Our team of approximately 50+ NY State licensed speech language therapists, listed below, travel to your Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk), or New Jersey (Clark, Cranford, Westfield, Rahway, Union) home or child’s school. Please read more about our rates and policies before contacting us. Feel free to directly email info@brooklynletters.com 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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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), or New Jersey (Clark, Cranford, Westfield, Rahway, Union) 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.

We travel to your home New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island), Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk), and sections of New Jersey close to Manhattan. 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-$175 for 60 minutes

  • $135-$150 for 45 minutes

  • $105-$115 for 30 minutes

Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, New Jersey rates
Speech Language Feeding Therapy Rates

  • $140-$150 for 60 minutes

  • $120-$130 for 45 minutes

  • $100-$110 for 30 minutes

*Higher rates reserved for our most experienced speech-language therapist such as Cathy E., accumulating nearly 25 years of experience, and for Dr. Michelle M. who earned a Ph.D’s in speech language therapy

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

BROOKLYN STAFF

DR. MICHELLE M.

PHD CCC-SLP, TSHH, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Dr. Michelle M. has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist for nearly 15 years. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), her New York State Speech-Language Pathology license and is certified as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH). She received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Geneseo, her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Adelphi University and her PhD in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. In addition to being a private practitioner, Michelle is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences program at Hunter College (CUNY) and teaches graduate students in the areas of language development, language, phonological, articulation, motor speech and swallowing disorders in children.

Michelle has worked clinically in a variety of settings including home-based, preschool, elementary school and private practice clinics; and has enjoyed working with a variety of children presenting with language, phonological, articulation, and feeding disorders ranging in age from birth through adolescents. Michelle’s clinical and research expertise is with children who are late talkers. She enjoys working with children and their families to develop individualized and evidenced-based treatment, while having fun and encouraging communication success.

Michelle is a co-author of Time to Talk , an easy-to-read, straightforward guide for parents about how babies and young children learn to talk. A collaboration between Dr. Michelle MacRoy-Higgins, an associate professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Hunter College and a practicing speech-language therapist, and Carlyn Kolker, a freelance writer, Time To Talk explains how children acquire the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional tools to build communication proficiency. The book provides a practical, insightful look at the core components of listening, speaking, and reading. Time to Talk highlights developmental milestones and red flags to stay alert for, and each chapter features expert answers to common questions, research insights with real-life relevance, tips and takeaways for nurturing a child’s communication skills, and personal perspectives from parents who have faced and overcome speech and language challenges with their child. The book includes chapters on hearing, speech development, language development, speech fluency and stuttering, literacy, bilingualism, as well as causes for concern and finding the right professional help. Empowering and reassuring, Time to Talk is a trusted resource and welcome companion for every parent committed to giving their child a firm foundation in literacy, learning, and life. The website is www.timetotalkbook.com, and the book is available at local bookstores and at Amazon.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Park Slope and Windsor Terrace
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, autism spectrum disorders, feeding and swallowing disorders
AGES: birth through elementary school
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CATHY E.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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

REVIEWS

Avi M.

PhD, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist

Dr. Avinash M. is an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Connecticut. He has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University and Hunter College, City University of New York. He is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and maintains his Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Avi obtained his Ph.D. (2017) from Columbia University, M.S. (2012) from Northwestern University, and B.A. (2010) from the University of Iowa.

 

Avi has worked clinically in several settings including: acute-care/inpatient, outpatient, early intervention, private-practice, and academic medical centers. He has evaluated and treated patients presenting with a range of etiologies that have impacted feeding/swallowing (dysphagia), voice, motor speech, fluency, language, articulation, and augmentative/alternative communication (AAC).

 

Avi is an active clinical research and has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences. His research interests include the development of evidence-based evaluation and treatment protocols targeting the continuum of airway protection in individuals with dysphagia and dystussia.

LOCATION: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx

TYPE OF SERVICES: Primarily Evaluations (Case by Case)

EXPERTISE: feeding/swallowing (dysphagia), voice, motor speech, fluency, and augmentative/alternative communication (AAC).

AGES: Birth to Adults

AMY S.

