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1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

4.9 43 reviews

  • Speech Language Therapists Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters Christine Weiher ★★★★★ a month ago
    We were amazed with Allison! She met my son at 2 1/2 years old, not speaking much at all, and over a computer, and she was able to develop a bond and friendship, so much so that he would look forward to his weekly computer time with Allison. … More I was not sure how the speech therapy would go- but we are so happy that we tried it out and continued. It allowed my son to gain confidence in his speech, make a new friend :), and also give him the skills and a bit of understanding of how to shape his mouth or where to place his tongue to make the proper sounds. We were extremely happy with Allison- she was fantastic to work with.
  • Speech Language Therapists Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters Demet Evren ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Paige was great and we had been really happy with her. I would highly recommend her! I recommend Brooklyn Letters to whomever asks for a speech therapist.
  • Speech Language Therapists Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters Lesley Duval ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Theo was fantastic with our 4yo son. We were very worried that his progress would fall off when we had to switch to remote sessions, but Theo kept our son happy and engaged through the screen. Highly highly recommend!
  • Speech Language Therapists Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters Samantha Packard ★★★★★ a year ago
    We've been working with Theo from Brooklyn Letters for close to 4 months now and the results are apparent; our daughter has vastly improved her speech in a relatively short amount of time. We make "Theo Day" a celebration … More in our house with pancakes for breakfast, and the enthusiasm is matched in the sessions. Theo is fun, patient, professional, and caring, and he gives us the tools to take the lessons beyond the session. Thank you Theo, and Brooklyn Letters, for helping our daughter express herself.
  • Speech Language Therapists Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters Travis Ricca ★★★★★ a year ago
    I worked with Alina to enhance my pronunciation, tone, and pacing while communicating socially and in a work environment. She was great to work with and clear about goals and learning objectives. The improvement from day 1 has been tremendous! … More
  • Speech Language Therapists Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters Enrico Bermudez ★★★★★ a year ago
    Cathy has been excellent with us and our son. We will sorely miss her. He has improved significantly with Cathy’s help. Cathy was a true partner with us, especially as we pursued additional help through our son’s school system.
  • Speech Language Therapists Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters Kayne Elisabeth Wilk ★★★★★ a year ago
    We really loved working with Alina, she is so fantastic. Patient yet firm, and determined the best course of action very clearly and succintly for us. And it all transitioned so well to Zoom as well. I will definitely be back in touch for … More services for our other child after summer break!
  • Speech Language Therapists Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters Jen S ★★★★★ a year ago
    Vera was amazing! My 11 yo daughter made progress so quickly and really looked forward to her sessions. She was kept motivated and engaged.
  • Speech Language Therapists Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters susie tofte ★★★★★ a year ago
    The work that Allison P. did with our daughter over the years has been invaluable to us. Our daughter had such a good relationship with Allison, and it allowed them to work really well together - even remotely these past 6 months. This … More year, Allison went above and beyond by helping us throughout the neuropsych eval we did, trying to re-open our daughter's IEP at her school, and eventually landing her at our chosen school. She was in contact with our daughter's teachers, with the neuropsychologist, and made herself available as a reference to speak on behalf of our daughter's learning differences.
    Allison stopped by our house last week to give our daughter cupcakes and say goodbye, and I literally cried with appreciation for what an amazing speech therapist she has been. She has been our daughter's biggest champion. The new families that she will work with this year are lucky to have her.
  • Speech Language Therapists Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters Alicia Perez-Katz ★★★★★ a year ago
    Sydney was great! Our son was sad to end his sessions with her, which says a lot. We appreciated her honest assessment of his skill level, and he now has materials to self monitor and practice. Thank you!
