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(Disclosure: All of our instructors and mentors are independent contractors of the PROMPT Institute.  No relevant non-financial relationships exist)

North America

 

United States



 

Martha Lee Adams, M.Ed., M.A., CCC-SLP

Austin, Texas

Martha is the instructor-coordinator for the PROMPT Institute. She travels extensively teaching PROMPT both within the USA and internationally. She is involved in the mentoring program with the PROMPT Institute. She has a private practice in Austin, Texas, MLee-SLP, LLC. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA and is licensed in Texas . She has specialized training and Certifications for all levels of PROMPT, Specialty Training in Infant and Toddler Family Centered Intervention and Certification in the Hanen Parent Training program.


Aside from PROMPT , she has done extensive post graduate work and training in the areas of autism/PDD, feeding, swallowing, sensory integration and Therapeutic Listening. Her areas of expertise include: infants, toddlers and preschoolers with neuro-sensory-motor-speech disorders; feeding disorders, and neurological impairments. She has developed programs and trained others in treatments involving symbolic play and feeding. Her treatments include an interdisciplinary approach with sensory integration and communication - language intervention.

If you would like to contact Martha regarding mentoring, please click here

 



 

Edwyna Alexander, M.A., CCC-SLP

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Edwyna has worked as a clinician at the PROMPT Institute in Santa Fe, NM since 2008, working with a diverse caseload of patients ages 2 through adults. Prior to this, she practiced as a clinician at a private practice MLee-SLP in Austin, Texas. From 1997-2007, Edwyna also served on the Board of Directors and as a Speech-Language Pathologist at her interdisciplinary clinic in Austin. She helped develop interdisciplinary programs and supervised and trained SLP’s and graduate clinicians. Edwyna has taught PROMPT workshops throughout the United States as a Primary Instructor for the PROMPT Institute since 2002.


She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA as well as Texas and New Mexico licensure in Speech Language Pathology and Certification in Hanen Parent Training. In addition to PROMPT training beginning in 1995, she has extensive post graduate training and experience in autism/PDD, auditory processing, and sensory integration. Her caseload includes children with autism/PDD as well as children and adults with language, motor speech, and sensory disorders with treatment focused on interdisciplinary aspects of speech and language. In addition to private practice, she has worked in rehabilitation agencies, schools, and rehabilitation hospitals.

If you would like to contact Edwyna regarding mentoring, please click here

 


 

Olympia Avignone, MA, CCC-SLP, CPC

Haines Falls, New York

 

Olympia has over 30 years’ experience working with the pediatric population with disabilities including: motor speech disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, dysarthria, language and feeding disorders, sensory integration dysfunction, pervasive developmental disorder and autism spectrum disorder.

She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA, is licensed in New York State as a Speech Language Pathologist and as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped.

In her private practice she currently delivers services, home and office based, to clients of all ages in Greene and Ulster counties and provides consultation services to individuals, school districts and programs in neighboring counties.

She has been using PROMPT since 1999 and is an Instructor for the PROMPT Institute since 2001.She teaches the 3 day PROMPT courses, parent workshops; conducts community lectures, PROMPT study groups and mentors speech language pathologists learning the PROMPT technique.

If you would like to contact Olympia, regarding mentoring, please click here

 


 

Megan Barrett, M.S., CCC-SLP

Brooklyn, New York

Megan provides speech-language services to toddlers, preschoolers and school age children with a wide range of impairments including motor-speech, Down Syndrome, Autism/PDD and language disorders.  She works in a private practice in Brooklyn, New York.  Prior to working in a private practice, Megan provided home based and school based speech-language therapy to children ranging in ages from 11 months to 18 years of age.  She earned her degree in Speech-Language Pathology from SUNY New Paltz and holds a professional certificate as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. She is ASHA certified and licensed in New York and New Jersey.

If you would like to contact Megan, please click here.

 

 


 

Amy Clark, M.S., CCC-SLP

Savage, Minnesota

Amy is a treatment clinician and CARES representative at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. She has extensive experience working with children with developmental delays, motor speech disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and language disorders. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competency and is licensed in Minnesota. She has been responsible for providing supervision for other speech-language pathologists and graduate students.


