sensationall kids

meet the therapists

Alexandra I – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Co-founder
Speech-Language Pathologist

Hi! My name is Allie, and I am a co-founder of SensationALL Kids. I get to call this place home every single day. Over the past eight years, growing this practice has been an absolute dream. I’ve had the honor of welcoming many new clients, families, therapists, and my children into this world. SensationALL Kids was built on the foundation of hopes, dreams, love, and dedication. As a mom, I understand wanting the absolute best for your child. I strive to develop meaningful relationships and connections with each of our families.

I am a fully licensed Speech- Language Pathologist in New York and New Jersey. I hold my Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities Certification and Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. I have advanced training and specialization in PROMPT, Orofacial Myology (IAOM Certification Track), The Buteyko Breathing Method and Autism Spectrum Disorders. My newest venture is the Doctorate in Speech - Language Pathology program with Northwestern University.

I love nothing more than witnessing each child’s excitement when they walk through our doors. When I am not at the office, I spend time with my husband Anthony, son Nino and daughter Alessia. I love to travel and may have a slight obsession with Disney World!

Fun Fact: “We added a new furry love into our family, Rosie”

Lauren G – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Co-founder
Speech-Language Pathologist

Hi! My name is Lauren, and I am a co-founder of SensationALL Kids. Since we opened our doors, this practice has become my second home. I am blessed to walk into work daily and LOVE what I do. You can find me at the office in the morning, afternoon, and evening! I love working with children and bringing the power of communication into their lives.
I am a fully licensed Speech Language Pathologist in New York and New Jersey. I hold my Certificate in Clinical Competence (CCCs) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association and Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities Certification (TSSLD). I have extensive training in Orofacial Myology (IAOM Certification Track), the PROMPT therapy approach, the SMILE reading program, the Orton-Gillingham approach, Autism Spectrum Certified, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices. I have recently completed Craniosacral Therapy Level 1 and will be advancing on to Level 2 in early 2024.

When I’m not at SensationALL Kids, I enjoy spending time with my daughter Emilia, my husband, and our fur baby Hunter.

Fun Fact: “This year we added a little bundle to our family – Emilia Rae”

Lindsey U – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

I am a licensed speech-language pathologist in New York State with over ten years of experience working with the pediatric population. I hold certification as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities and a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. I am trained in PROMPT, Orofacial Myology (IAOM Certification Track), Oral Placement Therapy, Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding, and various AAC applications, and I hold certification as an Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist.

As a supervisor, I conduct initial assessments and have the opportunity to welcome our newest families into our home. With a strong focus on a team approach, I constantly collaborate with our SLPs to tailor individualized treatment approaches for our children. I strive to create relationships with our families founded on trust and compassion, one of our core values at SK. I’ve been a part of this “SensationALL” team since the beginning, giving me a chance to learn in an environment that encourages open-mindedness and growth.

Fun Fact: I never met a cheese I didn’t love!

Cassidy M – M.A. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hello, my name is Cassidy Merlini Barbieri. I received my master’s degree in speech Language Pathology at St. John’s University Queen’s campus in 2019. I am a fully licensed Speech- Language Pathologist in New York and New Jersey. My favorite part of this career is helping each child succeed and achieve his or her goals and being someone that each child looks forward to seeing. I strive to motivate my clients and build their self-confidence, empowering them with the skills they need to create a brighter future. I love collaborating with parents and forming a multidisciplinary team when treating my clients. I also love teaching graduate students and clinical fellows different techniques to implement in their sessions. My areas of interest include receptive and expressive language deficits secondary to comorbid diagnosis, motor speech disorders, motor speech disorders, articulation disorders, feeding and stuttering. I enjoy integrating a sensory approach during my sessions. I hold my Certificate of Clinical Competence and have been Level I PROMPT trained. I have completed the TalkTools Assessment and Functional Remediation of Tethered Oral Tissues training as well as the International Association of Orofacial Myology course (IAOM), Mastering MYO, and specialize in evaluating and treating orofacial myofunctional disorders. When I am not at SensationALL Kids, I enjoy spending time with my poppop, playing with my golden retriever, and planning a vacation with my husband.

