We Aspire to Inspire

Speech-Language Pathology Private Practice

 Aspire is offering online appointments with limited in-office appointment slots. Call to check availability 559-228-9100

Our Services

Speech Therapy

Diagnostic Services

Academic Enrichment

Speech Therapy

Diagnostic Services

Academic Enrichment

Who We Are

Our mission is to create positive, life-changing results in speech, language, and education.

Professionals You Can Trust

Aspire therapists are licensed by the State of California and participate in ongoing education and skill development. We also have multiple bilingual therapists that can provide therapy in English, Chinese, and Spanish.

25 Years of Service and Counting

Founded in 1995 by Kathryn Wage, Aspire Speech and Learning Center has served thousands of clients in Fresno and its surrounding areas.

Research-Backed Practices

Aspire utilizes innovative programs that have been proven very effective in repeated scientific studies. We are known for delivering high-quality therapy that produces life-changing results.

The Latest From Our Blog

October 2020 Aspire Speech Newsletter

October 2020 Aspire Speech Newsletter

October’s edition informs you of what’s new for this month! Here’s the full rundown for our October, 2020 issue: Parent Coaching-by Kristin Flannigan, Speech-Language Pathologist Educational Tips and Tricks-by Charity Davis, Academic Program Coordinator Halloween week...

September 2020 Aspire Speech Newsletter

September 2020 Aspire Speech Newsletter

September’s edition informs you of what’s new for this month! Here’s the full rundown for our September, 2020 issue: Article: Creating the Need to Talk - by Jean Thompson Educational Tips and Tricks-by Charity Davis, Academic Program Coordinator Our staff's' favorite...

Put the Focus on Strengths

Each parent wants their child to thrive and be a happy, well-adjusted person. The secret to creating this outcome is to focus on strengths more than weaknesses.  Children are just like we are; they have many different kinds of strengths, sometimes prominent,...

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Parent Testimonials

“My son has been participating in the Fast ForWord program for over six months. He has issues with focusing and paying attention in class. His teacher has told us he has really improved and matured over these past months. His reading level has also gone up. The games are fun and challenging, and he really likes to play them.”

— Marsha Alves

“My son has been attending for more than 6 months. His communication skills have improved beyond what I expected! Friends and family also see his improvements. I appreciate and I am thankful for the professional staff who are making a difference in my child’s life!”

— Suzy Brambila (on Facebook)

“In February 2007, our loved one was diagnosed with Autism, and our family began the journey of transformation. We wanted early intervention in a compassionate environment with skilled professionals and cutting edge options. Aspire Speech & Learning Center satisfied all these desires. Our family feels blessed to have found this one stop service provider.”

— M. Isabel Castellanos

“Kira is a high functioning autistic child who has experienced difficulties with expressive communication, reading and writing. We live on a remote island where very limited services are available. The staff very graciously arranged a program to provide services, individualized to her needs, during the summer while we were visiting family in the area.”

— Carol Darlow

Her GPA at the time was approximately 1.4.  She was not going to graduate from Middle School. She started Fast ForWord on March 30, 2015.  In two months, when school ended, she had a 2.62 GPA.  There were no other changes in her routine. Just Fast ForWord for half an hour, 5 days a week. She has had so many interventions over the years, and nothing has really made a difference.  Until Fast ForWord.”

— Jeanette Newquist

“Awesome staff! Debbie is a very great therapist. So gentle and patient in teaching. I love to stay and watch so I can learn from Debbie’s teachings. They have the office set for the kids of most ages. They sometimes have coffee and treats. Very satisfied every time I leave.”

— Sonya Z. (on Yelp)

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Our Location

2505 West Shaw, #101, Fresno, CA 93711


Office Hours

Winter Office Hours :

Monday-Thursday: 8am- 7pm

Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday: 9am - 1pm