In addition to PROMPT training, she has post graduate training and experience in auditory processing, Fast ForWord, Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), childhood apraxia of speech, and feeding. Past experience included work with adults and junior high school students. Amy has a special interest in motor speech disorders.

If you would like to contact Amy, regarding mentoring, please click here

 




Tracey Delio, M.A.CCC/SLP,

Great Neck, New York

 

Tracey has a private practice on Long Island, New York. She is ASHA certified and also holds a degree as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped. Tracey served as a school based therapist providing speech therapy to middle and high school students before entering private practice. She worked with various populations while servicing children in Early Intervention and Preschool programs. 

Additionally, Tracey has served on a number of ABA teams and specializes in disorders related to PDD and Autism. She has been utilizing and studying PROMPT for the past 6 years.

If you wish to contact Tracey regarding mentoring, please click here.

 




 

Karalynne DelToro, MS , CCC-SLP

Arlington, Virgina

 

KaraLynne has a private practice in a suburb of Washington D.C. She is presently utilizing the PROMPT system of therapy to remediate speech and language deficits in children with a range of disabilities including assorted motor speech disorders, phonological disorders, language delay and PDD/autism disorders. 

In addition to private practice she has worked in clinics, schools and hospitals. Her expertise includes training parents in early language acquisition and stimulation techniques.

If you would like to contact Karalynne, regarding mentoring, please click here

 



 

Jackie Dolson-Shewchuk, M.S.L.P.(C)

New York, New York

 

Jackie Dolson-Shewchuk MSLP CCC-SLP is a private practitioner in New York City.  Her scope of practice is largely with children diagnosed with motor speech disorders and/or autism spectrum disorders.  She also provides outreach services to multidisciplinary & ABA teams as well as school boards.  Jackie has worked within early intervention, pre-school, school and hospital settings.  Jackie received both her undergraduate and graduate training in Canada and is a member of CASLPA and ASHA.  She has been using PROMPT since 1999.

If you wish to contact Jackie regarding mentoring, please click here

 




Jennifer Eigen, M.S., CCC-SLP

Brooklyn, New York

 

Jennifer has a private practice in Brooklyn, New York. Therapists in her practice provide service toddlers, preschoolers and school age children with a wide range of issues including motor-speech, language and autistic spectrum disorders. 

She holds a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, a CCC from ASHA and a NY State license in speech-language pathology. Her prior experience includes work in an early intervention program, a public preschool and a children's rehabilitation hospital. Jennifer began using PROMPT in 2000 and is currently planning and implementing PROMPT research, contributing to PROMPT publications and teaching PROMPT courses. Jennifer also chairs the PROMPT Institute's Course Development Committee.

If you would like to contact Jen, regarding mentoring, please click here

 



 

Lisa Rothman Freeman, MS CCC SLP-A

Great Neck, New York

 

Lisa is a private practice clinician in the New York City and Long Island areas. She is ASHA certified and licensed in speech/language pathology, audiology and as a teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped in NY State. Her experience includes coordinating speech, audiology and aural rehabilitation programs as well as student supervision in clinical settings. 

She is currently working with early intervention, preschool and school age populations specializing in oral-motor and feeding disorders, motor speech disorders, sensory integration disorders, language delay and hearing impairment. She has been studying and using PROMPT with her patients since 1999.

If you would like to contact Lisa, reagarding mentoring, please click here

  



 

Donna S. Gaines, M.A. CCC-SLP

Arlington, Virginia

 

Donna is the Executive Director of Children’s Speech and Language Services, in Falls Church, Virginia and in Springfield, VA,-  a private clinic serving children, birth to twenty years of age, presenting with a wide variety of language, learning, speech and attention difficulties.

A licensed and practicing SLP for over 35 years, she has been a PROMPT Certified Instructor since 1999. Donna conducts local PROMPT study groups throughout the year. She enjoys mentoring other SLPs in the wonders of PROMPT!

