Our team of approximately 50+ NY State licensed speech language therapists, listed below, travel to your Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk), or New Jersey (Clark, Cranford, Westfield, Rahway, Union) home or child’s school. Please read more about our rates and policies before contacting us. Feel free to directly email any speech language therapist listed below, or contact Craig directly at 347-394-3485 & craig@brooklynletters.com (immediate response) with any speech therapy, language, feeding, and/or professional question. Check out Craig’s bio. and our testimonials. We also offer telepractice or internet online speech therapy services.

Our Licensed Speech & Language Therapists’ qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree in speech language pathology
  • New York State and national certification
  • PROMPT training
  • We offer bilingual services (Spanish, Farsi, Russian, Polish, Korean, Mandarin, & Italian).

SPEECH, LANGUAGE, FEEDING THERAPY

We are experienced to treat babies to adults with a variety of speech language difficulties, including articulation/enunciation difficulties (e.g lisp, tongue thrust, and/or difficulty saying sounds, and more), speech delay (including apraxia, oral motor difficulties, cleft palate), late talkers/expressive and receptive language delay (including multilingual homes), autism spectrum, e.g. Asperger’s, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD-NOS), social language delays, disfluency (stuttering), and feeding delays (including picky eaters, oral motor delays, medically fragile).

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PROFESSIONAL SPEECH, LANGUAGE, LITERACY, COMMUNICATION, & FEEDING SERVICES

We are like the Olympic coaches of language arts; we specialize in the complete literacy remediation package: reading, writing, speaking, and listening services for preschoolers to adults. We are experienced with the following, expressive and receptive language disorders (language processing), executive functioning issues, autism spectrum, e.g. Asperger’s, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD-NOS), central auditory processing disorder, language based learning disabilities (e.g. dyslexia), reading comprehension difficulties, and expressive writing disorders.

We bring activities, materials, and/or toys to your Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk), or New Jersey (Clark, Cranford, Westfield, Rahway, Union) home. Do you want us to provide you and your child with “homework” and/or carry-over activities? No problem! Parents and their children who actively engage in the educational/therapeutic process, typically see more progress. For those parents who are unable to be present during ongoing sessions, we will contact you during our business hours to discuss with you how your child is progressing.

We travel to your home New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island), Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk), and sections of New Jersey close to Manhattan. We also provide telepractice or internet online speech therapy.Please note that for insurance purposes, there’s a modifier CPT code, 95, for telepractice support.

We DON’T accept the following: in-network insurance (see below for more information), Early Intervention, Board of Ed. (CPSE, CSE, RSA’s), Medicare, etc. Out-of-network means that we don’t accept insurance. You pay us directly on a weekly basis, and we provide you with a monthly out-of-network receipt. It’s your responsibility to submit this invoice to your insurance company for reimbursement- scroll down to read more about insurance reimbursement codes.

TRAVEL TIME IS INCLUDED WITH THESE RATES!

Manhattan rates
Speech Language Feeding Therapy Rates

  • $155-$175 for 60 minutes

  • $135-$150 for 45 minutes

  • $105-$115 for 30 minutes

*Higher rates reserved for our most experienced speech-language therapists such as Cathy E. & Susan M., each accumulating nearly 25 years of experience.

THE SPEECH, LANGUAGE, & COMMUNICATION TEAM, AKA “THE FAMILY.”

MANHATTAN STAFF

DR. AVINASH M.

PHD CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Dr. Avinash M. is an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Connecticut. He has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University and Hunter College, City University of New York. He is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and maintains his Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Avi obtained his Ph.D. (2017) from Columbia University, M.S. (2012) from Northwestern University, and B.A. (2010) from the University of Iowa.

 

Avi has worked clinically in several settings including: acute-care/inpatient, outpatient, early intervention, private-practice, and academic medical centers. He has evaluated and treated patients presenting with a range of etiologies that have impacted feeding/swallowing (dysphagia), voice, motor speech, fluency, language, articulation, and augmentative/alternative communication (AAC).

 

Avi is an active clinical research and has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences. His research interests include the development of evidence-based evaluation and treatment protocols targeting the continuum of airway protection in individuals with dysphagia and dystussia.

