Therapy begins with an understanding of the interests, motivations, and cognitive level of the individual. In order to advance a child beyond his/her own current interests and preoccupations, the speech language pathologist must show understanding and respect for these interests and preoccupations, as well as the individual’s psychological/emotional limitations.
Once a bond is formed and trust and respect are achieved, new learning and behaviors can be facilitated. No treatment program can be applied directly from any manual, as no two individual’s learning styles are exactly the same.
Diane Slonim, Speech Language Pathologist, can provide expert testimony in the area of speech/language impairment including autistic spectrum disorder
Knowledge of Special Education Law as applied in New York
Experienced in the CPSE / CSE process
cope of Practice