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1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

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  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Saffady ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    My sessions with Karen have been extremely helpful. My speech has improved tremendously. In fact, I just finished 2 hours of conducting interviews with a consulting client via MS Teams and I have an upcoming conference call. Both my … More neurologist and neurosurgeon remarked about how good my speech is. Much of the day it is perfect, although I still have some rough spots when I get tired or speak too quickly. One of my granddaughters is a speech pathology student at Ithaca College. She sat in on 2 sessions while she was home for winter break, and she was very impressed with Karen.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Melissa Stevens ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Highly recommend Jill. She is a total pleasure to work with. After a few months working with Jill, my son is reading above grade level and LOVES to read. Mission accomplished!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Christine Weiher ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    We were amazed with Allison! She met my son at 2 1/2 years old, not speaking much at all, and over a computer, and she was able to develop a bond and friendship, so much so that he would look forward to his weekly computer time with Allison. … More I was not sure how the speech therapy would go- but we are so happy that we tried it out and continued. It allowed my son to gain confidence in his speech, make a new friend :), and also give him the skills and a bit of understanding of how to shape his mouth or where to place his tongue to make the proper sounds. We were extremely happy with Allison- she was fantastic to work with.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jeizel Rosenthal ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Isabel was WONDERFUL and our son absolutely adored her, and he is making great progress with his reading and writing.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Demet Evren ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Paige was great and we had been really happy with her. I would highly recommend her! I recommend Brooklyn Letters to whomever asks for a speech therapist.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Lesley Duval ★★★★★ a year ago
    Theo was fantastic with our 4yo son. We were very worried that his progress would fall off when we had to switch to remote sessions, but Theo kept our son happy and engaged through the screen. Highly highly recommend!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Samantha Packard ★★★★★ a year ago
    We've been working with Theo from Brooklyn Letters for close to 4 months now and the results are apparent; our daughter has vastly improved her speech in a relatively short amount of time. We make "Theo Day" a celebration … More in our house with pancakes for breakfast, and the enthusiasm is matched in the sessions. Theo is fun, patient, professional, and caring, and he gives us the tools to take the lessons beyond the session. Thank you Theo, and Brooklyn Letters, for helping our daughter express herself.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Travis Ricca ★★★★★ a year ago
    I worked with Alina to enhance my pronunciation, tone, and pacing while communicating socially and in a work environment. She was great to work with and clear about goals and learning objectives. The improvement from day 1 has been tremendous! … More
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Enrico Bermudez ★★★★★ a year ago
    Cathy has been excellent with us and our son. We will sorely miss her. He has improved significantly with Cathy’s help. Cathy was a true partner with us, especially as we pursued additional help through our son’s school system.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Kayne Elisabeth Wilk ★★★★★ a year ago
    We really loved working with Alina, she is so fantastic. Patient yet firm, and determined the best course of action very clearly and succintly for us. And it all transitioned so well to Zoom as well. I will definitely be back in touch for … More services for our other child after summer break!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jen S ★★★★★ a year ago
    Vera was amazing! My 11 yo daughter made progress so quickly and really looked forward to her sessions. She was kept motivated and engaged.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters susie tofte ★★★★★ a year ago
    The work that Allison P. did with our daughter over the years has been invaluable to us. Our daughter had such a good relationship with Allison, and it allowed them to work really well together - even remotely these past 6 months. This … More year, Allison went above and beyond by helping us throughout the neuropsych eval we did, trying to re-open our daughter's IEP at her school, and eventually landing her at our chosen school. She was in contact with our daughter's teachers, with the neuropsychologist, and made herself available as a reference to speak on behalf of our daughter's learning differences.
    Allison stopped by our house last week to give our daughter cupcakes and say goodbye, and I literally cried with appreciation for what an amazing speech therapist she has been. She has been our daughter's biggest champion. The new families that she will work with this year are lucky to have her.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Alicia Perez-Katz ★★★★★ a year ago
    Sydney was great! Our son was sad to end his sessions with her, which says a lot. We appreciated her honest assessment of his skill level, and he now has materials to self monitor and practice. Thank you!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jacob B ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We were delighted with Christie. First, and most importantly, our son made great strides under her guidance. So great, that we felt he no longer needed help! She was incredibly patient and kind with him and our son really responded to … More her. Christie was also great with me and my wife. She provided thorough and informative updates on our son's progress and which exercises she was using with him, so we could reinforce what she was teaching him. All in all, we had a fabulous experience with Christie and would highly recommend her.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Kristin Ames ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Our experience with Theo was terrific. Theo was great with my son. He developed a positive relationship with him based on sincerity, respect, trust and a deep personal connection. In their lessons, Theo was encouraging, creative and kind. … More He helped our son understand how to differentiate the sounds he made when he spoke, and gave him great exercises to practice every week between lessons. Our son was sorry to have the lessons come to an end, but recognized that Theo had helped him as much as possible and it was time for him to stop. Theo explained to him (and us) how to keep working to get the last 5%, and encouraged him to keep working on the exercises on his own. I have recommended Theo to another parent who noticed my son's improvement and inquired for her own son.
    We are all grateful to have gotten to know Theo, and we greatly appreciate all the work he did to help our son.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Aisha Holder ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    "I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Michelle Macroy-Higgins. We are extremely pleased with her work with our daughter. I was so grateful for my daughter to have a speech therapist who is a researcher (specialty in late … More talkers), graduate professor and practitioner. Her expertise was clearly evident in our conversations and work with our daughter. She was very responsive to my questions and often sent articles and other materials about language development that I found helpful. Thankfully, my daughter's speech improved tremendously. Michelle developed such a warm relationship with my daughter. My daughter was always excited to see Michelle and would greet her at the door with a big hug. Lastly, I would add that Michelle always demonstrated empathy with me as a mother who was initially worried about her daughter's language development. I could go on and on about how pleased we were with Michelle's work."
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Peartree ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Theo is a wonderful Clinton Hill speech therapist. We were really pleased with him. Our son showed drastic improvement, not only in his speech but in his confidence.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters mario costa ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Alexa has been an enthusiastic, reliable, well prepared and caring teacher for our 6 year old daughter. She has been able to improve and increase our daughter's confidence lesson by lesson with patience and competence; through varied … More and productive didactic practice. Alexa has engaged our daughter in several activities that always kept her motivated and eager to learn literacy. My wife and I, both of us are educators, feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to observe Alexa's pedagogical skills. Alexa has had a big impact on our daughter literacy growth. Thank you Brooklyn Letters!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Lily Alt ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We were absolutely DELIGHTED with Marsha's services. She was wonderful. We found her to be kind, fun, engaging, very knowledgeable. She provided us with clear instructions and additional written handouts each week. She engaged our … More son with different techniques and toys, and showed us how to use her techniques when we were interacting with him. I actually just texted her on Saturday - Our son finally said "more" - one of the target words we had been working on with her. It was a total joy to hear, and I had to share it with her - she wrote back immediately to congratulate us. I am so appreciative of her expertise, and wish we could have seen her for longer. I recommended her to another family in our neighborhood who is looking for a speech therapist.

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Speech Pathologists in New York City
Manhattan Letters speech language therapists pathologists in Manhattan, NYC.

Our Speech-Language Therapists/Pathologists are licensed in the following states:

  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • California (CA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • Missouri (MO)
  • Washington (WA)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Idaho (ID)
  • Mane (ME)
  • Kentucky (KY)
  • Oregon (OR)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Washington, DC
  • Connecticut (CT)

SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPISTS

Speech-language pathologists (or speech and language therapists, speech therapists, or simply, SLPs) prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, cognitive-communication, social communication, voice, and swallowing disorders. Working with individuals of all ages—from babies to adults—SLPs conduct therapy sessions on a one-on-one basis and provide information for families, support groups, and the general public.

In many cases, SLPs work with other healthcare professionals to provide referrals and assessments. Speech-language pathologists treat a wide range of communication delays and disorders. These include:

  • Speech Disorders – These can occur when an individual has difficulty producing speech sounds and putting them together to form intelligible words. Speech disorders include articulation or phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, and dysarthria.
  • Language – Difficulties in understanding what was heard or read (receptive language) or using words to share thoughts and feelings (expressive language) may point to a language disorder. This can manifest in either spoken or written expression and may involve form (phonology, morphology, and syntax), content (semantics), and use (pragmatics) of language.
  • Voice or Resonance – Voice or resonance disorders refer to problems in how one’s voice sounds. One may sound hoarse, lose voice easily, talk through the nose or too loudly, or be unable to make sounds.
  • Social Communication – This refers to the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication. This includes how one communicates socially, how well one follows conversation rules and story-telling (the aspect of expressive language called narratives), tells jokes, and how one speaks with different people in varied situations.
  • Cognitive-Communication – Someone with a cognitive-communication disorder may exhibit problems with organization, memory, attention, problem-solving, and other thinking skills. This can be a result of traumatic brain injury, a stroke, dementia, and may also be congenital.
  • Swallowing Disorders – Also known as dysphagia, swallowing disorders refer to difficulties in chewing, sucking, and swallowing food and liquid as a result of illness, surgery, stroke, or injury.
  • Literacy – Individuals with speech and language disorders may also experience difficulties with pre-literacy and literacy skills (phonological awareness, decoding, spelling, reading comprehension, and writing).

 

Aside from the disorders mentioned above, SLPs may also:

  • Provide aural rehabilitation for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Work with individuals with severe expressive or comprehension disorders (such as autism spectrum disorder and progressive neurological disorders) and provide augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems.
  • Help individuals enhance their communication skills (such as modifying one’s accent) to express themselves more effectively.

