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Speech Language Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters

SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPISTS

Speech-language pathologists (or speech and language therapists, speech therapists, or simply, SLPs) prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, cognitive-communication, social communication, voice, and swallowing disorders. Working with individuals of all ages—rom babies to adults—SLPs conduct therapy sessions on a one-on-one basis and provide information for families, support groups, and the general public.

In many cases, SLPs work with other healthcare professionals to provide referrals and assessments. Speech-language pathologists treat a wide range of communication delays and disorders. These include:

  • Speech Disorders – These can occur when an individual has difficulty producing speech sounds and putting them together to form intelligible words. Speech disorders include articulation or phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, and dysarthria.
  • Language – Difficulties in understanding what was heard or read (receptive language) or using words to share thoughts and feelings (expressive language) may point to a language disorder. This can manifest in either spoken or written expression and may involve form (phonology, morphology, and syntax), content (semantics), and use (pragmatics) of language.
  • Voice or Resonance – Voice or resonance disorders refer to problems in how one’s voice sounds. One may sound hoarse, lose voice easily, talk through the nose or too loudly, or be unable to make sounds.
  • Social Communication – This refers to the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication. This includes how one communicates socially, how well one follows conversation rules and story-telling (aspect of expressive language called narratives), tells jokes, and how one speaks with different people in varied situations.
  • Cognitive-Communication – Someone with a cognitive-communication disorder may exhibit problems with organization, memory, attention, problem-solving, and other thinking skills. This can be a result of traumatic brain injury, a stroke, dementia, and may also be congenital.
  • Swallowing Disorders – Also known as dysphagia, swallowing disorders refer to difficulties in chewing, sucking, and swallowing food and liquid as a result of illness, surgery, stroke, or injury.
  • Literacy – Individuals with speech and language disorders may also experience difficulties with pre-literacy and literacy skills (phonological awareness, decoding, spelling, reading comprehension, and writing).

Aside from the disorders mentioned above, SLPs may also:

  • Provide aural rehabilitation for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Work with individuals with severe expressive or comprehension disorders (such as autism spectrum disorder and progressive neurological disorders) and provide augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems.
  • Help individuals enhance their communication skills (such as modifying one’s accent) to express themselves more effectively.

Our team of approximately 50+ NY State licensed speech language therapists, listed below, travel to your Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk), New Jersey (Clark, Cranford, Westfield, Rahway, Union), Riverdale, or Westchester home or child's school. Please read more about our les taux and policies before contacting us. Feel free to directly email info@brooklynletters.com with any speech therapy, language, feeding, and/or professional question. Check out Craig s bio. and our témoignages. We also offer t?l?pratique ou orthophonie en ligne prestations de service.

Our Licensed Speech & Language Therapists qualifications include:

  • Master s degree in speech language pathology
  • New York State and national certification
  • PROMPT training
  • We offer services bilingues (Spanish, Farsi, Russian, Polish, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, & Italian).

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DISCOURS, LANGUE, THÉRAPIE D'ALIMENTATION

We are experienced to treat babies to adults with a variety of speech language difficulties, including articulation/enunciation difficulties (e.g lisp, tongue thrust, and/or difficulty saying sounds, and more), speech delay (including apraxia, oral motor difficulties, cleft palate), late talkers/expressive and receptive language delay (including multilingual homes), autism spectrum, e.g. Asperger s, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD-NOS), social language delays, disfluency (stuttering), and feeding delays (including picky eaters, oral motor delays, medically fragile).

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PROFESSIONAL SPEECH, LANGUAGE, LITERACY, COMMUNICATION, & FEEDING SERVICES

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 bring activities, materials, and/or toys to your Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk), New Jersey (Clark, Cranford, Westfield, Rahway, Union), Riverdale, or Westchester home. Do you want us to provide you and your child with homework and/or carry-over activities No problem! Parents and their children who actively engage in the educational/therapeutic process, typically see more progress. For those parents who are unable to be present during ongoing sessions, we will contact you during our business hours to discuss with you how your child is progressing.

Nous nous rendons à votre domicile à New York (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island), Long Island (Nassau et Suffolk), Westchester et dans certaines sections du New Jersey. Nous fournissons également t?l?pratique ou orthophonie en ligne. Our rates are posted below. Please note that for insurance purposes, there s a modifier CPT code, 95, for telepractice support.

We DON'T accept the following: in-network insurance (see below for more information), Early Intervention, Board of Ed. (CPSE, CSE, RSA s), Medicare, etc. Out-of-network means that we don't accept insurance. You pay us directly on a weekly basis, and we provide you with a monthly out-of-network receipt. It's your responsibility to submit this invoice to your insurance company for reimbursement- scroll down to read more about insurance reimbursement codes.

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Manhattan rates
Speech Language Feeding Therapy Rates
  • $155-$180 pendant 60 minutes

  • $135-$160 pendant 45 minutes

  • $105-$120 pendant 30 minutes

Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, & New Jersey rates
Speech Language Feeding Therapy Rates
  • $140-$175 pendant 60 minutes

  • $120-$140 pendant 45 minutes

  • $100-$115 pendant 30 minutes

* Veuillez noter que certains de nos spécialistes peuvent facturer des tarifs légèrement plus élevés que nos tarifs moyens affichés ci-dessus.

** Nous offrons de légères réductions pour les sessions consécutives à votre domicile pour les frères et sœurs. Nous proposons également des tarifs de groupe si vous créez un petit groupe (2-3 étudiants) à votre domicile, et ces étudiants ont des objectifs similaires. Nous ne sommes pas responsables de la constitution de ces groupes.

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DR. MICHELLE M.

PHD CCC-SLP, TSHH, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters

Dr. Michelle M. has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist for nearly 15 years. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), her New York State Speech-Language Pathology license and is certified as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH). She received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Geneseo, her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Adelphi University and her PhD in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. In addition to being a private practitioner, Michelle is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences program at Hunter College (CUNY) and teaches graduate students in the areas of language development, language, phonological, articulation, motor speech and swallowing disorders in children.

Michelle has worked clinically in a variety of settings including home-based, preschool, elementary school and private practice clinics; and has enjoyed working with a variety of children presenting with language, phonological, articulation, and feeding disorders ranging in age from birth through adolescents. Michelle s clinical and research expertise is with children who are late talkers. She enjoys working with children and their families to develop individualized and evidenced-based treatment, while having fun and encouraging communication success.

Michelle is a co-author of Time to Talk , an easy-to-read, straightforward guide for parents about how babies and young children learn to talk. A collaboration between Dr. Michelle MacRoy-Higgins, an associate professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Hunter College and a practicing speech-language therapist, and Carlyn Kolker, a freelance writer, Time To Talk explains how children acquire the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional tools to build communication proficiency. The book provides a practical, insightful look at the core components of listening, speaking, and reading. Time to Talk highlights developmental milestones and red flags to stay alert for, and each chapter features expert answers to common questions, research insights with real-life relevance, tips and takeaways for nurturing a child's communication skills, and personal perspectives from parents who have faced and overcome speech and language challenges with their child. The book includes chapters on hearing, speech development, language development, speech fluency and stuttering, literacy, bilingualism, as well as causes for concern and finding the right professional help. Empowering and reassuring, Time to Talk is a trusted resource and welcome companion for every parent committed to giving their child a firm foundation in literacy, learning, and life. The website is www.timetotalkbook.com, and the book is available at local bookstores and at Amazon.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Park Slope and Windsor Terrace
TYPE DE SERVICES: Thérapie individuelle, groupe (2-3 enfants), évaluations orthophoniques, consultation des parents
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, autism spectrum disorders, feeding and swallowing disorders
AGES: birth through elementary school
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CATHY E.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters

Cathy received her masters from the University of Portland and is a New York licensed speech-language pathologist who has worked with babies to adolescents for nearly 25 years. She has worked in all types of environments from early intervention, preschools and elementary schools to private practice. She is excited about helping young children to adolescents achieve their full learning potential. She is experienced in working with a variety of speech and language disorders and delays including: late talkers, articulation/enunciation problems including apraxia and oral motor difficulties, language processing issues, reading and writing remediation, stuttering, autism spectrum, feeding delay, hearing impairment, and augmentative communication. She understands how these delays treated early on in development can later help develop social and academic competence. For school age children, Cathy incorporates each student's curriculum into the language therapy session, so they can improve their vocabulary and grammatical development, listening and reading comprehension, expressive writing skills, organizational skills and more!

LOCATION: Manhattan & Queens (near Astoria)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Speech, language, feeding, stuttering, and specialized literacy remediation.
AGES: Birth through adults.

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Andrea S.

M.A., CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters

Andrea is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with over 20 years of experience. She holds a B.A. in Religion from Oberlin College and an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology, begun at the University of Pittsburgh, and completed at Queens College-QUNY following a family move to NYC.

Andrea’s foray into early language began as a volunteer with toddlers on a kibbutz in Israel. Back in the United States, she began her professional career as a preschool teacher and was motivated by her love of child development to pursue coursework in early childhood education at Carlow College and then to begin her M.A. in speech/language pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research experience there led to a life-long commitment to evidence-based practice. Once in the NYC public schools, it was a smooth slide from language development to reading development. Andrea has studied the Orton Gillingham approach through courses completed with the Reading Reform Foundation, Wilson, and The Spalding Method.

