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1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

4.9 55 reviews

  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters T Ainsley ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I cannot express how grateful and rewarding my experience with Brooklyn Letters has been. Her tutor Ms. Daria is so knowledgeable, amazing, kind and awesome. My daughter has made so much progress in Literacy and Math and it's all … More thanks to Ms. Daria. I know my daughter is sad that she can no longer work with Ms. Daria, as she looked forward to their sessions every week. Thank you again!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Natalie Levon ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Nicole has been an amazing therapist!! She played a tremendous role in our daughter’s speech progress and overall development. She has come such a long way and we are so happy with the therapy she received!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Colin Peters ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    We could not be happier with the services Valerie provided! She is very thoughtful and knowledgeable and provided significant guidance to support our daughter's speech development outside of our scheduled sessions. She established … More a great working relationship with her, and she will definitely be missed! Your business model is amazing and it was an absolute pleasure working with Valerie. I've referred your organization and Valerie to the Executive Director of our daughter's school and friends/colleagues who are in need of speech therapy services.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Lil Amatore ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Christina was absolutely wonderful. She went out of her way to win my son over and it worked. He looked forward to her visits and his speech improved so much under her care. She was super flexible and it’s clear she truly cares. We adore … More Christina and we’re going to miss her. Almost sad he improved so much! She’s simply amazing and we can’t say enough how great she is. I would recommend her services to anyone and everyone, without hesitation. Thank you so much for connecting us with her!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Heather Liljengren ★★★★★ a year ago
    We cannot say enough good things about Effie, the ASL teacher, who was so engaged and effective with our 2 year old daughter from the very first session! Effie gladly included our whole family in the sessions! Her expertise and fantastic … More personality gave our daughter a way to communicate that she was so desperately seeking. The coordinators at Brooklyn Letters were so helpful and communicative…I would highly recommend their services!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Brigid Bower ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Samantha Dalmas was fantastic! We saw her for a feeding therapy evaluation and while she doesn’t think my daughter needs more feeding therapy sessions at this time, but she gave me lots of tips to try. If my daughter's doctors want … More to see more progress at her next appointment, I wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to Samantha again.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Duygu Başaran ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Brooklyn Letters was recommended to me through a friend's speech therapist friend in NJ. The articulation evaluation for my daughter went well. We were pleased with Kristin's services.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Kelley Peters-Patel ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Melissa was wonderful. Our daughter warmed to her immediately and by the time she left, had already started "practicing" some of the techniques Melissa had shown her. I will not hesitate at all to reach out to Melissa again, should … More the need arise.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters R Elmore ★★★★★ a year ago
    Aileen was INCREDIBLY helpful to us, both in assessing possible origins of my grandson's food aversions, as well as informing us of various available interventions to consider.
    I can’t thank you and Brooklyn Letters enough for connecting
    … More us with Aileen. In all our feeding therapy journey we have not gotten anything near the kind of benefit that we did from her. Her knowledge, professionalism, and responsiveness have put us on the path of progress with my grandson and has also made us feel genuinely well cared for.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Christine Weiher ★★★★★ 2 years 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 Andrea Saffady ★★★★★ a year 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 Jacob B ★★★★★ 4 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 Jessica C ★★★★★ a year ago
    Theo was wonderful and his work with my son has produced some progress. I am grateful for the services Theo provided.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Melissa Stevens ★★★★★ a year 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 Demet Evren ★★★★★ 2 years 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 Jeizel Rosenthal ★★★★★ a year 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 Lesley Duval ★★★★★ 3 years 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 ★★★★★ 3 years 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 ★★★★★ 3 years 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 ★★★★★ 3 years 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 ★★★★★ 3 years 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 ★★★★★ 3 years 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 ★★★★★ 3 years 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 ★★★★★ 3 years 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 Kristin Ames ★★★★★ 4 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 ★★★★★ 4 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 ★★★★★ 4 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 ★★★★★ 4 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 ★★★★★ 4 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 LANGUAGE THERAPISTS

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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 feeding 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.

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, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, French, Haitian – Creole, Polish, Hungarian, Ukrainian, French, Portuguese, Yiddish , Arabic, Turkish, & Japanese).

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)
  • Maine (ME)
  • Kentucky (KY)
  • Oregon (OR)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Washington, DC
  • Connecticut (CT)

SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPISTS

speech language therapists
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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 feeding 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.

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, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, French, Haitian – Creole, Polish, Hungarian, Ukrainian, French, Portuguese, Yiddish , Arabic, Turkish, & Japanese).

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)
  • Maine (ME)
  • Kentucky (KY)
  • Oregon (OR)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Washington, DC
  • Connecticut (CT)

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.

Learn about The Language Literacy Network– the many language components that unify into skilled reading and writing. The infographic is attached and may be freely shared –unaltered and for non-commercial purposes.

MANHATTAN NEIGHBORHOODS (HOME VISITS)
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)
Training/Certifications
Our Speech-Language Pathologists and Therapists

We travel to you, and we also offer remote services. Some of our speech-language pathologists are trained in the Orton Gillingham approach. Many of our speech-language pathologists are trained in literacy and offer support with decoding, spelling, and reading fluency services. Our speech-language pathologists and therapists work with babies, toddlers, school-age students, and adults with expertise in:

Our Speech-Language Pathologists and Therapists

We travel to you, and we also offer remote services. Some of our speech-language pathologists are trained in the Orton Gillingham approach. Many of our speech-language pathologists are trained in literacy and offer support with decoding, spelling, and reading fluency services. Our speech-language pathologists and therapists work with babies, toddlers, school-age students, and adults with expertise in:

Don’t hesitate in reaching out to us! We are a local traveling educational and speech-language private practice based in New York City and the surrounding areas such as Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey, & Connecticut. All of our speech, language, literacy, and math services take place at your home or at your child’s school.