 

Read our blogs to know more about SLPs and what they do:

What is a Speech-Language Therapist?

What is a Language Therapist?

What is the Difference Between Speech, Language and Literacy?

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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).

Our Licensed Speech & Language Therapists qualifications include:

  • Masters degree in speech-language pathology
  • New York State and national certification
  • PROMPT training
  • We offer bilingual services (Spanish, Farsi, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Ukrainian, Greek, Swahili, Portuguese, Yiddish, French & Creole).

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Our Speech-Language Therapists/Pathologists travel to the following areas:

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, The Bronx, Riverdale, Yonkers, Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk), Westchester, New Jersey (NJ), or Connecticut (CT) 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.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We are a local traveling educational and speech-language private practice based in New York City and the surrounding areas. All of our New York City (Manhattan) speech, language, feeding, and math services take place at your home or at your child’s school.

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 the Bronx, Riverdale, Yonkers, Westchester, New Jersey (NJ), and Connecticut (CT)

Our speech-language pathologists travel to your home in Bronx, Riverdale, Westchester, New Jersey (NJ), and Connecticut (CT). 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-$200 for 60 minutes

  • $135-$185 for 45 minutes

  • $105-$140 for 30 minutes

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*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.

SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPISTS PATHOLOGISTS

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Craig Selinger

CEO, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST, LEARNING SPECIALIST
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Craig Selinger is a NY State licensed speech-language therapist (pathologist) and a learning specialist, who works with babies, preschoolers, and elementary and middle school students. He makes house calls in Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Fort Greene, and Brooklyn Heights. His expertise is early childhood speech-language delay, e.g. autism spectrum disorders, late talkers (and related disorders and delays), and school-age language-based learning issues, including reading and expressive writing remediation, executive functioning, and enunciation therapy (all ages). He is also available for evaluation and consultation services. Craig and his speech-language therapists team also offer telepractice or internet online speech therapy services.

Some of Craig’s homeschooling tips appear in the Helpful Coronarivus Homeschooling Tips for Parents, which he wrote for NVLD Project. These articles provide tips and suggestions to help you educate your kids and guide them through their new homeschooling routine.

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Join me and my guests as we discuss topics related to child development, education, therapy, and more! If you are a parent, educator, administrator, doctor, or therapist, join us as we engage in down-to-earth conversations helping each other grow as individuals.

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Dr. Melissa R.

PhD, CCC-SLP, Recognized for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech by Apraxia KidsTM
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Dr. Melissa R. is a Department of Communication Services and Disorders assistant professor and lab director for neurocognition of communication disorders. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and has worked as a licensed speech-language pathologist for over ten years, specializing in pediatric speech and language disorders, particularly in the area of articulation (enunciation). In 2014 Melissa was accepted to the highly selective Apraxia KidsTM Intensive Training Institute, which allows clinicians to further their expertise in childhood apraxia of speech with renowned experts in the field. Since then Melissa has passionately educated many clinicians and families about this poorly understood speech disorder. She has taught Speech Disorders in Children as a graduate-level course and in professional workshops for the past five years. Melissa is active in cognitive neuroscience science research and has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences. Her research interests include neuroimaging of communication disorders and childhood apraxia of speech.

Melissa takes an evidence-based approach in the differential diagnosis of pediatric communication impairments, examining the speech and language development of a child along with their ability to learn. She is passionate about helping families find an accurate diagnosis and the best, most targeted treatment plan for their child.

Melissa is offering ZoomieBaby. ZoomieBaby is a 4-week “baby and me” class that builds community and offers guided support while teaching parents about early speech, language, and feeding development. Brain-based language and learning stimulation strategies are presented in a 45-minute group session. Each class ends with activity demonstrations and a summary handout with links to resources. This class will help new Pandemic Parents build a supportive community while learning how to nurture their baby for optimal language, learning, and growth in these difficult times.

LOCATION: Manhattan. Outer boroughs and Long Island on a case-by-case basis.
TYPES OF SERVICES: Consultations and evaluations
EXPERTISE: Articulation, Phonology, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Expressive and Receptive Language Impairment
AGES: Birth-21 years

 

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Samantha

NY State licensed speech-language pathologist, Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
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Samantha is a NY State licensed speech-language pathologist with specialized experience and training in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Samantha received her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University and since then has worked in various pediatric outpatient and inpatient medical settings, working with infants and children with a variety of medical diagnoses and therapy needs. Samantha currently works in both acute care and outpatient hospital settings, providing speech, language, and feeding and swallowing therapy to infants and children currently admitted to the hospital recently discharged home or receiving weekly outpatient therapy services.

Areas targeted in feeding therapy include difficulties bottle feeding; feeding difficulties due to prematurity, neurological, GI, or genetic conditions; helping infants transition to purĂ©es and solids; oral motor delays; bottle/ food aversion; working with children with alternative means of nutrition ( NG tube or Gtube); picky eating/sensory feeding difficulties; and children following modified diets/ thickened liquids. Samantha’s favorite part of working with infants and young children is the family education component of treatment and teaching parents how to assist their babies and children with challenging feeding needs. She takes a team approach to feeding therapy, often working with a variety of other medical professionals and therapists to best help the babies and children she works with succeed.

Samantha also has experience working with a variety of speech and language disorders such as articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language delays or disorders (particularly within the early intervention age group/ 1-3-year-olds), and speech, language, and pragmatic difficulties for children on the Autism Spectrum.

AGES: birth through elementary school children
LOCATION: Manhattan; outer boroughs on a case by case basis
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual evaluations and treatment for speech, language, and feeding/swallowing services
Specialization: Pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders

Susan

Master of Science degree in Communicative Disorders, awarded a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), holds a New York Public School Teacher Certificate for Speech-Hearing Handicapped
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Susan is a well-established speech-language pathologist. She received her Master of Science degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976. She was awarded a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1977. Susan also holds a New York Public School Teacher Certificate for Speech-Hearing Handicapped. 

As a seasoned clinician, Susan has worked with diverse populations, in a variety of settings. She embarked on her career treating adolescents and young adults with moderate to profound developmental delays in a special school district. Susan was asked to serve on the curriculum writing team for the district. She then moved on to a regular elementary school. Susan moved back to New York after being recruited to be the first speech-language pathologist at a therapeutic nursery. She joined a staff of social workers, psychologists, special education teachers, and a psychiatrist treating the children and working with the parents. Susan was also privileged to be one of the first speech-language pathologists to join a new cutting-edged EI program run by Lenox Hill Hospital, treating medically compromised and developmentally delayed infants and toddlers. At the same time, she also was a member of a multidisciplinary team assessing infants and preschoolers. 

In addition to running her private practice, Susan has served students in a special education preschool, a school for the visually impaired and she ran a classroom following the Jasper (Joint Attention, Symbol Play, Engagement, and Regulation) Model, for toddlers on the autism spectrum. 

Throughout her career, Susan has had the opportunity to present to parent support groups, private schools, and preschool staff as well as to the Fellows in Child Psychiatry Program at a major New York teaching hospital. Susan’s quest for continued knowledge in the field has resulted in being awarded three ACE (Award for Continuing Education) awards from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Susan has experience working with a wide variety of speech, language, and communication challenges with toddlers through adults. She has extensive experience working with toddlers presenting with limited communication, receptive and expressive language skills. Susan is a big proponent of including family members and caregivers in the treatment process, to help them carry over strategies used to facilitate expanded communication and language incorporating a play-based approach. Susan also has experience remediating decreased intelligibility of speech due to articulation, phonological, and speech sound disorders. 

While working with school-aged students, Susan addresses their specific language-based learning needs targeting language processing, expressive and written language as well as literacy skills. Areas worked on include: vocabulary, syntax, organization, problem-solving, critical thinking, higher-order language including figurative language, and social thinking and communication.

Susan has been trained in many different methods including Lively Letters, The Hochman Method/Basic Writing skills, SRSD Writing Strategies, Sounds In Motion, Prompt Level 1 to name a few. 

Carly

New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD), Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Carly 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. Carly completed her Master’s of Science in Communication Disorders at Southern Connecticut State University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from George Washington University. She is trained in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets). Carly currently provides therapy in her private office, via teletherapy, as well as home-based and school-based settings.

Carly prides herself in making speech therapy a meaningful and fun process! Her career to date has focused on her work in private practice, providing early intervention services, and full-time positions in New York City special needs schools. She believes that the most progress is made when therapy is approached in successful and practical ways for her clients. Carly utilizes a dynamic approach in therapy and veers away from a “one size fits all” formula, individually designing treatment plans to meet her clients’ needs. Carly truly enjoys working with all age groups, which is why she pursues working with diverse population groups in her private practice. She currently provides services through private practice in her office, at clients’ homes, as well as via teletherapy. She works closely with families and other educators to provide strategies for the carryover of skills outside of therapy. Carly is an enthusiastic and energetic clinician, always prepared to go the “extra mile” for each of her clients and their families. 

LOCATION: Westchester office: Chappaqua, NY Westchester home visits: Chappaqua, Armonk, Mt. Kisco, Pleasantville, Bedford/Bedford Hills, Briarcliff Manor, Scarsdale, Rye, Rye Brook
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, social groups, speech-language evaluations, consultations
EXPERTISE: receptive/expressive language delays, stuttering, Autism Spectrum Disorders, oral-motor and feeding skills, social language skills, executive functioning, auditory processing skills, reading comprehension, and written expressive language skills.

STEFANIE S.

MS, CCC- SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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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 the 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.

Briana I.

M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD
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Briana is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In addition, she holds a Certificate for Teaching Students with Speech-Language Disabilities (TSSLD) from the New York State Department of Education. In 2015 Briana received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, and in 2017 she received her Masters of Arts Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Long Island University Post, on Long Island, NewYork. 