  • Speech Language Therapists Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters Jacob B ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We were delighted with Christie. First, and most importantly, our son made great strides under her guidance. So great, that we felt he no longer needed help! She was incredibly patient and kind with him and our son really responded to … More her. Christie was also great with me and my wife. She provided thorough and informative updates on our son's progress and which exercises she was using with him, so we could reinforce what she was teaching him. All in all, we had a fabulous experience with Christie and would highly recommend her.
  • Speech Language Therapists Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters Kristin Ames ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Our experience with Theo was terrific. Theo was great with my son. He developed a positive relationship with him based on sincerity, respect, trust and a deep personal connection. In their lessons, Theo was encouraging, creative and kind. … More He helped our son understand how to differentiate the sounds he made when he spoke, and gave him great exercises to practice every week between lessons. Our son was sorry to have the lessons come to an end, but recognized that Theo had helped him as much as possible and it was time for him to stop. Theo explained to him (and us) how to keep working to get the last 5%, and encouraged him to keep working on the exercises on his own. I have recommended Theo to another parent who noticed my son's improvement and inquired for her own son.
    We are all grateful to have gotten to know Theo, and we greatly appreciate all the work he did to help our son.
  • Speech Language Therapists Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters Aisha Holder ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    "I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Michelle Macroy-Higgins. We are extremely pleased with her work with our daughter. I was so grateful for my daughter to have a speech therapist who is a researcher (specialty in late … More talkers), graduate professor and practitioner. Her expertise was clearly evident in our conversations and work with our daughter. She was very responsive to my questions and often sent articles and other materials about language development that I found helpful. Thankfully, my daughter's speech improved tremendously. Michelle developed such a warm relationship with my daughter. My daughter was always excited to see Michelle and would greet her at the door with a big hug. Lastly, I would add that Michelle always demonstrated empathy with me as a mother who was initially worried about her daughter's language development. I could go on and on about how pleased we were with Michelle's work."
  • Speech Language Therapists Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Peartree ★★★★★ a year ago
    Theo is a wonderful Clinton Hill speech therapist. We were really pleased with him. Our son showed drastic improvement, not only in his speech but in his confidence.
  • Speech Language Therapists Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters mario costa ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Alexa has been an enthusiastic, reliable, well prepared and caring teacher for our 6 year old daughter. She has been able to improve and increase our daughter's confidence lesson by lesson with patience and competence; through varied … More and productive didactic practice. Alexa has engaged our daughter in several activities that always kept her motivated and eager to learn literacy. My wife and I, both of us are educators, feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to observe Alexa's pedagogical skills. Alexa has had a big impact on our daughter literacy growth. Thank you Brooklyn Letters!
  • Speech Language Therapists Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters Lily Alt ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We were absolutely DELIGHTED with Marsha's services. She was wonderful. We found her to be kind, fun, engaging, very knowledgeable. She provided us with clear instructions and additional written handouts each week. She engaged our … More son with different techniques and toys, and showed us how to use her techniques when we were interacting with him. I actually just texted her on Saturday - Our son finally said "more" - one of the target words we had been working on with her. It was a total joy to hear, and I had to share it with her - she wrote back immediately to congratulate us. I am so appreciative of her expertise, and wish we could have seen her for longer. I recommended her to another family in our neighborhood who is looking for a speech therapist.

