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Upper East Side Speech Therapists Pathologists

UPPER EAST SIDE SPEECH THERAPISTS

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Battery Park City, Central Midtown, Chelsea, Chinatown, Clinton, East Village, Financial District, Flatiron District, Garment District, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, Harlem Hell’s Kitchen, Hudson Square, Kips Bay, Little Italy, Lower East Side, Midtown, Murray Hill, SOHO, Sutton Place, Theatre District, Times Square, TriBeCa, Turtle Bay, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, West Village, and More!

 

Our Upper East Side Speech Therapists and Pathologists work with all ages – from babies and toddlers to school-age students and adults – with expertise in:

Our Upper East Side Speech Therapists and 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).

 

Here are some of our Upper East Side Speech Therapists and Pathologists who are available to come to your home:

Upper East Side Speech Therapists

SAMANTHA

NY State licensed speech-language pathologist, Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)

Samantha is a NY State licensed speech-language pathologist with specialized experience and training in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Samantha received her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University and since then has worked in various pediatric outpatient and inpatient medical settings, working with infants and children with a variety of medical diagnoses and therapy needs. Samantha currently works in both acute care and outpatient hospital settings, providing speech, language, and feeding and swallowing therapy to infants and children currently admitted to the hospital recently discharged home or receiving weekly outpatient therapy services.

Areas targeted in feeding therapy include difficulties bottle feeding; feeding difficulties due to prematurity, neurological, GI, or genetic conditions; helping infants transition to purées and solids; oral motor delays; bottle/ food aversion; working with children with alternative means of nutrition ( NG tube or Gtube); picky eating/sensory feeding difficulties; and children following modified diets/ thickened liquids. Samantha’s favorite part of working with infants and young children is the family education component of treatment and teaching parents how to assist their babies and children with challenging feeding needs. She takes a team approach to feeding therapy, often working with a variety of other medical professionals and therapists to best help the babies and children she works with succeed.

Samantha also has experience working with a variety of speech and language disorders such as articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language delays or disorders (particularly within the early intervention age group/ 1-3-year-olds), and speech, language, and pragmatic difficulties for children on the Autism Spectrum.

AGES: birth through elementary school children
LOCATION: Manhattan; outer boroughs on a case by case basis
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual evaluations and treatment for speech, language, and feeding/swallowing services
Specialization: Pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders

 

Upper East Side Speech Therapists

SHARON B

MA, CCC- SLP, TSSLD, Speech Language Pathologist

Sharon is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who has worked in the field for 10 years. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is certified as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Sharon completed her Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at CUNY Lehman. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from CUNY Brooklyn. She is extensively trained in delivering SDI (Social Development Intervention), a collaborative multisensory model helping children and adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder to improve their overall communication skills through the development of social pragmatics language skills. Sharon has also received extensive training in the use of the Story Grammar Marker to facilitate language and writing development, as well as the Orton Gillingham approach for reading instruction.

Sharon has experience with the assessment of and intervention for speech-language delays of all ages from toddlers and school-age students through geriatrics, including delays or challenges with expressive and receptive language, cognition, reading comprehension, auditory processing, fluency, voice, writing, executive functioning, phonology and articulation, and pragmatic language. Sharon specializes in work with adolescents and teenagers in middle school and high school with intellectual and language learning disabilities, ASD, ADHD, sensory processing disorders, and emotional disturbances. She targets executive functioning challenges, social thinking, and writing and conversational skills with these clients. The goal is to help these clients self-advocate, problem-solve, and use critical thinking skills as they work towards college and career readiness. Sharon’s dynamic approach incorporates using tools from her psychology background to develop a strong rapport with her clients, and help them identify and work through any challenges that they may encounter throughout the therapeutic process. Therapy is geared towards accommodating individual learning styles, acknowledging the critical role of collaboration with other service providers and family members, while incorporating the strengths and interests of her clients.

LOCATION: Manhattan( Midtown, Upper East Side )
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Expressive/Receptive Language Delays, Phonology, Articulation/Intelligibility, Literacy (phonics and comprehension), Narrative/ Expository Discourse, Writing Organization, Pragmatic/Social Skills, Voice, Cognition (attention, memory, problem-solving), sensory processing
AGES: Infants through adults

 

Upper East Side Speech Therapists

CHAYA W.

