"Aloha e Joanne: I think of all that you did for me when I was your client. Since that time, so many blessings have taken place. Granted, breast cancer was no gift, but the good news is that I may get to teach a class based on my book soon, I finished a 100 page Reader for that class (summaries of good research on the Pacific Islands), and I'm working on another book. It feels so good to have my Big Brain back - and to know how you re-energized and nurtured it! Wishing you a lovely day, and sending aloha to Herb too! Me ke aloha, Leilani" 11/16/15
"Hi Joanne, I have been wanting to email you for weeks and let you know that about a week after Eli stopped working with you, he started using his back sounds in almost every word! At first, it was so exciting and he was over accentuating them (which was SO cute). Now, he talks like a big kid! Thank you SO much for working with him so lovingly and professionally. It was just what he needed!" ~ Betsy 11/10/12
"Amazing...she has brought my daughter to a calm and learn-able state that is unlike anything i have ever seen. I watch her to learn things i can do at home. I have seen much progress and would recommend her. Pros: Natural Child Whisperer. Cons: None so far" ~ Jennifer Lyn via Citysearch 03/01/10
"Herb assessed our four-year old son and we could not be happier with the experience. It has been weeks since the assessment and Herb comes up on a regular basis. The other day when I pulled my son out of school early to attend another appointment, his eyes quickly lit up and he asked if we are going to see Mr. Herb. It was clear that our son felt well understood. To this day, Herb’s suggestions and his music are used in our house. He truly has a gift. he has been a blessing to our family. We have been to more SLPs than I’d like to mention, and he stands out as a true professional. Herb uses a variety of assessment tools along with his extensive knowledge to produce an excellent comprehensive assessment report. The clear and detailed functional goals and treatment plan section of the report will guide the family and our service provider’s future efforts. Before this assessment, we didn’t know how to help our son. Now we do. Thanks again for your help. We are very pleased with the assessment and report, in short with the whole experience. Thank you," ~ The Rodriguez Family 11/04/16
"Herb paid close attention to my child's personality and gave her exactly what she needed to be engaged in the learning process. He made every session fun, unique, and effective, giving just the right amount of encouragement and instruction. I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking for an effective, engaging speech therapist." ~ Lucy S. 11/17/15
"I am a Traumatic Brain Injury survivor who has been seeing Herb Hein for two years. I have deficits that I’ve dealt with throughout my life that I was not aware of without the help of my Wife and Herb. I discovered I had short term memory trouble, impulsiveness, depression and low self-esteem. These issues affected my life within my marriage and family life, in addition to other aspects such as my work life and dealing with everyday issues. I have learned the skills and strategies to better improve my home life, work, relationships, friendships and life’s curves that one encounters.
I remember the first time I met Herb and Joanne, at Sharp’s rehabilitation clinic. I was trying to get a Firefighter job and needed help with my interview skills. From the very start I knew that Herb cared about helping me and was passionate about his work. The skills he taught me helped me make it through the interview. It wasn’t until years later that I began to have troubles with keeping my jobs due to the deficits I have. I returned to Herb for his expertise with helping me overcome the road blocks I was experiencing. I immediately knew that seeing Herb again was going to benefit me when he handed me his strategies and skills booklet. This started a new learning experience with his skills and compensatory strategies. Herb helped me realize I needed to build a new shelf alongside of my old shelf, so that I was representing my life accomplishments from the past and my future accomplishments from the future.
Herb’s understanding of the deficits I have and his passion and undivided attention to helping me learn has enabled me to add many new accomplishments to my new shelf. He really cares about his work, providing me the tools, encouragement and strategies to be successful within my relationships and my work life. The learning process for me is ongoing and at times very difficult to follow through with, making new tools and strategies a habit. With Herb and his office staff on my side I am confident in adding many more accomplishments to my new shelf. Today my life is much better than before I met Herb and Joanne and Kim. I now realize that not asking for help deprives you from meeting kind, compassionate, caring and knowledgeable professionals that have the ability to make learning and the discovery experience unforgettable." ~ Raymond M 02/19/15
"My wife, Ruth, had a number of strokes, which led to vascular dementia. She could not read or write. She could speak but had many memory challenges. After working with Herb, she came back quite a long way. I really believe he helped her live as good a life as she could before her body failed her. I am grateful for the work Herb did with her." ~ Frank F. (husband of woman with post-stroke language & cognitive challenges) 01/24/15
"People ask me why I am still taking my husband Ray to speech therapy 4 years after his massive stroke. I would not even consider depriving him of his hour with Herb each week. After trying 3 other speech therapists, we learned that therapy does not have to be dull and dry. Herb infuses life and fun into the process. He is uniquely able to use the people and events in our lives to create exercises that help Ray capture the sounds and words that he needs for everyday living. The atmosphere at the Hein Clinic is relaxed and supportive—just what Ray needs as a senior adult and I’ve noticed that the children respond to it too. I can confidently recommend the Hein Speech-Language Pathology Clinic above all others." ~ Sandy F. (wife of client with severe expressive aphasia) 12/02/14
"Dear Herb, You are such a positive force in Pat’s life and you work so hard keeping him engaged in your mutual work. You are a true detective for ferreting out Pat’s true interests, and I know that with Pat you have to listen carefully because he is no blunder buster. Seriously, you truly appreciate Pat and that is the kindest gift you could give him: So please let me say this ~ we appreciate you. You leave both of us laughing helplessly with your humor....You are so supportive to Pat and encouraging to him. You’ve made such a tremendous contribution to his self esteem even while correcting and directing him. What an accomplishment! His self esteem was smashed to smithereens by his accident & it’s such a problem that I weep; but you have worked miracles, and that’s not even to mention what you’ve done with his voice! He was virtually unintelligible when you started with him but his voice has utterly CHANGED under your tutelage. CONGRATULATIONS! You always show him such utter respect. It is a thrill for a wife to see the husband she loves so dearly be treated with such utter care. And the people who talk to Pat always say to me, “Heather, Pat’s speech is so much better!!”... Thank you for the miracle you have worked. .... Our love to you & Joanne." ~ Heather F. 02/06/13