Empowering Voices, Transforming Lives

Offering speech and language consultation, assessment, and treatment for children and adults since 1978.

Dedicated licensed clinicians credentialed by ASHA
(American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)

Welcome to
Peninsula Associates

Since 1978, Peninsula Associates has set itself apart with its reputation of providing the highest quality of care throughout the community. We serve in varied settings: private practice, public, private, and residential schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, and telepractice.

As our practice has grown, our mission has remained the same; to provide the highest quality speech-language and learning services to our clients, colleagues and community and to maintain a positive, nurturing environment for our speech-language pathologists and learning specialists. 

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Our Services

If your child is having difficulty saying sounds, imitating words, groping to say words, and has inconsistent sound errors, they may be symptomatic for Apraxia.
You may feel that your voice does not represent who you are. PASTS provides expertise in working to modify your voice and overall communication.
Mealtimes are a great time for bonding and enjoying new experiences. For some children, it can be a stressful and challenging time. If there are any difficult behaviors that are affecting your child’s ability to safely eat, meet nutritional needs, or enjoy the mealtime experience, an evaluation may be beneficial.
Our goal for children is to help them become happier when they express themselves. We want them to feel more successful and interactive at home, at school and with friends.
If you are experiencing chronic throat pain, reduced voice quality or if you have a diagnosis of vocal nodules or other voice dysfunction, PAST can help with voice therapy.
AAC devices come in all shapes and sizes. Some examples include iPads, speech generating devices (SGD), an eye gaze, communication boards, and picture books. Our specialists can help a user find the right communication system to fit their lifestyle.
In order to properly speak, breathe, and swallow, the muscles in our face, mouth, and throat need to be structured in the correct position and coordinated as they move together.
Receptive language refers to how an individual understands language. Expressive language refers to how an individual uses words to express themselves.
If you or your child is experiencing disruptions in the flow of speech, we can help you feel more comfortable with the symptoms of a fluency disorder.

Why Choose Peninsula Associates Speech Therapy Services, Inc.?

Holistic Assessment for Tailored Interventions

We believe in dynamic assessment, giving special care in reaching multilingual clients with a client-centric approach.

Collaborative Family-Centered Approach

We work closely with parents, caregivers, and support networks to ensure that the strategies implemented during therapy seamlessly integrate into daily life, fostering a nurturing environment for continued progress.

Innovative Therapies and Tools

We utilize cutting-edge therapies and tools, designed to facilitate improved language skills, motor coordination, swallowing function, and forward-moving speech.

Our Locations

100 O’Connor Dr #21, San Jose, CA 95128

1220 University Drive, Suite 202, Menlo Park, CA 94025

760 Polhemus Rd, San Mateo, CA 94402, United States

Discover Teletherapy

Unable to make it to any of our locations?

We can help you with teletherapy to offer more flexibility, accessibility, and convenience. Just like our in-person services, we keep our teletherapy sessions super fun, engaging, and effective.

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Newborns with congenital problems may have communication-related needs from birth, and a speech-language pathologist (SLP) is part of a neonatal multidisciplinary team. We often work with infants and toddlers at an early age (12-24 months) in areas such as swallowing and feeding, hearing and listening, oral-motor and speech, and attention and socialization.

You don’t necessarily know for sure. A speech-language pathologist can help you answer this question. Some indicators which might lead you to seek a consult or screening are:

  • The child’s skills are immature compared to others in his playgroup or preschool.
  • Family members or friends alert you to differences that they observe.
  • The child’s developmental pattern is unusual compared to others his age.
  • There is a family history of speech, language, or learning problems.
  • There have been health issues, such as ear infections, which can impact communication.

A fully-qualified speech-language pathologist must have a master’s degree from an accredited program, maintain a California speech pathology license, and hold a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Many of our staff also have experience and advanced training in specialty areas.

Peninsula Associates has several talented clinicians with different specializations. Our clinic coordinators identify which speech-language pathologist is available and appropriate for a new client. Most clients are seen 2-4 weeks after the paperwork has been completed. There is sometimes a waiting period if a new children’s group is being formed, but we may see the new child individually in the interim.

PASTS, Inc. offers both private-pay, fee-for-service practice and we are an in-network provider for a growing number of insurance carriers. We also have close relationships with Sutter Health, Lucille Packard and Palo Alto Medical Foundation pediatricians, specialists and clinicians. We can often obtain single case agreements with other Insurance to access speech therapy benefits for your particular health insurance plan. Please contact our office to see how we can help you access your insurance benefits.