Staff

Julia Chernova M.A., CCC-SLP

Julia Chernova founded Speech Therapy Plus LLC in 2015, a center that specializes in many services for young children and adults including expressive and receptive language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, apraxia, auditory processing, social pragmatic language, fluency disorders, stuttering and feeding/swallowing disorders and language impairments. Julia is currently receiving training for the  Associate level through the Academy of Orton – Gillingham.  She has been utilizing the Orton-Gillingham multisensory, kinesthetic and phonic approach to help children who have difficulties with reading, spelling, and writing.

Julia graduated Montclair State University with a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology.  Julia is an English-Russian bilingual speech-language pathologist. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and  the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology with dual speech-language licensure from the states of New York and New Jersey.  She also holds a Speech Language Specialist certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education. During her professional career, Julia has had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and disorders. She also has gained experience working as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, homes, daycare’s, and outpatient rehabilitation.  She earned additional training in the LiPS program for children with speech and reading disorders. Julia is PROMPT Level 1 trained and has and extensive experience in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), such as the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and voice output devices.

Lauren Hoey M.S., CCC-SLP

Lauren graduated Kean University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Speech and Hearing and Molloy College with a Master’s Degree of Science in Speech Language Pathology. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and is licensed in the state of New Jersey. She also holds a Speech Language Specialist certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education. Lauren has received the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) and is certified in VitalStim© Therapy, as well as Lee Silverman Voice Therapy© (LSVT).

Lauren’s experience includes working in public schools, private practice, rehabilitation and long-term care facilities, and out-patient rehab. She enjoys working with both the pediatric and geriatric populations, who difficulties may include articulation/phonology, aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, and feeding/swallowing disorders. Lauren provides individualized treatment to each client to ensure their needs are met.

Leah Finnegan M.S., CCC-SLP

Leah graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. She attended Molloy College where she earned her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Leah is a certified member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), is fully licensed in the state of New Jersey, and holds the Speech and Language Specialist certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education. Leah is Level 1 trained in PROMPT Therapy and the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Leah has training and experience with Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) users.

Leah has a comprehensive background in treating children and adults with autism and is a Registered Behavior Technician from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). She incorporates her knowledge and experience of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in therapy to address and decrease challenging behaviors in children and adults. Leah’s other areas of experience include feeding and swallowing disorders in the pediatric and geriatric populations.

Kristen Bondarenko M.S., CCC-SLP

Kristen graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. She attended William Paterson University of New Jersey where she earned her Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Kristen is a certified member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), is fully licensed in the state of New Jersey, and holds the Speech and Language Specialist certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education. Kristen is Level 1 trained in PROMPT Therapy.

Kristen’s experience includes working in public schools with students ranging in age from 3 through middle school, who difficulties may include articulation/ phonology, fluency, expressive/receptive language disorders, and/or pragmatic disorders.

Theresa Arlotta M.S., CCC-SLP

Theresa holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as a minor in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. She received her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Seton Hall University.

Theresa is PROMPT Level 1 trained. She has experience with both children and adults and has worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Specific Learning Disability, physical disabilities, cognitive deficits, fluency disorders, articulation deficits and pragmatic/social language difficulties. Theresa has also worked with adults who have experienced stroke, dementia, facial weakness/paralysis, swallowing deficits , aphasia, and cognitive impairment. Theresa has experience working in outpatient/private practice setting, public school districts in telepractice settings.

Theresa holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. She also  holds a New Jersey License for Speech Language Pathology as well as a Speech Language  Specialist Certification from the New Jersey Department of Education. Theresa holds her Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nebraska, and Maine Licenses for Speech Language Pathology.

Emily Tedeschi M.S., CCC-SLP

Emily graduated from William Paterson University of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences, and a Master of Science Degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences. Emily holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. She also hold a New Jersey License for Speech Language Pathology, as well as  Speech Language Specialist from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Emily is an English-Spanish Bilingual speech-language pathologist. She has a comprehensive background in treating medically fragile children with tracheostomies, ventilators, feeding tubes, and complex feeding disorders.

Emily’s experience includes  working in rehabilitation and long-term care facilities, early intervention, out-patient rehab, and a private school for children with Austism Spectrum Disorder. Emily enjoys working with both pediatric and geriatric populations who difficulties include: aphasia, dysphagia, dysarthria, cognition, Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) users, children with Austism Spectrum Disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, and expressive/receptive language disorders.

Gabrielle LoSasso M.S., CCC-SLP

Gabrielle graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  She received her Masters of Science in Speech Pathology from Seton Hall University.  Gabrielle currently holds her Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), her New Jersey License for Speech Pathology , and her Speech Language Specialist Certification from the New Jersey Department of Education. Gabrielle is trained in level 1 PROMPT therapy.

Gabrielle has worked in a variety of settings evaluating and treating clients across the lifespan.  She has experience treating children with dysphagia, complex feeding difficulties, expressive/receptive language disorders, apraxia of speech, articulation deficits, pragmatic/social language difficulties, and stuttering.  Gabrielle has experience treating adolescents/ adults with aphasia, cognitive impairments, dysphagia, apraxia of speech, dysarthria and voice disorders.  She also has a vast knowledge of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC).  Gabrielle had worked in settings including skilled nursing facilities, schools, early intervention, private practice and home care.

MaryElizabeth A. Bischak, MS, OTR/L

Marybeth graduated from Tufts University – Boston School of Occupational Therapy with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.  She is a registered member of the National Board for Certification In Occupational Therapy, Inc.  She is also member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).  She is licensed in the state of New Jersey and also holds a School Occupational Therapist certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Marybeth’s experience includes working in both public schools and early intervention.   She has worked to address learning, sensory processing, motor planning, gross motor, fine motor, visual motor,handwriting, and visual perceptual deficits in children with a variety of diagnosis including Autism, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delay, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Cerebral Palsy.  She has training in the Handwriting Without Tears program as well as Radiant Child Yoga.

Lindsay Flores, MS, OTR/L

Lindsay graduated from Seton Hall University with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. She is a registered member of the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. Lindsay is licensed in the state of New Jersey. Lindsay is also a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Lindsay’s experience includes working with children with Developmental Delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Torticollis/Plagiocephaly and Down Syndrome. She has addressed difficulties in areas of self-care, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, visual motor skills, and developmental delays.

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Julia Chernova
Phone: 201-509-8205
Fax: 201-857-5766
5-11 Saddle River Road
Fair Lawn NJ, 07410

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