Our team of approximately 50+ NY State licensed speech language therapists, listed below, travel to your Manhattan, New Jersey (Clark, Cranford, Westfield, Rahway, Union), Riverdale, or Westchester 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).

WE TRAVEL TO THE FOLLOWING MANHATTAN NEIGHBORHOODS
Battery Park City Central Midtown Chelsea Chinatown Clinton East Village Financial District Flatiron District Garment District Gramercy Park Greenwich Village Harlem Hell’s Kitchen Hudson Square Kips Bay Little Italy Lower East Side Midtown Murray Hill SOHO Sutton Place Theatre District Times Square TriBeCa Turtle Bay Union Square Upper East Side Upper West Side West Village and More!
We also travel to New Jersey, Riverdale and Westchester.
FOR SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPY SERVICES OUTSIDE OF MANHATTAN
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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), New Jersey (Clark, Cranford, Westfield, Rahway, Union), Riverdale, or Westchester 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 in Manhattan, Riverdale and Westchester. 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-$180 for 60 minutes

  • $135-$160 for 45 minutes

  • $105-$120 for 30 minutes

*Please note that a few of our specialists might charge slightly higher rates than our average posted rates above.

**We do offer slight discounts for back-to-back sessions at your home for siblings. We also offer group rates if you create a small group (2-3 students) at your home, and these students have similar goals. We are not responsible for putting these groups together.

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

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

PAULA H.

M.S. TSSLD, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Paula has worked as a speech-language pathologist for 13 years. She holds a New York State Speech-Language Pathology license and holds her TSSLD certification, providing services in English and Spanish.

Paula received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, and a M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from SUNY College at Fredonia. She completed the Bilingual Extension at Columbia University Teachers College, Bilingual Extension.

Much of Paula’s professional experience has involved providing therapy to toddlers as well as preschool and school-aged children with delays or disorders in the areas of articulation, motor speech including Apraxia, receptive and expressive language, social skills, as well as treating developmental delay, Down syndrome, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Prior to working as a speech-language pathologist, Paula worked for seven years as a behavior therapist, providing ABA therapy in the private and public sectors. Paula is a level one PROMPT trained therapist, and has received Hanen certification for Early Intervention and parent training.

Paula has experience providing services in a wide range of settings, including preschools, elementary and middle schools, home-based and center-based early intervention settings, child care centers, private clinics, and adult in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation centers. In addition to treatment of speech and language delays and disorders, Paula provides accent modification services to adults for professional and personal purposes.

Paula’s experience working in diverse areas has allowed her to be able to identify and address difficulties in fundamental skills such as establishing and maintaining attention, developing executive functioning skills, as well as learning within and generalizing skills to the natural environment, which are the basis for successful learning in individuals of all ages and areas difficulty. Paula takes great pleasure in successes small and large, knowing that each one is a step in the direction of fulfilling a client’s potential.

LOCATION: Manhattan (Tribeca, Battery Park, West Village, Upper West Side)

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, speech-language evaluations, parent consultation and training, accent modification

EXPERTISE: receptive and expressive language, articulation and motor speech, Apraxia, autism spectrum disorder

AGES: Birth through adult

MARY B.

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

Mary Bell 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 eleven years in the field 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 reach 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, Battery Park, Financial District, SOHO

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

DARA B.

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

Dara, M.S. CCC-SLP is a New York State licensed Speech Language Pathologist and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is certified as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She received her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Emerson College in Boston and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. She is currently employed full-time at a New York City public middle school as a speech teacher servicing students with a variety of speech and language disorders ages 10 through 16 years old. Her therapy targets effective communication and addresses speaking, listening, reading, and writing with individual and small-group sessions by implementing evidence-based practices tailored to each individual’s needs.

