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1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

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  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Lesley Duval ★★★★★ a week 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 ★★★★★ 2 months 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 ★★★★★ 5 months 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 ★★★★★ 4 months 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 ★★★★★ 9 months 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 ★★★★★ 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.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters susie tofte ★★★★★ 9 months 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 ★★★★★ 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!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jacob B ★★★★★ a year 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 Kristin Ames ★★★★★ a year 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 ★★★★★ a year 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 ★★★★★ 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.
  • Google review, 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!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Lily Alt ★★★★★ a year 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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SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPISTS PATHOLOGISTS

Our team of approximately 50+ NY State licensed speech language therapists, listed below, travel to your Queens home or child’s school. Please read more about our rates and policies before contacting us. Feel free to directly email any speech language therapist listed below, or contact queens@brooklynletters.com (immediate response) with any speech therapy, language, feeding, and/or professional question. Check out Craig’s bio. and our testimonials. We also offer telepractice or internet online speech therapy services.

Our Licensed Speech & Language Therapists qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree in speech language pathology
  • New York State and national certification
  • PROMPT training
  • We offer bilingual services (Spanish, Russian, Polish, Korean & Japanese).

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

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

SPEECH, LANGUAGE, FEEDING THERAPY

Our speech-language pathologists 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).

Speech-language pathologists (or speech and language therapists, speech therapists, or simply, SLPs) prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, social communication, and swallowing disorders. Working with individuals of all ages – babies, children, and adults – a speech-language pathologist conducts speech therapy sessions on a one-on-one basis and provide information for families, support groups, and the general public.

In many cases, a speech language pathologist works with other healthcare professionals to provide referrals and assessments. Speech-language pathologists treat a wide range of communication disorders or delays. These include:

  • Speech and Language Disorders
  • Voice or Resonance
  • Social Communication
  • Cognitive-Communication Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Literacy

Don’t hesitate in reaching out to us! We are a local traveling educational and speech-language private practice based in Queens 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
We travel throughout Queens, NY to the following neighborhoods: Long Island City (LIC), Astoria, Ditmars Steinway, Sunnyside, Woodside, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Corona, Ridgewood, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Flushing, Bayside, Fresh Meadows, Little Neck, Douglaston, Glen Oaks, Floral Park, Bellerose and more!
PROFESSIONAL SPEECH, LANGUAGE, LITERACY, COMMUNICATION, & FEEDING SERVICES

We are like the Olympic coaches of language arts; we specialize in the complete literacy remediation package: reading, writing, speaking, and listening services for preschoolers to adults. We are experienced with the following, expressive and receptive language disorders (language processing), executive functioning issues, autism spectrum, e.g. Asperger s, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD-NOS), central auditory processing disorder, language based learning disabilities (e.g. dyslexia), reading comprehension difficulties, and expressive writing disorders.

We bring activities, materials, and/or toys to your Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk), or New Jersey (Clark, Cranford, Westfield, Rahway, Union) home. Do you want us to provide you and your child with homework and/or carry-over activities No problem! Parents and their children who actively engage in the educational/therapeutic process, typically see more progress. For those parents who are unable to be present during ongoing sessions, we will contact you during our business hours to discuss with you how your child is progressing.

We travel to your home in Queens, NY. We also provide telepractice or internet online speech therapy. Please note that for insurance purposes, there’s a modifier CPT code, 95, for telepractice support.

We DON’T accept the following: in-network insurance (see below for more information), Early Intervention, Board of Ed. (CPSE, CSE, RSA’s), Medicare, etc. Out-of-network means that we don’t accept insurance. You pay us directly on a weekly basis, and we provide you with a monthly out-of-network receipt. It’s your responsibility to submit this invoice to your insurance company for reimbursement- scroll down to read more about insurance reimbursement codes.

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TRAVEL TIME IS INCLUDED WITH THESE RATES!

