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).
- 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