I wanted to be a speech-language pathologist since I was in the 10th grade, but for a variety of reasons I did not pursue that line of study during my early college years.  Thirteen years after graduation, I returned to college to take the 27 post-baccalaureate credits required to apply to graduate school, and never looked back.  Today, I have the privilege of working with children and adults who have difficulty acquiring or have lost the ability to read, write, or speak their heart's desires.  I have  provided evaluations and treatment for children and adults in educational, outpatient, rehabilitation and home-care settings and have experience in administrative and academic settings providing clinical supervision and education. Having lived in the same 20 block radius in Brooklyn for my entire life, I am thrilled to serve the speech-language-communication needs of the Brooklyn community.  For me, being a speech-language pathologist is a calling.  I am passionate about what do and I look forward to helping you or your family.

"For me, being a speech-language pathologist is
a calling. I am passionate about helping children and adults achieve their communication goals.  I have the best job on the planet!"

  • Simon Says for Tongue Thrust and Thumb Sucking Elimination (Tongue Tips and Thumbs Up!)

  • Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy (LMRVT) for hyperfunctional voice disorders

  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) for Parkinson’s disease

  • Orton Gillingham Association of Practitioners and Educators(OGAPE) techniques for dyslexia and reading problems

  • Supported Conversation for Adults wit Aphasia (SCA)

Training and Certifications
  • New York State License in Speech-Language Pathology  1995

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certification 1995

  • Holder of 10 ASHA Continuing Education Awards

License, Certification, and Professional Recognition
  • Bachelor's Degree, Brooklyn College, CUNY (1977)

  • Master's Degree, Brooklyn College, CUNY (1995




Innovations in Home Care Rehabilitation Services: The Development of a Center of Excellence. Co-authored with Linda Reid.  Home Healthcare Nurse.  March 2009.


When It’s a Hard Act to Swallow:  Dysphagia in Home Care.  Home Healthcare Nurse.  April 2008.  Vol. 26 No. 4.


CESPI: Comprehensive Early Stimulation Program for Infants co-authored with Altagracia Santana; published by Wayne State University Press; released February 1999





Dual Focus Vocabulary for Word Learning and Word Finding. District 20 Professional Development.  NYC Department of Education.  Brooklyn, NY.  May 2016.

Teacher Tools to Meet the Needs of Language Impaired Students in the Classroom.  Professional Development for Middle School Teachers.  NYC Department of Education.  June 2014

Assessing Student Learning and Instructional Effectiveness:  What Have We Learned? Poster Session    with Esther M. Hurley, AuD, CCC-SLP/A and Rita Roitman, MS, CCC-SLP.   American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).  Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.  November 2011. 


Auditory Processing Disorders: Accommodations and Interventions.  In-service presentation for middle school teachers and SLP colleagues. NYC Department of Education. Brooklyn, NY.   June, 2010 and May 2011.


Hearing Impairments in the Diabetic Population.  Training for nursing and rehabilitation students/interns as part of annual Bridging the Gap for Minority Populations with Diabetes conference.  New York Institute of Technology.   Long Island, NY. October 2008.


Working with Patients with Communication Impairments.  What to do when your patient doesn’t hear, remember or understand.  In-service for new rehabilitation employees. Visiting Nurse Service of New York – Home Care, NY, NY.  August 2008.  


Dysphagia for Nurses.  In-service training session for nurses.  Visiting Nurse Service of New York – Home Care, NY, NY.  February 2007. 


Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA™).   Workshop training for SLP’s.   New York City Speech-Hearing-Language Association Workshop, NY, NY.  November 2006. 


An Introduction to Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA™). Introduction to communication techniques for families living with aphasia and health-care professionals.  Reconnect with Respect, NY, NY.  June 2006.  “


Patient Advocacy Strategies for the SLP in Home Care.  In-service training session for staff SLP’s.  Visiting Nurse Service of New York-Home Care, NY, NY.  June 2006


A Day in the Life of an SLP.   Panel discussion of SLP’s for Student Affiliation.  New York State Speech Language and Hearing Association (NYSSLHA).  Annual Convention, Albany, NY.  April 2006. 


Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia.  In-service training session for staff SLP’s, PT’s, OT’s, PTA’s, COTA’s, Nurse Interns and Social Workers.  Visiting Nurse Service of New York-Home Care, NY, NY.  September 2005 + ongoing. 


Strategies and Interventions to Improve Communication.  VNSNY Workshop entitled Post-Stroke Communication: Challenges in the Home Care Setting.  Visiting Nurse Service of New York-Home Care, NY, NY.  May 2005


Using Telehealth to Treat Communication Disorders.  In-service training session.  New York City Voice Study Group, NY, NY.  May 2005. 


Using Telehealth to Treat Parkinson’s Disease in Home Care. Mini-seminar with Jeanne Thomson MS, CCC-SLP. New York State Speech Language and Hearing Association (NYSSLHA).  Annual Convention, Melville, NY.  April 2005. 


Telehealth: The Wave of the Present.  Poster Session with Dan Carpenedo MS, CCC-SLP. American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).  Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.  November 2004. 


University and Externship Supervisors’ Guide to the New ASHA Standards.   Mini-seminar with Margaret Meth, Ph.D., Gloria Schlisselberg, Ph.D., and Bonnie Soman, Ph.D.  New York State Speech Language and Hearing Association (NYSSLHA).  Annual Convention, Rye Brook, New York, March 2003. 

Publications and Presentations