She is highly skilled at working with a variety of language, and articulation delays, phonological disorders, social/pragmatic deficits, auditory processing disorders, fluency, and oral-motor difficulties. Over her years as a clinician and supervisor, she developed a passion for working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and providing them with the language, social skills, and supports necessary to become independent adults. This has led her to become passionate about the funding, programming, and implementation of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems, such as the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), in which she has been formally trained, static and dynamic display devices (i.e., Tech Speak, Dynavox, Saltillo, iPad) and American Sign Language (ASL). She is also a Certified Sequential Oral Sensory Feeding provider and has developed a love for treating feeding disorders, through this methodology. Allison prides herself on her ability to effectively collaborate with families, teachers, and other professionals in related fields to encourage effective communication across all environments. She believes that a combination of evidence-based practice, parent/caregiver involvement, and fun is the key to communication success.
LOCATION: Long Island Centereach, Farmingville, Selden, Smithtown, Hauppague, Sayville, West Sayville, Bluepoint, Bayport, Oakdale, Bohemia, Patchogue, Medford, Port Jefferson, Port Jefferson Station, Nesconset, Setauket, South Setauket, St. James, East Islip
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual and group (2-3 children) speech therapy, speech-language evaluations, consultations.
AGES: toddler-elementary school