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Speech-Language and Feeding Therapy for Kids

Mansfield Area | Bellville

Northern Star Therapy's vision is to work together with families, educators and healthcare providers to strengthen the abilities of children and their families.  

We are currently providing speech and language services to children with speech delays, language delays, and feeding difficulties (picky eaters).  Contact us for a free phone consult to further discuss your concerns. 

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Meet Nancy

Owner/Speech-Language Pathologist


Hey there!  My name is Nancy and I'm so glad that you are here!  

I am a wife, mom, and practicing speech-language pathologist for 23 years, most of those years primarily spent working with pediatrics.  I spent 20 years working in the pediatric medical outpatient setting and have also spent 5 years in the school systems. 

While I work with children with a variety of speech and language disorders, my passion and areas of specialization are in working with children with speech sound disorders (articulation disorders, phonological disorders, apraxia) and pediatric feeding disorders (picky eaters). 

My services focus on children aged 0-5 with speech sound disorders, expressive and receptive language delays, and pediatric feeding disorders (picky eaters). I use best practices and work closely with the family to improve skills and promote mastery.  I understand the need for activities to be easy, fun/play-based, versatile, and functional.  I also know how critical it is to empower parents with knowledge and information to support skills at home.  No teacher is as effective as the child's parent!

If you have questions, please reach out anytime! 

Good faith estimates of health care costs are provided as part of the No Surprises Act. 

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Skilled Services Available

  • Picky Feeding

  • Language Disorders

  • Speech Sound Disorders

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech

  • Speech Delay

  • Play-based treatment

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Late Talkers

  • School Contracts

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Free Consultation and Screenings (for ages 0-5)

Let's Talk!

As a parent, you may have concerns that your child is exhibiting a speech sound disorder, an expressive and/or receptive language delay/disorder or feeding difficulties (picky eater).  Every child is different, but generally, if you have a concern, you should act as soon as possible to see if your child would benefit from an assessment.  There is no benefit in the "wait and see" approach.  I am a firm believer in early intervention and outcomes are better the earlier we can begin speech therapy services.  If you have questions, I'm always happy to talk and answer your questions and/ or to provide a free screening.  Early Intervention is critical!


Gathering the Details!

After your free consultation, if it is determined that further information regarding your child's speech/language or feeding skills is needed, we will schedule an assessment.  Assessment may include formal/standardized assessments, informal tasks, observation and parent/child interview.  An evaluation may take 1-2 sessions and can be 1-1.5 hours in length.  Following assessment and interpretation of results, the therapist and parent will discuss findings to determine next steps.

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Making a Plan!

Following the assessment, an individualized plan of care will be developed to target areas of need and to determine frequency of sessions.  Sessions are scheduled for 30 minutes (25 minutes of treatment with 5 minutes of parent education) and may be scheduled weekly or every other week.

Accepted Insurance Plans


If your insurance is not listed or you’re uninsured, Northern Star Therapy Services may still be able to offer you services.  We are currently working to credential with the Jon Peterson Scholarship Program.  We also accept HSA/FSA cards as well as private pay.

Cost of Evaluations:  $250

Current Cost of Treatment Sessions:  $85

Private Pay/Same Day/Prompt Pay Discount may be available (please inquire)

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Recent Reviews

The impact the Northern Star Therapy has had on our daughter is phenomenal. Mrs. Labaki has been able to connect with our daughter in a way that our school district contacted speech therapist just couldn’t. Amazingly, Nancy was able to arrange a collaboration with the district therapist so that out daughter could get supplement therapy that was supportive of her IEP goals. There is no question that the therapy provided by Mrs. Labaki has had an incredible impact on our daughter’s development, and has contributed greatly to her academic success. I highly recommend Northern Star Therapy.

Coach Beck

Nancy does such a great job, she makes therapy so enjoyable and fun for our kiddo. We’ve seen so much progress since starting therapy with her.

Adam J.

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Bellville, Ohio

Phone: 419-982-2352

Fax: 1-877-837-3646

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