Speech Language Learning
Welcome to My Practice
Language Skills Therapy
Speech Articulation Support
Tutoring & Executive Function Coaching
Clients Come First
Amy Strekas, MA, CCC-SLP has over 18 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist and learning specialist. She has worked in many different settings: early intervention, schools, and clinics, including the American Institute for Stuttering.
Amy is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Amy completed a BA in Psychology at Wesleyan University and an MA in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Amy creates a fun and motivating learning environment when working with clients. She believes that mutual respect and teamwork are the foundations for any functional therapeutic relationship. She feels that true change occurs only when she has earned a client's trust!
Telepractice for Speech Therapy & Tutoring
Care Comes First
Telepractice is a proven and effective method of speech and language therapy for children ages 3 and older. Continue speech therapy in the comfort and convenience of your own home. These remote services can be completed using any device and a reliable connection to the internet.
Benefits of Telepractice:
Protect your family's health during COVID-19 activity restrictions
Provide structure for your child by continuing regular speech therapy
Gain assistance with home-schooling from an experienced learning specialist
Access recorded sessions in the future
Be an active participant in your child's speech therapy
Your first consultation is free!
Clients Speak Their Mind
We reached out to Amy for help with our 2-year-old son Alfie who at the time who was showing no signs of speech development. He was getting very frustrated, screaming a lot at ear piercing levels as he wasn’t able to communicate. We chose to work with Amy as she came highly recommended and after an initial consultation, we felt that she was a great fit for Alfie. We felt that she would work with him on his terms. In fact, she came into our house and started working with Alfie and our family as a whole showing us all how we could help him develop his speech. In a matter of months, we saw vast progress. She was able to tap into Alfie, gain his trust, and help him learn at his pace with minimal frustration. After 10 months, Alfie had caught up with other 3-year-old's speech development, which was amazing. Without her we wouldn’t have had the tools to help him, and we feel enormous gratitude towards her as she helped open him up to the world. We would recommend Amy to anyone looking for help with their child’s speech development. Her approach in helping us as a family teach and encourage Alfie is what was needed to get through to him.
& Helpful Links
The National Association of Young People Who Stutter
This is an incredible organization that provides resources and schedules meet-ups and conferences for children who stutter and their families. Attending these conferences and meetings is a wonderful way for your child to meet other children who stutter. If your child continues to stutter, I HIGHLY recommend going to one of the conferences or Friends events. It is incredibly powerful for a child who stutters to meet fellow children who stutter to gain a sense of “I am not alone.” It can also be very therapeutic for parents to attend support groups and meet other parents of children who stutter.
A Non-Profit Organization Helping Those Who Stutter
The mission of the Stuttering Foundation is to educate the public and provide no-cost and low-cost resources about stuttering. They have an incredibly informative website with many downloadable resources. They also sell books, pamphlets, posters, etc.
The National Stuttering Association
The NSA is the largest non-profit organization in the world dedicated to bringing hope and empowerment to children and adults who stutter, their families, and professionals, through support, education, advocacy, and research.
This website contains invaluable information for parents seeking resources to help their late talkers. I use many of Laura Mize's techniques in my language therapy sessions with young children.