Therapy Services for Speech and Language Disorders
11-26 Saddle River Road, Fairlawn NJ
48 S Franklin Turnpike, Suite 104, Ramsey NJ

Staff

Julia Chernova M.A., CCC-SLP, QOM 

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, voice disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, Apraxia of Speech, auditory processing, social pragmatic language, fluency disorders, stuttering and feeding/swallowing disorders and language impairments.  She is trained to work with adults with Cognitive Communication Disorders resulting from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), a brain infection, or degenerative disease  such as Dementia or Multiple Sclerosis. Julia received 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 is a Qualified Orofacial Myologist and a member of the IAOM (International Association of Orofacial Myology). She is trained to treat a range of orofacial myology disorders that often impact tongue placement, tongue thrust, tongue ties, feeding/swallowing, noxious oral habits, airway patency/disordered breathing, airway orthodontics and craniofacial development. Julia provides feeding therapy, for picky eaters, children with feeding disorders, and medically compromised children who are transitioning from tube to oral feeding, have poor weight gain due to limited oral intake, and demonstrate food refusal.  She is SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding trained and utilizes a family-centric approach to all her intervention strategies to help promote consumption of healthy nutritious foods.

Julia is an English-Russian bilingual speech-language pathologist. 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. Populations served include Traumatic Brain Injury, Vocal Disorders, Aphasia, and cognitive impairments.  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.

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Jennifer Savitsky M.A., CCC-SLP, QOM

As a New Jersey licensed speech-language pathologist, Jennifer has enjoyed serving individuals across the life span. She has worked in pediatric clinics, private schools serving individuals with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), subacute rehabilitation facilities, and adult outpatient facilities.  Special areas of clinical interest include: childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), orofacial myology, articulation and phonological speech sound disorders, AAC training using LAMP and Aided Language Stimulation approaches, and social skills training.  Jennifer has received ASHA’s Award for Continuing Education (ACE).  Her training includes, but is not limited to: Beckman oral motor assessment and intervention, the PROMPT method (Levels 1 and 2 trained), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS – Pyramid trained), Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol for childhood apraxia of speech, Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) approach to AAC training, behavioral based interventions for autism such as Pivotal Response Treatment, and the VitalStim dysphagia therapy system.  Jennifer is credentialed as a Qualified Orofacial Myologist (QOM) through Neo-Health Services and is a trained member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM).  Jennifer loves her field and values ongoing professional development to provide the most appropriate services to her clients.  She is proud to work alongside the skillful team at Speech Therapy Plus.

Jennifer holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA), and holds a Speech Language Specialist (SLS) certificate issued by the New Jersey Department of Education. Jennifer received her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Montclair State University in 2011. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Elementary Education (K-5) from Rowan University.

Talia Napoletano M.S., CCC-SLP

Talia Napoletano graduated from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania with her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders. She continued to complete her graduate program at Monmouth University, where she received her Master of Science in Education in Speech-Language Pathology. Talia earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) and is a certified member and provider for the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is fully licensed in the state of New Jersey. Talia currently holds her Speech-Language Specialist (SLS) certificate and works full-time in a private specialized school for students with disabilities. Talia has a comprehensive background and years of experience treating patients and students with complex communication needs (CCN), sensory, and behavioral needs.

Through her work within specialized schools, Talia has become passionate about Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC), and has experience working with programs such as Proloquo2Go, Go Talk, Touch Chat, PECS, and LAMP. She implements Aided Language Stimulation (ALS) to help AAC users and patients with limited verbal output to access vocabulary and communicate using visuals and symbols. Her experience in a private practice setting has developed her skills working with late talkers, auditory processing disorder, ADHD, ASD, fluency, articulation, and phonological disorders. Talia holds a certificate in Clinical Fellowship Supervision and supervises newly graduated speech-language pathologists in hopes to share her knowledge and further develop the profession. She has been conducting evaluations for over a year and enjoys helping patients and families seek help to begin their speech therapy journey.

Talia’s areas of special interest include Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC), language and literacy, and pragmatic language skills such as play-based therapy and social communication.