Although a school-based therapist, Andrea loves being with children at home where they are most comfortable and where she can see and use what they are most interested in. She embraces children wholly and takes great delight in them!

As a specialist, she is attuned to points of struggle and challenge and then finding ways to build from strength to strength. She relies on parents and teachers for information about their concerns, their observations, and situational demands.

Andrea’s areas of expertise include late talkers, phonemic awareness and reading/decoding, reading comprehension, expressive language organization, and writing.

LOCATION: Upper West Side, Morningside Heights, Greenwich Village
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Late talkers, phonemic awareness, articulation, elementary school language demands
AGES: Toddler through elementary school

AMY S.

MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, BILINGUAL (SPANISH) SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters

Amy is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) with a bilingual (English/Spanish) extension. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Amy completed an MA in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Maryland, College Park and a BA in Psychology at Wesleyan University. Amy has over 12 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist.

She has worked in a variety of settings: Early Intervention, schools, and private practice. Amy creates a fun and motivating learning environment, and her passion is helping those individuals who stutter: aside from dysfluent speech, there is an emotional piece, whether you are a parent of a child who stutters or you are the individual who stutters and need professional support. When working with Amy, her goals include helping clients improve their confidence and communication skills. Amy is also very passionate about working with school-aged students who are struggling with language-based learning issues, e.g. difficulties with reading, writing, and expressive and receptive language skills. Additionally, she has worked with many students with literacy challenges to improve their phonological awareness, decoding and/or reading comprehension skills using a phonics-based and multi-sensory approach to reading instruction.

She is also experienced working with students with special education needs and helping students in need of help with their articulation or phonological delays: she takes advantage of students’ strengths and interests, while creating goals/strategies to help the students she works with. In addition, Amy loves working with children on the autism spectrum. She is experienced helping individuals with ASD, from all ages, toddlers to adults, with their verbal and non-verbal social language skills.

LOCATION: Brooklyn
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group therapy, and parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Language based disorders, dyslexia & literacy remediation (phonological awareness, reading comprehension, decoding, writing skills), stuttering, cluttering, pragmatics, autism, bilingual language development (English/Spanish)
AGES: Birth to Adults

Ben I.

M.S., CCC- SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists, Brooklyn Letters

Ben is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who received his Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from George Washington University. He holds his Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is Prompt-trained. With over five years of experience in home-based Early Intervention and private therapy, Ben specializes in pediatrics. He has expertise in articulation, expressive and receptive language disorders, language delay and its disorders, speech sound disorders, feeding and swallowing cases, and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He also specializes in early childhood behavioral feeding difficulties, sensory-based feeding issues, and swallowing disorders.

Ben takes a holistic approach to speech therapy, which allows him to cater his therapy to each client s unique needs. The children he works with are engaged and excited when working with Ben and this is his secret to success. Ben takes pride in developing relationships with the families he serves and is a team player. He enjoys being supportive and guiding families and caretakers to help them learn how to best help their children.
LOCATION: Brooklyn: Windsor Terrace, Park Slope, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Kensington, Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Midwood, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children)
EXPERTISE: Early Speech and Language Development, Pre-language skills, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Communication (Pragmatic Language), Feeding, Expressive/Receptive Language Delays, Articulation, Apraxia of Speech, & Pragmatic/Social Skills.

Alexandra K.

M.S., SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters
Alexandra is a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and a licensed and registered Speech Pathologist in New York. She received a Masters of Science with a Bilingual Extension (Spanish) in Speech Pathology from Columbia University and a Bachelors of Art from University of Virginia. While studying at Columbia, Alexandra participated in a trip to Neiva, Colombia, and Quito, Ecuador, where she provided speech therapy for children who had received surgery to repair their cleft palate. Alexandra s professional experience includes working with school aged children with ASD, expressive and receptive language disorders, and feeding disorders. She currently works as a home based therapist providing therapy for articulation disorders, feeding/swallowing disorders and apraxia/dysarthria. Alexandra is a Basic DIR/Floortime provider (treatment for Autistic Spectrum Disorders) and she is trained in SOS (treatment for feeding disorders). She is also a PROMPT level 1 certified clinician.
As an Ennis Cosby Scholarship recipient at Fordham University, she was exposed to many treatment strategies for children who struggled to read and write. She was trained in the Orton Gillingham approach and has called upon all strategies in her arsenal to teach children how to read and spell. Alexandra was an adjunct at Hunter College and taught an Introduction to Reading and Writing course for new teachers. Alexandra has worked with Early Intervention, in hospitals and in schools conducting evaluations and providing treatment for children with Apraxia, Articulation Disorders, PDD/Autism, Feeding and Swallowing Disorders and Pragmatic Disorders. She has also worked with the JCC Manhattan leading social skills groups for children with Autism.

LOCATIONS: Brooklyn: Park Slope, Crown Heights, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Heights
Manhattan: Tribeca
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, dyad/group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, autism spectrum disorders, feeding and swallowing disorders, apraxia, dysarthria
AGES: birth through elementary school

DARA B.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Dara, M.S. CCC-SLP is a New York State licensed Speech Language Pathologist and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is certified as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She received her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Emerson College in Boston and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. She is currently employed full-time at a New York City public middle school as a speech teacher servicing students with a variety of speech and language disorders ages 10 through 16 years old. Her therapy targets effective communication and addresses speaking, listening, reading, and writing with individual and small-group sessions by implementing evidence-based practices tailored to each individual s needs.

Dara s professional and clinical experiences have been in a variety of settings including private practice, K-12 schools, specialized clinics, and skilled nursing facilities. Specialized clinic experience includes pediatric feeding, early childhood language development, and fluency for children and adults. She has worked with toddlers and preschool aged children with sensory and behavioral feeding issues, social communication deficits, implementing alternative augmentative communication (AAC) systems such as Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and promoting language development directly and through parent consultation. Additional experience includes working with school-aged children ages 5 years old through early adolescence addressing language and literacy delays and disorders, reading comprehension, articulation delays, fluency, social communication, and executive functioning skills (attention, memory, problem solving, planning, organization).

Dara s therapy philosophy revolves around creating an energetic, fun, and functional environment while using a holistic approach (including parents, caretakers, PT/OT, and teachers) in order to promote a client s growth and carryover of strategies and skills learned.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Bushwick
Manhattan: All Manhattan neighborhoods (from Financial District to Upper East/West Side)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual Therapy, Small Group (2-5 clients) Therapy, Parent/Caretaker Consultation
EXPERTISE: Fluency, Receptive/Expressive Language Delays and Disorders, Phonological Awareness/Literacy, Auditory Processing, Executive Functioning, Articulation, Feeding Disorders, Social/Pragmatic Communication, Accent Modification
AGES: Toddler through Adult

DR. TEMPII C.

PHD., CCC-SLP, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists, Brooklyn Letters

Dr. Tempii is a retired Associate Professor whose most recent appointment was with LIU Brooklyn for the past 10 years. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), her New York State Speech-Language Pathology license and is certified as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH). She received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northeastern University, her M.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Hampton University and her PhD in Communication Disorders from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Tempii completed postdoctoral research at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Tempii has held positions at University of South Florida and Tennessee State University. As an Associate Professor, her many responsibilities included teaching, clinical work and research. In addition to this, she has taught pediatric diagnostic and language courses while at Long Island University. During the time at LIU-Brooklyn, Dr. Tempii led three summer trips to the Dominican Republic with students, providing clinical services to students with disabilities since children in the Dominican Republic typically do not receive speech and language therapy.

Dr. Tempii has worked clinically in a variety of settings including home-based, preschool, elementary school and private practice clinics for the last 30 years. Dr. Tempii has enjoyed working with a variety of children presenting with language, articulation, and fluency ranging in age from birth through adolescents. Dr. Tempii s clinical and research expertise is with children who are language disordered.

TYPE OF SERVICES: CPSE and CSE Evaluations, Language Therapy
EXPERTISE: Language Therapy
AGES: Preschool and School Age Children

LINDSEY W.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists, Brooklyn Letters

Lindsey is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). He holds his certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Lindsey completed his Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Louisiana. Lindsey s experience includes working for six years in the NYC Early Intervention Program for children ages birth-3, as well as CPSE (3-5-year-olds), and for the Department of Education in a K-8 setting. Lindsey creates customized treatment plans and delivers services to babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children with expressive and receptive language delays/disorders, autism spectrum disorder, feeding delays in young children, reading comprehension difficulties, expressive writing support, with speech production (phonology and articulation), and stuttering (fluency). Lindsey believes in a family-centered approach, with an emphasis on parent training and family involvement to promote optimized improvement by including carryover activities in daily routines. Families enjoy his enthusiasm, creativity, and active approach to therapy. Lindsey is passionate about helping children, and he takes advantage of each child's unique strengths and interests to make learning fun and successful. With his adult clients, Lindsey has worked with stuttering, aphasia, and voice disorders with a focus on creating awareness and sustainable strategies to improve outcomes at any age.