Queens rates
Speech Language Feeding Therapy Rates

  • $140-$185 for 60 minutes

  • $120-$150 for 45 minutes

  • $100-$125 for 30 minutes

manhattan rates

*Please note that a few of our specialists might charge slightly higher rates than our average posted rates above.

**We do offer slight discounts for back-to-back sessions at your home for siblings. We also offer group rates if you create a small group (2-3 students) at your home, and these students have similar goals. We are not responsible for putting these groups together.

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THE SPEECH, LANGUAGE, & COMMUNICATION TEAM, AKA THE FAMILY.

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Susan M.

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSHH, SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPIST
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Susan is a highly experienced speech-language pathologist with over 20 years in the field, and she prides herself on providing very personalized services which incorporate each student’s unique interests, and each family s style. Susan received an M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a B.A. Degree cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is licensed by New York State, and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and certification as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH) from New York State. She is PROMPT trained, Level 1; and has actively pursued other ongoing clinical training throughout her career. Prior to being in private practice, Susan worked in hospital, school and rehabilitation settings. She was a speech-language pathologist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she saw children of all ages with very varied speech, language and hearing disorders. At Einstein she served on the well-known Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Team (CERC) at the Rose F. Kennedy Center; and also treated adults with neurological disorders (strokes, head trauma) and voice problems; lectured to medical students on speech and language disorders in children and adults; and taught students from Stern College.

LOCATION: 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.

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

Michelle

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Michelle is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Health and Medical Sciences at the Seton Hall University. She is a licensed Bilingual (Spanish/English) Speech-Language Pathologist and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Michelle obtained her M.S. in Speech Language Pathology in 2013 from Seton Hall University and B.A. in Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology in 2010 from Loyola University Maryland. Michelle holds a New Jersey and New York State Speech-Language Pathology license and holds her TSSLD certification, providing services in English and Spanish. Michelle is trained in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), as well as LSVT voice therapy. Michelle currently provides therapy in both private, home-based settings and via tele-practice.

Michelle has worked clinically in several settings including- acute-care/inpatient hospital and rehabilitation settings, outpatient rehabs, early intervention, home-care, private-practice, and academic medical centers. Michelle has evaluated and treated patients presenting with a range of etiologies that have impacted feeding/swallowing (dysphagia), voice, motor speech, fluency, language, articulation, and literacy. Michelle has extensive knowledge on augmentative/alternative communication (AAC).

LOCATION: Nassau County, any location via tele-practice.
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual and Group Therapy, Consultations, Evaluations
EXPERTISE: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Feeding/swallowing, voice, fluency, articulation, phonology, motor speech, receptive/expressive language, literacy.
AGES: Birth to Geriatrics.

CATHY E.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Cathy received her masters from the University of Portland and is a New York licensed speech-language pathologist who has worked with babies to adolescents for nearly 25 years. She has worked in all types of environments from early intervention, preschools and elementary schools to private practice. She is excited about helping young children to adolescents achieve their full learning potential. She is experienced in working with a variety of speech and language disorders and delays including: late talkers, articulation/enunciation problems including apraxia and oral motor difficulties, language processing issues, reading and writing remediation, stuttering, autism spectrum, feeding delay, hearing impairment, and augmentative communication. She understands how these delays treated early on in development can later help develop social and academic competence. For school age children, Cathy incorporates each student’s curriculum into the language therapy session, so they can improve their vocabulary and grammatical development, listening and reading comprehension, expressive writing skills, organizational skills and more!

LOCATION: 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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Jessica K.

M.A., CCC-SLP, TSHH, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Jessica, M.A., CCC-SLP, TSHH, completed her Master’s of Arts Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The State University at Buffalo. She received a full graduate research scholarship to study and conduct research in Motor Speech Disorders and was published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America and the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Jessica holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, is certified as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH), and is Level 1 PROMPT trained. For the past 15 years she has worked at a prestigious Long Island School District and provides one-to-one and small group language and academic support to children with various learning needs. She is highly skilled at addressing speech and language difficulties as they directly relate to classroom performance, NYS learning standards and curriculum. Previously, Jessica has worked at a private practice on the Upper East Side, where she assessed and treated Pre-K aged, school-age children and young adults.