Fun Fact: I went in a shark cage in Hawaii and hiked Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.

Jessica G – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

I am Jessica, a full-time speech-language pathologist at SensationALL Kids. I received my Master of Science degree in Speech-language Pathology and my Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) Certification at Molloy College in 2020. I also hold my Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Since starting my career, I have become trained in PROMPT therapy and the Functional Remediation and Assessment of Tethered Oral Tissue. I also received training in an International Association of Orofacial Myology course (IAOM), Mastering Myo, and specialize in evaluating and treating orofacial myofunctional disorders. As a speech-language pathologist, I treat the early intervention population, toddlers, and school-age children with various speech and language delays and disorders, including, but not limited to, receptive and expressive language, phonology, and articulation. A passion of mine includes working with children who present with developmental and intellectual disabilities, as well as orofacial myofunctional disorders. I am lucky enough to have also gained experience working with children who utilize augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), facilitating their ability to communicate effectively and efficiently as another mode of communication when verbal communication is impacted. My goal is to make a difference in the lives of my clients and their families. Nothing makes me happier than witnessing each child progress and achieve their speech and language goals in the positive, welcoming, play-based environment of SensationALL Kids!

Angelina C – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

After witnessing SensationALL Kids open its doors in 2017 and spending an internship there during my undergraduate studies, I have had the pleasure of joining the SK family as a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in 2020. I currently hold my certificate in Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities certification. I am trained in the Level 1 PROMPT therapy approach and the Assessment and Remediation of Tethered Oral Tissues. I have also obtained a certificate in the Simon Says training for Oromyofunctional Therapy and Assessment, Tongue Tips & Tiny Tongue Tips tongue thrust remediation program, and Thumbs Up oral habit elimination program. I have the pleasure of working with the pediatric population ranging from 1-12 years old, while holding interests and experiences in expressive/receptive language, articulation, phonemic awareness, Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, literacy, fluency, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication. I am super proud of all of my kiddos and the goals they have achieved thus far at SK! I am in a career where passion meets compassion. To give children the ability to communicate in not just one way, but as many ways as possible is not just a job, but a blessing!

Jessica S – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hi! I’m Miss Jess. I am a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. I hold my Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, as well as my Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certification. I am PROMPT-trained, and trained in the functional assessment and remediation of TOTs (Tethered Oral Tissues). I am currently participating in a Myo Munchee training and a training in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy so that I can better support my clients’ oral function. I love becoming a part of my kids’ families and watching them learn and grow to achieve their goals! When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.

Courtney C – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Courtney, and I am a full-time employee at SensationALL Kids. In 2021, I graduated from St. John’s University with my Master’s Degree in speech-language pathology. I currently hold my certificate in Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities Certificate (TSSLD). I am also trained in Level 1 PROMPT therapy, Tethered Oral Tissue (Assessment and remediation of the tongue, lip, and buccal ties), and Autism From the Inside Out. My interests and experience lie within the pediatric population, specifically early intervention through elementary school, in addition to those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. I enjoy working with children who present with receptive and expressive delays, articulation disorders, motor speech disorders, and other various communication disorders. I have and also currently work with children who utilize augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. I love bringing fun into the sessions, which include singing and dancing while working with my kiddos and seeing the progress they have made along the way. When I am not spending time at SK, I love spending time with my family and friends, singing, and dancing!

Fun Fact: “I have been to the country of Australia and plan on continuing my travels very soon!”

