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Manhattan Letters Testimonials

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ADDITIONAL MANHATTAN LETTERS TESTIMONIALS

Kristina is a phenomenal tutor.

My daughter was in the first grade when we started tutoring, she had just been moved into a GT class and is very bright but had no reading or writing instruction in K and also had some difficulties with handwriting.  Kristina helped my daughter quickly get up to speed with her classmates and worked on areas that she needed extra support for. Over the summer we had only a couple of sessions with Kristina but she helped keep us on track and not only did my daughter not regress during the “summer slide” she gained a reading level. I can’t speak more highly of Kristina, she is professional, kind, lovely to be around, patient and engaging with kids, and an effective teacher.

-Sarah S.
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I also want to thank Manhattan Letters generally for being such a great resource/business!

I want to thank you so very much for introducing us to Amy and for including her in the Manhattan Letters network. When we contacted Manhattan Letters we were completely unsure of what our daughter needed in terms of speech therapy, or what we could achieve under the very stressful circumstance of having only about eight weeks prior to moving abroad during which to undertake any therapy at all. Amy helped us to strategize both pre-and post-evaluation and was practical, efficient, and communicative throughout the process of initiating and, later, undertaking, the speech therapy for our five-year-old. Having Amy come to our home twice a week was the perfect solution for us it definitely put my daughter at ease and certainly made our lives infinitely easier; Amy was always on time and ready to jump right in. Our daughter warmed to Amy immediately (not surprisingly, given Amy's warm personality and engaging demeanor) and looked forward to her sessions every week, constantly asking “Is it an Amy day?” Within one or two sessions our daughter was making sounds she had never made before, and she continues to make amazing progress. I can’t praise Amy’s work highly enough and only wish we were remaining in the city so our daughter could continue therapy with her!

-Leah Clarkson
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She’s absolutely wonderful and we are grateful to have found her!

Miss Shelley has changed our son’s life in a way we never thought possible. She is patient and kind, but most of all, effective. Our seven-year-old has been working with Miss Shelley for almost a year. During that time, our son has gone from below average to exceeding expectations. He’s more confident and fluid in his reading and writing and continues to make excellent progress. Most importantly, Miss Shelley deals extremely well with our son’s periodic lack of focus. She manages to bring him “back” to the table with her techniques and patience. I would urge any parent whose child struggles with reading to jump on the opportunity to work with her. Miss Shelley appears to use just the right mix of tools in her lessons. Repeating the basics, introducing new concepts, some games to keep things interesting, and finally, some reading and writing. We are truly grateful for Miss Shelley and continue to look forward to working with her in the future.

-Vassiliki
Kate is a fantastic therapist and teacher and I highly recommend her services.

Kate worked with my 7-year-old son for a period of about 6 months, helping him not only with speech therapy but also with phonics and writing. During his time with Kate, he improved his speech annunciation, gained confidence and endurance in writing, and improved his skills in phonics. She always walked in with a huge smile on her face and brought an amazing energy to their session. Kate did a great job guiding a child who doesn’t like to sit still through an hour-long lesson, always ending with a game or a fun activity. My little guy looked forward to his time spent with Kate and never complained that she was coming, which is a huge help to a parent. She was always punctual and super professional.

- Jennifer, mother of Joseph
Rebecca has been wonderful for Ezra.

Rebecca is punctual, professional, and prepared each week she came with fresh materials. She was very interactive with board games and with visuals/videos/ & audio recordings Ezra looked forward to his time with her and really felt challenged, in a positive way (he’s very bright and picks things up quickly, so he tends to get bored easily). Rebecca kept him on his toes and mixed things up enough to maintain his interest all the while progressing his development. With Rebecca’s guidance and encouragement, we are very happy with Ezra’s progress!

- April & Barry
I noticed that my son had difficulties with food since he was 1 year old.

