Founder: Manner of Speaking,
Speak, Learn and Play
Jennifer is a New York State licensed speech pathologist with over 10 years of experience and the founder of Manner of Speaking. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs) from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is certified as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). She is also a certified learning specialist through the American Academy of Learning Specialists. Jennifer earned her bachelors degree in Psychology at Hofstra University and a masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from Teachers College at Columbia University. Jennifer is also the co-founder of Speak, Learn, and Play, where her therapeutic and evaluation services are provided. In addition to owning a private practice, Jennifer has worked in the public school settings and specialized private schools. Her varied experienced has given Jennifer a unique perspective on the communication needs of children. Her work in private schools with adolescents has helped her incorporate reading and writing intervention into her practice. Jennifer provides speech and language therapy in all areas with a focus on language based learning disabilities. Jennifer works with children ages birth to adolescents. Trainings include certification in Wilson Reading System, Additional trainings include PROMPT, Visualizing and Verbalizing, Therapeutic Listening and Basic Writing Skills.
Cortney is a NYS licensed Speech Language Pathologist who works with children with communication disorders. She has experience providing a wide range of therapeutic services; she focuses on language-based learning disabilities, with expertise in reading and writing remediation. She strongly believes in a professional collaborative approach when working with children. She is trained in Orton-Gillingham Reading Program, with additional trainings in PROMPT (bridging course), and Teaching Basic Writing Skills. Cortney has a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from Seton Hall University. She is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).
Tricia Blumenfeld, MS CCCSLP is a NYS licensed Speech Language Pathologist who has worked with children, adolescents and adults with communication disorders for 10 years. Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland in College Park and a Master’s degree in SpeechLanguage Pathology from Mercy College. She is also a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). Tricia began her “journey” working with a boy with Autism on communication training as part of his therapy program. It was there that Tricia found her calling as a SpeechLanguage Pathologist. Since then, she has worked in many different therapeutic environments, such as public schools, specialized schools for students with emotional difficulties, hospitals, and home therapy programs. She is currently working at Mary McDowell Friends School, a specialized school for students with language based learning disabilities. She has experience providing a wide range of therapeutic and evaluation services with a focus on languagebased learning disabilities. Tricia is a strong believer in a professional collaborative approach and is certified in PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). Additional training includes Basic Writing Skills and Social Thinking.
Nicole Muia has been working as a speech language pathologist since 2006. She graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in speech and hearing sciences and received an M.A. from Hofstra University in speech language pathology. Nicole has worked in a variety of settings, including public schools, rehabilitation and nursing centers, private clinics, self-contained and inclusive schools, as well as home care. During those experiences, she was able to treat children and adults with an array of challenges, including language disorders, motor speech disorders, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, fluency disorders, and feeding difficulties. Before joining us at Manner of Speaking, Nicole worked for an independent school in Manhattan that focused on inclusion. She is trained in PROMPT and TEACCH. Nicole has a good knowledge base of children with reading and writing impairments and has collaborated closely with teachers who executed the OG curricula. Her experiences have lead her to be a flexible thinker and considerate therapist.
Liza Zeif-Forman is a (NYS licensed) Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow. Liza earned both her Bachelors of Arts degree,in Speech and Hearing Sciences, and her Masters of Arts degree,in Speech-Language Pathology, from The George Washington University (GW). Liza’s six years of intensive clinical training at GW's on-campus Speech and Hearing Clinic served to develop her diagnostic and treatment competency working with clients with a wide range of communication disorders ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. Additionally, Liza has provided direct therapeutic intervention and evaluations for students in preschool through 8th grade with diverse diagnoses and special needs in public and private school settings. Liza is currently employed as a Language Therapist and Literacy Teacher at a highly collaborative and specialized private school for students with language-based learning disabilities. Liza’s specialties include: reading/writing disorders, articulation disorders, mixed receptive-expressive disorders and executive functioning weaknesses in individual and group settings.Liza believes in tailoring all treatment modalities to meet each individual's unique needs.
Manner of Speaking is a pediatric speech pathology practice located in Park Slope, Brooklyn that provides individualized treatment, evaluation and consultation services to children and adolescents.