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Grants for Individuals with Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016


sss-casanaPlease note that Small Steps in Speech has received special funding from the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) in support of children who live in or near locations that were part of the 2015 Walk for Children with Apraxia. Please see Part IX. of the application. If you do not find a location near you, you may submit an INDIVIDUAL application as Small Steps in Speech is funding children with apraxia.

  • Grants are awarded to individuals from birth up to the age of 22 years who are U.S. citizens living in the U.S.
  • If applying for private speech therapy, the therapy provider and/or the therapist must be notified that the application has been made including their name(s) as providers.
  • Grants are not based solely on financial need. The financial needs of the family are considered, however, applications will not be accepted for a joint family income in excess of $150,000.
  • Speech language pathologists must be licensed by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).
  • Grants are awarded for future therapies or software applications only and will not be available for reimbursement of previous expenditures.
  • If the person nominating the applicant is not the parent or legal guardian, the parent or legal guardian must be notified by the person nominating the applicant.
  • If the applicant has received a grant from SSIS, there is a one-year waiting period to reapply. This waiting period begins at the end of the existing contract.
  • If an applicant applies for a grant and is denied, they can reapply in the next calendar year unless proof can be provided that the need (financial, therapeutic, etc.) has changed, in which case they may reapply earlier.
  • If applying for a grant for a software application, a formal Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Evaluation from a qualified service provider must be included stating that different pieces of technology have been trialed and what you are requesting is the best fit for a means of communication.


  • Applications are reviewed and awarded on a quarterly basis by the Board of Directors.
  • Application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1. Applications must be received via email or fax before by 5:00 p.m. EST on the deadline day. Mailed applications must be postmarked on or before the deadline day.
  • All supporting documents must be included with the application in order for the application to be considered. If any of the required documents have not been submitted, the application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.
  • The application must include a diagnosis of Childhood Apraxia of Speech from a licensed speech and language pathologist.
  • Notification is sent to the person applying for the grant no later than 60 days after the application deadline.
  • Grant funds are dispersed to professional service providers or vendors on behalf of the awarded individual in accordance with the contract requirements.

If you would like to apply for a grant from Small Steps in Speech, please download and complete this application PDF.

Completed applications may be mailed, emailed or faxed to Small Steps in Speech.
Mail: Small Steps in Speech
Attn: Service Committee
P.O. Box 65
Eagleville, PA 19408
Fax: 1-856-632-7741

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Brooklyn, Manhattan, & Queens Child Speech Therapy (Private Services in your Home)

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

If you are interested in a licensed speech language therapist (pathologist) coming to your home, please contact us, or call us at 347-394-3485.

We work with all ages (babies-adolescents) and all types of speech and language delays and concerns. We service many neighborhoods in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. We travel to the following neighborhoods:

Manhattan– Upper East Side, Midtown East, Murray Hill, Gramercy, Union Square, East Village, Soho, Upper West Side, Midtown, Chelsea, West Village, Chinatown, Lower East Side.

Brooklyn– Kensington, Midwood, Windsor Terrace, Park Slope, Ditmas Park, Boro Park, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Ditmas Park, Kensington, Prospect Park South, Midwood, Canarsie, Flatbush, Crown Heights, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Prospect Heights, Bay Ridge, and Dyker Heights.

Queens-– Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Astoria

We look forward to working with you!

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The Launching of Brooklyn Letters by Craig Selinger, M.S., Speech Language Pathologist

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

My name is Craig Selinger, and I am a speech language pathologist, also known as a speech therapist, who lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Starting in September, I will work full-time in the area; no more back and forth Manhattan commuting. My services include child speech, language, and feeding therapy and language remediation, e.g. reading and writing.

I am very excited to launch Brooklyn Letters! Seven months of steady work on the website and now it is live. Brooklyn Letters will be a dynamic forum: updated blogs, articles, and resources. We want to create services based upon your needs. Here are some future ideas/plans:



Dr. Annette Hernandez and I will soon be adding more professionals to our team.


Every member of the Brooklyn Letters team will contribute to our interdisciplinary blog. Check-in monthly for new entries.

Other ideas about the blog:
1) Contacting professors/researchers to make research more accessible to the public.
2) Extending our interdisciplinary blog to other pediatric professionals in the New York City area. If you would like to contribute to our blog, please email me your name, phone number, area of expertise, and the topic you would like to write about. I am limiting blog entries to one page and one per month. Each month will have a different professional contributor.


Did I miss an important resource? Please email me the link, and I will consider adding it.


We have a FREE Brooklyn (Park Slope and nearby neighborhoods) private business and local pediatric professional (for those offering unique services) directory.


If you are interested in small group services (3 children) please fill out this form and email it back to me. I teach language learning, literacy, and social skills to small groups. Creating these groups is cumbersome due to the difficultly coordinating schedules and matching learning needs. My goal is to organize compatible small learning groups.


If you are a pediatric professional interested in home-based services in the Park Slope and/or and nearby communities, please email me your résumé.


How can we improve this site? Email me your ideas.


I am very excited to see how Brooklyn Letters will help contribute to Brooklyn, and watch it help parents from around the world learn more about their child’s development.


Many thanks to Brent and Teresa (my amazing website designers), Amy Way (photographer), the families that allowed me to be photographed with their children, Evan, Noreen, Chino, and Maryam. It was a team effort and I appreciate everyone’s important contributions and endeavors!


We are now offering speech, language, and feeding services/therapy in Bay Ridge, Dyker Park and Dyker Heights, and Bensonhurst! If you are interested in Kristi, a speech language pathologist, coming to your home, contact Craig at

We will be expanding our speech, language, and literacy services to your home in Queens- Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Astoria, and we will be expanding our speech and language services to your home in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick.

We welcome Emily Harms, M.S. CCC-SLP- a speech language pathologist that comes to your Manhattan home. She travels to Gramercy Park, Midtown, Murray Hill, Flatiron District, Chelsea, Nolita, Soho, Greenwich Village, West Village, Battery Park City, Financial District, Lower East Side, East Village, Williamsburg

Please contact Craig for more information

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Craig Selinger is a pediatric speech language therapist with a private practice in Park Slope, Brooklyn. He works with babies and pre-adolescents with speech, language, feeding delays and difficulties. In addition, he provides specialize tutoring services (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) for struggling learners and those with unique differences. His speech, language, literacy, and feeding team travels to your home and your child’s school throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. Contact:, 347-394-3485,

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