Suzanne Erickson M.S., CCC-SLP

Suzanne graduate from Kean University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences and a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Montclair University.  Suzanne is certified as a speech language pathologist by the American Speech and Hearing Association and is licensed in the state of NJ.  She also has a certification as a  school speech language specialist in NJ.  Suzanne has extensive experience working with children with many different disabilities both in the private and public school settings.  She has also continued to work with young children as part of the NJ state Early Intervention System.  Additionally, Suzanne has experience as a supervisor for both graduate students and clinical fellows, overseeing and mentoring clinical internships and externships.  Suzanne has training in Level one PROMPT, augmentative and alternative communication systems, and the Picture Exchange Communication System.

Andrew Christler MBA, MA., CCC-SLP

Andrew Christler has been an internationally respected medical speech-language pathologist for the better part of 2 decades and holds varying degrees and experiences from all over the world. Currently, Andrew is the clinical director at Yeshiva University. He has been using telepractice to reach patient’s globally for over a decade and teaches others how to do the same. He earned his master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Wayne State University and an MBA with a concentration in healthcare economics and administration from the University of Cincinnati. He authored and published the book The Voice Ball Protocol in 2018. He travels the globe as a sought after lecturer/instructor in the areas of voice disorders, transgender voice, telemedicine, GERD/reflux and swallowing disorders. Andrew is an advanced clinician using endoscopy and FEES as diagnostic and biofeedback tools for GERD. He uses his business and dysphagia expertise to establish new FEES programs across the country and the world.

Susan Zelinka M.S., CCC-SLP

Susan is an American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) certified Speech and Language Pathologist with both a Master of Science Degree from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Syracuse University in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Over the past 25 + years, she has worked in multidisciplinary clinic, home, public school, university clinic, and remote based settings, specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children with a range of diagnoses from Articulation and/or Phonological Disorders, Apraxia, and Developmental Delay to Language, Pragmatic, and Sensory Processing Disorders. She was also an adjunct clinical instructor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at NYU, supervising graduate students. She has worked extensively with the Early Intervention Programs in multiple states over the years, including NY, NJ, CA and FL and is currently licensed to practice in NJ, CA, FL, and ME. Susan loves working one on one with her clients and their families as they navigate individual communication challenges.

Amanda Sargenti M.S., CCC-SLP

Amanda Sargenti is a licensed Speech and Language Therapist through the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), the state of New Jersey and through the New Jersey Department of Education. Amanda worked for a local school district with students from preschool-high school, specializing in working with preschool-6th grade students with expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language disorders, as well as fluency and articulation disorders, for 10 years. Amanda also has experience working in Early Intervention and at private clinics running weekly social groups for clients in preschool-middle school in addition to treating clients. Amanda is also a supervisor at William Paterson University Speech and Hearing Clinic, specializing in teaching graduate students how to conduct evaluations. In her free time, Amanda enjoys coaching fitness classes and sports. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 toddlers and 2 dogs.

Lindsay Briglio M.S., CCC-SLP

Lindsay is a NJ state licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She is a graduate of New York Medical College. Lindsay has been working in the acute care hospital setting and outpatient setting for over 10 years. She enjoys evaluating and treating children and adults of all ages. She has worked in the Early Intervention setting as well. Lindsay has experience evaluating and treating individuals with articulation disorders, receptive-expressive language disorders, feeding and swallowing difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, aphasia, dysarthria, and apraxia. Lindsay has extensive experience performing and interpreting modified barium swallow studies and FEES on inpatient and outpatient settings. She also has supervised and mentored graduate students and Clinical Fellows. Lindsay has a passion for working with individuals of all ages and helping others.

Laura Ironman M.S., CCC-SLP

Laura graduated with her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist by the American Speech and Hearing Association and is licensed in the states of NJ, MD, MA and in Washington DC. She has worked closely with clients ages 0-21 years in clinical, school and home health settings. She is trained in PROMPT level one and Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems, high tech and low. In previous contexts, Laura worked closely with Occupational Therapists, and now loves incorporating sensory integration into sessions. She has extensive experience working with the autistic community, as well as with clients with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. In her free time, Laura enjoys going on hikes with her fiancé and keeping up with new and improved ways to help children communicate.

Lindsay Shaw M.S., CCC-SLP

Lindsay Shaw graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Nova Southeastern University with a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology. Lindsay 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.

