Lizzie Gavin, M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Founder and Head Clinician
Lizzie Gavin is a speech-language pathologist based in New York City. She treats all receptive, expressive and pragmatic language disorders, as well as articulation and phonological disorders. She specializes in treating students with language delay, and social learning challenges. Lizzie has extensive training in the Social Thinking curriculum, and believes that social cognitive skills are the basis for all social and academic language skills.
Lizzie received her Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University and her Master of Science degree from CUNY Hunter College. She is a licensed Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence through The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Speech and language disorders and social emotional challenges affect a student's ability to succeed both socially and academically. Lizzie has experience providing speech, language and social skills therapy to help clients thrive across all settings. She believes that the key to effective therapy is a team approach, and encourages collaboration with parents, teachers, and other therapeutic providers.
Simone Katz, M.S, CCC-SLP
Simone has experience evaluating and treating a diverse population of children in the public schools. Her clinical experience includes working with school-aged children with speech and language disorders, including articulation, phonology, childhood apraxia of speech, receptive and expressive language, pragmatic language, stuttering, language-based reading and writing impairments, and augmentative and alternative communication. She has worked with clients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, dysphagia, and ADHD.
Simone received a bachelor’s degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Southern Connecticut State University. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in NY and CT and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Simone is passionate about working closely with families to help children successfully develop and communicate.
ELANA HASIN, M.S, CCC-SLP
Elana knew she wanted to be a speech and language therapist from an early age. She realized quickly how important communication was to people’s every day lives. She has spent her whole career working with all different types of children, ranging from toddlers to high school students and understands that every child is different and thus their needs and therapy plan should be different. She has experience treating children with receptive and expressive language delays, improving articulation and stuttering disorders, phonemic development, and reading and writing language based impairments. Elana has also worked with children on the autism spectrum, helping them gain the social skills needed to succeed in school as well as in their environment.
Elana received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Science Disorders from the University of Pittsburgh and her master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Long Island University. She is a licensed PROMPT therapist and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association. When she isn’t working, Elana enjoys cooking and listening to history podcasts.
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Katie McMillan, M.S, CCC-SLP
Katie began her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the UK, and worked in a range of pediatric settings in London ranging from Early Intervention to High School. She currently works at a special education school in Manhattan, where she works with students with a range of learning differences such as expressive and receptive language delays, articulation and phonological disorders, and social-emotional needs. She is experienced in implementing the Social Thinking curriculum, and applies these concepts throughout her sessions. Katie is dedicated to providing an individualized approach to therapy, while collaborating with parents, teachers, and other related service providers to promote the carryover of skills across communication contexts.
Katie received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manchester and her Master of Science degree from the University of Reading. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the UK and NY, is a licensed Teacher of Students with Speech and Language disabilities (TSSLD) and holds her certificate of Clinical Competence through The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
jennifer sparano, M.S, CCC-SLP
Jenn has worked in special and general education elementary and middle school settings in both New York City and Westchester. She enjoys working with children and adolescents ages 0-21 with various Speech-Language Communication skills. She has experience treating children with receptive/expressive language disorders, articulation disorders, sensory and motor based feeding disorders, language based learning disabilities, and social-pragmatic disorders. Jenn has worked with children with Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and implemented augmentative and alternative communication systems with these populations. She absolutely loves working closely with families in order to promote generalization and carryover. She designs her therapy sessions to meet the needs of each child and encompass their strengths.
Jenn received a dual degree of Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science with a focus in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Delaware. She received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology degree from New York Medical College. Jenn is a licensed Teacher of Students with Speech and Language disabilities (TSSLD) and holds her certificate of Clinical Competence through The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).