Sertoma Speech Clinic of Venice is a not-for-profit center established to provide exceptional care to children who are challenged with communication impairment.
The clinic is located in the South County Family YMCA at 701 Center Road in Venice. Appointment times are flexible and can be scheduled to meet most needs.
Services are offered at a minimal cost to clients based on a sliding scale.
Call today! Arrange for a free speech consultation for your child!
For further information, or to make an appointment, please call the Clinic Director (941) 882-0170 or contact us by e-mail: Dawn.Wildermuth@gmail.com
Children who have communication delays are eligible to receive therapy by a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist.
Autism and Related Disorders
Here is a sampling of what parents have to say about the work being done at the Sertoma Speech Clinic:
“Our daughter is six years old and is being teased at school for her annunciation. After the school system refused help because she hadn’t met certain ‘guidelines,’ I was referred to the Sertoma Club. They accepted our daughter without question, stating that if she’s being teased, then there is a problem and they wanted to help. We are currently at our second session, and Lexie is happy to come and receive the help, as well as eager to work hard to make the necessary corrections. Thank you!” - Karen
“We have seen a great improvement in the clarity and range of Sophia’s vocabulary. We feel very fortunate to have Sertoma.” - Dawn
“I have noticed a huge difference in my son since starting therapy in March 2007. Family members have also commented on how much better he is doing. I have found the homework to be helpful and the therapists have been wonderful. DJ has enjoyed coming each week because it has been a very positive experience! Thank you for all you do!!” - Kelly
“I’ve only been with Sertoma for two months, and I’ve seen a lot of improvement in my son’s speech. I’m thankful that I found Sertoma.” - K.S.
And that’s what it’s all about!
Sertoma takes its name from its purpose — Service ToMankind!
Over the years, Sertomans have sponsored thousands of speech and hearing clinics for children throughout the world.
The Sertoma Club of Venice was chartered in 1975 as part of Sertoma International, a leading nonprofit civic service organization founded in 1912. Sertomans band together to foster friendships, to identify needs and to provide help directly to their communities. The Sertoma Club of Venice is made up of professional men and women dedicated to serving that purpose. Its primary philanthropy is the Sertoma Speech Clinic of Venice, which is operated solely by the fund-raising efforts of members. Since opening, the clinic has served more than 1,000 local children.