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1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

4.9 56 reviews

  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Emily Matles ★★★★★ a week ago
    We would highly recommend Ally! Our son always asks about her, so very thankful to Brooklyn Letters for introducing us.
    ~ Emily, mom of Brooklyn 2 year old
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters T Ainsley ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I cannot express how grateful and rewarding my experience with Brooklyn Letters has been. Her tutor Ms. Daria is so knowledgeable, amazing, kind and awesome. My daughter has made so much progress in Literacy and Math and it's all … More thanks to Ms. Daria. I know my daughter is sad that she can no longer work with Ms. Daria, as she looked forward to their sessions every week. Thank you again!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Natalie Levon ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Nicole has been an amazing therapist!! She played a tremendous role in our daughter’s speech progress and overall development. She has come such a long way and we are so happy with the therapy she received!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Colin Peters ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    We could not be happier with the services Valerie provided! She is very thoughtful and knowledgeable and provided significant guidance to support our daughter's speech development outside of our scheduled sessions. She established … More a great working relationship with her, and she will definitely be missed! Your business model is amazing and it was an absolute pleasure working with Valerie. I've referred your organization and Valerie to the Executive Director of our daughter's school and friends/colleagues who are in need of speech therapy services.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Lil Amatore ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Christina was absolutely wonderful. She went out of her way to win my son over and it worked. He looked forward to her visits and his speech improved so much under her care. She was super flexible and it’s clear she truly cares. We adore … More Christina and we’re going to miss her. Almost sad he improved so much! She’s simply amazing and we can’t say enough how great she is. I would recommend her services to anyone and everyone, without hesitation. Thank you so much for connecting us with her!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Heather Liljengren ★★★★★ a year ago
    We cannot say enough good things about Effie, the ASL teacher, who was so engaged and effective with our 2 year old daughter from the very first session! Effie gladly included our whole family in the sessions! Her expertise and fantastic … More personality gave our daughter a way to communicate that she was so desperately seeking. The coordinators at Brooklyn Letters were so helpful and communicative…I would highly recommend their services!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Brigid Bower ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Samantha Dalmas was fantastic! We saw her for a feeding therapy evaluation and while she doesn’t think my daughter needs more feeding therapy sessions at this time, but she gave me lots of tips to try. If my daughter's doctors want … More to see more progress at her next appointment, I wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to Samantha again.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Duygu Başaran ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Brooklyn Letters was recommended to me through a friend's speech therapist friend in NJ. The articulation evaluation for my daughter went well. We were pleased with Kristin's services.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Kelley Peters-Patel ★★★★★ a year ago
    Melissa was wonderful. Our daughter warmed to her immediately and by the time she left, had already started "practicing" some of the techniques Melissa had shown her. I will not hesitate at all to reach out to Melissa again, should … More the need arise.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters R Elmore ★★★★★ a year ago
    Aileen was INCREDIBLY helpful to us, both in assessing possible origins of my grandson's food aversions, as well as informing us of various available interventions to consider.
    I can’t thank you and Brooklyn Letters enough for connecting
    … More us with Aileen. In all our feeding therapy journey we have not gotten anything near the kind of benefit that we did from her. Her knowledge, professionalism, and responsiveness have put us on the path of progress with my grandson and has also made us feel genuinely well cared for.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Christine Weiher ★★★★★ 2 years 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.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Saffady ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    My sessions with Karen have been extremely helpful. My speech has improved tremendously. In fact, I just finished 2 hours of conducting interviews with a consulting client via MS Teams and I have an upcoming conference call. Both my … More neurologist and neurosurgeon remarked about how good my speech is. Much of the day it is perfect, although I still have some rough spots when I get tired or speak too quickly. One of my granddaughters is a speech pathology student at Ithaca College. She sat in on 2 sessions while she was home for winter break, and she was very impressed with Karen.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jacob B ★★★★★ 4 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.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jessica C ★★★★★ a year ago
    Theo was wonderful and his work with my son has produced some progress. I am grateful for the services Theo provided.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Melissa Stevens ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Highly recommend Jill. She is a total pleasure to work with. After a few months working with Jill, my son is reading above grade level and LOVES to read. Mission accomplished!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Demet Evren ★★★★★ 2 years 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.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jeizel Rosenthal ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Isabel was WONDERFUL and our son absolutely adored her, and he is making great progress with his reading and writing.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Lesley Duval ★★★★★ 3 years 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!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Samantha Packard ★★★★★ 3 years 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.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Travis Ricca ★★★★★ 3 years 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
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Enrico Bermudez ★★★★★ 3 years 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.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Kayne Elisabeth Wilk ★★★★★ 4 years 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!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jen S ★★★★★ 4 years 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.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters susie tofte ★★★★★ 3 years 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.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Alicia Perez-Katz ★★★★★ 4 years 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!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Kristin Ames ★★★★★ 4 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.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Aisha Holder ★★★★★ 4 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."
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Peartree ★★★★★ 4 years 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.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters mario costa ★★★★★ 4 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!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Lily Alt ★★★★★ 4 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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Long Island Letters Testimonials

Craig, you come so highly respected among parents and educators. I am a teacher and everybody knows you are the go-to place for private speech services!