 

LOCATION: Manhattan; Upper West Side, Lower West Side, Upper East Side, Lower East Side. Case-by-Case basis. Areas in close proximity to the 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, F, N, Q, R.
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual and Group Therapy, Consultations, Evaluations
EXPERTISE: Feeding/swallowing, voice, fluency, articulation, phonology, motor speech, receptive/expressive language, literacy.
AGES: Birth – 21 years

CATHY E.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Cathy received her masters from the University of Portland and is a New York licensed speech-language pathologist who has worked with babies to adolescents for nearly 25 years.She has worked in all types of environments from early intervention, preschools and elementary schools to private practice. She is excited about helping young children to adolescents achieve their full learning potential. She is experienced in working with a variety of speech and language disorders and delays including: late talkers, articulation/enunciation problems including apraxia and oral motor difficulties, language processing issues, reading and writing remediation, stuttering, autism spectrum, feeding delay, hearing impairment, and augmentative communication. She understands how these delays treated early on in development can later help develop social and academic competence. For school age children, Cathy incorporates each student’s curriculum into the language therapy session, so they can improve their vocabulary and grammatical development, listening and reading comprehension, expressive writing skills, organizational skills and more!

LOCATION: Manhattan & Queens (near Astoria)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Speech, language, feeding, stuttering, and specialized literacy remediation.
AGES: Birth through adults.

REVIEWS

SARA S.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Sara is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD).She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Sara completed her Master’s of Science in bilingual Speech-Language Pathology at Teachers College, Columbia University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and Community Health from Tufts University. She is trained in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets). Sara currently provides therapy in both private, home-based settings and with a diverse population of elementary, school-age students through the New York City Department of Education.

Previously, she worked at a private speech and language therapy center where she assessed and treated toddlers, preschoolers through young adults. Sara has experience with evaluating and facilitating the development of various speech-language delays and disorders, including expressive and receptive language, reading comprehension, auditory processing, phonology and articulation, executive functioning and pragmatic language. Sara strongly believes in a holistic approach by targeting areas of needs, collaborating with parents and related professionals, and equipping her clients with strategies to promote progress and increase independence with academic work in a nurturing environment.

LOCATION: Manhattan home visits (East Village, Union Square, Gramercy, Murray Hill, Midtown East, Upper East Side, Soho, Midtown, Chelsea, and West Village)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Expressive/Receptive Language Delays, Phonology, Articulation, Literacy (phonics and comprehension), Narrative Development, Pragmatic/Social Skills
AGES: Infants through adults

MARY B.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Mary graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communicative Disorders. She received her Master’s of Science degree in Speech Pathology from Boston University. She is certified by the state of New York and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Associate (ASHA). She is also a level one PROMPT trained therapist. Mary has spent the majority of her career working with the pediatric population in private practices or in-home as a private speech and language pathologist. Her career has afforded her previous opportunities to work with children and adults of all ages and disabilities in Boston, Los Angeles, and abroad in Kuwait. Her therapy emphasis has been in the areas of articulation, processing disorders, language development, social-pragmatic skills, and fluency. She also has experience developing and running toddler/parent groups, social skills groups and giving parent workshops. She believes strongly in educating parents to become facilitators of their children’s skills at home and using a playful, child-centered approach to connect with children.

Mary is an energetic and enthusiastic professional who enjoys helping people and improving others’ lives. She forms relationships easily and always has the patients’ and families’ needs foremost in her mind.

LOCATION: Manhattan: Union Square, TriBeCa, Chelsea, Battery Park, Financial District, SOHO, East Village. Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, speech-language evaluations, parent consultations, parent trainings
EXPERTISE: Early language development, articulation and phonology, Speech-language delays, Receptive/Expressive language delays, auditory processing, language processing, and social-pragmatic language skills.
AGES: Infants through 21 years of age

VERA

MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Véra is a bilingual (Russian/English) New York State licensed speech-language pathologist with over a decade’s experience working with babies to adults. She holds an M.S. in Communication Sciences from CUNY’s Hunter College and a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Véra is trained and experienced in the Orton Gillingham approach to literacy. She has worked internationally with kids of all ages and backgrounds, targeting various skillsets and special needs. Working in all types of environments –  from hospitals, early intervention, and schools, to private practice home care – Véra’s experience includes assessing, evaluating, and facilitating the development of phonology/articulation, receptive/expressive language, literacy, executive function and pragmatic language skills. She has worked with learning disabilities, language disorders, executive function disorders, ADHD and numerous other academic, cognitive, and behavioral obstacles. Véra currently provides therapy to a diverse population of students (preschool – highschool), in both schools and private, home-based settings. Understanding that learning is most salient when a pupil is having fun, her individualized approach and customized sessions meet each student’s specific needs. Véra practices a holistic approach that values collaboration with parents, caregivers, and related professionals. This team effort creates a nurturing, supported environment in which a pupil can better assimilate and carry over what they’ve learned, to thrive as they progress independently. Sharing her experience as a professional public speaker at a major broadcasting company helps Véra instill confidence, focus, and effective communication in her students.

