Speech / Language Pathologist, Consultant/Advocate, Member of Westchester Autism Advisory Committee
Diane Slonim, Speech Language Pathologist, Ph.D.
About Diane Slonim, SLP, Ph.D.
Diane Slonim, speech language pathologist, Ph.D., held many positions within the fields of speech / language pathology and special education. She is also an experienced advocate for children with disabilities. Dr. Slonim supervises graduate students attending New York Medical College;
she also provides evaluations and therapy to clients at the Westchester Institute for Human Development in Valhalla, New York. She maintains a private practice as a
speech/language pathologist/advocate in Tarrytown, NY. The practice serves children and adults with a broad range of language/learning deficits.
Dr. Slonim served as an adjunct faculty member at Manhattan College, Department of Special Education. She managed her own agency for several years; the agency served preschool children in need of special education and speech/language pathology. She also taught writing skills to young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) at the Devereux Millwood School. Dr. Slonim has spoken and written on many topics including: understanding psycho-educational testing, assistive technology, identification of language disorders, homework, and strategies for working with public schools.
Recently, Dr. Slonim collaborated with a neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins University
and Ron Stiskin, a COPAA special education attorney, to advocate for a 13 year old girl in the Yonkers School District (Westchester County, New York) with a rare condition involving the inability to see letters and numbers. Dr. Slonim and Mr. Stiskin assembled a comprehensive (largely pro-bono) team to ensure a free and appropriate education. The child is currently enrolled in a private school suitable for her needs.
Dr. Slonim is also experienced an experienced advocate for young adults with speech/language deficits in need of social security benefits.