Hi! My name is Niki Klein and I am a Speech Language Pathologist and Feeding Therapist based in NYC. I am ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) Certified. I received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Cornell University and a Master of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Columbia University, Teachers College.
My past experiences have included working with infants, toddlers, and school age children in inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, schools, and Early Intervention. I currently work at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai providing therapy to children with hearing loss as well as privately to children with various communication and feeding difficulties. I am trained in a number of specialized treatment methodologies, including PROMPT, Orofacial Myology, SOS Approach to Feeding, Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention, Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) for Speech Motor Learning, The Kaufman Speech Praxis Treatment Approach, Sounds in Motion, Auditory Verbal Therapy, Social Thinking, and Collaborative Problem Solving. I am an Apraxia Kids recognized therapist and currently pursing certification to become a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) and working on the certification process for Qualification in Orofacial Myology (QOM). I believe in utilizing various therapeutic techniques to help your child achieve his or her communication and feeding goals.
I absolutely love working with children! Each child is unique and I strive to make each therapy session as fun and motivating as possible by incorporating your child’s individual communication and/or feeding goals and interests. Collaboration is key to your child’s success and I enjoy working closely with caregivers and other therapists and teachers to facilitate generalization of skills and maximize your child’s progress.
Please contact me if you think your child would benefit from speech-language or feeding therapy!