Cari’s work with my son has been transformative. When she started working with Adam four months ago he was basically non-verbal, jargoning all day, and echolalic. She helped us make very quick adjustments to the way we address him and how we can get him to respond. We started seeing change instantly. Now he is better able to express his needs (so fewer tantrums!) and he even tells us some crazy stories. Cari was always on time, creative, patient, and prepared. Her communication to Adam’s teachers helped ensure that everybody was on the same page, so we were all consistent. Sadly, we are moving to Boston soon. We hope we can consult with Cari when the need arises. We completely understand there is a fee for her services whether in person or digital (Cari is worth it!). We can never thank her enough for all that she has done. Thank you so much for putting us in touch with her.

- Nadia, mother to Adam
I also want to thank Long Island Letters generally for being such a great resource/business!

I want to thank you so very much for introducing us to Amy Bielefeld and for including her in the Long Island Letters network. When we contacted Long Letters we were completely unsure of what our daughter needed in terms of speech therapy, or what we could achieve under the very stressful circumstance of having only about eight weeks prior to moving abroad during which to undertake any therapy at all. Amy helped us to strategize both pre-and post-evaluation and was practical, efficient, and communicative throughout the process of initiating and, later, undertaking, the speech therapy for our five-year-old. Having Amy come to our home twice a week was the perfect solution for us it definitely put my daughter at ease and certainly made our lives infinitely easier; Amy was always on time and ready to jump right in. Our daughter warmed to Amy immediately (not surprisingly, given Amy’s warm personality and engaging demeanor) and looked forward to her sessions every week, constantly asking “Is it an Amy day?”. Within one or two sessions our daughter was making sounds she had never made before, and she continues to make amazing progress. I can’t praise Amy’s work highly enough and only wish we were remaining in the City so our daughter could continue therapy with her!
All the best,

- Leah Clarkson
Kate is a fantastic therapist and teacher and I highly recommend her services.

Kate worked with my 7-year-old son for a period of about 6 months, helping him not only with speech therapy but also with phonics and writing. During his time with Kate, he improved his speech enunciation, gained confidence and endurance in writing, and improved his skills in phonics. She always walked in with a huge smile on her face and brought an amazing energy to their session. Kate did a great job guiding a child who doesn’t like to sit still through an hour-long lesson, always ending with a game or a fun activity. My little guy looked forward to his time spent with Kate and never complained that she was coming, which is a huge help to a parent. She was always punctual and super professional.

- Jennifer, mother of Joseph
Alex is awesome with both of my sons!

He is wonderful and caring. Alex has been extremely successful in teaching my sons for how to approach studying and making them much more efficient, successful and, most importantly, more confident with their abilities! Thank you for your wonderful services!!!

- Carmen M.
These sessions are going well.

Alyssa demonstrates exceptional patience with our son and is getting results. I am happy with the progression thus far.

~ Rey, parent of Long Island 6 year old
Armelle was wonderful.

Not just a great match for Simon but also so thorough and thoughtful. We hope to work with her again next year.

- Missy B.
Nicole has been an amazing therapist!!

She played a tremendous role in our daughter’s speech progress and overall development. She has come such a long way and we are so happy.

- Natalie Levon
Amil did really well with Dusty.

We found that Dusty’s guidance really helped him turn work in on time, and all his teachers noted that in his last evaluation. Thank you again for all your help!

- Jad A.
The end of the year went really well, Qi has been so helpful to us.

She is so knowledgeable and professional, can’t believe our luck in being matched with her!

- R.H.

Alissa has been wonderful for Jack and we really hope to continue!Thank you for all!

- Parent
Alissa was really wonderful and we hope to work with her again in the fall.

Our daughter loved her and their work together really helped turn around our daughter’s performance in Algebra.

- Kate & Andrew
We could not be happier with Lynsey.

She’s wonderful with both of my children and has been a great help with their learning and organizational skills.

- Carmen C.