Throughout her career, Briana has worked in a variety of settings with diverse populations providing her with the experience to identify and address disorders in areas including receptive and expressive language, articulation, phonological awareness, decoding, pragmatic/social language, fluency, and executive functioning. She is solution-oriented and includes evidence-based practice in her therapeutic approach. Reading, writing, speaking, and listening are the essential skills for successful communication. Briana incorporates approachable techniques derived from evidence-based reading and writing programs including strategies for reading such as isolating word parts (prefix, root words, suffix), teaching vowel teams, enhancing background knowledge, teaching visualization, identifying salient details, and enhancing awareness of text structure; and strategies for writing such as teaching simple and complex sentence structure using conjunctions and transition words, and supporting organization, cohesion, and revision with the use of graphic organizers. 

Briana makes an effort to individualize and differentiate therapy materials to reflect personal interests in order to facilitate engagement. She prides herself in her flexibility, ease establishing rapport, and ability to build strong relationships with clients and families. Briana enjoys collaborating with children and parents to provide tools and strategies that support ownership of skills and facilitate independence.

LOCATIONS: Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Park Slope, Fort Greene, Prospect Park 

Manhattan: Financial District,Tribeca, Chelsea,West Village, SoHo, Union Square TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group therapy (2-3), parent consultations, speech and language evaluations and therapy 

EXPERTISE: Speech and language delays, articulation/phonology disorders, phonological awareness, receptive and expressive language disorders, narrative skills, fluency, pragmatic/social language and executive functioning skills 

AGES: Birth, preschool age, school age (elementary- high school)

Kaaren E.

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

Kaaren is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Therapist. She graduated from Brooklyn College with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Speech-Language Pathology. Kaaren holds a New York State certificate as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD), as well as a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Kaaren has provided speech, language, and learning support services for upper elementary and middle-school-aged students within the NYC Department of Education (DOE) and in private practice. She treats students with receptive and expressive language differences, delays, and other language-learning disorders, including those with various developmental disorders such as Autism, ADHD, reading and writing learning disabilities, and executive function difficulties. She works to help her students better access their curriculum by improving their decoding, reading comprehension, writing, and executive function skills. In supporting preteen and teen students at the middle school and high school levels to meet the Speaking, Listening and Language components of the NYS Common Core State Standards, Kaaren helps support her students at various levels. Kaaren facilitates the development of her students’ reading comprehension. She teaches her students to break down multisyllabic words and target their vocabulary learning through prefix, suffix, root-word understanding, and teaching annotation of text. She uses Dr. Anita Archer’s REWARDS Reading Program. This program is geared towards students in grades 4–12 who struggle reading long, multisyllabic words and comprehending content-area text. Furthermore, Kaaren provides instruction on writing. She models and provides guided scaffolding to teach students how to construct a wide range of sentence types. Teaching grammar and organization includes teaching basic simple (noun plus verb) sentence levels, increasing to compound and complex sentences (involving appositives), and culminating in the planning, outlining execution, and editing (explicitly teaching the mechanics of writing). While working for the NYC DOE, Kaaren helped many students by incorporating Dr. Hochman’s Writing Revolution, where thinking, reading, and writing intersect. She addressed issues from capitalization and punctuation to organization, perspective-taking, and knowing what information to include/exclude when writing.

Kaaren also has experience working with adults, conducting evaluations, and providing short-term therapy for language rehabilitation, primarily to persons who had recently suffered strokes. Additionally, Kaaren provides accent modification services to clients for personal and professional purposes. Kaaren is committed to using evidence-based practices and understands the importance of being part of the interdisciplinary team consisting of other professionals and family members to help clients advance toward their individual goals. While always professional, she keeps her clients at ease with her breezy charm. She affirms that the sooner treatment can begin and with the consistency of service, including caregiver engagement, the greater the likelihood of developing communicative and language learning competence and confidence.

LOCATION: Brooklyn – Flatbush, Flatlands, Kensington, Marine Park, Midwood, Park Slope, Prospect Park, Manhattan – downtown locations
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group therapy (2-3 children) speech/language evaluations, parent/caretaker consultations, and training
EXPERTISE: Receptive/Expressive Language Delays and Disorders, Decoding, Phonological Awareness/Literacy development, Vocabulary Development, Oral and Written Language Development, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Fluency/Stuttering, Accent Modification, Articulation
AGES: upper elementary, preteen, through adult

Paula H.

M.S. TSSLD, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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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 an 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 the 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

Judith

M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association) and certified singing teacher
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Judith has been a speech/language pathologist since 1993. She has worked predominantly with children ages 3-18 in private and public schools and privately, and has also treated adults in clinics, rehab centers, and privately. She has worked as a corporate speech, voice, and communications trainer and specialized in accent modification, at the same time continuing to work with people of all ages and backgrounds to become the best communicators they can be. She has a strong background in reading skills, literacy, language processing and its disorders, writing skills, phonics, accessing the curriculum, executive functioning, and auditory processing. She developed a group program for kids with dyslexia over a course of six years at one school she worked in and also trained teachers in how to facilitate reading skills within the classroom. Her programs and sessions are highly tailored to develop the unique strengths and voices of the individual client. Stuttering and voice are a few of her passions; she currently hosts a free monthly online session for people who stutter to practice fluency strategies, as well as share thoughts and connect with others. Her background in singing, movement, acting, improv, and public speaking brings an added element to her therapy, as she believes that when learning is fun and brings in as many of the senses as possible, the results go deeper and are more meaningful and longer-lasting. Judith also ran an extremely popular and well-received program at two of the schools she worked at called “Sounds In Motion.” It involved using a multi-sensory approach for reading and speech development and proved highly effective in engaging young learners.

LOCATION: Manhattan: Chelsea (office), Washington Heights, Upper West, and East Sides, Midtown, Downtown, flexible.
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultations, some speech-language evaluations
EXPERTISE: For Children: Literacy, reading, writing, articulation and phonological impairments, dyslexia, auditory processing, language delays and disorders, executive functioning skills, study skills, pragmatic language, fluency, voice.
Specialties (for adults): Accent modification, stuttering, public speaking, and voice enhancement
AGES: Children ages 3-18, Adults

Mary B.

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

Rachel Z.

M.A., CCC-SLP, B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Certified Teacher of Children with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)
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Rachel is a New York State licensed speech-language therapist who holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She received her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Hunter College and her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Touro College. Rachel is also certified as a Teacher of Children with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) and is level one PROMPT trained.

Rachel is currently a full-time speech-language pathologist at the NYC Department of Education, providing assessment and treatment of a culturally diverse population of elementary and preschool-age students. Rachel also holds prior experience in providing services for students grades K-8 at a specialized school for language-based learning challenges and for children ages Birth-5 at a specialized preschool and early intervention center for hearing impairment. Rachel 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 disorders, language-based learning difficulties, Auditory Processing Disorder, hearing impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorders, articulation, and phonological impairments, Emotional Disturbance, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, and fluency or stuttering.

As a school-based therapist, Rachel has worked extensively on treating speech and language difficulties that affect literacy development, such as decoding and reading comprehension. Rachel is formally trained in intervention programs, such as the Heggerty Phonological and Phonemic Awareness curriculum, Story Grammar Marker tool, Expanding Expression tool, and Anita Archer’s Explicit Instruction in Vocabulary, all of which support literacy skills. Rachel is passionate about instructing the students on a variety of language-learning strategies for decoding and reading comprehension using multiple modalities that help them become more independent in their own learning and academic performance.

Rachel firmly believes in using the personal interests and students’ strengths to help plan therapy that is meaningful and engaging. Rachel enjoys collaborating with caregivers, professionals, and the clients themselves to create a tailor-made treatment plan that will help them generalize their skills to all aspects of their life.

LOCATION: Upper West Side
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-4 children) therapy, speech-language evaluations, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Language-based disorders, articulation, and phonological delays, literacy skills, vocabulary development, pragmatics, and social skills
AGES: Birth through adolescence

Kristin

New York State bilingual (Spanish/ English) licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)
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Kristin is a New York State bilingual (Spanish/ English) licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Kristin completed her Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Teachers College, Columbia University and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Kristin has provided speech-language therapy as well as academic intervention in schools and homes both in New York City and internationally. She has supported students in English and Spanish in addition to working with multilingual students from diverse linguistic backgrounds. One area of expertise is evaluating students from multilingual environments to differentiate typical multilingualism from potential speech, language, and learning disorders. 

Over her career she Kristin has worked with children with a wide variety of diagnoses including speech and language delay but also dyslexia/dysgraphia, ADHD/ADD, executive functioning deficits, autism spectrum disorder, and various syndromes. Kristin has extensive experience and training in working with students from preschool age through high school with speech, language, and literacy challenges. Her approach to speech-language delays is tailored to the needs and development of the child. For younger students, therapy is based on play and the interests of the child as much as possible.  For older students, careful consideration is given to what language needs children to have in their daily functioning whether that be academic or participating in the community.  Kristin is also equipped to provide phonics-based reading intervention (Wilson, Orton Gillingham, SPIRE) as well as for other areas of reading difficulties. Reading and writing intervention is also always directly tied to the needs of the child in their academic setting. Whenever possible, she’s in contact with teachers to understand what the child’s challenges look like in the classroom. This might include phonics work, explicit instruction to support reading comprehension, learning the conventions and organization of writing, and more. When children need help with executive functioning, as with reading and writing intervention, Kristin works in tandem with parents and educators to individualize therapy and intervention to fit the specific needs of the child. This might mean helping the child find systems and strategies for organizing work, writing, or time.  

