Amanda & Children

Founder, Amanda Charney and her students.

The mission of Small Steps in Speech is to help children with speech and/or language disorders take the steps needed to be better communicators.

The foundation was created in honor of SSG Marc Small, fiancĂ© of Amanda Charney, foundation director. Marc had dreams of Amanda opening her own private practice and came up with the name, “Small Steps in Speech” to symbolize her soon to be last name along with the small steps children must take to build their communication skills. When the heart breaking news came of Marc’s passing, starting this non-profit foundation seemed like a good way to start keeping Marc Small’s memory alive and keep him close to her heart.