Debra is a Speech Language Pathologist with 15 years of experience, and expertise ranging from infancy through adulthood as she spent years developing and honing her skills with both pediatric and adult populations. Debra has worked in public schools, Early Intervention in NYC and NJ as well as with the adult population post brain injury.
Debra began her studies at Indiana University, graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Spanish and education. She went on to earn her Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Columbia University.
With the pediatric population, Debra has extensive experience in treating language, speech and feeding disorders of varying etiologies and severities. Debra works with a sensory based approach to feeding therapy, where the look, feel and hierarchy of foods presented in a strategic way facilitates improved tolerance, acceptance and eating of new foods. Debra believes in a structured play based approach when working toward developing receptive/expressive language and speech skills. With her high energy, dynamic personality and passion for the field, Debra gets results!
Providing a collaborative, comprehensive and dynamic approach to therapy, Debra seeks to achieve the highest success for her clients. Debra believes it is the relationship between the therapist, client and family that creates the best possible outcomes.
“I love seeing a child grow and develop as a result of the work we do together. It’s a great pleasure to hear proud parents tell me about the changes they see at home on a daily basis. It gives me tremendous satisfaction knowing I had something to do with that.”