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Our hourly rate includes both travel and instructional time (you only pay for instructional time!).

Manhattan rates
Speech Language Feeding Therapy Rates

  • $155-$200 for 60 minutes

  • $135-$185 for 45 minutes

  • $105-$140 for 30 minutes

manhattan rates
Manhattan rates
Speech Language Feeding Therapy Rates

  • $155-$200 for 60 minutes

  • $135-$185 for 45 minutes

  • $105-$140 for 30 minutes

manhattan rates

*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.

**We, DO NOT, 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 do not 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.

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SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPISTS PATHOLOGISTS

Craig Selinger

SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPISTS PATHOLOGISTS

Craig Selinger

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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. 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.

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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. 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.

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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

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. 

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.

Briana I.

M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Briana I.

M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Briana M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Briana M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD

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, New York. 

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.

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)

Judith

M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association) and certified singing teacher

Judith

M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association) and certified singing teacher
Judith M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association) and certified singing teacher from NY Vocal Coaching
Judith M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association) and certified singing teacher from NY Vocal Coaching

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.

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

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.

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)

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 z

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, Dyslexia, 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, suchas decoding and reading comprehension. She is trained in various Orton-Gillingham-based intervention programs, such as Fundations, S.P.I.R.E, Sounds Sensible and the Heggerty Phonological and Phonemic Awareness curriculum. She is also trained in the Story Grammar Marker tool, Expanding Expression tool, and Anita Archer’s REWARDS program, all of which support school-based literacy skills. Rachel is passionate about instructing her 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 also has a keen interest in facilitating expressive language development in the population of late-talkers. Rachel has experience supporting toddlers in expanding their vocabulary and utterances, as well as empowering parents with strategies they can implement during daily routines.

Rachel firmly believes in using the personal interests and clients’ strengths to help plan therapy that is meaningful and engaging. She 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.

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, reading comprehension, oral and written language, organization 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)

Kristin

New York State bilingual (Spanish/ English) licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)
Kristin
Kristin

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. 

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

Amanda F.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Paige B.

MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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.

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Late talkers, Prelinguistic Development, Receptive Language, Expressive Language, Articulation, Pragmatics, Phonological Awareness, Fluency, Mutism, Picky Eating
AGES: Toddler through early adolescence

Taryn A.

MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Taryn A.

MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Taryn 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 bachelor’s degree is in English with a Creative Writing concentration from Binghamton University. 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.

She completed the Introduction to PROMPT: Technique Workshop in May 2023. She learned to perform an in depth analysis of a client’s motor-speech system and to develop a treatment plan to either introduce phoneme targets or to correct inaccurate targets.

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/.

In her free time, Taryn enjoys cooking with locally farmed produce from her CSA, taking advantage of all the cultural experiences in New York, and photographing concerts.

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

Lindsay S.

Speech-Language Therapist, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD
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Lindsay is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and holds the New York State Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities professional 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 special education school located on the Upper West Side, where she treats students with diverse diagnoses. Lindsay has experience working with students on The Autism Spectrum as well as students with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, 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 students to strengthen social skills through Social Thinking curriculum by integrating perspective taking activities, literacy skills through phonological awareness intervention, multimodal articulation including PROMPT,  fluency, 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 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.

Manhattan – Upper West Side, Gramercy, Union Square, East Village, 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, and executive functioning skills.
AGES: 2-21

Rachel

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, QOM

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.

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

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.

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

Christina

CCC- SLP NEW YORK STATE LICENSED SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Christina

CCC- SLP NEW YORK STATE LICENSED SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Christina is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who is a dual alumna of New York University from where she received her undergraduate degree in Acting and a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She holds certification in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment and SPEAK OUT!. Since graduating, Christina has completed a specialized medical fellowship in Voice, Swallow, and Upper Airway Disorders at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Voice & Swallow Center. Following the completion of her fellowship, she has worked at different New York hospitals in a variety of settings including both acute care and outpatient settings. These experiences include level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), cardiac unit, and oncology unit. Previous hospital experience includes evaluation and treatment of adults and pediatric patients with voice and upper airway disorders (PVFM, chronic cough, etc.) as well as medically complex, medically-based feeding/swallowing disorders, and sensory and behaviorally based feeding difficulties.

Christina prides herself on a patient-center and holistic approach to assessment and treatment. She is aware that every patient and every family has different needs and goals; her goal as a clinician is to provide evidence-based therapy, extensive education, and provide empowerment in order to achieve the best, most functional outcomes. She believes in a patient-led approach to voice, feeding, swallowing, and upper airway therapy. There is no denying Christina’s passion and love for her work as a medical Speech-Language Pathologist!

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual voice therapy, individual upper airway therapy, feeding/swallowing evaluation, and treatment, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Feeding and Swallowing Disorders, Oral Motor and Feeding Skill delays, oropharyngeal dysphagia, infant feeding and swallowing adult swallow, adult & pediatric voice disorders (e.g. muscle tension dysphonia, vocal tremor, performing voice, vocal fold lesions, vocal fatigue, etc.), and upper airway disorders (paradoxical vocal fold motion, chronic cough/chronic throat clearing, laryngospasms)
AGES: across the lifespan, from infants to adults

Selver

MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified in Bilingual Education Assessment – Turkish (BEA)

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).

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

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!

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

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.

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

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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

Lindsay

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

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.

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

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.

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)

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.

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

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.

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

Patricia

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

Patricia

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

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)

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 evidenced-based practices. Jenna previously worked for the NYC Early Intervention Program providing home-based speech therapy using a play-based approach. In addition, 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.

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 evidenced-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.

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group therapy (2-3 children)
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

Andrea S.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Allison K.

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

Allison

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

TYPE OF SERVICE: Individual therapy, Small group therapy parent consultation, in-person, and teletherapy via Zoom

Rachel S.

