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1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

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  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Saffady ★★★★★ 3 months 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 Melissa Stevens ★★★★★ 4 months 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 Christine Weiher ★★★★★ 5 months 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 Jeizel Rosenthal ★★★★★ 3 months 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 Demet Evren ★★★★★ 7 months 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 Lesley Duval ★★★★★ a year 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 ★★★★★ a year 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 ★★★★★ a year 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 ★★★★★ a year 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 ★★★★★ a year 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 ★★★★★ a year 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 ★★★★★ 3 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 Kristin Ames ★★★★★ 3 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 ★★★★★ 3 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 ★★★★★ 2 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 ★★★★★ 3 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 ★★★★★ 3 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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Speech Pathologists in New York City


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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.

Read our blogs to know more about SLPs and what they do:

What is a Speech-Language Therapist?

What is a Language Therapist?

What is the Difference Between Speech, Language and Literacy?

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Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists

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?


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.

Don’t hesitate in reaching out to us! We are a local traveling educational and speech-language private practice based in Staten Island 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 travel to North Shore, Mid Island, & the South Shore


Staten Island rates
Speech Language Feeding Therapy Rates
  • $140-$185 for 60 minutes

  • $120-$160 for 45 minutes

  • $100-$125 for 30 minutes

Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists

*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.

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Craig Selinger

Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists

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.

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Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists

Lena P.

Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists

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
Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists

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


Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists

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)


Speech Language Pathologists/Speech Therapy, Language Specialists, & Feeding Therapists

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