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 rates 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 testimonials. We also offer telepractice or internet online speech therapy services.

Our Licensed Speech & Language Therapists’ qualifications include:

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

SPEECH, LANGUAGE, FEEDING THERAPY

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.

We travel to your home in New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island), Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk), Westchester, and sections of New Jersey. We also provide telepractice or internet online speech therapy. 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.

TRAVEL TIME IS INCLUDED WITH THESE RATES!

Manhattan rates
Speech Language Feeding Therapy Rates

  • $155-$180 for 60 minutes

  • $135-$160 for 45 minutes

  • $105-$120 for 30 minutes

Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, & New Jersey rates
Speech Language Feeding Therapy Rates

  • $140-$175 for 60 minutes

  • $120-$140 for 45 minutes

  • $100-$115 for 30 minutes

*Please note that a few of our specialists might charge slightly higher rates than our average posted rates above.

**We do offer slight discounts for back-to-back sessions at your home for siblings. We also offer group rates if you create a small group (2-3 students) at your home, and these students have similar goals. We are not responsible for putting these groups together.

THE SPEECH, LANGUAGE, & COMMUNICATION TEAM, AKA “THE FAMILY.”

BROOKLYN STAFF

DR. MICHELLE M.

PHD CCC-SLP, TSHH, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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 OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultation
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

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.

REVIEWS

Avi M.

PhD, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist

Dr. Avinash M. is an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Connecticut. He has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University and Hunter College, City University of New York. He is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and maintains his Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Avi obtained his Ph.D. (2017) from Columbia University, M.S. (2012) from Northwestern University, and B.A. (2010) from the University of Iowa.

 

Avi has worked clinically in several settings including: acute-care/inpatient, outpatient, early intervention, private-practice, and academic medical centers. He has evaluated and treated patients presenting with a range of etiologies that have impacted feeding/swallowing (dysphagia), voice, motor speech, fluency, language, articulation, and augmentative/alternative communication (AAC).

 

Avi is an active clinical research and has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences. His research interests include the development of evidence-based evaluation and treatment protocols targeting the continuum of airway protection in individuals with dysphagia and dystussia.

LOCATION: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx

TYPE OF SERVICES: Primarily Evaluations (Case by Case)

EXPERTISE: feeding/swallowing (dysphagia), voice, motor speech, fluency, and augmentative/alternative communication (AAC).

AGES: Birth to Adults

AMY S.

MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, BILINGUAL (SPANISH) SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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 10 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. She’s also experienced working with students with special education needs and helping students in need of help with their articulation: 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, literacy (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

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
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

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

MARY B.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Manhattan:  Union Square, TriBeCa, Battery Park, Financial District, SOHO

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights

TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, speech-language evaluations, parent consultations, parent trainings

EXPERTISE: Early language development, articulation and phonology, Speech-language delays, Receptive/Expressive language delays, auditory processing, language processing, and social-pragmatic language skills.

AGES: Infants through 21 years of age

DR. TEMPII C.

PHD., CCC-SLP, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists

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

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

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

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 has spent the majority of his career working in the NYC Early Intervention program. He has worked with school-aged children through private practice. He ran a social group for high school students with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders. Theo has also worked with stroke victims and provides American accent training. He started playing music since he was five years old. He has performed professionally live in various settings and has taught guitar and piano lessons to adolescents and adults. For speech-language therapy, he specializes in expressive/receptive language development, pre-language skill, articulation and phonological disorders, and social-pragmatic skills. Theo has worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, expressive and expressive and receptive language disorder, CHARGE Syndrome, and Down’s syndrome. He speaks Japanese fluently and has treated children in both English and Japanese.

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

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)

CHRISTINA R.

MS, CCC- SLP, TSHH, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists

Christina is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is certified as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH). Christina completed her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree at St. John’s University in Queens, NY.

