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Child with apraxia participating in play-based speech therapy for kids in Forth Worth, TX


Joyful Noise Speech Therapy travels to serve children throughout the Fort Worth and Burleson, TX area

our mission is to bring more joyful noise into your family's life through compassionate speech therapy services.

Speech therapy can be life-changing when parents, therapists, and other care providers work together! Together, we will empower your child to reach their full communication potential.

At Joyful Noise Speech Therapy, we believe that therapy is most effective when it's child-led, play-based, and FUN.


Rather than taking a "one size fits all" approach, we tailor each session to your child's unique needs. We embed evidence-based approaches into playful activities to help children reach their goals. 

Child receiving language therapy for kids in Fort Worth, TX

We offer convenient therapy locations so you can choose what works best for your family.

We build trust and relationships before working on new communication skills.

We collaborate with parents and other professionals to help each child thrive.

We take a child-led, play-based,  and neurodiversity-affirming approach to therapy!

Evaluations & Therapy with Joyful Noise Speech Therapy

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)  •  Late Talkers  •  Stuttering  •  Receptive & Expressive Language Disorders  •  Autism  •  Gestalt Language Processing

Childhood Apraxia of Speech

In apraxia therapy, we focus on helping your child move between sounds and syllables to produce clear speech. We will meet your child where they are at and use principles of motor learning to help him:

  • Use clearer speech

  • Communicate thoughts and ideas

  • Self-advocate

  • Gain confidence


While apraxia therapy can feel like hard work, we do all of this while playing and having fun!


Preschool speech and language

Whether your child has difficulty understanding words or expressing herself, we can help! By using play, games, and your child's special interests, we can build speech and language skills such as:

  • Making accurate speech sounds

  • Communicating with others

  • Speaking with confidence

  • Interacting with others socially


We also love to work with school-age children and offer limited after-school appointments.


When a child stutters, it can be hard to know what to say or how to help. We holistically support your child and family in order to:

  • Build confidence 

  • Teach self-advocacy skills

  • Foster a positive outlook on communication

  • Provide education on stuttering


Along with teaching strategies for smoother speech, we also prioritize making positive changes to the communication environment and discussing the emotions and feelings that might be associated with stuttering.

Autistic child receiving speech therapy for gestalt language processing in Forth Worth, TX

Autism & Gestalt Language Processing

Did you know there are two ways to develop language? We work with families to determine the best path for each child, and we tailor therapy to each individual's learning style. Gestalt language therapy will help your child:

  • Feel validated and understood

  • Develop new language skills in the way your child learns best

  • Successfully communicate and interact with others


Our sessions are child-led and neurodiversity-affirming. We value each child as an individual, incorporate special interests into our sessions, and honor all forms of communication!


Cara Rice Speech Therapist and Owner of Joyful Noise Speech Therapy

Hi, I’m Cara! My team and I specialize in helping children start their communication journey. We are dedicated to helping kids build language skills, speak clearly, and communicate with confidence.

We love working with children in the early years— setting them up for quick progress and long-term success. You'll find us engaging in play, functional tasks, and your child's interests so that our time together is both effective and enjoyable.


Our experienced speech therapists have advanced training in Play-Based Therapy, Speech Sound Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Stuttering, Autism, Gestalt Language Processing, Executive Functioning, Language Disorders, Pre-Reading Skills, and more!

"After seeing Cara, he can confidently talk about his stutter and explain it to others. We're especially grateful that Cara helped normalize his stutter for him."

Cara's stutter therapy sessions with my eight-year-old son broke down the mechanics of speech in a way he could understand, which empowered him once he understood how his body worked. He learned many strategies for managing his stutter that he will use for the rest of his life. After seeing Cara, he can confidently talk about his stutter and explain it to others. We're especially grateful that Cara helped normalize his stutter for him. He gained his self-confidence back when he realized he could learn how to still say what he wanted to say.

Getting started with Joyful Noise Speech Therapy is easy!

Joyful Noise Speech Therapy provides evaluation and therapy services to children in Fort Worth and Burleson, TX. We'll meet your child wherever therapy works best— at home, daycare, preschool, private school, in the community, or at The PlayPocket.

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1. Free Consultation

Call, text, or email to set up a FREE phone consultation! You will get a chance to discuss your concerns with our owner and lead speech therapist, Cara. She will answer any questions that you have and let you know if an evaluation is recommended for your child.

2. Evaluation

Your child will participate in a speech, language, or stuttering evaluation. We will gather information about your child's strengths and weaknesses through standardized testing, parent interviews, checklists, conversation, and play. You will receive a full report that includes recommendations and goals.

3. Speech Therapy

At Joyful Noise Speech Therapy, your speech therapist will plan each session with your child's specific needs in mind.  Sessions will be one-on-one, engaging, and FUN! Your speech therapist will come to you and track your child's progress each session to ensure that they are working toward their goals.

Children participating in neurodiversity-affirming speech therapy in Fort Worth, TX
"At Joyful Noise, speech therapy is child-led, play-based, and fun!"
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