Our therapists' caseload consists of clients with autism spectrum disorder/PDD, craniofacial differences (Cleft Lip), Down Syndrome, fluency disorders, hearing impairment, 'late talking', and specific language impairments that have both language and communication disorders. Some clients were also diagnosed with phonological and articulation disorders, and childhood apraxia of speech. Other clients constituted part of the nonverbal population, who require different means communication, such as communication books or augmentative devices.

Marina Tinovsky

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Mrs. Tinovsky received her master degree in 2000 in Speech-Language Pathology, from Long Island University, where she graduated with Departmental Honors. She is certified as a Bilingual Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped and is an active member of the American Speech and Hearing Association. Mrs. Tinovsky has more than 11 years of experience in the field of speech and language pathology, working with infants, toddlers, pre-school age and older children, treating them for a variety of speech and language disorders and helping to overcome various communication difficulties. Mrs. Tinovsky is trained in the use of PROMPT system (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets). The technique is a tactile-kinesthetic approach that uses touch cues to a patient's articulation (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide the patient to a targeted word, phrase or sentence.

Gina Vekselman

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Mrs. Vekselman received her master degree in 2003, in Speech-Language Pathology, from Long Island University, where she graduated with honors. Mrs. Vekselman is a certified bilingual speech-language pathologist and a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association. Mrs. Vekselman has worked as a speech-language pathologist for nine years in different settings and with patients that exhibited a variety of speech, language, and feeding disorders. Mrs. Vekselman has extensive experience working with the autistic population, the PDD population, and nonverbal clients. Additionally, Mrs. Vekselman has been invalid with educating teachers and parent in the use of Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) and other augmentative devices.