 

Regardless of the need, Kristin’s approach is child and family-centered, seeking to make the child and family partners in the intervention process. She prioritizes functionality and transfer of skills to the child’s everyday life in identifying goals and planning therapy. She is passionate about seeing children achieve their goals and feeling confident and capable. 

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Fort Green, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, South Williamsburg. Manhattan: Lower East Side
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual and group (2-3 children) speech-language therapy, speech-language evaluations, parent and teacher consultation, reading/writing intervention, reading/ writing evaluations, executive function support
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, articulation, autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia/ dysgraphia, multilingualism, executive function disorder,
AGES: birth through high school

Vinati

M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD, New York & New Jersey State licensed
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Vinati (pronounced ‘Vinity’) is an American Speech & Hearing Association certified, New York and New Jersey state licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She got her Bachelors in Speech Pathology and Therapy from Manchester UK followed by a Masters in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from New York University. With 15 years of experience in the field, Vinati has developed an expertise in working with the pediatric population including expressive-receptive language delays, articulation therapy, early feeding issues, picky eaters, reading & writing, Autism (non-verbal as well as high functioning), childhood apraxia of speech, AAC and social skill development. Having lived in different countries, Vinati has a keen interest in accents and understands the challenges faced by international students & executives to whom she provides accent modification services. She has work experience across settings like the National Health Service in London, Ummeed Child Development Center in Mumbai, The McCarton Center, Academics, and Therapy West in Manhattan, and Montclair State University’s Early Intervention Program in New Jersey. Vinati has provided services within various local school districts in New Jersey where she participated in child-study teams and provided evaluations and therapy to preschool, elementary, and middle school-age children.

Having worked in ABA clinics, Floortime-based schools, sensory gyms, integrated schools (with general ed as well as self-contained classrooms), Vinati uses an eclectic approach with her clients. She believes that therapy should not feel like “work” for the child and customizes all her sessions for each individual using their preferred topics and toys of interest. She also closely works with the child’s caregivers to understand their challenges at home and helps bring about change in the child’s natural environment. Vinati is experienced in gentle behavior shaping techniques to improve communication, as well as feeding skills. She is trained in PROMPT (level 2), Oral Motor Therapy, Social Thinking curriculum & SOS feeding therapy.

Vinati provides comprehensive evaluations for all age groups. She provides in-person and online therapy in northern NJ as well as online therapy to older children in countries with limited services such as Hong Kong, Japan, India, and Bahrain. Vinati is also able to provide evaluations and therapy services at her home office in Montclair.

Location: Northern NJ area
Types of Services: Speech-Language Evaluations, Individual and group therapy, in-person, and Teletherapy, behavior shaping, parent training, workshops, parent-child interaction groups, training nannies for special needs jobs, accent modification for international clients.
AGES: 0 – 3 years, Elementary school-aged, Middle and high school age, accent modification all ages.
Expertise: Evaluations, Behavior shaping, Autism high functioning and nonverbal, receptive-expressive language therapy, parent-child interaction, school observations.

Amanda F.

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

Sharon B.

MA, CCC- SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Sharon is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who has worked in the field for 10 years. She 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 an autism spectrum disorder to improve their overall communication skills through the development of social pragmatics language skills. Sharon has also received extensive training in the use of the Story Grammar Marker to facilitate language and writing development, as well as the Orton Gillingham approach for reading instruction.

Sharon has experience with the assessment of and intervention for speech-language delays of all ages from toddlers and school-age students through geriatrics, including delays or challenges with expressive and receptive language, cognition, reading comprehension, auditory processing, fluency, voice, writing, executive functioning, phonology and articulation, and pragmatic language. Sharon specializes in work with adolescents and teenagers in middle school and high school with intellectual and language learning disabilities, ASD, ADHD, sensory processing disorders, and emotional disturbances. She targets executive functioning challenges, social thinking, and writing and conversational skills with these clients. The goal is to help these clients self-advocate, problem-solve, and use critical thinking skills as they work towards college and career readiness. Sharon’s dynamic approach incorporates using tools from her psychology background to develop a strong rapport with her clients, and help them identify and work through any challenges that they may encounter throughout the therapeutic process. Therapy is geared towards accommodating individual learning styles, acknowledging the critical role of collaboration with other service providers and family members, while incorporating the strengths and interests of her clients.

LOCATION: Manhattan( Midtown, Upper East 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

Chelsea

M.S CCC-SLP, TSSLD-BE
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Chelsea is an NYS licensed bilingual speech-language pathologist and Certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) with a bilingual extension. She speaks English and Spanish. She maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Chelsea completed her Master’s of Science in Communication Disorders at Adelphi University. Additionally, Chelsea is currently working towards a pediatric health coach certificate through Epidemic Answers.

Chelsea believes in a holistic approach to servicing each child’s bio-individual needs. She utilizes a play-based and family-centered approach in her sessions so that they are both fun and functional. She enjoys providing parent training/coaching and believes it is the foundation for every child’s success. 

Chelsea has worked in various settings including NYC Department of Education-District 75, early intervention, and private practice. She has had specialized feeding & swallowing training at a NICU through NY Medical College’s Pediatric Dysphagia Advanced Certificate program. Chelsea is experienced in providing feeding assessments and therapy to complex “picky eaters”. Sessions include but are not limited to SOS approach (Sequential Oral Sensory) through food play/exposure, creating meal-time plans, discussing parent-child mealtime roles through responsive parenting/feeding approach, oral motor skills (i.e., chewing, open cup/straw drinking, safe swallowing, etc.), increasing food repertoire, food chaining, transitioning from puree to solids, etc.

Chelsea’s experiences in the elementary school setting have focused on building communication skills and access to the curriculum of both monolingual and bilingual verbal and non-verbal children on the autism spectrum as well as those with developmental disabilities and learning disabilities through receptive/expressive language (i.e., following directions, increasing utterance length, identifying and labeling nouns/actions, describing, grammar, etc), reading comprehension (vocabulary, inferencing, sequencing, identifying main idea/supporting details, story grammar elements, etc.) and building social skills.

Chelsea is also trained in the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in high-tech dynamic display devices such as LAMP, TouchChat, Proloquo2go, and GoTalk NOW. Including mid-tech static display devices such as GoTalk 4, 9, and 32+, big mac switches, as well as, low-tech communication boards, and PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) in literacy-based instruction and functional communication.

Location: Bronx, Yonkers, Westchester; outer boroughs on a case by case basis
Types of Service: consultations, individual sessions, group feeding sessions, teletherapy sessions, bilingual speech-language evaluations, and feeding evaluations
Specialization: feeding disorders (i.e., “picky eaters”), receptive/expressive language delays, reading comprehension, bilingualism, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Ages: birth – elementary school

Lindsay M.

MA., CCC-SLP, TSSLD SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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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: ManhattanUpper 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

Paige B.

MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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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 the 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 fieldwork 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 Xaverian High School in Bayridge Brooklyn treating male adolescents with learning disabilities.

In addition to providing private home-based 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 with. Paige provides speech therapy with a play-based approach by providing fun and motivating activities that 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
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Taryn, MA, CCC-SLP/TSSLD is a state-licensed, ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist based out of Astoria, NY. She graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2014 with a master’s degree in Communicative Disorders and Sciences. Her experience is primarily with children from early childhood through adolescence in a variety of settings including schools, clinics, homes, and teletherapy.

Taryn also works in a special education elementary school where she primarily services students on the autism spectrum. Her areas of expertise in this setting include assistive technology, sensory feeding, social communication, articulation, and expressive/receptive language delays.

In March 2021, Taryn completed the Level 1 certification to be an SOS Approach to Feeding Trained Therapist. She uses this comprehensive, multidisciplinary program to assess and address the causes of feeding difficulties.

She believes in taking a multisensory approach to reading intervention. Her practice uses Lively Letters which is a research-based and clinically proven, multi-sensory reading program that targets phonemic awareness, phonics, and speech production.

For articulation therapy, Taryn has been trained to use the SATPAC (Systematic Articulation Training Program Accessing Computers) program. This is a helpful therapy program for children who have difficulty saying /s/ and /r/.

LOCATION: Queens: Astoria and Long Island City
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, English evaluations, parent training, 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

Lindsay S.

Speech-Language Therapist, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD
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Lindsay S. is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and holds the New York State Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities initial certificate. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is PROMPT (prompts for restructuring oral motor phonetic targets) trained. Lindsay graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Science and Disorders from Penn State University in 2016 and a Masters of Education in Speech-Language Pathology from Monmouth University in 2018.

Lindsay has experience working in private schools, public schools, charter schools, outpatient rehabilitation centers, and hospitals. Currently, Lindsay works at a private school located on the Upper West Side, where she treats students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. At her school, Lindsay works with a diverse population of students with diagnoses of Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cortical Visual Impairment, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Speech and Language Impairment. She takes a holistic approach to therapy and loves to foster an environment where each child feels comfortable taking risks and believing in themselves. Lindsay has experience working with adults with aphasia, but specializes in pediatric therapy. She has experience working with students to strengthen social skills through Social Thinking curriculum by integrating perspective taking activities, literacy skills through phonological awareness intervention, multimodal articulation including PROMPT, as well as targeting expressive and receptive language skills.