Christina holds 12 years of experience treating infants and children up to the age of 21. She has worked in a variety of settings, such as a pediatric skilled nursing facility, preschool, elementary school and in clients’ homes, providing early intervention and private feeding and communication services. Currently, she works at school for the deaf, treating children who are hard of hearing or recipients of cochlear implants and diagnosed with speech and language delays, neuro-developmental, genetic and/or congenital disorders such as autism, CHARGE syndrome, cerebral palsy.

Christina is the primary clinician at her school who provides feeding and swallowing therapy services. She creates individualized feeding programs, focusing on promoting safe, efficient eating. Treatment programs may include, oral-motor stimulation and desensitization, tube weaning, diet progression, introduction to cup drinking, biting and chewing development and staff and parent training. In March 2016, Christina presented on the topic of dysphagia at the New York Deaf Blind Collaborative (NYDBC) Family Learning Conference, and she led a feeding therapy discussion group at the NYDBC Family Retreat in July, 2016.

Christina is experienced assessing and treating children with cognitive delays, a diagnosis of Apraxia of Speech, articulation, phonology, voice, fluency, receptive and/or expressive language delays/disorders. She is particularly passionate about working with babies and young children who benefit from a multi-sensory approach to learning and the implementation of a total language communication approach. In therapy, she incorporates voice, introductory PROMPT techniques, signing and, if applicable, the use of augmentative, alternative communication (AAC) such as the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) or a dynamic display device (ex Dynavox, iPad). She believes in the importance of establishing a strong foundation for language during the early years and setting children up for success. This includes supporting families, addressing their concerns, assisting them in carrying over therapeutic techniques within their homes and playing an active role in the transition from home to school.

LOCATION: Brooklyn (Windsor Terrace, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn Heights)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, parent consultation, parent training
EXPERTISE: Early Speech and Language Development, Expressive/Receptive Language Delays, Phonology, Articulation/Intelligibility, Oral-motor Weakness and Disorganization, Feeding and Swallowing Delays, Augmentative/Alternative Communication Use
AGES: Infants through school age

Madeline L.

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

Speech Language Pathologists

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

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

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: 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.

Brooklyn (Mill Basin, Sheepshead Bay, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, Gravesend, East New York) Other Brooklyn 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

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

CARI

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

Cari, M.S., CCC-SLP, has been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist for eight years. She is licensed in New York State, and is certified by the national American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech and Hearing Science at The University at Buffalo (SUNY), and a Master of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Hunter College (CUNY). In addition, Cari holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs) and Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certification. Cari is P.R.O.M.P.T. (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) trained, and has experience with “Seeing Stars” and “Visualizing and Verbalizing” language/literacy programs. She has extensive experience working with the pediatric and adolescent populations, and has provided diagnostic and therapeutic services in both the preschool and school age sectors. She specializes in early childhood development/school-age language disorders (speech-language delay, expressive/receptive language disorders, articulation/phonological disorders and pragmatic language impairment). Cari believes in a team approach to intervention and that treating “the whole child” can greatly impact success in speech and language therapy.

Location: Brooklyn (Midwood, Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Marine Park, Gravesend,  and Sheepshead Bay)

Type of Services: individual therapy, group therapy, speech and language evaluations, parent consultation/training

Expertise: early childhood development, speech-language delay, receptive/expressive language delay, pragmatic language impairment

Ages: Birth-adolescence

CARLY G.

MS, CCC-SLP, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists

Carly 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. Carly completed her Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Adelphi University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Binghamton University. She is trained in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) and has received additional training in Feeding Therapy and Social Thinking. Carly has been practicing speech-language pathology for seven years, including in several private schools and clinics in Manhattan and Brooklyn. In addition, Carly has been providing speech and language therapy privately in clients’ homes for the past 5 years.