Donna’s areas of expertise include treatment of toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary school-age children who have not yet discovered the joy of talking. Donna enjoys parent training and coaching in early language acquisition and stimulation and working with motor speech disorders in the young child.

If you would like to contact Donna, regarding mentoring, please click here

 



 

Terry Hall, M.A., CCC-SLP

Denver, Colorado

Terry is a speech-language pathologist at JFK Partners, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. She also provides speech-language services for The Rise School of Denver which offers integrated programming for children with Down Syndrome ranging in ages from 15 months to 5 years of age. She specializes in work with children with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, and motor speech disorders.


Currently, she is involved in multi-discipline evaluation, treatment, parent education, school consultation, supervision/training, and research for children with autism spectrum disorders. Her work has taken her to many places in the United States and in Europe.

If you would like to contact Terry, regarding mentoring, please click here



 

Ginny Hemmer, MA CCC-SLP

Springfield, Virgina

 

Ginny is the Clinical Director of Children’s Speech and Language Services of Springfield. This is a private clinic in Springfield, Virginia that specializes in serving individuals, age 15 months to 20 years with a wide variety of language, learning, speech and sensory processing difficulties. Ginny has over 15 years experience working as a speech language pathologist. Past experience includes working with adults in hospital and rehab facilities, as well as work in the public schools. She has been utilizing PROMPT treatment for over ten years and enjoys mentoring other speech language pathologists in their use of the PROMPT system.

If you wish to contact Ginny, regarding mentoring, please click here

 


 

Saba Torabi Hernandez, M.S., CCC-SLP

Los Angeles, California

 

Saba has a private practice in the Los Angeles area where she provides in home services.  Her caseload largely consists of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, PDD, motor speech disorders, childhood apraxia of speech and stuttering.  Her prior work experience has been with an early intervention clinic, public school and working with adults.  She graduated with both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from California State University Northridge.  She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competency from ASHA and is licensed in California.  She has been responsible for providing supervision for graduate students and speech-language pathologist assistants.  In addition to PROMPT, she is Hanen Certified and has post-graduate training and experience in stuttering, sensory integration, auditory processing and feeding therapy.  She has been using PROMPT therapy since 2006.

If you wish to contact Saba, please click here.

 


  

Cheryl Small Jackson, M.S., CCC-SLP

 New Rochelle, New York

 

Cheryl is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Small Jewels, Inc, an organization in Westchester County, New York that provides speech, language, audiological, educational, occupational therapy and physical therapy services to children in the Early Intervention, Pre-school and school age programs. She has over 20 years of experience working in a variety of settings with many different populations. Her areas of special interest and experience include oral motor and feeding therapy with infants and children, cleft palate, sensory integration disorders, motor-speech disorders and language delays/disorders. She has been using PROMPT since 1999.


She has taught at the college level as well as presenting locally to professionals and parents on various topics regarding oral motor, feeding and speech and language development. Cheryl holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA and has New York licensure in Speech and Language Pathology. She is a board member of the Westchester Speech and Language Association where she also serves as the Newsletter Editor. She has undertaken extensive training in augmentative and alternative forms of communication and as well as providing workshops for both professionals and parents she has been involved in teaching at certificate level. Feeding problems, particularly in early infancy, is another area of special interest. She has a wide range of experience in a variety of communication disorders with all age groups and is a registered infants / primary teacher.

If you wish to contact Cheryl regarding mentoring, please click here

 



Bob Kiernan M.S.,CCC-SLP

Milford, Connecticut

 

Bob is a Birth-3 clinician in western Connecticut. He holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA and is licensed in Connecticut. Bob's areas of expertise include infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with language, oral motor, and motor speech disorders. In addition to providing direct therapy, Bob is part of an interdisciplinary team providing consultative services to therapists, teachers, and families concerning children's speech language growth and development. Bob also works in private practice servicing children Birth-5 years of age.