Everybody I talked to (even my pediatrician) told me that I was worrying for nothing and that he was only a picky eater. I always felt that it was more than that. After fighting over and over and trying out every little trick or piece of advice I could find I finally decided to get him evaluated at NYU when he was 5. It turned out that my son had sensory issues when swallowing. They recommended feeding therapy. I reached out to Craig who put me in contact with an amazing person Christina R. Christina has a tremendous experience and is incredibly gentle and patient with kids. She connected right away with my kid (and with us!) and started to help him through play and positive reinforcement. She immediately understood my sensitive son and found her way through him, helping him to become more confident and to change his perception of food and mealtime into something positive. She also helped me with my struggles. Always here for me and my family. Each time I was lost and didn’t know how to react I would text her and she would answer me right away, texting me or calling me back with the best advice or tips, or just to reassure me and tell me that I was doing great. Christina has been incredible and helped my family and especially my little boy who is now comfortable with a lot of different food but most importantly he is not afraid to try new things and enjoys mealtime. Today was time for our family to say goodbye to Christina as her work with us was over. It was bitter-sweet. I was so happy that my little boy overcame his issues and fear but I was really sad to have to let Christina go. She feels like part of our family and we will definitely miss her. If your kid is struggling with food, I highly recommend you to ask for Christina, she is just terrific and I have no doubt she will bring you the help you need.

 

Many thanks.

 

Sincerely

-Julie & Greg
We hired Natalie for summer bridge math tutoring for our son.

Natalie was great. She was punctual, friendly, and quickly put our son at ease. We asked her to work on reinforcement of the math concepts our son just finished in 5th grade and she was very knowledgeable of the grade-level material. From my observations, she helped him understand the math concepts better. She worked with us on scheduling around conflicts and was very flexible in schedule sessions so he wouldn’t have too much time between sessions. Overall, we were pleased with Natalie and her work with our son. Would certainly recommend her to others and request her services again.

-Robert G.
We are very lucky. our son, Logan, has been working with Cathy for just over a year now.

Logan’s twin sister, Audrey, has had the pleasure of Cathy’s care for a slightly shorter time than that. Through the last year, we have noticed a definite improvement in all areas of the twin’s communication skills including verbal comprehensibility, aural comprehension, and overall learning skills including reading. Some of this can be marked back to inherent developmental growth and change in schools, but a large part we believe to be due to Cathy’s good work. The twins worked with another SLP for years and, although a wonderful person and therapist in her own right, her play-based approach often made improvement in the kids hard to gauge. Cathy's approach is much more traditionally pedagogic and started with her conducting many diagnostic tests to get a clearer baseline to read/picture of the kid's abilities and issues. From there, she developed a very well-reasoned course of therapy for both Audrey and Logan and they continue to benefit from Cathy’s skills and experience. Beyond her obvious professional expertise, Cathy has proven to be a kind and caring therapist and has extended herself when asked to participate in team meetings with our son's school. Cathy has also referred us most recently to an OT that we are beyond happy with, further proving her commitment to the overall well-being of her students. In summary, we consider ourselves very lucky to be working with an SLP of Cathy’s professional expertise and personal quality.

-Toni & Tim
Thanks to Manhattan Letters, we found Colleen.

Colleen has made a huge difference in our daughter, Sophie’s ability to read and write. Sophie (8years old) has dyslexia and has struggled for years with reading. Thanks to Colleen she has learned invaluable ways to decode and break down words, making it much easier for Sophie to read. Not only has Sophie’s reading abilities improved but so has her self-esteem. Colleen is patient, reliable, thoughtful, dedicated and we will cherish her help with Sophie always.

-Joanne F.
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We are incredibly grateful to Kristi and to Manhattan Letters.

Kristi is a truly outstanding speech therapist. She clicked instantly with our son Hugh and delivered almost immediate results. Other therapists fumbled as they tried to connect with our boy; it was maddening and frustrating. But Kristi skillfully tapped into Hugh’s potential and brought out his very best week after week. Watching Kristi work with our son filled us with hope and optimism about his future. Kristi understood our goals for our son and implemented a smart, holistic approach. Instead of teaching rote phrases, Kristi saw the big picture. She pushed our son to relate and really communicate with others. Kristi carefully planned her sessions with Hugh but also showed great flexibility and creativity at times in order to maximize every minute she spent with our boy.

 

Kind regards,

-John & Lesley
Joanne has been working with my seven-year-old son for a year now, and not only has she helped with his reading ability, but she is wonderful for his self-esteem as well.

She is very positive and has boundless energy, both for my son and for me. She is very responsive and takes the time to discuss my son’s progress, new ideas, or any concerns I might have. I really appreciate the role she has in my son’s life.

