The Speech Garden Institute

What We Believe

At The Speech Garden, we believe that each child is unique and, thus, has individual learning needs. As such, our curriculum is teacher-created, ever-evolving, and child-centered.

Our speech classes have both direct and combined instruction, as well as opportunities for interaction with typically-developing peers with classes from our church host, Dilworth United Methodist Preschool.

Your child’s preschool placement is a huge undertaking, especially when your child has communication delays. We want the best, most appropriate, and least restrictive environment for your child.


Welcome to The Speech Garden Institute! Our mission, as a non-profit organization, is dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families by developing the art of communicative competence. Through innovative classroom based speech language therapy, and parent education, TSGI embraces the whole child to facilitate interactions in a naturalistic setting.

We offer a comprehensive communication and sensory preschool, after-school group communication classes, a summer camp program focusing on overall functional communication, and parent education programs. There are also options for speech and language screenings, evaluations, and individual therapy.

What Parents Say About The Speech Garden Institute

“Sending our son to TSGI was the best decision that we could have made for his preschool years. He loved every minute, gained so much confidence, made friends, and was over prepared for kindergarten! ”

“I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Speech Garden Institute. Our son spent two years with Kelly, Tiffany and co. at TSGI Preschool, and is now absolutely thriving in a mainstream preschool. Not only did his speech and language elevate to an age appropriate level, but his social levels vastly improved, and he left TSGI with his confidence soaring. I left every conference with the confidence that his teachers truly understood him, and were working their absolute hardest to help him achieve his goals. We will be forever grateful for the attention, care, expertise, resources, and love our son received at this school.”

Our Locations

We LOVE visitors and welcome you to our programs. However, for the safety of the children, please do not stop by without an appointment.

Dilworth United Methodist Church
605 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203

University City United Methodist Church
3835 W W.T.Harris Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28269