NYS and TSSLD-Certified Speech-Language Pathologist

Rachel S.

NYS and TSSLD-Certified Speech-Language Pathologist
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Rachel has been an NYS and TSSLD-certified speech-language pathologist for 5 years, primarily working with students with language-based learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, and NVLD. Rachel received a bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science from the University of Delaware and holds a master’s of science degree from Hunter College in Communication Disorders. She has experience with students in grades K-12. Rachel has provided 1:1 and small group language therapy led small-group literacy instruction and assisted the admissions team in independent school settings.

She has worked with students privately for speech and language therapy, including social pragmatic skills, articulation, expressive and receptive language, as well as executive functioning support and literacy tutoring.

Rachel uses systematic and explicit approaches to remediate reading and writing skills for all of her students. She is well-versed in Orton-Gillingham-based reading methodologies and has received training in The Writing Revolution (Hochman). Moreover, she supports students in their development of executive functioning skills such as prioritization, time management, self-monitoring, and planning, as well as their critical thinking skills. Rachel uses her extensive experience in the Zones of Regulation to support students in their emotional regulation, a prerequisite skill for academic and social success. Furthermore, she leverages her experience using the Social Thinking curriculum to promote social communication and the development of peer relationships both in and out of the classroom.

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language therapy, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Expressive and Receptive language delays, articulation, social-pragmatic disorders, language-based learning disabilities, dyslexia, executive functioning disorder
AGES: kindergarten through high school

Katherine

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

Katherine

New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)
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Katherine 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. Katherine graduated cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park, and completed her Master’s of Science in Communication Disorders at Teachers College, Columbia University.

She is trained in LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment certified). In addition to her clinical work, Katherine has assisted research conducted on language acquisition and speech recognition and perception of infants and children, and has been an invited speaker at Widener University. Katherine currently provides speech therapy at a public middle and high school in New York City, and has experience providing speech services to adult and geriatric populations via teletherapy and in-person in the private sector. 

Katherine prides herself in providing diverse, culturally-competent speech therapy. Katherine’s philosophy is that every patient has their own individualized and colorful story, and she has developed vested interest in helping children become lifelong learners and critical thinkers, and providing people of all ages with high-quality, engaging and empathetic therapy. 

Katherine brings a background of working with a wide range of clients, including both those without and with learning differences, such as ADHD, ADD, dyslexia, attention and behavioral deficits, reading, and writing. Her experience includes assessment and treatment of both bilingual and monolingual children with speech and language disorders as a result of developmental delay, cerebral palsy, autism, mixed receptive and expressive language disorders, fluency, executive functioning deficits, phonological disorders, literacy skills, articulation, and language learning difficulties. Katherine also has extensive experience evaluating and working with adults living with neurogenic communication disorders including aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, and adults experiencing cognitive deficits as a result of stroke and traumatic brain injury. She is committed to providing functional therapy that is specifically tailored for each client to help each individual reach their highest potential.

TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, articulation, early intervention
AGES: 1.5-90+

Laura

Master’s degree in Linguistics, Speech-Language Pathologist, Bilingual Certification in Spanish

Laura

Master’s degree in Linguistics, Speech-Language Pathologist, Bilingual Certification in Spanish
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Laura has a passion for language and this is expressed in her daily work as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Master’s degree in Linguistics from Florida International University. She went on to receive a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Boston University in 2009. Laura is licensed as a speech and language pathologist in NY state and received her bilingual extension certification in Spanish from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.

Currently working in NYC schools, Laura works with children with difficulties in the areas of expressive and receptive language, reading comprehension and social communication. Additionally, she works in a team conducting evaluations for augmentative and alternative communication. Laura has worked with adults and children who demonstrate difficulty expressing themselves with only their words. She also has experience working with adults with Aphasia and clients in need of accent modification.

If it affects language and communication, Laura would be proud to provide the support to improve your/your child’s ability to express and communicate in the best way possible.

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual speech-language therapy, speech-language evaluations
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays and disorders, Bilingual therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Social Communication Disorder. Reading comprehension difficulties, Aphasia, Accent Modification, AAC
AGES: 3 years through adult

Jill

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

Jill

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Jill has been working with students with learning differences for over 20 years. She is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist in the state of NY who holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) as well as her Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certificate from the New York Department of Education. She graduated with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Child Development from the University of Rhode Island in 1998 and then continued her education at The University of Southern Connecticut where she earned her M.S. in Communication Disorders with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology in 2002. She has also been training in multiple reading programs such as Wilson reading, Linda Mood Bell, and Lively Letters as well as basic prompt training for articulation. Throughout her education she was employed in many settings with a wide range of students including substitute teaching, tutoring elementary school subjects to high school SAT’s, a counselor at a camp for children with autism, as well as a speech assistant in the Stamford Public Schools before they hired her full time out of graduate school. Once she completed her education, she worked in a variety of settings from home care, public and private regular education, and special education preschools to middle schools, adult group homes, and remote learning.

She is dedicated to her clients and builds lasting relationships with many of the families she has worked with, a great number who continue to keep her posted on their success to this day, long after they stopped needing her assistance. Her focus over the last 10 years has been with students from ages 3 to 15 in a regular education classroom who struggle with expressive and receptive language skills as well as phonological awareness and reading difficulties, from decoding to comprehension. Throughout her career, she has also worked with clients who have difficulty with articulation and phonological processes as well as verbal and non-verbal children with autism. In addition to language, Jill has a passion for math, using her language skills to help tackle word problems and sequencing strategies to assist in computation. Jill believes in using a blend of different modalities to help support her clients depending on what she finds they can benefit from when they are struggling. Her overall philosophy is to work as a team with her clients and family to discover a way to help her clients communicate and feel successful by giving them as many tools as possible. She then focuses on the ones that work best for them, as she understands we are all unique and there is not a one size fits all solution to learning differences.