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

Amy is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) with a bilingual (English/Spanish) extension. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Amy completed an MA in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Maryland, College Park and a BA in Psychology at Wesleyan University. Amy has over 10 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist. She has worked in a variety of settings: Early Intervention, schools, and private practice. Amy creates a fun and motivating learning environment, and her passion is helping those individuals who stutter: aside from dysfluent speech, there is an emotional piece, whether you are a parent of a child who stutters or you are the individual who stutters and need professional support. When working with Amy, her goals include helping clients improve their confidence and communication skills. Amy is also very passionate about working with school-aged students who are struggling with language based learning issues, e.g. difficulties with reading, writing, and expressive and receptive language skills. She’s also experienced working with students with special education needs and helping students in need of help with their articulation: she takes advantage of students’ strengths and interests, while creating goals/strategies to help the students she works with. In addition, Amy loves working with children on the autism spectrum. She is experienced helping individuals with ASD, from all ages, toddlers to adults, with their verbal and non-verbal social language skills.

LOCATION: Brooklyn
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group therapy, and parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Language based disorders, literacy (phonological awareness, reading comprehension, decoding, writing skills), stuttering, cluttering, pragmatics, autism, bilingual language development (English/Spanish)
AGES: Birth to Adults

MARY B.

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

Mary 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 career 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 connect with 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, Chelsea, Battery Park, Financial District, SOHO, East Village. 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

DR. TEMPII C.

PHD., CCC-SLP, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Dr. Tempii is a retired Associate Professor whose most recent appointment was with LIU Brooklyn for the past 10 years.  She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), her New York State Speech-Language Pathology license and is certified as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH). She received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northeastern University, her M.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Hampton University and her PhD in Communication Disorders from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  Dr. Tempii completed postdoctoral research at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Tempii has held positions at University of South Florida and Tennessee State University. As an Associate Professor, her many responsibilities included teaching, clinical work and research. In addition to this, she has taught pediatric diagnostic and language courses while at Long Island University.  During the time at LIU-Brooklyn, Dr. Tempii led three summer trips to the Dominican Republic with students, providing clinical services to students with disabilities since children in the Dominican Republic typically do not receive speech and language therapy.

Dr. Tempii has worked clinically in a variety of settings including home-based, preschool, elementary school and private practice clinics for the last 30 years.  Dr. Tempii has enjoyed working with a variety of children presenting with language, articulation, and fluency ranging in age from birth through adolescents. Dr. Tempii’s clinical and research expertise is with children who are language disordered.

TYPE OF SERVICES:  CPSE and CSE Evaluations, Language Therapy
EXPERTISE: Language Therapy
AGES: Preschool and School Age Children

LINDSEY W.

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

Lindsey is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). He holds his certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Lindsey completed his Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Louisiana. Lindsey’s experience includes working for six years in the NYC Early Intervention Program for children ages birth-3, as well as CPSE (3-5-year-olds), and for the Department of Education in a K-8 setting. Lindsey creates customized treatment plans and delivers services to babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children with expressive and receptive language delays/disorders, autism spectrum disorder, feeding delays in young children, reading comprehension difficulties, expressive writing support, with speech production (phonology and articulation), and stuttering (fluency). Lindsey believes in a family-centered approach, with an emphasis on parent training and family involvement to promote optimized improvement by including carryover activities in daily routines. Families enjoy his enthusiasm, creativity, and active approach to therapy. Lindsey is passionate about helping children, and he takes advantage of each child’s unique strengths and interests to make learning fun and successful. With his adult clients, Lindsey has worked with stuttering, aphasia, and voice disorders with a focus on creating awareness and sustainable strategies to improve outcomes at any age.

LOCATION; Brooklyn – all areas, home visits
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
AGES: Infants through adults

MARCY G.

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

Marcy is a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist and a certified New York State Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. She received her Master of Science degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music, Cum Laude from SUNY Purchase. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is a trained provider of the Orton-Gillingham Approach to reading and writing. For the past seven years, Marcy has worked privately and with the New York City Department of Education with clients from toddlers to adults, with a broad range of concerns, from children with autism, to children with reading disabilities, to adults with traumatic brain injury. Her practice currently focuses on children with receptive and expressive language delays, language-based learning issues (including dyslexia), development of phonological awareness and early reading skills, children with autism and PDD, feeding delays, alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), articulation and phonology, social and pragmatic language skills, and using positive behavioral supports for children with autism and ADD/ADHD. Marcy believes that a positive, supportive rapport with the child and a great working relationship with the family are the keys to successful therapy. Marcy works with the child, the family and caregivers, and school and other related professionals to maximize success at home, at school and in the community.