Dara’s professional and clinical experiences have been in a variety of settings including private practice, K-12 schools, specialized clinics, and skilled nursing facilities. Specialized clinic experience includes pediatric feeding, early childhood language development, and fluency for children and adults. She has worked with toddlers and preschool aged children with sensory and behavioral feeding issues, social communication deficits, implementing alternative augmentative communication (AAC) systems such as Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and promoting language development directly and through parent consultation. Additional experience includes working with school-aged children ages 5 years old through early adolescence addressing language and literacy delays and disorders, reading comprehension, articulation delays, fluency, social communication, and executive functioning skills (attention, memory, problem solving, planning, organization).

Dara’s therapy philosophy revolves around creating an energetic, fun, and functional environment while using a holistic approach (including parents, caretakers, PT/OT, and teachers) in order to promote a client’s growth and carryover of strategies and skills learned.

LOCATION:Manhattan: All Manhattan neighborhoods (from Financial District to Upper East/West Side)

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual Therapy, Small Group (2-5 clients) Therapy, Parent/Caretaker Consultation

EXPERTISE: Fluency, Receptive/Expressive Language Delays and Disorders, Phonological Awareness/Literacy, Auditory Processing, Executive Functioning, Articulation, Feeding Disorders, Social/Pragmatic Communication, Accent Modification

AGES: Toddler through Adult

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:  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:  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:  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.
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:  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

TARYN A.

MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Taryn has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 2014. She earned her BA from Binghamton University and her MA fromUniversity at Buffalo. She is licensed in New York State and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She also has her teaching certification to work in schools as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD).

Her full-time job is in a special education elementary school designated for Autism Spectrum Disorder where she assess and treats students who present with speech, language, social communication, and
sensory feeding delays. She refers and assess students for assistive technology. She educates parents, teachers, and other school staff members on using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems.

Because of working in a school, Taryn believes in using evidence-based therapy tools and programs to help her students succeed. She has been to a full day training for Reading with TLC (Lively Letters and Sights Words You Can See) to support reading skills. She uses Story Grammar Marker materials to target narrative language development. She has school-based training in using Thinking Maps to help visualize concepts and information for organized writing/speaking.

Taryn has provided home-based therapy since 2015 for preschool-aged students (CPSE) and the birth to three population (Early Intervention). She has also worked in long-term care facilities for adults.

LOCATION: Manhattan: Upper East Side, Yorkville, Lenox Hill, and Midtown East

TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, English evaluations, parent trainings, parent consultations

EXPERTISE: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Sensory Feeding, Phonological Awareness/Pre-Literacy Skills, Late Language Emergence, Social Skills (Pragmatic Language), Expressive/Receptive Language Disorder, Cognitive-Communication Skills, and Articulation

AGE: Infant to Adolescent

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:  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, adolescents, and young adults. Michelle received her undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware in cognitive science with a concentration in speech-language pathology, and her graduate degree is in speech and language pathology from Hunter College. She is level one PROMPT-trained. Additionally, Michelle is completing her final year in New York Law School’s part-time evening program to obtain her Juris Doctor degree. She intends to participate in the field of special education law alongside her work as a speech-language pathologist. 

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. For the past two years, Michelle has worked with several young adults diagnosed with Autism in a clinical setting providing transitional services, with a focus on job-related skills, and language skills within activities of daily living to foster these students’ ability to participate in society independently. 

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 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:

Manhattan: Financial District, Tribeca, Chelsea, West Village, SoHo, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown East, Hell’s Kitchen. 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: Infant through 21 years

AYODELE H.

M.S.,COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Ayodele 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. Ayodele completed her Master of Science in Communications Sciences and Disorders at Howard University in Washington, DC.  Ayodele’s experience includes working over 10 years in the NYC Early Intervention Program for children ages birth-3, school age, multiple handicapped and geriatric populations.