Dina T - M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Dina Tsimaras! I graduated with my M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from St. John’s University and have loved every minute of being an SLP since then. I have had the privilege to work with a vast range of populations and settings, from pediatrics to geriatrics targeting speech and language in individuals with learning disorders, speech sound disorders, autism spectrum disorder, aphasia, traumatic and acquired brain injuries, apraxia of speech, expressive and receptive language delays, as well as those with dysphagia and feeding difficulties. I love working with my clients and their families to find new ways to target their speech and language goals, and I am eager to expand my knowledge and learn new strategies in order to provide my clients with the tools they need to communicate effectively and with confidence! I am so excited to be part of such a wonderful team here at SensationALL Kids and love seeing my clients everyday, helping them to reach their goals in motivating and exciting new ways.

Kaitlyn C – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Kaitlyn, and I’ve been a licensed speech-language pathologist for the last four years. While I have experience working with adults and school-aged children with various delays and disorders, my primary focus is working with children between the ages of birth-3 years old. I’m PROMPT level 1 trained. I’m contracted through an agency providing services for the Early Intervention population. In Early Intervention, I provide speech and language services within the homes of families and parent/caregiver coaching using a family-centered approach. I enjoy nothing more than seeing my clients progress and working closely with family members to ensure the best service! When I’m not at SensationALL Kids or providing at-home services through Early Intervention, I’m spending time with my friends and family, watching movies/tv shows, and playing with my dog and cat!

Fun Fact: “I studied abroad in Ireland for a semester in college and lived there for three months!”

Angelica P - M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

Since beginning my time here at SensationALL Kids as an intern and administrative assistant, my passion for this field has continued to grow tremendously. I truly love my career as a speech-language pathologist and making an impact on the lives of my clients. I obtained my Master’s of Science in Speech-Pathology from Molloy College. I am currently trained in PROMPT therapy and hold my Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certification. I have clinical experience working with the pediatric population, including children with Articulation/Phonological Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, Fluency Disorders, and Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders. I also have clinical experience working with the geriatric population, including adults with Primary Progressive Aphasia, Broca’s Aphasia, Wernicke’s Aphasia, Apraxia of Speech, Traumatic Brain Injury, Dysarthria, and Voice Disorders. I am excited to continue learning and growing as a clinician in order to help my clients succeed!

Megan T – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Megan, and I have been a licensed speech-language pathologist for the last six years. I received my M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Seton Hall. For the past six years, I have been contracted through agencies to work with the early intervention population (birth-three years old) in home-based settings. I have also worked with the CPSE population and school-aged children for the past five years in general and special education schools. In the home setting, I have worked closely with families and other team members to educate them on targeted goals and how to implement strategies to increase overall language skills and facilitate communication. In the school setting, while also working closely with families, I can work alongside other professionals using a team approach to strengthen and promote the carryover of learned skills across educational settings and at home. Working with families and other professionals is the most efficient way to encourage learning and carryover of targeted skills 🙂 When I am not working; I love spending time with my family and friends, exercising, reading, and watching my favorite movies!

Fun Fact: “I have traveled outside the country once a year for the past six years!”

Kayla I - M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Kayla Ilund! I received my Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from St. John’s University. I have a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities certification and I am PROMPT trained. My love and passion for this field has grown immensely since my time as an intern at SensationALL Kids. I am so excited that I have the opportunity to continue my clinical career here at SK and be able to make a positive change in children’s lives. There truly is no better feeling than being able to witness and help children find their voice and increase their speech-language skills. I can’t wait to watch my clients’ confidence grow and help them reach their full potential, as well as improve my skills as a clinician!

Nicolette L - M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Nicolette. I graduated from Emerson College with a Master of Science in Communication Disorders. Becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist has allowed me to pursue my passion working with children and facilitate their growth by helping them achieve their goals. I am PROMPT trained and have experience providing skilled therapy to children and young adults ages 1-21 years old. I enjoy working with different populations including children and young adults with ASD, cognitive impairments, apraxia, dysfluent speech patterns, articulation and phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language delays and disorders, and alternative forms of communication. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, going out to eat, and watching TV shows and movies. Being a part of such an amazing team and having the opportunity to collaborate and interact with so many amazing families and clients makes it easy to love what I do everyday.

