Meet Maura and Nicole: your child’s new best friends! Both are NY licensed speech language therapists with experience working in Brooklyn public schools. They provide professional learning services for elementary, middle school, and high school students who are struggling academically, who have special needs and/or learning disabilities, and for students who are home-schooled.
Snap your fingers and Maura and Nicole can adapt the curriculum based on your child’s grade/academic level and they explicitly teach study skills. They assist your child to develop the needed skills to learn in a more productive way. Children can easily become overwhelmed by difficult and complicated subjects. One-on-one individualized professional learning support, in the comfort of your home, will increase your child’s focus. Teaching and using concrete learning tools will help your child earn better grades and increase your child’s motivation and confidence. Maura and Nicole make the inaccessible, accessible.
Maura and Nicole are language arts masters. They are experienced to teach:
reading, phonics, fluency, reading comprehension, essay writing, creative writing, and grammar usage/punctuation.
If your child has a special needs, Maura and Nicole are experienced tutoring:
language processing difficulties, e.g. dyslexia, PDD and autism spectrum (including Aspergers) etc.
They travel to:
Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights.
$120 for 1 hour
$100 for 45 minutes
Payment is out-of-pocket and considered out-of-network. Maura and Nicole are not RSA providers. Sorry!
Contact Craig for more information firstname.lastname@example.org and 347-394-3485 or directly email Maura and Nicole (see below).
Maura Amentas, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist
Maura is a licensed speech-language pathologist and a Brooklyn native! She earned a BA in English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, from which she graduated summa cum laude. After graduating, Maura worked briefly in law, followed by a research position at Columbia University. While working, she completed her Master’s of Science in Speech Language Pathology at Columbia, from which she received several scholarships and worked as a Teaching Assistant for two graduate level courses. Maura has vast experience with pediatric populations of all ages, ranging from infant to young adult, and she has passionately pursued a career in the NYC public schools. She currently works as a speech pathologist at P.S. 261 in Boerum Hill and completed her clinical school practicum at P.S. 321 right here in Park Slope! She also has experience in hospital settings, clinics, and District 75 schools. Maura is adept at treating children with receptive and expressive language deficits, auditory processing difficulties, literacy issues, phonological disorders, and pragmatic language issues. She is particularly skilled at addressing speech-language issues as they relate to and impact classroom and academic performance while keeping therapy sessions engaging and motivating for the child. Additional areas of interest and expertise include articulation therapy (not just lisps!), narrative skill development, reading comprehension and verbal reasoning abilities. Maura is a firm believer in evidenced-based therapies to promote a child’s speech and language abilities in functional and resonant ways. She emphasizes the importance not only of the therapist-child relationship but also of her relationship to parents and she is always happy to answer questions and allay concerns along the way!
HOURS: Available weekdays after 4pm and weekends.
LOCATION: Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultations, speech-language evaluations
EXPERTISE: Speech, language, pragmatics, phonological awareness/pre-literacy skills, and literacy.
AGES: Birth through adult.
PAYMENT: Private Pay, Out-of-Network.
Nicole Loperena, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist
Nicole is a Brooklyn native and a New York state and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified speech-language pathologist. Having worked in both general and special education schools in New York City she is also a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Nicole earned her B.A. from the George Washington University in Washington, DC and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at Hunter College, where she was granted awards for outstanding academic and clinical achievement. Nicole has worked with individuals with speech-language impairments from infancy up through adulthood. She has worked in a variety of settings including both general and special education schools, speech-language clinics, and hospitals throughout New York City. Her evaluations and therapy have focused on aiding children with autism and learning disabilities, language delay, literacy issues (including phonics, spelling, comprehension, and writing), articulation and phonological impairment, auditory processing, social and interactive skills, narrative skills, and swallowing and feeding disorders. Nicole is also trained and experienced with the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems including picture exchange communication and high-tech speech-generating devices. Nicole is committed to creating a fun and supportive learning environment to help children foster language, communication, and literacy development. She greatly enjoys working with children and is excited to guide families along as crucial players in the therapy process!
HOURS: Available weekdays after 3:30pm
LOCATION: Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, Carroll Gardens, Cobble/Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights
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
PAYMENT: Private Pay, Out-of-Network
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The beginning of the school year is an ideal time to consider a neuropsychological evaluation for your child if he/she is struggling. Please contact her directly for further information. Dr. Whitman offers a free 30 min. consultation by phone or by e-mail: email@example.com & 347-560-1399
Dr. Lindsay Whitman conducts neuropsychological assessments with children and adolescents. A neuropsychological evaluation is most helpful to parents who suspect their child or teen may have a learning disability, developmental delay, attentional problem, or who is displaying behavioral or psychological difficulties (anxiety, depression) that may be interfering with their cognitive or academic functioning. This type of evaluation is best for parents who desire to truly understand why a child or teenager may be struggling to meet developmental, academic, or social milestones. A neuropsychological evaluation identifies which kinds of interventional or supportive services would best support a child or teen through these challenges.