-F.R.
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Just want to say, Craig and his team are amazing!

Great listeners, smart, and sensitive, and respectful of children. We could not be happier with our daughter’s progress and her new confidence. Of all the therapists/professionals we’ve met, both through EI and private, I trust the folks at Manhattan Letters the most. I highly recommend Suzanne as a speech therapist. My daughter is very sensitive and prone to anxiety; Suzanne was both in tune with Rose’s emotions and skilled at keeping the sessions focused. To me, this is no small feat with a 3-year-old. Suzanne always came prepared with a game to play, a project (such as arts and crafts, cooking) or a book, or a combination of these activities. She worked with Rose on a variety of language issues, as well as making choices, taking turns, listening. She used a visual (picture) schedule each time which seemed to help Rose feel more organized and in control. This was before Rose was in school, and it was with Suzanne that Rose learned to read a schedule. In addition, Suzanne was exceptional at communicating with us as parents. She actually listened to our concerns and addressed them head-on. We have had our share of therapists, and have found that this is not something you can take for granted. Suzanne is attentive, sympathetic, and dedicated, fun, kind, and knowledgeable. She challenges the child at the right level not too easy, not too hard. I highly, highly recommend Suzanne.

- Margaret (Rose, 3, Harry, 13)
Alexa has been an enthusiastic, reliable, well-prepared, and caring teacher for our 6-year-old daughter.

She has been able to improve and increase our daughter’s confidence lesson by lesson with patience and competence; through varied and productive didactic practice. Alexa has engaged our daughter in several activities that always kept her motivated and eager to learn literacy. My wife and I, both of us are educators, feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to observe Alexa’s pedagogical skills. Alexa has had a big impact on our daughter’s literacy growth. Thank you Manhattan Letters!

- Mario Costa
Bilingual Expert.

We had Suzanne, speech therapist, perform a mini-evaluation on our son and we had such a good experience with her that I feel compelled to share my impressions. At first, I must admit I was a bit apprehensive about having someone come into our home to evaluate our son. He is very active and, like any toddler, can be extremely suspicious of strangers so I wasn’t sure how this was going to work. When Suzanne entered our apartment with her big bag of toys, my partner and I were immediately put at ease. She has a warm yet confident way about her and she obviously loves working with children, which is the key to my son’s heart. Additionally, Suzanne is very knowledgeable about speech-language pathology with young children, particularly with bilingual children. Suzanne is very professional and methodical. She played with our son while speaking with us and answering all of our questions. She was a pro. The experience with Suzanne was better than I could have imagined.

-Wendy
Any child would be fortunate to work with Kristine!

It is rare to find a tutor who exhibits the compassion and expertise for her job that Kristine does. She arrives at the front door with a smile on her face, loves her job and her calm and nurturing personality makes it easy for our son to want to work with her. Kristine has been successfully giving our son the tools he needs to find success in his classes. She structures her sessions to cater to his needs and keeps his interest for the full hour and sometimes more. Her post-session updates on his progress are extremely informative and helpful. Any child would be fortunate to work with Kristine!

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- Deirdre von Dornum
I have only good things to say.

Jane, a speech therapist referred to us by Manhattan Letters, was amazing. The way she brought toys to life to foster my son’s speech was perfect. It was really something that I and my husband could not offer to my son for a variety of reasons and my son's speech improved quickly with her recommended frequency. She also guided me with appropriate suggestions for how I could help in between sessions. He looked forward to her coming and was excited to see her when she stepped through our door.

- Liz, mom of Lucian
We could not have been happier with Lucia’s work!

Theo loved working with Lucia and looked forward to her sessions. He wasn’t fooled that it worked! She made it fun and enjoyable, so he liked learning through play with her. We cannot believe the difference in his speech! He now talks non-stop and reached age-appropriate levels in a matter of months! I always felt that Lucia really cared about Theo’s learning and it wasn’t just a paycheck for her. You have a great therapist in Lucia, and we are so happy we decided to pursue private speech through your company.

- Liz, mother of Theo
The staff is friendly and professional.

