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SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPISTS PATHOLOGISTS

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

Our Licensed Speech & Language Therapists qualifications include:

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

SPEECH, LANGUAGE, FEEDING THERAPY

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

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

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

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

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We travel to your home in Manhattan, Riverdale and Westchester. We also provide telepractice or internet online speech therapy. Please note that for insurance purposes, there s a modifier CPT code, 95, for telepractice support.

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

TRAVEL TIME IS INCLUDED WITH THESE RATES!

Manhattan rates
Speech Language Feeding Therapy Rates

  • $155-$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

 

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Zoomie Baby Class

Briana I.

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

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

Nikki P.

CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Nikki 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 (TSSLD). She is a level one PROMPT trained therapist. Nikki earned her Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Molloy College and holds a Bachelor of Art Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University at Buffalo.

Nikki works for the Department of Education in a school dedicated to children with autism spectrum disorders, utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She currently works at a school with children from elementary to middle school. Nikki has experience working with speech and language delays/disorders, pragmatic/social skills, narrative skills, literacy skills, and behavioral feeding issues. She has experience working with children ages 3-11 on behavioral feeding issues to expand on their food repriotore. Nikki utilizes visuals, graphic organizers, and story mapping worksheets to help children improve on their reading and writing skills. She has worked with children, who are non-verbal and/or have limited verbal production, utilizing a variety of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) including Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), GoTalk, Compass, Proloquo2Go, and Snap + Core First.

Nikki is dedicated to helping each child to expand on his/her speech and language skills. She will work with the child’s family members and/or other therapists to ensure carryover!

LOCATION: Manhattan (Upper East Side, Midtown East, Union Square, Chelsea, etc.)

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual Therapy, Small Group Therapy (2-3 children), Parent Consultation

EXPERTISE: Expressive/Receptive Language Delays/Disorders, Autism, Written Language, Articulation and Motor Speech Disorders (Apraxia), Literacy, Narrative Development, Pragmatic/Social Skills, Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC)

AGES: Toddler, Preschool, School-age

Sydney S.

M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Sydney is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Additionally, she is certified as a Teacher of Students with Speech & Language Disabilities (TSSLD) for the New York State Department of Education. Sydney graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in Hearing & Speech Sciences and Psychology. She received her Master of Arts in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from St. John’s University.

Throughout her career, Sydney has worked with clients ages PreK to adult in public school, charter school, clinic, home, and hospital settings. She provides speech-language therapy in the areas of, but not limited to: expressive/receptive language, articulation, fluency/stuttering, phonological awareness, decoding, reading comprehension, written expression, executive functioning (attention, memory, problem-solving, planning, organization), and pragmatic/social language. Sydney is trained in the Lindamood-Bell® programs Seeing Stars®: Symbol Imagery for Phonological and Orthographic Processing in Reading and Spelling (SI), and Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking® (V/V). Through experiences working in elementary, middle, and high schools, Sydney has developed a deep understanding of New York State Common Core Standards and classroom expectations. She provides therapy that has a direct connection to her clients’ academic success, whether they are a young child first learning how to read or a teenager preparing for standardized testing and college application essays. Simultaneously, she understands the importance of generalizing therapeutic success to areas of life that occur outside of the classroom.

Sydney believes in a holistic approach to skill-building, addressing the client as a whole and actively collaborating with them and their families to create an engaging and effective treatment plan. No two children are the same; each has their own strengths and interests that help them achieve their speech-language goals. Sydney warmly and easily builds rapport with students and their families and believes that communication with family members, caregivers, and related academic professionals contributes to a client’s success, both in and out of the classroom.

LOCATION: Manhattan: Midtown East/West, Murray Hill/Kips Bay, Union Square/Gramercy, Upper East Side, downtown locations. Additional Manhattan locations considered on a case-by-case basis.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group therapy (2-5 clients), speech-language evaluations, parent/caretaker consultation and training
EXPERTISE: Expressive and Receptive Language, Phonology, Articulation, Literacy and Reading Comprehension, Written Expression, Vocabulary, Pragmatic/Social Skills, Executive Functioning, and Fluency/Stuttering
AGES: Kindergarten 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

Dara B.

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

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

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

LOCATION:Manhattan: All Manhattan neighborhoods (from Financial District to Upper East/West Side)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual Therapy, Small Group (2-5 clients) Therapy, Parent/Caretaker Consultation
EXPERTISE: Fluency, Receptive/Expressive Language Delays and Disorders, Phonological Awareness/Literacy, Auditory Processing, Executive Functioning, Articulation, Feeding Disorders, Social/Pragmatic Communication, Accent Modification
AGES: Toddler through Adult

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Manhattan: Upper East Side, Yorkville, Lenox Hill, and Midtown East
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, English evaluations, parent trainings, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Sensory Feeding, Phonological Awareness/Pre-Literacy Skills, Late Language Emergence, Social Skills (Pragmatic Language), Expressive/Receptive Language Disorder, Cognitive-Communication Skills, and Articulation
AGE: Infant to Adolescent

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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Ayodele H.

M.S.,COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Ayodele is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She holds her certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Ayodele completed her Master of Science in Communications Sciences and Disorders at Howard University in Washington, DC. Ayodele s experience includes working over 10 years in the NYC Early Intervention Program for children ages birth-3, school age, multiple handicapped and geriatric populations.