Lindsay’s experience includes working in public schools with students ranging in age from 3-21 and Early Intervention with children birth to 3. She has worked to address Articulation/Phonological Disorders, Expressive/ Receptive Language Disorders, Auditory Processing Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Voice Disorders, And Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with both low and high tech devices. Lindsay has experience working in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital setting with Cognitive- Communication Disorders, Aphasia, Motor Speech Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Dementia, and Dysphagia. Lindsay enjoys working with both pediatric and geriatric populations.

Vanessa Tario M.S., CCC-SLP

Vanessa Tario is a NJ licensed Speech Language Pathologist. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at William Paterson University of New Jersey. She also holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA.  Vanessa has experience working therapeutically with toddlers through the lifespan to geriatrics in a variety of settings including clinics, skilled nursing facility, cancer care center, nonprofit private school and public schools. She has experience providing therapeutic and diagnostic services in the pediatric population with Articulation disorders, Phonological processing disorders, Language disorders, Autism, Retts syndrome, Down syndrome, Spastic quadriplegia, Menkes syndrome, Adrenoleukodystrophy disease and Post anoxic brain injury. With the adult and geriatric population, she has experience providing therapeutic and diagnostic services to inpatient/outpatient adult patients with mild – severe Dysphagia, Voice disorders, Chronic cough, Apraxia, Aphasia and Dementia from various etiologies. With all her clients she strives to facilitate an atmosphere where clients feel comfortable and heard & services that are impactful, engaging and relevant to achieving their goals.

Caridad Peguero M.S., CF-SLP

Caridad (Cary) Peguero graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics and minors in Speech Pathology and psychology. She received her Master’s of Science degree in Speech Pathology from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She holds a Speech and Language Specialist (SLS) certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education to work in public schools. Caridad is currently in her clinical fellowship and is set to complete it by the end of 2022. She has assessed and treated clients with various communication disorders in clinical and school settings. Her experience includes but is not limited to Expressive and Receptive language disorders, speech sound disorders, autism spectrum disorders, fluency, and childhood apraxia of speech. She also has experience working in an acute inpatient rehabilitation setting addressing aphasia, dementia, cognitive-communication disorders, and dysphagia. In her free time, Cary enjoys spending time with her puppy and loves to go out in nature and enjoy the scenery.

Manal Gheith M.S., CCC-SLP

Manal is a licensed New Jersey and New York Speech Language Pathologist and obtained her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). She graduated with her Bachelors in Economics but found her passion for speech therapy after working in an early intervention agency post-graduation. She decided to change career paths and pursued a Masters in Speech Language Pathology from Syracuse University.  Manal has over 7 years of experience working with students ages 2-20 with many different speech and language delays, including receptive, expressive, pragmatic, auditory processing, fluency, and articulation/phonology, in both a school and clinical setting. She has supervised Clinical Fellows, extern students, and interns in a clinical setting. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her baby daughter and husband.

Kathryn Milewski M.A., CCC-SLP

Kathryn graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minors in Japanese and International Studies. She received her Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Montclair State University. She also holds a speech-language specialist certificate to work in NJ public schools.

Kathryn has experience treating children in a public school setting with expressive/receptive language disorders, motor speech disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, social communication disorders, auditory processing disorders, and fluency disorders. She also has experience working in an acute inpatient rehabilitation setting to address traumatic brain injuries, aphasia, motor speech disorders, dementia, cognitive-communication disorders, and dysphagia. Kathryn particularly loves working with children to help them develop effective communication skills in order to fully express themselves, be understood by others, and succeed in all aspects of their lives. She also enjoys working with adults to enhance their communication skills or restore communication skills that were negatively impacted by stroke, brain injury, and other causes.

Emily Chelnitsky, M.S., CCC-SLP,

Emily received her Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2019 from Rush University in Chicago, IL. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. Emily is a certified member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in the state of New Jersey and Oregon. Emily worked at a K-12 therapeutic school as well as an early childhood program, partnering closely with families, daycare providers, and Head Start teachers. Emily has received training on the Routines-Based Model for working with young children with disabilities and their families. Her experience includes, but is not limited to, speech sound disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, and augmentative and alternative communication. In her graduate program, Emily gained experience in acute care, school-based services, a nonprofit practice, and completed her final externship in a day rehab program where she addressed aphasia, dysphagia, cognitive-communication disorders, and dementia. Emily is passionate about collaborating with families and professionals, while celebrating child and family strengths.

Beatrice Zdorovyak, M.S.,  CCC-SLP

Beatrice is an English-Russian bilingual speech-language pathologist who holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA). Beatrice received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Rhode Island and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Yeshiva University.

