Alissa received her Bachelor’s degree in marketing from Hofstra University and her Master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Seton Hall University.
Alissa’s comprehensive experience includes evaluating and treating children with childhood apraxia of speech, receptive-expressive language disorders, articulation disorders and autism spectrum disorder. Alissa is trained in the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) and Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT).
Alissa specializes in articulation and phonological disorders in children. Her expertise in oral motor assessment and treatment includes the young child with ankyloglossia (tethered tongue) as well as the older child with oral facial muscle imbalance and deviate swallow (tongue thrust). Alissa coordinates her findings and therapy plan with the child’s dentist/orthodontist, as warranted. The child’s myofunctional therapy protocol is reviewed and modeled for the caregiver to ensure a comprehensive program.
Alissa joined Suburban Speech Center in 1996.