My experience with Manhattan Letters was amazing from start to finish. Everyone was very attentive and accommodating in trying to schedule evaluations and therapy sessions. The staff is friendly and professional. I highly recommend Manhattan Letters to any parent in need of services for their child.

- Kim, mother of Ethan
We are so pleased with Susan’s work with our 8-year-old daughter!

Manhattan Letters was highly recommended by our neuropsychologist, and Craig connected us with Susan, who has been working with our daughter for the past year. We feel lucky to have someone who is truly an expert with our daughter’s expressive and receptive language issues. Susan makes the sessions interesting and playful using a range of games and activities. She is warm, patient, and thoughtful. We appreciate the extra time and effort she has taken to connect with our daughter’s school teachers to gain more insight and help support everyone’s efforts. Most of all, we are excited about the impressive progress our daughter has made and highly recommend Susan as an extremely skilled speech and language therapist.

- Mark & Mary
An advocate for special needs children through and through, and amazing in her dedication and practice.

Cassie is a reading specialist who has worked one on one with our 6-year-old son for the last 9 months (Aug 2016-May 2017). Our son brings challenging avoidance behaviors and impulsivity to their sessions. Cassie uses the Orton-Gillingham approach and improvises with clever multi-sensory ideas to engage him. Through practice, she learned that if she uses gentle squeezes on his arm corresponding to syllables/letter sounds, it allows him to stay engaged. She is always very flexible, while firm, and creative in adjusting or rearranging tasks based on his needs and attention level. She makes a point of creating success for her students and having the session ended on a positive note. He has made incredible progress in his phonology and reading, which he then applies in school, using the specific tools Cassie has taught him. He loves reading and is very proud of his skills. She has provided detailed reports after each session, along with strategies and activities to practice. She is an advocate for special needs children through and through, and amazing in her dedication and practice.

- Emily, mother
FANTASTIC!

Danya was fantastic. Consistent, dedicated, and reliable. She has a hectic schedule, I realize, and I appreciated what feedback she could offer. Thank you for being such a great resource.

- JB
I cannot tell you how lucky I feel to have found Amy

Someone recommended Amy after my daughter’s first speech therapist decided she needed a little more help than she could provide. Needless to say, Amy swooped in and literally made everything better. She was down-to-earth, extremely reliable, and more than competent. The little girl who used to cry because she didn’t talk well, now won’t shut up. Now her speech and pronunciation are just where they should be along with her confidence. And she misses Amy a lot. We are all so grateful for her care and support.

- CJ W.
We were referred to Manhattan Letters by our daughter’s school, Quad Prep, which serves twice-exceptional children.

After talking to Nicole about our daughter, she recommended we work with Alina, who was an absolute GEM. Alina knew just how to work with our daughter, who has ADHD and didn’t always feel like focusing on the task at hand. Alina brought incredible energy, creativity, intelligence, and compassion to their every interaction, and as a result, our daughter made incredible progress in a few short months. We are so grateful to Alina and will genuinely miss the chance to see her every week!

- Amanda H.
Paige was incredible and so talented. She had awesome activities to keep my girls engaged.

They both saw other speech therapists prior to Paige and she was far and above anyone else we’ve worked with. Really knowledgeable, fun, and creative. We loved her!

- R P
We really loved working with Alina, she is so fantastic.

She was patient and very clear in her speech plan for my son and executed it all perfectly. And it all transitioned so well to Zoom! I will definitely be back in touch for services for our other child after the summer break.

- Kayne E
I cannot tell you how lucky I feel to have found Amy.

Someone recommended Amy after my daughter’s first speech therapist decided she needed a little more help than she could provide. Needless to say, Amy swooped in and literally made everything better. She was down-to-earth, extremely reliable, and more than competent. The little girl who used to cry because she didn’t talk well, now won’t shut up. Now her speech and pronunciation are just where they should be along with her confidence. And she misses Amy a lot. We are all so grateful for her care and support.

- Ashley
Wonderful Experience.

Suzanne worked with our 4-year old son for several months on fluency and pronunciation issues. He made remarkable progress with her and we were extremely pleased with Suzanne’s professionalism, warmth, knowledge, and attentiveness. Our son soon learned to love and look forward to her visits and she was extremely thorough in working with us to explain the process and go through our questions. We wholeheartedly recommend her.