She has experience working with children from infancy through adolescence to address speech and/or language delays and disorders, including social/pragmatic difficulties and issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Currently, Carly works in a middle school setting with students of ages ranging from 12 to 16 years old. Previously, she worked in a center based Early Intervention program for infants and toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder and in a private speech and language therapy center where she assessed and treated toddlers, preschoolers through young adults. Carly has experience with evaluating and facilitating the development of various speech-language delays and disorders, including expressive and receptive language, reading comprehension, auditory processing, phonology and articulation, oral motor and feeding, fluency, executive functioning and pragmatic language skills. Carly strongly believes in the importance of a multi-modality approach by targeting areas of needs, while collaborating with parents and other multi-disciplinary professionals in a fun and nurturing environment. She enjoys embracing any challenge and constantly works to improve the abilities of her clients by providing strategies to promote progress and increase independence while tailoring the instruction and approach to the individual needs and interests of each client.

LOCATION: Manhattan home visits (Battery Park City, Financial District, Tribeca, Soho, Greenwich Village and West Village) Brooklyn home visits (Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Park Slope, Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, and Prospect Heights)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Expressive/Receptive Language Delays, Phonology, Articulation, Literacy (phonics and comprehension), Narrative Development, Executive Function  Skills, Oral Motor and Feeding Therapy, Fluency, Pragmatic/Social Skills and Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
AGES: Infants through adults

ALINA G.

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

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 Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Brooklyn College. She received her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Brooklyn College. Although she does not hold a bilingual extension, she is fluent in Russian and conversational in Spanish. 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, vocabulary 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. Alina believes in helping students maximize their academic success by working through their strengths to remediate their weaknesses.

Alina has 5 years of experience, which include working in preschools with children ages 3-5, and charter schools with children ages 5-15 (school age, middle school, and high school). Additionally, Alina has worked in a clinical private practice, where she provided evaluations and treatment for pediatrics through adults, working with nonverbal children via PECS systems, and adults post-stroke, aphasia, Parkinson’s Disease, and dementia.

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.

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) • Auditory Processing Disorder •  • Articulation/Intelligibility • Executive Function Deficits (organization, reasoning, poor decision making, problem solving, time management, impulsivity) • Narrative/Expository Discourse • Cognition (memory, attention, reasoning) • Pragmatics/Social Skills
AGES: Preschool, Kindergarten, School Age, Middle School, High School, Adults

SAMANTHA.

MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists

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. She 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, and narrative development. 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 professionals and parents.

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

ROSEMARIE (ROSEY) O.

MA, CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists

Rosemarie (Rosey) O., MA, CCC-SLP is an experienced speech language pathologist whose passion for play based therapy fuels her work with a diverse population. After graduating from Queens College with her masters in speech-language pathology, Rosey worked with children in District 75 (of the New York Department of Education,) private clinics and the Early Intervention Program.  Rosey has experience working with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, receptive/expressive language delays, feeding disorders, phonological/articulation disorders, pragmatic delays, executive functioning and language-based learning disorders. Additionally, she works with adults who have Aphasia and dysarthria.  Her dedication to her clients and their families are bolstered by her contribution to clinical research and remaining up-to-date in research-based methodologies. Furthermore, she is pursuing a professional certificate in the DIR-FCD model. The DIR-FCD (Developmental Individual differences Relationship-based -Foundational Capacities for Development) model builds upon establishing relationships and engagement in children at any point in development with a strong focus on incorporating and educating caregivers. Finally, As a certified Kids Yoga teacher, Rosey is able to bring a unique perspective to speech and language therapy, creating holistic treatment that focuses on the child as whole.  Rosey is committed to understanding each child’s individual differences so she can help them grow.

LOCATION: Brooklyn & Manhattan
AGES: All ages
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultation

STEFANIE S.

MS, CCC- SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Speech Language Pathologists

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

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 OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultations, speech-language evaluations
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

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.

ALLISON P.

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

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; Manhattan- West 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

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

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

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

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

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

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: Manhattan: Financial District, Tribeca, Chelsea, West Village, SoHo, Union Square. Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Park Slope, Fort Greene,  Prospect Park.

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