Chris has been wonderful working with U on math for the past few months, she adores him!

- Z.K.
Dusty has been amazing with Eleanor and our family throughout the entire year.

We felt that Dusty was an invested and true advocate with Eleanor when navigating school assignments and expectations!

- Monica H.
Sadie was resistant at first but Sophia won her over.

After she left, Sadie said she was great and “clearly really knows what she’s talking about.” Yay!

- Parent
Alissa was terrific

— really went above and beyond to keep our son on track, address his needs, respond to our concerns, and help him achieve his goal of getting into Brooklyn Tech.

- JB
I recently worked with Long Island Letters to find a speech therapist and it was an overall positive experience.

BL was very helpful in getting an appropriate placement who schedule and expertise matched our family’s needs. It was great working with the therapist and we saw a great deal of improvement in a short amount of time and learned a great deal about how to support with continued progress outside of sessions.

- Nicole F.
Glen was great!

He found a way to break up homework into small pieces and incentivise getting through the work so it wasn’t so much of a chore. With a part of the homework stress out of our relationship, it made homelife more enjoyable and increased our quality time together.

- Melanie
Brian is a fantastic executive functioning coach.

Super helpful, flexible with hours, and tailored the experience to our needs.

- Eric F.
So far, Aaron is doing much better.

It’s a slow process but he’s heading in the right direction. I think he is realizing his “weaknesses.” He’s trying to get more organized and focused so that he prioritizes his work accordingly. Thank you for helping Aaron so that he has a much smoother end of the school year; he would have been lost otherwise.

- CC
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. 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.

- Christine W.
Highly recommend Jill.

She is a total pleasure to work with. After a few months working with Jill, my son is reading above grade level and LOVES to read. Mission accomplished!

- Melissa S.
We cannot say enough good things about Effie, the ASL teacher.

She was so engaged and effective with our 2 year old daughter from the very first session! Effie gladly included our whole family in the sessions! Her expertise and fantastic personality gave our daughter a way to communicate that she was so desperately seeking. The coordinators at Long Island Letters were so helpful and communicative…I would highly recommend their services!

- Heather L.
My sessions with Karen have been extremely helpful.

My speech has improved tremendously. In fact, I just finished 2 hours of conducting interviews with a consulting client via MS Teams and I have an upcoming conference call. Both my neurologist and neurosurgeon remarked about how good my speech is. Much of the day it is perfect, although I still have some rough spots when I get tired or speak too quickly. One of my granddaughters is a speech pathology student at Ithaca College. She sat in on 2 sessions while she was home for winter break, and she was very impressed with Karen. 

- William S.
Stephen was amazing!!

He really helped Olive so much this year. We will definitely be working with him again next school year until she is fully up to speed. But wow, his work with her has helped so much. Calling on you, and bringing Stephen into our support group has been a game changer.

- Heather F.
Qi did a great job with my 14-year-old with ADHD.

She helped her prioritize and pace herself to avoid becoming overwhelmed. Without her, my daughter probably would not have turned in some big pieces of homework at the end of the school year. I wish we had started with her earlier. Qi was calm and upbeat, and had lots of different strategies to try.

- Dorothy S.
Ethan was very happy with the sessions and I could see his increased confidence in Math classes at school.

Ethan’s grades were generally improved in his IB maths assessments and his MAP percentile ranking increased from 78 to 87%. During this time, Ethan missed 2 of his 5 school Math classes each week for tennis training. Sam provided the math support we needed at home to cover the curriculum but also worked well to fill gaps in his knowledge from previous years.

- Caroline B.
We were happy with Michelle’s services.

Alara had a good year overall – her organizational skills improved and she showed nice progress in reading and writing. Michelle and her teachers were a key part in helping to make this happen, so much appreciated.

Michelle worked very well with Alara and we appreciate it!

- Mark S.
Rebecca has been wonderful for Ezra

Rebecca is punctual, professional, and prepared each week she came with fresh materials. She was very interactive with board games and with visuals/videos/ & audio recordings Ezra looked forward to his time with her and really felt challenged, in a positive way (he’s very bright and picks things up quickly, so he tends to get bored easily). Rebecca kept him on his toes and mixed things up enough to maintain his interest all the while progressing his development.
With Rebecca’s guidance and encouragement, we are very happy with Ezra’s progress!

