About me and my practice
As an experienced speech professional, I've worked with individuals from kindergarten through adulthood. My expertise allowed me to work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, schools, and private practice.
In the school system, I've helped students achieve academic success by adapting my approach to their age and interests. I've also educated parents on strategies and tips to assist their children outside of our sessions. My experience spans elementary through high school students.
In skilled nursing facilities and hospitals, I've helped patients reintegrate into their communities by addressing communication difficulties such as aphasia, speech difficulties such as dysarthria or apraxia, and swallowing disorders. It's incredibly rewarding to see patients achieve their goals and regain their independence.
In my private practice, I provide consultations, evaluations, and individualized therapy to children with articulation disorders, language disorders, challenges in executive function, and fluency disorders (including stuttering). I also work with adults with challenges in executive function, aphasia, dysarthria, and fluency disorders. I take a genuine interest in each client and we work collaboratively to create goals tailored to their unique needs.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College and a Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Brooklyn College. I'm certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and received their ACE Award for excellence in continuing education.
I believe in working as a team with parents, family members, teachers, and other therapists to provide the best possible environment for success. Whether I'm working with young children who are just beginning to develop their language skills, or adults who are recovering from a stroke or other medical condition, I'm committed to providing the highest level of care and support to help each individual achieve their goals.