About Us

The Goldstar Story: Two Therapists. One Dream.

Goldstar founders Rita Schwartz, MA, CCC-SLP and Yedida Teichman, MA, CCC-SLP began their careers as licensed speech-language pathologists working for local schools and agencies.

But they soon both found themselves seeking more: More ways to improve therapeutic techniques. More research-based innovation in the way services are delivered. More methodologies to help struggling children and their parents face the challenges that come with developmental delays and disabilities. It was an experience that ignited in both of them a shared passion for improving early intervention outcomes for children and their families.

Rita and Yedida co-founded Goldstar Rehabilitation in 2009 to push the limits of what is possible with early intervention therapies for children and families. Implementing the most innovative methods and techniques backed by the latest scientific research in early childhood development, they strive to constantly redefine what early intervention can achieve.

Today, with over 100 therapists under their auspices, Rita and Yedida have brought their ambitious vision of early intervention care to life, helping over 6,000 families to date and counting.

At Goldstar, early intervention is about more than meeting milestones.

It’s about those small, incremental wins that, when added together, change the lives of children and their families: hearing “Mama” or “Dada” for the first time; feeling more peace of mind about a trip to the playground; fully enjoying a family dinner; celebrating a child’s first step.

Serving families across Pennsylvania, Goldstar offers evidence-based early intervention therapies that are tailored to your child’s needs and delivered around your schedule—all at no cost to you.

We’re passionate about giving children with developmental challenges the skills and confidence to participate meaningfully and joyfully in their homes, schools, and communities.

That’s why we’re always striving to improve outcomes, asking ourselves:

What else do we need to know?

What more can we achieve?

What else can we try?

Our goal is simple: to ensure the best possible future for your child.

Goldstar’s parent coaching model has made a big difference to us. I strongly believe our daughter’s behavioral issues would not have been addressed as well if the therapist just saw her one-on-one in a corner. Because then the therapist wouldn’t have understood our family, how our home is set up, and the sibling dynamic between our daughter and her twin brother and older sister. The fact that the therapist is working not just with my daughter but with me and my husband and her siblings is crucial, because we’re able to apply everything to our real lives. ”

Karen Schwartz
Montgomery County, PA

5 Ways We Support Better Outcomes For Children and Families

Owned and operated by therapists

As speech therapists themselves with extensive experience working with children and families, Goldstar founders and staff have a keen understanding of the field and take a uniquely hands-on approach with staff and parents..

A whole-family approach

Research shows that children whose parents take part in their treatment enjoy far better outcomes. That’s why our therapists empower families through education and training so that parents can integrate evidence-based therapeutic methods within everyday routines, activities, and play.

Up-to-date on the latest research

All of our staff are licensed and certified in their respective fields and are constantly receiving additional training to keep up with the latest evidence-based research and approaches. We also collaborate with world-renowned universities on new research and application in the field—many of which refer their top graduates to work in our program.

Experienced, dynamic, warm staff

Our talented therapists are licensed and certified in their respective fields and have a proven track record of success in the assessment and treatment of a wide array of developmental disorders and delays.

Our 99% parent satisfaction rate is the best evidence of our commitment to helping your child learn, grow, and reach his or her highest potential.

Culturally sensitive therapists

Offering therapy in a child’s native language whenever possible, our diverse staff includes numerous bilingual therapists. We respect the culture and values of each family we serve.

My Goldstar therapist has taught me how to reach my son in a way that I never realized was possible. I love that they engage the entire family, teaching my other kids how to help my son to speak, walk, and do all the things he should be doing.”

Linda Marcus
Delaware County

Do you:

Have concerns about your child’s development?

Worry that your child is not reaching developmental milestones as quickly as you think they should be, or they seem to function differently from peers?

Struggle with getting through daily routines with your child?

Have a diagnosis for your child, and are wondering what provider is best for you?

We're here to help.

Request an at-home evaluation to determine if your child is eligible for early intervention services at no cost to your family.