LOCATION: Brooklyn, from Park Slope and Cobble Hill to Bed Stuy and Prospect Heights
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, small group therapy (2-3 children), parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Receptive and expressive language delays, apraxia, language-based learning issues (reading and writing), phonological awareness and early reading skills, feeding delays, alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), articulation and phonology, working with children with autism and PDD, social and pragmatic language skills, and using positive behavior supports for children with autism and ADD/ADHD
AGES: Toddler through adult

CHRISTIE C.

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

Christie is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) with a bilingual (English/Spanish) extension. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Christie completed her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Teachers College, Columbia University. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Linguistics and a Masters of Arts in Spanish Language and Translation from New York University. Christie has been working for the New York City Department of Education with a diverse population of high school aged students for the last five years. Also, she worked with Early Intervention aged children and elementary and middle school-aged students. Christie has experience evaluating and providing speech-language therapy for monolingual English and bilingual Spanish-speaking children with a variety of speech and language disorders, including expressive and receptive language, reading comprehension, written expression, pragmatic language, stuttering, articulation and phonology, and executive functioning issues. Christie is particularly interested in the role of language in literacy development. Christie is passionate about helping students who are struggling with language-based learning differences (e.g., reading, writing, and expressive and receptive language skills) become successful in school. One of her areas of strength is working with students who have difficulty reading, including vocabulary development, word recognition, decoding, and reading comprehension.

She strives to incorporate the student’s classroom curriculum and personal interests into therapy using evidence-based practices to increase carryover into the classroom and real life settings. Christie also believes in the importance of developing self-advocacy skills and collaborating with families and teachers.

Location: Brooklyn: Boerum Hill, Gowanus, Park Slope, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg
Types of services: Individual and Group Therapy
Ages: Toddlers through adolescents
Expertise: Receptive and expressive language delays/disorders, written language, social communication (pragmatic language), executive functioning (organization, planning, time management), language

CHRISTINA R.

MS, CCC- SLP, TSHH, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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

Christina holds 12 years of experience treating infants and children up to the age of 21. She has worked in a variety of settings, such as a pediatric skilled nursing facility, preschool, elementary school and in clients’ homes, providing early intervention and private feeding and communication services. Currently, she works at school for the deaf, treating children who are hard of hearing or recipients of cochlear implants and diagnosed with speech and language delays, neuro-developmental, genetic and/or congenital disorders such as autism, CHARGE syndrome, cerebral palsy.

Christina is the primary clinician at her school who provides feeding and swallowing therapy services. She creates individualized feeding programs, focusing on promoting safe, efficient eating. Treatment programs may include, oral-motor stimulation and desensitization, tube weaning, diet progression, introduction to cup drinking, biting and chewing development and staff and parent training. In March 2016, Christina presented on the topic of dysphagia at the New York Deaf Blind Collaborative (NYDBC) Family Learning Conference, and she led a feeding therapy discussion group at the NYDBC Family Retreat in July, 2016.

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

LOCATION: Brooklyn (Windsor Terrace, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn Heights)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, parent consultation, parent training
EXPERTISE: Early Speech and Language Development, Expressive/Receptive Language Delays, Phonology, Articulation/Intelligibility, Oral-motor Weakness and Disorganization, Feeding and Swallowing Delays, Augmentative/Alternative Communication Use
AGES: Infants through school age

Madeline L.

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

Madeline is a licensed New York State 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. Madeline completed her Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Teachers College, Columbia University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorder from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is trained in Sounds in Motion and Recipe for Reading for literacy intervention. Madeline currently provides therapy in both private, home-based settings and with a diverse population of preschool, elementary and secondary school students through the New York City Department of Education. Throughout her sessions she targets a wide range of skills such as auditory and reading comprehension, inferential/critical thinking skills, expressive/receptive vocabulary, verbal and written expression, grammatical and syntactical structures, narrative development, fluency and articulation.

 

Madeline prides herself in creating a positive and welcoming therapy atmosphere. She thoroughly enjoys working with both parents and children in order to make progress and to build the confidence of her client.

 

LOCATION: Brooklyn – Park Slope, Windsor Terrace. Other Brooklyn locations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

EXPERTISE: Expressive/receptive language delays, phonological awareness/literacy skills, articulation, auditory processing, reading comprehension, narrative development, pragmatics.