 

 

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

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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—from 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 (the aspect of expressive language called narratives), tells jokes, and how one speaks with different people in varied situations.
  • Cognitive-Communication – Someone with a cognitive-communication disorder may exhibit problems with organization, memory, attention, problem-solving, and other thinking skills. This can be a result of traumatic brain injury, a stroke, dementia, and may also be congenital.
  • Swallowing Disorders – Also known as dysphagia, swallowing disorders refer to difficulties in chewing, sucking, and swallowing food and liquid as a result of illness, surgery, stroke, or injury.
  • Literacy – Individuals with speech and language disorders may also experience difficulties with pre-literacy and literacy skills (phonological awareness, decoding, spelling, reading comprehension, and writing).

Aside from the disorders mentioned above, SLPs may also:

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

 

Read our blogs to know more about SLPs and what they do:

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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).

Our Licensed Speech & Language Therapists qualifications include:

  • Masters 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).

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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, The Bronx, Riverdale, Yonkers, Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk), Westchester, New Jersey (NJ), or Connecticut (CT) 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.

Don’t hesitate in reaching out to us! We are a local traveling educational and speech-language private practice based in Long Island and the surrounding areas. All of our speech, language, feeding, and math services take place at your home or at your child’s school.

We also offer telepractice or internet online speech therapy services
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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-$185 for 45 minutes

  • $105-$140 for 30 minutes

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

  • $120-$160 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.

**We, DO NOT, 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 do not 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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Craig Selinger

CEO, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST, LEARNING SPECIALIST
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Craig Selinger is a NY State licensed speech-language therapist (pathologist) and a learning specialist, who works with babies, preschoolers, and elementary and middle school students. He makes house calls in Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Fort Greene, and Brooklyn Heights. His expertise is early childhood speech-language delay, e.g. autism spectrum disorders, late talkers (and related disorders and delays), and school-age language-based learning issues, including reading and expressive writing remediation, executive functioning, and enunciation therapy (all ages). He is also available for evaluation and consultation services. Craig and his speech-language therapists’ team also offer telepractice or internet online speech therapy services.

Some of Craig’s homeschooling tips appear in the Helpful Coronarivus Homeschooling Tips for Parents, which he wrote for NVLD Project. These articles provide tips and suggestions to help you educate your kids and guide them through their new homeschooling routine.

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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 Ph.D. 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 evidence-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 master’s 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, which 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 in 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 the 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

Kristin

New York State bilingual (Spanish/ English) licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)
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Kristin is a New York State bilingual (Spanish/ English) licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Kristin completed her Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Teachers College, Columbia University and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Kristin has provided speech-language therapy as well as academic intervention in schools and homes both in New York City and internationally. She has supported students in English and Spanish in addition to working with multilingual students from diverse linguistic backgrounds. One area of expertise is evaluating students from multilingual environments to differentiate typical multilingualism from potential speech, language, and learning disorders. 

Over her career she Kristin has worked with children with a wide variety of diagnoses including speech and language delay but also dyslexia/dysgraphia, ADHD/ADD, executive functioning deficits, autism spectrum disorder, and various syndromes. Kristin has extensive experience and training in working with students from preschool age through high school with speech, language, and literacy challenges. Her approach to speech-language delays is tailored to the needs and development of the child. For younger students, therapy is based on play and the interests of the child as much as possible.  For older students, careful consideration is given to what language needs children to have in their daily functioning whether that be academic or participating in the community.  Kristin is also equipped to provide phonics-based reading intervention (Wilson, Orton Gillingham, SPIRE) as well as for other areas of reading difficulties. Reading and writing intervention is also always directly tied to the needs of the child in their academic setting. Whenever possible, she’s in contact with teachers to understand what the child’s challenges look like in the classroom. This might include phonics work, explicit instruction to support reading comprehension, learning the conventions and organization of writing, and more. When children need help with executive functioning, as with reading and writing intervention, Kristin works in tandem with parents and educators to individualize therapy and intervention to fit the specific needs of the child. This might mean helping the child find systems and strategies for organizing work, writing, or time.  

Regardless of the need, Kristin’s approach is child and family-centered, seeking to make the child and family partners in the intervention process. She prioritizes functionality and transfer of skills to the child’s everyday life in identifying goals and planning therapy. She is passionate about seeing children achieve their goals and feeling confident and capable. 

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Fort Green, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, South Williamsburg. Manhattan: Lower East Side
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual and group (2-3 children) speech-language therapy, speech-language evaluations, parent and teacher consultation, reading/writing intervention, reading/ writing evaluations, executive function support
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, articulation, autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia/ dysgraphia, multilingualism, executive function disorder,
AGES: birth through high school

Briana I.

