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 and 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.
Our Therapists have Master's degrees in Speech-Language
Pathology by ASHA-Accredited Graduate University Programs
MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Joan Fleischer, MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD earned her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from New York University. Joan earned her Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Linguistics. She has provided speech therapy services in school, clinic, and hospital settings. Joan has experience working with the evaluation and treatment of language delays, articulation and phonological disorders, autism spectrum disorders, aphasia, apraxia, fluency, cleft plate, swallowing disorders and accent reduction. Joan supervises graduate students and Clinical Fellows in schools and our clinic. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
MS CF-SLP, TSSLD
Rebecca McKeown, MS CF-SLP, TSSLD is a clinical fellow who received a Master of Science degree from New York University. She also holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Maryland, College Park. 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 as a student intern in school, clinic, hospital, and adult day habilitation settings. As a graduate student in linguistics, Rebecca researched pronoun acquisition in children and in individuals with Williams Syndrome.
MS CF-SLP, TSSLD, Bilingual Ext
Julie Smith, MS CF-SLP/TSSLD-Bilingual Extension earned her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Teachers College, Columbia University. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Art in Spanish from Saint Joseph’s University, and is an ASHA member who is certified to provide speech and language services in both Spanish and English. Julie has experience in evaluating and treating pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations in school, clinic, rehabilitation, and hospital settings.
She has experience working with various communication needs including expressive and receptive language delay/disorder, literacy development/disorder, phonological disorders, articulation disorders, cleft palate speech, aphasia, cognitive-communicative disorders, dysarthria, apraxia, and dysphagia. Julie also has experience working with clinical populations in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Colombia.
MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Bilingual Ext
Maria Exarchakis, MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD earned her Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Teachers College, Columbia University. Maria holds a bilingual extension and is certified to provide speech and language evaluations and therapy in English, Spanish, and Greek. She is an ASHA member and has experience in schools, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, and home settings. Her experience includes providing evaluations and therapy to pediatric and adult clients with articulation disorders, expressive and receptive language delays, fluency disorders, voice disorders, cleft palate, aphasia, swallowing disorders, apraxia, dysarthria, and cognitive disorders. She has experience as an ABA therapist and is experienced with augmentative and alternative communication.
MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Bilingual Ext
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 obtained a bilingual extension in Spanish and is also a native speaker of Urdu. Nadia’s focus in the realm of speech-language pathology is servicing bilingual and multicultural populations. She has provided therapy in the hospital/rehabilitation, school, and clinic settings. Nadia has evaluated and treated clients with receptive and expressive language disorders, developmental delays, articulation disorders, as well as aphasia, dysarthria, cognitive-linguistic deficits, and dysphagia.
MS CF-SLP, TSSLD
Taylor Kreis, MS CF-SLP, TSSLD earned her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Teachers College, Columbia University. She received her Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Florida, where she majored in Communication Sciences and Disorders and minored in Health Disparities in Society. She has worked with pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations. Taylor has provided services in hospitals, clinics, and schools. She has experience in the areas of articulation, phonology, language, literacy, cognitive aspects, autism spectrum disorder, dysphagia, feeding, cleft palate, apraxia, dysarthria, augmentative and alternative communication, and voice.
MA CF-SLP, TSSLD
MA CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Katherine Paulino, MA CF-SLP, TSSLD, Bilingual Extension is a clinical fellow who earned her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Lehman College, CUNY. Through her clinical training she performed diagnostic evaluations and intervention for varied populations (e.g. early childhood, school age, and adults) with a variety of communication disorders. She has experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, articulation and phonological disorders, developmental delays, language learning disabilities, aphasia, and hearing loss. She has provided therapy in ambulatory facilities, clinics, and schools. She has been involved in research focusing on Spanish-English bilingual adults with aphasia. Her research interests also encompasses assessment and treatment of bilingual children with specific language impairment (SLI).
Thomas Ellison, MA CCC-SLP, TSSLD is a New York State Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who earned his Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Lehman College, CUNY. He has experience with the evaluation and treatment of language and communication disorders in both pediatric and adult populations. Thomas has treated disorders related to receptive and expressive language delays, voice, articulation and phonology, fluency, and aphasia. He has provided therapy in rehabilitation facilities, clinics, and schools.