AGES: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle School

CARI

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

Cari, M.S., CCC-SLP, has been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist for eight years. She is licensed in New York State, and is certified by the national American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech and Hearing Science at The University at Buffalo (SUNY), and a Master of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Hunter College (CUNY). In addition, Cari holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs) and Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certification. Cari is P.R.O.M.P.T. (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) trained, and has experience with “Seeing Stars” and “Visualizing and Verbalizing” language/literacy programs. She has extensive experience working with the pediatric and adolescent populations, and has provided diagnostic and therapeutic services in both the preschool and school age sectors. She specializes in early childhood development/school-age language disorders (speech-language delay, expressive/receptive language disorders, articulation/phonological disorders and pragmatic language impairment). Cari believes in a team approach to intervention and that treating “the whole child” can greatly impact success in speech and language therapy.

Location: Brooklyn (Midwood, Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Marine Park, Gravesend,  and Sheepshead Bay)

Type of Services: individual therapy, group therapy, speech and language evaluations, parent consultation/training

Expertise: early childhood development, speech-language delay, receptive/expressive language delay, pragmatic language impairment

Ages: Birth-adolescence

CARLY G.

MS, CCC-SLP, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Carly is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD).She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Carly completed her Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Adelphi University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Binghamton University. She is trained in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) and has received additional training in Feeding Therapy and Social Thinking. Carly has been practicing speech-language pathology for seven years, including in several private schools and clinics in Manhattan and Brooklyn. In addition, Carly has been providing speech and language therapy privately in clients’ homes for the past 5 years.

She has experience working with children from infancy through adolescence to address speech and/or language delays and disorders, including social/pragmatic difficulties and issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Currently, Carly works in a middle school setting with students of ages ranging from 12 to 16 years old. Previously, she worked in a center based Early Intervention program for infants and toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder and in a private speech and language therapy center where she assessed and treated toddlers, preschoolers through young adults. Carly has experience with evaluating and facilitating the development of various speech-language delays and disorders, including expressive and receptive language, reading comprehension, auditory processing, phonology and articulation, oral motor and feeding, fluency, executive functioning and pragmatic language skills. Carly strongly believes in the importance of a multi-modality approach by targeting areas of needs, while collaborating with parents and other multi-disciplinary professionals in a fun and nurturing environment. She enjoys embracing any challenge and constantly works to improve the abilities of her clients by providing strategies to promote progress and increase independence while tailoring the instruction and approach to the individual needs and interests of each client.

LOCATION: Manhattan home visits (Battery Park City, Financial District, Tribeca, Soho, Greenwich Village and West Village) Brooklyn home visits (Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Park Slope, Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, and Prospect Heights)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Expressive/Receptive Language Delays, Phonology, Articulation, Literacy (phonics and comprehension), Narrative Development, Executive Function  Skills, Oral Motor and Feeding Therapy, Fluency, Pragmatic/Social Skills and Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
AGES: Infants through adults

ALINA G.

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

Alina is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Alina completed her Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Brooklyn College. She received her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Brooklyn College. Although she does not hold a bilingual extension, she is fluent in Russian and conversational in Spanish. Alina is currently a full-time Speech and Language Pathologist in a middle school within the NYC Department of Education. Here, she works with middle school students Grades 6-8  who demonstrate difficulties with receptive and expressive language skills, pragmatic social skills, executive functioning, organization and time management, reading comprehension, oral and written verbal expression. Alina’s therapy focuses on language-based learning difficulties including listening/reading comprehension, inferential/critical thinking, vocabulary development, phonological awareness, word recognition skills, decoding, grammar, oral and written sentence structure (syntax), and organizing the students’ ideas/thoughts to target coherent oral and written expression. Alina believes in helping students maximize their academic success by working through their strengths to remediate their weaknesses.

Alina has 5 years of experience, which include working in preschools with children ages 3-5, and charter schools with children ages 5-15 (school age, middle school, and high school). Additionally, Alina has worked in a clinical private practice, where she provided evaluations and treatment for pediatrics through adults, working with nonverbal children via PECS systems, and adults post-stroke, aphasia, Parkinson’s Disease, and dementia.

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

LOCATION: Brooklyn – Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, Midwood, Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach

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

SAMANTHA.

MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Samantha is a New York State licensed speech-language pathologist, holding her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. In addition, she is a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Samantha completed her bachelor of arts in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Iona College and received a master of arts in Speech-Language Pathology from St. John’s University.