M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD
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Briana is a New York 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 of 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)

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

Amanda

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Amanda is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Amanda earned her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Touro College in 2020 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from St. John’s University in 2018. She has experience working with a wide variety of ages including preschool, elementary, middle, and high school age students in both general education and special education settings. 

Amanda has hands-on experience working with various speech and language difficulties including Expressive/Receptive Language, Articulation, Phonological Processes, Apraxia, Fluency, Selective Mutism, Phonological Awareness, Social Pragmatics, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She also has experience working with students with reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing difficulties. She provides support for students by teaching them strategies that foster independence and confidence in their skills. She also has experience working with students with auditory processing difficulties including deficits in word retrieval, memory, sequencing, and following directions. Additionally, Amanda works with older students to develop transitional life skills necessary for daily living.

Currently, Amanda works for an agency where she services students (preschool through middle school) with mild to moderately severe communication difficulties.  She helps students expand their use of verbal language, improve intelligibility of speech, answer basic and higher-level questions, and formulate language in grammatically correct and cohesive sentences.  Amanda will soon begin a career with the DOE as a high school speech teacher within a NEST school.  She has worked closely with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder within the NEST Program at both the elementary and high school level. Amanda enjoys working with students with pragmatic difficulties to strengthen their social communication skills including flexible thinking, problem-solving, perspective taking, and regulating emotions.

Amanda leads with integrity and transparency to build trust with both parents/caregivers and students. She creates a welcoming and affirming atmosphere to encourage student motivation and maximize student potential. Amanda builds a strong rapport with clients to establish an environment where all feel safe, comfortable, and respected. Her therapy materials are carefully selected and utilized to pinpoint the specific speech and language needs of each student. She believes in teamwork, communication, and collaboration with clients, parents/caregivers, and related providers to develop strategies for carryover skills. Amanda understands that every student learns differently and carefully assesses each child to ensure a proper treatment plan is in place. She is well-versed in both play therapy and traditional therapy. Her therapy style is catered to meet the needs of each specific child. Amanda brings her strengths of creativity, craftiness, and fun to all of her therapy sessions. Her materials are engaging and relatable so that students are motivated to participate and reach their full potential.

LOCATION: STATEN ISLAND: Great Kills, Eltingville, Bay Terrace, Oakwood, New Dorp, Dongan Hills, Todt Hill, Lighthouse Hill, Emerson Hill, Richmond Town, Tottenville, Woodrow, Rossville, Annadale, Prince’s Bay, Pleasant Plains, Huguenot, Arden Heights, New Springville, Bullshead, Westerleigh. BROOKLYN: Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, Group therapy (2-3 children), Parent Coaching
EXPERTISE: Speech and Language Delays, Articulation, Phonological Awareness, Decoding/Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Social Communication Skills
AGES: Preschool through High School (3-21)

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 skills, 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 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

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

Vinati

M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD, New York & New Jersey State licensed
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Vinati (pronounced ‘Vinity’) is an American Speech & Hearing Association certified, New York and New Jersey state licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She got her Bachelors in Speech Pathology and Therapy from Manchester UK followed by a Masters in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from New York University. With 15 years of experience in the field, Vinati has developed an expertise in working with the pediatric population including expressive-receptive language delays, articulation therapy, early feeding issues, picky eaters, reading & writing, Autism (non-verbal as well as high functioning), childhood apraxia of speech, AAC and social skill development. Having lived in different countries, Vinati has a keen interest in accents and understands the challenges faced by international students & executives to whom she provides accent modification services. She has work experience across settings like the National Health Service in London, Ummeed Child Development Center in Mumbai, The McCarton Center, Academics, and Therapy West in Manhattan, and Montclair State University’s Early Intervention Program in New Jersey. Vinati has provided services within various local school districts in New Jersey where she participated in child-study teams and provided evaluations and therapy to preschool, elementary, and middle school-age children.

