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  • 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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Our Speech-Language Pathologists and Therapists

We travel to you and we also offer remote services. Some of our speech-language pathologists are trained in the Orton Gillingham approach. Many of our speech-language pathologists are trained in literacy and offer support with decodingspelling and reading fluency services. Our speech-language pathologists and therapists work with babies, toddlers, school-age students, and adults with expertise in:

Our Speech-Language Pathologists and Therapists

We travel to you and we also offer remote services. Some of our speech-language pathologists are trained in the Orton Gillingham approach. Many of our speech-language pathologists are trained in literacy and offer support with decodingspelling and   reading fluency services. Our speech-language pathologists and therapists work with babies, toddlers, school-age students, and adults with expertise in:


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. 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.

- Kristin Ames

Suzanne Ashman-Kipervaser literally helped my two year old son find his voice.
Words can’t describe what a magical gift that has been for him and for our whole family.
Around his second birthday, we had our son evaluated because he only had five or six
words and seemed to clam up every time we encouraged him to try out a new word.
Six months after working with Suzanne, my son is using 2-3 word phrases with a huge
variety of words (some of which I have no idea how he learned) and becoming a kid who
loves to talk and express himself. Suzanne does this incredible work in each session- she
is super purposeful about every interaction with a child. She models strategies that we can
then replicate and shows us how to push our son just beyond his comfort zone to ensure
continued growth. She does all of this with warmth and gentleness and has an awesome
ability to bring just the right engaging toys and activities. Suzanne maximizes every minute
of our session and time seems to fly when she is here. Our son’s face lights up every time
he seems Suzanne and she’s made the hard work he’s doing with his speech feel fun and
satisfying for him! We are so thankful to have found Suzanne!

- Julie Kennedy
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The human voice is one of the most important aspects of human identity because it allows people to express themselves and communicate with others. Misuse of the voice, on the other hand, can result in serious consequences, such as hoarseness, laryngitis, and, in extreme circumstances, vocal paralysis.

There are various treatment techniques that can relieve strain in the larynx and keep a clear and healthy voice to prevent these side effects. It’s common to prefer voice surgery to voice treatment to cure a voice condition fast and easily, but therapy has been proven to be more beneficial over time. Voice therapy teaches individuals with voice problems to appropriate vocal habits, ensures a stronger voice for a longer period, and minimizes the risk of future voice disorders. Hence, in most cases, it is a safer and more effective alternative to voice surgery.

What are the Different Types of Voice Disorders?

A wide range of factors can contribute to voice disorders. They can be classified into the following categories:

Functional voice disorders: Speaking frequently and loudly might lead to functional voice issues. Some people communicate with too much power or stress without even realizing it. This could be due to a high level of stress or a habit of employing an unpleasant breathing method. Others may speak in a tone that is inappropriate for them.

Organic voice disorders:  Changes in the larynx are the cause of organic voice problems. Physical alterations such as vocal nodules, on the other hand, can occur as a result of a functional voice disease. Another common organic voice issue is vocal cord paralysis, which can arise after thyroid surgery, for example. Smoking, inflammations, stroke, and laryngeal cancer are some of the other causes.

Psychogenic voice disorders:  Psychogenic vocal disorders occur when a person’s voice becomes hoarse, cracked, or completely silent as a result of a traumatic incident, chronic stress, or a mental condition such as depression.


What Are the Types of Voice Therapy and Voice Therapy Exercises?

Treatment for voice disorders or voice therapy is generally categorized as physiologic voice therapy and symptomatic voice therapy. Physiologic voice therapy refers to treatments and voice therapy exercises that directly alter the physiology of one’s vocal mechanisms and aims to balance the three systems of voice production, which are respiration, phonation, and resonance.

Examples of physiologic voice therapy include:

  • Accent Method
  • Cup Bubble / Lax Vox
  • Stretch and Flow Phonation
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment
  • Resonant Voice Therapy
  • Phonation Resistance Training Exercise, to name a few.

On the other hand, symptomatic voice therapy is geared towards correcting irregular vocal symptoms. This may include lowering a pitch that is too high (and vice versa) or modifying a voice that is too loud or too soft. Symptomatic voice therapy uses voice therapy exercises that directly modify these symptoms. These techniques include:

  • Chant Speech
  • Amplification
  • Auditory Masking
  • Inhalation Phonation
  • Glottal Fry
  • Posture
  • Twang Therapy, among others.

