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Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn LettersBrooklyn Letters

1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

4.9 47 reviews

  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters Heather Liljengren ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    We cannot say enough good things about Effie, the ASL teacher, who was so engaged and effective with our 2 year old daughter from the very first session! Effie gladly included our whole family in the sessions! Her expertise and fantastic … More personality gave our daughter a way to communicate that she was so desperately seeking. The coordinators at Brooklyn Letters were so helpful and communicative…I would highly recommend their services!
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters R Elmore ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Aileen was INCREDIBLY helpful to us, both in assessing possible origins of my grandson's food aversions, as well as informing us of various available interventions to consider.
    I can’t thank you and Brooklyn Letters enough for connecting
    … More us with Aileen. In all our feeding therapy journey we have not gotten anything near the kind of benefit that we did from her. Her knowledge, professionalism, and responsiveness have put us on the path of progress with my grandson and has also made us feel genuinely well cared for.
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters Christine Weiher ★★★★★ a year ago
    We were amazed with Allison! She met my son at 2 1/2 years old, not speaking much at all, and over a computer, and she was able to develop a bond and friendship, so much so that he would look forward to his weekly computer time with Allison. … More I was not sure how the speech therapy would go- but we are so happy that we tried it out and continued. It allowed my son to gain confidence in his speech, make a new friend :), and also give him the skills and a bit of understanding of how to shape his mouth or where to place his tongue to make the proper sounds. We were extremely happy with Allison- she was fantastic to work with.
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Saffady ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    My sessions with Karen have been extremely helpful. My speech has improved tremendously. In fact, I just finished 2 hours of conducting interviews with a consulting client via MS Teams and I have an upcoming conference call. Both my … More neurologist and neurosurgeon remarked about how good my speech is. Much of the day it is perfect, although I still have some rough spots when I get tired or speak too quickly. One of my granddaughters is a speech pathology student at Ithaca College. She sat in on 2 sessions while she was home for winter break, and she was very impressed with Karen.
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters Jacob B ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We were delighted with Christie. First, and most importantly, our son made great strides under her guidance. So great, that we felt he no longer needed help! She was incredibly patient and kind with him and our son really responded to … More her. Christie was also great with me and my wife. She provided thorough and informative updates on our son's progress and which exercises she was using with him, so we could reinforce what she was teaching him. All in all, we had a fabulous experience with Christie and would highly recommend her.
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters Jessica C ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Theo was wonderful and his work with my son has produced some progress. I am grateful for the services Theo provided.
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters Melissa Stevens ★★★★★ a year ago
    Highly recommend Jill. She is a total pleasure to work with. After a few months working with Jill, my son is reading above grade level and LOVES to read. Mission accomplished!
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters Demet Evren ★★★★★ a year ago
    Paige was great and we had been really happy with her. I would highly recommend her! I recommend Brooklyn Letters to whomever asks for a speech therapist.
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters Jeizel Rosenthal ★★★★★ a year ago
    Isabel was WONDERFUL and our son absolutely adored her, and he is making great progress with his reading and writing.
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters Lesley Duval ★★★★★ a year ago
    Theo was fantastic with our 4yo son. We were very worried that his progress would fall off when we had to switch to remote sessions, but Theo kept our son happy and engaged through the screen. Highly highly recommend!
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters Samantha Packard ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We've been working with Theo from Brooklyn Letters for close to 4 months now and the results are apparent; our daughter has vastly improved her speech in a relatively short amount of time. We make "Theo Day" a celebration … More in our house with pancakes for breakfast, and the enthusiasm is matched in the sessions. Theo is fun, patient, professional, and caring, and he gives us the tools to take the lessons beyond the session. Thank you Theo, and Brooklyn Letters, for helping our daughter express herself.
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters Travis Ricca ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I worked with Alina to enhance my pronunciation, tone, and pacing while communicating socially and in a work environment. She was great to work with and clear about goals and learning objectives. The improvement from day 1 has been tremendous! … More
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters Enrico Bermudez ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Cathy has been excellent with us and our son. We will sorely miss her. He has improved significantly with Cathy’s help. Cathy was a true partner with us, especially as we pursued additional help through our son’s school system.