She targets speech and language goals using individualized lesson plans and engaging activities to improve communication. She worked in a private practice with clients ranging from age two to adulthood, targeting expressive and receptive language skills, fluency, social skills/pragmatics, narrative/discourse skills, auditory processing, executive functioning, reading comprehension, cognitive skills, and articulation. Currently, she is working as a school-based speech-language pathologist in a middle school, working on academic language learning skills. Throughout her sessions, she targets auditory and reading comprehension, higher-level thinking skills, expressive vocabulary, verbal and written expression, grammatical and syntactical structures, pragmatic skills, and narrative development. Samantha believes in forming positive professional relationships with her clients/students, as well as their families, to ensure positive prognosis and maximal performance. She is a multi-disciplinary team player and enjoys collaborating with professionals and parents.

LOCATION: Brooklyn (Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Dyker Heights, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Mapleton)

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, Group (2-3 children), Parent consultation

EXPERTISE: Expressive/Receptive Language disorders, Auditory Processing Disorders, Articulation Disorders, Fluency, Cognitive Disorders, Pragmatic/Social Skills, Reading Comprehension, Higher-Level Thinking, Problem Solving

AGES: Preschool, Kindergarten, School-Aged, Middle School, High School, and Adults

ROSEMARIE (ROSEY) O.

MA, CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Rosemarie (Rosey) O., MA, CCC-SLP is an experienced speech language pathologist whose passion for play based therapy fuels her work with a diverse population. After graduating from Queens College with her masters in speech-language pathology, Rosey worked with children in District 75 (of the New York Department of Education,) private clinics and the Early Intervention Program.  Rosey has experience working with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, receptive/expressive language delays, feeding disorders, phonological/articulation disorders, pragmatic delays, executive functioning and language-based learning disorders. Additionally, she works with adults who have Aphasia and dysarthria.  Her dedication to her clients and their families are bolstered by her contribution to clinical research and remaining up-to-date in research-based methodologies. Furthermore, she is pursuing a professional certificate in the DIR-FCD model. The DIR-FCD (Developmental Individual differences Relationship-based -Foundational Capacities for Development) model builds upon establishing relationships and engagement in children at any point in development with a strong focus on incorporating and educating caregivers. Finally, As a certified Kids Yoga teacher, Rosey is able to bring a unique perspective to speech and language therapy, creating holistic treatment that focuses on the child as whole.  Rosey is committed to understanding each child’s individual differences so she can help them grow.

LOCATION: Brooklyn & Manhattan
AGES: All ages
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultation

CASSIE W.

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

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.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Park Slope, South Slope, Windsor Terrace
TYPE OF SERVICE: individual therapy, group therapy (2-3 children), parent consultation
EXPERTISE: speech-language delay, reading disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, fluency disorders
AGES: 2 years through elementary school

JEFF C.

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

Jeff is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). He earned his Masters of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology at Long Island University (Brooklyn), and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art from Burlington College. Jeff holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Jeff has experience working with clients to address challenges related to stuttering, autism spectrum disorders, apraxia, phonological disorders, articulation and language delays, and traumatic brain injury. He has helped school aged children to improve receptive/expressive language skills, reading comprehension, inferencing, literacy and organizational writing skills. Jeff currently works for AHRC New York City providing speech and language services in a Brooklyn special education preschool. Jeff is skilled in implementing alternative/augmentative communication systems, such as Picture Exchange Communication Symbols (PECS), and dynamic display devices (i.e. TouchChat, Dynavox, etc.). Prior to becoming a speech-language pathologist, Jeff worked with children in a pre-professional capacity as an autism interventionist, and one-to-one program guide in a special education high school in Vermont. In addition to collaborating with parents and other professionals, Jeff believes in a multi-modality approach to learning: utilizing play, art, music, and literacy-based activities during therapy in order to help clients achieve their individual goals.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Flatbush, Ditmas Park, Midwood, Borough Park, Prospect Heights, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Crown Heights, Park Slope, Gowanus, Bed-Stuy, Bushwick, Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Other Brooklyn and Manhattan locations on a case-by-case basis.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultations, speech-language evaluations
EXPERTISE: Stuttering, Speech, Language, Pragmatics, Phonological awareness, Apraxia.
AGES: Toddler through early adolescence

KATIE A.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Katie Ashman is a New York State licensed speech-language pathologist. Katie has received her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She also holds the Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) license. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at New York University.

