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1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

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  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Lesley Duval ★★★★★ a week 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 ★★★★★ 2 months 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 ★★★★★ 5 months 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 ★★★★★ 4 months 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 ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    We really loved working with Alina, she is so fantastic. Patient yet firm, and determined the best course of action very clearly and succintly for us. And it all transitioned so well to Zoom as well. I will definitely be back in touch for … More services for our other child after summer break!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jen S ★★★★★ a year ago
    Vera was amazing! My 11 yo daughter made progress so quickly and really looked forward to her sessions. She was kept motivated and engaged.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters susie tofte ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    The work that Allison P. did with our daughter over the years has been invaluable to us. Our daughter had such a good relationship with Allison, and it allowed them to work really well together - even remotely these past 6 months. This … More year, Allison went above and beyond by helping us throughout the neuropsych eval we did, trying to re-open our daughter's IEP at her school, and eventually landing her at our chosen school. She was in contact with our daughter's teachers, with the neuropsychologist, and made herself available as a reference to speak on behalf of our daughter's learning differences.
    Allison stopped by our house last week to give our daughter cupcakes and say goodbye, and I literally cried with appreciation for what an amazing speech therapist she has been. She has been our daughter's biggest champion. The new families that she will work with this year are lucky to have her.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Alicia Perez-Katz ★★★★★ a year ago
    Sydney was great! Our son was sad to end his sessions with her, which says a lot. We appreciated her honest assessment of his skill level, and he now has materials to self monitor and practice. Thank you!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jacob B ★★★★★ a year ago
    We were delighted with Christie. First, and most importantly, our son made great strides under her guidance. So great, that we felt he no longer needed help! She was incredibly patient and kind with him and our son really responded to … More her. Christie was also great with me and my wife. She provided thorough and informative updates on our son's progress and which exercises she was using with him, so we could reinforce what she was teaching him. All in all, we had a fabulous experience with Christie and would highly recommend her.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Kristin Ames ★★★★★ a year 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 ★★★★★ a year 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 ★★★★★ a year 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 ★★★★★ 2 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 ★★★★★ a year 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 PATHOLOGISTS

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

Our Licensed Speech-Language Therapists’ qualifications include:

  • Master's degree in speech language pathology
  • New York State and national certification
  • PROMPT training
  • We offer bilingual services (Creole, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Spanish, Swahili, Portuguese, Russian, Ukranian, Yiddish).

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

SPEECH, LANGUAGE, FEEDING THERAPY

Our speech-language pathologists 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).

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

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

  • Speech and Language Disorders
  • Voice or Resonance
  • Social Communication
  • Cognitive-Communication Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Literacy

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

WE TRAVEL TO THE FOLLOWING MANHATTAN NEIGHBORHOODS
Battery Park City Central Midtown Chelsea Chinatown Clinton East Village Financial District Flatiron District Garment District Gramercy Park Greenwich Village Harlem Hell’s Kitchen Hudson Square Kips Bay Little Italy Lower East Side Midtown Murray Hill SOHO Sutton Place Theatre District Times Square TriBeCa Turtle Bay Union Square Upper East Side Upper West Side West Village and More!
We also travel to the Bronx, Riverdale, Yonkers, Westchester, New Jersey (NJ), and Connecticut (CT)
PROFESSIONAL SPEECH, LANGUAGE, LITERACY, COMMUNICATION, & FEEDING SERVICES

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

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

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Our speech-language pathologists travel to your home in Bronx, Riverdale, Westchester, New Jersey (NJ), and Connecticut (CT). We also provide telepractice or internet online speech therapy. Please note that for insurance purposes, there’s a modifier CPT code, 95, for telepractice support.

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

TRAVEL TIME IS INCLUDED WITH THESE RATES!

Manhattan rates
Speech Language Feeding Therapy Rates

  • $155-$200 for 60 minutes

  • $135-$175 for 45 minutes

  • $105-$130 for 30 minutes

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

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

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

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Dr. Melissa R.

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

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

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

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

 

Services:

Zoomie Baby Class

Samantha

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

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

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

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

Susan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STEFANIE S.

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

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

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

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

Briana I.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kaaren E.

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

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

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

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

Paula H.

