Private Pay SLP Services by Brooklyn Letters in Litchfield County
Welcome to Brooklyn Letters, the trusted companion for delivering Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) services throughout the enchanting neighborhoods of Litchfield County: (Litchfield, Torrington, New Milford, Watertown, Kent, Washington, Woodbury, Salisbury, Thomaston, Plymouth, Bethlehem, Morris, Harwinton, Goshen, Warren, Roxbury, Norfolk, Canaan (Falls Village), Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Sharon, North Canaan, Bridgewater, Cornwall, New Hartford, Winchester, and Sherman.)
Brooklyn Letters is dedicated to providing privately pay SLP services customized to your unique needs. Our specialized services are rooted in evidence-based practices, offering a holistic approach to speech and language development. We firmly believe that effective communication is the cornerstone of success, and our mission is to unlock the potential within each individual.
Meet Francine: The SLP Expert
Allow us to introduce you to Francine, an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist. Francine’s credentials underscore her commitment and expertise. Licensed in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, she brings decades of experience to our team, leaving an indelible mark on the field.
Francine’s Journey: A Testament to Proficiency
Francine’s insatiable thirst for knowledge and dedication to advancement define her journey. Armed with a master’s degree from Herbert H. Lehman College and an undergraduate degree from SUNY New Paltz, she established a robust foundation for her illustrious career. With a diverse background spanning public schools, clinics, and teletherapy, Francine has cultivated unparalleled expertise in the realm of speech and language development.
An Expansive Array of Expertise
Francine’s expertise encompasses a diverse range of areas, including motor-based speech disorders such as Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), speech sound disorders, early language development, auditory and language processing challenges, expressive language delays, and speech disorders related to autism. Her extensive training equips her with a spectrum of innovative therapies, ensuring bespoke solutions tailored to the distinctive needs of every child.
M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Teacher, Speech & Hearing Impaired
Francine is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist and is licensed in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. She is a certified Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped and holds supervisory certification. She received her masters degree at Herbert H. Lehman College and her undergraduate degree at SUNY New Paltz. Francine has over four decades of experience working in public schools, out-patient clinics, and teletherapy. She is a consultant to area preschools and presents workshops on Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) and Early Language Development.
Over the years, Francine has kept abreast of current trends and completed multiple advanced training courses which enables her to incorporate new, evidenced-based therapies into each session. She is recognized by Apraxia Kids as an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of CAS. Francine has received extensive training in techniques proven effective for treating CAS including Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) and Rapid Syllable Transition Training (ReST). She has also received training in PROMPT and the Cycles Approach for the treatment of phonological disorders. With a large array of methods at her disposal, Francine is able to design personalized therapy plans to meet the individual needs of each child. A comprehensive speech and language evaluation is often the first step in the therapy process. It helps identify the challenges, highlight strengths, and set the parameters for intervention. Francine’s dynamic assessments focus less on standardized test scores and more on what the child is able to do as a communicator. Local school districts have used her services to conduct evaluations for some of their most complex cases. Francine is child-centered and family-focused. As the preschool team leader for New Canaan, Connecticut, she stressed the importance of parents as collaborative partners. Caretakers are given regular home practice to maximize the child’s progress. Therapy is hard work for little ones and demanding for their caregivers but Francine makes it playful with high interest, motivational activities.
Francine has devoted her life to giving others a voice. She is driven to provide outstanding services to children and adolescents and compassionate support to their caregivers. She specializes in motor-based speech disorders (CAS), moderate-severe speech sound disorders, early speech and language development, auditory and language processing disorders, expressive language delays, and cluttering. She has extensive experience with autism related speech disorders and the assessment and treatment of children with comorbidities.
LOCATIONS: In New York: Westchester County: Bedford, Bedford Hills, Chappaqua, Cross River, Croton Falls, Golden’s Bridge, Katonah, Mt. Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge, Purdys, Somers, South Salem, Waccabuc Putnam County: Brewster, Carmel
In Connecticut: Fairfield County: Danbury, New Canaan, North Stamford, Ridgefield, Wilton
In New Jersey: Teletherapy only
TYPES OF SERVICE: Evaluations, individual therapy, teletherapy
EXPERTISE: Motor-based speech disorders (CAS), mild-severe speech sound disorders, early speech and language development, auditory and language processing disorders, expressive language delays, cluttering, autism, and children with comorbidities.
AGES: Toddlers-adolescents (2-16)
A Holistic Evaluation Approach
Francine’s evaluation approach is grounded in recognizing each child as a unique communicator. Emphasizing strengths and challenges over standardized scores, she crafts dynamic assessments that guide effective interventions. Francine’s evaluations provide lucidity, direction, and a roadmap to communication triumph.
For inquiries and to schedule your complimentary 15-minute phone consultation, we cordially invite you to connect with us today.
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