As Speech Language Pathologists,
we found it increasingly difficult to locate appropriate
materials for our young clients; particularly those
experiencing delays in early speech sound production.
In addition, we were frequently asked by parents
for materials they could use at home to support their
child's acquisition and use of early consonants and
words. Unable to find a resource that contained all
the elements we were looking for; we set out to create
what these special children and parents were so desperately
in need of… First Sound Series .
Lavinia Pereira, M.A., CCC-SLP, PC
and Michelle Solomon, M.A., CCC-SLP, PC, both earned
their degree in Speech-Language Pathology from New
York University. Each holds a permanent certificate
as a Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped, a
Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA, and
is licensed in New York State.
Currently, Lavinia is in private practice
on Manhattan's Upper East Side and holds a position
as a clinical supervisor of graduate students. Michelle
is currently in private practice with two office
locations on Manhattan's Upper East Side. In addition,
she instructs licensed speech therapists on therapy
technique. Both Lavinia and Michelle specialize in
the assessment and treatment of motor speech disorders.
Their caseloads consist of children diagnosed with
a range of disabilities including: Developmental
Dyspraxia/Apraxia, Autism/ PDD, Dysarthria, Down
Syndrome, Developmental Delay, Sensory Integration
Disorder, and Auditory Processing Disorder.
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