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Manhattan (Tribeca, Battery Park, West Village, Upper West Side)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, speech-language evaluations, parent consultation and training, accent modification
EXPERTISE: receptive and expressive language, articulation and motor speech, Apraxia, autism spectrum disorder
AGES: Birth through adult

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. For the last several years she has been 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, phonics, accessing the curriculum, and executive functioning. Her programs and sessions are highly tailored to develop the unique strengths and voice of the individual. Stuttering and voice are a few of her passions; she currently hosts a free monthly online session for people who stutter to practice speaking and strategies for fluency, as well as share thoughts and connect with others. Her background in singing, movement, acting, and public speaking bring an added element to her therapy, as she believes that when learning is fun and brings in as many of the senses as possible, the results go deeper and are more meaningful and longer-lasting. Judith also ran an extremely popular and well-received program at two of the schools she worked at called “Sounds In Motion.” It involved using a multi-sensory approach for reading and speech development and proved highly effective in engaging young learners.

LOCATION: Manhattan: Chelsea (office), Washington Heights, Upper West and East Sides, Midtown, Downtown, flexible.

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

EXPERTISE: For Children: Literacy, reading, articulation and phonological impairments, auditory processing, language delays and disorders, executive functioning skills, study skills, pragmatic language, fluency, voice.

Specialties (for adults): Accent modification, stuttering, public speaking and voice enhancement

AGES: Children ages 3-18, Adults

Mary B.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Mary Bell graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Communicative Disorders. She received her Master's of Science degree in Speech Pathology from Boston University. She is certified by the state of New York and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Associate (ASHA). She is also a level one PROMPT trained therapist.

Mary has spent the majority of her eleven years in the field working with the pediatric population in private practices or in-home as a private speech and language pathologist. Her career has afforded her previous opportunities to work with children and adults of all ages and disabilities in Boston, Los Angeles, and abroad in Kuwait. Her therapy emphasis has been in the areas of articulation, processing disorders, language development, social-pragmatic skills, and fluency. She also has experience developing and running toddler/parent groups, social skills groups and giving parent workshops. She believes strongly in educating parents to become facilitators of their children's skills at home and using a playful, child-centered approach to reach children.

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

LOCATION: Manhattan: Union Square, TriBeCa, Battery Park, Financial District, SOHO
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, speech-language evaluations, parent consultations, parent trainings
EXPERTISE: Early language development, articulation and phonology, Speech-language delays, Receptive/Expressive language delays, auditory processing, language processing, and social-pragmatic language skills.
AGES: Infants through 21 years of age

Vera

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

LOCATION: Manhattan
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultations
AGES: All Ages

Amanda F.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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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 experiences for her clients. She loves collaborating with caregivers and professionals to share knowledge and promote successful carryover across all aspects of life, beyond therapy.

LOCATION: Manhattan (midtown and lower areas)
TYPE OF SERVICE: Individual and small-group therapy, speech-language evaluations, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Expressive-Receptive Language, Phonology, Articulation, Literacy, Auditory Processing, Pragmatic/Social Skills
AGES: Toddler, Preschool, School-Age

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 autism spectrum disorder to improve their overall communication skills through the development of social pragmatics language skills. Sharon has also received extensive training in use of the Story Grammar Marker to facilitate language and writing development, as well as the Orton Gillingham approach for reading instruction.

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

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

Hee Ra (Kristine) K.

M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD, TRILINGUAL (SPANISH & KOREAN) SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Hee Ra (Kristine) Kang, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD, ASHA certified, is a trilingual speech-language pathologist licensed in NY. She was born in South Korea and raised in Costa Rica (Pura Vida!); she speaks fluent English and Spanish, as well as proficient Korean. Her multicultural background gives her a unique vantage point to understand diverse populations. Kristine received her M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Columbia University (2013), and her B.A. Degree from Binghamton University (2010). Kristine has experience working with the pediatric and school-age (K-8th grade) population including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, receptive and expressive language disorders (e.g. narratives, vocabulary, reading comprehension), articulation/phonological disorders, dyslexia, high-functioning autism, and executive function disorders. Kristine understands that executive functioning is a huge component for reading comprehension (i.e. working memory to retain the text), writing (i.e. organizing, planning, revising), and social skills (i.e. problem solving, perspective taking, self-regulating); in other words, Kristine incorporates strategies and the client’s interests to increase one’s executive functioning because it is crucial to academic and social success.

