Kathleen is a pediatric occupational therapist specializing in early childhood development and sensory integration. She has over 20 years of experience working with children from birth to age 21 within a variety of settings, including public and private schools in NYC and NJ, the early intervention programs of NYC and NJ, as well as home based and clinic based private practices. Her experience ranges from mild developmental delays, sensory integration dysfunction and behavioral challenges to various neurological, physical and chromosomal conditions.
She has extensive training in sensory integration, neurodevelopment treatment (NDT), as well as oral motor development and feeding skills. She works with various handwriting programs, and is an authorized provider of REI (Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention), Therapeutic Listening, and TLP (The Listening Program). She is also a trained provider of Interactive Metronome. Kathleen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and Law and Society from Purdue University, and a Master of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy from NYU. She currently practices exclusively in Northern New Jersey.
Speech & Feeding Therapy
Naomi Sutton is a New York State Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and a provisional Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicap from the New York State Department of Education. Mrs. Sutton received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and her Master’s degree from New York University.
She has worked at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital Early Childhood Development Center, the Interdisciplinary Center for Child Development in Queens, N.Y., and has been providing Early Intervention services primarily in Manhattan. Mrs. Sutton has vast experience working with infants, toddlers, preschool-aged, and school-aged children with varying degrees of communication, oral-motor, and feeding delays. She is a member of American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), Special Interest Division 1- Language Learning and Education, and New York State Speech Language and Hearing Association (2000).
Jennifer Pedicone is a New Jersey State Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), as well as certification from the NJ Department of Education. She received her Bachelors degree in Theater and Vocal Performance from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.
Ms. Pedicone has experience in both private and public school settings, working with preschool and school-aged children with a wide rage of diagnoses and communication impairments. She has experience working with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), applied behavioral analysis (ABA), and American Sign Language (ASL).
Ms. Pedicone received specialized training at Hackensack University Medical Center, working with adults with a variety of physiological voice disorders (vocal nodules, polyps, etc.) in the outpatient facility. This experience, coupled with her extensive training as a vocalist, allows for a comprehensive and unique treatment approach when working with voice disorders.
Ms. Pedicone is passionate about helping individuals find their voice through a variety of communication modalities.