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Our Team

Our Therapists have Master's degrees in Speech-Language

Pathology by ASHA-Accredited Graduate University Programs  

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Katerina Melitsopoulou

MA CCC-SLP, TSHH, Bilingual Extension Founder/Director

Katerina Melitsopoulou, MA CCC-SLP, TSHH, Bilingual Extension is a New York State Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, the Founder and Director of Premium Therapy. She earned her Master of Arts Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Lehman College, CUNY. She has extensive experience working with children of all ages. Katerina has been a Speech Department Supervisor in preschool settings for seven years. She is Trilingual and provides therapy and evaluations in English, Spanish and Greek. Katerina is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), an affiliate of ASHA's Special Interest Group 14 (Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations), a member of ASHA's Hispanic Caucus, and a member of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology. 

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Nadia Ansari

MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Bilingual Extension

Bilingual Speech Supervisor

Nadia Ansari, MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD is a NY State Licensed Speech Language Pathologist who earned her Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Nadia obtains a bilingual extension in Spanish and is also a native speaker of Urdu. Her focus in the realm of speech-language pathology is servicing bilingual and multicultural populations. She has provided therapy in school, clinic, and rehabilitation settings. Nadia has evaluated and treated clients with receptive and expressive language disorders, articulation disorders, as well as aphasia, dysarthria, and cognitive-linguistic deficits. Her goal is to empower families through enhanced communication skills, all while celebrating cultural and linguistic diversity.

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Rebecca McKeown

Ph.D. MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD, 

Speech Supervisor

Rebecca McKeown, MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD received a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from New York University. She also holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Maryland, College Park and a B.A. in linguistics from Harvard University. Rebecca has clinical experience treating children ages 2-14 as well as adults with developmental disabilities, aphasia, and Huntington’s Disease. She has provided treatment in expressive and receptive language, pragmatics, fluency, literacy skills, articulation, and low-tech and high-tech augmentative and assistive communication (AAC). Rebecca has worked in school, preschool, office, and tele-practice settings. As a graduate student in linguistics, Rebecca researched pronoun acquisition in children and in individuals with Williams Syndrome.

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Karen Steinberger-Berenson

MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD,

Speech Supervisor

Karen Steinberger-Berenson, MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD earned her Masters’ from Touro College. She is licensed in the states of New York and Maryland. She is excited to be back working with Katerina and the rest of the staff as a tele-therapist for Premium Therapy! Karen has extensive experience with Early Intervention, Kindergarten, school-age students, and adults. She has provided services in Charter Schools, preschools, rehabilitation facilities, and clinical settings. Karen has experience providing evaluation and therapy services for a variety of pathologies including, receptive- and expressive-delays, developmental delays, articulation and phonological disorders, and autism-spectrum disorders. She has also evaluated and provided services for clients who have had strokes resulting in aphasia. Karen is fluent in both English and Hebrew. Karen is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

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Theresa Donohue

MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Bilingual Extension

Bilingual Speech Supervisor

Theresa Donohue, MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD is a NY State Licensed Speech Language Pathologist and a licensed Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) with a Bilingual Extension in Spanish.  She earned her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Currently, Theresa is pursuing a doctorate in Audiology (AuD) at the CUNY Graduate Center.  She has extensive experience providing speech-language therapy and evaluations to children 0-3 (Early Intervention Program) and to the NYC DOE students, grades K-5. Theresa has worked with children with receptive and expressive language disorders, hearing loss, autism spectrum disorder, phonological disorders, articulation disorders, and learning disabilities. She has received training in a variety of literacy programs and has experience co-teaching phonics to Kindergarten students. Theresa is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

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Michelle Kim

MA CCC-SLP, TSSLD 

 

Michelle Kim, MA CCC-SLP, is a clinical fellow who earned her Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Louisiana State University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences and minor in Psychology from Portland State University. Michelle has extensive experience with Kindergarten and School-age students.  She  has provided clinical services in multiple clinical settings, including Charter Schools, preschools, private practices, and acute care hospitals, treating but not limited to phonological disorders, receptive/expressive languages, aphasia, and dysphagia. She is fluent in both English and Korean. Her goal is to create a welcoming environment for all families to provide them with ideas and support for effective carryover of therapy gains beyond the therapy room. Michelle is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

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Anna Bloom

MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Anna Bloom, MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD, is a clinical fellow who earned her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Tulane University. Anna has experience in working with different populations varying in age, skill level, and cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Anna has treated expressive and receptive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, executive functioning disorders, motor speech disorders, pragmatic delays, and other developmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Anna has treated adults with aphasia, dysphagia, dysarthria, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and other neurodegenerative diseases and neurocognitive disorders. She has worked in private practices and school settings both via teletherapy and in-person. Anna's goal is to provide individualized care to those in need.