- Rayna
My daughter loved working with Ericka and she looked forward to reading/playing with her every week.

Ana’s speech has improved a great deal over the year she has spent working with her. She learned to pronounce her words and speak slowly. Ericka was great at making the lessons fun and encouraging her to ask questions. We are so happy we found Manhattan Letters! We talked about revisiting Ericka if we feel she may need some extra help in the future.

- Alexandra, mother of Ana
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Amy to other families.

We had a terrific experience. My twin boys Max and Teddy (3 in October) just finished eight months of speech therapy with Amy. Amy was terrific. The boys progressed so much over the past eight months that they were discharged far sooner than I could have anticipated. They also loved her visits, which was really just an added bonus. I also very much appreciated that Amy was sensitive to our needs and discharged the boys when she knew they were ready. I m sure that's a tough call to make but in tighter financial times it’s good to know that someone will be candid about the need for her services. That meant a lot.

- Anne Sperling
We are so pleased with Susan’s work with our 8-year-old daughter!

Manhattan Letters was highly recommended by our neuropsychologist, and Craig connected us with Susan, who has been working with our daughter for the past year. We feel lucky to have someone who is truly an expert with our daughter’s expressive and receptive language issues. Susan makes the sessions interesting and playful using a range of games and activities. She is warm, patient, and thoughtful. We appreciate the extra time and effort she has taken to connect with our daughter’s school teachers to gain more insight and help support everyone’s efforts. Most of all, we are excited about the impressive progress our daughter has made and highly recommend Susan as an extremely skilled speech and language therapist.

- Mark & Mary
Allison has been an invaluable resource to me.

Allison is incredible! In the year and a half that she has been working with our daughter, there has been noticeable and sustained improvement in my daughter’s expressive speech. Allison has such a lovely connection with our 6-year-old and always has activities planned for the session that is engaging and fun for Bertie. Allison has been an invaluable resource to me, taking the time to talk about the work she is doing with Bertie and offering ideas for how to support Bertie’s speech at home and at school. She is truly an exceptional therapist.

- Susie, mother of Bertie
I worked with Alina to enhance my pronunciation, tone, and pacing while communicating socially and in a work environment.

She was great to work with and clear about goals and learning objectives. The improvement from day 1 has been tremendous!

- Travis R
Vera was truly an amazing therapist and really helped our son with all his articulation issues.

She was enthusiastic, organized, thoughtful, and creative when it came to teaching him, and he looked forward to their lessons every week. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for a therapist.

- Jo L.
We were extremely happy with Kristen and all she has done for our son.

My baby went from speaking 30 words 9 months ago to yapping away and having vigorous conversations. We will be forever grateful for Kristen and all she has done for our son and our family!!

- Ella B.
Cathy has been excellent with us and our son. We will sorely miss her.

He has improved significantly with Cathy’s help. Cathy was a true partner with us, especially as we pursued additional help through our son’s school system.

- Enrico B.
She was professional, punctual, warm, and friendly!

We are extremely happy with the service Cari S. She was professional, punctual, warm, and friendly! My son loved her, and we saw great progress during the time she was with us! Thank you for all your help.

- Heather Capasso
Paula was unbelievable!

She was amazing and connected fantastically well with our daughter. Paula really helped her achieve incredible progress.

- Nick B
Sydney was great!

Our son was sad to end his sessions with her, which says a lot. We appreciated her honest assessment of his skill level, and he now has materials to self-monitor and practice. Thank you!

- Alicia P.
“She was great!

Alexandra and my son worked together very well.”

- Nicole B.

Author of a parenting blog- The Daily Beast
New Book: Didn't I Feed You Yesterday (I was mentioned!)

We were absolutely DELIGHTED with Marsha’s services.

She was wonderful. We found her to be kind, fun, engaging, very knowledgeable. She provided us with clear instructions and additional written handouts each week. She engaged our son with different techniques and toys and showed us how to use her techniques when we were interacting with him. I actually just texted her on Saturday – Our son finally said “more” – one of the target words we had been working on with her. It was a total joy to hear, and I had to share it with her – she wrote back immediately to congratulate us. I am so appreciative of her expertise and wish we could have seen her for longer. I recommended her to another family in our neighborhood who is looking for a speech therapist.