Beatrice has extensive background in treating individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She holds a Board-Certified Autism Technician (BCAT) certification from the Behavioral Intervention Certification Council (BICC). Beatrice incorporates her experience and knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in therapy to address and decrease challenging behaviors. Additionally, Beatrice has experience working in an outpatient clinic setting with children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has also worked to address social communication disorders, motor speech disorders, cognitive-communication disorders, fluency disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, expressive/receptive language disorders, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), with both low and high-tech devices. She enjoys developing goals to create functional means of communication and believes that everyone deserves to have a voice!

Grace Lee, M.S.,  CCC-SLP

Grace Lee graduated from University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and Mercy College with a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders. Grace 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 (SLS) certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education to work in the public schools. She has assessed and treated clients with a variety of communication disorders across the lifespan in both clinical and school settings. Her experience includes, but is not limited to: expressive and receptive language disorders, speech sound disorders, autism spectrum disorders, fluency, childhood apraxia of speech, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Grace values the importance of cultivating a motivating and interactive environment to promote learning and growth in the areas of speech and language. Her clinical expertise is rooted in evidence-based practice and family-centered care/education to ensure success both inside and outside the therapy room.

Vivianna Salce M.S. Ed., CCC-SLP 

Vivianna is certified as a Speech-Language Pathologist by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed both in the state of New Jersey and New York. Additionally, she holds a Speech and Language Specialist (SLS) certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education and a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certificate in the state of New York. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Syracuse University and a Master of Science in Education degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The College of Saint Rose. Vivianna has experience treating children and adults with social communication disorders, fluency disorders, receptive-expressive language disorders, cognitive-communication disorders, voice disorders, and aphasia. She recently completed her Clinical Fellowship (CF) at an Early Intervention Center in the Bronx, NY in August 2022. Vivianna holds a passion for working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or developmental delays. She believes in creating a functional and individualized treatment approach which includes proper inclusion of evidence-based practice. Vivianna enjoys doing yoga with her bunny and spending time with her cat.

Samantha Hernandez, CF-SLP 

Samantha received her Bachelor of Science degree in Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences and Master of Art degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Northern Colorado. Samantha is also set to receive her Speech-Language Specialist certificate from the New Jersey Board of Education. Samantha is currently completing her clinical fellowship and has a background of working with both children and adults in schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and private practices. She has experience assessing and treating adults with voice disorders, dysphagia, aphasia, Parkinson’s Disease, dementia, head and neck cancer, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Samantha also has experience assessing and treating children with language disorders, articulation/phonology disorders, fluency disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and childhood apraxia of speech, among other disorders.

Jill Benyamine M.S., CCC-SLP 

Jill Benyamine is a certified Speech Language Pathologist who is licensed to practice in the state of New Jersey.  She graduated with a Master of Science degree from William Paterson University.  Jill is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and the New Jersey Speech Hearing Association (NJSHA), and earned the ACE Award for Continuing Education from ASHA in 2021.  Her clinical interests include child language acquisition, language development and disorders, and motor speech disorders.

Jill works full time in a public school district in Bergen County, where she works with students with a variety of communication disorders, including articulation, language disorders, and Autism.  She has experience in Early Intervention working with clients from birth to age 3, in preschool programs, and with adults with varying degrees of age-related and acquired speech and language disorders, and accent reduction.

Jill is trained in PROMPT, PECS, and has experience using the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol and Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC).  She is passionate about working with families, and believes that true progress is made when the whole family is a member of the team.

Jill lives in Oradell with her husband and two amazing daughters.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, swimming, and spending time with her family!

Rachel Zabelka, M.,S., CCC-SLP

Rachel earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders from William Paterson University of New Jersey. She is licensed to practice speech language pathology in the state of New Jersey and has been certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association. Rachel holds a Speech Language Specialist certificate and works in the public school system with grades pre-k through eight. She also has experience providing services to children in the NJ Early Intervention system. Additionally, Rachel has experience assessing and treating children and adults with expressive and receptive language disorders, speech sound disorders, fluency disorders, cognitive communication impairments, autism spectrum disorders, and degenerative conditions. She enjoys working in early childhood and preschool disabled programs and is passionate about empowering young children to become better communicators.

