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Brooklyn Letters now serves Nassau & Suffolk Counties, Long Island

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nassau-&-suffolk-countiesBrooklyn Letters is now offering Speech, Language, Feeding Therapy and Specialized Learning Services in Nassau & Suffolk Counties, Long Island.

Variety is our middle name. We treat all kinds of speech and language delays and learning difficulties. Our specialties include evaluating and treating babies through adolescents. Other areas we cover are:

Pronunciation (all ages)
Early Childhood Expressive Language
School Age Expressive Language
Tongue Thrust Therapy
Autism Spectrum Disorder (PDD, Aspergers, etc.)
Social Skills
Stuttering
Listening Difficulties (auditory and language processing)
Picky Eaters and Early Childhood Feeding Delays
Voice (Dysphonia) Therapy
Augmentative and Alternative Therapy (AAC)

Our language therapists and reading interventionists provide specialized intervention, including an Orton Gillingham multi-sensory approach to literacy, remediation, and alternative learning services for students with learning differences (preschoolers through adolescents) including those with language processing difficulties and students with dyslexia; we also work with home-schooled families.

Common Core Tutoring
Orton Gillingham Approach
Writing & Speaking Intervention
Writing Intervention
Comprehension- Listening & Reading Intervention
Reading Comprehension Tutoring
Decoding and Encoding
Reading Fluency Services
Spelling Intervention
Vocabulary Intervention

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 serve the following locations in Nassau County:

Carle Place
East Williston
Floral Park
Franklin Square
Garden City
Garden City Park
Great Neck
Jericho
Levittown
Manhasset
Manhasset Hills
Massapequa
Merrick
Mineola
N. Merrick
New Hyde Park
Port Washington,
Roslyn
Stewart Manor
Wantagh
West Hempstead
Westbury
Old Westbury
Valley Stream

We serve the following locations in Suffolk County:

Bayport
Bluepoint
Bohemia
Centereach
East Islip
Farmingville
Hauppague
Medford
Nesconset
Oakdale
Patchogue
Port Jefferson
Port Jefferson Station
Sayville
Selden
Setauket
Smithtown
South Setauket
St. James
West Sayville

Long Island Speech Language Therapy

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long-islandWe are now offering speech language therapy in the following Long Island towns: Centereach, Farmingville, Selden, Smithtown, Hauppague, Sayville, West Sayville, Bluepoint, Bayport, Oakdale, Bohemia, Patchogue, Medford, Port Jefferson, Port Jefferson Station, Nesconset, Setauket, South Setauket, St. James, East Islip.

Allison, bio. below, moved from Staten Island to Long Island, so she’s now available to work with your child. She is an amazing speech language therapist, and I can personally attest to her work with children before she made the move to Long Island.

-Craig, founder of Brooklyn Letters

Allison Weiss, M.S. CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist

photoAllison is a NYS licensed speech-language pathologist and Certified Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH). She earned her B.A. and M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from The State University of New York College at Fredonia. Allison holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She has 8 years teaching/therapeutic experience in school and naturalistic settings, as well as 6 years of supervisory experience. Allison has gained this experience through her positions in various agencies providing Early Intervention services, as well as in a variety of special education preschool programs including the Rainbow School for Child Development, Milestone School for Child Development, and in her current position with AHRC New York City, as the Clinical Supervisor of Speech Services, working with students ages 3-21, supervising clinicians, and training staff and families on a range of communication topics. She is highly skilled at working with a variety of language, and articulation delays, phonological disorders, social/pragmatic deficits, auditory processing disorders, fluency, and oral-motor difficulties. Over her years as a clinician and supervisor, she developed a passion for working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and providing them with the language, social skills, and supports necessary to become independent adults. This has led her to become passionate about the funding, programming, and implementation of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems, such as the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), in which she has been formally trained, static and dynamic display devices (i.e., Tech Speak, Dynavox, Saltillo, iPad) and American Sign Language (ASL). She is also a Certified Sequential Oral Sensory Feeding provider and has developed a love for treating feeding disorders, through this methodology. Allison prides herself on her ability to effectively collaborate with families, teachers, and other professionals in related fields to encourage effective communication across all environments. She believes that a combination of evidence-based practice, parent/caregiver involvement, and fun is the key to communication success.