Caitlin S - M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hi! I graduated from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ with a Master’s of Science in Education in Speech-Language Pathology. I also received my Bachelor’s of Science with a concentration in Communication Disorders from Monmouth University. I completed my clinical practicum placements in a public-school setting and a private practice setting where I served students with a variety of diagnoses/communication needs in individual and group settings, as well as a rehabilitative setting focused on both developmentally disabled adults and those with traumatic brain injuries. I have clinical experience with autism spectrum disorders, dysphagia, aphasia, pragmatic language disorders, Selective Mutism, multiple disabilities, fluency, expressive/receptive language disorders, articulation disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, augmentative and alternative communication, phonological disorders and voice disorders. I am extremely passionate about impacting the lives of the children I work with as well as their families in a meaningful way.

Nicole M – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Nicole! I received my Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Long Island University Post College. I completed my pediatric internship at SensationALL Kids, and I have been a part of this wonderful team ever since! One of my favorite things about this field is that it is ever growing, and the learning never ends! I love working with children of all ages, and interested in working with expressive and receptive language delays, speech sound disorders, and feeding difficulties. I am trained in the PROMPT therapy approach, and I am passionate about furthering my education as a clinician. I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for each of my clients, and I am proud to be a part of this profession. When I am not at SensationALL Kids, I enjoy cooking, writing, and traveling.

Alyssa S – M.A. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hello! My name is Alyssa and I received my Master’s Degree from St. John’s University. I currently hold my Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certification, training in the screening of Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs), PROMPT training, and hold my Certificate of Clinical Competence. I’m eager to continue my clinical educational training in the future! My clinical experience includes a variety of pediatric populations within the private and school settings including those with autism spectrum disorder, disfluencies, hearing impairments, feeding difficulties, receptive and expressive language disorders, and speech sound disorders. I am thrilled to be a member of the SensationALL team and to aid all of my kiddos in their communication needs!

Alexandra K – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hello everyone, I am Miss Ali!

I have been a part of SensationALL for about five years! It has been a fantastic experience starting as an intern and growing into a speech-language pathologist. I received my Master’s Degree from Brooklyn College. I have my Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certification and PROMPT trained. I am participating in Orton Gillingham training to help my kiddies be the best readers they can be! I love to work with children of all ages to improve their ability to communicate—my favorite areas to work with are our literacy, reading comprehension, and those diagnosed with ASD. I like to play with my dog or read a good book when I am not at work. A fun fact about me is that I go to Disney every year for Christmas!

Vincenzo P – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Vincenzo, and I am a Molloy College graduate. I graduated with a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology while also obtaining my TSSLD (Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities) certification. My background includes having experience working with students in the New York public school system from elementary, middle, and high school as well as within the private practice setting. I enjoy working with children of all backgrounds, and I have a particular fondness working with those in the areas of ASD and AAC. When deciding on a career to pursue over 6 years ago, my main motive was to help others. After much research and discussion, I was interested in Speech-Language Pathology. I find it to be so rewarding to see individuals progress and live happy lives through their abilities to communicate, and that is what drives me to be at my best for those in need. My goals in speech focus on the client’s progression as well as a positive open line of communication between the speech therapist, family, and any other professionals who may be working with the child in order to achieve the best rate of success.

Joann R – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is JoAnn Roland M.A. CCC-SLP, TSSLD. I received my Master’s Degree from St. John’s University in 2020. I currently hold my Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certification, and Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. My clinical experience includes working with children with receptive and expressive language delays, articulation disorders, motor speech disorders, fluency disorders, developmental/genetic disorders, autism spectrum disorder, feeding difficulties, and other disorders that result in communication difficulties. I am trained in PROMPT level 1 & Wilson FUNdations. I enjoy learning new techniques from my amazing colleagues. I am always looking forward to working with families to help their children achieve success inside and outside of therapy.

Taylor V – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Taylor Volini, M.A. CCC-SLP, TSSLD. I received my Master’s Degree from St. John’s University in 2019. I hold my Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certification and Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. My clinical experiences vary, however, I spend a lot of time working with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for children with various disabilities.

