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Autism Specialist & Speech Language Therapist
Helping Children with Special Needs & Their Families

As an educational consultant and speech and language therapist, my goal is to improve the quality of lives of children with special needs. As an autism specialist, I know that fostering communication between a child and their parent is both essential and an intrinsic factor that brings joy to the family.

From my international clinical work, to my academic work as a professor & consultant in NYC, and through my work with individual children and families, I offer practical knowledge that enables you to evaluate communication therapies and special education curricula – and to make sound decisions rooted in evidence-based practice.

International Educational Consultant & Autism Expert

I have been honored and blessed to work with 100s of families and children around the world and witness their progress. In my work with you, I am committed to:

  • Provide you with essential knowledge about autism and how it’s diagnosed
  • Understand the range of social communication behaviors you might see in your child
  • Learn the how and why of developmental assessment, including autism assessment (ADOS)
  • Choose evidence-based treatments and interventions that address your child’s specific communication and related needs (ABA & developmental)
  • Support your child’s development of key skills, such as motor imitation, joint attention, play, and spontaneous communication
  • Support you in navigating the complex emotions associated with a child’s diagnosis

Thanks to my interdisciplinary background, clinical expertise, and many years of experience around the world as an autism specialist & speech-language therapist, I work with a team of experts and together we translate theory into practice. We take what we know and put it into action. I am known for working at a practical level, modeling what I teach, and providing a variety of customized, simple effective strategies to support the child’s language and communication development.

Click here to learn more about my Autism and Speech Therapy Services.

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Let’s Talk About Super Special Kids & Cake Podcast [Episode 004 / Segment: Special Q]

Case study in autism and parenting: I worked with a family where the husband and their two boys were all autistic. All three of them really liked watching a particular video of a plane take off and land. The mother reported that they watched this video repeatedly and would not want to watch anything else. Consequently, the mother was afraid that this would be their only interest.

In this circumstance, what’s important to note that this sole interest can be the basis for further learning …

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