Additionally, preparation is important before going into your voice therapy exercises to address specific vocal conditions. These preparations may include:

  • Breathing exercises (exercising your diaphragm or learning to better synchronize your speaking and breathing)
  • Relaxation activities to relieve tension
  • Posture or movement exercises to improve posture
  • Exercises for the mouth and jaw muscles, such as chewing movements or yawning and sighing on purpose

What is Vocal Hygiene?

Aside from voice therapy, vocal hygiene is another way to address voice conditions. Your speech-language pathologist will advise you on ways to improve the health and function of your voice, such as increasing hydration, reducing voice misuse or overuse, avoiding throat clearing and coughing, and working with your laryngologist to manage allergies, asthma, acid reflux, and other medical conditions that can affect your voice.


What is Voice Rest?

While voice rest is not the first line of treatment for most voice disorders, it can be helpful in some cases, such as acute laryngitis, following voice surgery, or in the case of vocal cord hemorrhage or bleeding. There are occasions when voice rest is advised to allow the vocal cords regularly to recuperate after an injury. A period of complete voice rest, usually one week, maybe recommended by your laryngologist. You can communicate during this time by writing, sending emails or texts, or utilizing a smartphone text-to-speech tool.

What Conditions Can Voice Therapy and Voice Therapy Exercises Help With?

Certain vocal lesions or laryngeal strain that cause hoarseness, breathiness, higher effort when speaking, vocal fatigue or pain, limited pitch range, and difficulties singing can be treated.  Individuals with irritable larynx syndrome or paradoxical vocal fold motion can highly benefit from voice therapy.

Some conditions that affect one’s voice and can be helped with voice therapy and voice therapy exercises include:

  • A traumatic injury to the vocal cord (also known as the vocal fold)
  • Swelling of the vocal cords
  • Nodules, polyps, or cysts in the vocal cords
  • Paralysis of the vocal cords
  • Atrophy of the vocal cords
  • Dysphonia due to muscle tightness
  • Dysphonia spasmodic
  • Parkinson’s disease (Find out more about the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) and LSVT LOUD speech therapy for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.)

Frequently Asked Questions About Voice Therapy

Are Speech Therapy and Voice Therapy the Same?

Speech therapy is the umbrella term for a variety of therapies and services provided by a speech-language pathologist, which also includes voice therapy.


Who Provides Voice Therapy and Voice Therapy Exercises?

licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) helps you through a series of breathing and vocal exercises in voice therapy to help you attain a healthy voice. The SLP will also work with you to develop particular techniques for keeping your voice healthy at work or at home.


Why Should You Pace Your Voice?

The amount, intensity, and contexts in which you use your voice are referred to as vocal pacing. Some people may need to use their voices more to improve their vocal conditioning, while others may find that using their voices worsens their hoarseness. If you have a vocal problem that worsens with overuse, finding a balance between voice use and voice rest daily is critical. This may entail refraining from speaking or singing for short periods (10 to 15 minutes) throughout the day to allow your vocal cords to recuperate from vibration.

If your job needs you to use your voice frequently, it’s equally crucial to let your voice rest for longer periods outside of work. Your vocal cords may be harmed more quickly and repaired more slowly if you don’t take these rests. The vocal pace is difficult yet important at times, and your speech pathologist will assist you to establish healthy routines.


Why is Voice Therapy Important?

For a variety of reasons, voice therapy is a safe and effective alternative to voice surgery, as it ensures a strong and healthy voice without the risk of surgical consequences. Voice therapy offers patients with voice issues a variety of therapeutic techniques to relieve strain in the larynx and preserve voice quality. Voice therapy also corrects improper vocal habits, which helps to prevent future voice issues.

Voice disorders are widespread in people of all ages, even if it’s just periodic hoarseness, and voice therapy safely repairs the vocal cords to improve the sound of the voice. It is particularly important for individuals working as musicians, teachers, public speakers, or coaches, who commonly develop vocal issues at some point. Voice therapy is useful in the treatment of voice abnormalities and in the development of a strong and healthy voice that can last a lifetime if properly maintained.

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