Lindsay helps clients learn strategies to help them follow multi-step directions and teaches quantitative and qualitative concepts in a variety of play opportunities. To target reading comprehension, Lindsay teaches multiple choice question strategies, has her students go on “information scavenger hunts” to work on identifying salient information in a body of text (through highlighting, underlining, etc), and introduces context clues to make inferences. When targeting expressive language, Lindsay focuses on grammar based on each client’s needs within oral and written modalities, helps improve sentence structure, introduces transition words, and targets grade level vocabulary by providing graphic organizers to allow clients with multiple opportunities to be exposed to novel vocabulary. Lindsay also has experience helping clients improve their organization and executive functioning skills by discussing necessary steps to complete activities of daily living, making lists (e.g. packing for a trip, preparing for a trip to the grocery store) and introducing categories. Lindsay is enthusiastic and is passionate about collaborating with occupational therapists, physical therapists, teachers, and especially families to promote generalization of skills across all settings to allow children to reach their greatest potential. When working with younger clients, Lindsay utilizes play and each individual’s personal interests to keep them engaged and excited throughout therapy sessions. When working with older children, Lindsay helps to determine if the child’s greatest language need lies within academics or participating in the community and plans with families accordingly.

LOCATION: Brooklyn – Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Clinton Hill, Cobble Hill, Park Slope Manhattan – Upper West Side, Gramercy, Union Square, East Village, Upper East Side, Tribeca, Chelsea, West Village, Soho, Flatiron, Hell’s Kitchen
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy and group therapy (2-3 children)
EXPERTISE: Early literacy, speech and language delays, social language skills (pragmatics), reading comprehension, oral and written language, organization skills (e.g sequencing),
AGES: 2-13

Rachel

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, QOM
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Rachel C. is a New York and New Jersey licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The Pennsylvania State University and her M.S in Speech-Language Pathology from Syracuse University. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology and is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Rachel holds a Certificate for Teaching Students with Speech-Language Disabilities (TSSLD) from the New York State Department of Education and is a Qualified Orofacial Myologist (QOM). In addition, Rachel is PROMPT trained and certified in Lee-Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT-LOUD). She recently attended the Talk Tools Feeding First 2021 Conference and has completed Diane Bahr’s course in Treatment for Feeding, Speech, and Mouth Functions in Pediatrics.

Rachel’s background covers a wide range of experience working with various levels of disabilities in the pediatric, young adult, and adult populations. She has extensive experience in Feeding and Swallowing Disorders (pre-feeding skills, sensory-based feeding/picky eaters, and general dysphagia), Oral Motor Therapy, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurogenic Communication Disorders, Articulation and Phonological Disorders, Apraxia, Fluency, Aphasia, and Receptive/Expressive Language Delays. Rachel has worked in a variety of clinical settings including private schools for students with traumatic brain injuries/brain-based disorders, inpatient acute care hospitals, neonatal intensive care units (NICU), and outpatient clinical settings. Rachel provides training and consultations to parents and caregivers on feeding, communication, and AAC strategies to help skills carry over into her clients’ everyday lives.

Rachel believes in the benefits of a dynamic assessment and treatment approach that incorporates family values and evidence-based practice. She enjoys working with clients of all ages and their families for a team-based approach to success. She is a strong believer that everyone deserves a voice and strives to create a positive and fun therapy atmosphere. In her free time, Rachel loves exercising on the Peloton, traveling, and exploring new restaurants in the NJ and NY area!

Rachel has experience working with nonverbal students, late talkers, and students with pre and emergent literacy skills in expressing their everyday wants and needs. Rachel works closely with parents/caretakers on creating a rich communication environment and robust support system in the home to help expand her client’s overall expressive and core vocabulary repertoire. She also has experience with phonological awareness, pragmatic/social communication, and reading comprehension skills.

LOCATION: New Jersey (Weehawken, Hoboken, Jersey City, Edgewater- Hudson County), Teletherapy (REMOTE), Manhattan, NY
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultation, caregiver and teacher training/coaching
EXPERTISE: Feeding and Swallowing Disorders (dysphagia), Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Orofacial Myology, Expressive and Receptive Language Delays
AGES: Birth to Adult

Michelle L.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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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

Chaya W.

M.S.,COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Chaya is a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist and a certified New York State Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She received her Masters of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Cincinnati. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Excelsior College. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Chaya has spent the majority of her five years in the field working with school-age students and with preschoolers. She has worked with all ages including toddlers, pre-school through middle and high school students, and adults. Chaya 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, fluency disorders, writing difficulties, executive functioning, phonology and articulation, and pragmatic language use.

Chaya has conducted evaluations on school-age students from kindergarten through high school. She has also worked with both adolescents and adults in voice therapy and on executive functioning skills and is trained in myofunctional therapy for voice and swallowing disorders.

She believes strongly in educating parents to become facilitators of their children's skills at home and uses a playful, child-centered approach to reach children. Chaya is an energetic and enthusiastic professional. She emphasizes the importance of collaboration with parents and teachers when working with students. Chaya forms relationships easily and always has the patients’ and family’s needs foremost in her mind.

LOCATION: Manhattan: Upper East Side, Yorkville, Union Square, Upper West Side, Lincoln Square, Midtown
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, voice disorders, executive functioning skills
AGES: preschool through elementary school, adults

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Selver

MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified in Bilingual Education Assessment – Turkish (BEA)
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Selver is a speech-language pathologist. She holds her Clinical Certificate of Competence (CCCs) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),  New York State Speech-Language Pathology license, certificate as a Teacher Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD), and is certified in Bilingual Education Assessment – Turkish (BEA). She received her B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Brooklyn College – City University of New York and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Long Island University – Brooklyn. In addition to working in private practice, Selver is a speech-language pathologist at the Department of Education. Selver’s experience working in the Department of Education helps her align her client therapy goals to all areas of her clients’ academic and social lives.

Selver worked clinically in various settings, including home-based (pediatric and geriatric populations), preschool, elementary school, middle school, and clinics. Selver is experienced working with various speech and language difficulties, including expressive and receptive language, phonological processes, articulation, reading/writing skills, Autism Spectrum Disorders, apraxia, dysarthria, and aphasia. Selver is also certified in Lively Letters, a research-based program to teach children letter to sound correlation effectively. Her upbeat and encouraging guidance is appreciated by the clients she serves.

Selver’s clinical expertise is with children with speech and language delays and children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Selver has obtained certifications in various areas such as LSVT LOUD (Parkinson/voice disorders), FEES, and MBSIP (swallowing disorders).

LOCATION: BROOKLYN: Park Slope, Windsor Terrace MANHATTAN: Upper West Side, Upper East Side, SOHO
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual Therapy, Group Therapy Individual Therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Early Speech and Language Development, Pre-language Skills, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Communication (Pragmatic Language), Expressive/Receptive Language Delays, Articulation/Phonological disorders, Reading Intervention, Floortime therapy
AGES: Birth through Elementary School

Cathy E.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Cathy received her master’s 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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Elizabeth

M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Speech-Language Pathologist
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Elizabeth is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Elizabeth received her M.S. in Communicative Sciences & Disorders at New York University and her B.A. in Speech & Hearing Sciences at Indiana University. Elizabeth is a full-time speech-language pathologist in an elementary school within the NYC Department of Education. She currently provides classroom-based speech and language therapy to school-age students who present with a variety of speech, language, and learning impairments. Elizabeth specializes in oral and written language acquisition and expansion targeting organization, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. She is skilled in providing articulation therapy to children who present with speech-sound disorders. Additionally, Elizabeth is experienced in providing literacy instruction, including targeting the development of phonological awareness skills (i.e. identifying, producing, and manipulating sounds in a language – a precursory skill to reading).

Elizabeth prides herself on her strong interpersonal skills and ability to build positive and encouraging relationships with her clients and their families. She enjoys advocating for her students – taking the time to educate parents, teachers, administrators, and other service providers about the nature of speech and language disorders and how the team can best support children to reach their communicative, academic, and social goals.

LOCATION: Manhattan (e.g. Flatiron, Gramercy Park, East Village, Upper East Side, Midtown East, etc.)
TYPE OF SERVICE: Individual therapy, Small group therapy (2-3 children), parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Expressive-Receptive Language, Written Language, Articulation, Literacy, Phonological Awareness, Pragmatic/Social Skills, Selective Mutism
AGES: Toddler, Preschool, School-Age

Jillian

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

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Jillian is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, with a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. She earned her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Brooklyn College and holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Binghamton University. Jillian is also a level one PROMPT-trained therapist.

Jillian has been practicing speech-language pathology for six years, specializing in working with children with autism spectrum disorders. She utilizes a variety of evidence-based techniques and approaches, including extensive experience utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She currently works as a speech therapist within the NYC Department of Education, providing therapy to students with autism spectrum disorders. She previously worked at a specialized private school utilizing the principles of ABA to target speech and language development. She possesses additional experience in providing home-based therapy addressing language delays and language-based learning disabilities.

Jillian has extensive experience in working with children on the development of expressive and receptive language skills, speech production, literacy skills, narrative skills, pragmatic and social language skills, language processing skills, and feeding skills related to rigidity and selectivity. Her experience includes addressing speech and language deficits in children with a range of cognitive and verbal abilities, including a specialty in the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with children who are limitedly verbal and nonverbal.

Jillian brings energy, enthusiasm, and creativity to her sessions to foster a fun, motivating, and engaging environment! She is committed to help the students she works with advancing their speech and language skills, as part of a collaborative team with parents, families, and any other members of the household or interdisciplinary team!

LOCATION: Manhattan home visits (Upper East Side, East Village, Lower East Side, Union Square, Gramercy, Murray Hill, Midtown East, SOHO, Midtown West, Chelsea, and West Village)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual Therapy, Speech and Language Evaluations, Parent Consultation
EXPERTISE: Expressive/Receptive Language Delays & Disorders, Autism, Phonology, Articulation, and Motor Speech Disorders (apraxia), Literacy (phonics, reading comprehension), Narrative Development, Pragmatic/Social Skills, Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC)
AGES: pre-k through adults

Dana S.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD
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Dana is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In addition, she is a certified Teacher of Students with Speech-Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Dana received her Bachelors of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland and she received her Masters of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from CUNY Hunter College.