- Lily A.
Our daughter made a ton of progress in the short time she was seeing Rachel.

Rachel is a great teacher and was also patient and kind. She made the sessions fun and my daughter, who abhors homework, actually looked forward to them. Her time with Rachel was incredibly helpful! And Manhattan Letters was very responsive and helpful in matching us with a tutor quickly and effectively. Highly recommend.

- Betsy Bradford
Madeline was terrific!

Thank you for your help and I wish you and Madeline continued success.

- Christina Zlatopolsky
Alina was amazing and a delight to work with, very accommodating and punctual, and she communicated wonderfully!

Our daughter loved working with her and has made wonderful progress! We are so grateful to have had Alina helping our daughter!

- Kuta Hinds
Alina was WONDERFUL!

Very grateful for her skills and warmth.

- Anna Solomon
We were so happy with Carly and actually sad that it ended.

I would recommend her to everyone!

- Kelly Chiusano
It was great working with Manhattan Letters.

We contacted a number of tutors through the service and ultimately found the one who best met the needs of our son. Katie was terrific. We saw significant improvement in our son’s reading skills, and more importantly, saw his confidence blossom under her guidance. Thank you Highly, Katie and Manhattan Letters.

- Elizabeth Crowell
I highly recommend you

I would like to thank you, Craig, for the wonderful work you are doing with my daughter Rivka. When you started, she was not eating much- just cheese and crackers and most of her caloric intake was from the formula. As of today (six months later) she eats so much more solid food and eats a more diverse diet. Craig, your approach is very gentle and Rivka has liked you from the start.

- Celeste Boston

Gretchen was amazing and our daughter’s reading and writing really improved while working with her.

- Rebeca M
Rachel was my son’s tutor for almost 2 years.

His improvements we truly remarkable. Rachel is patient and knowledgeable and my son was always motivated to work with her.

- A BK C.
Dara was fantastic!

She was so personable and my son loved her! We have moved, but would have continued with her had we stayed in the city.

- Ginger S.
Two Thumbs Up!

We are so grateful to Craig. He has worked with our son, Max, for over a year with his speech delay. Max’s progress with Craig has been phenomenal to the point where, going into kindergarten in September, Max will no longer be needing speech services! Craig has been very thoughtful in tailoring the program to meet Max’s needs and finding ways to inspire him. We’re so grateful we found him.

- Irene and Julie, mothers of Max
I highly recommend Manhattan Letters and Craig for speech therapy services

My son is 2.5 years old and has been working with Craig for about 6 months. Craig is amazing with my son; he is always prepared and changes each treatment session to address the needs of my son. Craig has a great approach using play to elicit words, phrases, and sentences. At this point, my son is now saying 3-word sentences and each week he shows improvement. He is always excited to see Craig for his weekly sessions. In addition, it is convenient that Craig comes to our home to perform his treatment sessions.

- Jaclyn, mom of Kenny

PROFESSIONAL TESTIMONIALS

I am a speech-language pathologist who has been working with Craig since 2003. We worked together at an early intervention center in Queens and have also teamed up to provide treatment for children in their homes. Craig is knowledgeable and enthusiastic when working with children. He takes time to establish a rapport with each child and their family. Craig uses therapeutic approaches that are child-specific, addressing the individual needs of each child. Craig is a wealth of information for parents. He provides them with an understanding of language development and teaches parents effective techniques to use outside of therapy sessions that can be incorporated into everyday routines.

- Tara Ruggiero M.S. CCC-SLP, Bilingual Speech Language Therapist

I have worked with Craig for the past 5 years and I have valued Craig’s recommendations and intervention strategies. His warmth coupled with his professionalism makes Craig a one-of-a-kind speech specialist. Craig has always kept himself up to date with state-of-the-art research and interventions. Every time I am assigned to a team that includes Craig, it gives me a unique relief. I tell myself, We are in good hands!

- Marilina Rufino, ABA (Verbal Behavior) Therapist, Coordinator, Ph.D. psychology candidate.

Craig knows so many ways to help children to improve their skills. He is warm-hearted & practical, and his dedication to his field and craft is admirable. I highly recommend his services!