For all students, she develops an individualized curriculum based on their unique learning needs and provides an encouraging and supportive environment to enable students to improve upon their skills and enhance confidence in their abilities. She is experienced in a variety of areas, including: articulation/phonological skills, expressive and receptive language, language processing, reading comprehension, pragmatic language, improving organization/study skills and executive functioning skills. In order to stay up-to-date and be on the cutting edge of her profession, Jessica attends various continuing education conferences. Jessica is a dedicated professional, who combines a passionate interest in communication with her desire to help others. She believes in providing the highest quality service possible and her student-centered care focuses on strong clinical competence, individualized therapy programs, and close partnerships with family members, teachers, and other related professionals.

LOCATION: Queens: Little Neck, Douglaston, Astoria, Long Island City.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group therapy (2-3 children), parent consultations, Speech/Language evaluations
EXPERTISE: Expressive/Receptive Language Delays, Reading comprehension, Articulation/Phonology, Social-pragmatic language skills, Auditory processing, Executive Functioning, Narrative skills and Early literacy skills.
AGES: Pre-K through early adolescence

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: 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

MARSHA Z.

MS, CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Marsha 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 Hunter College and her bilingual extension (English/Spanish) from Columbia University, Teachers College.

Marsha has experience working with children of all ages and a range of speech, language, and communication needs. Through the New York City Department of Education, she works with students in the District 75 program. Marsha is specialized in working with children with behavioral feeding difficulties, language-based learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, medically complex needs, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, visual and hearing impairments, Rett syndrome, and other complex communication needs. She has built expertise in using low technology through high technology forms of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to support receptive and expressive language skills. This includes aided language stimulation, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and communication applications on tablet devices. She also utilizes the Social Thinking methodology to support social skill development and is Orton Gillingham trained at the Classroom Educator level for teaching reading and writing.

 

Marsha uses a holistic approach to language learning in order meet the needs of her clients. She believes in using the individual’s strengths and interests in order to optimize therapeutic outcomes. She also strives to work closely with families in order to establish an enriching learning environment in the home and community.

LOCATION: Queens:Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside, Sunnyside
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, Parent Consultations, Evaluations on a case-by-case basis.
EXPERTISE: Early Speech and Language Development, Pre-linguistic skills, Social Skill Development, Expressive/Receptive Language Delays/Disorders, Articulation and Phonological Disorders, Reading, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
AGES: All ages

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NICOLE S.

M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Nicole is a New York State licensed Speech Language Pathologist and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is also certified as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Nicole received her Master of Arts degree in Communication Disorders from Long Island University CW Post Campus and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Special Education from Marist College. During her professional career, Nicole has had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and disorders. She also has gained experience in a range of settings including schools, daycares, specialized clinics and homes. Currently, she is employed at a Long Island public elementary school as a speech-language pathologist servicing students with a variety of speech and language disorders.


Nicole has experience working with pre-school aged children through adolescence addressing articulation delays, fluency, expressive and receptive language delays and disorders, reading comprehension, social communication, and executive functioning skills. Additionally, she has extensive experience working with non-verbal children. She has developed and implemented alternative augmentative communication (AAC) systems; including ProLoQuo2Go, Touch Chat, Dynavox and Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS).

Nicole believes in providing an interdisciplinary approach. She regularly collaborates with other specialists working with children on her caseload and appreciates the importance of parental involvement. Ultimately, her philosophy is to create an energetic and engaging environment while providing effective and functional therapy in order to elicit growth in her students and instill a love for learning.

LOCATION: Queens
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual and group therapy, speech-language evaluations, parent consultations, parent trainings
EXPERTISE: Early language development, articulation and phonology, Speech-language delays, Receptive/Expressive language delays, auditory processing, language processing, and social-pragmatic language skills.
AGES: Infants through 21 years of age

TARYN A.

MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Taryn has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 2014. She earned her BA from Binghamton University and her MA from University at Buffalo. She is licensed in New York State and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She also has her teaching certification to work in schools as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD).

Her full-time job is in a special education elementary school designated for Autism Spectrum Disorder where she assess and treats students who present with speech, language, social communication, and
sensory feeding delays. She refers and assess students for assistive technology. She educates parents, teachers, and other school staff members on using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems.

Because of working in a school, Taryn believes in using evidence-based therapy tools and programs to help her students succeed. She has been to a full day training for Reading with TLC (Lively Letters and Sights Words You Can See) to support reading skills. She uses Story Grammar Marker materials to target narrative language development. She has school-based training in using Thinking Maps to help visualize concepts and information for organized writing/speaking.

Taryn has provided home-based therapy since 2015 for preschool-aged students (CPSE) and the birth to three population (Early Intervention). She has also worked in long-term care facilities for adults.

LOCATION: Queens: Astoria and Long Island City
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, English evaluations, parent trainings, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Sensory Feeding, Phonological Awareness/Pre-Literacy Skills, Late Language Emergence, Social Skills (Pragmatic Language), Expressive/Receptive Language Disorder, Cognitive-Communication Skills, and Articulation
AGE: Infant to Adolescent

HEE RA (KRISTINE) K.

M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD, TRILINGUAL (SPANISH & KOREAN) SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Hee Ra (Kristine) Kang, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD, ASHA certified, is a trilingual speech-language pathologist licensed in NY. She was born in South Korea and raised in Costa Rica (Pura Vida!); she speaks fluent English and Spanish, as well as proficient Korean. Her multicultural background gives her a unique vantage point to understand diverse populations. Kristine received her M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her B.A. Degree from Binghamton University. Kristine has experience working with the pediatric and school-age (K-8th grade) population including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, receptive and expressive language disorders, bilingualism, childhood apraxia of speech, articulation/phonological disorders, autism/PDD, and behavioral feeding disorders. Kristine has training in Recipe for Reading and Wilson Reading System, which both target phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, and sight word recognition via multisensory language instruction. She also has extensive experience providing comprehensive preschool and school-age speech-language evaluations. Kristine enjoys collaborating with other health professionals and families.

LOCATION: Queens: Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultations, speech-language evaluations
EXPERTISE: Speech, language, phonological awareness/pre-literacy skills
AGES: Preschool through early adolescence

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

Jisu

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Jisu S. is a fluent bilingual (Korean, English) Speech-Language Pathologist who has been practicing for over 10 years.

She received a Master of Science in the speech language field at Columbia University, a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certificate and Bilingual Extension certificate from New York State.

Over the years, Jisu has been working in a variety of pediatric settings such as public/private schools and private practices. She has comprehensive experience with assessment and intervention for bilingual children with speech/language disorders including expressive/receptive language delays, apraxia of speech, fluency disorders, articulation, phonological disorders, pragmatic/social skills, and pre-literacy/literacy skills. She has widely worked with preschool aged children who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and have sensory and behavioral issues and social communication disorder, and with nonverbal children, implementing alternative augmentative communication (AAC) systems such as Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).

Jisu has also worked in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) and home settings with geriatric populations suffering from strokes, brain tumors, traumatic brain injuries, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and senile dementia. She has extensive experience with evaluation and treatment of adult patients with aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia, cognitive-linguistic deficits, voice disorders, and dysphagia. 

Her wealth of experience from continuously performing numerous assessments of bicultural/bilingual clients has enabled her to develop appropriate intervention plans to meet the specific needs of each client. Working with multicultural families on a regular basis has enabled her to be culturally competent and accurately observe the clients in the context of family and culture. Jisu strongly believes that cultural sensitivity is critical in the process of planning for and implementing evaluation and assessment. Cultural competence or the ability to build rapport with families from various cultural and socioeconomic groups, is essential for an effective partnership supporting clients’ improvement.

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