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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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Adult Speech Therapy, New York City, Brooklyn and Manhattan

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

All speech and language therapy and evaluations services take place at your Manhattan or Brooklyn home or nursing facility etc. Yes, we travel to you!

Brooklyn Letters is now offering an array of evaluation and treatment services, to adolescents and adults, in New York City, who have a variety of speech, language, cognitive, neurological, and voice challenges. Some of these underlying difficulties may be developmental in nature or may have been caused by a stroke, traumatic brain injury, disease, or other neurological conditions. We also work with those interested in modifying their foreign accent.

We are licensed speech language therapists, who travel to your home and/or nursing home etc. At Brooklyn Letters, we customize each therapy session to your specific needs and our ultimate goal is to help you maximize your best communication throughout your day.

We provide the following services:

Language Therapy– communicating wants and needs, facilitating vocabulary, teaching grammar, telling stories, using social language, facilitating listening skills, and improving reading and writing skills.

Cognitive Therapy– improving attention, concentration, short and long term memory, organization, reasoning, problem solving, mental flexibility, and reading, writing skills, etc.

Articulation Therapy– improving enunciation/pronunciation.

Accent Modification Therapy– decreasing foreign accent.

Fluency Therapy- helping those who stutter, clutter, etc.

Voice Therapy– improving breath supply, volume, pitch, or decreasing nasality.

Swallowing Therapy– help clients better manage to chew and swallow liquids through solids

We specialize in helping those with foreign accents, stuttering, cluttering, slurred or slowed speech (dysarthria), TMJ issues, those who struggle to execute skilled movements for speech (apraxia), unintelligible speech, aphasia, stroke, Parkinson’s disease (we offer Lee Silverman Voice Treatment), multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, issues with vocal cords, dementia, Alzheimer’s,and other neurological disorders.


$ 130-135 per 1 hour
$ 110-115 per 45 minutes
$ 80-85 per 30 minutes

Before contacting us, please call your insurance company to find out if you are eligible for out-of-network (you pay us and the insurance company reimburses you) speech language therapy and/or evaluation reimbursement. We do not accept insurance payments. For out-of-network reimbursement, see if your insurance company accepts CPT code 92507, and if they require an ICD-9 code (furnished from an evaluation, e.g. speech language pathologist, psychologist, audiologist, ENT, neurologist etc). We provide evaluations (CPT code 92506). Speech language therapy is a medical necessity, when there is a significant speech language delay and/or issue. If your insurance company requests a predetermination note, ask your physician.

We are out-of-network providers (you pay us directly). We provide you with a monthly receipt of paid speech and language therapy services; you submit this to your insurance company for reimbursement. Payment (cash or check) is expected on a weekly basis.

347-394-3485 & (immediate response)

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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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Speech Language Therapy Updates

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Our speech language pathology department is passionate about our work: We are caring, supportive, and creative; the payoff- the children and students we work with are very excited to see us and they are proud of their accomplishments!

We are now offering speech and language services in the convenience of your Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan home in the following areas:

Brooklyn– Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Carrol Gardens, Cobble & Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Brooklyn Heights, Red Hook, Bay Ridge, Dyker Park, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick, Kensington, Sunset Park, Ditmas Park, & Flatbush.

Queens- Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Astoria, Jamaica Estates, Hollis Hills, Fresh Meadows, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Bellerose

Manhattan Upper West Side, Gramercy Park, Midtown, Murray Hill, Flatiron District, Chelsea, Nolita, Soho, Greenwich Village, West Village, Battery Park City, Financial District, Lower East Side, East Village,

If you do not live in these neighborhoods and you are interested in speech language services, I am currently reserving spots for my Park Slope office (15th Street and 8th Ave) for the summer of 2011. Contact me at

We treat a wide variety of delays and learning needs, including children and students with the following: articulation/enunciation difficulties (e.g lisp, tongue thrust, and/or difficulty saying sounds, cleft, tongue tie), speech delay (including apraxia, oral motor difficulties, cleft palate), late talkers/language delay (including multilingual homes), expressive and receptive language disorders (language processing), autism spectrum, e.g. Asperger’s, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), social language delays, central auditory processing disorder, language based learning disabilities (e.g. dyslexia), SEIT services, disfluency (stuttering), cluttering, and feeding delays (including picky eaters, oral motor delays, medically fragile), reading & writing disorders, and SAT preparation for struggling learners, including students with earning disabilities, and resonance disorders. We provide a unique reading intervention/remediation program that is specific to your child’s learning needs!

We provide:

* Auditory Processing Therapy
* Bilingual and Spanish/French Evaluation & Therapy
* Feeding Evaluation/Consultation and Therapy
* Fluency Assessment and Therapy
* Language (Early Childhood)- Evaluation, Therapy & Remediation
* Language (School Age)- Evaluation, Therapy, & Remediation
* Literacy (Reading & Writing) Treatment
* Literacy Circle Group (4th-6th Grade)
* Parent Training (toddlers and preschoolers)
* Private Special Education Itinerant Services (SEIT)
* Social Skills Training
* Speech- Articulation/ Oral Motor / Phonology- Evaluation & Therapy
* Transition Planning (High School to College) for Students with Learning Disabilities

Our therapy is eclectic and we tailor it towards your child’s need. We have experience with Floortime, ABA, RDI, PECS, and experience with several communicative devices.

We are now offering SAT tutoring for students with learning needs. It’s time to start planning for the SATs! If your child has difficulty with test-taking, the SATs can be very stressful. Jocelyn Wood, speech language pathologist, has been working with children with speech and language disabilities and learning disabilities to help them feel more confident and prepared for college entrance tests. Together, we create goals and formulate a plan for achieving that goal. My work takes the child’s individual learning style into account and makes test prep fun and exciting! We use creative methods to introduce and learn vocabulary words, discover how to find grammatical errors on the writing section and create a fool-proof plan to have a high scoring essay. Your child will go into the test feeling much stronger and will achieve his/her goals!

Contact me for more information:

Finally, welcome Lynn-Marie Herlihy, MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist. Lynn provides occupational therapy evaluations, individual treatment sessions, parent and/or classroom consultations. She is an expert on sensory integration treatment, fine motor development, visual-motor and visual-perceptual deficits, and handwriting/pre-writing skills.
Contact her at

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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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