Our Speech Therapists
Christine Miroddi, MA, CCC-SLP/TSSLD
While I have always had a passion for helping children and families, having a son of my own with a tongue tie has led me down a new path. I learned first hand the difficulties of infant feeding from a parent's point of view. I want to help families early on so that therapy is short and effective! We know from research the longer you wait, the harder it is. I love to be a detective and to figure out the root cause of the issue and then educate families about why they are experiencing the difficulties they see and develop a plan for how to remediate those issues.
I have extensive continuing education and continue to love learning and growing as a therapist! I am trained in PROMPT, VitalStim (NMES) for swallowing, ABA, SOS, DIRFloortime Certified, and trained in Oromyofunctional therapy, and just completed my coursework required to become a Certified Lactation Supporter and Educator (CLSE). Additional post-graduate training and coursework in Autism, AAC, reading & literacy instruction, nutrition, as well as tongue ties has been completed.
Other accomplishments include:
* Developed an iPad application for Speech Pathologists called CASE.
* Author the blog 'The Speech Language Parent.'
* Licensed in NY and NC
Alison Baade MS CCC-SLP has experience serving a variety of clients such as those with hearing loss, language delays and disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, reading difficulties, aphasia, and other motor speech disorders (e.g., apraxia of speech) from birth to geriatric populations. She is proficient in American Sign Language and has experience developing her own treatment approach. Alison is excited to work with each of her clients and their families to reach their communication potential.
Corinna Morra MA CCC-SLP received her masters degree from LIU post in Brookville, NY. She has experience working in early intervention, with school age children, and the geriatric population serving clients who are hearing impaired/deaf, have articulation and phonological disorders, motor speech disorders such as apraxia of speech, aphasia, swallowing disorders and much more! Corinna also completed a graduate level externship in the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit at Glen Cove Hospital where she worked with many patients with cognitive impairments due to traumatic brain injuries. She is also PROMPT trained level I and II, has had ABA training, is proficient in Italian and is currently learning American Sign Language. Corinna was born and raised in Glen Cove and is passionate about helping the people of the Glen Cove community to communicate more effectively and with confidence. She is looking forward to helping her clients to achieve their communication and eating goals through fun and engaging speech and language therapy.
Brianna Walsh MA CCC-SLP received her master’s degree from Hofstra University. She has worked with children ranging in age from early childhood through school age, addressing the needs of clients with hearing loss, language delays, articulation/phonological disorders, and more. Brianna has also worked with the adult and geriatric populations with a variety of swallowing, voice, and cognitive impairments resulting from etiologies including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), stroke, and other neurological diseases. Brianna has knowledge of American Sign Language and has participated in training for FEES and NMES for dysphagia. She is excited to work with each client and family to help provide them with the skills they need to achieve their goals and live a happy and successful life!
Kristen Cahalan, MA. CCC-SLP/TSSLD has been working as a Speech Language Pathologist since 2013. She received her Bachelors Degree in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from SUNY Geneseo and her Masters in Speech Language Pathology from St. John's University. Kristen currently works for the public school system and has over 5 years experience working in early intervention. She specializes in working with children with Autism and Down's Syndrome, as well as a variety of speech and language disorders. She is proficient with both low and high-tech AAC devices and is PROMPT level I trained. Kristen has a passion for volunteering and throughout her career has completed mission trips to Guatemala and Peru. These trips focused on training staff to safely feed infants and children with cleft lip and/or palate, and a variety of neurological disorders. Kristen grew up on Long Island and is excited to share her expertise and the skills she has acquired through her unique experiences with others in her community.
Stephanie Sorrels MA CCC-SLP received her masters degree from the University of Houston in Houston, TX. She gained clinical training at a stroke certified hospital working with those who suffered strokes and TBIs. She expanded her clinical skill set when working at the leading respiratory hospital in the country, National Jewish Health in Denver, CO. It was here where she found speech language pathology to require a more holistic perspective when assessing and treating voice, swallow, language and cognition. She further increased her expertise working alongside psychologists and neuropsychologists as she treated those who have suffered mild-moderate TBIs. She now specializes in treating cognitive-communication disorders for adults with acquired traumatic brain injuries due to motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries or other trauma in person or via teletherapy. She seeks out current cognitive-communication breakdowns at work, home or in daily activities, and encourages mindfulness and intention behind each thought or action, while striving to bring a meta-awareness approach throughout recovery.
Sofya Mullady M.S., CCC-SLP. Sofya graduated from Molloy College with a Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has experience with children and adults with a range of cognitive-linguistic, speech and swallow disorders. Sofya is currently working at a skilled nursing facility in Brooklyn with the geriatric population. She has a special interest in TBI and Dysphagia. Raised in Queens, Sofya speaks Russian and some Spanish. She excited to engage with new families and clients to help them achieve their communicative goals.
What are people saying..?
Al and I cannot thank you enough for all you have done for Matthew. You have truly opened his world teaching Matthew to use his iPad to communicate. You have made a world of difference in our lives.
Christine is very friendly and caring. Worked with my daughter for 6 months and consistently gave me advice, support, and information for other resources that she felt my child would benefit from. A wonderful person who is very good at what she does.
Thank you for all you have done to make my uncle's life so much more pleasant and functional during that season of his life. Seeing Alison each Sunday was the highlight of his day!
My family and I highly recommend Cove Speech Language and Feeding Therapy. My son went from speaking one word utterances to full sentences, learned turn taking skills, gained a better understanding of question asking and responding, strengthened eye contact and so much more! Christine was always very patient, reliable, and my son always looked forward to their sessions!
#BEST FOOD THERAPIST EVER ... compassionate, kind and caring. We are so grateful to have found a therapist that really understands our child and works with us as a family to accomplish our goals.
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