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Hi! I’m Tala Hershey, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD, a speech-language pathologist (SLP) based in Lower Westchester, New York. I am a licensed SLP in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Florida. I have experience treating both children and adults with a variety of communication difficulties in private practice and school settings. I am also the membership coordinator/Vice President of the Westchester Speech Hearing and Language Association. The types of therapy I provide include early intervention, articulation and phonology, expressive and receptive language, social communication, language-based reading and writing, voice, myofunctional swallowing, and stuttering/fluency.

 

I received my B.S. from Skidmore College as a psychology and music (vocal performance) double major and my M.S. from New York University in Communicative Sciences and Disorders. Additionally, I have certifications and trainings in PROMPT therapy, Sounds In Motion, and DIR-Floortime.

Successful therapy is based on a client-centered, collaborative approach. I work with parents, caregivers, spouses, educators, and other therapists to ensure carryover and generalization of techniques. Collaboration and family education is an integral part of successful therapy. My goal is to promote self-advocacy and independence in each of my clients.

Everyone needs a voice! Effective communication is the most powerful tool for children and adults, and it is my goal to help each client reach their highest potential. 

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Hello! My name is Jossy Gramajo, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD-BE. I am a bilingual speech-language pathologist. I earned both my Bachelor and Master of Science in Communication Disorders at Mercy College, NY. I earned my bilingual extension certification in Spanish at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, NY. I had the honor of traveling abroad and participating in medical mission trips to Colombia and Peru. I provided speech therapy to infants and children who had either a cleft lip, cleft palate, and/or microtia. In addition, I counseled families and provided techniques to use pre and post-surgery. 

 

I have experience working with children from birth to adulthood and from medically-based to school-based settings. My therapy treatment focuses on a variety of communication disorders, pediatric feeding, AAC device, developing strategies for school-based students, and collaborating closely with educators, other service providers, and caregivers. I deliver support to families and provide strategic methods that can be carried over into the client’s natural environment. I believe in providing adequate speech services that will meet the client's goals and providing appropriate services to the bilingual population.

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Hi, my name is Alicia Calkins, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD. I am a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) in Connecticut and New York with experience treating children from birth to 21 years with a variety of communication difficulties in the school and pediatric hospital settings.  The types of therapy I provide include early intervention, articulation and phonology, expressive and receptive language, pragmatic language, and augmentative/alternative communication (AAC). I received my B.S. from Springfield College in Communication Sciences & Disorders and my M.S. from Mercy College in Communication Disorders. During my graduate studies, I had the opportunity to participate in a medical mission trip to Ica, Peru where I provided speech therapy to infants and children with cleft lip and cleft palate following their cleft repair surgery.

 

I currently work full-time at a public school in Connecticut, providing individualized and group therapy for children in kindergarten through second grade with expressive and receptive language disorders, social communication difficulties, and articulation/phonological disorders. Being a part of enhancing another’s communication skills is truly a rewarding experience and I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to do so each day!

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Hi! My name is Lianne Khoo, M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD. I am a speech-language pathologist licensed in both Connecticut and New York State. I received my B.S. from the University of Connecticut as an allied health science major, with a minor in biology. I started working in research at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain which is where I first was intrigued about Speech Language Pathology. I went on to earn my Master of Science from Sacred Heart University and ever since then have loved being able to help students become better communicators. 

 

I have experience working with children with from preschool all the way up to high school. I provide treatment in articulation, phonology, expressive and receptive language, voice, feeding, fluency, and augmentative/alternative communication (AAC).  I am also PROMPT-trained and LSVT trained. I love learning new things, eating, and hiking with my dog. 

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Hi! My name is Annie Galiani M.S. CCC-SLP. I am a licensed speech language pathologist (SLP) in New York, Connecticut, and California. I attended SUNY Cortland and received a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders with a minor in psychology. I received my master's degree in Communication Disorders from Mercy College. While completing my master's degree, I was given the opportunity to partake in the LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities) program, an interdisciplinary leadership training program to develop skills to improve health outcomes and decrease disparities for individuals with developmental disabilities and other special health care needs.

 

I have experience working with the pediatric population in a multitude of settings (early intervention clinic, schools, in home). I was honored with the first annual scholarship to attend the PROMPT Institute and am working to complete my PROMPT certification. I have also completed specialized training in early intervention, social skills, and language-based literacy instruction. I love collaborating and learning from other professionals. I am passionate about fostering family relationships and believe family involvement is an important part of successful treatment!  During my sessions, I take the time to explain techniques and coach parents so they feel confident in their child’s treatment plan. In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach, hiking, and spending time with my family and friends!