Having worked in ABA clinics, Floortime-based schools, sensory gyms, integrated schools (with general ed as well as self-contained classrooms), Vinati uses an eclectic approach with her clients. She believes that therapy should not feel like “work” for the child and customizes all her sessions for each individual using their preferred topics and toys of interest. She also closely works with the child’s caregivers to understand their challenges at home and helps bring about change in the child’s natural environment. Vinati is experienced in gentle behavior shaping techniques to improve communication, as well as feeding skills. She is trained in PROMPT (level 2), Oral Motor Therapy, Social Thinking curriculum & SOS feeding therapy.

Vinati provides comprehensive evaluations for all age groups. She provides in-person and online therapy in northern NJ as well as online therapy to older children in countries with limited services such as Hong Kong, Japan, India, and Bahrain. Vinati is also able to provide evaluations and therapy services at her home office in Montclair.

Location: Northern NJ area
Types of Services: Speech-Language Evaluations, Individual and group therapy, in-person, and Teletherapy, behavior shaping, parent training, workshops, parent-child interaction groups, training nannies for special needs jobs, accent modification for international clients.
AGES: 0 – 3 years, Elementary school-aged, Middle and high school age, accent modification all ages.
Expertise: Evaluations, Behavior shaping, Autism high functioning and nonverbal, receptive-expressive language therapy, parent-child interaction, school observations.

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

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

Melissa

 M.S., CCC-SLP
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Melissa is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who received her undergraduate degree from American University and a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from New York Medical College (a medically oriented master’s program). She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a recipient of ASHA’s Award for Continuing Education. Her advanced clinical education has included ongoing education in the specialized area of feeding and swallowing, including SOFFI (Supporting Oral Feeding in the Fragile Infant) training. Since graduating in 2016, Melissa has worked in a variety of acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient medically-based settings including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and CCVCU (Congenital Cardiovascular Critical Care Unit), and has taken her experience from working with this high acuity/medically involved population and further applied these skills to more stable populations in the home and outpatient settings. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor at New York Medical College, training post-graduate licensed clinicians in pediatric feeding and swallowing. She specializes in complex, medically-based feeding/swallowing disorders, as well as sensory and behaviorally based feeding difficulties. Her area of passion is working with infants with feeding and swallowing difficulties.

Melissa prides herself on a holistic approach to assessment and treatment including extensive parent education and empowerment while taking the child’s needs and family’s goals into consideration to achieve the best, most functional outcomes possible. She employs evidence-based therapy and has extensive experience collaborating with the interdisciplinary team, including medical doctors and a variety of subspecialists (GI, ENT, Pulmonology, Registered Dietitians). She believes in a child-led, family-focused approach to feeding therapy and strong collaboration to best serve the child’s needs.

LOCATION: BROOKLYN: Park Slope, South Slope, Prospect Heights, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens, Clinton Hill, Gowanus, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, and Brooklyn Heights
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, feeding/swallowing evaluation, and treatment, parent consultations.
EXPERTISE: Feeding and Swallowing Disorders, Oral Motor and Feeding Skill delays, oropharyngeal dysphagia, infant feeding and swallowing
AGES: i.e. birth through high school

Ashley

Speech-Language Pathologist
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Ashley is a Speech-Language Pathologist who received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from New York University and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Brooklyn College. Subsequently, she received a Masters in Education from Hunter College focusing on educational leadership, administration, and supervision.  She maintains a certificate of clinical competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). 

Ashley works with a variety of students with articulation disorders, language disorders, Apraxia, Autism, literacy struggles, and other health impairments.  Ashley treasures her role as a therapist where she helps children reach academic success and educates parents about the laws regarding special education.

Ashley works on improving expressive and receptive language skills by identifying the breakdown in regards to phonics, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, and/or semantics and provides support using evidence based practice strategies to improve the breakdown. Ashley helps those struggling with articulation by using her PROMPT Bridging Training.

Ashley excels in helping students of all ages with literacy struggles/dyslexia which includes phonemic awareness. She combines her knowledge and practice as a Speech- Language Pathologist with her training in many multisensory reading programs to help struggling readers, including Wilson and Orton Gillingham, Lively Letters, Recipe for Reading, and Spire. These multisensory programs target phonics, vocabulary, fluency, as well as morphology.