Michaela A. Medved. MA. TSSLD, CCC-SLP ClinScD, PhD

Dr. Michaela A. Medved is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Yeshiva University’s Katz School Science and Health. She completed PhD at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work with a focus on child welfare and her clinical doctorate at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with her research focus on swallowing disorders in individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. She is a bilingual Russian-English clinician, and has extensive training in evaluating and treating both the adult and pediatric populations with neurological and complex medical conditions and has experience working in a variety of settings including outpatient, private practice, acute care, NICU, and home-health. Dr. Medved has had the opportunity to train clinicians within the United States and internationally on the use of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) and Surface Electromyography (sEMG) for dysphagia intervention

Karen Kovins M.A., CCC-SLP

Karen is a New Jersey licensed speech-language pathologist and is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She also holds a certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education as a Speech Language Specialist. Karen received her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from New York University. She has provided intervention services to children between the ages of 12 months to 13 years with a range of developmental disabilities, including receptive and expressive language disorders, speech sound disorders, cognitive deficits, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. She provided speech therapy in the classroom for preschool-2nd grade students, where the fundamentals of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) were practiced, for 6 years. Her experience also includes working in a clinical setting with a multi-disciplinary team, and in schools with students from preschool-8th grade. Karen has additional training in the PROMPT method, Social Thinking with Michelle Garcia Winner, and is an Orton-Gillingham reading specialist.

Karen loves working with children to make a difference in their lives as well as the lives of their families. She is passionate about helping each child reach their potential, and values the importance of collaborating with the whole family and interdisciplinary team in order to facilitate each child’s growth and development.

Stefanie Milrud M.S., CCC-SLP

Stefanie is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with licensure in New York and New Jersey. She graduated from Mercy College with a Master of Science in Communication Disorders. Stefanie has treated clients across the lifespan. She has worked in various settings including clinics, sub-acute rehabs, hospitals, and schools ranging from preschool through high school. Stefanie is LSVT certified and PROMPT Level 1 trained. Stefanie has experience evaluating and treating clients with Voice Disorder, Articulation/Phonological disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Receptive/Expressive Language Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder, Cognitive-Communicative Disorders, Dysphagia, Aphasia, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Motor Speech Disorders, Fluency Disorders and is trained in use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Stefanie is passionate about working with clients and families to reach their personal and functional communication goals for improvements in overall independence and quality of life.

Barbara Schmidt M.S., OTR/L

Barbara received her Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1997 from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY, graduating with distinction.  She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from the State University of NY at Buffalo.  Barbara is a registered member of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT).  She is licensed in the states of New York and New Jersey and holds a School Occupational Therapist Certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education.  She is also a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Barbara has over 20 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist and has worked with both adult and pediatric populations.  She has worked in school-based settings for over 19 years, with students ranging in age from 3 through 21.  She has provided Occupational Therapy intervention in specialized schools to address fine and gross motor, visual motor, perceptual motor, neurodevelopmental, motor planning, handwriting, and sensory processing deficits that interfere with students’ functional classroom skills.  She has worked with students with various diagnoses including developmental delay, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down’s Syndrome, and Chromosomal disorders.

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.

Maggie Brown, MS, OTR/L

Maggie Brown received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2021 from Dominican University, Orangeburg, NY. She received the Dominican Spirit Award for demonstrating leadership, honor, and empathy. Maggie also holds the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts from William Paterson University. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and a registered member of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT). Maggie is licensed in both New Jersey and New York state.

Before attaining her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Maggie worked with the pediatric population for fifteen years. She worked as a teacher’s assistant for the Valley Program Demarest School District. While working for the Valley Program, she worked with children from pre-K to fifth grade who had autism and other developmental disabilities. She has extensive training in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). Maggie became the lead teacher’s assistant, allowing her to collaborate with the teachers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and physical therapists. Maggie established measurable goals for students, monitored/tracked each child’s progress, and shared results with other team members and parents.

Maggie also worked as a Developmental Interventionist for an early intervention program in New Jersey, collaborating with parents and caregivers to best aid each child in reaching their potential. She has guided parents and caregivers in behavioral management and implemented occupational therapy techniques. She also provided occupational therapy services for a charter school in New Jersey and helped Spanish-speaking families better understand their children’s treatment plans. Maggie loves working with children and their families to better aid them throughout their journey.

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