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