M.S.,Communication Sciences and Disorders, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Speech Language Pathologist

Chaya is a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist and a certified New York State Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She received her Masters of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Cincinnati. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Excelsior College. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Chaya has spent the majority of her five years in the field working with school-age students and with preschoolers. She has worked with all ages including toddlers, pre-school through middle and high school students, and adults. Chaya has experience with the assessment of and intervention for speech-language delays and disorders, including expressive and receptive language, cognitive delays, reading comprehension, auditory processing, voice disorders, fluency disorders, writing difficulties, executive functioning, phonology and articulation, and pragmatic language use.

Chaya has conducted evaluations on school-age students from kindergarten through high school. She has also worked with both adolescents and adults in voice therapy and on executive functioning skills and is trained in myofunctional therapy for voice and swallowing disorders.

She believes strongly in educating parents to become facilitators of their children’s skills at home and uses a playful, child-centered approach to reach children. Chaya is an energetic and enthusiastic professional. She emphasizes the importance of collaboration with parents and teachers when working with students. Chaya forms relationships easily and always has the patients’ and family’s needs foremost in her mind.

LOCATION: Manhattan: Upper East Side, Yorkville, Union Square, Upper West Side, Lincoln Square, Midtown
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, voice disorders, executive functioning skills
AGES: preschool through elementary school, adults

Upper East Side Speech Therapists

ELIZABETH

M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Speech-Language Pathologist

Elizabeth is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Elizabeth received her M.S. in Communicative Sciences & Disorders at New York University and her B.A. in Speech & Hearing Sciences at Indiana University. Elizabeth is a full-time speech-language pathologist in an elementary school within the NYC Department of Education. She currently provides classroom-based speech and language therapy to school-age students who present with a variety of speech, language, and learning impairments. Elizabeth specializes in oral and written language acquisition and expansion targeting organization, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. She is skilled in providing articulation therapy to children who present with speech-sound disorders. Additionally, Elizabeth is experienced in providing literacy instruction, including targeting the development of phonological awareness skills (i.e. identifying, producing, and manipulating sounds in a language – a precursory skill to reading).

Elizabeth prides herself on her strong interpersonal skills and ability to build positive and encouraging relationships with her clients and their families. She enjoys advocating for her students – taking the time to educate parents, teachers, administrators, and other service providers about the nature of speech and language disorders and how the team can best support children to reach their communicative, academic, and social goals.

LOCATION: Manhattan (e.g. Flatiron, Gramercy Park, East Village, Upper East Side, Midtown East, etc.)
TYPE OF SERVICE: Individual therapy, Small group therapy (2-3 children), parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Expressive-Receptive Language, Written Language, Articulation, Literacy, Phonological Awareness, Pragmatic/Social Skills, Selective Mutism
AGES: Toddler, Preschool, School-Age

 

Upper East Side Speech Therapists

JILLIAN

M.S., CCC-SLP TSSLD, Speech Language Pathologist

Jillian is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, with a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. She earned her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Brooklyn College and holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Binghamton University. Jillian is also a level one PROMPT-trained therapist.

Jillian has been practicing speech-language pathology for six years, specializing in working with children with autism spectrum disorders. She utilizes a variety of evidence-based techniques and approaches, including extensive experience utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She currently works as a speech therapist within the NYC Department of Education, providing therapy to students with autism spectrum disorders. She previously worked at a specialized private school utilizing the principles of ABA to target speech and language development. She possesses additional experience in providing home-based therapy addressing language delays and language-based learning disabilities.

Jillian has extensive experience in working with children on the development of expressive and receptive language skills, speech production, literacy skills, narrative skills, pragmatic and social language skills, language processing skills, and feeding skills related to rigidity and selectivity. Her experience includes addressing speech and language deficits in children with a range of cognitive and verbal abilities, including a specialty in the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with children who are limitedly verbal and nonverbal.

Jillian brings energy, enthusiasm, and creativity to her sessions to foster a fun, motivating, and engaging environment! She is committed to help the students she works with advancing their speech and language skills, as part of a collaborative team with parents, families, and any other members of the household or interdisciplinary team!

