WHY SPEECH THERAPY THAT WORKS?

We've helped thousands of children and families. From toddlers to teens to adults - families have trusted us to help them meet their communication goals.​

Clients and families contact us when they are at a difficult time in their lives. A parent worried about their toddler's milestones or a diagnosis of Childhood Apraxia of Speech or Autism. Or an adult dealing with life after a stroke or brain injury. These can be difficult times. 

At Speech Therapy that Works our therapists are experts in their field focused on quality of care, personalized treatment and functional results. And clients get matched with a therapist who specializes in the goals they need to achieve. Not just the therapist that is available. The greatest moments in therapy for us is when our clients achieve their goals.

That's why this is speech therapy that WORKS!

Meet (few of)  Our Team 

Michelle - M.S., CCC-SLP

 Michelle is the founder of STTW. She been a speech therapist to many kids, even her own. So she understands how parents and caregivers feel when their loved one's communication skills need some TLC. That’s why she started Speech Therapy that Works. Her practice allows her to provide the highest quality personalized therapy for every client.

She's worked in a variety of settings including public schools and adult rehabilitation facilities treating dysphagia and communication after a stroke.

She earned her Masters in Speech Therapy from CUNY Brooklyn College and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the ASHA, a California State SLP license, a Nevada SLP license and a New York State SLP license. Michelle is trained to use PROMPT, SOS approach and LSVT trained 

When Michelle is done with work for the day, loves to spend time with her husband and kids, practice yoga, or cook something fancy.

 

Stephanie - M.S., CCC-SLP

Stephanie graduated from San Francisco State, where she earned her Bachelors and Masters in Communicative Disorders.  She has experience in working with children of all ages, but has extensive experience with the birth to five population. 

She specialized in working with language disorders, articulation difficulties, feeding, and Apraxia, and is trained in the S.O.S. (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding, PROMPT, Beckman Oral Motor approach, SCERTS, Social Thinking, and has had specialized training in working with children on the autism spectrum.  

 

Being creative and flexible while working on building each child's skills makes Stephanie a great SLP. 

Some fun things about her:  She loves to have fun colors in her hair and has a huge heart for animals, especially her three fur babies (two who are special needs).

Amy- M.S., CCC-SLP

Amy is a speech-language pathologist who embarked on her career after completing her undergraduate degree at California State University Long Beach.

She continued her training at the speech language pathology Master’s degree program at Nova Southeastern University and specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders and augmentative and alternative communication

(AAC).
 

Amy has experience in early intervention, articulation/phonological disorders, fluency, language disorders, cerebral palsy, Angelman Syndrome, and Apraxia of Speech.
 

She is also PROMPT-trained and a Vietnamese translator for a Communication Matrix project.
 

Amy is very passionate about providing optimal supports for both caregivers and clients as she understands the time and effort they have dedicated.
 

Since having 2 young children, Amy spends a lot of her free time running after them, reading children’s books and having imaginary tea parties.

Melissa  - M.S., CCC-SLP

Melissa attended Oklahoma State University where she received her Masters in Communication Sciences
& Disorders.  She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA. 

Melissa is passionate about her career and has worked in a variety of settings including Acute care, Rehab, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Early Intervention, Schools, and Private clinics, and enjoys working with patients
of all ages. 

 

She has extensive training in  dysphagia, neurological dysfunction, pediatric language acquisition, The Floortime model,  cognitive rehabilitation, Alternative/  augmentative communication, and feeding/oral motor disorders including dysphagia for pediatrics and adults.

 

Melissa is currently recognized as a level 2 Oral Placement Therapist.

Lizzie - M.S., CCC-SLP

Lizzie is a speech-language pathologist licensed in New York. She specializes in treating children and teens with social communication disorders, language delays, and speech-sound disorders.

 

She has extensive training in Social Thinking, a program that teaches various social competencies, including perspective taking, conversation, executive function, and problem-solving skills. She is also PROMPT trained and has extensive experience working with children with apraxia and other speech-sound disorders.

 

Lizzie lives in the East Village of Manhattan with her husband and two dogs.

Katie - M.S., CCC-SLP

Katie received her Masters degree in speech from the University of Utah. She has extensive experience working in a school setting, an acute hospital setting, and at the highly specialized Voice Disorders Center at the University of Utah.  She is licensed in California and has her CCC's from ASHA. 

 

Katie has treated a range of populations and ages (18 months to 101 years old!). She enjoys figuring out the best way to help each client as well as working with, and training, family and communication partners.

 

Katie has experience with early intervention, language and cognitive disorders, dysphagia, articulation/ phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, augmentative & alternative communication, fluency, autism spectrum disorder, and voice disorders. 

 

In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband, playing tennis, reading, playing the piano and singing, traveling, hiking, and cooking/baking.  

"The online sessions and games worked better for Josh than his meetings with our previous therapist in person. Honestly it was easier for me too. Thanks for helping him progress so fast"

Elisa I., Mom to 3 Year old with Language Delay

Our Therapists Are Trained In: 

PROMPT: An evidence based practice for speech sound disorders such as Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

S.O.S. (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding: To address problematic feeding behaviors & picky eaters.

Reading with TLC Lively Letters Program: The Lively Letters program is a powerful evidence based multi-sensory intervention program for kids with various learning challenges, dyslexia, speech and language disorders, and other reading difficulties.

LSVT LOUD ®: An effective speech treatment for people with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders.

Beckman Oral Motor Approach: Interventions to increase functional response to pressure and movement, range, strength, variety and control of movement for the lips, cheeks, jaw and tongue.

SCERTS: Focuses on building competence in Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional to address the core challenges faced by children and persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Social Thinking: A social skills curriculum intended for students with social learning disabilities, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

DIR Floortime: Relationship-based therapy for children with autism. The goal in this model of intervention is to play and interact with the child at their developmental level and build on their strengths.

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