I hold many professional training and certificates such as PROMPT Level I, Autism From the Inside Out, Sensory Processing Training for SLPs, Pivotal Response Training, ABA training, LAMP Words for Life, ‘Tuning Into Behavior,’ and Picture Exchange Communication System. I have recently completed Craniosacral Therapy Level 1, and will be completing Level 2 in 2024.. I love to incorporate sensory activities into my sessions, and work on regulation strategies to get my kids into their optimal learning zone. I create appropriate and differentiated materials for all of my clients and clients. I love to learn new therapy tactics to help them succeed!

Fun Fact: I have an Australian Shepherd named Loki!

Taylor T – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Taylor Tesoriero M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD. I graduated with my Master’s Degree from CUNY Brooklyn College in 2020. I hold my Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certification as well as Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). I work in a District 75 School during the day, working with students with severe disabilities. I primarily focus on feeding and the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). I have been with SensationALL Kids since they first opened their doors as an intern and administrative assistant and now as a SLP! I love being able to work with children of all ages and especially with their families to help individuals find their voice! When I am not at SK, I enjoy spending time with family, shopping, and reading!

Alissa L – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Alissa! I am a graduate from Seton Hall University’s Masters of Science Speech Language Pathology Program, along with holding a New Jersey Special Education and Elementary Education license. I also currently hold my Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certification, and Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. I have loved being a part of the SensationALL Kids’ family where I am privy to knowledgeable and collaborative professionals. I have loved being a Speech Language Pathologist where I can help young minds grow.

Fun Fact: “I can juggle!”

Alyssa A – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

I am a New York State licensed Speech Language Pathologist. I currently hold my Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSSLD) professional certification and Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). I have a wide range of clinical experience. I work with the early childhood and elementary population. I
have professional training in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), SMILE reading program, behavioral support strategies, and feeding. I also have a background in implementing ABA techniques into student learning. When I am not working at SensationALL Kids, I am a full-time school-based Speech Language Pathologist working with Pre-k through 5th-grade students. I believe in always working as a team to create the most successful environment for our kids. There is no better feeling than creating a strong bond and trusting relationship with my clients and their families while watching them achieve their communication and social skills goals. The best part about being a Speech Language Pathologist is having fun while learning new skills!

Fun Fact: “My favorite food is pizza, and my favorite candy is Twizzlers!”

Salissa C - M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

I graduated from St. John’s University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and a minor in psychology. I recently graduated from Adelphi University in 2022 with a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and my Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) Certification. My clinical experience includes working with children and adults of all ages in various settings, including schools and an outpatient clinic. I’ve worked with children with expressive and receptive language delays, articulation disorders, fluency disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and more. I am eager to make a positive impact in the lives of my clients, and I consider the field of Speech-Language Pathology to be the most rewarding way to do so!

Nicole P – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Nicole, and I graduated with my Master’s degree from Kean University in 2018. I graduated with a minor in American Sign Language, and I am Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) trained with experience in working with students utilizing Augmentative and Alternative (AAC) communication devices. When I am not at SensationALL Kids, I work in a school with children and adults with autism. I love this field because it allows me to give my clients a voice and grow their confidence with communication in many different modalities. I’m excited to be a part of the SensationALL team, continue to grow as a therapist, and help my clients reach their full potential. My favorite things are spending time with my family and friends, cooking, and dancing!

Jessica C – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hi! My name is Jessica, and I have been a pediatric SLP for over ten years. I am an NYC Dept. of Education Speech Pathologist when I am not helping at Sensation ALL. I currently hold a Teachers of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certificate as well as a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from ASHA. I am trained in various reading programs such as Wilson Fundations and Orton Gillingham and specialize in phonemic awareness/literacy skills. I love making a difference in a child’s life and seeing them use their new skills in their daily lives! When I am not working as an SLP, I am a mommy to my little girl Ellie and another one on the way!