When Jill is not working with her students you can find her meeting new people while traveling to new places near and far, on an adventurous road trip in her Jeep, watching her favorite sports teams, or spending time with her family and friends.

TYPE OF SERVICES: i.e. Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultations EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, Expressive and receptive language disorders, auditory processing, language processing, reading, phonemic awareness, articulation disorders, phonological processes, autism spectrum disorders
AGES: preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school. and adults with intellectual Disabilities

Christina R.

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

Christina R.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSHH, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Christina is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is certified as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH). Christina completed her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree at St. John’s University in Queens, NY.

Christina holds 18 years of experience treating infants and children up to the age of 21. She has worked in a variety of settings such as, a pediatric skilled nursing facility, preschool, elementary school and in clients’ homes. Christina currently works at a school for the deaf. She treats children who are hard of hearing or recipients of cochlear implants and diagnosed with a speech and language delay, neuro-developmental, genetic and/or congenital disorder such as, Autism, CHARGE syndrome, Cerebral Palsy.

Christina is the primary clinician at her school who provides feeding and swallowing therapy services. She creates individualized feeding programs focusing on promoting safe, efficient eating. Treatment programs may include, oral-motor stimulation and desensitization, tube weaning, diet progression, introduction to cup drinking, biting and chewing development and staff and parent training. In March 2016, Christina presented on the topic of Dysphagia at the New York Deaf Blind Collaborative (NYDBC) Family Learning Conference. She presented on the topic of feeding and swallowing therapy at the Northeastern CHARGE (in-person and virtual) conferences in April 2018 and September 2020. Currently, Christina is pursuing a certification in the area of holistic nutrition.

In regard to communication, Christina has experience assessing and treating children with cognitive delays, a diagnosis of Apraxia of Speech, articulation, phonology, voice, fluency, receptive and/or expressive language delays. She is particularly passionate about working with babies and young children who benefit from a multi-sensory approach to learning and the implementation of a total language communication approach. In therapy, she incorporates voice, introductory PROMPT techniques, signing and if applicable, the use of augmentative, alternative communication (AAC) such as the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) or a dynamic display device (ex Dynavox, iPad). She believes in the importance of establishing a strong foundation for language during the early years and setting children up for success. This includes supporting families, answering their questions, addressing their concerns, assisting them in carrying over therapeutic techniques within their homes and playing an active role in the transition from home to school.

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, parent consultation, parent training
EXPERTISE: Early Speech and Language Development, Expressive/Receptive Language Delays, Phonology, Articulation/Intelligibility, Oral-motor Weakness and Disorganization, Feeding and Swallowing Delays, Augmentative/Alternative Communication Use
AGES: Infants through age 6
PAYMENT: Private Pay

Liza B.

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

Liza B.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Liza B. is a Speech Language Pathologist holding licensure in both New York and New Jersey. She maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) with the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). Liza is also a NY Department of Education certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) and NJ Department of Education Speech Language Specialist (SLS). Liza earned her Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Speech-Language Pathology at The George Washington University. Liza’s intensive clinical training at GW’s on-campus Speech and Hearing Clinic served to develop her diagnostic and treatment competency working with clients with a wide range of communication disorders ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. Liza has extensive experience working in a variety of private and public schools as well as home based and private practice settings. She specializes in working with preschoolers, elementary and middle school students presenting with Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders, Speech Sound Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Language Based Learning Disabilities, Executive Functioning Weakness, Pragmatic( Social) Language Difficulties, Fluency Disorders, Oral Motor Disorders and Voice Disorders. She also has experience working with Alternative Augmentative Communication Devices( AAC).

Liza is trained in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Levels I and II, PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT), Social Thinking and Judy Hochman’s Teaching Basic Writing Skills.

Liza believes that connecting with each child and understanding what motivates them is instrumental in bringing about the most effective results. She tailors all treatment modalities to meet each child’s unique needs. Liza’s sessions incorporate engaging activities personalized to your child’s interests making targeting their speech and language goals a fun and dynamic experience.

When she’s not helping her client’s improve their communication needs, Liza enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants and walking along the Hudson River with her baby boy and husband

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Speech-language Delays, Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders, Speech Sound Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Language Based Learning Disabilities (trained in the Orton-Gillingham (OG) approach), Executive Functioning Weakness, Pragmatic (Social) Language Difficulties, Fluency Disorders, Oral Motor Disorders
AGES: birth through middle school

Jennifer

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

Jennifer

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

Jennifer is a licensed speech-language pathologist in the state of New York with over 7 years of experience. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), as well as her Certificate for Teaching Students with Speech-Language Disabilities (TSSLD) from the New York State Department of Education. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Binghamton in English, General Literature and Rhetoric. Jennifer went on to obtain her Master of Science degree from New York University in Communicative Sciences and Disorders.

Jennifer presently works as a school-based speech-language pathologist at Beacon High School in New York City. Working there since 2015, Jennifer primarily services neuro-diverse students enrolled in the District 75 shared-instruction program but also has experience with general education students. Day to day, Jennifer addresses speech and language skills that are critical to academic and social success in the upper grades and beyond, including executive functioning (task initiation, planning, prioritizing, time management, etc.), reading comprehension, written expression, vocabulary building, and advanced social skills such as social inferencing and social problem-solving.

Jennifer uses evidence-based principles from Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking curriculum to foster social awareness across the school, home, community, and workplace environments. Jennifer strives to incorporate technology into sessions whenever possible. Jennifer builds in the use of simple functions like text-to-speech, speech-to-text, desktop folders, etc., to facilitate comprehension, writing, and executive functioning. Jennifer further uses technology to target social communication skills such as emailing and texting, which are such a big part of interpersonal interactions today.

