Nancy: “I cannot overstate how valuable Kelly has been in her work with my 11-year old apraxic daughter over the last nine years. The combination of her exceptional talent and her warm yet candid style has led to enormous progress in my child’s articulation and overall language development Through her training and effective use of PROMPT and other sophisticated approaches, Kelly continues to help my daughter overcome speech challenges that I thought would persist well into the future.”
Allison: After meeting Kelly for the fist time, we could see that she was going to make a significant impact on our son’s speech. She is extremely thorough, professional and honest. We had clearly delineated goals, weekly detailed reports, and great success (our son “graduated” from two sessions per week to one in just a matter of months). Kelly encouraged us to sit in on a few sessions so that we could see what our son was having difficulty with and how to apply the methods at home so that we could expand on what he was learning. She uses a wide variety of techniques in a fun and relaxed environment, but is still able to command the room with a no nonsense approach. As a result of working with Kelly, our son has made great strides in his speech development and has more confidence when communicating, we are tremendously grateful.
Dr. Marilyn Agin, MD, FAAP, CCC-SLP (www.dbpny.com): “It is my pleasure to write a testimonial on behalf of Kelly Dwyer, an accomplished master’s level, speech-language pathologist, certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and licensed in New York. Kelly has worked in my practice for the last 8 years, and there is no doubt that she is one of the finest speech-language pathologists that I have ever met. My practice, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics of NY, is one where Kelly has participated with me in evaluating children with complex speech and language disorders; they include apraxia of speech, autism, dysarthria, oral motor weakness, auditory processing disorders, as well as children with a history of prematurity, and those who have been diagnosed with syndromes. She is trained in PROMPT, (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Motor Phonetic Targets Levels I and II), which is an asset in treating children with motor speech disorders. Kelly is incredibly smart, and is gifted in treating children using a holistic approach. She understands that speech and language disorders are not seen in isolation, but may co-exist with other neurolgic signs.
Personally, Kelly is a beautiful person inside and out. She is warm-hearted and charming, and is able to engage any child, even those who may have behavioral issues. Most importantly, your child will make progress in her competent hands. I unconditionally recommend her to be your child’s speech- language pathologist.”
Kirsten Taylor, Speech-Language Pathologist, Bronx, NY: ”I have known Kelly Dwyer both professionally and personally for more than 10 years. We first became acquainted when we joined a group of SLPs that meets several times a year to discuss developments in our field and confer about challenging cases. Kelly has consistently discussed up to date literature related to diagnosis and subsequent therapeutic interventions for a variety of populations with speech-language disorders and differences.
Kelly is knowledgeable and experienced with clients ranging in age and levels of need. She is not afraid to think outside the box to find the most appropriate and effective course of treatment for each client with whom she interacts. Kelly has amassed a tremendous “toolbox” of interventions over the years that well equip her to help her clients develop rich functional communication abilities.
As a Speech-Language Pathologist who has worked in the hospital setting, adult rehab facilities, private practice in Westchester and NYC public schools for almost 20 years, I have met and collaborated with numerous SLPs. I can recommend Kelly Dwyer as one of the most conscientious, caring and effective Speech-Language Pathologists available to our community’s individuals with communication needs. She is an outstanding member of our field and provides only the highest quality service to each of her clients.”
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Kelly works with children throughout Westchester County, including the towns of: Bronxville, Eastchester, Mount Vernon, Pelham, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Tuckahoe, White Plains, and Yonkers.