Ashley focused on improving reading comprehension through literal comprehension – reading in order to understand; inferential comprehension – reading in order to find information which is not explicitly stated in a passage, using the reader’s experience and intuition, and by inferring; critical or evaluative comprehension – reading in order to compare information in a passage with the reader’s own knowledge and values; and, appreciative comprehension – reading in order to gain an emotional or other kind of valued response from a passage.

Ashley focuses on helping her clients with their writing skills through The Writing Revolution. This combination of macro and microelements of writing allows her clients to build their skills in the complexity of their sentences, punctuation, vocabulary, and grammar.

Ashley helps those who struggle with stuttering by using fluency-enhancing techniques as well as stuttering modification. This combination helps build strategies to manage the stutter as well as attitudes and confidence about the stutter.

Ashley works with adults, as well. Ashley is LSVT LOUD certified, an effective speech treatment for individuals with Parkinson disease (PD) and other neurological conditions. She works with aphasia and traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients using Augmentative and Alternative Communication with PECS that uses visual symbols to teach the learner to communicate with parents, carers, teachers and peers. The aim is to teach intentional, functional communication and to allow users to communicate their wants and needs. Ashley also uses Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT) that uses intoning (singing) to improve expressive language in people with aphasia. Ashley works with those who are struggling with apraxia using Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) a motor-based approach, meaning it is designed to improve the brain’s ability to plan and program movements for speech.

Ashley works with people who are trying to reduce their accents. She does a comprehensive phonemic and phonological assessment to identify the patterns of errors being carried over from a native language in order to make her clients aware of sounds they are struggling with and not including in their second language.

In addition, she is an Adjunct Professor at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women and the Katz School of Science and Health where she teaches graduate and undergraduate students majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. As an Adjunct Professor, she has been able to bring her enthusiasm and passion about the field to inspire others.

Ashley believes in a collaborative approach to therapy in which parents, teachers, and other therapists work together to provide an optimal environment for success. She strives to create a fun and positive learning environment for my clients.  Additionally, she believes in working on incorporating functional skills in therapy in order to promote carryover of speech therapy skills.

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

Selver

MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified in Bilingual Education Assessment – Turkish (BEA)
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Selver is a speech-language pathologist. She holds her Clinical Certificate of Competence (CCCs) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),  New York State Speech-Language Pathology license, certificate as a Teacher Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD), and is certified in Bilingual Education Assessment – Turkish (BEA). She received her B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Brooklyn College – City University of New York and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Long Island University – Brooklyn. In addition to working in private practice, Selver is a speech-language pathologist at the Department of Education. Selver’s experience working in the Department of Education helps her align her client therapy goals to all areas of her clients’ academic and social lives.

Selver worked clinically in various settings, including home-based (pediatric and geriatric populations), preschool, elementary school, middle school, and clinics. Selver is experienced working with various speech and language difficulties, including expressive and receptive language, phonological processes, articulation, reading/writing skills, Autism Spectrum Disorders, apraxia, dysarthria, and aphasia. Selver is also certified in Lively Letters, a research-based program to teach children letter to sound correlation effectively. Her upbeat and encouraging guidance is appreciated by the clients she serves.

Selver’s clinical expertise is with children with speech and language delays and children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Selver has obtained certifications in various areas such as LSVT LOUD (Parkinson/voice disorders), FEES, and MBSIP (swallowing disorders).

LOCATION: BROOKLYN: Park Slope, Windsor Terrace MANHATTAN: Upper West Side, Upper East Side, SOHO
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual Therapy, Group Therapy Individual Therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Early Speech and Language Development, Pre-language Skills, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Communication (Pragmatic Language), Expressive/Receptive Language Delays, Articulation/Phonological disorders, Reading Intervention, Floortime therapy
AGES: Birth through Elementary School

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 13+ 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). She received her M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Brooklyn College, CUNY. Mila is tri-lingual, she speaks English, Russian and Ukrainian.