LOCATION; Brooklyn all areas, home visits
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children)
EXPERTISE: Autism spectrum disorder, Feeding, Stuttering), Reading Comprehension, Expressive/Receptive language delays, Phonology, Articulation, Pragmatic/Social skills
AGES: Infants through adults

MARCY G.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists, Brooklyn Letters

Marcy is a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist and a certified New York State Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. She received her Master of Science degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music, Cum Laude from SUNY Purchase. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is a trained provider of the Orton-Gillingham Approach to reading and writing. For the past seven years, Marcy has worked privately and with the New York City Department of Education with clients from toddlers to adults, with a broad range of concerns, from children with autism, to children with reading disabilities, to adults with traumatic brain injury. Her practice currently focuses on children with receptive and expressive language delays, language-based learning issues (including dyslexia), development of phonological awareness and early reading skills, children with autism and PDD, feeding delays, alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), articulation and phonology, social and pragmatic language skills, and using positive behavioral supports for children with autism and ADD/ADHD. Marcy believes that a positive, supportive rapport with the child and a great working relationship with the family are the keys to successful therapy. Marcy works with the child, the family and caregivers, and school and other related professionals to maximize success at home, at school and in the community.

LOCATION: Brooklyn, from Park Slope and Cobble Hill to Bed Stuy and Prospect Heights
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, small group therapy (2-3 children), parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Receptive and expressive language delays, apraxia, language-based learning issues (reading and writing), phonological awareness and early reading skills, feeding delays, alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), articulation and phonology, working with children with autism and PDD, social and pragmatic language skills, and using positive behavior supports for children with autism and ADD/ADHD
AGES: Toddler through adult

Theo W.

M.S. CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist
Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists, Brooklyn Letters

Theo is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). He received his Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Adelphi University and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Theo started his career working in the NYC Early Intervention program. Since moving on from Early Intervention, he has worked with pre-school and school-aged children. He specializes in expressive/receptive language development, pre-language skill, as well as articulation and phonological disorders. Theo currently works part-time at EPIC Academy, a progressively oriented K-3 school for children with special needs. He has also worked with stroke victims (aphasia) and provides American accent training. He started playing music when he was five years old, and has played electric guitar in a rock band, sang in a University choir and has extensively studied jazz history and performance. He has taught guitar and piano lessons to adolescents and adults. Theo has worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, expressive and receptive language disorders, CHARGE Syndrome, and Down s syndrome. He speaks Japanese fluently and has treated children in both English and Japanese. He has studied Spanish as an adult and speaks it at an intermediate level.

Theo takes advantage of the child's interests to tailor a unique approach for each child he works with. He believes in a collaborative approach, and works closely with families to maximize carryover opportunities during daily routines and interactions; learning does not stop when the session ends. Theo uses a play-based therapy approach and when appropriate, incorporates his decades of musical training to create a fun and positive atmosphere for the client to learn and grow.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, Bed-Stuy, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Brooklyn Heights and other locations on a case-by-case basis.
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, Japanese/English evaluations
EXPERTISE: Early Speech and Language Development, Pre-language skills, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Communication (Pragmatic Language), Expressive/Receptive Language Delays, Articulation, Apraxia of Speech, & Pragmatic/Social Skills
AGE: All ages

CHRISTIE C.

M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH-LANGUAGE THERAPIST
Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists, Brooklyn Letters

Christie is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) with a bilingual (English/Spanish) extension. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Christie completed her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Teachers College, Columbia University. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Linguistics and a Masters of Arts in Spanish Language and Translation from New York University. Christie worked for the New York City Department of Education with a diverse population of high school aged students for 6.5 years before transitioning to middle and elementary aged students this year. In addition, she has worked with Early Intervention aged children and school-aged children of all ages. Christie has experience evaluating and providing speech language therapy for monolingual English and bilingual Spanish-speaking children with a variety of speech and language disorders, including expressive and receptive language, reading comprehension, written expression, pragmatic language, stuttering, articulation and phonology, and executive functioning. Christie is particularly interested in the role of language in literacy development. She is experienced in working with students who have difficulty reading, focusing on each child's specific needs, including vocabulary development, word recognition, decoding, and reading comprehension. Christie is passionate about helping school-aged students who are struggling with language-based learning differences (e.g. reading, writing, and expressive and receptive language skills) be successful in school. She strives to incorporate the student's classroom curriculum and personal interests into therapy using evidence-based practices in order to increase carryover into the classroom setting. Christie also believes in the importance of teaching students to develop self-advocacy skills and collaborating with families and teachers. In addition, Christie completed a 200-hour wellness and yoga teacher training program this past summer, certifying Christie as a yoga teacher and Wellness Champion. She also received training in the Social Emotional Learning and Facilitation (SEL*F) curriculum through this program, which she plans on incorporating into her sessions to support the social and emotional development of her students.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Gowanus, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual and Group Therapy
AGES: Toddlers through adolescents
EXPERTISE: Receptive and expressive language delays/disorders, written language, social communication (pragmatic language), executive functioning (organization, planning, time management), language to literacy connection (phonological awareness, reading comprehension, word recognition, decoding)

Madeline L.

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

Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists, Brooklyn Letters

Madeline is a licensed New York State Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Madeline completed her Master s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Teachers College, Columbia University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorder from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is trained in Sounds in Motion and Recipe for Reading for literacy intervention. Madeline currently provides therapy in both private, home-based settings and with a diverse population of preschool, elementary and secondary school students through the New York City Department of Education. Throughout her sessions she targets a wide range of skills such as auditory and reading comprehension, inferential/critical thinking skills, expressive/receptive vocabulary, verbal and written expression, grammatical and syntactical structures, narrative development, fluency and articulation.

Madeline prides herself in creating a positive and welcoming therapy atmosphere. She thoroughly enjoys working with both parents and children in order to make progress and to build the confidence of her client.

LOCATION: Brooklyn – Park Slope, Windsor Terrace. Other Brooklyn locations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultations.
EXPERTISE: Expressive/receptive language delays, phonological awareness/literacy skills, articulation, auditory processing, reading comprehension, narrative development, pragmatics.
AGES: Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School

Melanie B.

MASTERS OF EDUCATION IN SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters

Melanie is a New York State licensed Speech Language Pathologist and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association(ASHA). She received her Masters of Education degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Virginia and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from University at Albany. Melanie is a level one PROMPT trained therapist and has been trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) prior to her schooling for speech and language therapy. Her professional experience includes home-based early intervention sessions as well as working at a school specializing in ABA, servicing children with autism spectrum disorder from ages 3 through 15 years old. She currently works with preschool age students, leading groups to facilitate and develop pragmatic language as well as literacy groups focused on developing phonological awareness. She also provides individual sessions focused heavily on articulation as well as expressive and receptive language development using a push-in model.

Melanie has worked with children with speech and language delays and disorders such as articulation/phonological disorders, auditory processing disorder, pragmatic difficulties and autism spectrum disorder. She also has experience working with children of various ages with feeding disorders, particularly with oral motor/chewing difficulties and picky eaters. Melanie creates a fun, creative and engaging therapeutic environment for her clients and places an emphasis on working collaboratively with parents and other team members to help promote carry over and progress.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn
Manhattan: Midtown West/East, Lennox Hill, Upper West Side, Hell s Kitchen, Union Square
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, parent consultations, small group therapy
EXPERTISE: Autism Spectrum Disorder, feeding disorders, speech-language delays, receptive/expressive language disorders
AGES: birth, preschool age, school age

Rachel V.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists, Brooklyn Letters

Rachel is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She is also Prompt Trained as well as Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding trained. Rachel holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Rachel completed an MS in Speech-Language Pathology at Long Island University, Brooklyn. Although she does not hold a bilingual extension, she is fluent in Portuguese and conversational in Spanish. She has experience working with children of all ages and has worked in a variety of settings: Early Intervention, Pre-schools, Elementary Schools (K-8), private practice, and adult Skilled Nursing Facilities. Rachel creates a fun and motivating learning environment. Rachel has expertise in articulation, expressive and receptive language disorders, speech sound disorders, feeding and swallowing, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Rachel is passionate about working with school-aged students, Early Intervention, and CPSE aged children who are struggling with language based learning issues, e.g. difficulties with reading, writing, expressive and receptive language skills, pragmatics skills, auditory processing, and articulation skills.

LOCATION: Brooklyn (Mill Basin, Sheepshead Bay, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, Gravesend, East New York) Other Brooklyn locations on case-by-case basis.
Queens (Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Richmond Hill, Middle Village, Glendale, Rego Park, Whitestone) Other Queens locations on case-by-case basis.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, Group therapy, and Parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Early Speech and Language Development, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Communication (Pragmatic Language), Feeding, Dysphagia, Expressive/Receptive Language Delays, Reading Comprehension, Articulation, Auditory Processing, Fluency, and Apraxia of Speech.
AGES: Birth to Adults

BRITTNEY W.

M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, BILINGUAL SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (SPANISH)
Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists, Brooklyn Letters

Brittney is a speech-language pathologist with a master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where she received specialized training in the areas of language-based learning disabilities, bilingual language development (Spanish-English), and fluency (stuttering).Following graduation, Brittney moved back to New York and has been working for the New York City Department of Education with students from pre-K to high school.

Brittney specializes in working with school-aged students with speech and language and executive functioning disorders and differences. She is passionate about designing and implementing research-based lessons that help students build the underlying organizational and language skills necessary to become proficient readers and writers. Brittney targets skills at any and all levels of language in which students need support, whether it’s learning the academic vocabulary associated with a specific form of writing, or learning how to comprehend complex sentences in a novel.

