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Welcome! Be Brave Speech Therapy is a privately-owned pediatric speech and language therapy practice. I serve children in their families by providing services via in-person in Mentone, CA as well as virtually through teletherapy for all children residing in CA. At Be Brave Speech Therapy, my top desire is for your child to speak clearly, be understood, express their ideas better, and most importantly make long lasting friendships with kids their age.



Hi! My name is Ruth Marquez, and I'm a nationally-certified and state licensed bilingual (Spanish-English) speech-language pathologist in California. I enjoy working with children with receptive and expressive language disorders, social communication disorders, speech sound disorders, and those who stutter/clutter. I look forward to helping your child's communication improve on a daily basis!



1. Do you or other people have difficulty understanding your child?
2. Do other people think your child is younger because of the way they speak?
3. Is your child being teased or showing frustration because of the way they talk?
4. Is your child using fewer words than other children their age?
5. Does your child repeat sounds or words over and over (stuttering)?
6. Does your child's interactions or play seem unusual or inappropriate?
7. Is your child struggling with reading and writing?
8. Does your child have a diagnosis that can affect speech and language
(i.e., hearing loss, autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay)?

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Unsure if your child needs speech therapy? Don't know if a full evaluation or screening is warranted? Give me a call! I'll be happy to listen to all your concerns and answer your questions.


"I am amazed at the progress my son has made with the time spent with Miss Marquez. She has a patient, understanding nature that works great with kids that have speech disabilities. Miss Marquez communicates with parents in a timely manner and the homework she provides is very helpful. She showed me what to look for and how to help him on a daily basis. Miss Marquez really listens to parents and their kids. She cares and is very passionate about her work."

Fleur D.

"Miss Marquez is a true professional, very competent in her field, and is also wonderful with her students! She is hands-on in all their speech activities and thoughtfully engages her kids in meaningful ways. She is also excellent in communicating with parents and finding ways to connect/extend their goals while at home. I highly recommend SLP Miss Marquez!"

Heather A.

"My daughter always enjoys going to her speech sessions with Miss Marquez. Even after schools closed due to COVID-19, Miss Marquez continued their sessions via teletherapy and I was able to see exactly what they were working on. They had fun and played games while my daughter worked on specific sounds. She gave her tips to improve her articulation and I saw improvement during each session. We are very lucky to have Miss Marquez as my daughter’s SLP."

Saraya M.


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