I am specialized in the evaluation and treatment of pediatric
communication and feeding difficulties including:
Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation
Apraxia of Speech
Language Delay and Disorders
Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
Fluency Disorders (Stuttering)
Elimination of Negative Oral Habits (e.g., Thumb Sucking)
evaluations and therapy are offered in your home on the Upper East Side, in my office, or virtually
A comprehensive evaluation is conducted when your child has not yet been diagnosed or treated with a communication an/or feeding difficulty. Evaluations consist of a combination of parent interviews, informal observation, and standardized testing. A full written report will then be provided detailing observations, whether therapy is warranted at this time, as well as treatment plans and strategies for caregivers to use to promote further development of new skills at home.
Speech, Language, and Feeding Therapy sessions enhance your child’s skills using various evidence based strategies and programs. All sessions are planned around your child’s individual communication goals and interests. Collaboration with caregivers, teachers, and other therapists is key to your child’s success; all therapy sessions are accompanied with parent coaching programs.
Orofacial Myofunctional Services
Orofacial myofunctional disorders are abnormal movement patterns of the face and mouth that may interfere with eating, talking, breathing, and normal growth and development of the muscles and bones of the face and mouth. Some examples include thumb and finger sucking habits, a routine habit of resting with the lips apart, a forward resting posture of the tongue between the teeth, tongue thrust, and other harmful oral habits. All speech/language and feeding services include an orofacial myofunctional component when necessary. Additional programs include: Thumb Sucking Elimination Program
Caregiver Workshops and Lectures
If your child does not need speech/language or feeding/swallowing services at this time, but you are still interested in learning more about how you can support your child's communication and feeding skills development at home please reach out with questions and specific topics of interest. Workshops provide research based information, family specific activities to try at home, and answer any other additional questions that you might have.
all services are private pay and considered "out of network"
Although insurance is not accepted, itemized invoices which include ICD-10 and CPT codes are provided to families to submit to their insurance providers for out-of network reimbursement.