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters Kayne Elisabeth Wilk ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We really loved working with Alina, she is so fantastic. Patient yet firm, and determined the best course of action very clearly and succintly for us. And it all transitioned so well to Zoom as well. I will definitely be back in touch for … More services for our other child after summer break!
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters Jen S ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Vera was amazing! My 11 yo daughter made progress so quickly and really looked forward to her sessions. She was kept motivated and engaged.
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters susie tofte ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    The work that Allison P. did with our daughter over the years has been invaluable to us. Our daughter had such a good relationship with Allison, and it allowed them to work really well together - even remotely these past 6 months. This … More year, Allison went above and beyond by helping us throughout the neuropsych eval we did, trying to re-open our daughter's IEP at her school, and eventually landing her at our chosen school. She was in contact with our daughter's teachers, with the neuropsychologist, and made herself available as a reference to speak on behalf of our daughter's learning differences.
    Allison stopped by our house last week to give our daughter cupcakes and say goodbye, and I literally cried with appreciation for what an amazing speech therapist she has been. She has been our daughter's biggest champion. The new families that she will work with this year are lucky to have her.
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters Alicia Perez-Katz ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Sydney was great! Our son was sad to end his sessions with her, which says a lot. We appreciated her honest assessment of his skill level, and he now has materials to self monitor and practice. Thank you!
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters Kristin Ames ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Our experience with Theo was terrific. Theo was great with my son. He developed a positive relationship with him based on sincerity, respect, trust and a deep personal connection. In their lessons, Theo was encouraging, creative and kind. … More He helped our son understand how to differentiate the sounds he made when he spoke, and gave him great exercises to practice every week between lessons. Our son was sorry to have the lessons come to an end, but recognized that Theo had helped him as much as possible and it was time for him to stop. Theo explained to him (and us) how to keep working to get the last 5%, and encouraged him to keep working on the exercises on his own. I have recommended Theo to another parent who noticed my son's improvement and inquired for her own son.
    We are all grateful to have gotten to know Theo, and we greatly appreciate all the work he did to help our son.
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters Aisha Holder ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    "I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Michelle Macroy-Higgins. We are extremely pleased with her work with our daughter. I was so grateful for my daughter to have a speech therapist who is a researcher (specialty in late … More talkers), graduate professor and practitioner. Her expertise was clearly evident in our conversations and work with our daughter. She was very responsive to my questions and often sent articles and other materials about language development that I found helpful. Thankfully, my daughter's speech improved tremendously. Michelle developed such a warm relationship with my daughter. My daughter was always excited to see Michelle and would greet her at the door with a big hug. Lastly, I would add that Michelle always demonstrated empathy with me as a mother who was initially worried about her daughter's language development. I could go on and on about how pleased we were with Michelle's work."
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Peartree ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Theo is a wonderful Clinton Hill speech therapist. We were really pleased with him. Our son showed drastic improvement, not only in his speech but in his confidence.
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters mario costa ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Alexa has been an enthusiastic, reliable, well prepared and caring teacher for our 6 year old daughter. She has been able to improve and increase our daughter's confidence lesson by lesson with patience and competence; through varied … More and productive didactic practice. Alexa has engaged our daughter in several activities that always kept her motivated and eager to learn literacy. My wife and I, both of us are educators, feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to observe Alexa's pedagogical skills. Alexa has had a big impact on our daughter literacy growth. Thank you Brooklyn Letters!
  • Connecticut Speech Language Therapy, Brooklyn Letters Lily Alt ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We were absolutely DELIGHTED with Marsha's services. She was wonderful. We found her to be kind, fun, engaging, very knowledgeable. She provided us with clear instructions and additional written handouts each week. She engaged our … More son with different techniques and toys, and showed us how to use her techniques when we were interacting with him. I actually just texted her on Saturday - Our son finally said "more" - one of the target words we had been working on with her. It was a total joy to hear, and I had to share it with her - she wrote back immediately to congratulate us. I am so appreciative of her expertise, and wish we could have seen her for longer. I recommended her to another family in our neighborhood who is looking for a speech therapist.

Connecticut Speech Language Therapy

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What is Speech Language Therapy?