Kristine currently works at a NEST school; she has extensive training in delivering SDI (Social Development Intervention): a collaborative model that targets social communication, problem solving, social skills, and pragmatic language development.

Kristine also has training in Recipe for Reading and Wilson Reading System, which both target phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, and sight word recognition via multisensory language instruction. She has experience providing comprehensive preschool and school-age speech-language evaluations as well. Kristine is a warm, energetic, and resourceful clinician who enjoys helping her clients and collaborating with caregivers and professionals.

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

Lindsay M.

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

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

Paige B.

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

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

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

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

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

Taryn A.

MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Taryn, MA, CCC-SLP/TSSLD is a state-licensed, ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist based out of Astoria, NY. She graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2014 with a master’s degree in Communicative Disorders and Sciences. Her experience is primarily with children from early childhood through adolescence in a variety of settings including schools, clinics, homes, and teletherapy.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Queens: Astoria and Long Island City
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, English evaluations, parent trainings, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Sensory Feeding, Phonological Awareness/Pre-Literacy Skills, Late Language Emergence, Social Skills (Pragmatic Language), Expressive/Receptive Language Disorder, Cognitive-Communication Skills, and Articulation
AGE: Infant to Adolescent

Michelle L.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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As a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist, Michelle has a variety of clinical experiences helping children, adolescents, and young adults. Michelle received her undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware in cognitive science with a concentration in speech-language pathology, and her graduate degree is in speech and language pathology from Hunter College. She is level one PROMPT-trained. Additionally, Michelle is completing her final year in New York Law School's part-time evening program to obtain her Juris Doctor degree. She intends to participate in the field of special education law alongside her work as a speech-language pathologist.

Her professional experiences include working at a preschool for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, working at a variety of sensory gyms in Manhattan with children ages 2-9, leading social groups to facilitate pragmatic language skill development, and providing home and clinic-based early intervention sessions. For the past two years, Michelle has worked with several young adults diagnosed with Autism in a clinical setting providing transitional services, with a focus on job-related skills, and language skills within activities of daily living to foster these students ability to participate in society independently.

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

LOCATION: Manhattan: Financial District, Tribeca, Chelsea, West Village, SoHo, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown East, Hell's Kitchen. Jersey City and Hoboken.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, speech and language evaluations and therapy
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, articulation/phonology disorders, pre-literacy and literacy skills, receptive/expressive language disorders, auditory processing disorder, narratives skills, and social-pragmatic weaknesses.
AGES: Infant through 21 years

Chaya W.

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

Chaya has spent the majority of her five years in the field working with the school age students and with preschoolers. She has worked with all ages including toddlers, pre-school through middle and high school students and adults. Chaya has experience with the assessment of and intervention for speech-language delays and disorders, including expressive and receptive language, cognitive delays, reading comprehension, auditory processing, voice disorders, fluency disorders, writing difficulties, executive functioning, phonology and articulation, and pragmatic language use.

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

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

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

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Cathy E.

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

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

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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 language – a precursory skill to reading).

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

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

Jillian

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

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

Jillian has been practicing speech language pathology for six years, specializing in working 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 homebased 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 helping the students she works with in advancing their speech and language skills, as part of a collaborative team with parents, families, and any other members of the household or interdisciplinary team!

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

Katie S.

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

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

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

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

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

Bianca

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phaedra N.

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

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

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

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

Phaedra is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She received her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from Lehman College; she received her B.A. in Linguistics from McGill University. She speaks English and French.

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

Jisu

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

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

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

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

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

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Maria

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Manhattan, Brooklyn

TYPES OF SERVICES: Monolingual and bilingual evaluations, individual therapy, group therapy (2-3 children), parent coaching, consultations.

EXPERTISE: Expressive and Receptive Language Delays/Impairment, Auditory Processing Disorder, Literacy, Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Articulation, Fluency, Accent Modification.

Ages: All Ages.

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Andrea S.

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

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, begun at the University of Pittsburgh, and completed at Queens College-QUNY following a family move to NYC.

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

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

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

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

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

Susan M.

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

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

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

Gabriela S.

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

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

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