Linda has over thirty years of professional experience as a certified speech pathologist.
Through her private practice, Speech Matters, on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, she has gained expertise in treating a variety of speech and language disorders.


  • Master of Science at Rutgers, The State Univesity
  • Bachelor of Arts at The State University at New York Buffalo
  • Central School of Speech and Drama London, England


  • Clinical Supervisor: Responsible for training graduate students from numerous prestigious graduate schools
    • Bejoian, L., Gordon, B., Juska, J., O’Grady, J., Pullara, O., & Thorne, J. (2005). Achieving Speech Production in a Nonverbal Adolescent with Autism. Department of Neurology, Cognitive Neurology, Neuropsychology, John Hopkins Medical Insitutions, Baltimore, MD
  • Founder and Developer: The Language Garden School
  • Programs use thematic approach specialized for 3-5 year olds
  • Fomer Adjunct Clinical Instructor: Tufts University School of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Workshop Presenter for Dentists and Speech Pathologists: Columbia, Harvard, and Boston University
  • Creator of “Mr. Wizard’s Thumbs Out”, Educational video designed to help 3-8 year olds stop thumb sucking.
    • “The video was very well done and the message was very clear. There is no doubt that it would be useful in assisting children with this particular problem.” – Anthi Tsamtsouris, D.M.D.M.S. Assistant Chairwoman, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Tufts University
  • Prompt Certified
  • Expertise in treating children with oral motor problems, as well as PDD