Brittney works with students to help them identify their unique writing behaviors and adjust their process to include the tools and technology that will make writing a fun and engaging learning activity. For example, many students with SLD and ADD benefit from orally rehearsing their sentences prior to writing them down, and learning new spelling patterns within the context of their reading and writing classwork.

Brittney partnered with a SLP researcher to demonstrate the effectiveness of written language intervention she designed and implemented at her school. Results revealed that the writing intervention helped students with SLD and ADD improve their writing productivity and spelling accuracy. Brittney regularly provides workshops for administrators, supervisors, parents, teachers and speech therapists regarding speech and language disorders, written language intervention, and creating an inclusive environment for students with communication disorders and differences.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Park Slope, South Slope, Carroll Gardens, Prospect Heights, Cobble Hill, Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill.
Manhattan: Chelsea, TriBeCa, Soho, West Village, East Village, Lower East Side
Other Brooklyn and Manhattan locations on a case-by-case basis.
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, speech-language evaluations, parent consultations/trainings
EXPERTISE: Stuttering, language and literacy (language processing, word recognition and comprehension, writing), bilingual services (Spanish-English), early language development, autism spectrum disorders, transition planning
AGES: Birth-Adults

ALINA G.

M.S. CCC-SLP/TSSLD, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Alina is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Alina completed her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Brooklyn College. She received her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Brooklyn College. Alina is fluent in Russian and conversational in Spanish.

Since 2012, Alina has worked in private, public, & charter schools as well as in private practice. While in private practice, Alina provided evaluations and treatment for pediatrics with speech delays and adults with post-stroke, aphasia, Parkinsons Disease, and dementia. Alina is currently a full-time Speech and Language Pathologist in a middle school within the NYC Department of Education. Here, she works with middle school students Grades 6-8 who demonstrate difficulties with receptive and expressive language skills, pragmatic social skills, executive functioning, organization and time management, reading comprehension, oral and written verbal expression. Alina’s therapy focuses on language-based learning difficulties including listening/reading comprehension, inferential/critical thinking, receptive/expressive vocabulary development, narrative development, phonological awareness, word recognition skills, decoding, grammar, oral and written sentence structure (syntax), and organizing the students ideas/thoughts to target coherent oral and written expression. A large part of Alina’s sessions also focuses on articulation, where she frequently targets remediation of K, G, L, R, and S phonemes as they tend to be difficult for youngsters aged 4-7. Alina believes in helping students maximize their academic success by working through their strengths to remediate their weaknesses.

Alina prides herself on providing unique and specialized services tailored to fit the needs of each client and family. She believes that by providing a stimulating environment that is mindful of each client’s specific interests, she can maximize learning potential and communicative success.

In addition, Alina is certified by the Institute of Language & Phonology in the COMPTON P-ESL Program, which is a research-based and result-driven approach to accent modification training. Alina has worked with a number of adults who are looking to improve their English pronunciation, public speaking, and overall vocal clarity and confidence in professional communication settings.

Teletherapy/Remote Sessions are offered during this time.

LOCATION: Brooklyn Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, Midwood, Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach
EXPERTISE: Receptive and Expressive Language Delays/Disorders, Language to Literacy Connection (phonological awareness, reading comprehension, word recognition, decoding), Higher-Level Thinking, Articulation/Intelligibility, Fluency, Executive Function Deficits (organization, reasoning, poor decision making, problem-solving, time management, impulsivity), Narrative/Expository Discourse, Cognition (memory, attention, reasoning) Pragmatics/Social Skills, Accent Modification
AGES: Preschool, Kindergarten, School Age, Middle School, High School, Adults

SAMANTHA

MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists, Brooklyn Letters

Samantha is a New York State licensed speech-language pathologist, holding her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. In addition, she is a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Samantha completed her Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Iona College and received a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from St. John’s University.

She targets speech and language goals using individualized lesson plans and engaging activities to improve communication skills required for academic and professional success, as well as, functional living. She previously worked in a private practice with clients ranging from age two to adulthood, targeting expressive and receptive language skills, fluency, social skills/pragmatics, narrative/discourse skills, auditory processing, executive functioning, reading comprehension, cognitive skills, and articulation. Currently, she is working as a school-based speech-language pathologist in a middle school, working on academic language learning skills. Throughout her sessions, she targets auditory and reading comprehension, higher-level thinking skills, expressive vocabulary, verbal and written expression, grammatical and syntactical structures, pragmatic skills, narrative development, and articulation. Samantha believes in forming positive professional relationships with her clients/students, as well as their families, to ensure positive prognosis and maximal performance. She is a multi-disciplinary team player and enjoys collaborating with other professionals and parents to ensure utmost performance.

Samantha also provides evaluations and treatment for one-on-one clients, varying in age, at their homes targeting a variety of skills to meet their communication goals. These skills include, but are not limited to, expressive and receptive language, articulation, executive functioning, fluency, cognition, and pragmatics.
She also offers effective and engaging tele-therapy/remote sessions to increase convenience under specific circumstances.

LOCATION: Brooklyn (Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Dyker Heights, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Mapleton)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, Group (2-3 children), Parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Expressive/Receptive Language disorders, Auditory Processing Disorders, Articulation Disorders, Fluency, Cognitive Disorders, Pragmatic/Social Skills, Reading Comprehension, Higher-Level Thinking, Problem Solving
AGES: Preschool, Kindergarten, School-Aged, Middle School, High School, and Adults

STEFANIE S.

MS, CCC- SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists, Brooklyn Letters

Stefanie, M.S. CCC-SLP is a New York State licensed speech language pathologist with over 15 years of experience working with the pediatric population. She maintains certification in Speech-Language Pathology from the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and a certification as a Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH). She received her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Emerson College in Boston, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences from Indiana University. Stefanie is level 1 PROMPT trained and has been trained in Sounds in Motion approach to literacy.

Over the years Stefanie has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, public and private schools, head start programs, specialized clinics and sensory gyms. She has extensive experience assessing and treating clients with receptive/expressive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, auditory processing disorders, pre-literacy and literacy skills, and language learning difficulties.

Stefanie believes learning and teaching is an ongoing process. She brings passion and enthusiasm to her work by regularly attending courses to stay updated on the most current therapeutic interventions, strategies, and ideas. Stefanie believes in a holistic approach that includes parents, caregivers, and teachers collaborating together to achieve success

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Park Slope, Carrol Gardens, Cobble Hill, Windsor Terrace, Boreum Hill, Prospect Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights
Manhattan: Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Union Square, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, West Village
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, Speech/Language Evaluations, Parent Consultations.
EXPERTISE: Expressive/Receptive speech language delays, articulation and phonological disorders, reading comprehension, social-pragmatic language skills, auditory processing, executive functioning skills, pre-literacy and literacy skills, Apraxia of Speech, early fluency, Oral motor and Myofunctional therapy, feeding and swallowing disorders
AGES: Toddlers through early adolescence.

JANELLE B.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH- LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters

Janelle is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. She earned her Masters of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology at Howard University, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Spelman College. Janelle holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Janelle has been practicing speech-language pathology for 8 years, in a variety of settings including pre-school, elementary/middle school, and high school, and has supervised newly graduated speech pathologists, as a Clinical Fellow Supervisor. Janelle has also served as an outside evaluator for charter schools throughout New York City. Janelle currently serves as the speech department supervisor at a state sponsored school for students with disabilities.

Janelle has experience working with clients ages 2-21 to address a variety of language and articulation delays/disorders, phonological disorders, social/pragmatic deficits, auditory processing disorders, fluency, and oral-motor difficulties. She believes in providing therapy that is evidence based, functional, and fun. She enjoys crafting sessions that are thematically based, real-life scenarios/experiences, and naturalistic play. Janelle aims to connect to the classroom by incorporating curriculum based materials by simultaneously targeting language, literacy, and academic skills. She designs treatment to focus on improving auditory discrimination, auditory comprehension, reading comprehension, and increasing clients ability to identify the main idea, make inferences, summarize text, and generate narratives. Additionally, Janelle is skilled in implementing alternative augmentative communication systems, such as Picture Exchange Communication Symbols (PECS), and dynamic display devices (i.e.: Dynavox, iPad, etc.). Janelle believes in partnering with families and professionals in order to help clients achieve their maximum potential.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Windsor Terrace, Prospect Heights. Other Brooklyn and Manhattan locations on a case-by-case basis
TYPE DE SERVICES: Thérapie individuelle, groupe (2-3 enfants), consultations parentales, évaluations orthophoniques
EXPERTISE: Speech, language, pragmatics, phonological awareness/pre-literacy skills
AGES: Toddler through early adolescence

REBECCA K.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists, Brooklyn Letters

Rebecca is a New York State licensed Speech Language Pathologist and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Rebecca earned her Masters of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology at Cincinnati University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Excelsior College. She has been trained in Level 1 PROMPT (PROMPTs for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) and has experience with the Sounds in Motion approach to literacy.Rebecca utilizes both techniques to enhance traditional articulation therapeutic practices. Rebecca has had training and hands-on experience in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and the use of behavioral techniques to promote learning. Rebecca has been practicing speech language pathology for over 5 years specializing in children with autism. She has comprehensive expertise assessing and providing treatment for early childhood development/school-age language disorders in one to one and small group settings to children and early adolescents. Rebecca specializes in facilitating the development of expressive and receptive language, problem solving skills, reading comprehension skills , narrative skills, auditory processing skills, language processing skills, and pragmatic language use. Rebecca s sessions reflect her commitment to providing clinical excellence in the areas of evaluative and therapeutic procedures. She tailors her teaching methods to each child's unique needs and focuses sessions on creating a fun, motivating, engaging and challenging environment to realize the goal of advancing each child to reach his/her potential.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: (Midwood, Park Slope, Kensington, Bensonhurst, Flatbush, Other Brooklyn locations on a case-by-case basis.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, Speech/Language Evaluations, Parent Consultations.
EXPERTISE: Language based disorders, expressive/receptive language delays, reading comprehension, social-pragmatic language skills, auditory processing, executive functioning, and narrative skills.
AGES: Pre-K through early adolescence.

