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SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPISTS
Speech-language pathologists (or speech and language therapists, speech therapists, or simply, SLPs) prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, cognitive-communication, social communication, voice, and swallowing disorders. Working with individuals of all ages—from babies to adults—SLPs conduct therapy sessions on a one-on-one basis and provide information for families, support groups, and the general public.
In many cases, SLPs work with other healthcare professionals to provide referrals and assessments. Speech-language 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).
Aside from the disorders mentioned above, SLPs may also:
- Provide aural rehabilitation for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Work with individuals with severe expressive or comprehension disorders (such as autism spectrum disorder and progressive neurological disorders) and provide augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems.
- Help individuals enhance their communication skills (such as modifying one’s accent) to express themselves more effectively.
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SPEECH, LANGUAGE, FEEDING THERAPY
We 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).
Our Licensed Speech & Language Therapists qualifications include:
- Masters degree in speech-language pathology
- New York State and national certification
- PROMPT training
- We offer bilingual services (Spanish, Farsi, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Ukrainian, Greek, Swahili, Portuguese, Yiddish, French & Creole).
Learn more about: What are the qualifications for speech-language therapists pathologists?
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 Staten Island (North Shore, Mid Island, and the South Shore) 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 North Shore, Mid Island, & the South Shore
TRAVEL TIME IS INCLUDED WITH THESE RATES!
Staten Island rates
Speech Language Feeding Therapy Rates
$140-$185 for 60 minutes
$120-$160 for 45 minutes
$100-$125 for 30 minutes
*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.
**We, DO NOT, 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 do not 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.
CEO, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST, LEARNING SPECIALIST
Craig Selinger is a NY State licensed speech-language therapist (pathologist) and a learning specialist, who works with babies, preschoolers, and elementary and middle school students. He makes house calls in Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Fort Greene, and Brooklyn Heights. His expertise is early childhood speech-language delay, e.g. autism spectrum disorders, late talkers (and related disorders and delays), and school-age language-based learning issues, including reading and expressive writing remediation, executive functioning, and enunciation therapy (all ages). He is also available for evaluation and consultation services. Craig and his speech-language therapists’ team also offer telepractice or internet online speech therapy services.
Some of Craig’s homeschooling tips appear in Helpful Coronarivus Homeschooling Tips for Parents, which he wrote for NVLD Project. These articles provide tips and suggestions to help you educate your kids and guide them through their new homeschooling routine.
Craig Selinger Podcast
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M.S., CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Lena is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. She currently holds a position in a District 75 school in Park Slope. She earned her master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at Long Island University. Lena is experienced working with children in Early Intervention to high school. She worked with various speech and language delays and disorders, including articulation and phonology delays/disorders, auditory processing disorder, literacy difficulties (phonics, comprehension, writing), social difficulties, and autism spectrum disorders. She is also trained and has experience with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems, including picture exchange communication and speech-generating devices. Lena creates fun, enjoyable activities for all her clients, and she ties her client’s interests into various activities. Excellent parent relationships and team collaboration are important for carryover and progress when working on speech and language goals.
LOCATION: Brooklyn Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), speech-language evaluations, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, autism spectrum disorders, literacy skills, augmentative communication
AGES: Toddlers through adults
M.S., CCC-SLP, Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Psychology and Education
Marina is a licensed speech-language pathologist in the state of New York and has been practicing since 2007. Over the past 14 years, she has provided therapy for all ages in a variety of clinical settings, including public and private schools, home therapy, private practice as well telepractice services.
Marina received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Brooklyn College, the City University of New York, and her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Psychology and Education from the Cherepovets Stage Pedagogical Institute, Russia.
Marina holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) and is acerated by the America Speech-Language Association (ASHA.) She holds a certificate of Teacher of Students with Language Disability (TSSLD) in the state of New York.
Marina has been trained in Level 1 PROMPT therapy which is a powerful tool in the process of developing speech production skills. She also attended several workshops and conferences presented by Talk Tools to learn Oral-Placement Therapy techniques.
Over the years, Marina has successfully treated a variety of speech and language disorders including receptive and expressive language delays, articulation, phonological awareness, auditory processing, language learning difficulties, reading comprehension, reading decoding, and executive functioning. Marina has provided therapy to children with autism spectrum disorder utilizing principals of Natural Language Acquisition. For the past few years, Marina has developed a particular interest in the area of orofacial myofunctional disorders.
Marina believes that all students/clients are individuals, and everyone learns in their own way. Her work with people is strength-based and client-centered. In her practice, Marina has employed multiple methods of teaching including linguistic, visual, auditory, kinesthetic meeting the client where they are and using their personal strength to improve other areas that they are working on.
Marina is fluent in Russian and is available to provide therapy in Russian.
LOCATION: Staten Island
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, parent consultation
EXPERTISE: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delays, Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders, Articulation, Phonology, Orofacial Myology.