Katie has extensive experience treating children with articulation and phonological disorders, as well as receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language impairments. She specializes in working with pre-school and school-age children and treating delays and disorders of varying degrees of severity. Katie has worked in the school setting for six years, leading both individual and group sessions, and also has experience working in home and clinical settings. She was trained in the Floortime Greenspan Approach, which was developed to support the emotional and cognitive needs of children with autism. Katie believes that family involvement in speech or language development is an important part of intervention, and has training in the Hanen program, which aims to support parents in promoting optimal language growth. She has experience in using augmentative/alternative communication devices and has training in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and American Sign Language.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Prospect Heights, Clinton Hill, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights. Flexible in Manhattan locations.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: early language delays, expressive and receptive language delays, pre-literacy and literacy skills, articulation and phonological disorders, autism spectrum disorders
AGES: Toddler through elementary school age

KAREN K.

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

Karen 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. She completed her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from CUNY Brooklyn College, and obtained her undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from New York University. Currently, Karen works as a full-time clinician in a Brooklyn preschool, providing therapeutic intervention to a diverse group of children presenting with expressive/receptive language delay, fluency disorders, developmental delay, intellectual disability, aphasia, and feeding difficulties. She also provides home-based services to a variety of populations, including preschool and school-aged children presenting with receptive/expressive language delay/disorder, learning disabilities, pervasive developmental disorder, and pragmatic/social difficulties, as well as adults presenting with dysphagia and language disorders. Previously, she has worked as a full-time clinician with adolescents in a high school, targeting improvement of social/pragmatic skills, reading/auditory comprehension skills, verbal expression (both oral and written), and executive functioning skills. During her time, she actively provided in-services to the teaching staff, educating and stressing the importance of a synergistic approach amongst teachers and speech-language pathologists in improving children with learning disabilities’ academic success.

She is fluent in Polish and also demonstrates a basic working knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL). Karen believes in the importance of “taking the child’s lead” and utilizing naturalistic and functional language during meaningful moments for the individual child. She implements play therapy as a means to facilitate practical and successful language to generalize to all the child’s speech contexts. Karen promotes a multidisciplinary approach in therapy, including involvement and collaboration amongst parents, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and counselors.
LOCATION: Brooklyn (Bushwick, Greenpoint, Williamsburg), Queens (Astoria, Long Island City, Maspeth, Ridgewood, Sunnyside)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual and group therapy, speech-language evaluations, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Expressive/Receptive Language Delay, Phonology/Articulation, Literacy, Late talkers, Narrative Development, Pragmatic/Social Skills, Fluency
AGES: Infants through adults

STEFANIE S.

MS, CCC- SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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: Brooklyn: Park Slope, Carrol Gardens, Cobble Hill, Windsor Terrace, Boreum Hill, Prospect Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights 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.

KATE O.

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

Kate is a New York State licensed pediatric speech language therapist. She earned her Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Emerson College. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, and she is certified as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Kate is experienced working with children of all ages. She has worked clinically in a variety of settings including home-based, preschool, elementary school, middle school, and private practice clinics. She has experience evaluating and treating children who are on the autism spectrum, have language delays (i.e., receptive, expressive, pragmatic), language based learning disabilities (i.e., reading, writing, vocabulary), articulation delays, feeding difficulties, and fluency disorders. She currently works at a therapeutic preschool during the day. Kate uses a holistic approach in her therapy. She believes that children grow in environments where they are exposed to multiple forms of learning, such as hands on, auditory, and visual learning. She uses children’s individual interests to create a supportive and fun therapy environment. She enjoys working with other professionals and parents to educate and assist in creating individualized plans to maximize children’s development. Kate also specializes in using photography and music to improve language use.

JANELLE B.

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

Janelle is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. She earned her Masters of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology at Howard University, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Spelman College. Janelle holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Janelle has been practicing speech-language pathology for 8 years, in a variety of settings including pre-school, elementary/middle school, and high school, and has supervised newly graduated speech pathologists, as a Clinical Fellow Supervisor. Janelle has also served as an outside evaluator for charter schools throughout New York City. Janelle currently serves as the speech department supervisor at a state sponsored school for students with disabilities.