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ALLISON P.

M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists, Brooklyn Letters

Allison is a New York State certified Speech-Language Pathologist currently working for the NYC Department of Education. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), her New York State Speech-Language Pathology license and is a Teacher of the Speech and Language Disabled (TSSLD.) She received her B.S. in Child Development from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions (MGH IHP) in Boston, MA. She has worked in a variety of settings including general education, special education, and private practice. Allison has experience working with preschool through high school age students with a wide range of speech-language difficulties, including autism spectrum disorders, articulation/phonological delays, and receptive/expressive language delays and disorders. Furthermore, Allison has additional masters level literacy training. She adapts and modifies a reading curriculum to make it more appropriate for each student's learning style, specifically through improving phonological and phonemic awareness (critical literacy component for teaching children how to effectively read), linking letter to sound awareness (developing phonics and spelling), teaching reading comprehension and organizational writing strategies, and strengthening the overall link between spoken and written language.

Allison also has experience and training in developing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems, including Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) and speech generating devices (Dynavox, Vantage, Tobii) and applications (Proloquo2go, TouchChat, LAMP Words for life). In addition, Allison is a certified DIR/ Floortime provider. As a therapist, Allison creates fun, engaging, and effective activities carefully incorporating the interests of her clients as well as technology in order to develop language and literacy skills. Allison also emphasizes the importance of collaboration with parents and teachers when working with students.

LOCATIONS: Brooklyn Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst
ManhattanWest Village, Lower East Side, Gramercy etc.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, small group instruction, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Literacy disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
AGES: Birth through middle school

MICHELLE L.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists, Brooklyn Letters

As a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist, Michelle has a variety of clinical experiences helping children, adolescents, and young adults. Michelle received her undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware in cognitive science with a concentration in speech-language pathology, and her graduate degree is in speech and language pathology from Hunter College. She is level one PROMPT-trained. Additionally, Michelle is completing her final year in New York Law School s part-time evening program to obtain her Juris Doctor degree. She intends to participate in the field of special education law alongside her work as a speech-language pathologist.

Her professional experiences include working at a preschool for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, working at a variety of sensory gyms in Manhattan with children ages 2-9, leading social groups to facilitate pragmatic language skill development, and providing home and clinic-based early intervention sessions. For the past two years, Michelle has worked with several young adults diagnosed with Autism in a clinical setting providing transitional services, with a focus on job-related skills, and language skills within activities of daily living to foster these students ability to participate in society independently.

Michelle has worked with children, including those under three years of age, on the autism spectrum, children with auditory processing delays, pragmatic language delays, attention deficit disorder, literacy delays, delayed executive functioning skills, and general receptive/expressive language delays. Michelle has experience facilitating writing skills (organizational skills, proofreading skills, idea expansion), and reading comprehension skills (vocabulary, inferencing, sequencing). Michelle has also provided home-based speech therapy for several adolescents focusing primarily on reading comprehension skills, and organizational skills in writing.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, DUMBO, Clinton Hill Manhattan: Financial District, Tribeca, Chelsea, West Village, SoHo, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown East, Hell s Kitchen. Jersey City and Hoboken.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, speech and language evaluations and therapy
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, articulation/phonology disorders, pre-literacy and literacy skills, receptive/expressive language disorders, auditory processing disorder, narratives skills, and social-pragmatic weaknesses.
AGES: Infant through 21 years

PAIGE B.

M.S., CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists, Brooklyn Letters

Paige is a New York State licensed Speech and Language Pathologist who is certified as a Teacher of Children with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) and has a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Paige attended Columbia University s Teachers College where she received her Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology. She also attended University of Rochester where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Studio Arts.

Paige has gained experience providing speech and language services within a variety of settings. She completed her field work at SUNY Downstate s Infant and Child Learning Center working with pre-school aged children, at the Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders at Columbia University treating school aged children, at The Shield Institute working with developmentally disabled adults, and at the Ryken Program at Xavarian High School in Bayridge Brooklyn treating male adolescents with learning disabilities.

In addition to providing private homebased treatment, Paige currently provides center based services at an EI (early intervention) program in East Harlem and at a Head Start school on the Lower East Side within an integrated classroom. She specializes in treating children with autism, specific language impairments, apraxia, feeding difficulties (e.g. picky eating), selective mutism, and other developmental delays and disabilities. Paige takes an interdisciplinary approach by collaborating with other specialists working with children on her caseload (e.g. Occupational Therapists, ABA Therapists, Developmental Psychologists, and Physical Therapists). Additionally, she is an active member of a quality assurance team with NYCIT (New York Center for Infants and Toddlers), making sure that the quality of paperwork of other SLPs is aligned with New York State standards.

Paige ensures evidence based practice when treating all of her clients. She individualizes therapy goals and techniques to address the unique needs of the children she works. Paige provides speech therapy with a play-based approach by providing fun and motivating activities which keep children engaged and eager to learn. She values collaborating with families by providing speech and language strategies that can be carried over during day-to-day activities. She is passionate about fostering speech and language development so that children are better able to communicate and socialize with their parents, siblings, and peers.

LOCATION: Brooklyn Park Slope, South Slope, Gowanus, Carrol Gardens, Cobble Hill, Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn Heights, Clinton Hill, Fort Green, Boerum Hill, Flatbush, and Crown Heights. Other Brooklyn and Manhattan locations on a case-by-case basis.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Late talkers, Prelinguistic Development, Receptive Language, Expressive Language, Articulation, Pragmatics, Phonological Awareness, Fluency, Mutism, Picky Eating
AGES: Toddler through early adolescence

Sydney L.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters

Sydney Luce is a New York licensed Speech Language Pathologist with over four years of experience, who holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association(ASHA). She received her Masters of Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences from SUNY Geneseo.

Sydney’s professional experience includes multiple years working in a public school setting with a large caseload and various ability levels/diagnoses, as well as several years working in a private school for students with autism that specializes in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). She currently works with school-age students on the autism spectrum, where she works both 1:1 and in groups to facilitate receptive and expressive language development, as well as improvement in articulation and social/pragmatic language. She has past and current experience in a number of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices and applications, for both nonverbal and verbal children. Sydney is a level one PROMPT trained therapist and has also received hands-on training in various types of feeding therapy. She is experienced in feeding therapy involving food selectivity and rigidity.

Sydney has worked with both children and adults with communicative difficulties such as language deficits, articulation/phonological disorders, fluency disorders, auditory processing disorders, pragmatic difficulties, receptive and expressive language development, and autism spectrum disorders. She is also experienced in working with children on grade-level reading comprehension and structured writing intervention. Sydney works collaboratively with parents to create an engaging and fun environment in the home that facilitates language development and progress in a natural way.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Downtown Brooklyn, West Fort Greene/Clinton Hill, Boerum Hill, Neighborhoods off of the B/Q line in Brooklyn (Midwood, Kensington, Faltbush-Ditmas Park, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Heights, North Park Slope)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, parent consultations, small group therapy
EXPERTISE: Autism Spectrum Disorder, speech-language delays, receptive/expressive language disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), articulation
AGES: preschool-adults

Onjalique T.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters

Onjalique Taylor is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, who holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). She received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Long Island University and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Onjalique has spent the majority of her career working as a Speech-Language Pathologist for children in grades Pre-K to eight within the New York City Department of Education where she is responsible for evaluating, organizing, and implementing therapy programs to meet the needs of her students. She also works part-time for the NYC Early Intervention program where she is responsible for evaluating and implementing intervention to meet the needs of speech and language impaired children ages birth to three. Additionally, Onjalique provides homecare services for children and adults with a private agency. She helps patients regain and maintain their highest level of independence and enhances their quality of life in the home by developing and implementing a plan of care and providing rehabilitative services for speech and language disorders that meet established treatment goals.

Onjalique has completed vigorous Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) trainings at New York University, as well as directly through the NYC Department of Education. She has been appointed as the lead SLP for the ASD Horizon Program at her public school. With these students, she specifically targets the development of social-pragmatics skills and has even developed social groups in order for children to learn and implement basic communication skills in various social situations.

While Onjalique works closely with students on the spectrum, she also provides therapy to children with language-based learning disabilities. Based on each child's individual needs, she hones in on increasing reading comprehension and expressive writing skills, expanding vocabulary, and developing executive functioning abilities.

Onjalique specializes in expressive/receptive language development, pre-language skills, articulation and phonological disorders, social-pragmatic skills, reading intervention, fluency, and feeding. She has worked with a wide population including individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, expressive and/or receptive language disorder, Down s syndrome, intellectual delays, and individuals who stutter or who are non-verbal.

