Suburban Speech Center is a private pediatric speech-language therapy center that has received national and statewide recognition for its outstanding services.

Introducing Our Newest Program


The NEW Fast ForWord®

The NEW Fast ForWord® is a computerized language/auditory processing intervention that uses the principles of neuroplasticity to make fast, permanent changes to your child’s brain – which will make auditory processing, language, learning and reading much easier for your child.   Fast ForWord® has been proven by extensive research to help children pay attention longer, process information faster, and comprehend what they’re hearing and reading.

Our Fast ForWord® Home intervention service combines the power of Fast ForWord® with weekly speech-language therapy with our licensed professional speech-language pathologists to ensure optimal results.  Weekly therapy sessions will provide instruction for approaching challenging Fast ForWord® tasks so that your child can advance through difficult exercises with success!


Suburban Speech Center has been chosen as 2019 New Jersey’s Favorite Kids’ Docs by NJ Family Magazine.

Our Team

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologists
Suburban Speech Center was created by Dr. Nancy Polow 40 years ago in South Orange, NJ. In 1998, the Center moved to its current location in Short Hills, NJ in order to expand its staff and specialized services.

Meet The Team

Our practice is comprised of 15 highly trained licensed speech-language pathologists who specialize in treating the following:

  • Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
  • Articulation Disorders
  • Auditory Processing Disorders (APD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Deviate Swallow (Tongue Thrust)
  • Emergent Literacy
  • Executive Functions Deficits
  • Receptive-Expressive Language Delays/Disorders
  • Fluency (Stuttering)
  • Oral Motor Disorders
  • Phonological Disorders
  • Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorders
  • Voice and Resonance Disorders
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In the News

Dr. Nancy Polow awarded the 2019 Unity Achievement Award – May 2019

Nancy Kaufman M.A., CCC-SLP
Specialist in apraxia, consulted with our staff, children and their families on 4/20/2018 Read more


Dr. CeCelia McCarton, M.D. Specialist in autism presented a workshop at Suburban Speech Center on 5/18/15 Read more

Lois Heymann M.A., CCC-SLP
Specialist in auditory processing, presented workshop at Suburban Speech Center on 1/23/15
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Since 1978, Suburban Speech Center has offered evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders for preschool and school aged children.

Knowing that one therapy approach does not fit all, the Suburban Speech Center staff combines the latest research and most innovative methods in order to maximize each child’s potential.

An essential component of our therapy process is a strong home program to carryover treatment techniques for increased success. Parent/caregiver involvement is an integral part of the therapeutic process. Families/caregivers and outside specialists are provided with strategies and important information.

Our Center offers a warm, family-friendly environment.

Suburban Speech Center is Celebrating 40 years!