As a seasoned high school speech-language pathologist working in an inclusion program, Jennifer has ample experience helping preteens and teens with mild to moderate learning differences. Jennifer works regularly with the following populations: high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, attention difficulties, executive function challenges, comprehension and writing needs, and processing difficulties. Jennifer also has experience providing academic and social support to neuro-ypical students both in the school setting and in the home setting.

Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys traveling to warm-weather places as she is a certified SCUBA diver. As a New York native, she also loves watching football and rooting for the New York Jets. Jennifer further enjoys exploring Brooklyn, where she currently lives.

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, adolescent literacy, executive functioning
AGES: middle school, high school, college

Alina G.

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

Alina G.

M.S. CCC-SLP/TSSLD, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Alina G.

Alina 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. Alina completed her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Brooklyn College. She received her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Brooklyn College. Alina is fluent in Russian and conversational in Spanish.

Since 2012, Alina has worked in private, public, & charter schools as well as in private practice. While in private practice, Alina provided evaluations and treatment for pediatrics with speech delays and adults with post-stroke, aphasia, Parkinsons Disease, and dementia. Alina is currently a full-time Speech and Language Pathologist in a middle school within the NYC Department of Education. Here, she works with middle school students Grades 6-8 who demonstrate difficulties with receptive and expressive language skills, pragmatic social skills, executive functioning, organization and time management, reading comprehension, oral and written verbal expression.

Alina’s therapy focuses on language-based learning difficulties including listening/reading comprehension, inferential/critical thinking, receptive/expressive vocabulary development, narrative development, phonological awareness, word recognition skills, decoding, grammar, oral and written sentence structure (syntax), and organizing the students ideas/thoughts to target coherent oral and written expression. A large part of Alina’s sessions also focuses on articulation, where she frequently targets remediation of K, G, L, R, and S phonemes as they tend to be difficult for youngsters aged 4-7. Alina believes in helping students maximize their academic success by working through their strengths to remediate their weaknesses.

Alina prides herself on providing unique and specialized services tailored to fit the needs of each client and family. She believes that by providing a stimulating environment that is mindful of each client’s specific interests, she can maximize learning potential and communicative success.

In addition, Alina is certified by the Institute of Language & Phonology in the COMPTON P-ESL Program, which is a research-based and result-driven approach to accent modification training. Alina has worked with a number of adults who are looking to improve their English pronunciation, public speaking, and overall vocal clarity and confidence in professional communication settings.

EXPERTISE: Receptive and Expressive Language Delays/Disorders, Language to Literacy Connection (phonological awareness, reading comprehension, word recognition, decoding), Higher-Level Thinking, Articulation/Intelligibility, Fluency, Executive Function Deficits (organization, reasoning, poor decision making, problem-solving, time management, impulsivity), Narrative/Expository Discourse, Cognition (memory, attention, reasoning) Pragmatics/Social Skills, Accent Modification
AGES: Preschool, Kindergarten, School Age, Middle School, High School, Adults

Stacey R.

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

Stacey R.

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

Stacey is a certified and New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with over 15 years of experience. In addition, she holds a Certificate for Teaching Students with Speech-Language Disabilities (TSSLD) from the NYS Department of Education. She received her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Florida State University.

Stacey’s passion for supporting people with communication challenges stems from her experience having an older brother with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She began her career providing assessment and treatment to children, adolescents, and adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. Stacey then moved on to assessing and treating a range of speech and language disorders in various school settings including preschool, elementary school, and middle school. Throughout her 12 years working in elementary and middle schools, Stacey has provided assessment and interventions for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (with a specialty in High-Functioning Autism), Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD), Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disabilities, child neurological disorders, speech sound disorders, Specific Language Impairment, and Language-based learning disabilities (reading, writing, listening and speaking) in different classroom settings.

Stacey believes therapy should be individualized for each person she works with to reflect their interests, strengths and current needs. Building rapport with clients and their families/caregivers, and maintaining a flexible and welcoming therapeutic environment, are at the core of Stacey’s practice. She creates an engaging and affirming environment to enhance a client’s motivation and to maximize their progress through the use of interactive activities, along with on-going progress monitoring. Stacey believes that consistent collaboration with the client, their family/caregivers and educators, supports consistent progress and generalization of skills across settings.

Stacey is knowledgeable in the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project that is used across many schools in NYC. Stacey is trained in Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking methodology to help support clients with challenges in social communication. She implements other evidence-based instructional practices such as The Writing Revolution (Teaching Basic Writing Skills) by Judith Hochman to target written expression and annotation, note taking, visualization, summarizing, and main idea for reading comprehension. Stacey has direct experience teaching students to use Assistive Technology programs and accessibility options on their devices to support their reading, writing, and executive functioning abilities including speech to text function, text to speech, graphic organizers, folders, checklists, and word prediction (Co-Writer).

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, reading comprehension/writing expression tutoring, parent consultations (remote and in person available)
EXPERTISE: social language/pragmatics, speech and language delays, oral language development, listening and reading comprehension, written expression, vocabulary, phonological awareness, articulation, preschool/elementary/middle school language demands, receptive and expressive language, narrative skills, executive functioning skills,critical-thinking skills (problem solving, inference, prediction, cause/effect)
AGES: age 4 through young adulthood

Paula H.

M.S. TSSLD, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Paula H.

M.S. TSSLD, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Paula 1

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.

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

Max

Ph.D., CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Max

Ph.D., CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Max is a New York and Illinois licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at St. John’s University. He is a bilingual speaker of English and Spanish. He received his undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Spanish from Pennsylvania State University and Master’s and Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northwestern University. He also holds the Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certificate, Professional Educator’s License in Illinois, and Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

Max has experience working with children 3+ in the assessment and treatment of articulation and phonological disorders, fluency, receptive/expressive language, pragmatics (high-functioning Autism). He also enjoys working with adults on fluency and accent modification. He has been trained on cognitive-behavioral approaches to fluency treatment and gender-affirming voice care with adults.