Dana has experience providing speech-language services to a variety of ages including preschool, elementary, middle, and high school age students in both general education and special education settings. She has worked with children with a range of needs and diagnoses including receptive and expressive language disorders, learning disabilities, dyslexia, articulation, pragmatic deficits, and executive functioning disorders. Dana has expertise in supporting students with reading comprehension, decoding, vocabulary, and writing difficulties. She is trained in the Wilson Reading Program and Rewards Program to support students with decoding and literacy skills. 

Additionally, she works with older students to develop transitional life skills necessary for daily living, college preparation, and career readiness. She currently works in a public school in Manhattan for the Department of Education, working with students from diverse backgrounds with various learning styles and needs in 6th-12th grade. Dana works closely with the parents and teachers of her students to implement strategies learned in speech therapy into the classroom, social situations, and activities of daily living.

Dana believes in establishing a strong rapport with students and building trusting and communicative relationships with families. She approaches therapy by learning about her clients’ unique needs, and incorporating their personal interests, curriculum, and activities of daily living into sessions to facilitate engagement and functionality. She loves seeing her students make progress, achieve their goals, and feel confident and independent.

LOCATIONS: Manhattan: East Village, Union Square, Gramercy, Midtown, Upper East Side. Other Manhattan locations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group therapy (2-3), parent consultations, speech and language evaluations
EXPERTISE: Speech and language delays, receptive and expressive language disorders, literacy skills, articulation/phonology disorders, decoding, fluency, pragmatic/social language, and executive functioning skills
AGES: Preschool through High School (3-21)

Katie S.

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

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Katie is an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist who is licensed in New York, Washington D.C., and Maryland. Katie received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences and Psychology from The University of Maryland, College Park, and her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The City University of New York, Hunter College. Katie is also certified as a Teacher of Children with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD).

Katie's professional and clinical experiences have been in a variety of settings including private practice, public school (pre-k through high school), and private school. Katie has experience assessing and treating children and adults in the areas of articulation/phonology, expressive & receptive language, fluency, pragmatic language, literacy, and executive functioning. Katie is PROMPT trained and has extensive experience treating social communication disorders using the Social Thinking methodology. Katie is also trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach to teach reading and is passionate about helping students improve their literacy skills.

Katie greatly enjoys building a strong therapeutic relationship with clients and incorporating client interests and strengths into therapy sessions. She also believes that collaborating with other professionals, parents, and teachers is imperative to reinforce the skills learned in the therapeutic setting.

LOCATION: Manhattan, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Consultations and Evaluations
EXPERTISE: Expressive/Receptive Language, Articulation and Phonology, Literacy (Reading and Written Language), Vocabulary Development, Social Pragmatics, Fluency, Executive Functioning
AGES: Preschool through Adulthood

Bianca

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

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Bianca is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She maintains a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is certified as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She earned her Bachelor of Science in Kindergarten and Elementary Education from Pennsylvania State University and holds a Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from Columbia University.

Bianca has been practicing speech-language pathology since 2015. Currently, she works as a speech therapist in a middle school, providing services for students with special education needs to support their academic achievement. Bianca has worked in a range of settings, including private practice, homes, specialized clinics, head start programs, early intervention, and schools. She has experience in assessing and treating children in the areas of expressive and receptive language, pragmatic language, augmentative and alternative communication, articulation/phonology, phonological awareness, and literacy.

Bianca utilizes a variety of evidence-based techniques and approaches in therapy. She is trained in the multisensory literacy program Sounds in Motion and SMiLE (Structured Methods in Language Education). Bianca has extensive experience working with non-verbal children and has been trained in LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning), and Proloquo2Go augmentative and alternative communication systems (AAC). She is also level 1 PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) trained for treating articulation disorders and motor planning difficulties.

Bianca uses an interdisciplinary approach through collaboration with teachers and other specialists. She emphasizes the importance of parent involvement to promote the generalization of learned strategies and skills. Bianca believes that therapy should be individualized to meet the needs of each child. She aims to create engaging therapeutic activities by incorporating client interests and strengths.

LOCATION:Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint Manhattan: Battery Park, Tribeca, West Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Union Square
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual and group therapy, parent consultations, parent training
EXPERTISE: Early language development, speech-language delays, receptive and expressive language disorders, social-pragmatic skills, phonological awareness/pre-literacy skills, augmentative and alternative communication, literacy intervention, and articulation
AGES: Preschool through early adolescence

Lindsay

NEW YORK STATE LICENSED SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST AND CERTIFIED TEACHER OF STUDENTS WITH SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DISABILITIES (TSSLD)

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Lindsay has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in both a school setting and private practice. She holds a New York State Speech-Language Pathology license and TSSLD certification. Lindsay received a B.A. in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland and an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from Hofstra University. She is skilled at working with various speech and language disorders and social/pragmatic deficits. She is experienced in working with ADHD, dyslexia, and children with various learning disabilities/profiles. As a learning specialist and speech-language pathologist, she has worked with elementary, middle, and high school students to develop decoding, writing, reading comprehension, executive functioning (organizing, planning, and executing), and social skills. She teaches language skills, inferential reasoning skills, reading, vocabulary, writing, editing written work, understanding texts, and other higher-level cognitive skills. In addition, she also teaches compensatory strategies, study habits, executive function, and organization skills to help the client gain independence. Lindsay creates an individualized learning program specific to each students’ unique needs. Lindsay strives to promote student independence by creating a positive learning environment.

LOCATION: Manhattan (prefer the East side, but will travel throughout Manhattan)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, Group Therapy (2-4 children), Speech-language Evaluations
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social/Pragmatic Disorders, Reading, Writing, Inferencing, AAC
AGES: 1 year old through High School

Michelle

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

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Michelle is a New York State certified speech and language pathologist with over 10 years of experience. Michelle proudly received her BS from the University of Maryland and her MA/TSSLD from Hofstra University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association, and in her spare time, loves mentoring future speech therapists from New York City colleges. Michelle is a tenured speech and language pathologist with the NYC board of education, where she serves on the special education team and child-referral team. She has worked for the past eleven years in a Title One elementary and middle school, completing both treatment and evaluations for the students. Additionally, Michelle has 10 years of experience providing evaluations and treatment for NYS Early Intervention.  Her passions have grown to include tutoring in all English language arts subjects, as well as math through 5th grade.

Currently, Michelle services students from birth to 8th grade. Her therapy targets expressive/receptive language delays, fluency, articulation disorders, phonological disorders, learning disabilities, apraxia, ADD and ADHD, pragmatic and social skills, executive functioning disabilities, literacy, reading and writing deficits, and math skills. Michelle is trained in multiple reading and writing programs such as Recipe for Reading, Fundations, Lively Letters, Sounds in Motion, The Writing Revolution, and other Orton-Gillingham approaches. She provides dynamic in-person and remote speech and language services.

Michelle uses her knowledge of communication skills to enhance reading and writing skills, including comprehension, organization, and written output.  Her background in speech also allows Michelle to tackle underlying comprehension deficits related to math word problems and the breakdown of math concepts.  Michelle loves working with children of all ages and determining the best intervention methods for her students.

HOURS: Monday-Friday flexible
LOCATION: Manhattan (Midtown East and Upper East Side for treatment, Manhattan-wide for evaluations)
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group therapy, speech-language evaluations, screenings, parent consultations/trainings, remote therapy
EXPERTISE: language and literacy, vocabulary, pragmatics, auditory processing, articulation, and phonological disorders, elementary school math
AGES: Birth-Adults
PAYMENT: Private Pay, Out-of-Network

Kathryn

CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST, CERTIFIED TEACHER OF STUDENTS WITH SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DISABILITIES (TSSLD)

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Kathryn is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is also certified as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University. Kathryn is level one PROMPT trained and has received extensive training in multi-sensory reading instruction.

Kathryn serves as a speech-language pathologist for public schools. She works with a diverse population of students from Pre-K through Eighth grade. Kathryn has worked in a range of settings, including private practice, early intervention, and home care.  She has extensive experience in the treatment and evaluation of children with Developmental Delays, Autism, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Apraxia, Language-Based Literacy Disorders, Fluency Disorders, ADHD, and Speech Sound Disorders-Articulation/Phonology.

Kathryn is level one trained in PROMPT therapy which is a treatment approach for speech sound disorders. Kathryn has a literacy background and has taken courses from the Institute for Multisensory Education and Reading with TLC. She believes in providing students with Multisensory experiences based on Orton Gillingham to effectively teach reading skills and meet each student’s individual learning needs. Kathryn has a strong interest in helping students develop phonological and phonemic awareness skills to build foundational skills for reading. Kathryn aims to support struggling readers and build their confidence and comprehension skills. When working with students with receptive/expressive language disorders, Kathryn believes in collaborating with parents/caregivers and teachers to incorporate spoken language that a child needs through activities and play. She uses a variety of age-appropriate treatment methods to help children with language and communication.

Kathryn prides herself on creating individualized plans for each child to ensure success at home, school, and in the community. Kathryn believes in working as part of an interdisciplinary team to help each child reach his or her full potential. She strives to create a rewarding and engaging environment by incorporating your child’s preferred activities and interests into his or her sessions.