Dr. Larry Hess, neuropsychologist

ADDITIONAL MANHATTAN LETTERS TESTIMONIALS

Craig at Manhattan Learning has been working with our son for the last 9 months since he turned 2. Our son not only adores him and has a great time at every session, but his speech has improved immensely over time. He has learned so much from Craig. Like most toddlers, our son has a very short attention span and is pretty stubborn, but Craig has an easy time dealing with this and always has resources to keep his attention. We couldn’t be happier with our experience with Manhattan Learning!

- Teresa L.

I HIGHLY recommend Craig Selinger as a speech therapist. He has worked with my son Ethan for nearly 18 months now and has helped Ethan make amazing progress – in speech, joint attention, social skills, and much more. Craig has also been an invaluable resource to our family in researching and recommending various types of therapies for Ethan’s specific needs. He answers all of my questions and takes the time to explain everything he is working on with Ethan. He is punctual, professional, and – most importantly – my son loves him. He runs to the door to greet him and talks about the session after he leaves. We were so lucky to find Craig when we were researching therapists. We highly recommend him!

- Jennifer M.

I worked with Alina to enhance my pronunciation, tone, and pacing while communicating socially and in a work environment. She was great to work with and clear about goals and learning objectives. The improvement from day 1 has been tremendous!

- Travis R.

Vera was truly an amazing therapist and really helped our son with all his articulation issues. She was enthusiastic, organized, thoughtful, and creative when it came to teaching him, and he looked forward to their lessons every week. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for a therapist.

- Jo L.

Paula was unbelievable!  She was amazing and connected fantastically well with our daughter. Paula really helped her achieve incredible progress.

- Nick B.

Sydney was great! Our son was sad to end his sessions with her, which says a lot. We appreciated her honest assessment of his skill level, and he now has materials to self-monitor and practice. Thank you!

- Alicia P.

We hired Natalie for summer bridge math tutoring for our son. Natalie was great. She was punctual, friendly, and quickly put our son at ease. We asked her to work on reinforcement of the math concepts our son just finished in 5th grade and she was very knowledgeable of the grade-level material. From my observations, she helped him understand the math concepts better. She worked with us on scheduling around conflicts and was very flexible in schedule sessions so he wouldn’t have too much time between sessions. Overall, we were pleased with Natalie and her work with our son. Would certainly recommend her to others and request her services again.

- Roberto G

“She was great! Alexandra and my son worked together very well.”

- Nicole B.

My son made progress and responded well to Theo.  The convenience of home visits and scheduling was also great.  If we need to revisit anything in the future, we’ll be sure to go back to Manhattan Letters.

- Tamar K

We were absolutely DELIGHTED with Marsha’s services. She was wonderful. We found her to be kind, fun, engaging, very knowledgeable. She provided us with clear instructions and additional written handouts each week. She engaged our son with different techniques and toys and showed us how to use her techniques when we were interacting with him. I actually just texted her on Saturday – Our son finally said “more” – one of the target words we had been working on with her. It was a total joy to hear, and I had to share it with her – she wrote back immediately to congratulate us. I am so appreciative of her expertise and wish we could have seen her for longer. I recommended her to another family in our neighborhood who is looking for a speech therapist.

- Lily A

Marsha’s holistic approach to treating our son has improved his speech and communication in ways, we feel, could not have been achieved through more traditional approaches that we suspect are standard practice for most speech pathologists assigned by the Department of Education system through CPSE.

Marsha’s work with our son led to his receiving evaluation and treatment for Sensory Processing Disorder – She noticed that some types of play he engaged in seemed to point to excessive sensory seeking. As a result of Marsha’s play-based approach, his imaginary play skills, as well as his problem-solving capabilities, have improved by a mile. We see that he is happier, and more at ease in the world. We as his parents are now more in touch with who he is, and how he is developing, and we feel well equipped to help him succeed in his life going forward. We are so grateful for Marsha’s generosity of time and care with our son, and to Brooklyn Letters for helping us find the support he needed at a time when we felt he was being left behind. I wish more parents had the opportunity to use your services.

- Sarah S

We love Jessica! She’s so professional and is very sweet and nice to our son. She always comes prepared and brings additional materials that we could use afterward at home for continuous improvement. She helped our son not just with his speech, but also with his social and playing skills too. We really like her a lot!

- Gel M.