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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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How to Choose a Preschool for Children with Special Needs

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While US federal laws requires that accommodations be made to educate children with special needs in all public schools across the country, many other countries have followed the lead on this. When it comes to educating pre-school children the regulations are not as stringent and, when it comes to choosing a preschool for children with special needs, great care should be taken to ensure you find the right place for your child.

When I worked in Africa and the Middle East, at a time when we were establishing the guidelines for setting up early intervention programs and inclusion practices during …

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