AGES: 12 months through adult
M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Amanda is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and a certified Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Amanda earned her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Touro College in 2020 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from St. John’s University in 2018. She has experience working with a wide variety of ages including preschool, elementary, middle, and high school age students in both general education and special education settings.
Amanda has hands-on experience working with various speech and language difficulties including Expressive/Receptive Language, Articulation, Phonological Processes, Apraxia, Fluency, Selective Mutism, Phonological Awareness, Social Pragmatics, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She also has experience working with students with reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing difficulties. She provides support for students by teaching them strategies that foster independence and confidence in their skills. She also has experience working with students with auditory processing difficulties including deficits in word retrieval, memory, sequencing, and following directions. Additionally, Amanda works with older students to develop transitional life skills necessary for daily living.
Currently, Amanda works for an agency where she services students (preschool through middle school) with mild to moderately severe communication difficulties. She helps students expand their use of verbal language, improve intelligibility of speech, answer basic and higher-level questions, and formulate language in grammatically correct and cohesive sentences. Amanda will soon begin a career with the DOE as a high school speech teacher within a NEST school. She has worked closely with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder within the NEST Program at both the elementary and high school level. Amanda enjoys working with students with pragmatic difficulties to strengthen their social communication skills including flexible thinking, problem-solving, perspective taking, and regulating emotions.
Amanda leads with integrity and transparency to build trust with both parents/caregivers and students. She creates a welcoming and affirming atmosphere to encourage student motivation and maximize student potential. Amanda builds a strong rapport with clients to establish an environment where all feel safe, comfortable, and respected. Her therapy materials are carefully selected and utilized to pinpoint the specific speech and language needs of each student. She believes in teamwork, communication, and collaboration with clients, parents/caregivers, and related providers to develop strategies for carryover skills. Amanda understands that every student learns differently and carefully assesses each child to ensure a proper treatment plan is in place. She is well-versed in both play therapy and traditional therapy. Her therapy style is catered to meet the needs of each specific child. Amanda brings her strengths of creativity, craftiness, and fun to all of her therapy sessions. Her materials are engaging and relatable so that students are motivated to participate and reach their full potential.
LOCATION: STATEN ISLAND: Great Kills, Eltingville, Bay Terrace, Oakwood, New Dorp, Dongan Hills, Todt Hill, Lighthouse Hill, Emerson Hill, Richmond Town, Tottenville, Woodrow, Rossville, Annadale, Prince’s Bay, Pleasant Plains, Huguenot, Arden Heights, New Springville, Bullshead, Westerleigh. BROOKLYN: Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, Group therapy (2-3 children), Parent Coaching
EXPERTISE: Speech and Language Delays, Articulation, Phonological Awareness, Decoding/Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Social Communication Skills
AGES: Preschool through High School (3-21)
M.S., CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST, NEW YORK STATE LICENSED CLINICIAN
Sarah is a New York State licensed clinician who received her undergraduate degree from CUNY Brooklyn College and a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a recipient of ASHA’s Award for Continuing Education. Sarah is a member of ASHA’s Special Interest Group in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT). She serves as an Adjunct Professor/Clinical Educator at New York Medical College training post-graduate clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric feeding/swallowing disorders.
Sarah has received extensive post-graduate training and education in the diagnosis and treatment of feeding/swallowing disorders in infants, children, and adolescents. Sarah has worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) since the beginning of her career. She has also worked with pediatric patients admitted to the hospital who present with diagnoses related to airway disorders, respiratory/pulmonary disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, and congenital/acquired neurogenic disorders. Sarah has also worked with patients in the outpatient setting who present with sensorimotor and/or behavioral feeding/swallowing disorders. She has treated babies who struggle with bottle feeding, helped transition infants to purees and solids, worked on introducing PO feeding to medically complex patients, and helped patients expand their food repertoires and transition to age-appropriate textures/consistencies. Sarah considers infant feeding/swallowing to be a specific area of passion, but she finds great pleasure in helping all children/families establish and reach their respective goals.
Sarah believes in utilizing evidenced-based approaches in the treatment of her patients, carefully making recommendations that are supported by current literature to curate realistic client-centered goals and optimize care. She aims to collaborate with other interdisciplinary professionals and will work with her patients and families to identify the necessity of other specialists if/when needed. Sarah prioritizes family training and education to ensure family independence and carry-over of skills into daily life. She truly enjoys celebrating wins of all sizes with the clients and families she cares for.
LOCATION: BROOKLYN: Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Sunset Park, Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Sheepshead Bay, Borough Park, and more
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, feeding/swallowing evaluations, and treatment, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Feeding and swallowing disorders, sensorimotor or behavioral feeding delays/disorders, oropharyngeal dysphagia, infant feeding and swallowing
AGES: birth through adolescence