Communication Blooms: Lodi Speech-Language Pathologist Mackenzie Shiba

"I want to make sure that everyone in the greater Stockton and Lodi area has access to a voice."

Mackenzie Shiba, Founder, Communication Blooms

Mackenzie Shiba, founder of Communication Blooms speech-language pathology & therapy
Mackenzie Shiba​​

Lodi Speech-Language Pathologist With A Passion For Communication

At Lodi Market, we love to share and support local entrepreneurs, even those who don't operate within a storefront.

We're excited to introduce you to one home-based business in Lodi, California that is dedicated to making sure everyone has access to a voice. 

Today you'll meet Mackenzie Shiba, founder of Communication Blooms. She's a Lodi speech-language pathologist offering personalized therapy and care for children in need of a little extra help expressing themselves.

Communication Blooms is a one-woman operation run by Mackenzie Shiba. Shiba specializes in speech-language pathology and primarily works with late-talking toddlers and children on the autistic spectrum.

Shiba is a firm believer that everyone deserves access to the tools they need to communicate with the world around them. She provides speech and language therapy in the greater Stockton and Lodi area. Communication Blooms is a great example of a business that started small and has grown organically through word-of-mouth referrals from happy customers.

Shiba started working with children in schools in 2017, but quickly realized that she missed being able to provide non-traditional services.  She is a fierce advocate for her clients, and is most proud of her ability to think outside the box when it comes to helping clients achieve their goals, and supporting families through therapy sessions.

"I am very comfortable with my ability to provide non-traditional therapy, and have been able to see progress in clients that I never saw while working in the schools."

Many people don't realize the importance of speech therapy, but it can be vital for individuals who have difficulty communicating. Speech therapists work with patients of all ages to improve their speech and language skills. They can help with a wide range of issues, from articulation problems to stuttering.

Mackenzie Shiba of Communication Blooms working with a young client at home
Mackenzie Shiba of Communication Blooms working with a young client at home​​

If you've never heard much about speech-language pathology, Mackenzie Shiba is a great person to help you get some clarity about the resources available. One of the best things about speech therapy is that it can be tailored to each individual's needs. Some people may only need a few sessions, while others may need ongoing support.  

Shiba is a Lodi speech-language pathologist who offers personalized therapy in clients' homes and parks. Her therapeutic style is client-centered, child-led, and play-based—she meets with children using whatever toys or tools they have on hand, or pulling from objects in their environment. A big focus of her work is parent training or teaching adults in the family how to help and support their child. You can read more about the services offered at Communication Blooms on her website.

With Communication Blooms, children thrive under Mackenzie Shiba
Mackenzie Shiba​​

The benefits of speech therapy are many. Parents of children with communication challenges can see great improvement from working with a speech-language pathologist. You can click here to get communication tips & tricks from Mackenzie.

People who receive speech therapy can see improvements in their ability to communicate, socialize, and interact with others. They may also see improvements in their self-esteem and confidence.

If you or someone you know could benefit from speech therapy, please don't hesitate to reach out to Mackenzie Shiba at Communication Blooms. She would be more than happy to schedule a free consultation to answer any questions you may have about her services. 

If you are curious about qualifications, Mackenzie is a California licensed speech-language pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She earned a Bachelor degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from San Jose State University and a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from University of the Pacific.

She is an AAC Specialist, NLA Trained (echolalia, scripting, gestalt language processing), PROMPT Trained, and The Hanen Program® It Takes Two to Talk® and More Than Words® Certified.

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