LOCATION: Manhattan

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultations

AGES: All Ages

AMANDA F.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Amanda is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Amanda completed her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at New York University and her B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Loyola University Maryland. Amanda is currently a full-time speech therapist for the NYC Department of Education, providing therapy for a culturally diverse population of elementary and preschool-age students. Before this, she worked for a rehabilitation and childhood clinic, where she assessed and treated toddlers, children, and adults in a clinic and home-based settings. Amanda is proficient in the use of standardized and dynamic assessment procedures to evaluate speech-language skills and develop individualized treatment plans. She has experience treating a variety of delays/disorders, including expressive-receptive language impairment/disorder, language-based learning difficulties, Auditory Processing Disorder, hearing impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorders, articulation and phonological impairments, Emotional Disturbance, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, fluency (stuttering), and voice disorders.

As a school-based therapist, Amanda has worked extensively on treating literacy-based difficulties, including decoding and reading comprehension, from Pre-K through high school. She has formally trained in Orton-Gillingham based reading intervention programs and is skilled in providing therapy that bridges traditional phonics instruction with phonemic awareness, a foundation skill essential for developing strong readers.

Amanda firmly believes in using personal interests and child’s strengths to plan therapy that is a motivating, engaging, and meaningful experiences for her clients. She loves collaborating with caregivers and professionals to share knowledge and promote successful carryover across all aspects of life, beyond therapy. 

LOCATION: Manhattan (midtown and lower areas)

TYPE OF SERVICE: Individual and small-group therapy, speech-language evaluations, parent consultation

EXPERTISE: Expressive-Receptive Language, Phonology, Articulation, Literacy, Auditory Processing, Pragmatic/Social Skills

AGES: Toddler, Preschool, School-Age

ROSEMARIE (ROSEY) O.

MA, CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Rosemarie (Rosey) O., MA, CCC-SLP is an experienced speech language pathologist whose passion for play based therapy fuels her work with a diverse population. After graduating from Queens College with her masters in speech-language pathology, Rosey worked with children in District 75 (of the New York Department of Education,) private clinics and the Early Intervention Program.  Rosey has experience working with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, receptive/expressive language delays, feeding disorders, phonological/articulation disorders, pragmatic delays, executive functioning and language-based learning disorders. Additionally, she works with adults who have Aphasia and dysarthria.  Her dedication to her clients and their families are bolstered by her contribution to clinical research and remaining up-to-date in research-based methodologies. Furthermore, she is pursuing a professional certificate in the DIR-FCD model. The DIR-FCD (Developmental Individual differences Relationship-based -Foundational Capacities for Development) model builds upon establishing relationships and engagement in children at any point in development with a strong focus on incorporating and educating caregivers. Finally, As a certified Kids Yoga teacher, Rosey is able to bring a unique perspective to speech and language therapy, creating holistic treatment that focuses on the child as whole.  Rosey is committed to understanding each child’s individual differences so she can help them grow.

LOCATION: Brooklyn & Manhattan
AGES: All ages
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultation

SUSAN M.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSHH, SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPIST

Susan is a highly experienced speech-language pathologist with over 20 years in the field, and she prides herself on providing very personalized services which incorporate each student’s unique interests, and each family’s style. Susan received an M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a B.A. Degree cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is licensed by New York State, and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and certification as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH) from New York State. She is PROMPT trained, Level 1; and has actively pursued other ongoing clinical training throughout her career. Prior to being in private practice, Susan worked in hospital, school and rehabilitation settings. She was a speech-language pathologist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she saw children of all ages with very varied speech, language and hearing disorders. At Einstein she served on the well-known Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Team (CERC) at the Rose F. Kennedy Center; and also treated adults with neurological disorders (strokes, head trauma) and voice problems; lectured to medical students on speech and language disorders in children and adults; and taught students from Stern College.

