MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD-BE
Speech and language therapy
I make house visits in the BoCoCa area of Brooklyn, and provide virtual therapy for anyone in the state of New York
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
GESTALT LANGUAGE PROCESSING
I am a Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) Trained Clinician through Meaningful Speech. If your child seems to repeat long phrases overheard from videos or conversations, but struggles to respond with novel sentences, they may process language in a different way than their peers. I would love to help your child learn how to use their amazing echo-ing skills to learn meaningful phrases and words, so that they can tell us their own thoughts, in their own words.
ALTERNATIVE AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION (AAC)
Not everybody speaks, and that's okay! There are so many ways to communicate, and kids are often stuck in the gap between understanding so much more than they can tell you. I support children with minimal speech in expressing themselves through high-, low-, and no-tech AAC tools.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Through years of studying with and mentorship from the Deaf community, I have developed proficiency in ASL. I am pro-Deaf culture, and would happily connect you with Deaf ASL instructors. If you have a deaf or hard-of-hearing child, I would love to help you bring ASL into your home via bilingual speech-language therapy, and build connections with the beautiful and thriving New York Deaf community.
BRAIN INJURY & COGNITIVE REHABILITATION
I am a trained clinician via the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) and have experience supporting children through many phases of recovering from a brain injury.
Feeding therapy helps children develop biting, chewing, and swallowing skills necessary to consume a varied and enjoyable diet. If your child is learning to eat by mouth for the first time, or struggling to make the next feeding milestone, feeding therapy can help.
Is there a "late talker" in your life? Let me show you how to support your little one in developing early speech and language skills to help them communicate more.
Sometimes, difficulty with reading can stem from difficulty with phonology, or understanding the sounds of speech. We can work together to strengthen your child's understanding of the sounds we say, and how they map onto the letters we use to read and write.