Our mission at Williamsburg Speaks is to bring child and family-centered speech and language services, as well as occupational therapy services to the community.  We believe in using a holistic approach, incorporating evidence-based practices using play based therapy to create a positive experience for children. We offer a wide range of services, including evaluations, speech and language therapy, family support, and more. In addition, we value the use of supplemental forms of therapy, including yoga and meditation for all children to facilitate development. We are your advocates and supporters, and are here to help your child and family grow wholly and healthfully.

 

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Danielle Bloch, M.S., CCC-SLP

Danielle is a certified Speech and Language Pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Certificate of Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She obtained her Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. Here she learned the importance of evidence-based practice and providing therapy from a child centered approach. She has worked in a variety of school and clinical settings including New York Center for Child Development and NYU Langone Medical Center. Danielle has held the position of Adjunct Professor of Communication Sciences at Long Island University. In the summer of 2017, Danielle developed a speech therapy program in Uganda for children with special needs. In addition, Danielle has completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program from Kula Yoga Project, as well as a 95-hour  training in Mindfulness and Yoga for children from Little Flower Yoga.

Danielle individualizes therapy sessions to fit the needs and interests of every child. She targets speech and language goals through a play based approach. She has experience working with children diagnosed with developmental, intellectual, and emotional challenges (e.g., Autism; ADHD; Apraxia of Speech), expressive and receptive language delays, as well as articulation delays. Danielle is Prompt trained and has experience in Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) systems, Working as part of a multidisciplinary team and teaching families therapeutic strategies is an important part of Danielle’s work, as she feels this helps to best support each child throughout the intervention process.

 
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Ilana Joy Goldstein, M.S., CCC-SLP

Ilana is a certified Speech and Language Pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and Certificate of Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities.  She obtained a Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, and a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Special Education (Birth through Age 5) at Hunter College.  Ilana uses an evidence-based, family-centered approach in delivering speech and language services.  She has worked in a variety of settings, including center-based early childhood programs, home-based speech and language therapy, and preschool and elementary schools around the New York area.  

Ilana believes that parents are the true experts on their own child's development and provides them with the resources and contextual support to help them grow to their full potential.   Speech and language therapy should be a positive and nurturing experience for the entire family.

Jessica Zambito, M.S., OTR/L

Jessica Zambito MS OTR/L works as a pediatric occupational therapist throughout New York City and Brooklyn. She received her Masters of Science degree at Sacred Heart University. Jessica has extensive experience working in school settings, early intervention, home-based, and sensory integration clinics. She provides direct service, parent/family training, school observations, school seminars, and group therapy sessions. Jessica also served as a senior occupational therapist, as well as a supervisor at her previous clinic in Manhattan. She has worked with a variety of children with abilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, neurological, physical and developmental delays. 

Jessica is passionate about self-regulation and sensory processing integration. She utilizes a child-directed, family-centered, and holistic approach to her therapy. Jessica is certified in DIR Floortime, where she uses a playful, creative, and fun approach in her therapy sessions. She has extensive continuing education training in the following areas: Therapeutic Listening, Reflex Integration, NDT, Brain Gym, Astronaut Training, Willbarger DPPT, Executive Functioning, and Handwriting Without Tears. Jessica has also volunteered with Autism Speaks and Projects Abroad in Samoa at a local orphanage. She is an experienced, warm and dedicated therapist who is an integral part in making Williamsburg Speaks a multi-disciplinary, family-centered, and child-directed practice.