In addition, she has always enjoyed training and mentoring, and has supervised numerous graduate students and many first year professionals (CFs) who are beginning in the field after receiving their Masters. Following her work at Einstein, Susan started and supervised the Speech Department at Special Sprouts Therapeutic Nursery in Park Slope. She evaluated and treated young children, supervised the speech staff, and provided parent training workshops. The approach at the school combined a nurturing, highly stimulating environment with skillful speech and language treatment, constant communication with parents, and a multi-disciplinary team collaboration. Susan has worked with students from many of the schools in lower Manhattan. She takes an eclectic approach to therapy, utilizing her vast knowledge to choose the most suitable methods for each student. She is warm and caring, and always aims to make learning fun.

TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, parent training, school consultations
EXPERTISE: Delayed language development, receptive and expressive language disorders, apraxia, auditory processing problems, writing skills difficulty, hearing impairment, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), hyperlexia, Asperger’s Syndrome, pragmatic (social language), oral-motor difficulty.
LOCATION: Manhattan : Greenwich Village, far West Village (“Meatpacking District”), Tribeca, Chelsea, North Battery Park. Sessions are in-home or at school.
Office-based sessions are also held on Mondays, in Greenwich Village. In addition, Great Neck, NY – limited times on Fridays.
AGES: Toddlers, 3-5 year olds, school age children, adolescents, and young adults

SHARON B.

MA, CCC- SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Sharon is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is certified as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Sharon completed her Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at CUNY Lehman. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from CUNY Brooklyn. She is extensively trained in delivering SDI (Social Development Intervention), a collaborative multisensory model helping children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder to improve their overall communication skills through the development of social pragmatics language skills. Sharon has also received extensive training in use of the Story Grammar Marker to facilitate language and writing development, as well as the Orton Gillingham approach for reading instruction.

She has worked with all ages including infants, toddlers, pre-school through middle school students, adults and geriatrics. Sharon has experience with the assessment of and intervention for speech-language delays and disorders, including expressive and receptive language, cognitive delays, reading comprehension, auditory processing, voice disorders (including hypernasality due to cleft palate), fluency disorders, writing difficulties, executive functioning, phonology and articulation, and pragmatic language use. Sharon has worked in adult home settings with adults and geriatrics with neuro-motor speech disorders secondary to traumatic brain injuries, strokes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinsonian Dementia. Sharon’s dynamic approach incorporates tools from her psychology background to develop a strong rapport with her clients and help them to identify any challenges that they may encounter throughout the therapeutic process. Therapy is geared towards individual learning styles, acknowledging the critical role of and collaboration with other related service providers and family members, and incorporates the strengths and interests of her clients.

LOCATION: Brooklyn (Marine Park, Midwood, Kensington, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Heights); Manhattan(Soho, Midtown, Upper West Side )
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Expressive/Receptive Language Delays, Phonology, Articulation/Intelligibility, Literacy (phonics and comprehension), Narrative/ Expository Discourse, Writing Organization, Pragmatic/Social Skills, Voice, Cognition (attention, memory, problem solving), sensory processing
AGES: Infants through adults

STEFANIE S.

MS, CCC- SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Stefanie, M.S. CCC-SLP is a New York State licensed speech language pathologist with over 15 years of experience working with the pediatric population.  She maintains certification in Speech-Language Pathology from the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and a certification as a Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH). She received her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Emerson College in Boston, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences from Indiana University.  Stefanie is level 1 PROMPT trained and has been trained in Sounds in Motion approach to literacy.

Over the years Stefanie has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, public and private schools, head start programs, specialized clinics and sensory gyms.  She has extensive experience assessing and treating clients with receptive/expressive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, auditory processing disorders, pre-literacy and literacy skills, and language learning difficulties.

Stefanie believes learning and teaching is an ongoing process.  She brings passion and enthusiasm to her work by regularly attending courses to stay updated on the most current therapeutic interventions, strategies, and ideas. Stefanie believes in a holistic approach that includes parents, caregivers, and teachers collaborating together to achieve success

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Park Slope, Carrol Gardens, Cobble Hill, Windsor Terrace, Boreum Hill, Prospect Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights Manhattan: Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Union Square, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, West Village
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, Speech/Language Evaluations, Parent Consultations.
EXPERTISE:  Expressive/Receptive speech language delays, articulation and phonological disorders, reading comprehension, social-pragmatic language skills, auditory processing, executive functioning skills, pre-literacy and literacy skills, Apraxia of Speech, early fluency, Oral motor and Myofunctional therapy, feeding and swallowing disorders
AGES: Toddlers through early adolescence.

