Speech / Language Pathologist, Consultant/Advocate, Member of Westchester Autism Advisory Committee
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.