Ayodele’s niche is working with learners of all ages who present with executive function weaknesses such as working memory and impulse control. In addition, she has customized treatment plans and delivers service to adolescents with expressive and receptive language delays/disorders, autism spectrum disorder, word finding, deficits in executive function, decoding, reading comprehension difficulties, expressive writing support, with speech production (phonology and articulation), and stuttering (fluency). Ayodele believes in a client-centered approach, with an emphasis on making lessons relevant to the student all the while including parents in carryover activities in daily routines. Ayodele is passionate about helping children succeed. While working with adults, Ayodele has worked with stuttering, aphasia, swallowing and voice disorders with an emphasis on creating awareness and manageable strategies to improve outcomes at any age.

LOCATION: Manhattan
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children)
EXPERTISE: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Feeding, Stuttering, Reading Comprehension, Expressive/Receptive Language Delays, Phonology, Articulation, Pragmatic/Social skills
Special Trainings: LIPS Lindamoode Phonological Sequencing, Lively Letters, PECS, ABA, and Visualizing and Verbalizing

AGES: Infants through adults

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

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Cassie W.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Cassie is a New York State licensed Speech and Language Pathologist and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) who has been practicing speech-language pathology for over five years. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Cassie completed her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Teachers College, Columbia University, and holds an additional Masters of Science in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) Education from Lehman College. She received her Bachelor of Arts in African Languages and Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Cassie taught English as a second language (ESL) for six years prior to becoming a speech-language pathologist and utilizes this background to better service children with language backgrounds other than English. As a SLP, Cassie has extensive experience providing home and school-based therapy to children with a diverse and multiple range of speech and language needs. She utilizes her training in Orton-Gillingham reading intervention to treat a range of reading-based disabilities, and is practiced in utilizing various multi-sensory approaches to building reading proficiency. Cassie’s areas of expertise include treating articulation/phonological disorders, language delay, reading disorders, Autism/PDD, expressive and receptive language delays, hearing loss, fluency disorders, and selective mutism. Cassie is skilled in developing child-centered treatment plans and goals, believes in holistic intervention that upholds strong collaborative efforts among parents and other related service providers, and prides herself in providing quality and effective services.

LOCATIONSManhattan: Tribeca

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

EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, autism spectrum disorders, feeding and swallowing disorders, apraxia, dysarthria

AGES: birth through elementary school

Alexandra K.

M.S. CCC-SLP, Bilingual (Spanish) SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Alexandra is a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and a licensed and registered Speech Pathologist in New York. She received a Masters of Science with a Bilingual Extension (Spanish) in Speech Pathology from Columbia University and a Bachelors of Art from University of Virginia. While studying at Columbia, Alexandra participated in a trip to Neiva, Colombia and Quito, Ecuador where she provided speech therapy for children who had received surgery to repair their cleft palate. Alexandra’s professional experience includes working with school aged children with ASD, expressive and receptive language disorders and feeding disorders. She currently works as a home based therapist providing therapy for articulation disorders, feeding/swallowing disorders and apraxia/dysarthria. Alexandra is a Basic DIR/Floortime provider (treatment for Autistic Spectrum Disorders) and she is trained in SOS (treatment for feeding disorders). She is also a PROMPT level 1 certified clinician.
As an Ennis Cosby Scholarship recipient at Fordham University, she was exposed to many treatment strategies for children who struggled to read and write. She was trained in the Orton Gillingham approach and has called upon all strategies in her arsenal to teach children how to read and spell. Alexandra was an adjunct at Hunter College and taught an Introduction to Reading and Writing course for new teachers. Alexandra has worked with Early Intervention, in hospitals and in schools conducting evaluations and providing treatment for children with Apraxia, Articulation Disorders, PDD/Autism, Feeding and Swallowing Disorders and Pragmatic Disorders. She has also worked with the JCC Manhattan leading social skills groups for children with Autism.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Park Slope, South Slope, Windsor Terrace
TYPE OF SERVICE: individual therapy, group therapy (2-3 children), parent consultation
EXPERTISE: speech-language delay, reading disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, fluency disorders
AGES: 2 years through elementary school