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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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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:


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.
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Consider an occasion when you were requested to speak in front of a big group. This can be anything from giving a presentation at work, moderating a work meeting or conference, or delivering a speech at a family gathering. Is that encounter bringing up any unpleasant emotions? Many individuals connect public speaking with a terrible experience that we would want to avoid at all costs. However, public speaking is sometimes inevitable. You don’t have to be nervous whether you’re a kid making a class presentation or an adult speaking at your best friend’s wedding.

What Makes Public Speaking Challenging?

Some of the most common reasons that make public speaking a challenge for many individuals include:

  • Little experience with public speaking.
  • Viewing public speaking as a show rather than as a means of connecting with an audience
  • Speech preparation and development are limited
  • The anxiety of the speaker
  • Inexperience with using technology relating to the speech (video clips, Powerpoint presentations, music, etc)

What Does "Connection" Imply?

Making a connection with your audience is the most important aspect of public speaking. Sure, you have something to say, and it’s no doubt interesting. However, if you focus on your material rather than the audience with whom you are sharing it, you will miss out on the connection.

Connecting with your audience does not imply feigning empathy or being unduly vulnerable. It’s about demonstrating that you’re not simply talking for the sake of talking, but that you’re engaging in a human discussion with other individuals.

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What Does "Connection" Imply?

Connecting with your audience can be as simple as by tweaking and adjusting your language to personalize them and make yourself and your message more relatable to your audience. Here are other essential strategies:

  1. Greet your audience. It may seem strange to have to say this, but what’s even stranger is how many individuals fail to do so. When you rush into a presentation, whether on stage or through video conference, without pausing to address your audience, you are not treating them as individuals. Begin with a “Hi!” or “Hey, how are you?” Thank them for attending or for inviting you to speak in front of them. Recognize the event and the cause for your presence. Discuss what you’re going to talk about and why you believe it’s essential to them.
  2. Plan your conversation around their interests, not yours. Assume you’re a business owner presenting a new product to a group of investors. Do you think you should start by establishing your credentials? By recounting the lengthy, arduous path that leads to your idea? No. The investors are there to earn money, so go right to the point and talk about the urgent problem you’re solving and the massive market that awaits you. Tell them where they fit in and why you want to work with them specifically rather than anybody else. It’s essentially the same pitch you’d deliver to another group, except this time it’s geared to the individuals in the room.
  3. Tell tales that are meaningful to your audience. Using real-life examples may help to make your speech more memorable, captivating, and engaging. But be picky about which stories you tell. If you’re touring the world to raise money to treat kids’ diseases, don’t keep recounting the same heartbreaking tale of a family friend’s daughter who died too early. Choose stories that are as near to home as possible. Find stories of local children to help you explain your topic more sympathetically.
  4. Avoid doing anything that draws attention to your differences from the audience. People can lose interest in your words, thoughts, and information in a matter of seconds. Convert your data to centimeters and liters if your audience utilizes the metric system so they don’t have to do it themselves. Avoid using scientific words when speaking to a fourth-grade class. If you’re presenting information to a Brazilian audience, mention research they can trust, preferably one that’s in Brazil and easy to look up. When presenting data, making sure you have a reliable and reputable source is always necessary. But your message will gain more impact when you present information in a localized language and context that your audience can easily understand.
  5. Don’t merely consider the information. People still bother with meetings and presentations in an age where most information is instantaneously available online for one reason: they require social context—someone they trust—before they can absorb knowledge. Your Zoom quarterly sales report updates are more than simply you reeling off data figures. People notice your appearance, bearing, manner, and how well you deliver information. So talk, dress appropriately, keep your hands visible, relax your shoulders, straighten your back, smile (particularly if you see someone you know), and create eye contact.
  6. Tell stories, use humor, and use effective language. Incorporate a humorous tale into your presentation, and you will undoubtedly capture the interest of your audience. A personal touch in a speech is often appreciated by audiences. That is something that a narrative can deliver. Even Aristotle, a renowned public speaker, felt that listeners are more interested in who we are and how we convey information than in the subject itself.
  7. Remember to pause. Pauses may be a very effective strategy in public speaking since they help both the speaker and the listener. Research shows that the average professional speaks at a rate of 150 words per minute. By utilizing pauses, you allow yourself some time to quickly gather your thoughts and observe your audience. It also gives the room time to process the message you just delivered and ponder on the implications of your information. Properly timed pauses also raise the impact of your message.
  8. Use inflection to stress important points and captivate your audience. Inflection, also known as voice modulation, is defined as a “shift in the pitch or tone of the voice.” It is classified into four types: upward, downward, level, and circumflex. Varying your tone during the speech—gently raising your voice to signal an inquiry, slightly dropping it to complete a declarative phrase, speaking louder to suggest joy or quieter to express grief—can help you in keeping your audience awake and maintaining their attention.
  9. Amplify your message using gestures and movements. During presentations, people pay attention to motions and gestures. If you use your body to emphasize a point, such as applauding or pointing, the audience is far more likely to remember what you say. This public speaking approach is used by powerful presenters throughout their speeches and it certainly works.
  10. Use eye contact. A careful glance in the eyes of an audience member might convey how much you value their opinions. When you make eye contact with your audience, it creates a more personal atmosphere. It makes your listeners feel as though they are having a conversation with you as opposed to just listening to a discussion or a presentation. It forges a link between the speaker and the listener, a bond that benefits both sides. When you look someone in the eyes, they are more inclined to look at you, listen to you, and believe in your message.
  11. Have a well-organized and structured speech. The audience can tell when a speaker has given enough time and effort to prepare a speech or if they are simply “winging it.” Having a well-organized speech means you are less likely to go around in circles or deliver an ambiguous message. When you are clear and concise, it will be easier for your audience to digest the information, ask relevant questions, and reach the conclusion you wish for them to make. In turn, you’ll be able to answer their questions and clarify your points more effectively. Begin with the body while planning a speech. Based on your study and accompanying resources, determine the major topics of a speech. The major points should support the thesis statement and aid in the achievement of the general and particular goals. Topical, chronological, geographical, problem-solution, cause-effect, and Monroe’s Motivated Sequence are several organizing patterns that can assist in organizing the major ideas of a speech.

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