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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).

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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 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, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Ukrainian, Greek, Swahili, Portuguese, Yiddish, French & Creole).

Our Speech-Language Therapists/Pathologists are licensed in the following states:

  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • California (CA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • Missouri (MO)
  • Washington (WA)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Idaho (ID)
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • California (CA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • Missouri (MO)
  • Washington (WA)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Idaho (ID)
  • Mane (ME)
  • Kentucky (KY)
  • Oregon (OR)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Washington, DC
  • Connecticut (CT)

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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.

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TRAVEL TIME IS INCLUDED WITH THESE RATES!

Manhattan, Connecticut, Westchester, & New Jersey Rates
Speech Language Feeding Therapy Rates
  • $155-$200 for 60 minutes

  • $135-$175 for 45 minutes

  • $105-$130 for 30 minutes

Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, & Long Island Rates
Speech Language Feeding Therapy Rates
  • $140-$185 for 60 minutes

  • $120-$150 for 45 minutes

  • $100-$125 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.

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SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPISTS PATHOLOGISTS

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DR. Michelle M.

PHD CCC-SLP, TSHH, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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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
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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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Cathryn

New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)
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Cathryn is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Cathryn was drawn to the field because of the vast spectrum of ages and disorders to work with. While working, she has developed a passion for early childhood language and literacy development. Cathryn has experience from working with non-verbal preschoolers to 5th graders working on improving reading comprehension and writing skills. Other areas she has experience with include articulation, phonology, phonemic awareness, pragmatics, executive functioning, vocabulary development, and grammatical development.

Cathryn currently works full-time in a public school in Brooklyn for the Department of Education, working with students from various backgrounds with unique learning styles and needs in 3K through 5th grade.

Cathryn believes a child’s success is related to the influences in his or her life. She believes in open communication and collaborating with families, teachers, and other related services in order for a child’s language, speech, and literacy skills to reach their full potential.

Cathryn uses evidence-based research and client-centered approaches when working with children. She has been trained in Recipe for Reading, Wilson’s Fundations, Evidence-Based Practice for Language Analysis, and Building Academic Vocabulary and Deepening Comprehension.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Marine Park, Flatbush, Mill Basin, East New York, Canarsie Queens: Neponsit, Belle Harbor, Rockaway Park, Arverne
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultation and training
EXPERTISE: early literacy, speech and language delays, executive functioning and organization, autism spectrum disorders, reading/auditory comprehension, oral and written language development
AGES: birth through middle school

Andrea S.

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

Briana I.

M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD
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Briana is a NewYork State licensed Speech Language Pathologist and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). In addition, she holds a Certificate for Teaching Students with Speech-Language Disabilities (TSSLD) from the New York State Department of Education. In 2015 Briana received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, and in 2017 she received her Masters of Arts Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Long Island University Post, on Long Island, NewYork. 

Throughout her career, Briana has worked in a variety of settings with diverse populations providing her with the experience to identify and address disorders in areas including receptive and expressive language, articulation, phonological awareness, decoding, pragmatic/social language, fluency and executive functioning. She is solution-oriented and includes evidence-based practice in her therapeutic approach. Reading, writing, speaking and listening are the essential skills for successful communication. Briana incorporates approachable techniques derived from evidence based reading and writing programs including strategies for reading such as isolating word parts (prefix, root words, suffix), teaching vowel teams, enhancing background knowledge, teaching visualization, identifying salient details, and enhancing awareness of text structure; and strategies for writing such as teaching simple and complex sentence structure using conjunctions and transition words, and supporting organization, cohesion and revision with the use of graphic organizers. 

Briana makes an effort to individualize and differentiate therapy materials to reflect personal interests in order to facilitate engagement. She prides herself in her flexibility, ease establishing rapport, and ability to build strong relationships with clients and families. Briana enjoys collaborating with children and parents to provide tools and strategies that support ownership of skills and facilitate independence.

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, group therapy (2-3), parent consultations, speech and language evaluations and therapy 

EXPERTISE: Speech and language delays, articulation/phonology disorders, phonological awareness, receptive and expressive language disorders, narrative skills, fluency, pragmatic/social language and executive functioning skills 

AGES: Birth, preschool age, school age (elementary- high school)

Lindsey W.

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

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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

Rachel V.

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

Rebecca K.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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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
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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
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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
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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

Onjalique T.

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

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

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.

MARIE A.

MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Marie is a New York State certified speech and language pathologist holding a TSSLD license. Marie received her BS from New York University and her MS from Northeastern University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association. Marie is a tenured speech and language pathologist with the NYC board of education. She has worked for the past nine years in an elementary and middle school. She also has six years of experience working with the adult population.

Currently, Marie services students from 3K to 8th grade. Her therapy targets expressive/receptive language delays, fluency, articulation disorders, phonological disorders, learning disabilities, apraxia, ADD and ADHD, pragmatic and social skills, executive functioning disabilities, literacy, and reading and writing deficits. Marie is trained in multiple reading and writing programs such as Recipe for Reading, Fundations, Lively Letters, Sounds in Motion, The Writing Revolution, and other Orton-Gillingham approaches. She provides dynamic in-person and remote speech and language services.

Marie also has six years of experience working with adult populations in various settings, such as hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and homecare. Her therapy involves dysphagia, aphasia, cognitive-communication deficits, traumatic brain injury, dysarthria, apraxia, and voice. She also performs evaluations and screenings. Marie is truly passionate about speech therapy and approaches it with warmth and enthusiasm!