LOCATION: Manhattan home visits (Upper East Side, East Village, Lower East Side, Union Square, Gramercy, Murray Hill, Midtown East, SOHO, Midtown West, Chelsea, and West Village)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual Therapy, Speech and Language Evaluations, Parent Consultation
EXPERTISE: Expressive/Receptive Language Delays & Disorders, Autism, Phonology, Articulation, and Motor Speech Disorders (apraxia), Literacy (phonics, reading comprehension), Narrative Development, Pragmatic/Social Skills, Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC)
AGES: pre-k through adults

 

Upper East Side Speech Therapists

PATRICIA

MA CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Bilingual(Spanish) Speech Language Pathologist

Patricia is a New York State licensed Speech and Language Pathologist and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) with a bilingual extension in Spanish. Patricia completed her MA in Speech-Language Pathology at Hofstra University and her BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Pace University. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association. Patricia has over 8 years of experience as a bilingual speech and language pathologist working for the New York City Department of Education in an elementary and middle school setting. She also has over 6 years of experience working with toddlers to school-age children privately and in an early intervention setting.

Patricia has experience working with various speech and language difficulties including Expressive/Receptive Language, Articulation, Phonological Processes, Fluency, Apraxia, Learning Disabilities, Phonological Awareness, Social Pragmatics, and Executive Functioning. She also has experience working with Literacy, Reading, and Writing targeting reading comprehension, vocabulary, and organization. Patricia is skilled and prepared to work with individuals without and with learning differences in reading, writing, attention, behavioral, dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and Executive Functioning disorders. Currently, Patricia provides services for school-aged children from 3k to 8th grade, as well as children from birth to three years old.

Patricia believes in cultivating a positive and supportive environment with the client and a collaborative relationship with the family, caregivers, teachers, and related service providers are essential to effective therapy and carryover. She is dedicated to providing therapy that is catered to meet the specific needs of the client. Patricia strives to create a fun and enriching learning environment while targeting academic and functional skills in therapy.

LOCATION: MANHATTAN Upper East Side QUEENS Astoria, East Elmhurst
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual, small group, parent or caregiver consultations/training, teletherapy/remote sessions
EXPERTISE: Expressive/receptive language delays, phonological awareness, literacy skills, articulation, reading comprehension, social pragmatic skills, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Executive Functioning disorders, bilingual language development (English/Spanish)
AGES: Birth to adolescence; preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school

 

Upper East Side Speech Therapists

JENNA

New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)

Jenna is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Jenna received a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Hofstra University and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She was the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Ellen Parker Annual Scholarship Award for Clinical Excellence and Compassion awarded to two students from the graduating class.

Jenna has practiced speech therapy in a number of settings including public schools, private schools, charter schools, and home-based therapy with clients ranging from birth-18 years old. Utilizing a multi-sensory approach, Jenna strives to build strong foundational speech and language skills while simultaneously instilling a lifelong growth mindset in the clients she serves.

Jenna is currently a full-time Speech-Language Pathologist in an elementary school within the NYC Department of Education. She has extensive experience treating the following speech and language disorders: expressive/receptive language, phonological, articulation, social communication, and language-based literacy. She works to facilitate pre-language skills, vocabulary, grammatical and morphological development using evidence-based practices. Jenna has worked with young children who stutter using the Lidcombe Program and students with autism spectrum disorders. She is also trained in Sounds in Motion which pairs kinesthetic gross motor movements with phonemes to build articulation, phonemic awareness, and sound/symbol correspondence. In addition to servicing school-age clients, Jenna works part-time in the NYC Early Intervention Program providing home-based speech therapy using a play-based approach.

Jenna’s versatile experience has allowed her to cultivate her professional objective: to give individuals the gift of a voice, both literally and figuratively. Developing an evidence-based, individualized method of communication, that aligns with client values and backgrounds, is a critical component in Jenna’s philosophy. Working closely and collaboratively with families/caregivers, while incorporating the child’s natural environment, augments motivation and improves functional client outcomes. Jenna believes that making communication a positive and meaningful experience for clients and families is of utmost importance.

LOCATION: MANHATTAN: Upper East Side, Midtown East, Tribeca, Soho
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group therapy (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: speech and language delays, early literacy, executive functioning and organization, autism spectrum disorders, phonological awareness, reading/auditory comprehension, oral language development
AGES: birth through elementary school

 

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