HEE RA (KRISTINE) K.

M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD, TRILINGUAL (SPANISH & KOREAN) SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Hee Ra (Kristine) Kang, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD, ASHA certified, is a trilingual speech-language pathologist licensed in NY. She was born in South Korea and raised in Costa Rica (Pura Vida!); she speaks fluent English and Spanish, as well as proficient Korean. Her multicultural background gives her a unique vantage point to understand diverse populations. Kristine received her M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her B.A. Degree from Binghamton University. Kristine has experience working with the pediatric and school-age (K-8th grade) population including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, receptive and expressive language disorders, bilingualism, childhood apraxia of speech, articulation/phonological disorders, autism/PDD, and behavioral feeding disorders. Kristine has training in Recipe for Reading and Wilson Reading System, which both target phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, and sight word recognition via multisensory language instruction. She also has extensive experience providing comprehensive preschool and school-age speech-language evaluations. Kristine enjoys collaborating with other health professionals and families.

LOCATION: Manhattan: Upper East Side, Midtown East, Kips Bay, Gramercy Park. Queens: Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultations, speech-language evaluations
EXPERTISE: Speech, language, phonological awareness/pre-literacy skills
AGES: Preschool through early adolescence

LINDSAY M.

MA., CCC-SLP, TSSLD SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Lindsay is a New York State licensed speech language therapist. She graduated from Ithaca College with her license in teaching students with speech and language disabilities and received her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Hofstra University. She currently holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. For the past seven years, she has worked as a speech and language therapist at the secondary level in the New York City public schools. She has helped students with auditory and receptive language disorders, autism, ADHD, executive function issues, and other disorders understand their curriculum and learn reading, writing, study, and executive function skills. Lindsay has received additional training in areas such as selective mutism, vocabulary assessment and intervention, and working with students with hearing impairments. She has experience working with students of all age groups. Lindsay also has experience conducting language stimulation groups with children aged 2-5. She enjoys collaborating with other professionals as well as parents to help her clients achieve their goals.

LOCATION: Manhattan-Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown East/West, and downtown locations
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group therapy (2-3 children) speech language evaluations and parent consultations
EXPERTISE: language based disorders, literacy skills, vocabulary development as well as pragmatics and social skills
AGES: birth through adolescence

MINDIE L.

MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Mindie is a New York State licensed speech language therapist. She received a full academic scholarship from the New York City Department of Education to continue her graduate studies and later earned a Master’s of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from Hofstra University. Mindie holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, and she is a certified as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Mindie received additional training in areas such as aiding students with learning disabilities, preparing for high-stakes exams, and collaborating with parents to improve student outcomes. Mindie has also attended numerous continuing education seminars on a variety of topics, including intervention for Central Auditory processing Disorder (CAPD), improving pragmatic/social language skills in children, and vocabulary strategies and interventions to improve reading fluency.

Mindie is experienced working with children of all ages, and she is currently working for the New York City Department of Education. She evaluates and treats children and adolescents with language learning disabilities, such as reading and writing, and children on the autism spectrum. Mindie is passionate about understanding her client’s needs and creating individualized goals that allow for successful communication. She strongly believes in collaborating with parents and other professionals in order to help her client’s reach their full potential.

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultation, NY State Test prep
EXPERTISE: Language based disorders, autism spectrum disorders, literacy skills
AGES: Birth through high school

PAIGE B.

MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Paige is a New York State licensed Speech and Language Pathologist who is certified as a Teacher of Children with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) and has a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Paige attended Columbia University’s Teachers College where she received her Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology. She also attended University of Rochester where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Studio Arts.

Paige has gained experience providing speech and language services within a variety of settings. She completed her field work at SUNY Downstate’s Infant and Child Learning Center working with pre-school aged children, at the Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders at Columbia University treating school aged children, at The Shield Institute working with developmentally disabled adults, and at the Ryken Program at Xavarian High School in Bayridge Brooklyn treating male adolescents with learning disabilities.

