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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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!
Our speech and language staff is growing. We welcome Suzanne Ashman-Kipervaser, M.S., CCC-SLP, Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist. She is a native bilingual Spanish English speaker. If you are interested in a bilingual Spanish (all ages) and French (toddler through preschool age) speech language evaluation, contact Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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!
* 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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Educational-based speech language pathology is playing a bigger role in the literacy success of children and adolescents. Related professions and teachers are starting to become more aware of our unique skill set and how we play a critical role in education.
The following document is posted on the American Speech Hearing Association’s website, Literacy Gateway.
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have the specialized knowledge and experience needed to identify communication problems and to provide the help that children need to build critical language and literacy skills. SLPs are often the first professionals to identify the root cause of reading and writing problems through a child’s difficulty with language. SLPs help children to build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) National Outcome Measurement System (NOMS) data indicates that more than 70% of teachers who responded to a survey believed that students who received SLP services demonstrated improved pre-reading, reading or reading comprehension skills. A majority of teachers also cited improvements in the student’s listening and written language skills and ability to communicate in socially-appropriate ways (pragmatics).
Key elements of a speech-language pathologist’s academic training relating to early language and literacy development include skills to:
* Build and reinforce relationships between early spoken language and early pre-literacy abilities and consider influences of parent-child interactions in early shared storybook interactions;
* Address difficulties involving phonological awareness, memory, and retrieval;
* Teach children to use tactile-kinesthetic and auditory cues in reading and writing;
* Analyze how the language demands of textbooks, academic talk, and curriculum may stress a student’s capabilities at different age and grade levels; and
* Conduct fine-grain analyses of written language, including spelling, to generate intervention that matches the needs of individual students.
How Speech-Language Pathologists Can Contribute
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are key members of the team responsible for helping students learn to read and write. SLP’s contribute in the areas of:
1. Prevention—Communicating risk factors to teachers and parents, and working with them to develop programs to help children acquire explicit, age-appropriate knowledge, skills and strategies of the components of language that contribute to reading and writing development.
2. Identifying At-Risk Children—assisting in development and implementation of screening (e.g., instruments and teacher observation checklists) and referral procedures for very young children as well as older school-age children, including modifying procedures to reduce bias (e.g., dynamic assessment techniques and criterion referenced tasks) for culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
3. Assessing—selecting, implementing, adapting, and interpreting assessment tools and methods to evaluate skills in spoken language, reading, writing and spelling.
4. Providing Intervention—collaborating with teachers and families to plan intervention goals and activities, as well as modifying curricula to keep students progressing in the general education curriculum.
5. Documenting Outcomes—establishing a tracking system for identifying new or re-emerging literacy deficits and documenting outcomes of intervention goals and plans.
6. Program Development—directing or participating in teams to develop school or system-wide strategic approaches to early identification and intervention for children with reading deficits.
7. Advocating for Effective Literacy Practices—providing information about literacy development to state and local agencies that plan and evaluate curricula, establish comprehensive assessments and set related policies; educating them about relationships between spoken language and written language (i.e., reading, writing and spelling) and the benefits of collaborative instructional approaches.
8. Advancing the Knowledge Base—conducting scientifically-based research on early literacy development.
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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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