Sharon is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is certified as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD).  

Education: 

  • Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at CUNY Lehman 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at CUNY Brooklyn 

 Sharon has been administering social groups interventions in the NEST program, a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to working with individuals with Aspergers, so they can access the social world. Sharon’s experience and approach include: 

  • Extensive training using   RDI (Relationship Development Intervention) ™ , Social Thinking ™ , Social Stories ™ , and Comic Strip Conversations, ™  and  SGM (Story Grammar Marker)  to help students interact with the social world and  problem solve using a multisensory model.  
  • Researches  and grants to develop social pragmatic thinking skills  
  • Utilizes psychology background to intuit student’s needs and relevant social emotional supports 
  • Supports simultaneous speech and language challenges in the social groups including  articulation, fluency, cognitive delays, receptive an expressive language, attention challenges, writing organization, and separating literal from non-literal language 
  • Publishes relevant article in the ASHA Leader  
  • Capitalizes on strengths of interests to increase motivation 
  • Helps students gain access the academic curriculum through the development and use of pragmatic language skills and strategies