M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Speech Language Pathologist Sandra Gotthardt is the owner and clinical director of Now You're Talking Speech Therapy Comprehensive Services.
Sandra received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Mercy College-Dobbs Ferry, NY and a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Mercy College-Dobbs Ferry NY. Sandra is a highly qualified speech language pathologist with a variety of additional certifications:
In addition, Sandra has mentored, advised and supervised Clinical Fellows for licensing.
She is proud of the dedicated and highly qualified speech-language pathologists who work for her. She enjoys teaching and collaborating with them along with learning from them.
Speech Language Pathologist Antonia Morfogen has been a part of the Now You’re Talking team for over a year. She started at the practice as a clinical externship student. After excelling in all areas of clinical expertise in the treatment and evaluation of communication disorders, she has become a full time SLP on our team!
Antonia earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from SUNY Cortland within a three year span. She pursued her Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology at Lehman College, Bronx, NY, graduating with a 4.0 GPA.
Her experience includes working with the following populations: the adult neurogenic population, across the lifespan, toddlers and school age population. She has extensive experience evaluating and treating the following disorders : adults with Aphasia, Swallowing Disorders, TBI, Cognitive-Communication Deficits, Degenerative Disorders, Apraxia of Speech, Stuttering, Voice Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders, Articulation Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, and Feeding Disorders.
Along with these certifications, Antonia is highly interested in working across the lifespan! She has taken two extra courses in both fluency and voice disorders to add evidence based practice to her passion in these areas. Antonia has been interested in American Sign Language (ASL) from a very young age. She has taken ASL classes from middle school through her college career. She devotes hours of intensive research in order to create individualized treatment approaches for all and to increase clinical knowledge!
“I vow to promote individualized therapy for all patients. I vow to work closely with all patients and families to optimize therapy success!”
M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Diana Hughes is a New York State (NYS) licensed and American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Certified Speech Language Pathologist. She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary/Special Education at St. Thomas Aquinas College with a dual certification in elementary education and special education. She received her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Mercy College. Diana holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from ASHA and her Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certificate from NYS.
Diana has experience working over 13 years with a wide range of children and adults in private practice, home care, early intervention, and the school setting; mainly working with children through early intervention (birth-age 3) and preschool aged children through CPSE (ages 3-5).
Diana has experience evaluating and treating clients with speech, language, and feeding needs. She specializes in expressive and receptive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, pragmatic language disorders, orofacial myofunctional disorders, fluency, feeding, apraxia, autism, down syndrome, and other developmental delays.
Diana has specialized training in PROMPT therapy and certified in the Hannen "More Than Words" program to work with children with autism including parent training.
Diana collaborates with other therapists on our team to provide the best therapy for her clients and also collaborates with parents for carryover in order for her clients to succeed and make the best progress they possibly can! Diana always makes sure that therapy is fun and kids have a smile on their face and feel proud of themselves for trying their very best! Communication is key for success!
Andrea Cioffi has been a successful speech language pathologist for over 17 years. She graduated from CUNY Lehman College in 2003 where she received a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences, and she obtained a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in 2005 from New York Medical College.
Andrea began her career working with children and families ranging in ages from birth to 5 years of age as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team in a therapeutic preschool and private practice. She worked with children with various developmental diagnoses such as autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, behavior disorders, Fetal alcohol syndrome, intellectual disability and spina bifida. She gained knowledge and skillsets in the diagnostic process and treatment of oral motor and feeding disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, apraxia of speech, auditory processing disorders and various articulation/phonological disorders.
In 2014, Andrea was eager to broaden her proficiencies and began working with the adult and geriatric population. She spent 4 years working as a treating therapist focusing on life skill goals where she became committed to enhancing communication skills and promoting independence outside of the therapeutic environment. Working with adults to learn new skills to obtain a job, make choices, make a phone call and order their own food in a restaurant gave her a newfound appreciation for the field of speech language pathology. She transitioned to an administrative role, where she spent the last 5 years leading a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists. Experience in this administrative role has aided Andrea in understanding what it means to be a part of a team sharing goals and working to obtain them.
In addition, Andrea has mentored clinical fellows to obtain licensure, has experience with PROMPT therapy, and has knowledge in sensory processing disorders in children and adults.
“The past 17 years of my professional life, I have strived to help people across the lifespan become engaged and effective communicators. Through my years of practice as a speech language pathologist, I have learned that the ability to communicate, in whichever form a person is able, is the key to a meaningful life. “
M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Raven-Dion Blake, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD is a New York State (NYS) licensed and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Raven- Dion holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from ASHA, as well as her Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) from NYS. She serves individuals across the lifespan (infant through adult), including individuals diagnosed with cognitive delays, autism spectrum disorder, vision impairments and multiple disabilities. She has experience servicing students in the general education and special education school settings, as well as conducting social skills group therapy in both settings. She is proficient working with low tech and high tech augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems, including picture symbols, one and two cell devices, dynamic display speech generating devices with LAMP Words For Life, TouchChat and Proloquo2Go. Additionally, she is qualified to administer hearing screenings. Raven-Dion collaborates with other treating providers (e.g., social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, primary care providers) and families to ensure optimal treatment outcomes for those she serves. Raven-Dion has a degree in Deaf Studies and can communicate using American Sign Language (ASL) at the conversational level. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from State University of New York at New Paltz and a Master of Science Communication Disorders degree from Mercy College. Fun Facts About Raven-Dion: -She was a collegiate soccer player -She loves dancing, cooking, reading, and trying new restaurants -She attended elementary, middle, and high school in the Clarkstown Central School District
M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Tara Clinton is a New York State (NYS) licensed and American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She earned her Bachelor of Art in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology from Iona University, and Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Mercy College. Tara also holds her Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSSLD) certificate from NYS.
During her professional career, Tara has had the opportunity to work with children and young adults between the ages of five and twenty-one with diverse communication goals. She has gained experience at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Tara conducts comprehensive speech and language evaluations related to receptive and expressive language, pragmatic language as well as articulation. Tara has experience with Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Cleft Lip and Palate, Hearing Impairments, Intellectual Disabilities, Social Communication Disorders, Speech Sound Disorders, Spoken Language Disorders, and Written Language Disorders.
Tara enjoys working with individuals of all ages and their families. She believes that collaborating with other SLPs, as well as interdisciplinary professionals and families enhances student learning. Consistency and carryover is the key to success, which she hopes to provide through collaborative practice.
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