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

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

Cathy E.

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

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

LOCATIONS: Manhattan: Tribeca
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, dyad/group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, autism spectrum disorders, feeding and swallowing disorders, apraxia, dysarthria
AGES: birth through elementary school

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

Jaclyn R.

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

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Jaclyn, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD is a New York state licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, and is a certified Teacher of Students with Speech & Language Disabilities. Jaclyn graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science in Speech & Hearing Sciences. She continued her graduate studies at NYU where she received a Master s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is trained in the PROMPT technique and TalkTools hierarchy. Jaclyn has also received training and eduction on developmental conditions including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Augmentative Alternative Communication devices, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Verbal Behavior and Functional Behavior assessment. Furthermore, Jaclyn has provided supervision to clinicians during their clinical fellowship year.

Jaclyn has spent the majority of her years in the field working with the pediatric population in school settings, and as an in-home private speech language pathologist. Jaclyn has extensive experience with the pediatric population; evaluating and conducting therapy to preschool and school-age students with developmental delays. Jaclyn s areas of expertise include oral-motor difficulties, articulation and phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, expressive and receptive language delays and disorders, literacy development, auditory processing disorders, language-learning disabilities, social-pragmatic delays, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Jaclyn is an energetic and enthusiastic speech language pathologist who loves working with children. Her speech and language sessions involve interactive activities and play while targeting all speech language goals. Overall, Jaclyn creates a fun, creative and engaging therapeutic environment for her clients and places an emphasis on working collaboratively with parents and other team members to help promote carry over and progress. Jaclyn is also dedicated to staff and parent/caregiver training and support.

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

Melanie B.

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

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Melanie is a New York State licensed Speech Language Pathologist and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association(ASHA). She received her Masters of Education degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Virginia and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from University at Albany. Melanie is a level one PROMPT trained therapist and has been trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) prior to her schooling for speech and language therapy. Her professional experience includes home-based early intervention sessions as well as working at a school specializing in ABA, servicing children with autism spectrum disorder from ages 3 through 15 years old. She currently works with preschool age students, leading groups to facilitate and develop pragmatic language as well as literacy groups focused on developing phonological awareness. She also provides individual sessions focused heavily on articulation as well as expressive and receptive language development using a push-in model.

Melanie has worked with children with speech and language delays and disorders such as articulation/phonological disorders, auditory processing disorder, pragmatic difficulties and autism spectrum disorder. She also has experience working with children of various ages with feeding disorders, particularly with oral motor/chewing difficulties and picky eaters. Melanie creates a fun, creative and engaging therapeutic environment for her clients and places an emphasis on working collaboratively with parents and other team members to help promote carry over and progress.

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

Meredith N.

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

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Meredith is a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) with over 20 years of experience. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) as well as state licenses in New Jersey and New York. Meredith received her M.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Case Western Reserve University and her B.A. in Communications from John Carroll University. She is currently training to be a certified Associate Level Orton-Gillingham provider and is also a certified Phono-Graphix provider. Meredith is a member of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA).

A seasoned SLP who has sought out extensive training in literacy, including Orton-Gillingham, Meredith is exceptionally positioned to assess and treat school-age children and adolescents with reading, writing, and spelling difficulties. She combines a deep understanding of the five components of oral language (phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics) with the ability to implement the guiding principles of Structured Literacy to create an individualized, flexible treatment plan for every client.
Meredith also works with children and teens to improve oral receptive and expressive language skills, including vocabulary, word retrieval, figurative language, word and sentence structure, narratives, and social use of language. Whenever possible, she incorporates school curriculum and clients’ personal interests into language therapy to make it more salient and relevant. With older students, Meredith teaches strategies to help them compensate for persistent deficits as well as ways to advocate for themselves both in and out of the classroom.

Meredith also enjoys working with people who have difficulty articulating speech sounds, as well as people who stutter. She integrates a wide array of evidence-based approaches, always considering the impact of speech errors or disfluency on the client’s life and ability to communicate. Meredith also treats speech and language skills as they relate to central auditory processing disorders and executive function skills that are integral to communication such as task initiation, working memory, and organization.

Additionally, Meredith is a skilled diagnostician, having honed her skills in a variety of clinical settings, most significantly as a clinical supervisor for SLP graduate student clinicians at Montclair State University and at The University of Maryland. She provides thorough, detailed, helpful assessments that are useful to both parents and other professionals. She also has a particular interest in the coexistence of communication disorders and anxiety and has taken a variety of continuing education courses related to anxiety and counseling.

Meredith brings engaging warmth, patience, energy, and experience to every session. She believes in individualized, evidence-based practice while working to improve her clients’ confidence and skills. She works collaboratively with families, caregivers, teachers, and others to best serve her clients.

LOCATION: Northern New Jersey (Essex County and nearby areas)
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, evaluations, and parent consultation
EXPERTISE: language-based learning (reading, writing), expressive and receptive language, auditory processing, executive function, speech-sounds, fluency, treatment of communication disorders with coexisting anxiety, and the assessment process
AGES: school-age (5-18)

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

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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 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