- April & Barry
We are very satisfied and would recommend Caroline without reservation

I wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the work Caroline has done with our son Gabe. Gabe entered speech therapy with a moderate but worsening stutter, and it has fully resolved after less than 3 months of therapy. Gabe absolutely loved Caroline; she was playful and fun, and I don’t think that Gabe ever realized that she was there to treat him for an impairment. Because it was really a treat for Gabe to spend time with Caroline, he was able to fully engage in the exercises without self-consciousness or resistance, and therefore receive the maximum benefit.
Many thanks!

- Gabe's parents, Annee and David
She was professional, punctual, warm, and friendly!

We are extremely happy with the service Cari S. She was professional, punctual, warm, and friendly! My son loved her, and we saw great progress during the time she was with us!
Thank you for all your help.

- Heather Capasso
My son is now 6 years old and he just graduated from Christina’s feeding therapy sessions!

I noticed that my son had difficulties with food since he was 1 year old. Everybody I talked to (even my pediatrician) told me that I was worrying for nothing and that he was only a picky eater. I always felt that it was more than that. After fighting over and over and trying out every little trick or piece of advice I could find I finally decided to get him evaluated at NYU when he was 5. It turned out that my son had sensory issues when swallowing. They recommended feeding therapy.

I reached out to Craig who put me in contact with an amazing person Christina R.
Christina has a tremendous experience and is incredibly gentle and patient with kids.
She connected right away with my kid (and with us!) and started to help him through play and positive reinforcement. She immediately understood my sensitive son and found her way through him, helping him to become more confident and to change his perception of food and mealtime into something positive. She also helped me with my struggles. Always here for me and my family. Each time I was lost and didn’t know how to react I would text her and she would answer me right away, texting me or calling me back with the best advice or tips, or just to reassure me and tell me that I was doing great.

Christina has been incredible and helped my family and especially my little boy who is now comfortable with a lot of different food but most importantly he is not afraid to try new things and enjoys mealtime.

Today was time for our family to say goodbye to Christina as her work with us was over. It was bitter-sweet. I was so happy that my little boy overcame his issues and fear but I was really sad to have to let Christina go. She feels like part of our family and we will definitely miss her.

If your kid is struggling with food, I highly recommend you to ask for Christina, she is just terrific and I have no doubt she will bring you the help you need.
Many thanks

- Julie & Greg
Soooo Happy We Found You!

After two awkward sessions with different speech therapists, who favored two different approaches, a quick search online led me to Long Island Letters and Craig, who promptly remedied my confusion about how to best treat my son’s speech delay. On Craig’s recommendation, he’s been seeing Lisa, Long Island Letters speech therapist, for two months now, and I wanted to share how we are dazzled by his progress. Lisa is so wonderful. At every session (in our home) I’m impressed by her patience, thoughtfulness, preparedness, and creativity. In fact, I often find myself drawn to the rug where she works with my son, so I can learn to better model phrases for him when Lisa’s not around, not to mention her stellar assortment of toys and books: every session has its own unique theme. So, thanks Craig for sending her our way!

- Tanya (mom of JF, 2)
We are very lucky

Our son, Logan, has been working with Cathy for just over a year now. Logan’s twin sister, Audrey, has had the pleasure of Cathy’s care for a slightly shorter time than that. Through the last year, we have noticed a definite improvement in all areas of the twin’s communication skills including verbal comprehensibility, aural comprehension, and overall learning skills including reading. Some of this can be marked back to inherent developmental growth and change in schools, but a large part we believe to be due to Cathy’s good work. The twins worked with another SLP for years and, although a wonderful person and therapist in her own right, her play-based approach often made improvement in the kids hard to gauge. Cathy’s approach is much more traditionally pedagogic and started with her conducting many diagnostic tests to get a clearer baseline to read/picture of the kid’s abilities and issues. From there, she developed a very well-reasoned course of therapy for both Audrey and Logan and they continue to benefit from Cathy’s skills and experience. Beyond her obvious professional expertise, Cathy has proven to be a kind and caring therapist and has extended herself when asked to participate in team meetings with our son’s school. Cathy has also referred us most recently to an OT that we are beyond happy with, further proving her commitment to the overall well-being of her students.
In summary, we consider ourselves very lucky to be working with an SLP of Cathy’s professional expertise and personal quality.

- Toni & Tim
Professional, Caring, & Engaging

We took our youngest two-year-old twin to Long Island Letters for speech therapy. Craig was very professional, caring, and engaging. It became such a special time for our son. Long Island Letters is equipped with all the tools, experience, and knowledge to help. We absorbed all the recommendations about learning, play, and speech – and it worked! We are grateful for the warmth and compassion Long Island Letters exhibited and my son is on his way to a large vocabulary. From the assessment, insurance coding, to the parent’s training we are very satisfied with our experience. We highly recommend Craig and Long Island Letters.

