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SPEECH LANGUAGE LEARNING

 

SERVICES

A neuro-cognitive approach to life, learning, and communication

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STUTTERING HELP

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EXECUTIVE FUNCTION COACHING

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AUTISM, ADHD, GIFTED, TWICE-EXCEPTIONAL

 
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LANGUAGE SKILLS THERAPY

Learn to Read

ACADEMIC SUPPORT & TUTORING

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PARENT COACHING

 
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About Me

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 collaboration are the foundations for any functional therapeutic relationship. She feels that true change occurs only when she has earned a client's trust!

Amy brings specific expertise in neurodivergence: Autism, ADHD, stuttering, and dyslexia. She is currently a supervisor and ADHD Coach within the Organizational Tutors Network.

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TELEPRACTICE FOR COACHING & TUTORING

Care Comes First

Telepractice via Zoom is effective and convenient. Receive coaching 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.

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Teacher & Student

OPENING HOURS

Mon - Fri:  9am - 5pm EST

 

CONTACT ME

Schedule a free 20-minute consultation for more information.

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TESTIMONIALS

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.

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RESOURCES

& Helpful Links

Inside the ADHD Mind

This is a lifestyle magazine for individuals with ADHD. It contains articles about ADD, ADHD, and learning disabilities such as dyslexia. It addresses topics such as diagnosing ADHD, treatments, parenting children with ADHD, learning disabilities, and school challenges,

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.

Laura Mize

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.

 

PARENTING BOOKS

 

BRAIN-BODY PARENTING

https://monadelahooke.com/brain-body-parenting/

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HOW TO TALK SO LITTLE KIDS WILL LISTEN: A SURVIVAL GUIDE TO LIFE WITH CHILDREN AGES 2-7

https://how-to-talk.com/

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THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD: 12 REVOLUTIONARY STRATEGIES TO NURTURE YOUR CHILD'S DEVELOPING MIND

by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

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EVERYDAY GAMES FOR SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER

100 Playful Activities to Empower Children with Sensory Differences

https://autismawarenesscentre.com/

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