LOCATION: Manhattan: Hell’s Kitchen, Hudson Yards, Chelsea, West Village
Westchester: Bronxville, Scarsdale, Eastchester, Tuckahoe
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: early/school-age language development, developmental delays, speech sound disorders, receptive/expressive language disorders, phonological awareness, dyslexia, reading instruction, reading comprehension, and literacy
AGES: All ages

Emily

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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Emily is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with over 14 years of experience working with children ages 12 months-12 years in a variety of settings, including public and private schools, private practice, sensory gyms, in-home and teletherapy.

Her expertise lies in early speech and language development, articulation/phonology, expressive and receptive language, pre-literacy and literacy skills (phonological & phonemic awareness, reading and writing), executive functioning, and pragmatic/social skills. As a play-based therapist, Emily believes in following a child’s lead to select therapy materials and activities. She incorporates books, puzzles, toys, and language-based games into therapy sessions to make learning interactive and fun. When working with school-aged children, she includes homework and other schoolwork to assist in the carryover of skills across environments.

Collaboration is extremely important to Emily to provide the best possible support for her clients. She values a team approach, communicating with teachers and other professionals, and equipping parents and caregivers with strategies to implement outside of therapy.

Emily holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas-Dallas, and has pursued continuing education and training in the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading and the Social Thinking curriculum. In addition, she has completed courses in expository writing instruction at the Windward Teacher Training Institute.

LOCATION: Manhattan (Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Midtown, Chelsea, Murray Hill, Gramercy, Stuytown, East Village, Lower East Side, Battery Park), Queens (Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights), Brooklyn (Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Speech-Language Evaluations, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy (2-3 children), Parent Consultations and Trainings, Teletherapy
EXPERTISE: Early speech and language development, Articulation and phonological disorders, Expressive/receptive language disorders, Pre-literacy skills (phonological & phonemic awareness), Literacy skills (Reading comprehension: vocabulary, predicting and inferring, sequencing; Writing: brainstorming/organizing thoughts, idea expansion, proofreading and editing), Executive functioning difficulties, and Pragmatic/social skills weaknesses
AGES: 12 months-12 years

Lauren

CCC-SLP, TSSLD

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Lauren is a licensed speech-language pathologist and holds the Certificate for Teaching Students with Speech-Language Disabilities. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science and Disorders from The University of Pittsburgh in 2016. Additionally, she received her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from St. John’s University in 2018. Lauren holds a certificate in American Sign Language and has extensive experience working with Deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

Lauren gained experience and knowledge through fieldwork during her undergraduate and graduate studies in a variety of settings, including schools (public, private, and charter), private clinics, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and hospitals. Lauren has found her passion for working with the pediatric population as she currently works at The IDEAL School of Manhattan with grades K-5 providing speech and language services as well as teaching American Sign Language (ASL) with the kindergarten and high school levels. She services a wide range of children with various diagnoses including Attention Deficit Disorder, Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, learning disabilities, articulation/phonological disorders, and processing disorders. Lauren creates individualized treatment plans to improve skills related to receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language skills, as well as articulation, voice, AAC, and pre-literacy/literacy skills. She utilizes the Heggerty curriculum to target phonemic awareness skills in children (pre-K to 2nd grade) to build foundational reading skills. Lauren also helps facilitate reading skills in elementary and middle school children by focusing on prevention, identification, assessment, intervention, monitoring, and follow-up. She provides individual and group therapy and includes families and caregivers in creating therapy goals. Lauren strives to provide personalized, creative, and effective care to maximize each child’s communication abilities. She strongly believes that a multidisciplinary approach is essential to improving speech and language skills in children.

LOCATION:
QUEENS: Astoria, Ditmars, Steinway, Sunnyside, Woodside, Bayside, LIC, Jackson Heights
MANHATTAN: Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Midtown East, Chelsea, Union Square, Central Midtown
BROOKLYN: Greenpoint
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD and ADHD, processing disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, Dyslexia, AAC
AGES: birth through high school

Phaedra N.

MA, CCC- SLP, TSSLD, Speech-Language-Feeding Therapist 

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Phaedra Nowak is an early intervention speech-language pathologist. She specializes in feeding disorders (i.e. picky eaters) and early language development (birth – 3 years). She had a strong passion for working with children under 5 who have feeding disorders, expressive/receptive language delays, articulation, and phonological disorders, and social-pragmatic deficits (e.g. ASD). She provides both in-person and teletherapy services based on a family’s wants and needs. Phaedra has worked previously in outpatient clinics, schools, and child centers. She has experience evaluating and treating clients’ birth-to-adult with a wide range of communication and feeding disorders, including apraxia, aphasia, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, and selective mutism.

Phaedra believes that children learn through play, and that speech therapy should be fun! She strives to bring joy to her clients and families while addressing speech, language, and feeding goals. She practices an evidence-based, family-centered approach and believes that a family’s opinions, beliefs, and desires are as critical for a child’s success as effective therapy techniques. During in-home or teletherapy visits, Phaedra works with family members to discover opportunities during daily routines (playtime, mealtime, bath time, laundry, dressing, etc.) that will support a child’s ability to engage with others, use spontaneous language, and improve listening comprehension in a natural and functional environment.

As a feeding therapist, Phaedra works with both picky eaters as well as children with underlying oral motor and sensory impairments to increase a child’s acceptance (and love!) of foods with a variety of tastes, textures, and temperatures. Phaedra practices a comprehensive approach based on ABA and Sequential Oral Sensory theories that build upon a child’s own unique strengths, interests, and motivations in order to achieve feeding goals. She believes in working with parents and related professionals (ENT, GI, OT, PT, ABA, etc.) to address all needs of a child in order to support his/her feeding development. Just like speech therapy, feeding therapy should be fun and full of joy!

Phaedra 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. She received her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from Lehman College; she received her B.A. in Linguistics from McGill University. She speaks English and French.

LOCATION: Manhattan
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual Therapy, Small Group (2-3 clients) Therapy, feeding evaluations, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Feeding disorders, social-pragmatic disorders, articulation/phonological delays and disorders, expressive/receptive language delays, and disorders
AGES: Birth – 5 years

Jisu

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Jisu S. is a fluent bilingual (Korean, English) Speech-Language Pathologist who has been practicing for over 10 years.

She received a Master of Science in the speech-language field at Columbia University, a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certificate and Bilingual Extension certificate from New York State.

Over the years, Jisu has been working in a variety of pediatric settings such as public/private schools and private practices. She has comprehensive experience with assessment and intervention for bilingual children with speech/language disorders including expressive/receptive language delays, apraxia of speech, fluency disorders, articulation, phonological disorders, pragmatic/social skills, and pre-literacy/literacy skills. She has widely worked with preschool-aged children who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and have sensory and behavioral issues and social communication disorder, and with nonverbal children, implementing alternative augmentative communication (AAC) systems such as Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).

Jisu has also worked in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) and home settings with geriatric populations suffering from strokes, brain tumors, traumatic brain injuries, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and senile dementia. She has extensive experience with the evaluation and treatment of adult patients with aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia, cognitive-linguistic deficits, voice disorders, and dysphagia. 

Her wealth of experience from continuously performing numerous assessments of bicultural/bilingual clients has enabled her to develop appropriate intervention plans to meet the specific needs of each client. Working with multicultural families on a regular basis has enabled her to be culturally competent and accurately observe the clients in the context of family and culture. Jisu strongly believes that cultural sensitivity is critical in the process of planning for and implementing evaluation and assessment. Cultural competence or the ability to build rapport with families from various cultural and socioeconomic groups is essential for an effective partnership supporting clients’ improvement.

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Maria

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Maria is a New York State certified and licensed bilingual (Russian/English) speech-language pathologist. She is a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. Maria holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She completed her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and her B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at CUNY Brooklyn College. Maria holds a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in Linguistics from a State University in her hometown in Russia. She is a lifelong learner who never misses an opportunity to grow professionally and personally on her own as well as with her clients and colleagues.

Maria is currently a full-time speech-language therapist for the NYC Department of Education, providing individual and group therapy for a culturally diverse population of elementary and preschool-age students. Additionally, she works as an Early Intervention speech provider with 0–3-year-old children with receptive and expressive language delays.

Maria has worked with children with receptive and expressive language delays, Specific language impairment, Autism spectrum disorder, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, speech sound disorders (articulation and phonology), and fluency. She utilizes multi-modal (visual, auditory, tactile) teaching strategies based on the Orton-Gillingham approach when working on the development of literacy skills (phonics, reading, writing). Maria is skilled in play-based therapy.

Maria develops an individualized approach to every client. She strongly believes that collaboration and teamwork bring the best results. Maria practices mindfulness is attentive to details and is known for the functionality of goals as well as genuine care and support.

LOCATION: Manhattan, Brooklyn
TYPES OF SERVICES: Monolingual and bilingual evaluations, individual therapy, group therapy (2-3 children), parent coaching, consultations.
EXPERTISE: Expressive and Receptive Language Delays/Impairment, Auditory Processing Disorder, Literacy, Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Articulation, Fluency, Accent Modification.
Ages: All Ages.

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Patricia

MA CCC-SLP, TSSLD, BILINGUAL (SPANISH) SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Patricia

Patricia is a New York State licensed Speech and Language Pathologist and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) with a bilingual extension in Spanish. Patricia completed her MA in Speech-Language Pathology at Hofstra University and her BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Pace University. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association. Patricia has over 8 years of experience as a bilingual speech and language pathologist working for the New York City Department of Education in an elementary and middle school setting. She also has over 6 years of experience working with toddlers to school-age children privately and in an early intervention setting.