In addition to providing private homebased treatment, Paige currently provides center based services at an EI (early intervention) program in East Harlem and at a Head Start school on the Lower East Side within an integrated classroom. She specializes in treating children with autism, specific language impairments, apraxia, feeding difficulties (e.g. picky eating), selective mutism, and other developmental delays and disabilities. Paige takes an interdisciplinary approach by collaborating with other specialists working with children on her caseload (e.g. Occupational Therapists, ABA Therapists, Developmental Psychologists, and Physical Therapists). Additionally, she is an active member of a quality assurance team with NYCIT (New York Center for Infants and Toddlers), making sure that the quality of paperwork of other SLPs is aligned with New York State standards.

Paige ensures evidence based practice when treating all of her clients. She individualizes therapy goals and techniques to address the unique needs of the children she works.  Paige provides speech therapy with a play-based approach by providing fun and motivating activities which keep children engaged and eager to learn. She values collaborating with families by providing speech and language strategies that can be carried over during day-to-day activities.  She is passionate about fostering speech and language development so that children are better able to communicate and socialize with their parents, siblings, and peers.

LOCATION: Brooklyn – Park Slope, South Slope, Gowanus, Carrol Gardens, Cobble Hill, Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn Heights, Clinton Hill, Fort Green, Boerum Hill, Flatbush, and Crown Heights. Other Brooklyn and Manhattan locations on a case-by-case basis.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Late talkers, Prelinguistic Development, Receptive Language, Expressive Language, Articulation, Pragmatics, Phonological Awareness, Fluency, Mutism, Picky Eating
AGES: Toddler through early adolescence

MARIE A.

MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Marie is a New York State certified speech and language pathologist holding a TSSLD license. Marie received her BS from New York University and her MS from Northeastern University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association. Marie is a tenured speech and language pathologist with the NYC Board of Education. She has worked for the past 4 years in an elementary and a middle school setting. She also has 6 years of experience working with adults. Currently, Marie services students from pre-K to 8th grade. Her therapy targets expressive/receptive language delays, fluency, voice disorders, use of AAC devices, articulation disorders, phonological disorders, learning disabilities, apraxia, ADD/ADHD/executive functioning, pragmatic and social skills,  literacy, and reading and writing deficits. Marie has provided training to NYC DOE Speech and Language Pathologists in Recipe For Reading, a program for reading instruction for children with specific learning disabilities. She created and implemented a vocabulary initiative at her school and specializes in vocabulary development. Marie also has 6 years of experience working with adult populations in various settings, such as hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and homecare. Her therapy involves dysphagia, aphasia, cognitive-communication deficits, traumatic brain injury, dysarthria, apraxia, and voice. She also performs evaluations and screenings. Marie is truly passionate about speech language therapy and approaches it with warmth and enthusiasm!

LOCATION: Manhattan: Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown East, Union Square
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group therapy, speech-language evaluations, screenings, parent consultations/trainings
EXPERTISE: language and literacy, vocabulary, articulation and phonological disorders
AGES: Birth-Adults

ALLISON P.

M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Allison is a New York State certified Speech-Language Pathologist currently working for the NYC Department of Education. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), her New York State Speech-Language Pathology license and is a Teacher of the Speech and Language Disabled (TSSLD.) She received her B.S. in Child Development from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions (MGH IHP) in Boston, MA. She has worked in a variety of settings including general education, special education, and private practice. Allison has experience working with preschool through high school age students with a wide range of speech-language difficulties, including autism spectrum disorders, articulation/phonological delays, and receptive/expressive language delays and disorders. Furthermore, Allison has additional masters level literacy training. She adapts and modifies a reading curriculum to make it more appropriate for each student’s learning style, specifically through improving phonological and phonemic awareness (critical literacy component for teaching children how to effectively read), linking letter to sound awareness (developing phonics and spelling), teaching reading comprehension and organizational writing strategies, and strengthening the overall link between spoken and written language.

Allison also has experience and training in developing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems, including Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) and speech generating devices (Dynavox, Vantage, Tobii) and applications (Proloquo2go, TouchChat, LAMP Words for life). In addition, Allison is a certified DIR/ Floortime provider. As a therapist, Allison creates fun, engaging, and effective activities carefully incorporating the interests of her clients as well as technology in order to develop language and literacy skills. Allison also emphasizes the importance of collaboration with parents and teachers when working with students.