Dr. Whitman has evaluated children and adults with a variety of developmental and learning risk factors including developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), traumatic brain injury, and psychiatric/mood difficulties. At New York University, she obtained specialized expertise in the cognitive assessment of individuals with seizures/epilepsy. Dr. Whitman has presented empirical research at national and international neuropsychology conferences and has published peer-reviewed articles on issues related to cognitive functioning in individuals with epilepsy and aspects of adolescent personality development. She is a certified coach for Cogmed, evidence-based, computerized, non-pharmacological intervention designed to strengthen attention and working memory skills in children, adolescents, and adults. This fun and engaging program was developed by Swedish neuroscientists, is easily completed in your home, and is an excellent alternative to medication for individuals struggling with attentional difficulties.
Dr. Whitman is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of New York. She completed a PhD in clinical psychology/neuropsychology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School. She completed clinical internship at West Virginia University School of Medicine and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at New York University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. She also holds a masters degree in early childhood risk and development from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. Dr. Whitman has met the education and training requirements of the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology to become board certified in clinical neuropsychology. She is currently in the process of obtaining board certification.
What would I learn about my child from a neuropsychological evaluation?
*General intellectual functioning (IQ)
*Academic achievement skills (word reading and phonetic decoding skills, mathematics, spelling, reading comprehension, writing skills; ability to apply academic knowledge or perform in a timely manner)
*Attention (auditory, visual, ability to sustain skills over time)
*Executive functioning (working memory, planning, problem solving, and organizational skills; ability to reason, inhibit responses when needed, and/or be behaviorally “flexible”)
*Learning and memory (verbal and visual)
*Language (expressive/receptive, naming, verbal fluency)
*Fine motor dexterity and coordination (handwriting, pencil grip, ability to complete written tasks in a timely and efficient manner)
*Psychological and Emotional Functioning (parent, teacher, self-report)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 347-560-1399 www.lindsaywhitmanphd.com
PAYMENT: Private pay only. Dr. Whitman does not accept insurance but is happy to provide a receipt for out-of-network reimbursement. Cash or check accepted.
HOURS: Wednesday & Friday 9AM-5PM
LOCATION: One Grand Central Place, 60 E. 42nd Street New York, NY.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents. Dr. Whitman is also able to conduct neuropsychological evaluations with adults.
EXPERTISE: Dr. Whitman is trained in the evaluation of children and adults with learning disabilities, developmental delay, intellectual disabilities, and all other clinical conditions associated with cognitive difficulties (e.g., AD/HD, autism spectrum disorder). She is trained to evaluate children and adolescents with medical conditions such as epilepsy/seizures, traumatic brain injury/concussion, and perinatal toxic exposure (e.g., alcohol, lead).
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Now is the time to contact us, if you are interested in summer speech language therapy & reading remediation services. Once summer arrives, we will plan our fall schedules.
If your child is currently receiving school speech language therapy services, we will connect with your school therapist and carry over his or her speech and language goals this summer.
If you are interested in literacy help, summer is a great time for your child to continue to develop and nurture their reading and writing skills. Particularly for children with literacy delays, don’t let your child’s literacy gap widen. Our language specialists work with a reading intervention teacher, local learning specialists, and a psychologist trained in evaluating reading and writing disorders. Our reading interventionist, Jo-Ann Kalb, is trained in Orton-Gillingham (PAF), Wilson Reading, Sounds in Motion (a phonemic awareness program that gets kids moving and learning consonant and vowel sounds) and Great Leaps.
Jo-Ann Kalb is a certified NY State and NYC Teacher and Reading Tutor. After a 30 year career teaching grades 1, 2 & 5 in Park Slope, including 10 years as a school librarian, she became a Reading Intervention teacher in 2003. She uses a combination of programs and strategies gleaned from her long professional career to work with students who struggle with reading, phonemic awareness or dyslexia. Jo-Ann is currently a Reading Intervention teacher at PS 10 in Park Slope and she provides group work as well as one on one tutoring.
Jo-Ann travels to your home!
Hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 3:30-7PM
Sat & Sun 10 AM-3 PM
Location: Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Prospect Heights, Bay Ridge, Ditmas Park, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene
Types of Services: Initial reading evaluation, reading intervention using research based reading programs.
Expertise: working with children (5-10 years old) who have problems with phonemic awareness and decoding, and/or dyslexia.
She will run a summer group in August for struggling readers (kindergarten-third grade).
Contact Jo-Ann for more information at email@example.com or 347.470.4406
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 347-394-3485, www.brooklynlearning.com.
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