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Liz Mateo

MS CF-SLP, TSSLD, Bilingual Extension

Liz Mateo, MS CF-SLP, TSSLD-BE is a clinical fellow who is bilingual in English and Spanish. Liz holds her Masters of science in Speech-Language Pathology with bilingual extension from Adelphi University. Liz earned her BA from Lehman College, CUNY, where she majored in Speech-Language Pathology and minored in Early Childhood Education. Liz has experience with the evaluation and treatment of language and communication disorders throughout early childhood, schools aged children and adult populations. She has treated disorders related to receptive and expressive language disorders, articulation disorders, phonological disorders, apraxia and autism spectrum disorders. She has provided therapy in schools, clinics and via-tele-therapy. Her clinical interests include working with multicultural and linguistically diverse clients in treatment and evaluations.

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Emma Marie Cruz

MS CF-SLP, TSSLDBilingual Extension

 

Emma Marie Cruz, MS, CF-SLP, TSSLD-BE is a clinical fellow who earned her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a bilingual extension in Spanish from Teachers College, Columbia University. Emma has a variety of experience working with diverse populations including preschool and school aged children. Emma has evaluated and treated expressive/receptive disorders, phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, social/pragmatic language challenges, cognitive delays. She has experience implementing speech generating devices to support and motivate communication and has also incorporated pre-literacy development into individual and group sessions. Her focus is to advocate, support, and coach families while celebrating and empowering differences. Her clinical interests include working with bilingual and multicultural populations.

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Dieunifer Delisca

MA CF-SLP, TSSLD

 

Dieunifer Delisca, MA, CF-SLP, TSSLD is a clinical fellow who earned her master’s degree from Emerson College. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Lehman College, with a minor in French. Dieunifer has worked with children in a variety of settings both in person and through teletherapy. She has experience treating expressive and receptive language disorders, articulation and phonology, fluency, literacy and childhood apraxia of speech. Dieunifer is multilingual in Haitian Creole, English and Spanish. Her special interests include bilingual language acquisition, childhood apraxia of speech, stroke and aphasia. Dieunifer also plans on obtaining her bilingual extension in order to be able to reach a wider part of this linguistically and culturally diverse community.

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Daniel Eugenio

MS CF-SLP, TSSLD

 

Daniel Eugenio, CF-SLP, TSSLD,  is a clinical fellow who earned his Master of Science Degree in Speech-language Pathology from Yeshiva University. He earned his Bachelor’s in Communication Disorders from Mercy College. He has provided clinical services to pediatric and adult clients, ranging from elementary kids to senior adults. He successfully assessed and treated clients with a wide range of communication disorders, including speech and language delays, articulation and phonological disorders, language disorders, developmental disabilities (such as autism spectrum disorder), fluency disorders, voice disorders, and cognitive-communication impairments. He has provided therapy via telehealth through multiple private practices and in person in a school setting. His goal is to empower individuals to communicate effectively and enhance their overall quality of life.

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Ginata Pagul
MA CF-SLP, TSSLD

 

Ginata Pagul, MA CF-SLP, TSSLD is a clinical fellow who earned her Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Iona University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders with minors in Deaf Studies and Psychology from SUNY New Paltz. Ginata has experience with preschool and school age children specifically with working on social communication, expressive and receptive language delays, functional language and fluency enhancing techniques.  Ginata tailors interventions to meet the specific needs of each individual. She is also fluent in both English and Russian. 

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Dalia M. Ventura

MS CF-SLP, TSSLDBilingual Extension

 

Dalia Medel Ventura, MS, CF-SLP, TSSLD-BE is a clinical fellow who earned her Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a bilingual extension in Spanish from Long Island University-Brooklyn. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology with a minor in Early Childhood Education from Lehman College. She has experience treating expressive and receptive language disorders, articulation, phonology, literacy, developmental disabilities (i.e., autism spectrum disorder), and fluency. Dalia has also provided speech therapy via telehealth through a private practice and in person in a school setting. Dalia also has experience working with children from preschool to high school. As a NYC native Dalia has seen firsthand the need to help children with diverse and linguistic backgrounds and hopes to achieve that through her service. 

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Soye Han

MS CF-SLP, TSSLDBilingual Extension

 

Soye Han, MS, CF-SLP, TSSLD-BE is a clinical fellow who received her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders with bilingual extension from Teachers College, Columbia University. She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Linguistics from Emory University. Soye is bilingual in English and Korean. Her range of clinical experiences include work with preschool, elementary, and adult populations. She has primarily evaluated and treated expressive/receptive language, articulation and phonological, developmental, and social/pragmatic language disorders in children, as well as aphasia and cognitive-related disorders in adults. She has worked in a variety of settings, including home health, teletherapy, university clinic, private practice, and schools. Soye has experience working with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (speech devices, PECS), play-based therapy, and dynamic therapy approaches to treatment and evaluation.