If you would like to contact Bob, regarding mentoring, please click here

 

 


 

Julie A. Madonia, M.A., CCC-SLP

River Edge, New Jersey

 

Julie is a practicing speech-language pathologist specializing in oral- motor, feeding/swallowing and motor speech disorders. Julie has maintained an active private practice while working at the Hospital for Special Surgery as the Clinical Supervisor of Pediatrics. There she coordinates Speech Pathology services as well as Physical, Occupational and Psychology services.


She has lectured in the area of feeding/swallowing disorders and supervises graduate students from several programs in the New York area. Julie received NDT certification in 1987 and further specialized training, completing the 3 week NDT Baby Certification course. Julie has been using and practicing PROMPT since 1997.

If you would like to contact Julie, regarding mentoring, please click here

 

 

 

Natalia Eva Mir, MS, CCC-SLP

New York, New York

Natalia is an ASHA certified bilingual speech-language pathologist in New York City .She completed her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is licensed in New York State as a Speech-Language Pathologist and as a Teacher of Speech and Language Disabilities. Natalia earned her New York State Bilingual Certification at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has more than 15 years of clinical practice working in schools and hospital settings, and with the NYS early intervention program. She has also taught at the University of Buenos Aires and she currently supervises graduate students in the New York area. Natalia has worked with a variety of disabilities including motor speech disorders, developmental language delays and PDD/ Autism spectrum disorders.

To contact Natalia, click here.

 



 

Gayle Merrefield, MEd, CCC-SLP

New York, New York

 Gayle is a clinician who owns a small pediatric private practice in New York City. With more than 37 years as a certified and licensed SLP, Gayle has been privileged to develop her skills in a variety of work settings: public schools, special needs preschools, early intervention, neurodevelopment pediatrician’s office, and private practice. Gayle’s clinical interests in recent years have focused on youngsters with motor speech disorders, language delays and social pragmatic difficulties.

Gayle became PROMPT instructor in 2005. Gayle loves teaching PROMPT courses and also leads local PROMPT study groups. Gayle has a strong commitment to mentoring clinicians through the PROMPT experience.

If you would like to contact Gayle, regarding mentoring, please click here

 



 

Jennifer Moore, M.S., CCC-SLP

Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

 

Jennifer Moore is a licensed speech-language pathologist in northern New Jersey.  Jennifer maintains a full time private practice in Wayne, NJ, and is an adjunct professor and clinical supervisor at Kean University.  Jennifer has a special interest in motor speech disorders, autism, and sensory processing disorders.  She has completed formal training in DIR Floortime, NDT, and ABA.  Jennifer received her bachelor's and master's degrees from East Stroudsburg University.  She is currently completing her doctoral degree in speech pathology. The focus of her dissertation is on the use of PROMPT with children with autism.

To contact Jennifer, pleace click here.

 

 

 

Marcus Neal, M.S., CCC-SLP

Austin, Texas

Marcus provides speech-language services to children ranging in ages from 2-14 years old with a wide variety of motor speech, language, and developmental disorders.  He works at a small private practice that focuses on providing family-focused therapy integrating all aspects of PROMPT into every session.

Marcus graduated from the University of Texas and later received his Master’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).  He holds his national Certificate of Clinical Competence and is licensed in the state of Texas.  He has been using PROMPT Therapy since 2004.

To contact Marcus, pleace click here.



 

Denielle O'Dowd, M.S., CCC-SLP

Easton, Connecticut

Denielle O'Dowd  holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA as well as Connecticut and New York licensure in Speech Language Pathology.


Denielle provides direct services to various populations including, Birth-3, pre-school and school aged children. In addition she provides consultative services and maintains a private practice.


Denielle has over 10 years of experience working with a variety of disabilities including motor speech disorders, developmental delays and spectrum disorders. She began teaching PROMPT in  2000.  In additon to PROMPT certification, Denielle holds an Early Intervention Specialist Certification.

 



 

Jennnifer Shapiro, M.A. CCC-SLP

Plainview, New York

 

Jennifer works in a private practice in Long Island, New York. She received her masters degree from Adelphi University and is a certified member of ASHA. Jennifer has previously worked in the public school system and has provided speech and language therapy through the New York Early Intervention Program. Her current caseload includes children ages 2-10 years exhibiting a variety of developmental delays including pervasive developmental disorder, autism, apraxia, and sensory integration dysfunction. 