- Adam, father of Louis
I cannot tell you how lucky I feel to have found Amy

Someone recommended Amy after my daughter’s first speech therapist decided she needed a little more help than she could provide. Needless to say, Amy swooped in and literally made everything better. She was down-to-earth, extremely reliable, and more than competent. The little girl who used to cry because she didn’t talk well, now won’t shut up. Now her speech and pronunciation are just where they should be along with her confidence. And she misses Amy a lot. We are all so grateful for her care and support.

- Ashley
We are incredibly grateful to Kristi and to Long Island Letters.

Kristi is a truly outstanding speech therapist. She clicked instantly with our son Hugh and delivered almost immediate results. Other therapists fumbled as they tried to connect with our boy; it was maddening and frustrating. But Kristi skillfully tapped into Hugh’s potential and brought out his very best week after week. Watching Kristi work with our son filled us with hope and optimism about his future. Kristi understood our goals for our son and implemented a smart, holistic approach. Instead of teaching rote phrases, Kristi saw the big picture. She pushed our son to relate and really communicate with others. Kristi carefully planned her sessions with Hugh but also showed great flexibility and creativity at times in order to maximize every minute she spent with our boy.
Kind regards,

- John and Lesley
Just want to say, Craig and his team are amazing!

Great listeners, smart, and sensitive, and respectful of children. We could not be happier with our daughter’s progress and her new confidence. Of all the therapists/professionals we’ve met, both through EI and private, I trust the folks at Long Island Letters the most. I highly recommend Suzanne as a speech therapist. My daughter is very sensitive and prone to anxiety; Suzanne was both in tune with Rose’s emotions and skilled at keeping the sessions focused. To me, this is no small feat with a 3-year-old. Suzanne always came prepared with a game to play, a project (such as arts and crafts, cooking) or a book, or a combination of these activities. She worked with Rose on a variety of language issues, as well as making choices, taking turns, listening. She used a visual (picture) schedule each time which seemed to help Rose feel more organized and in control. This was before Rose was in school, and it was with Suzanne that Rose learned to read a schedule. In addition, Suzanne was exceptional at communicating with us as parents. She actually listened to our concerns and addressed them head-on. We have had our share of therapists, and have found that this is not something you can take for granted. Suzanne is attentive, sympathetic, and dedicated, fun, kind, and knowledgeable. She challenges the child at the right level not too easy, not too hard. I highly, highly recommend Suzanne.

- Margaret (Rose, 3, Harry, 13)
Wonderful Experience

Suzanne worked with our 4-year old son for several months on fluency and pronunciation issues. He made remarkable progress with her and we were extremely pleased with Suzanne’s professionalism, warmth, knowledge, and attentiveness. Our son soon learned to love and look forward to her visits and she was extremely thorough in working with us to explain the process and go through our questions. We wholeheartedly recommend her.

- Rayna
My daughter loved working with Ericka and she looked forward to reading/playing with her every week.

Ana’s speech has improved a great deal over the year she has spent working with her. She learned to pronounce her words and speak slowly. Ericka was great at making the lessons fun and encouraging her to ask questions. We are so happy we found Long Island Letters! We talked about revisiting Ericka if we feel she may need some extra help in the future.

- Alexandra, mother of Ana s
One of the best speech therapists on the market!

He is professional, incredible with children, and the results speak for themselves. Craig worked with my daughter for less than six months and she went from having a vocabulary of very few words to hundreds in that short time period. She gained confidence in herself, developed vocabulary and better pronunciation, and really had fun while learning. Craig always took the time to speak with us regarding concerns and had excellent advice and guidance. I highly recommend Craig and can’t thank him enough for the incredible work he did with our daughter.

- Monika, mom of Olivia
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Amy to other families. We had a terrific experience.

My twin boys Max and Teddy (3 in October) just finished eight months of speech therapy with Amy. Amy was terrific. The boys progressed so much over the past eight months that they were discharged far sooner than I could have anticipated. They also loved her visits, which was really just an added bonus. I also very much appreciated that Amy was sensitive to our needs and discharged the boys when she knew they were ready. I’m sure that’s a tough call to make but in tighter financial times it’s good to know that someone will be candid about the need for her services. That meant a lot.

- Anne Sperling
Amanda is a joy to have in our house and I have complete trust in her and her abilities. I highly recommend her!

