Speech & Language Therapy Zurich
English speech and language therapy for children &
Accent reduction for Adults
Welcome to Speech & Language Therapy Zurich.
I specialize in speech and language therapy for children, as well as accent reduction for adults. I believe that successful communication can greatly improve your quality of life. My goal is to give every person that I work with the skills necessary to communicate confidently and successfully with the world around them.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
Speech & Language Therapy Zurich
English Speech and Language Therapy for Children
Accent Reduction for Adults
Welcome to Gigandet Speech & Language
We specialize in speech and language therapy for children, as well as accent reduction for adults. We believe that successful communication can greatly improve your quality of life. Our goal is to give every person that we work with the skills necessary to communicate confidently and successfully with the world around them.
"To communicate is to understand."
Jessica E. Gigandet
Speech refers to how a person says sounds and words. This encompasses only the physical movements involved in sound production using the articulators in the oral cavity. Clear articulation leads to clear communication.
Language refers to the words a person uses to get what he or she wants and to express personal ideas. It also refers to the way in which a person understands the words spoken by others. Language encompasses the meanings of words, structures of sentences and words, and social experiences associated with communication. Language is how is how we all connect.
Processing refers to how an individual interprets and encodes speech and environmental sounds.
Communication can only start and evolve from a clear understanding of intended communicative messages.
Accent reduction refers to the ways in which a person changes his or her speech and language patterns as well as intonational patterns in order to portray a reduced or different accent. The aim is to communicate more clearly by employing strategies that reflect native-like speech and language.
All services begin with either a screening, which is a brief assessment of skills, or an evaluation, which is an in-depth assessment of skills. Screenings may be executed in order to discern if a full evaluation is necessary. Following the initial evaluation, a treatment plan is crafted and implemented during routine therapy sessions.
School-wide or class-wide screenings are options available for day care centers, preschools, kindergartens, and primary schools. These screenings are important, because they facilitate the detection of speech and language disorders in every child.
Meet The Team
Jessica E. Gigandet M.A., CCC-SLP
Gigandet Speech & Language
Jessica has experience working with individuals of all ages struggling with various communication disorders such as, articulation, phonological, and language disorders, autism, apraxia of speech, and accent reduction.
Liz is originally from Texas, USA, but has been living in Zurich since October 2019 with her husband and two dogs. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from the University of Texas as well as a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Houston.