With the Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair rapidly approaching we will be sharing blog posts on our participating sponsors, vendors and nonprofits. You will find out more about these amazing businesses and what they offer to our community. They will be sharing their services, advice, what challenges face our community as well as upcoming events they will be having. Make sure to check out our virtual program and resource guide ahead of the event so you can plan for what you want to see including our famous speaker panels. If you preregister for the speakers you will earn extra raffle tickets. You also earn them by attending any of our entertainment sessions! Just email us and you will receive tickets at the door! We hope to see you at the Resource Fair!
1. Tell us about your business/non profit and how it benefits local families?
Jody Sastry Speech Therapy is a private practice for speech and language therapy in a cozy, nurturing setting. My services are covered by most health insurance plans. Therapy with children involves age-appropriate play activities. Parents are invited to watch the treatment sessions so that they can reinforce the lessons in between therapy sessions. Home practice materials will also be provided.
2. Where is it located?
My practice is attached to my home, conveniently located close to Route 6A in East Sandwich.
3. What is your favorite thing about our community?
Everyday I am grateful for the ability to take in the views of the surrounding natural beauty of where we live. Aside from the beautiful landscape of Cape Cod, there is a wonderful community of close-knit, supportive people.
4. How else do you get involved with the community?
I am on the board of the Companion Animal Program. My dog Cocoa, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and I visit various locations in our community to bring joy, comfort, and therapeutic support to seniors, children, and individuals with disabilities. I am also a volunteer with Wellfleet Audubon as part of Team Turtle; I do search and rescue for cold-stranded sea turtles on the Sandwich beaches.
5. What do you think are the biggest challenges facing parents in our community?
I think one of the biggest challenges facing parents in our community is having access to specialty services; often times parents must travel off-Cape to provide their children with appropriate services to meet their needs. Additionally frustrating, the wait times for these appointments are often booking months out.
6. What is your favorite memory or story over the years involving you and your business?
After working for months helping a child improve his many speech errors, he became so confident, his teachers remarked that he seemed like a different child—more outgoing with peers and eventually he performed in a class play.
7. What advice would you give parents and caregivers in our community?
Advocate for your child if you feel they are having any trouble with their communication, no matter what others tell you. You know your child best and if you have a worry, it is valid to have it assessed by a professional.
8. Do you have any specials, events, or anything else taking place this upcoming year that our parents should know about?
My practice offers no waiting list and no turnover - your child will get the same therapist every week.
Cape Cod Moms