Amanda has worked with our 3-year-old son for the past 7 months on his speech. He has made such progress in those months and it is due to Amanda’s careful attention and instruction. She has such a gentle way with him while still getting her message across. Our little one has even started self-correcting his speech errors. Amanda is fun, upbeat, and creative and always has a unique lesson plan that incorporates our son’s favorite activities. She is also very good at giving us feedback and keeping us up to date with what they are doing in class, as well as pointing out helpful things we can do on our own time.

- Gabrielle, mother of JCB
Bilingual Expert

We had Suzanne, speech therapist, perform a mini-evaluation on our son and we had such a good experience with her that I feel compelled to share my impressions. At first, I must admit I was a bit apprehensive about having someone come into our home to evaluate our son. He is very active and, like any toddler, can be extremely suspicious of strangers so I wasn’t sure how this was going to work. When Suzanne entered our apartment with her big bag of toys, my partner and I were immediately put at ease. She has a warm yet confident way about her and she obviously loves working with children, which is the key to my son’s heart. Additionally, Suzanne is very knowledgeable about speech-language pathology with young children, particularly with bilingual children. Suzanne is very professional and methodical. She played with our son while speaking with us and answering all of our questions. She was a pro. The experience with Suzanne was better than I could have imagined.

- Wendy

Danya was fantastic. Consistent, dedicated, and reliable. She has a hectic schedule, I realize, and I appreciated what feedback she could offer.
Thank you for being such a great resource.

- JB
A Wiz

Craig is a wizard with kids and a pleasure to work with. He is knowledgeable, fun, and professional. I would recommend him to anyone needing speech & learning services for their children.

- Teresa, mom of Marco
I have only good things to say

Jane, a speech therapist referred to us by Long Island Letters, was amazing. The way she brought toys to life to foster my son’s speech was perfect. It was really something that I and my husband could not offer to my son for a variety of reasons and my son’s speech improved quickly with her recommended frequency. She also guided me with appropriate suggestions for how I could help in between sessions. He looked forward to her coming and was excited to see her when she stepped through our door.

- Liz, mom of Lucian
We could not have been happier with Lucia’s work!

Theo loved working with Lucia and looked forward to her sessions. He wasn’t fooled that it worked! She made it fun and enjoyable, so he liked learning through play with her. We cannot believe the difference in his speech! He now talks non-stop and reached age-appropriate levels in a matter of months! I always felt that Lucia really cared about Theo’s learning and it wasn’t just a paycheck for her. You have a great therapist in Lucia, and we are so happy we decided to pursue private speech through your company.

- Liz, mother of Theo
We are so pleased with Susan Mason’s work with our 8-year-old daughter!

Long Island Letters was highly recommended by our neuropsychologist, and Craig connected us with Susan, who has been working with our daughter for the past year. We feel lucky to have someone who is truly an expert with our daughter’s expressive and receptive language issues. Susan makes the sessions interesting and playful using a range of games and activities. She is warm, patient, and thoughtful. We appreciate the extra time and effort she has taken to connect with our daughter’s school teachers to gain more insight and help support everyone’s efforts. Most of all, we are excited about the impressive progress our daughter has made and highly recommend Susan as an extremely skilled speech and language therapist.

- Mark and Mary
Progress can only be made when therapy is put into context

My son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at 18 months, with a significant delay in expressive language. Craig has been an invaluable part of my son’s therapeutic team since my son’s diagnosis 5 months ago. Craig is very knowledgeable in his discipline, taking care to stay current with the latest research and evidence versus fads. He is very patient in his sessions and is skilled at engaging children so that they are challenged but not overwhelmed. Craig approaches speech therapy with the family in mind. Craig consistently engaged me in my son’s speech sessions, explaining how to specifically target underlying issues associated with Autism that impede communication (such as joint attention, eye contact, social reciprocity). He also showed me creative strategies to engage my son to encourage communication, such as following my son’s lead and interests, playful obstruction, modeling sounds with actions, and adding tactile aspects to communication. This allowed me to carry over his recommendations at home. The most important lesson that I learned from Craig is that therapeutic approaches for children on the spectrum do not exist separate from the lives of the children themselves progress can only be made when therapy is put into context. I learned how to embed opportunities for communication in ways that didn’t feel forced or unnatural, which allowed me to always be a mom to my son first. What a joy it is to hear our son’s beautiful voice!

- Mother of Dev
Park Slope parent recommendation

Craig did a nice job with my twin boys, who were nearly 10 years old when they began their sessions. First, it was convenient that he could come to our apartment rather than have caretakers schlep the boys to an office and sit and wait. Second, Craig’s fee was reasonable. And third, we agreed to do 10 sessions, and when they were up, Craig reminded me that the last session was upon us. There was no hard sales pitch, indeed no sales pitch at all, to continue. That was most appreciated.