The evaluation and treatment of communication difficulties and speech abnormalities are known as speech-language therapy. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) from our Connecticut speech language therapy conduct comprehensive evaluation and therapy.

There are various speech-language therapies, including articulation therapy, language intervention exercises, and others.

Pediatric speech therapy CT can be due to acquired issues, and adult speech difficulties can be caused by an accident or disease, such as a stroke or brain damage.

What Causes Speech Sound Disorders?

Adults may have speech and language therapy problems, which usually develop in infancy or after a stroke or brain damage. However, the most frequent occurrences are presented in young children who are learning speech sounds and cannot make the proper speech sounds on their own. Many of these speech sound problems have an unknown etiology. We just take it for granted that we can produce a variety of complex speech sounds! Most of the kids we treat can’t master particular sounds on their own, so they require Connecticut Speech Language Therapists/Pathologists to help!

Other potential reasons for children’s speech sound problems include:

  • Autism and other developmental problems
  • Down syndrome (Genetic syndromes)
  • Hearing loss (due to ear infections or other reasons)
  • Brain damage caused by accidents or diseases such as cerebral palsy.
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What are the Most Common Speech Sound Disorders?

Articulation Disorders – This has a phonetic and motoric impact on children’s speech, causing them to have difficulty saying individual speech sounds, such as consonants and vowels. For example, if a child cannot make the /l/ sound when his or her chronological and linguistic ages indicate that he or she should be able to, and there is no systematic mistake pattern (see below for phonological problems), it is likely that he or she has an articulation issue.

Phonological Disorders – This speech language pathology affects the phonemic/linguistic/cognitive levels of speech production (a level higher than the phonetic/motoric aspects). When the error is unexpected for the child’s chronological and linguistic ages, children with phonological disorders show systematic patterns in their speech production errors, such as consistently deleting /m/ in initial sounds, by saying “at” for “mat” or “ad” for “mad” for CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words. Dysarthria and apraxia are two more speech sound problems that are much less prevalent than articulation and phonological issues.

WARNING:

Even though speech production mistakes in children are rare, many speech pathologists misdiagnose due to not making the relationship between phonology, morphology/syntax, and speech production abilities. Many speech therapists are only focused on the motoric elements of speech production. The explanation for this disparity in speech-language pathology is because training at the master’s and post-degree master’s levels varies. Similarly, speech pathologists, especially private therapists, are under increasing pressure to use marketed items that aren’t backed up by research. Many parents request these commercialized products and programs because it is what they have been told to do.

What Happens During Speech Therapy in Connecticut?

Connecticut Speech therapy typically starts with an evaluation by a speech-language pathologist (SLP), who will determine the communication problem and discuss the appropriate treatment options.

Speech therapy for children

Depending on the speech problem, your child’s speech therapy may occur in a classroom, small group, or one-on-one setting. The exercises and activities used in speech therapy differ based on your child’s condition, age, and requirements. During speech therapy for children, the SLP may:

Interact through talking and playing and using books, drawings, and other things as part of a language intervention to help encourage language development.

Model correct sounds and syllables during age-appropriate play to teach a child how to make particular sounds.

Provide techniques and assignments for conducting speech therapy at home for the child and their parent or caregiver.

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Speech Therapy for Adults

Adult speech & language therapy also starts with an evaluation to identify your requirements and the best treatment options. Adults may benefit from speech therapy activities to improve their speech, language, and cognitive communication.

If swallowing problems have been caused by an accident or medical condition such as Parkinson’s disease or oral cancer, therapy may involve swallowing retraining.

Pediatric Speech Therapy CT may include:

  • Problem solving, memory, and organization, and other activities geared at improving cognitive communication
  • Conversational tactics to strengthen social communication
  • Breathing exercises for resonance
  • Exercises to help the oral speech muscles during sound productions

If you want to attempt speech therapy exercises at home for adults, there are a variety of options available, including:

  • Apps for speech language therapy
  • Workbooks, such as flip cards and flashcards, may help in language development.
Training/Certifications

What Are Speech Language Therapy Disorders Treatment Options?