Jennifer began her PROMPT training in 2002 and has been using it within her therapy sessions ever since.

If you would like to contact Jennifer, regarding mentoring, please click here

 



 

Gail Scher, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Willmette, Illinois

 

Gail received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1986. She currently works at NSSED a cooperative in the Chicago North Shore suburbs. She works on a multidisciplinary team with infants and toddlers. In addition she works with toddlers and school age children in private practice in Wilmette, Illinois. Her caseload includes children with motor-speech disorders, sensory integration disorders, autism, hearing impairments, as well as children with neurological impairments. PROMPT has changed the way Gail assesses, and treats children with a wide range of communication disorders.


After incorporating what she learned in the introductory course and seeing rapid dramatic changes in her patients, she knew she needed to learn more. Now Gail is excited to share what she has learned with speech language pathologists in the Midwest. Gail is ASHA certified, and licensed in speech/language pathology as well as Early Intervention and Assessment in the state of Illinois.

If you would like to contact Gail, regarding mentoring, please click here

 



 

Kayle Shulenberger, MA, CCC-SLP

Seattle, Washington

 

Kayle earned her degrees in Speech Language Pathology at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. She has been in private practice for the majority of her career. Kayle has experience in schools, hospitals, nursing homes and as a clinical supervisor at Western Washington University. She is also certified in English as a Second Language and taught English in Kyoto, Japan. 

She now specializes in the treatment of children with speech production disorders. Kayle was first trained in PROMPT in 1996, and has been a PROMPT instructor since 1999. Kayle is also involved in SmarTalk, and develops PROMPT based treatment materials with Alice Stroutsos.

If you would like to contact Kayle regarding mentoring, please click here

 



 

Michelle Solomon, M.A., CCC-SLP

Hoboken, New Jersey

 

Michelle earned her degree in Speech-Language Pathology from New York University . She 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 . Michelle has worked in a variety of settings including the New York Department of Education, center-based pre-schools, and provided home-based services through Early Intervention. She has training and experience with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Floortime, and addressing Sensory Processing Disorders.


Currently, Michelle is in private practice with two office locations; Manhattan 's Upper West Side and Upper East Side . She specializes in the assessment and treatment of motor speech disorders. Her caseload consists of children diagnosed with a range of disabilities including: Developmental Dyspraxia, Autism/ PDD, Dysarthria, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delay, Sensory Integration Disorder, and Auditory Processing Disorder. Family training and a team approach are an integral part of every treatment plan.

If you wish to contact Michelle regarding mentoring, please click here

 



 

Atara Stern, M.S.CCC-SLP

Merrick, New York

 

Atara is a full-time Speech-Language Pathologist in a Long Island, NY School District, where she provides services for children at the elementary level and PROMPT consult services for all children within the district through age twenty-one.  Atara also provides in-home services for children with motor speech disorders, feeding difficulties, and various language delays. In addition to PROMPT, Atara’s work with both children and adults includes specialization in Apraxia, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Phonological and Articulation Disorders, Auditory Processing, Pragmatic Language Disorders and Receptive and Expressive Language Delays.

Atara holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association), TSSLD (Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities) from the Department of Education, and licensure in Speech and Language Pathology from New York State. Atara received her Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Adelphi University, where she worked subsequently as Clinical Supervisor at Adelphi’s Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders, and where she serves currently as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

If you would like to contact Atara, please click here

 

 


 

Alice Stroutsos, M.S.-CCC-SLP

Seattle, Washington

 

Alice holds a Master's Degree from Boston University, a Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA, and a Washington state license in Speech-Language Pathology. Alice has been practicing since 1980 with clinical experience in Boston and the greater Seattle area at rehabilitation hospitals, acute care hospitals, and outpatient clinics. She has been in private practice since 1996. Her caseload consists of children diagnosed with a range of disabilities including: Developmental Dyspraxia, Autism/ PDD, Dysarthria, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delay, Sensory Integration Disorder, and Auditory Processing Disorder. Family training and a team approach are an integral part of every treatment plan. 