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Pamela Pinos Angamarca

MS CF-SLP

 

Pamela Pinos Angamarca, MS CF-SLP, is a clinical fellow who earned her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Yeshiva University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders from SUNY New Paltz. Pamela is fluent in English and Spanish and plans to earn her bilingual extension. Pamela has experience working with early intervention, preschool and school-aged children. She has provided therapy in multiple settings such as home health, schools, tele-therapy, child care centers and private practices. Pamela has experience treating expressive and receptive language delays and disorders, articulation and phonology, fluency, literacy, social communication and developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Pamela enjoys collaborating with families and other professionals to deliver patient-centered interventions. Her clinical interests include articulation, pediatric feeding, fluency and working with multicultural and linguistically diverse individuals.

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Noemie Bouteyre

MS CF-SLP, TSSLDBilingual Extension

 

Noemie Bouteyre, MS, CF-SLP, TSSLD-BE is a clinical fellow who received her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders with bilingual extension in French from Teachers College, Columbia University. She received her bachelor's degree in Childhood and Special Education from New York University. Noemie has experience with the evaluation and treatment of language and communication disorders throughout early childhood, school aged children and adult populations. She has primarily evaluated and treated expressive/receptive language disorders, speech sound disorders, fluency disorders, motor speech disorders, and social/pragmatic language disorders in children, as well as dysphagia, aphasia and cognitive-related disorders in adults. She has worked in a variety of settings, including university clinic, private practice, schools and rehabilitation facilities. Her goal is to advocate and support clients and their families, and provide individualized care to diverse populations.

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Addily Garcia

MS CF-SLP, TSSLD

 

Addily Garcia, MS, CF-SLP, TSSLD is a clinical fellow who received her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from New York University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary arts and science with a concentration on Disability Studies from City College and her Associate’s degree from Queensborough Community College. Her clinical skills have been refined through a variety of settings including schools, private practice and inpatient rehabilitation where she treated and evaluated language, articulation, cognitive-linguistic, voice and swallowing disorders in children and adults. She has treated, evaluated and counseled individuals and families in both English and Spanish. As a second language learner she is passionate about supporting and advocating for multicultural and multilingual families and individuals.

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Halley Cromley, M.A. CCC-SLP, TSSLD is a NY State Licensed SLP who earned her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Physics from the Johns Hopkins University, and got interested in Speech-Language Pathology after teaching English in France for a year. Halley has experience providing services to preschool children (ages 3-5), elementary age students, as well as adults in a variety of settings including private practices, schools, tele-health, acute-care hospitals, and outpatient hospitals. She has provided treatment for clients with expressive and receptive language deficits, developmental disabilities, articulation disorders, aphasia, and swallowing disorders. She is passionate about educating both clients and their caregivers/loved ones about the Speech-Language Pathology profession and methodology. Her goal is to empower and help people to communicate their own thoughts, feelings and ideas. Halley is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

Halley Cromley

MA CCC-SLP, TSSLD

 

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Sophia Triandafils

MS CF-SLP, TSSLD

 

Sophia Triandafils, MS CF-SLP, TSSLD is a clinical fellow who earned her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Emerson College and her Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Pennsylvania State University. Sophia has provided clinical services to pediatric and adult clients, gaining extensive experience. Her expertise includes working with preschool and school-aged children, specifically targeting articulation disorders, phonological disorders, auditory processing, expressive/receptive language delays and disorders, as well as a variety of developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder. Sophia believes in implementing client-centered and family-centered care to provide a holistic approach and meet specific individual and family needs.

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Brooke Hayman

MS CF-SLP, TSSLD

 

Brooke Hayman, MS, CF-SLP, TSSLD is a clinical fellow who earned her Master of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Teachers College, Columbia University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences with a minor in Deaf Studies from Boston University. She has developed her clinical skills working with preschool and school age children (both in person and using tele-therapy) in the middle school, high school, and private practice settings. She has treated clients in the areas of expressive and receptive language, articulation, phonology, and fluency. Brooke is passionate about being an advocate for clients and their families while providing care to marginalized populations.

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Caroline Ponce
OFFICE MANAGER

 

Caroline Ponce has a B.A. in Psychology from the City University of New York Hunter College, a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a Master's in Healthcare Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  She has extensive experience in Medical and Rehabilitation Billing and has been a Staffing Coordinator in large Healthcare facilities.  Caroline manages the day to day operations of our two clinics from scheduling to insurance and client billing and everything in between! 

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