Alex F – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hi everyone! My name is Alex. I have been a Speech-Language Pathologist for seven years. I am an NYS-licensed SLP. I hold my Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and a Professional Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) license. Additionally, I am Level 1 PROMPT trained. I have had the pleasure of working with children ages birth – 21 with various diagnoses and disorders in school and outpatient settings. I like to plan my sessions to be functional and fun, and I love incorporating hands-on activities.

Amanda D – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Amanda. I am a full-time school-based speech therapist and a part of this amazing team at SensationALL Kids. My clinical experience includes working with mainly the pediatric population (i.e., birth to 18 years old), children with receptive and expressive language delays, articulation disorders, motor speech disorders, fluency disorders, developmental/genetic disorders, autism spectrum disorders, feeding difficulties, and other disorders that result in communication difficulties. I am also trained in the Sounds-In-Motion program. I also have experience working with various Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems and devices. The most rewarding part of my work is watching my clients progress and gain more self-confidence to communicate effectively with their family members, peers, and community members. I am always looking forward to working with a multidisciplinary team and families to help their children become more effective communicators.

Fun Fact: I have traveled to 10 countries!

Ashley D – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Ashley, and I started working at SensationALLl Kids as a speech therapist in February of 2022. I received my Bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and my Master’s degree from New York University. When I’m not at SensationALL Kids, I work at a school for children and adults with autism. I am passionate about this field and love coming to work every day.

Nikki L – M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Nikki Iadanza, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD. I received my Master’s Degree from Marywood University in 2020. I hold my Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) and Certification and Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. I work full-time for the Department of Education in an Elementary and Middle School and part-time at SensationALL Kids! certificationMy passion is working with children of all ages and helping them reach their full potential. I also have a passion for dance and am a coach. In my free time, I love hanging out with my family, especially my son, Luka!

Alexandra B - M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

“It's not about what they can’t do, but what they can do.” I received my Master of Science degree in Speech-language Pathology and my Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) Certification from Pace University in 2023. My top priorities include being a culturally and linguistically competent SLP, tailoring my therapy to my client’s communicative and sensory needs, and honoring all modes of communication while providing a safe space for all individuals. I believe it is essential to consider the diverse populations that come with working in the field of speech-language pathology to understand how we can improve our clinical skills. I obtain experience in treating individuals with neurodevelopmental differences and disabilities in private and public school settings, in expressive/receptive language, articulation, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, phonemic awareness, Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, literacy, fluency, Augmentative and Alternative Communication and neurodegenerative disorders. I love to apply the DIR/Floortime approach when working with my clients because it allows me to follow their lead and create a foundation for natural growth and development. I also love building strong relationships with my clients and their families as well as collaborating in an interdisciplinary team with various professionals to provide the utmost care. I am always looking to further my education to become the best clinician I can be. Being the dedicated and passionate clinician I am, I feel so lucky to work at such a special place like SensationALL Kids to fulfill my dream. I am looking forward to continuing to grow and learn throughout my career.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Brianna G - M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Hi! My name is Brianna Gravagna. I graduated from Long Island University with my master’s in Speech and Language Pathology and I currently hold my Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certification. Throughout my clinical experience, I have had the opportunity to work with children ranging from 1-13 years old in a public school setting for District 75 and District 31 as well as a private clinic offering tele-therapy services. I have experience treating a variety of disorders and diagnoses such as expressive and receptive language disorders/delays, articulation disorder, auditory processing disorder, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), and utilizing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. I chose to pursue a career as a Speech-Language Pathologist due to my personal experience with speech therapy. This career thus far has been extremely rewarding and it ultimately has been a full-circle moment for me. I am excited to be a part of the SensationALL Kids family and look forward to helping my clients reach their fullest potential!

Brianna G - M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Gabriella, I am a full-time employee at SensationALL Kids. I currently hold my Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities Certificate (TSSLD) and my Bilingual Extension (BEA) in Spanish. I enjoy working with my clients and their families to create goals and implement strategies to help my clients reach their communication goals. I enjoy working with children with ASD, those who utilize augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices, phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, and auditory processing disorder. The best part about my job is seeing my clients progress and watching their self confidence grow.