Building a strong rapport with her clients and their families/caregivers is a vital component of Onjalique s philosophy with regards to meeting the needs and goals of each individual. She strongly believes in a collaborative model, and encourages families to engage in sessions in order to maximize carryover opportunities during daily routines and interactions. Onjalique uses a holistic and play-based therapy approach to create a fun and positive atmosphere for clients to learn and grow.

LOCATIONS: Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Park Slope, and other locations on a case-by-case basis.
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, French/English evaluations
EXPERTISE: Early Speech and Language Development, Pre-language skills, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Communication (Pragmatic Language), Expressive/Receptive Language Delays, Articulation/Phonological disorders, Fluency, Feeding and reading intervention.

Chelsea W.

MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Speech Language Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters

Chelsea is a New York State licensed Speech Language Pathologist and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She is certified as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Chelsea earned her Bachelor s and Master s degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She is trained in PROMPT therapy, Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding, Applied Behavior Analysis, Ayres Sensory Integration and the Social Thinking Curriculum.

Chelsea is a passionate and dedicated therapist who has sought out a wide variety of experiences with children and adults of all ages and abilities. She has provided individual and group therapy to clients with a range of diagnoses including autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, articulation/phonological disorders, motor speech disorders, executive functioning/ attention difficulties, Down syndrome and other genetic syndromes. Chelsea has extensive experience working with children ages 0-21 with language delays and disorders. By using each child's unique interests, Chelsea motivates her clients to improve language and literacy skills necessary for academic and social success.

Chelsea is an advocate for the clients and families that she works with, and works diligently to ensure that her clients are given every opportunity to achieve their potential. She has prioritized caregiver education and works closely with other professionals on her client s team to promote generalization of treatment strategies and techniques across settings.

LOCATIONS: Brooklyn: Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Park Slope, Gowanus, Prospect Heights
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group therapy, speech-language evaluations, feeding evaluations, parent consultation, educational advocacy
EXPERTISE: Autism spectrum disorders, speech-language delays, feeding and swallowing disorders, motor-speech disorders, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
AGES: Birth, preschool age, school age, adult

Michelle K

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Michelle and is a New York state certified speech-language pathologist with 6 years of experience. She has worked as an SLP with children in a variety of settings, including private practice, private schools, and special education schools in New York City. She is also a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) and trained in PROMPT therapy for articulation and motor speech impairments. Michelle earned a M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at Columbia University, and my B.A. from the University of Maryland. She has worked with clients with speech-language impairments from infancy up through adulthood, and currently holds a daytime position as a speech therapist in a special education elementary school.

Michelle has experience providing therapy and evaluations for clients with articulation and phonological impairments, autism and learning disabilities, language delay, literacy issues, auditory processing and comprehension difficulties, and feeding/swallowing troubles. She aims to create fun, enjoyable activities that tie in a client s interests as well as target their speech goals. I look forward to meeting you!

LOCATIONS: Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Park Slope, Fort Greene, Prospect Park.
Manhattan: Financial District, Tribeca, Chelsea, West Village, SoHo, Union Square.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, speech and language evaluations and therapy
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, articulation/phonology disorders, pre-literacy and literacy skills, receptive/expressive language disorders, auditory processing disorder, narratives skills, and social-pragmatic weaknesses.
AGES: Birth, preschool age, school age

Mila K.

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

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Mila has worked as a speech-language pathologist for 11 years. She holds a New York State Speech-Language Pathology license and TSSLD certification, and a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Mila is tri-lingual, she speaks English, Russian and Ukrainian.

Mila received her M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Brooklyn College, CUNY. She has experience providing speech therapy services to adults with neurogenic communication disorders and swallowing disorders, and to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Down Syndrome, tracheostomies, feeding/swallowing difficulties, receptive and expressive language disorders, as well as developmental delays.

Mila s passion is fostering communication skills, either verbal or non-verbal. She is committed to bringing out the highest potential of each of her clients and collaborating with parents/caregivers and other professionals to achieve and solidify success. Mila is skilled in using Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices to facilitate communication and language skills and experienced at using Assistive Technology (switches, scanning and eye gaze technology, etc.) to provide alternative access to communication.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Cobble Hill, Carroll Garden, Red Hook, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Sunset Park, Borough Park, Bay Ridge, Diker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Gravesend, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, parent consultation
EXPERTISE:Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delays, Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders
AGES: birth through adult

Panagiota

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Speech Language Pathologist

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Panagiota is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Panagiota received her Master s of Science in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from New York University and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders from SUNY New Paltz. She currently works as an Assistant Professor in the Communicative Sciences and Disorders Department at New York University. Panagiota provides therapy in private, home based settings with a diverse population of elementary and school age-students as well as adults.

Previously, Panagiota worked at a Manhattan high school providing therapy to adolescents with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Auditory Processing Disorder as well as various speech-language delays and disorders, including expressive and receptive language, executive functioning difficulties, reading comprehension, social skills and phonology and articulation. Panagiota also has experience treating adults with aphasia, accent modification and ataxia.

Panagiota works hard to incorporate her students interests in therapy to keep them engaged and motivated. She strongly believes in a collaborative approach that encompasses communication with the family, teachers and other service providers. She hopes to give her students the strategies and confidence to generalize the skills they re working on in therapy to the student's natural environment. Panagiota is bilingual and treats in English and Greek.

LOCATION: Brooklyn (Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Fort Greene, Williamsburg, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Downtown Brooklyn).
Manhattan (Tribeca, Battery Park, West Village, Soho, Noho, Union Square, Chelsea)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, small group, speech-language evaluations, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Autism Spectrum Disorders, receptive and expressive language, articulation and phonology, Apraxia of Speech, social-pragmatic skills, executive functioning skills and accent reduction.
AGES: pre-school, school age, high school, adult

Danielle B.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Danielle is a certified Speech and Language Pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Certificate of Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She obtained her Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. Here she learned the importance of evidence-based practice and providing therapy from a child centered approach. She has worked in a variety of school and clinical settings including New York Center for Child Development and NYU Langone Medical Center. Danielle has held the position of Adjunct Professor of Communication Sciences at Long Island University. In the summer of 2017, Danielle developed a speech therapy program in Uganda for children with special needs. In addition, Danielle has completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program from Kula Yoga Project, as well as a 95-hour training in Mindfulness and Yoga for children from Little Flower Yoga.

Stefanie

M.S. Ed., M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD
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Stefanie is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Stefanie completed her Master of Science in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at New York University. She also holds a Master of Science in Education from Queens College and worked as a high school English teacher for four years in her early career. Stefanie received a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and History from the University of Michigan.

Stefanie excels in tailoring an individual’s therapy to suit their skills, needs, interests, and personalities while improving self-esteem and quality of life. She has seven years of experience providing intervention for adolescents and adults with executive functioning disorder, receptive and expressive language impairments, voice disorders, and aphasia, all of which can result in difficulties with reading comprehension, writing composition, social communication, and/or reduced functioning for activities of daily living. Stefanie loves to work on short- and long-term solutions and identify strategies, materials, and resources that work for her clients as unique learners.

Stefanie completed her clinical practicum work with adults at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell’s outpatient rehabilitation unit, and Long Island College Hospital’s outpatient otolaryngology department. For the past six years, the majority of her work has been to provide therapy to students in a private high school as well as college. Stefanie was also approached by NYU’s online graduate program and took pride in teaching as an adjunct professor of Clinical Practicum I: Pre-Clinic for three semesters. She enjoys having a flexible schedule that takes her to multiple locations in a day while allowing her to return home to Park Slope afterward to spend time with her beloved dog. Stefanie firmly believes in one’s ability to learn and evolve and holds herself and clients up to the highest standards for maximum achievement and goals attained. She considers herself fortunate to have found a calling and success in a career that is so personally rewarding to her, which is evident in feedback from her clientele, who has consistently stated that she is a significant source of positive support in their lives and that she’s delivered impactful life-changing results.

LOCATION: Brooklyn (Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy
EXPERTISE: Executive functioning disorder, receptive and expressive language disorders, reading comprehension, writing composition, voice disorders, and aphasia
AGES: Adolescent, college, adult

Aileen S.

Speech-Language Therapist, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD
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Aileen is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and a certified Teacher of Speech and Hearing. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Aileen has a bachelor’s degree in Special and Elementary Education from Providence College, a master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Southern Connecticut State University, and an Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration from St. Rose College. Aileen’s career has expanded to over 20 years with various therapeutic settings including Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, NY, the New York City Department of Education, pre-school home-based services, Early Intervention home-based services, and private practice. She currently works as a Supervisor of Speech Improvement for the New York City Department of Education. In her current position, Aileen oversees the implementation of speech and language services for students across parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. She also supports her staff through clinical observations, mentoring, provision of professional learning opportunities, and supporting the implementation of literacy programs. Literacy programs are designed to target grades K – 2 by identifying struggling readers and providing them with evidence-based interventions that develop early literacy skills such as phonemic and phonological awareness. Interventions include Sounds in Motion, Sound Sensible, and SPIRE. The goal of the program is to identify struggling readers early and bring them to grade level as quickly as possible. Aileen has presented on a variety of topics including Vocabulary Intervention for Adolescents, Service Delivery Options, the Role of the SLP in Schools, and Evidence-Based Best Practices for Speech and Language Therapy. 