Most important, Craig made some progress with my kids on their vocalic Rs, which has been a problem since they first spoke eight years ago. And he was able to identify specific things that each one needed to work on, although to the untrained ear (mine), their R problems sounded identical.

My boys seemed at ease working with Craig, who would kneel in order to speak to them at their level. Bottom line: There was no magic bullet but my kids emerged with confidence at having improved and knowing they could further improve their speech with practice.

- Erik Engquist
Highly recommended!

My son had Craig for a speech therapist at two different stages in his development. Craig has an excellent understanding of both the theory behind speech development and how to motivate a child in fun ways to achieve practical goals. I really appreciated his eclectic approach really fitting therapeutic modalities to the child rather than trying to fit the child into a preconceived mold. I was also thrilled to have such an excellent male role model for my son, whose other therapists have all been women. My son worked really hard for Craig whose influence carries over into the rest of his life.

- Kim, mom of David
Craig has yielded amazing results

Craig started working with Larson when he was 3 years old. Larson was severely speech delayed and unintelligible. Now at the age of six, Larson has made great progress. He still has language-processing problems, but now he speaks very clearly and speaks in full and complex sentences, and was accepted into the school that we were hoping for. I have such faith in Craig’s abilities that he now works with my two-year-old, Finn, who is also showing signs of speech/language delay. Little Finn lights up every time Craig arrives.

- Laura, mom of Larson and Finn

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We are in a much better place than when we began

Words can not express our appreciation for the great work you did with JD and the babbling little boy you created! We feel truly lucky to have had the opportunity to work with you. It is devastating as a parent to get the diagnosis, but your skills, resources, and expertise really helped support us during this difficult time. Thank you!

- Jeanne & John, parents of JD
Craig is TERRIFIC!

I would highly recommend Craig’s services, as I found him to be everything I could want in a speech-language therapist for my daughter. Craig was very adept at meeting my high-energy child where she was at for each session, integrating lessons and language cues into spontaneous, active games, as he d slowly bring her back down to more focused activities. My daughter was 2 during the time Craig worked with her, newly adopted internationally, and Craig seemed to have a good handle on the challenges. At the end of what appeared to be a fun play session, Craig always took the time to explain his methods to me. He was open and honest in his opinions of her progress, his concerns, etc., and was clearly very knowledgeable in his field. Easy-going and personable, Craig was always reliable, trustworthy, and I always felt confident we were getting the best service possible. We are very thankful to have him in our lives.

- Susan, mom of Ana
Rachel has been an amazing tutor for my daughter

She established a close relationship with her and helped her to jump several reading levels. Thanks to Rachel, my daughter is now a confident reader! I am very happy that I reached out to you and I will certainly recommend Long Island Letters in the future.

- Joseph, father
The staff is friendly and professional

My experience with Long Island Letters was amazing from start to finish. Everyone was very attentive and accommodating in trying to schedule evaluations and therapy sessions. The staff is friendly and professional. I highly recommend Long Island Letters to any parent in need of services for their child.

- Kim, mother of Ethan
An advocate for special needs children through and through, and amazing in her dedication and practice.

Cassie is a reading specialist who has worked one on one with our 6-year-old son for the last 9 months (Aug 2016-May 2017). Our son brings challenging avoidance behaviors and impulsivity to their sessions. Cassie uses the Orton-Gillingham approach and improvises with clever multi-sensory ideas to engage him. Through practice, she learned that if she uses gentle squeezes on his arm corresponding to syllables/letter sounds, it allows him to stay engaged. She is always very flexible, while firm, and creative in adjusting or rearranging tasks based on his needs and attention level. She makes a point of creating success for her students and having the session ended on a positive note. He has made incredible progress in his phonology and reading, which he then applies in school, using the specific tools Cassie has taught him. He loves reading and is very proud of his skills. She has provided detailed reports after each session, along with strategies and activities to practice. She is an advocate for special needs children through and through, and amazing in her dedication and practice.

- Emily, mother
This review cannot express the extreme amount of gratitude that my family has toward Craig

When we first found Craig, our son’s vocabulary was vast, however, his articulation needed lots of help. My son is now speaking in sentences and is able to articulate his thoughts. Also when he turned five years old, I was totally at a loss of how to proceed with his education. Craig provided us with an abundance of his resources and placed us on the right track. He truly cares about your child’s progress. I highly recommend him as an SLP.