Max currently serves elementary-aged students (Kindergarten-3rd grade) in Illinois through teletherapy. He previously worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Chicago Public Schools system. Max is familiar with the Common Core and often makes use of the school curriculum in treatment.

In addition, at St. John’s University, Max teaches Language Acquisition and Phonetics to undergraduate students, and Articulation and Phonology to graduate students. Max’s research takes him into daycares, working with 3- through 5-year-old children on enhancing language skills. Specifically, he creates a visual, verbal, and tactile multisensory experience within language intervention by using clay to create items that are the focus of the session (e.g., pizza). During these sessions, he implements evidence-based strategies, such as scaffolding, recasting, focused stimulation, and parallel talk to expand children’s sentences and provide them with syntactic models. In his school and daycare work, Max regularly meets with teachers and parents to discuss student progress towards goals and hear concerns from them.

TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual Therapy, Group Therapy (2-3 children), Parent/Teacher Coaching, Speech and Language Evaluations
AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Speech and Language Delays/Disorders, Articulation, Reading Comprehension, Social/Pragmatic communication, Fluency, Accent Modification.
AGES: 3-adults

Tina W.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Tina W.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD
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Tina

Tina is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and Teacher of Students with Speech-Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Tina received a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from St. John’s University and a M.S. degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from New York University. She has worked with preschool, elementary, middle and high school students with varying Speech and Language disorders.

Tina’s special interests include Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language disorders secondary to Autism Spectrum Disorder, stuttering and fluency disorders, and voice and articulation disorders.

Ongoing education and training are of the utmost importance to Tina. In 2022, she was a recipient of the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) after completing over 70 hours of continuing education credits in 36 months. Tina is PROMPT Level 1 trained, PECS Level 1 trained and completed training in Diagnosis & Management of Childhood Apraxia of Speech using DTTC. She has completed extensive training in Social Development Intervention (SDI) through the ASD Nest Support Project at NYU Steinhardt.

Tina has worked with toddlers, school age students and adults to improve articulation, pronunciation, expressive and receptive language, comprehension, writing, grammar, vocabulary, pragmatics and stuttering. Tina has worked with non-speaking autistic students utilizing Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices such as Proloquo2go, Tobii Dynavox and LAMP. Currently, Tina provides Social Development Intervention for students in the NYC DOE.

Tina is a neurodiversity affirming therapist with a strength based focus. She utilizes her clients’ interests and strengths when planning her therapy. Tina combines developmental norms and functional language to develop an evidenced-based course of therapy for each client. Clear goals, targets and strategies are utilized to help each child reach their individualized goals.

Tina is a trained vocalist and sings in a baby and toddler music group, a motown band, and a contemporary choir. She loves using music and singing in her sessions!

TYPE OF SERVICES: i.e. Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultations
EXPERTISE: i.e. Speech-language delays, Reading Comprehension and Fluency, Writing, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Articulation, Stuttering, Voice
AGES: i.e. birth through adults

Andonia S.

M.S., CCC-Speech Language Pathologist

Andonia S.

M.S., CCC-Speech Language Pathologist
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Andonia

Andonia is a New York licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Andonia earned her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Adelphi University in 2018 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Queens College in 2016. Andonia is also in the process of being NEST certified, which is a program supported by New York University, serving students with Autism Spectrum Disorder to build on their skills in their academics, their behavioral and social skills within a general education school and in their community. Although she does not have her bilingual extension, Andonia is also fluent in Greek. 

Andonia has experience providing speech and language therapy privately to preschool, elementary, middle and high school students in general education and special education classrooms. Additionally, Andonia provides services through the New York Early Intervention program training parents and providing speech and language services to children from birth to age 3. Andonia wholeheartedly believes in the integration and collaboration of the key figures in the children’s lives to increase their skills. She ensures to create a safe, welcoming environment that reflects her passion to provide clinical excellence in the areas of therapeutic procedures. Her areas of expertise include articulation, expressive and receptive language disorders/delays, speech sound disorders, pragmatic skills, auditory processing, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She works to improve children’s articulation, reading comprehension, expanding verbal language, answering simple and higher order thinking questions and generating language which is syntactically and grammatically correct. While working with Autistic students, she supports their social communication skills through dynamic interaction, social engagement, problem solving and information integration. Andonia has also worked with children who do not have specific diagnoses or language differences, but struggle with their academics or activities of daily living. She has served as a positive support and confidant to these children and given opportunities to provide helpful information to parents. Andonia prides herself in the rapport she builds with children and their parents, to target the necessary needs in an uplifting manner.

TYPE OF SERVICES: Remote and in person, Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Early language development, articulation and phonology, Receptive/Expressive language delays, language processing, executive functioning, social-pragmatic skills and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Nicole S.

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

Nicole S.

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

Nicole is a ASHA and NY state certified speech-language pathologist who earned her B.S. from the University of Rhode Island in 2016 and M.S. from New York Medical College in 2018. Since then, Nicole has worked in a variety of settings with the pediatric population including Early Intervention (0-3 years), inpatient rehabilitation, acute care and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Nicole is a Trauma Informed Professional meaning she not only provides care and supportive services for her patients but also values compassionate care for theircaregivers. Nicole is a specialist in evaluating and treating feeding disorders and dysphagia for neuro typical and medically complex populations. She has experience working with children who are feeding tube and ventilator dependent in addition to specialized populations including craniofacial, aerodigestive and muscular dystrophy. Nicole is also competent in conducting and interpreting instrumental swallow studies. Regarding speech and language, Nicole has prior work experience working in children’s homes providing speech and language services to the birth to age three population as well as rehabilitation experience utilizing low technology Augmentative and Alternative communication (AAC) devices for children who are nonverbal.