Patricia has experience working with various speech and language difficulties including Expressive/Receptive Language, Articulation, Phonological Processes, Fluency, Apraxia, Learning Disabilities, Phonological Awareness, Social Pragmatics, and Executive Functioning. She also has experience working with Literacy, Reading, and Writing targeting reading comprehension, vocabulary, and organization. Patricia is skilled and prepared to work with individuals without and with learning differences in reading, writing, attention, behavioral, dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and Executive Functioning disorders. Currently, Patricia provides services for school-aged children from 3k to 8th grade, as well as children from birth to three years old.

Patricia believes in cultivating a positive and supportive environment with the client and a collaborative relationship with the family, caregivers, teachers, and related service providers are essential to effective therapy and carryover. She is dedicated to providing therapy that is catered to meet the specific needs of the client. Patricia strives to create a fun and enriching learning environment while targeting academic and functional skills in therapy.  

LOCATION: MANHATTAN Upper East Side QUEENS Astoria, East Elmhurst
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual, small group, parent or caregiver consultations/training, teletherapy/remote sessions
EXPERTISE: Expressive/receptive language delays, phonological awareness, literacy skills, articulation, reading comprehension, social pragmatic skills, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Executive Functioning disorders, bilingual language development (English/Spanish)
AGES: Birth to adolescence; preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school

Jenna

New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)
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Jenna is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Jenna received a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Hofstra University and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She was the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Ellen Parker Annual Scholarship Award for Clinical Excellence and Compassion awarded to two students from the graduating class.

Jenna has practiced speech therapy in a number of settings including public schools, private schools, charter schools, and home-based therapy with clients ranging from birth-18 years old. Utilizing a multi-sensory approach, Jenna strives to build strong foundational speech and language skills while simultaneously instilling a lifelong growth mindset in the clients she serves.

Jenna is currently a full-time Speech-Language Pathologist in an elementary school within the NYC Department of Education. She has extensive experience treating the following speech and language disorders: expressive/receptive language, phonological, articulation, social communication, and language-based literacy. She works to facilitate pre-language skills, vocabulary, grammatical and morphological development using evidence-based practices. Jenna has worked with young children who stutter using the Lidcombe Program and students with autism spectrum disorders. She is also trained in Sounds in Motion which pairs kinesthetic gross motor movements with phonemes to build articulation, phonemic awareness, and sound/symbol correspondence. In addition to servicing school-age clients, Jenna works part-time in the NYC Early Intervention Program providing home-based speech therapy using a play-based approach.

Jenna’s versatile experience has allowed her to cultivate her professional objective: to give individuals the gift of a voice, both literally and figuratively. Developing an evidence-based, individualized method of communication, that aligns with client values and backgrounds, is a critical component in Jenna’s philosophy. Working closely and collaboratively with families/caregivers, while incorporating the child’s natural environment, augments motivation and improves functional client outcomes.  Jenna believes that making communication a positive and meaningful experience for clients and families is of utmost importance.

LOCATION: MANHATTAN: Upper East Side, Midtown East, Tribeca, Soho
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group therapy (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: speech and language delays, early literacy, executive functioning and organization, autism spectrum disorders, phonological awareness, reading/auditory comprehension, oral language development
AGES: birth through elementary school

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Andrea S.

M.A., CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Andrea is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with over 20 years of experience. She holds a B.A. in Religion from Oberlin College and an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology, which begun at the University of Pittsburgh, and completed at Queens College-QUNY following a family move to NYC.

Andrea’s foray into early language began as a volunteer with toddlers on a kibbutz in Israel. Back in the United States, she began her professional career as a preschool teacher and was motivated by her love of child development to pursue coursework in early childhood education at Carlow College and then to begin her M.A. in speech/language pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research experience there led to a life-long commitment to evidence-based practice. Once in the NYC public schools, it was a smooth slide from language development to reading development. Andrea has studied the Orton Gillingham approach through courses completed with the Reading Reform Foundation, Wilson, and The Spalding Method.

Although a school-based therapist, Andrea loves being with children at home where they are most comfortable and where she can see and use what they are most interested in. She embraces children wholly and takes great delight in them!

As a specialist, she is attuned to points of struggle and challenge and then finding ways to build from strength to strength. She relies on parents and teachers for information about their concerns, their observations, and situational demands.

Andrea’s areas of expertise include late talkers, phonemic awareness and reading/decoding, reading comprehension, expressive language organization, and writing.

LOCATION: Upper West Side, Morningside Heights, Greenwich Village
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Late talkers, phonemic awareness, articulation, elementary school language demands
AGES: Toddler through elementary school

Susan M.

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

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.
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.
AGES: Toddlers, 3-5-year-olds, school-age children, adolescents, and young adults

Gabriela S.

M.S., J.D., B.Mus., TSSLD, Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist

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Gabriela S. is an NYS-licensed speech-language pathologist and Certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities working with mono- and bilingual children and adults in Westchester County and the Bronx. She holds her Certificate of Bilingual Extension from Columbia University Teachers College. Gabriela completed her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from NY Medical College and her Juris Doctor from Cardozo School of Law.

Originally from Argentina, Gabriela is a native Spanish speaker who personally experienced language-based educational challenges in elementary school, which fuels her empathy for families needing speech and language support. She also draws upon her training and works as a musician and lawyer. Music, in particular, has been a powerful teaching tool for language elicitation, for adults with aphasia, and for all ages who are pre-or non-verbal. Specifically, the temporal and pitch aspects of music often nudge the brain to compensate for difficulties speaking, by using songs, rhythm work, and coordination of movements to help elicit communication.

Allison

New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist & a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)

Allison

Allison is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and a 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 (ASHA).  Allison received her M.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology from Marymount Manhattan College.  Currently, she is a tenured full-time speech-language pathologist for the NYC Department of Education in an elementary school.  She has worked in general and special education settings from Pre-K to high school.  Her practice focuses on children with receptive and expressive language delays.  She addresses these delays by developing her student’s metalinguistics skills to improve reading and vocabulary comprehension, organizational writing strategies, and strengthening the overall link between spoken and written language.  She understands the importance of utilizing her student’s interests and school curriculum to target these skills.  She also treats articulation disorders by determining the appropriate treatment for her students.  Her experience includes speech sound perception training, cycles approach, and core vocabulary approach.  She is also experienced in providing reading and phonological awareness instruction. She is certified in the Orton-Gillingham Approach-based Fundations reading program which is multisensory and systematic phonics, spelling, and handwriting program.  She is also certified to administer the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness that focuses on developing phonemic awareness skills to develop letter and sound recognition and language awareness.

Allison understands the importance of fostering a relationship with her students that focuses and builds on the skills they have and celebrates small and large achievements.  She engages in open communication and collaboration with her student’s families, teachers, and other service providers.

LOCATION: Manhattan – Tribeca, Lower East Side, East Village, Upper East Side, Chelsea, Upper West Side, Washington Heights
TYPE OF SERVICE: Individual therapy, Small group therapy parent consultation, in-person, and teletherapy via Zoom

Natalie

 Learning Specialist & Speech-Language Pathologist

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Natalie is a learning specialist/speech-language pathologist with 13 years of professional experience. She received her bachelor’s from Brooklyn College and Master’s of Science from Teacher’s College Columbia University. She has extensive experience working with school-age children across all areas in speech-language pathology, including articulation, phonemic awareness, expressive and receptive disorders, reading comprehension, expressive writing, narratives, social skills. Currently, she works with teens with autism in a public-school setting providing social skill therapy and executive functioning skills coaching. She teaches an executive functioning class that supports students with executive functioning by developing systems that integrate with their school and home life. Executive functioning skills such as task initiation, attention and focus, planning, and prioritizing are areas in which Natalie can support students to grow and develop. She helps students identify areas of strength and challenge to personalize goals to the individual. Natalie can support organizational systems at home and school by considering what the student is already using and developing habits that will help them continue to approach adulthood. Natalie builds a relationship with her clients and nurtures their ambitions. She highlights strengths while supporting areas of growth.

Hannah

M.S.,CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist

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Hannah is a New York State and Connecticut State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who received her undergraduate degree from Manhattanville College and a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from New York Medical College (a medically oriented master’s program). She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S), an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and a Certified Neonatal Therapist (CNT).  For nearly the last decade, Hannah has worked in a variety of acute care settings including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and various multidisciplinary clinics working with children with aerodigestive anomalies/difficulties, velopharyngeal port dysfunction, muscular dystrophy, and craniofacial anomalies.  She also serves as an Adjunct Professor at New York Medical College, training post-graduate licensed clinicians in pediatric feeding and swallowing. She specializes in complex, medically-based feeding/swallowing disorders, as well as sensory and behaviorally based feeding difficulties, as well as picky eaters. Her area of passion is working with infants with feeding and swallowing difficulties and providing education to caregivers/families.

Hannah believes in child/family-centered care and providing empowerment to families.  Empathy is at the center of her practice and she feels strongly about developing a strong connection with the patients and families she services.  Hannah believes in functional outcomes and will work closely with you to align her clinical goals with your family goals which are equally as important.  

LOCATION: Amawalk, Armonk, Baldwin Place, Bedford, Bedford Hills, Briarcliff Manor, Chappaqua, Cortlandt Manor, Croton Falls, Croton on Hudson, Goldens Bridge, Granite Springs, Jefferson Valley, Katonah, Lincolndale, Mohegan Lake, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Ossining, Purdys, Shrub Oak, Somers, South Salem, Valhalla, Yorktown Heights, Danbury, Greenwich, Ridgefield
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, feeding/swallowing evaluation, treatment, parent consultations.
EXPERTISE: Feeding and Swallowing Disorders, Oral Motor and Feeding Skill delays, oropharyngeal dysphagia, infant feeding and swallowing, breastfeeding difficulties
AGES: birth through 21