at 209.952.2588 to discuss how we may assist your school district’s needs.  You may also email us at


  • Contracted SLP

  • Contracted SLPA

  • K-1 Eligibility Evaluations

  • Extended School Year Services

  • Supervision of Speech-Language Interns

  • Pre-K Speech-Language Programming


"Communication is an essential part of life. To impact lives and success of clients is empowering."

        Tracey McDonnell, M.A., CCC-SLP


"I took a chance, along with Tracey McDonnell, at starting a private practice. It has been one of the better decisions of my life. Thinking back, there have been countless lessons and endless opportunities for growth. I love my job and the people I work with." 


                   Kara Ferreira, M.S., CCC-SLP


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