Alice is certified in PROMPT and has been a PROMPT Instructor since 1999. She is part owner of SmarTalk, Inc., a materials development company for PROMPT-based therapy materials. She is also featured on the SIGN with your BABY® Complete Learning Kit.

 

If you would like to contact Alice, regarding mentoring, please click here

 

 

 

Marissa Ramos-Vitarelli, MA, CCC-SLP

Staten Island, New York

 

Marissa is an ASHA Certified and New York State Licensed Speech Language Pathologist. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders from the College of Saint Rose and her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from New York University. Marissa has used PROMPT since 2003 with children and adults in a variety of settings including schools, private practice, rehabilitation homes, and early intervention. 

Currently, Marissa is the Clinical Supervisor of Speech Language Pathologists at The Perfect Playground on Staten Island, New York. She also provides private consultations, evaluations and treatment of children with motor speech disorders and feeding disorders.

If you would like to contact Marissa, regarding mentoring, please click here

 


 

Danielle Weis, MA, CCC-SLP

Arlington, virginia

 

Danielle Weis is a private practitioner in the Washington D.C. area.  Her scope of practice is in treating toddlers, preschoolers and school aged children with a variety of impairments that involve language, learning and speech difficulties.  Danielle has over 15 years of experience treating children with motor speech disorders, childhood apraxia, autism spectrum disorder, PDD, sensory integration and feeding difficulties.  She is ASHA certified and is licensed in Virginia.  She has been using PROMPT therapy since 2007.

If you would like to contact Danielle, please click here

 


 

Maria Laura Toledo,  CCC-SLP

Duarte, California

Laura is a practicing bilingual speech-language pathologist in Los Angeles. She works full time for a school district within Los Angeles County, where she provides services for children at the preschool and elementary level and PROMPT consult services and bilingual evaluations for children within the district ages 3 through 21. She also provides private in-home services, conducts bilingual evaluations and supervises Speech-Language Pathologist Assistants. Her scope of practice is largely with children and adolescents with a variety of disabilities including motor speech disorders, PDD/Autism Spectrum Disorders, Phonological and Articulation Disorders, Down Syndrome and Language Disorders.   She has worked within early intervention, pre-school, school, hospital settings and rehab facilities. Laura completed her Bachelor's and Master’s of Science degrees in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Universidad Nacional de Cordoba in Cordoba,  Argentina. In addition to PROMPT certification, Laura is certified in PECS, Castillo Morales Concept and Hanen Programs “It takes two to Talk” and “More than Words”. She also has completed training in DIR Floortime and ABA. She holds state licensure in California. Laura has been using PROMPT since 2008.

If you would like to contact Laura, please click here

 

CANADA

 

 

Debra Goshulak, M.H.Sc., Reg. CASLPO, S-LP(C)

Toronto, Ontario

 

Debra is a treatment clinician and the research co-ordinator at the Toronto Children’s Centre, Speech Foundation of Ontario. She holds an instructor status at the University of Toronto. Debra has focused her clinical skills on the treatment and research of motor speech disorders and has gained extensive experience with the PROMPT system. She has spoken at workshops and conferences internationally and provides consultations to Speech-Language Pathologists provincially on a regular basis.


Debra was the first Certified PROMPT Technique-Introduction Workshop Instructor (1990) and began acting as an Instructor in 1983. Since that time she has conducted multiple PROMPT workshops, training courses.

If you would like to contact Deb, regarding mentoring, please click here

 

 

 

Rosanna Sim, M.Sc., Reg. CASLPO

Niagara falls, ontario

 

Rosanna owns a private practice which services preschool and school-aged children in the Niagara
Region.  Since she graduated in 1996, she has worked in a number of clinical settings in both the 
public and private sectors.  Rosanna has provided services to children with a range of 
communication difficulties and has a keen interest in motor speech disorders.  She has also 
supervised Speech Pathology and Communication Disorders Assistant students from both Canada 
and the US.  Additionally, Rosanna has been Hanen trained in It Takes Two to Talk and in More 
Than Words.  