Janelle has experience working with clients ages 2-21 to address a variety of language and articulation delays/disorders, phonological disorders, social/pragmatic deficits, auditory processing disorders, fluency, and oral-motor difficulties. She believes in providing therapy that is evidence based, functional, and fun. She enjoys crafting sessions that are thematically based, “real-life” scenarios/experiences, and naturalistic play. Janelle aims to connect to the classroom by incorporating curriculum based materials by simultaneously targeting language, literacy, and academic skills. She designs treatment to focus on improving auditory discrimination, auditory comprehension, reading comprehension, and increasing clients’ ability to identify the main idea, make inferences, summarize text, and generate narratives. Additionally, Janelle is skilled in implementing alternative augmentative communication systems, such as Picture Exchange Communication Symbols (PECS), and dynamic display devices (i.e.: Dynavox, iPad, etc.). Janelle believes in partnering with families and professionals in order to help clients achieve their maximum potential.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Windsor Terrace, Prospect Heights. Other Brooklyn and Manhattan locations on a case-by-case basis
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultations, speech-language evaluations
EXPERTISE: Speech, language, pragmatics, phonological awareness/pre-literacy skills
AGES: Toddler through early adolescence

REBECCA K.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Rebecca is a New York State licensed Speech Language Pathologist and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Rebecca earned her Masters of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology at Cincinnati University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Excelsior College. She has been trained in Level 1 PROMPT (PROMPTs for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) and has experience with the Sounds in Motion approach to literacy.Rebecca utilizes both techniques to enhance traditional articulation therapeutic practices. Rebecca has had training and hands-on experience in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and the use of behavioral techniques to promote learning. Rebecca has been practicing speech language pathology for over 5 years specializing in children with autism. She has comprehensive expertise assessing and providing treatment for early childhood development/school-age language disorders in one to one and small group settings to children and early adolescents. Rebecca specializes in facilitating the development of expressive and receptive language, problem solving skills, reading comprehension skills , narrative skills, auditory processing skills, language processing skills, and pragmatic language use. Rebecca’s sessions reflect her commitment to providing clinical excellence in the areas of evaluative and therapeutic procedures. She tailors her teaching methods to each child’s unique needs and focuses sessions on creating a fun, motivating, engaging and challenging environment to realize the goal of advancing each child to reach his/her potential.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: (Midwood, Park Slope, Kensington, Bensonhurst, Flatbush) Other Brooklyn locations on a case-by-case basis.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, Speech/Language Evaluations, Parent Consultations.
EXPERTISE: Language based disorders, expressive/receptive language delays, reading comprehension, social-pragmatic language skills, auditory processing, executive functioning, and narrative skills.
AGES: Pre-K through early adolescence.

ALLISON P.

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

Allison is a New York State certified Speech-Language Pathologist currently working for the NYC Department of Education. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), her New York State Speech-Language Pathology license and is a Teacher of the Speech and Language Disabled (TSSLD.) She received her B.S. in Child Development from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions (MGH IHP) in Boston, MA. She has worked in a variety of settings including general education, special education, and private practice. Allison has experience working with preschool through high school age students with a wide range of speech-language difficulties, including autism spectrum disorders, articulation/phonological delays, and receptive/expressive language delays and disorders. Furthermore, Allison has additional masters level literacy training. She adapts and modifies a reading curriculum to make it more appropriate for each student’s learning style, specifically through improving phonological and phonemic awareness (critical literacy component for teaching children how to effectively read), linking letter to sound awareness (developing phonics and spelling), teaching reading comprehension and organizational writing strategies, and strengthening the overall link between spoken and written language.

Allison also has experience and training in developing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems, including Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) and speech generating devices (Dynavox, Vantage, Tobii) and applications (Proloquo2go, TouchChat, LAMP Words for life). In addition, Allison is a certified DIR/ Floortime provider. As a therapist, Allison creates fun, engaging, and effective activities carefully incorporating the interests of her clients as well as technology in order to develop language and literacy skills. Allison also emphasizes the importance of collaboration with parents and teachers when working with students.

LOCATIONS: Brooklyn – Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst; Manhattan- West Village, Lower East Side, Gramercy etc.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, small group instruction, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Literacy disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
AGES: Birth through middle school

MICHELLE L.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

As a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist, Michelle has a variety of clinical experiences helping children and adolescents. Michelle received her undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware in cognitive science, and her graduate degree is in speech and language pathology from Hunter College. Additionally, she is level one PROMPT-trained. 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.

