Clinicians

Amy Keller Leykind, M.S. CCC-SLP

Experience:

Amy is the founder and one of the SLPs at CLaSS.  She specializes in working with children with language-based learning disabilities, children with auditory processing difficulties, oral-motor and articulation difficulties and those on the autism spectrum. In addition to her practice, Amy has served as a consultant to several elite private schools in New York City.  Her therapy sessions are structured with clearly set, achievable goals. She targets these goals through creative and exciting activities.  Amy has an astute clinical sense, warm energy, and genuinely loves working with children.  She quickly becomes an integral part of each child’s team, working closely with families and other disciplines including occupational therapists, psychologists, and physical therapists, as well as classroom teachers. Amy views her clients as members of the society at large; she has a keen understanding of her clients need not only to master skills in the therapeutic environment, but to generalize these skills to their daily lives.  As a parent herself, Amy is sensitive to the needs of a client’s family and dedicates time providing feedback and suggestions for home carryover.

Education and Certifications:

  • Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology - Boston University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology- University of Michigan

  • Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSSHLD)

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology from American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)

  • New York State Professional License- Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Massachusetts Educators License- Speech Language and Hearing Disorders

  • State of New York Department of Health approved independent service provider

  • New York City Board of Education Related Service Provider

  • PROMPT trained

  • Fundations- Wilson Language trained

  • Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk trained


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Lynn T. Dillon, M.A. CCC-SLP

Experience:

Lynn is a speech language pathologist from the New York area and has been working in the field for almost 20 years.  She specializes in working with children with speech sound /articulation difficulties but her other areas of expertise include auditory processing, expressive language, and reading remediation.   Lynn has worked for almost 15 years at a school for children with social language difficulties and enjoys running after school social groups in our office. When working with a client, Lynn becomes involved in every step of the process; evaluating and recommending services, setting attainable goals, creating individualized educational plans, implementing goals in therapy and helping students transition skills to everyday life.  Lynn’s therapeutic approach is playful and child led yet she skillfully guides her clients towards goal mastery without her clients even realizing they are doing “work.”  Lynn is a team player and an advocate for her students. In addition to providing services in our office Lynn also enjoys working in our clients’ homes and schools to help to achieve realistic communication goals in a natural setting.   

 Education and Certifications:

  • Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology – New York University

  • Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology- Loyola College, Baltimore, MD

  • Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSSHLD)

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology from American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)

  • New York State Professional License- Speech-Language Pathologist

  • State of New York Department of Health approved independent service provider

  • New York City Board of Education Related Service Provider

  • Fundations- Wilson Language trained

  • Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk trained


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Carly Berkman, M.S. CCC-SLP

Experience:

Carly has practiced as a speech and language therapist in a wide variety of school based settings (preschool through high school). As an SLP in the school setting, she supports her clients’ language skills in the classroom and throughout the school day.  Carly has provided services through Early Intervention for children (0-3 years) in Connecticut and New York City. She believes that the most progress is made when therapy is approached in meaningful and practical ways for her clients. Carly utilizes a dynamic approach in therapy and veers away from a “one size fits all” formula, individually designing treatment plans to meet her clients’ needs. Carly truly enjoys working with all age groups, which is one of her favorite aspects of being a member of the CLaSS team. She currently provides services though CLaSS in the office as well as in clients’ homes during after-school hours. She works closely with families and other educators to provide strategies for carryover of skills outside of therapy. Carly is an enthusiastic and energetic clinician, always prepared to go the “extra mile” for each of her clients and their families.

Education and Certifications:

  • Master of Science in Communication Disorders – Southern Connecticut State University

  • Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences - The George Washington University

  • Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSSHLD)

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology from American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)

  • New York State Professional License- Speech-Language Pathologist

  • New York City Board of Education Related Service Provider

  • PROMPT trained


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Jeanné Graham

Experience:

Jeanné has been a preschool teacher at Beginnings Nursery School for the past 11 years. She has lead classrooms as the head teacher of students ages 2-5 years old and is universally loved by parents and students alike. Jeanné skillfully nurtures each young child’s development while encouraging questioning, experimentation and problem solving through play. She is sensitive to each child’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual skills and creates a stimulating classroom environment to encourage growth in each area. Jeanné is passionate about working with young children and in her 1:1 enrichment lessons she engages in pre literacy and early math skills with students in a relaxed, playful and fun manner.

Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelors of Arts in African American Studies and Sociology-The State University of New York at New Paltz.

  • Pursuing a Master of Arts in Early Childhood and Special Education- Hunter College.

  • Reggio Emilia Trained

  • Honoree for the Black Board Award (2016)

  • Research and Curriculum Presenter at The Opal School Summer Symposium in Portland, Oregon

  • Research and Curriculum Presenter at Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development