- Latoya, mom of Tristian
We highly recommend Craig Selinger for speech therapy

Craig Selinger is dedicated, diligent, insightful, and patient. He proactively researches relevant therapeutic techniques particular to our child’s case and gives us great confidence that our child’s needs are being met. Our son is a challenging case, multiple handicapped and non-verbal. He has made great strides in augmentative communication while working with Craig.

- Susan & Michael, parents of Jake
I highly recommend you

I would like to thank you, Craig, for the wonderful work you are doing with my daughter Rivka. When you started, she was not eating much- just cheese and crackers and most of her caloric intake was from the formula. As of today (six months later) she eats so much more solid food and eats a more diverse diet. Craig, your approach is very gentle and Rivka has liked you from the start.

- JP, mom of Rivka
Allison has been an invaluable resource to me

Allison is incredible! In a year and a half that she has been working with our daughter, there has been noticeable and sustained improvement in my daughter’s expressive speech. Allison has such a lovely connection with our 6-year-old and always has activities planned for the session that is engaging and fun for Bertie. Allison has been an invaluable resource to me, taking the time to talk about the work she is doing with Bertie and offering ideas for how to support Bertie’s speech at home and at school. She is truly an exceptional therapist.

- Susie, mother of Bertie
Craig has been a tremendous asset to Ryan’s learning world

In less than 9 months, our son’s vocabulary has exponentially multiplied. Craig is engaging, thoughtful, and smart in figuring out what Ryan needs at each session. There are layers of games, pretend play, coloring, and various activities that build his speech and vocabulary. Before we met Craig, Ryan was shy with limited speech skills. Today he runs to the door to meet Craig and enjoys all the learning activities that stimulate his receptive and expressive skills. It has been an amazing experience watching him blossom.

- MH, mom of Ryan
More than just a speech guy

My 2-year-old son loves to engage in activities with him and is always curious to see what he will do next. Very pleasant young person that’s energetic and is focused. Extremely caring about my son’s progress. Craig has eliminated fears and worries that I had about Ivan. The best decision that I ever made.

- Albania, mom of Ivan
Two Thumbs Up!

We are so grateful to Craig. He has worked with our son, Max, for over a year with his speech delay. Max’s progress with Craig has been phenomenal to the point where, going into kindergarten in September, Max will no longer be needing speech services! Craig has been very thoughtful in tailoring the program to meet Max’s needs and finding ways to inspire him. We’re so grateful we found him.

- Irene and Julie, mothers of Max
I highly recommend Long Island Letters and Craig for speech therapy services

My son is 2.5 years old and has been working with Craig for about 6 months. Craig is amazing with my son; he is always prepared and changes each treatment session to address the needs of my son. Craig has a great approach to using play to elicit words, phrases, and sentences. At this point, my son is now saying 3-word sentences and each week he shows improvement. He is always excited to see Craig for his weekly sessions. In addition, it is convenient that Craig comes to our home to perform his treatment sessions.

- Jaclyn, mom of Kenny

Working with Julia has made a huge impact in Ben’s ability to communicate. She is patient, caring, and very instructive for best ways to approach Ben and how to keep him motivated during their lessons and in everyday life. We could not recommend her more.

- Chris and Liz, parents of Ben

Alyssa was excellent and Dean improved his handwriting significantly, I’ve been told by his teacher that he has some of the best handwriting in his 4th grade class and she also made the sessions fun and enjoyable for Dean.

- David J


I am a speech-language pathologist who has been working with Craig since 2003. We worked together at an early intervention center in Queens and have also teamed up to provide treatment for children in their homes. Craig is knowledgeable and enthusiastic when working with children. He takes time to establish a rapport with each child and their family. Craig uses therapeutic approaches that are child-specific, addressing the individual needs of each child. Craig is a wealth of information for parents. He provides them with an understanding of language development and teaches parents effective techniques to use outside of therapy sessions that can be incorporated into everyday routines.

- Tara Ruggiero M.S. CCC-SLP, Bilingual Speech Language Therapist

I have worked with Craig for the past 5 years and I have valued Craig’s recommendations and intervention strategies. His warmth coupled with his professionalism makes Craig a one-of-a-kind speech specialist. Craig has always kept himself up to date with state-of-the-art research and interventions. Every time I am assigned to a team that includes Craig, it gives me a unique relief. I tell myself, We are in good hands!

- Marilina Rufino, ABA (Verbal Behavior) Therapist, Coordinator, Ph.D. psychology candidate.

Craig knows so many ways to help children to improve their skills. He is warm-hearted & practical, and his dedication to his field and craft is admirable. I highly recommend his services!

- Dr. Larry Hess, neuropsychologist

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