Rosanna has been using PROMPT since her training in 2006. 
If you wish to contact Rosanna regarding mentoring, please click here

  

 

 

Jodi Sommer R.SLP MSLP S-LP(C)

Edmonton, Alberta

 

Jodi is a private practice clinician in Northern Alberta, Canada. She provides services to preschool and school-age children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, speech-motor and language and learning disorders in both preschool and clinical settings. 

Prior to starting her private practice, Jodi had clinical experience in early intervention. Jodi is passionate about parent training and parent involvement in the intervention process. She has been using PROMPT in her practice since 2002.

If you wish to contact Jodi regarding mentoring, please click here

 



 

Michele Weerts, M.A. S-LP, Reg. CASLPO

Windsor, Ontario

Michele works in her private practice as well as part time at a children's treatment centre in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She graduated in 1993 and has worked with a variety of patients at schools, hospitals and in private practice. Michele has worked extensively in the treatment and evaluation of infants to school aged children with numerous diagnosis' including motor speech disorders, language disorders and pediatric dysphagia. 

She has utilized all aspects of PROMPT in her practice since she began training in 2001.

If you would like to contact Michele, regarding mentoring, please click here



AUSTRALIA



 

Kathryn Daniels, B. Sp. Th, MSPA

Suffolk Park, New South Wales

 

Kathryn is a registered Speech Pathologist on the Gold Coast in Queensland (Australia) and in Northern New South Wales (Australia) with Combined Therapy Consultants, a multidisciplinary private practice. She has been practicing Speech Pathology with children and adults for 20 years in a variety of settings including Community Health, Hospitals, Education and Rehabilitation.


Kathryn was first trained in PROMPT in 1999. She works primarily with children with a range of needs including autism, physical disabilities, learning and literacy disabilities, specific language difficulties and motor speech disorders. She works with children on an individual basis and provides training, support and programming for children's caregivers, including parents, child care workers and teachers.

If you would like to contact Kathryn regarding mentoring, please click here

  


 

Ainsley Poulos, Ba Appl. Sc (Speech Pathology), MSPA, CPSP

Sydney, NSW

Ainsley is the director of Eastside Speech Solutions in Sydney Australia- a private practice serving both children and adults with a variety of developmental and acquired speech and language difficulties as well as literacy and stuttering.  She has worked for more than 20 years in hospitals, rehabilitation units and private practice with both children and adults.

She particularly enjoys working with infants and toddlers.
Ainsley first trained in PROMPT in 2005 to help her son, and has used her skills to help many other children and adults ever since.

If you would like to contact Ainsley, regarding mentoring, please click here




 

Anne Walker, B. Sp. Th, MSPA

New Farm, Queensland

 

Anne graduated from the University of Queensland in Australia in 1998 and worked as a speech pathologist within Education Queensland, Community Health Services in Northern New South Wales for 6 years. Anne is currently in private practice on the Gold Coast. Anne has a special interest in working with young children with developmental delays and disabilities, as well as school aged children experiencing language and literacy related learning difficulties. Anne first trained in PROMPT in 2001 and has been using PROMPT with a wide range of patients ever since.


Anne is also working on a research project at the University of Queensland which is titled, "The Effectiveness Of Tactual Input In The Treatment Of Speech Disorders."

If you would like to contact Anne, regarding mentoring, please click here


EUROPE


THE NETHERLANDS


 

Karin Brinkmann

Eindhoven

 

After having worked in her private clinic for 25 years, Karin now focuses on mentoring SLP's, PT's and OT's, teachers and (professional) caregivers. Her main specialty are children with speech and language
disorders, sensory processing disorders, and/or neurological disorders.

Karin has been a PROMPT instructor since 2008 and travels the world to teach for PROMPT in English, Dutch and German. Where ever she travels to she will integrate PROMPT in the spoken language of the country, and make the PROMPTs specific so the speech therapists can immediately use the
PROMPTs in their own language. Besides teaching about PROMPT, Karin also teaches workshops on sensory processing disorders.