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 working with adolescents in a high school setting using both a push-in and pull-out therapy model, 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: Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Clinton Hill Manhattan: Financial District, Tribeca, Chelsea, West Village, SoHo, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side. 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: 2 years through 21 years

LENA P.

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

Lena is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist, holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. She currently holds a position in a District 75 school in Park Slope. She earned her masters in Speech Language Pathology at Long Island University. Lena is experienced working with children in Early Intervention to high school. She worked with various speech and language delays and disorders, including articulation and phonology delays/disorders, auditory processing disorder, literacy difficulties (phonics, comprehension, writing), social difficulties, and autism spectrum disorders. She is also trained and has experience with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems, including picture exchange communication and speech-generating devices. Lena creates fun, enjoyable activities for all her clients, and she ties her clients’ interests into various activities. Excellent parent relationships and team collaboration are important for carry over and progress when working on speech and language goals.

LOCATION: Brooklyn– Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens, Bay ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, autism spectrum disorders, literacy skills, augmentative communication
AGES: Toddlers through adults

NATALIA R.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, FEEDING SPECIALIST, BILINGUALLY CERTIFIED (RUSSIAN) SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Natalia’s professional journey started more than 15 years ago in Russia where she received a dual degree in speech pathology and special education, as well as an extensive training in child psychology and brain anatomy/physiology.
Natalia continued her education in the United States and earned her Master of Science degree from Columbia University. She trained and continued to work with two renowned board certified specialists in pediatric dysphagia – Dr. Justine Joan Sheppard and Genie Rogers. Natalia received experience in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at SUNY Downstate Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, and worked in NYS Early Intervention since 2008. Natalia presented at the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) convention discussing her trip to La Paz, Bolivia, where she volunteered at a local hospital and worked on developing an aural habilitation program at Camino de Sordos – a school for the hard-of-hearing. In 2014, Natalia was invited to present pediatric dysphagia at the 1st dysphagia convention in Moscow, Russia. In 2015, Natalia returned to her alma mater, Columbia University, to teach as a bilingual diagnostics supervisor at the Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders.

Currently, Natalia provides in-service training for therapists and ABA teachers at Yeled V’Yalda and works privately with infants and young children with speech-language and feeding/swallowing disorders. Her clients range from typically developing children to children with multiple disabilities and congenital/developmental conditions, such as autism, learning disability, cerebral palsy, congenital myopathy, tracheostomy, Dawn syndrome, Williams syndrome, etc. Natalia takes special interest in dysphagia and motor speech disorders. She is known in the community for her high success rates with nonverbal and minimally verbal children with autism and CAS (Childhood Apraxia of Speech) with a history of persistent lack of progress in treatment. Natalia uses a combination of methods she learned in both countries, including PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral-Muscular Phonetic Targets), to help her clients say their first sounds and words. In feeding therapy, Natalia addresses behavioral, motor and sensory aspects by using behavior modification strategies, motor learning techniques, and the Sequential-Oral-Sensory (SOS) approach.

LOCATION: Brooklyn and Manhattan on a case-by-case basis
EXPERTISE: Feeding and swallowing disorders, speech-language delays, motor speech disorders, autism spectrum disorders
AGES: Birth through elementary school

PAIGE B.

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

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: Brooklyn – Park Slope, South Slope, Gowanus, Carrol Gardens, Cobble Hill, Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn Heights, Clinton Hill, Fort Green, Boerum Hill, Flatbush, and Crown Heights. Other Brooklyn and 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

JESSICA B.

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

Jessica 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. Jessica completed her M.S. degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Hunter College. She received her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, in Speech and Hearing Sciences from The George Washington University. Jessica has worked in a variety of settings including home-based, elementary schools, and private practice clinics. She specializes in preschool and school age children with expressive and receptive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, auditory processing disorders, and language based learning disabilities (i.e., reading, writing). Jessica believes learning should be a fun and happy experience where a child grows best in a supportive environment. She uses children’s individual interests to motivate and create a tailored treatment plan. Nothing is more rewarding than helping children improve their ability to communicate and express themselves, self-advocate, and grow intellectually and emotionally.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint Manhattan: Union Square, Chelsea, Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Soho, West Village
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, Speech/Language Evaluations, Parent Consultations
EXPERTISE: Language based disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, literacy (phonological awareness, comprehension, phonics)
AGES: Preschool, School Age