Mila’s past experience includes working in subacute care with children and adults with various disabilities. She currently primarily works with children in special education (District 75) public schools.

Mila’s passion is fostering functional 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 is experienced at using Assistive Technology (switches, scanning and eye gaze technology, etc.) to provide alternative access to communication.

LOCATIONS: Park Slope, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Gravesend, 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: 1 y/o through adult

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

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 are 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 of 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 levels, 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.

Speech Language Therapists Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters

Christina is a speech-language pathologist who completed her Master of Arts from St John’s University and earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech and Hearing  Association (ASHA) in 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College in 2005. Transplanted to Haiti since infancy, she is a native/trilingual speaker of French, Haitian Creole, and English, while also speaking moderate Spanish. 

Christina’s approach to therapy is based on the combination of multi-modal techniques, first determining her clients’ strengths to target their area of deficits. Her experience stems from a variety of clinical settings and diverse populations: school-age children (5-21 years old) in special education (district 75), public schools and charter schools, where she evaluates and treats deficits in literacy,  augmentative & alternative communication (AAC), articulation, sensory feeding, social skills, central auditory processing (CAPD) & auditory processing and executive function. In the hospital inpatient/outpatient and home care settings, she assessed and addressed such disorders as dysphagia/swallowing, Parkinson’s, aphasia, dysarthria, and executive function. Christina also has experience with adults with developmental disabilities (OPWDD), where she targets social skills,  executive function, motor speech, and cognitive-communication disorders. A writer at heart, Christina is also the founder and editor of Speeches, a website serving as an educational companion to future SLPs. 

Christina has developed a hierarchical system for cognitive and reading comprehension that has shown to be very successful with school-age children and adults. She 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 Exchange Communication System (PECS), and True Object Based Icons (TOBIs). 

LOCATION: Teletherapy, East Queens- Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Rego Park, Briarwood, Jamaica  Estates, Whitestone, etc. & Long Island: Nassau County
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent  consultation
EXPERTISE: autism spectrum disorders, feeding/swallowing disorders, literacy, reading

Maria

Speech Language Therapists Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters

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, she is attentive to details and is known for the 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.

Lori

Speech Language Therapists Pathologists, Brooklyn Letters

Lori is a New York State-licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Lori completed her B.S. and M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, summa cum laude, at CUNY Brooklyn College. 

Lori is currently a full-time speech therapist for the NYC Department of Education in a NEST school. She has been practicing speech-language pathology for four years, specializing in working with children with an autism spectrum disorder. Lori enjoys working on expressive-receptive language delays, reading comprehension, inferencing, narrative development, vocabulary, articulation, phonemic awareness, and phonological awareness (i.e., blending, segmenting, and manipulating sounds). Lori utilizes students’ learning modalities (e.g., visual, kinesthetic, auditory) to facilitate learning. Lori utilizes evidence-based practices such as Story Grammar Marker for narrative development, Expanding Expressions Tool and paragraph shrinking for language development, Frayer Model for vocabulary instruction, and Recipe for Reading to develop phonology skills. Lori uses a variety of visual supports that she created and uses on a regular basis to develop vocabulary, reading comprehension, and social skills.  Lori focuses on building foundational skills to aid in academic success.

Lori is an enthusiastic and creative therapist who believes sessions should be engaging and fun. She incorporates client interests and strengths into therapy sessions. She also believes that collaborating with other professionals, parents, and teachers is imperative for generalizing skills across settings. 

LOCATION: Brooklyn; Long Island (e.g., Bensonhurst, Midwood, Flatbush, Woodmere, Cedarhurst, Inwood, Hewlett, and Lawrence).
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy and group therapy, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, language disability, autism spectrum disorder, articulation, vocabulary, phonological awareness
AGES: School-Age

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