HOURS: Monday-Friday flexible
LOCATION: Brooklyn (Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Sunset Park, Gowanus)
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group therapy, speech-language evaluations, screenings, parent consultations/trainings, remote therapy
EXPERTISE: language and literacy, vocabulary, articulation and phonological disorders
AGES: Birth-Adults
PAYMENT: Private Pay, Out-of-Network

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 certified SLP licensed to practice in New York, California, and Florida; and she holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She works with young children (0-7) and adults. Alex works on feeding and language skills with her younger clients. She also specializes in fluency, apraxia of speech, and aphasia. 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 feeding delays, 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. It is Alex’s mission to help families and clients feel empowered to improve language skills at home and feel more confident.

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

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 OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultation
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, language, and learning support services for upper elementary and middle-school-aged students within the NYC Department of Education (DOE) and in private practice. She treats students with receptive and expressive language differences, delays, and other language-learning disorders, including those with various developmental disorders such as Autism, ADHD, reading and writing learning disabilities, and executive function difficulties. She works to help her students better access their curriculum by improving their decoding, reading comprehension, writing, and executive function skills. 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 helps support her students at various levels. Kaaren facilitates the development of her students’ reading comprehension. She teaches her students to break down multisyllabic words and target their vocabulary learning through prefix, suffix, root-word understanding, and teaching annotation of text. She uses Dr. Anita Archer’s REWARDS Reading Program. This program is geared towards students in grades 4–12 who struggle reading long, multisyllabic words and comprehending content-area text. Furthermore, Kaaren provides instruction on writing. She models and provides guided scaffolding to teach students how to construct a wide range of sentence types. Teaching grammar and organization includes teaching basic simple (noun plus verb) sentence level, increasing to compound and complex sentences (involving appositives), and culminating in the planning, outlining execution, and editing (explicitly teaching the mechanics of writing). While working for the NYC DOE, Kaaren helped many students by incorporating Dr. Hochman’s Writing Revolution, where thinking, reading, and writing intersect. She addressed issues from capitalization and punctuation to organization, perspective-taking, and knowing what information to include/exclude when writing.

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 professional purposes. Kaaren is committed to using evidence-based practices and understands the importance of being part of the interdisciplinary team consisting of other professionals and family members to help clients advance toward their individual goals. While always professional, she keeps her clients at ease with her breezy charm. She affirms that the sooner treatment can begin and with the consistency of service, including caregiver engagement, the greater the likelihood of developing communicative and language learning 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: upper elementary, preteen, through adult

Christina A.

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Christina A. is a speech-language pathologist who received her Master of Arts from St John’s  University and her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American  Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) in 2013. Transplanted to Haiti since infancy, Christina is a native/trilingual speaker of French, Haitian Creole, and English, while also speaking moderate Spanish at Baruch College where she completed her BBA.

Christina’s experience stems from a variety of clinical settings and diverse populations, including children in grades K through 12 in special education (district 75), public schools and charter schools, as well as adults in hospital in-patient/out-patient home care and those with developmental disabilities. A writer at heart, Christina also pens a website serving as an education companion to future SLPs.

Christina’s approach to therapy is based on the combination of multi-modal techniques, first  determining her clients’ strengths to target areas of deficit. Her experience includes the evaluation and treatment of individuals with a range of disorders, including literacy and reading  comprehension deficits, auditory processing disorders, articulation, phonology, fluency,  executive function, aphasia, Parkinson’s, and motor speech disorders.

Christina is certified in the Structured Methods in Language Education (SMiLE) Program, a  multi-sensory approach to teaching speech, reading, and writing for those with language learning and literacy deficits. She also has trained and worked extensively with individuals  learning and using alternate modes of communication such as high-tech devices, the Picture

Maria

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Maria is a New York State certified and licensed bilingual (Russian/English) speech-language pathologist. She is a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. Maria holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She completed her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and her B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at CUNY Brooklyn College. Maria holds a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in Linguistics from a State University in her hometown in Russia. She is a lifelong learner who never misses an opportunity to grow professionally and personally on her own as well as with her clients and colleagues.

Maria is currently a full-time speech-language therapist for the NYC Department of Education, providing individual and group therapy for a culturally diverse population of elementary and preschool-age students. Additionally, she works as an Early Intervention speech provider with 0–3-year-old children with receptive and expressive language delays.

Maria has worked with children with receptive and expressive language delays, Specific language impairment, Autism spectrum disorder, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, speech sound disorders (articulation and phonology), and fluency. She utilizes multi-modal (visual, auditory, tactile) teaching strategies based on the Orton-Gillingham approach when working on the development of literacy skills (phonics, reading, writing). Maria is skilled in play-based therapy.

Maria develops an individualized approach to every client. She strongly believes that collaboration and teamwork bring the best results. Maria practices mindfulness, is attentive to details, and known for functionality of goals as well as genuine care and support.

LOCATION: Manhattan, Brooklyn

TYPES OF SERVICES: Monolingual and bilingual evaluations, individual therapy, group therapy (2-3 children), parent coaching, consultations.

EXPERTISE: Expressive and Receptive Language Delays/Impairment, Auditory Processing Disorder, Literacy, Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Articulation, Fluency, Accent Modification.

Ages: All Ages.

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