Aileen works with children from birth through adolescents with specialties in the areas of feeding and swallowing disorders (picky eaters, behavior disorders), early and adolescent literacy, executive functioning, ADHD, articulation, phonological disorders, expressive and receptive language delays and disorders, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). She is trained in various treatment methodologies including SOS Approach to Feeding (SOS), a treatment approach that considers all of the underlying factors of feeding such as sensory processing, behavior, cognition, nutrition, and environment. Sounds Sensible, SPIRE and Sounds in Motion are evidence-based programs that target phonological and phonemic awareness in grades pre-K – 2nd grade. Basic Writing Skills target the organization and expansion of writing skills for students in elementary through high school. 

Aileen’s approach to therapy is child-centered. Young children learn and grow best through guided exploration. When working with middle and high school students Aileen encourages these clients to take ownership of their therapy by communicating their challenges and helping them to set individual goals that they work to achieve together. Therapy includes academics and also individual interests to keep therapy motivating. Her goal is to have the child reach his or her highest potential with their speech, language, feeding, and literacy development. She partners with families so they are integrated into the therapy process. 

In our new reality of COVID, remote learning and social distancing Aileen is prepared to provide teletherapy via online platforms including ZOOM, MS Teams, Google Meet, and FaceTime using a variety of practices and techniques for remote instruction. While the physical space may be different the principles that drive therapy remain the same regardless of location. 

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Midwood, Marine Park, Flatbush, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach, Flatlands Queens:  Neponsit, Belle Harbor, Rockaway Park, Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Lindenwood
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, small groups, evaluations, and parent consultation and training
EXPERTISE: Feeding and swallowing, early literacy, speech and language delays, executive functioning and organization, ADHD, TBI
AGES: Birth through high school

Karen

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD
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Karen is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is certified as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She holds state licenses for Speech-Language Pathology in California, Maine, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Michigan, Missouri, Kentucky, and Washington. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Communication Disorders from California State University at Long Beach. Since that time, she has been a 3-time recipient of the ASHA Award for Continuing Education. She is an experienced telepractioner, having worked exclusively in telepractice since 2011. She is passionate about telepractice as a therapy model that is engaging and immensely effective. She has provided speech and language services to children from birth through preschool utilizing telepractice (last 9 years) and in-person (over 20 years).

She values building impactful relationships with families to achieve their goals. Additionally, her experience includes working with school-aged children with a broad range of speech-language difficulties, including autism spectrum disorders, social/pragmatic delays/disorders, articulation/phonological delays, and receptive/expressive language delays/disorders.

She is resolute that learning should be rewarding and engaging and works to make each session effective and gratifying for the child. If you assist a child to love to learn, you set them up for a life of success. Build new skills from a place of strength and interest, rewarding success along the way.

Beginning in 2000, Karen expanded her scope of practice to work with adult professional voices to improve voice quality and remediate vocal dysfunction including vocal nodules.

LOCATION: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island, Staten Island, Queens, Westchester: services provided through telepractice
TYPE OF SERVICES: Speech and language individual therapy, group (2 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultations.
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, autism spectrum disorders, early intervention, adult voice disorders.
AGES: Birth to 21, adult voice disorder, and services for individuals.

Alex P.

Speech-Language Therapist, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD
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Alex received her Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from St. John’s University. She is a NY state certified SLP and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She currently works with the early intervention (ages 0-3) and preschool populations on speech, language, and feeding skills. Alex also works on fluency, articulation, apraxia of speech, and with people with aphasia and individuals with varying receptive and expressive delays. Prior to this, Alex provided speech language therapy to children on the autism spectrum and accent modification in Barcelona, Spain. She started her career working as a school based SLP creating and teaching social skill classes for adolescents.

Alex provides therapy in both English and Spanish. She is both PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) trained and trained in DTTC (Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing) for treating children with apraxia and articulation disorders. When treating individuals with sensory processing disorders and oral motor skills, Alex follows the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) approach to feeding therapy.

Aside from speech therapy, Alex has experience working with typically developing children, having taught English to toddlers in Spain, and used dance in toddler development for over 10 years. These experiences have helped craft Alex’s approach as a therapist as she is able to benchmark against the speech and language milestones of typically developing children. It is important for speech pathologists to understand the progression of typically developing children so that they can assess and set appropriate goals for therapy. Alex’s therapy sessions with young children incorporate creative movement and are high energy. Alex believes that speech therapy sessions should be individualized to meet the needs of each client.

LOCATION: All of NY (teletherapy!)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group, speech-language evaluations, parent consultation, family coaching
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, autism spectrum disorders, feeding problems/ picky eaters, aphasia, childhood apraxia of speech, fluency, social disorders, accent modification
AGES: all ages (birth through geriatrics)

Monica C.

Speech-Language Pathologist, M.S., TSHH
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Monica is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, TSHH, and Senior Literacy Consultant with over 22 years of professional experience. She has worked in a number of diverse settings and with a variety of populations including infants/toddlers, preschoolers, school-age students (K-8), and adults with a multitude of speech-language and literacy concerns. Monica received her B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Towson University and her M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of the District of Columbia. Monica began her career working in the Washington DC Public Schools, as an elementary, K-3 Classroom Special Education Teacher. She moved to Brooklyn in 1998 serving as a Speech-Language Pathologist at a non-public school; where she worked with students with a variety of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD (Executive Functioning Disorder), neurological impairments, and moderate-severe learning disabilities. Monica has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University’s Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders, teaching and supervising graduate and undergraduate Speech-Language Pathology students. She has a wealth of professional experience evaluating and treating students with Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder, receptive/expressive language delays, articulation, dysfluency, vocabulary, and comprehension concerns. She is trained in ABA, Verbal Behavior (an ABA communication approach), and PROMPT (Level 1).

In addition to her vast clinical experience, Monica recently enhanced her skillset and attained advanced training, coursework and currently participates in literacy curriculum development for a non-profit organization in NYC. English being a speech to print language system, Monica has dedicated herself to “bridging the gap” between oral language and reading. For the past 6 years, Monica has worked as a senior literacy coach, training NYC DOE Literacy Coaches, licensed Teachers, and Paraprofessionals to work with students with reading deficits and dyslexia. She has provided 1:1 instructional coaching and reading intervention to students with delays in phonemic awareness, decoding, reading fluency, vocabulary, and/or reading comprehension. She also helps students with their executive functioning skills during literacy. Monica coaches teachers and intervenes with students based on the Science of Reading and structured literacy framework. She is adept at conducting a fun, yet explicit, learning session. Monica is an animated and engaging therapist that often has students asking, “Where did all the time go”? She has a natural gift of creating an enchanting lesson and therapy activities via in-person therapy or a remote teletherapy platform. Monica operates from a strength-based approach-highlighting and accentuating a student’s strengths (as all students have them!) to perfect the skills that need improvement. She focuses her literacy instruction on improving the 5 pillars of literacy identified by the National Reading Panel as critical to reading success: phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. She has cutting edge materials and instructional practices that develop orthographic mapping, phonemic (sound) manipulation, automatic sight word retrieval and writing skills (brainstorming, organizational skills, etc.) to assure that students are proficient and skilled readers and writers. She has expertise incorporating: Wilson Reading Program (An OG approach), Reading Rescue, Equipped for Reading Success, Heggerty Phonemic Awareness, REWARDS vocabulary, and Lively Letters program to improve and accelerate reading growth for students K-8.

Over the years, Monica has dedicated her career to helping students achieve the goal of competently speaking, understanding, listening, reading, and writing. It is her lifelong passion and a journey that she enjoys every step of the way.

LOCATION: Park slope, Cobble Hill/Boreum Hill, Gowanus, Bed-Stuy, Clinton-hill; Fort Greene.Crown Heights, Dyker Heights.

Bianca

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Bianca is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She maintains a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is certified as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She earned her Bachelor of Science in Kindergarten and Elementary Education from Pennsylvania State University and holds a Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from Columbia University.

Bianca has been practicing speech-language pathology since 2015. Currently, she works as a speech therapist in a middle school, providing services for students with special education needs to support their academic achievement. Bianca has worked in a range of settings, including private practice, homes, specialized clinics, head start programs, early intervention, and schools. She has experience in assessing and treating children in the areas of expressive and receptive language, pragmatic language, augmentative and alternative communication, articulation/phonology, phonological awareness, and literacy.

Bianca utilizes a variety of evidence-based techniques and approaches in therapy. She is trained in the multisensory literacy program Sounds in Motion and SMiLE (Structured Methods in Language Education). Bianca has extensive experience working with non-verbal children and has been trained in LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning), and Proloquo2Go augmentative and alternative communication systems (AAC). She is also level 1 PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) trained for treating articulation disorders and motor planning difficulties.

Bianca uses an interdisciplinary approach through collaboration with teachers and other specialists. She emphasizes the importance of parent involvement to promote the generalization of learned strategies and skills. Bianca believes that therapy should be individualized to meet the needs of each child. She aims to create engaging therapeutic activities by incorporating client interests and strengths.

LOCATION:Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint Manhattan: Battery Park, Tribeca, West Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Union Square
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual and group therapy, parent consultations, parent training
EXPERTISE: Early language development, speech-language delays, receptive and expressive language disorders, social-pragmatic skills, phonological awareness/pre-literacy skills, augmentative and alternative communication, literacy intervention, and articulation
AGES: Preschool through early adolescence

Kathleen E.