Overall, Nicole finds it rewarding to assist her patients and their families target their mealtime and developmental goals. Nicole believes it is crucial to work with the family’s dynamic and cultural background to make treatment plans as realistic for the family as possible.

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual speech-language therapy, individual feeding therapy, evaluations and consultations for speech-language and feeding/swallowing disorders
EXPERTISE: Feeding and swallowing disorders, early language acquisition, speech language delays, medically complex children
AGES: Birth through elementary school

Shannon D.

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

Shannon D.

M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Speech-Language Pathologist
Shannon D.
Shannon D.

Shannon is a New York State licensed speech-language pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She holds a New York State Certificate for Teaching Students with Speech-Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She is Level 1 PROMPT trained (PROMPTs for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) and also has experience with DIR Floortime. She has training in Wilson Language Training: Fundations and has experience working with structured literacy programs such as Heggerty to promote phonemic awareness skills and SPIRE for struggling readers and students with dyslexia.
Shannon obtained a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lafayette College. She currently works for the NYC Department of Education with students ages 4-11, but has experience working with children ages 2-21 with a wide variety of communication disorders ranging from articulation and phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language delays, pragmatic language difficulties, and auditory processing disorders. She also has extensive experience working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and intellectual disabilities.

Shannon believes in a team approach to therapy and encourages collaboration with parents, teachers, and other therapists to provide the most encouraging and successful environment for her clients. She incorporates a play-based approach to learning that focuses on children’s individual needs and interests to keep therapy meaningful and engaging.

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, speech-language evaluations, parent training, tutoring and test prep services
EXPERTISE: Early language development, receptive and expressive language delays, auditory/language processing, executive function, reading comprehension, literacy and writing, articulation and phonology, autism spectrum disorders, social pragmatic disorders
AGES: Toddler-elementary school

Liliana S.

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

Liliana S.

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

Liliana is a New York State licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) through the American Speech Hearing Association (ASHA) as well as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certification. Liliana received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Monmouth University. She has experience providing services in public schools, private schools, home-based, and tele-therapy settings for individuals birth-18 years old. 

Liliana provides speech and language intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Social-Cognitive learning challenges, receptive and expressive language impairments, executive functioning challenges, motor speech disorders, articulation difficulties, phonological disorders, and language-based literacy difficulties. Liliana is PROMPT (Level 1), DTTC, and ReSt trained in order to better treat individuals with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). She has received training in the Wilson Reading System (Fundations) in order to target phonemic awareness and literacy skills. In addition, Liliana has experience using the Social Thinking ÂŽ methodology to target social pragmatic skills.

Liliana has worked with individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, and other Developmental Disabilities who utilize augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. She is skilled in low-tech (e.g., GoTalk, PECS) and high-tech applications (e.g., TouchChat, LAMP). 

Liliana takes a comprehensive approach to therapy and focuses on positive rapport to create a strong foundation for progress. She strives to bring bright energy, enthusiasm, and creativity to all therapy sessions. Liliana encourages collaboration with parents, teachers, and other professionals in order to provide room for the generalization of skills in all settings.

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, Group therapy (2-4 children), Parent Consultations, Tele-therapy
EXPERTISE: Speech & language delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Executive Functioning, Literacy, Receptive and Expressive language disorders, Pragmatics (Social Language), Apraxia
AGES: Birth-18 years old

Devan B.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, FEEDING SPECIALIST

Devan B.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, FEEDING SPECIALIST
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Devan

Devan is a New York State and New Jersey State licensed clinician who received a bachelor’s degree from Pace University and a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has also obtained a post-master’s Advanced Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia from New York Medical College.

Since graduating, Devan has worked in a variety of settings including long-term skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation, including an inpatient pediatric traumatic brain injury unit, and outpatient medically-based settings in New York hospitals. She has worked with pediatric patients with diagnoses related to airway disorders, respiratory/pulmonary disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, cardiac conditions, and congenital and acquired neurological impairments. She specializes in complex, medically-based feeding/swallowing disorders, as well as, sensorimotor and/or behavioral feeding difficulties. Devan has significant experience treating infants who have difficulties with bottle feeding or transitioning to purees and solids, introducing PO feeding to medically complex pediatric patients, and helping patients expand their food repertoires to different food types and textures.

Devan implements a patient-centered and holistic approach to assessment and treatment of children of all ages. She works alongside families and caregivers to help them achieve their goals by providing evidence-based therapy, functional and specific treatment approaches, and extensive family education. Devan strongly believes in a child-led and responsive feeding approach to reduce the stress on the child and family or caregivers.

Type of services: feeding/swallowing evaluations and treatment, individual therapy, parent consultations
Expertise: feeding and swallowing disorders, sensorimotor or behavioral feeding delays/disorders, oropharyngeal dysphagia, infant feeding and swallowing
Ages: birth through adolescence

Sarah

MS., CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST,  NEW YORK STATE LICENSED CLINICIAN

Sarah

MS., CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST,  NEW YORK STATE LICENSED CLINICIAN
Sarah
Sarah

Sarah is a New York State licensed clinician who received her undergraduate degree from CUNY Brooklyn College and a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a recipient of ASHA’s Award for Continuing Education. Sarah is a member of ASHA’s Special Interest Group in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT). She serves as an Adjunct Professor/Clinical Educator at New York Medical College training post-graduate clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric feeding/swallowing disorders.

Sarah has received extensive post-graduate training and education in the diagnosis and treatment of feeding/swallowing disorders in infants, children, and adolescents. Sarah has worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) since the beginning of her career.

