Meet Heather, the newest addition to the Brooklyn Letters group of speech therapists. Currently, she is a clinical supervisor at NYU’s biofeedback and speech perception laboratories, working with children who struggle producing the “r” sound, and who have not responded to traditional therapies. She also provides therapy at the Lang School, a private school for children who are considered “twice-exceptional,” meaning they are gifted and talented and have some form of learning disability. Bilingual in Spanish and English, she has worked with bilingual and bicultural populations in Bolivia and Ghana, and with school-age children in East Harlem. She is on a team to compile resource manuals for other speech therapists working with bilingual populations as part of the Leaders Project, which makes quality services available to low-income populations. Heather believes that evidenced-based practice and collaboration with parents, family members, and other professionals are key to maximizing communicative growth. With children, Heather is passionate working with children who have sensory integration difficulties, auditory processing disorders, and those on the autism spectrum. With adults, she provides individual and group support to improve daily life activities following brain injury and/or language loss (aphasia). Heather holds a master’s degree in speech and language pathology from Teachers College, Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Reed College. She is licensed in New York state as a speech and language pathologist, has a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, is a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities, and has a Bilingual Extension Certificate in Spanish.
Contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 347-394-3485.