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Kathleen is a New York State certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and a Teacher of the Speech and Language Disabled (TSSLD) certificate.  She graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Music and is a trained singer. She pursued a career in musical theater and voiceovers prior to returning to graduate school at Hunter College and obtaining a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology.

She has 14 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist in a wide range of settings that have allowed her to become a versatile clinician. She has experience working in Early Intervention, with preschool children through CPSE, in an outpatient clinic working with both adults and children, and the pediatric outpatient department in a hospital. Kathleen has worked with children from birth to 21 with a range of speech-language difficulties, including articulation/phonological delays, receptive/expressive language delays/disorders, fluency disorders, reading, comprehension and writing remediation, voice disorders, feeding delays/disorders, delays in play/social interaction and autism spectrum disorders.  She also has worked with adults with voice disorders, aphasia, TBI, and learning disabilities. She has extensive experience in conducting in-depth evaluations with both children and adult populations. Kathleen gets to know each client and always keeps in mind the best learning style for the particular client. Parent involvement and training is also an important part of her therapy programs. 

Kathleen is further trained as an Orton-Gillingham reading specialist with over 60 hours of training and 8 years experience as an OG tutor with school-age children.  Her OG tutoring is centered around a child’s individual needs. She approaches reading instruction in a way that allows a child to gain confidence in their abilities and become successful readers.

Kathleen is also certified in Compton P-ESL Accent Reduction training and has worked with those in the corporate arena to improve intelligibility, voice, presentation, and interview skills. She believes it is important while working on skills to also focus on each person’s individuality and letting that shine through and become part of what makes them dynamic.

LOCATION: Tele-therapy; Brooklyn: Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Prospect Heights, Windsor Terrace, Park Slope, Gowanus
TYPE DE SERVICES: Thérapie individuelle, groupe (2-3 enfants), évaluations orthophoniques, consultation des parents
EXPERTISE: children: articulation delays, phonological disorders, late talkers, expressive/receptive language delays, play/social delays, autism spectrum disorders, pediatric feeding, fluency disorders, OG reading instruction, reading/auditory comprehension, writing support; adult: accent reduction, voice, presentation skills, aphasia, TBI
AGES: birth through adult

Kaaren E.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Kaaren is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Therapist. She graduated from Brooklyn College with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Speech-Language Pathology. Kaaren holds a New York State certificate as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD), as well as a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Kaaren has provided speech and language support services for elementary and middle-school aged students within the NYC Department of Education (DOE). She has treated students with receptive and expressive language differences, delays, and other language-learning disorders, including those with various developmental disorders such as Autism, ADHD, and executive function difficulties, she has worked to help these students to access their curriculum and increase their decoding, reading comprehension, writing, and executive function skills. Kaaren also has experience working with adults, conducting evaluations, and providing short-term therapy for language rehabilitation primarily to persons who had recently suffered strokes. Additionally, Kaaren provides accent modification services to clients for personal and/or professional purposes.

In supporting preteen and teen students at the middle school and high school levels to meet the Speaking, Listening and Language components of the NYS Common Core State Standards, Kaaren aided in the development of their reading comprehension by teaching them to break down multisyllabic words, helping augment their vocabulary though prefix, suffix, and root-word understanding, and by reading through basic annotation of text. She has used and seen positive results for Dr. Anita Archer’s REWARDS Reading Program. Furthermore, Kaaren provided instruction on writing. She modeled and provided guided scaffolding to teach students how to construct a range of sentence types beginning at the basic simple (noun plus verb) sentence level, increasing to compound and complex sentences involving appositives, and culminating in the planning, outlining execution, and even editing of essays.

Kaaren is committed to using evidence-based practices and understands the importance of being part of the interdisciplinary team consisting of other professionals as well as family members to help clients advance toward their individual goals. She strongly believes that caregivers ought to be taught the means to attain the target skills so that they can become facilitators of progress, for the child or adult, and work to achieve generalization of skills at home. While always professional, she keeps her clients at ease with her breezy charm whether providing instruction about tongue placement, or the use of appropriate sentence structure. Overall Kaaren is a proponent for client-centered service delivery models, incorporating the expertise of a multi-disciplinary team and strong caregiver involvement. She affirms that the sooner treatment can begin and with the consistency of service, the greater the likelihood of developing communicative competence and confidence.

LOCATION: Brooklyn – Flatbush, Flatlands, Kensington, Marine Park, Midwood, Park Slope, Prospect Park, Manhattan – downtown locations
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group therapy (2-3 children) speech/language evaluations, parent/caretaker consultations, and training
EXPERTISE: Receptive/Expressive Language Delays and Disorders, Decoding, Phonological Awareness/Literacy development, Vocabulary Development, Oral and Written Language Development, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Fluency/Stuttering, Accent Modification, Articulation
AGES: preteen through adult

Allie

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Speech Language Pathologist
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Allie is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She holds her certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Allie received her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from NYU and her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders from Penn State University.

Allie has been working as a speech language pathologist for 6 years and is currently employed full-time at a private special education school, treating students with mild to moderate cognitive disabilities in a school setting. In addition to the school setting, for the past 3 years Allie has also been working with preschool aged children in the home and school settings. She has experience working with students of preschool age through 21 years old. Allie has experience providing therapy to students who exhibit difficulties with expressive and receptive language, articulation, literacy skills and pragmatic/social skills. She has worked with a multitude of diagnoses and populations, including clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. Additionally, she has worked with non-verbal and minimally verbal students utilizing AAC devices.

Allie believes that therapy should be fun, functional and adaptable to many different settings. She likes to utilize games, technology and creative projects in order to increase client motivation. She has extensive experience in creating functional, life-skills related goals in order to increase the independence of her clients. Allie likes to work with parents, teachers and other therapists to ensure carry-over and the success for her clients.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Park Slope, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill
TYPE DE SERVICES: Thérapie individuelle, groupe (2-3 enfants), évaluations orthophoniques, consultation des parents
EXPERTISE: speech-language delays, autism spectrum disorders, articulation impairments, cognitive disabilities
AGES: birth through 21

Anna F.

MS-SLP, CCC, TSSLD
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Two words describe Anna as a therapist: “passionate and compassionate.” Her treatment approach is patient centered and individualized to the families needs and the clients abilities. She involves parents and caregivers in the therapy process. Her job is not only to provide direct therapy but also to train those closest to the client for optimal progress.

Anna has worked as a speech-language pathologist for 10 years. She is licensed in both New York and New Jersey. And, I she holds her TSSLD (teaching) certification in NY and teaching certificate in NJ. She has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Hearing Association.

Anna is a native of Brooklyn, NY. She obtained her Bachelors and Masters degrees from CUNY Brooklyn College in Speech-Language Pathology.

Anna has worked with a diverse population which has taught her to be culturally sensitive and carefully consider cultural variations as part of the therapy process. These are important considerations when planning treatment for the client and family.

Anna has experience providing services in a wide range of settings including telehealth, adult home health, early intervention, preschool, elementary school, and high school. She offers families the unique perspective of seeing children with speech and language impairments across all ages and a good understanding of how these challenges impact the children socially, emotionally, and academically. She doesn’t just treat the child or adult, but She treats the family and caregivers as well. Being in so many homes over the years, She has been privy to seeing some heart wrenching and difficult moments and she offers a good understanding of how challenging dealing with an impairment can be on the client and family. Anna makes counseling part of her treatment and she never forgets the emotional effort it takes being on this journey.

Anna’s passion is working with children birth-5 years old. She enjoys seeing the world through their eyes and coach parents to do the same. Her approach is to empower parents of these little ones during their most critical developmental period to use simple and practical strategies in daily routines to optimize language based on their child’s current abilities. Anna is currently providing teletherapy in Early Intervention with a focus on the coaching model.

Anna works with all school ages and language impairments to address receptive and expressive difficulties that may be occurring in the classroom and the home such as with reading comprehension, writing, executive functioning, decoding, and spelling. Anna uses dynamic assessment to determine the clients strengths and weaknesses in order to create appropriate client-specific treatment approaches and strategies.

For older students, Anna emphasizes vocabulary development through the use of technology to help them with their comprehension skills of not only textbooks but Important daily information such as reading and understanding a notice on they subway, completing a job application, understanding their health benefits, and communicating on a higher level at their work place.

Anna combines most current evidence based practices with practical experience to create functional outcomes. She believes that the client/family drives the therapy and her job is to listen, observe, and find what works for each family. There is never anything too challenging to address and she is committed to finding answers to the most difficult of issues.

Anna treats all her clients with the care and respect that they deserve. She encourages open communication with everyone with whom she works.

In her spare time, Anna enjoys exploring the world through the eyes of her two little girls. She runs a Facebook page for parents called “SLP Tips for all ages and stages.” And She is currently making plans to start her own preschool.

LOCATION: Remote (Telehealth) all boroughs and the state of New York and all counties of New Jersey
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, feeding and swallowing disorders, dysarthria, aphasia, apraxia of speech, adult voice disorders, articulation/phonology, vocabulary, accent modification, childhood stuttering, selective mutism, Down Syndrome,
AGES: birth-3, preschool, elementary, middle, and high school, adult

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