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 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.
Additionally, Alissa specializes in childhood apraxia of speech and receptive-expressive language disorders. She is trained in Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT) and the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP).
Alissa joined Suburban Speech Center in 1996.