LOCATIONS: Brooklyn – Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst; Manhattan- West Village, Lower East Side, Gramercy etc.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, small group instruction, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Literacy disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
AGES: Birth through middle school

MICHELLE L.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

As a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist, Michelle has a variety of clinical experiences helping children and adolescents. Michelle received her undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware in cognitive science, and her graduate degree is in speech and language pathology from Hunter College. Additionally, she is level one PROMPT-trained. Her professional experiences include working at a preschool for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, working at a variety of sensory gyms in Manhattan with children ages 2-9, leading social groups to facilitate pragmatic language skill development, and providing home and clinic-based early intervention sessions.

Michelle has worked with children, including those under three years of age, on the autism spectrum, children with auditory processing delays, pragmatic language delays, attention deficit disorder, literacy delays, delayed executive functioning skills, and general receptive/expressive language delays. Michelle has experience working with adolescents in a high school setting using both a push-in and pull-out therapy model, facilitating writing skills (organizational skills, proofreading skills, idea expansion), and reading comprehension skills (vocabulary, inferencing, sequencing). Michelle has also provided home-based speech therapy for several adolescents focusing primarily on reading comprehension skills, and organizational skills in writing. 

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Clinton Hill Manhattan: Financial District, Tribeca, Chelsea, West Village, SoHo, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side. Jersey City and Hoboken.

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, speech and language evaluations and therapy

EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, articulation/phonology disorders, pre-literacy and literacy skills, receptive/expressive language disorders, auditory processing disorder, narratives skills, and social-pragmatic weaknesses.

AGES: 2 years through 21 years

NATALIA R.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, FEEDING SPECIALIST, BILINGUALLY CERTIFIED (RUSSIAN) SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Natalia’s professional journey started more than 15 years ago in Russia where she received a dual degree in speech pathology and special education, as well as an extensive training in child psychology and brain anatomy/physiology.
Natalia continued her education in the United States and earned her Master of Science degree from Columbia University. She trained and continued to work with two renowned board certified specialists in pediatric dysphagia – Dr. Justine Joan Sheppard and Genie Rogers. Natalia received experience in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at SUNY Downstate Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, and worked in NYS Early Intervention since 2008. Natalia presented at the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) convention discussing her trip to La Paz, Bolivia, where she volunteered at a local hospital and worked on developing an aural habilitation program at Camino de Sordos – a school for the hard-of-hearing. In 2014, Natalia was invited to present pediatric dysphagia at the 1st dysphagia convention in Moscow, Russia. In 2015, Natalia returned to her alma mater, Columbia University, to teach as a bilingual diagnostics supervisor at the Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders.

Currently, Natalia provides in-service training for therapists and ABA teachers at Yeled V’Yalda and works privately with infants and young children with speech-language and feeding/swallowing disorders. Her clients range from typically developing children to children with multiple disabilities and congenital/developmental conditions, such as autism, learning disability, cerebral palsy, congenital myopathy, tracheostomy, Dawn syndrome, Williams syndrome, etc. Natalia takes special interest in dysphagia and motor speech disorders. She is known in the community for her high success rates with nonverbal and minimally verbal children with autism and CAS (Childhood Apraxia of Speech) with a history of persistent lack of progress in treatment. Natalia uses a combination of methods she learned in both countries, including PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral-Muscular Phonetic Targets), to help her clients say their first sounds and words. In feeding therapy, Natalia addresses behavioral, motor and sensory aspects by using behavior modification strategies, motor learning techniques, and the Sequential-Oral-Sensory (SOS) approach.

LOCATION: Brooklyn and Manhattan on a case-by-case basis
EXPERTISE: Feeding and swallowing disorders, speech-language delays, motor speech disorders, autism spectrum disorders
AGES: Birth through elementary school

JESSICA B.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Jessica is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Jessica completed her M.S. degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Hunter College. She received her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, in Speech and Hearing Sciences from The George Washington University. Jessica has worked in a variety of settings including home-based, elementary schools, and private practice clinics. She specializes in preschool and school age children with expressive and receptive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, auditory processing disorders, and language based learning disabilities (i.e., reading, writing). Jessica believes learning should be a fun and happy experience where a child grows best in a supportive environment. She uses children’s individual interests to motivate and create a tailored treatment plan. Nothing is more rewarding than helping children improve their ability to communicate and express themselves, self-advocate, and grow intellectually and emotionally.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint Manhattan: Union Square, Chelsea, Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Soho, West Village
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, Speech/Language Evaluations, Parent Consultations
EXPERTISE: Language based disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, literacy (phonological awareness, comprehension, phonics)
AGES: Preschool, School Age