Alexa Z - M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hi, my name is Alexa! I graduated from Rutgers University with my M.S. in Speech Language Pathology. I have always had a strong passion for helping others which drove me to pursue a career as a Speech Language Pathologist. My clinical experiences include working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder, expressive and receptive language delays, articulation disorders, feeding and swallowing disorders, fluency disorders, and more. I also enjoy working with different types of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices. I am very grateful to be apart of this amazing team at SensationALL Kids! I am always willing to learn new thing and I will be pursuing various certifications. I look forward to working with all of our amazing clients and their families. A fun fact about me is that I am a huge a Disney World fan!

Ashton L - M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hi! My name is Ashton Leavy.I received my Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathologyfrom Touro University Speech and Hearing Center in 2023. I have completed my clinical practicums in a public-school setting and at SensationALL Kids. I am filled with gratitude to have been given the opportunity to continue working in an environment that creates a warm, positive, and professional atmosphere. During my time as a student clinician, I had the pleasure of working with children of a variety of ages and skills. Working with children and helping them meet their goals has always been a passion of mine that continues to grow each day. It’s a rewarding experience to see each client progress towards their goals. When I’m not at SensationALL Kids, I love to spend my time with family or traveling!

Kaitlin A - M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Kaitlin Amico. I graduated from Touro University Speech and Hearing Center in 2023 with a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I first joined SensationAll Kids as an intern and am grateful to be given the opportunity to continue with my clinical career here with this wonderful team! I have clinical experience working with children from the ages of 2 years to 21 years who have developmental language delays, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Expressive/Receptive language delays, Oral Motor disorders, as well as Phonological and Articulation disorders. The most important thing to me is making sure my clients feel comfortable and enjoy coming to their sessions. I truly look forward to helping children find their voice and improve their speech and language skills!

Alexandra L - M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hi everyone! My name is Alexandra, but my clients call me Ms. Allie. I received my Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Emerson College. This past year I joined the Sensationall Kids team as a Speech Language Pathologist and have loved every minute of collaborating with the other professionals, as well as my clients and their families. I have clinical experience working with individuals from birth to age 21 across a wide variety of disabilities and disorders, including expressive and receptive language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, articulation and phonological disorders, fluency, etc. I also enjoy working with my clients to achieve their phonemic awareness and literacy skills. I am a big believer in the principle of Connection Before Correction and always make sure to follow my clients lead, engage their interests, and ensure that they feel comfortable. I am passionate about building up confidence and helping my clients communicate using multiple modalities. I consider myself a lifelong learner, and I am always searching for new and exciting research and treatments. When I’m not at work, I enjoy traveling, reading (especially mysteries), being a foodie at new restaurants, and being active outdoors with my Shiba Inu Emma. I am so excited to be working with all of my clients and their families and to be a part of the SensationALL family!

Jennat M - M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hi, my name is Jennat! I recently graduated from Long Island University with a Masters in Speech Language Pathology. I currently hold my Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certification. Growing up, I was always interested in communication and language, especially being raised in a bilingual household. My interests became my driving force to become a speech-language pathologist. I started at SK as a graduate student, with a focus on assessing and treating the EI population. I completed a medical externship as well, working in an acute care clinic in a hospital assessing and treating both pediatric and elderly populations. During my graduate studies, I have clinical experience in expressive/receptive language disorders, cognitive communication deficits, apraxia of speech, aphasia, autism spectrum disorders, articulation, strokes, TBIs, feeding and swallowing disorders. I absolutely love being an SLP and working collaboratively with my clients’ family to help them meet their social and communication goals. When I am not at SK, I am with my family, friends, or reading a book.