If you would like to contact Karin regarding mentoring, please click here





 

Marianne Raaijmakers, M.A.

Eindhoven

 

Marianne works as a lecturer in Logopedics at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. She lectures in the area of speech disorders in children. She has a small caseload of school-aged children with speech disorders. 

Marianne was first trained in PROMPT in 2004. Together with Karin Brinkmann she translated the PROMPT teaching manual into Dutch. She has taught PROMPT workshops and presented at conferences for PROMPT.

If you would like to contact Marianne, regarding mentoring, please click here



GERMANY


 

Elizabeth Kuegeler Wolters

Nuremberg

Beth received her Masters of Arts from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland,Ohio,and was first trained in PROMPT in Sept. 2001.  Beth has been a PROMPT instructor since 2008. She was the speech-language pathology coordinator and worked closely with occupational and physical therapists in private practice in Aptos California, prior to establishing her own private practice in Nürnberg, Germany in 2004. Beth specializes in serving children with speech-language disorders and a variety of developmental disabilities. She also offers PROMPT consulting / mentoring services to families and speech-language professionals.

Together with German colleagues, she is responsible for the translation and updating of the German PROMPT workshop materials.  It is her goal to provide more knowledge about PROMPT to the German-speaking world and Europe. Beth is also active on the PROMPT research committee.

If you would like to contact Beth regarding mentoring, please click here

 

ITALY


 

Irina Podda

Genoa

Irina is an Italian Speech Language Pathologist who operates in a clinical setting in Genoa, Italy.  She holds the title of Laurea di primo livello in Logopedia and of Laurea Magistrale in Scienze delle Professioni Sanitarie della Riabilitazione

She is specialized in the treatment of children with childhood apraxia of speech, developmental dysarthria, autism spectrum disorders, deafness and developmental and acquired language disorders.  She is teaching and tutoring students of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Genova and offers her experience for supervision and counseling to parents, teachers and specialized educators.

If you would like to contact Irina, please click here

 


SOUTH AMERICA

 

ARGENTINA


 

Maria Gabriela Sanchez

La Rioja

 

Gaby is a private practice neurologist clinician with Licenciada en Fonoaudiología, in La Rioja, Argentina. She has international certifications in techniques related to Castillo Morales Concept for regulating orofacial and corporal tone ( Argentina-Germany); in Auditory Training ( Ingo Stainbach.USA); and in introduction Floortime of Greenspan. In addition, Gabriela holds specialized training in Sensory Integration topics.


She has been using PROMPT since May, 1998 in the Hispanic population, and has contact with many patients in Spanish speaking countries. She has also taught and supervised clinicians from Cordoba University in Argentina. Gaby has spoken on PROMPT in Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba, Panamá and México.

Her areas of expertise include: treatment and diagnosis of dysphagia, oral-motor feeding disorders, neurological impairments in adults and childhood (including: head injury, autism, PDD, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome) holistic approach to sensory integration and language intervention, apraxia and dysarthria of speech.

If you would like to conctact Gaby, regarding mentoring, please click here

ASIA


THE PHILIPPINES


Maria Jerilee F. Casas

Quezon City, Manila

Jerilee received her degree as a speech pathologist from the University of the Philippines- Manila.  She graduated in 2003 and has worked as a speech pathologist in the academe, hospital, and private clinics. in Manila.  Since then Jerilee has worked with both children and adults with varied speech and communication disorders.

Over the years, Jerilee has worked with a lot of young children with motor speech disorders.  The abundance of these cases is what urged her to undergo training in the PROMPT approach in 2007.  She has been using PROMPT with a wide range of clients.

Along with her colleagues, she recently set-up her own practice at THINKids in Quezon City, Metro Manila where she sees the children with a range of needs including those diagnosed with Autism, language disorders and delay, specific language impairments, Down Syndrome and motor speech disorders.

If you would like to contact Jeri, regarding mentoring, please click here

 

 

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