Who We Are
Briana is a full time clinician at our center who combines her clinical knowledge, enthusiasm, and creativity to each client on her caseload. With dedication and professionalism, Briana utilizes her clinical expertise to individualize treatment to children with a variety of communication disorders through individual language therapy and pragmatic language groups.
Emily earned her Bachelors degree from Penn State University and her Masters in speech-language pathology from Hunter College. With a strong clinical skill set and a warm, child-friendly personality, Emily is able to help children progress towards their speech and language goals while engaging them in the process.
Kelly earned her masters degree in speech-language pathology from Hofstra university. An experienced clinician, Kelly has extensive experience working with elementary school students of varying needs as well as being skilled at how to successfully collaborate with classroom staff to carryover each student’s language/learning goals.
EJ is a dynamic, knowledgeable and creative therapist who is dedicated to helping her clients achieve success. EJ earned her Master’s degree from Columbia University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. EJ has worked in both elementary and middle schools, providing curriculum based interventions for students requiring various types of support.
As a full-time speech- language pathologist, Amanda brings a wide knowledge base and clinical expertise in treatment of various speech language disorders. Prior to pursuing a career in speech language pathology, Amanda was employed by TheraCare in Early Intervention developing IFSP's and treatment programs for children under three years of age and as a Service Coordinator.
Lina Fox earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the State University of New York College at Oneonta and a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from New York Medical College. She was inducted into the Alpha Eta Honor Society for academic excellence and leadership while completing her graduate studies.
Emelia Kassner, M.S. CCC-SLP received her Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Marquette University. While pursuing her masters, she was selected for a prestigious research position in the field of motor speech disorders.
Kate earned her masters degree in speech language pathology at Columbia University. As a seasoned speech-language pathologist, Kate has worked in variety of settings such as private practice, schools, rehabilitation and medical settings. Most currently, in addition to her time at DP, Kate is on the pediatric acute care team and pediatric feeding/swallowing team at NYU/Rusk Rehab.
Kikki Short has both a Bachelors and a Masters degree from Yale, and has been teaching both learning and non-learning disabled students for the past 14 years. She excels in helping students write, study, organize, and learn in their own best way. She has served as an "executive functioning coach" teaching and empowering students to plan, initiate and break down their assignments into manageab