Dominique F. M.S. CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Dominique! I graduated from Montclair State University with a Master of Arts degree in speech-language pathology. Through diverse clinical opportunities, I have gained experience evaluating and treating a variety of communication disorders among the pediatric and adult populations including articulation/phonological, expressive/receptive language, apraxia, feeding, pragmatics, fluency, resonance, motor-speech disorders as well as Gestalt Language Processing. I also have experience working with augmentative and alternative communication such as TouchChat and Proloquo2go on an electronic device, picture-based systems, and American Sign Language. As a passionate speech-language pathology clinical fellow, I am dedicated to supporting children in achieving effective and meaningful communication. Being able to collaborate with others to create individualized, comprehensive treatment plans allows me to help children develop the skills necessary to reach their full potential. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, going on walks and adventures with my dog, reading and baking.

Danielle C. - M.S. CCC- SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hi! I am Danielle, a New Jersey state licensed and ASHA certified Speech Language Pathologist. I completed my Bachelors of Science degree at Sacred Heart University, graduating with a major in Psychology and double minor in Geriatric Health and Wellness and Speech-Language Pathology. I received my Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Seton Hall University in Nutley, NJ. I have experience working with medically fragile pediatric clients. I also have experience working with children who have a variety of developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Angelman Syndrome, Treacher Collins Syndrome, Landau-Kleffner Syndrome, and with young clients who have receptive/expressive language delays. I have additional experience providing therapy services to the hearing impaired population and Deaf community using American Sign Language (ASL). My favorite part about this field is working with my clients' family directly. I believe that family involvement and a strong support system are vital for the success of every client. My priority as a clinician is to provide culturally and developmentally appropriate services that are effective, engaging, and reflect evidence-based practice. My areas of interest include receptive and expressive language deficits, motor speech disorders, and articulation disorders. I find using a multisensory approach to be most effective for many of my clients. I enjoy tailoring my sessions to target their individual needs while incorporating fun activities. In my spare time, I enjoy baking, painting, hanging with my pups Lily and Bentley, and spending time with my boyfriend and family.

Erin P. MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hi! My name is Ms. Erin. I am a New Jersey licensed speech-language pathologist. I hold my Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. I received my Master’s Degree from Kean University in 2020. I am a full-time school-based speech therapist and I joined the SensationALL team in November of 2023 at the New Jersey location. My clinical experience consists of working with children ages 3-21 who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental language delays, expressive/receptive language delays and articulation disorders. I am PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) Level 1 trained and I have experience working with various Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems and devices. I thoroughly enjoy working with children and seeing them succeed!

Fun Fact: I have 5 year old boy/girl twins that I love spending time with along with my husband and my dog Jack!

Brittany T

Practice Coordinator

Hi! My name is Brittany. I am one of the office managers at SensationALL Kids. You can find me behind the desk at the South Shore location, answering your calls and questions and scheduling your sessions! Seeing all the kids learning and growing daily brings me so much joy. When I am not at SensationALL Kids, I am a mommy to my son, Luca. A fun fact about me is that I am a Walt Disney World fanatic!

Jessica R

Practice Coordinator & Billing Systems Manager

Hi! My name is Jessica, and I am one of the office managers here at SK. You can find me in the office at our Amboy Rd location Mondays and Wednesdays and behind the front desk of our Veterans Rd location Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you have any questions, especially about insurance or authorizations, I am your go-to! As office manager, I have been fortunate enough to see firsthand how much love, passion, and hard work the therapists put into helping each child reach their goals. Seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces when they enter makes my day! When I am not at SK, I am with my son, Christopher, cheering him on at his football and baseball games!

Sue

Office Manager

Hi there! My name is Sue. I am one of the office manager’s here at SensationALL Kids. You can find me at either offices during the week. I can answer all of your insurance questions! Being a mom myself, to be able to watch my four children grow into amazing adults, I am grateful to have this opportunity to watch how all of the therapists here care and guide each one of their kids. This is truly an amazing place to be a part of. A fun fact about me is that I am a “Mimi” to 5 beautiful grandkids!
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