After a diagnosis has been established, the SLP will do further research and observations before developing a customized treatment plan. However it’s essential to keep in mind that treatment will not provide a lasting “cure” for the condition. Instead, SLPs may teach young children new skills and coach parents to use different methods to facilitate speech language development.
Depending on the speech therapist and the child’s needs, therapy techniques may differ. The therapist models and reinforces elements of speech and language that need to be addressed, such as sounds, vocabulary, and grammatical structures.

Some areas that SLPs address are:

  • Phonological awareness is being improved
  • Increasing vocabulary comprehension and depth
  • Understanding ambiguous language and metaphorical language (words with multiple meanings, ambiguous sentence structures)
  • Information rephrasing and understanding
  • Using morphology that is more advanced (prefixes, suffixes)
  • Creating sentences with more complicated structures
  • Identifying and fixing grammatical and morphological mistakes
  • Language may be used to express politeness, persuasion, and explanation
  • At a conversation level, increasing knowledge and abilities
  • Contributing to conversations and resolving conversational breakdowns
  • Knowing what to say and what not to say, as well as when to speak and when not to talk
  • Principles of narrative intervention in practice
  • Examining expository discourse at different grade levels
Conclusion

Connecticut Speech Language Therapy can help children and adults with various speech and language impairments and problems. In addition, speech-language pathology may help with communication and self-confidence if started early. Please make an appointment for a free consultation with a Connecticut speech language therapist near me!

Craig Selinger, Owner

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Mary B.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Mary Bell graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communicative Disorders. She received her Master’s of Science degree in Speech Pathology from Boston University. She is certified by the state of New York and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Associate (ASHA). She is also a level one PROMPT-trained therapist.

Mary has spent the majority of her eleven years in the field working with the pediatric population in private practices or in-home as a private speech and language pathologist. Her career has afforded her previous opportunities to work with children and adults of all ages and disabilities in Boston, Los Angeles, and abroad in Kuwait. Her therapy emphasis has been in the areas of articulation, processing disorders, language development, social-pragmatic skills, and fluency. She also has experience developing and running toddler/parent groups, social skills groups, and giving parent workshops. She believes strongly in educating parents to become facilitators of their children’s skills at home and using a playful, child-centered approach to reach children.

Mary is an energetic and enthusiastic professional who enjoys helping people and improving others’ lives. She forms relationships easily and always has the patients’ and families’ needs foremost in her mind.

LOCATION: Greenwich, New Canaan, Stamford, and Darien
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, speech-language evaluations, parent consultations, parent training
EXPERTISE: Early language development, articulation and phonology, Speech-language delays, Receptive/Expressive language delays, auditory processing, language processing, and social-pragmatic language skills.
AGES: Infants through 21 years of age

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Andrea

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Andrea has been a Speech-Language Pathologist since 2006 and is currently licensed in New York and Connecticut. She also maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech & Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds a Certificate for Teaching Students with Speech-Language Disabilities (TSSLD) from the New York State Department of Education. Andrea received a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University Maryland in 2004 and a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Columbia University in 2006.

Andrea has worked for The New York City Department of Education since 2006 and has provided Speech & Language intervention services to students from Kindergarten through 12th grade for students with various language and learning needs. Andrea also provided Early Intervention services to children ages birth to 3 in New York City. She is experienced in early language development and acquisition, receptive and expressive language intervention, school-based language interventions, reading and listening comprehension, treatment of articulation, pragmatics and social language, organization, and executive functioning skills, writing strategies, and vocabulary development. Andrea is also trained in The REWARDS reading program to target reading and vocabulary skills for middle and high school students.

Andrea uses a variety of data-driven and engaging language interventions for all ages and is passionate about helping each client to reach their communication and academic language goals. She selects therapy materials based on the age level, abilities, interests, and needs of her clients to make their speech therapy experience both engaging and practical. She also enjoys connecting with clients and their families to assure that she is meeting their needs and working as a collaborative partner to provide strategies and ultimately foster independence.

LOCATIONS: Westchester County, NY & Fairfield County, CT
EXPERTISE: Language development and intervention including speaking, articulation, listening, writing, vocabulary, comprehension, pragmatic language skills, executive functioning, and organizational skills from ages birth through 12th grade.
AGES: Birth through 12th Grade

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