She has also worked with pediatric patients admitted to the hospital who present with diagnoses related to airway disorders, respiratory/pulmonary disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, and congenital/acquired neurogenic disorders.  Sarah has also worked with patients in the outpatient setting who present with sensorimotor and/or behavioral feeding/swallowing disorders.  She has treated babies who struggle with bottle feeding, helped transition infants to purees and solids, worked on introducing PO feeding to medically complex patients, and helped patients expand their food repertoires and transition to age-appropriate textures/consistencies. Sarah considers infant feeding/swallowing to be a specific area of passion, but she finds great pleasure in helping all children/families establish and reach their respective goals.

Sarah believes in utilizing evidenced-based approaches in the treatment of her patients, carefully making recommendations that are supported by current literature to curate realistic client-centered goals and optimize care. She aims to collaborate with other interdisciplinary professionals and will work with her patients and families to identify the necessity of other specialists if/when needed. Sarah prioritizes family training and education to ensure family independence and carry-over of skills into daily life. She truly enjoys celebrating wins of all sizes with the clients and families she cares for.

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, feeding/swallowing evaluations, and treatment, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Feeding and swallowing disorders, sensorimotor or behavioral feeding delays/disorders, oropharyngeal dysphagia, infant feeding and swallowing
AGES: birth through adolescence

Stefanie S.

MS, CCC- SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Stefanie S.

MS, CCC- SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Stefanie
Stefanie

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

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

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

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.

Maria

New York State certified and licensed bilingual (Russian/English) Speech Language Pathologist

Maria

New York State certified and licensed bilingual (Russian/English) Speech Language Pathologist
Maria
Maria

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.

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 provider with 0-3-year-old children with receptive and expressive language delays. Maria has experience working 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.

he is a PROMPT-trained therapist. Maria 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.

Her therapy is characterized by an individualized approach to every client, attention to detail, and functionality of goals as well as genuine care and support.

TYPES OF SERVICES: Monolingual and bilingual evaluations, individual therapy, group therapy, parent coaching, consultations.
EXPERTISE: Expressive and Receptive Language Impairment, Literacy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Articulation, Fluency.
Ages: All Ages.

Christina R.

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

Christina R.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSHH, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Christina Raschella
Christina Raschella

Christina is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is certified as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH). Christina completed her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree at St. John’s University in Queens, NY.

Christina holds 18 years of experience treating infants and children up to the age of 21. She has worked in a variety of settings such as, a pediatric skilled nursing facility, preschool, elementary school and in clients’ homes. Christina currently works at a school for the deaf. She treats children who are hard of hearing or recipients of cochlear implants and diagnosed with a speech and language delay, neuro-developmental, genetic and/or congenital disorder such as, Autism, CHARGE syndrome, Cerebral Palsy.

Christina is the primary clinician at her school who provides feeding and swallowing therapy services. She creates individualized feeding programs focusing on promoting safe, efficient eating. Treatment programs may include, oral-motor stimulation and desensitization, tube weaning, diet progression, introduction to cup drinking, biting and chewing development and staff and parent training. In March 2016, Christina presented on the topic of Dysphagia at the New York Deaf Blind Collaborative (NYDBC) Family Learning Conference. She presented on the topic of feeding and swallowing therapy at the Northeastern CHARGE (in-person and virtual) conferences in April 2018 and September 2020. Currently, Christina is pursuing a certification in the area of holistic nutrition.

In regard to communication, Christina has experience assessing and treating children with cognitive delays, a diagnosis of Apraxia of Speech, articulation, phonology, voice, fluency, receptive and/or expressive language delays. She is particularly passionate about working with babies and young children who benefit from a multi-sensory approach to learning and the implementation of a total language communication approach. In therapy, she incorporates voice, introductory PROMPT techniques, signing and if applicable, the use of augmentative, alternative communication (AAC) such as the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) or a dynamic display device (ex Dynavox, iPad). She believes in the importance of establishing a strong foundation for language during the early years and setting children up for success. This includes supporting families, answering their questions, addressing their concerns, assisting them in carrying over therapeutic techniques within their homes and playing an active role in the transition from home to school.

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, parent consultation, parent training
EXPERTISE: Early Speech and Language Development, Expressive/Receptive Language Delays, Phonology, Articulation/Intelligibility, Oral-motor Weakness and Disorganization, Feeding and Swallowing Delays, Augmentative/Alternative Communication Use
AGES: Infants through age 6
PAYMENT: Private Pay

Jennifer H.

M.A., CCC-SLP,  SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST, B.A. in Psychology

Jennifer H.

M.A., CCC-SLP,  SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST, B.A. in Psychology
Jennifer Hunter
Jennifer Hunter

Jennifer obtained her BA in Psychology from Emory University and her MA in Speech-Language Pathology from George Washington University. She is licensed in the state of New York and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Jennifer has received training in Level 1 PROMPT (PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) and DTTC (Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing).

With over 18 years of experience in the field, Jennifer has practiced speech-language pathology in a variety of settings, including preschools, elementary/middle/high schools, and clinics across Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Colorado, and London, UK. Her expertise spans a range of areas, including articulation/phonology, expressive and receptive language delay/difficulties, ADHD, executive function challenges, language-based learning disabilities, autism, stuttering, apraxia, pre-literacy and literacy skills, accent modification, and social (pragmatic language) skills.

Jennifer’s personal connection to speech-language pathology is deeply rooted in her upbringing with a sister with Down Syndrome. This experience has fueled her passion for helping children communicate more successfully. Additionally, navigating the special education system and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) with her own child has given her unique insights into the challenges faced by the families she supports.

In her therapeutic approach, Jennifer aims to address each client’s needs using evidence-based activities that are both enjoyable and interactive. She firmly believes in the importance of collaboration with parents, seeing it as a key factor in achieving skill carryover and genuine progress. Jennifer is driven by the joy of making a positive impact on the communication abilities of the children she works with.

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, small group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Articulation/ phonological disorders, receptive/ expressive/ pragmatic language impairment, autism spectrum disorders, language-based learning disabilities, apraxia, literacy, accent modification
AGES: two through adolescence

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