Speech Language Pathologists
Stefanie Ladden, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD Speech/Language Clinical Manager
Stefanie completed her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned a BA with Honors in the Major of Communicative Disorders. After Wisconsin, Stefanie attended Northwestern University to complete her Master's in Speech, Language, and Learning, and has since been a practicing Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist. Stefanie is a PROMPT trained therapist with experience working with children of all ages with various needs including, but not limited to, childhood apraxia of speech, articulation disorders, phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language delay/disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and down syndrome. Recent continuing education courses include (but are not limited to) Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing, The Power of Play, Reading and Writing Development in School Aged Children, ASD Social Language Throughout the Lifespan, and Feeding Assessment in the Pediatric Population. Stefanie particularly enjoys focusing on language for learning and helping students increase their language foundation in order to have the tools they need to be successful learners across school subject areas.
Michelle D, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Michelle received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from SUNY Plattsburgh and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. She began her journey as a teacher’s aide working with children with Autism at a special education preschool for 5 years. Michelle’s clinical internship placements include the hospital and preschool settings. She also has experience in early intervention. Michelle enjoys the pediatric population and treats children with receptive/expressive language delays, hearing loss, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, articulation and phonological disorders, Autism, and Down Syndrome. She has been trained in PROMPT and has attended many workshops to aide in her professional development.
Annie Gatziolis, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Annie received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Master’s from Rush University in Chicago. Prior to becoming a speech-language pathologist she taught kindergarten. She loves applying her experience as a teacher in the therapy room where she incorporates dramatic play, phonological awareness, vocabulary development, and literacy elements to help children reach their goals. Annie's areas of expertise include apraxia of speech, developing complex language, early intervention, and social thinking programs. She is level 2 PROMPT trained and is working towards certification, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), and the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) feeding method. She recently received the ACE award for completing 70+ hours of continuing education in three years and is committed to implementing the most evidence and brain based strategies into sessions. Annie brings a creative approach to her individualized therapy sessions and loves working with families to bridge skills learned at the clinic to the child's home and school environments.
Sarah Elzayat MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Sarah received her Bachelor degree from Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey and Master's from New York Medical College. Sarah has experience in treating children in the Early Intervention Program, school-age children, infants in the neonatal intensive care unit and adults in rehabilitative and acute care settings. Sarah’s clinical interests include pediatric feeding and oral motor interventions, apraxia of speech, and early speech and language development. She looks forward to becoming a PROMPT trained therapist to enhance her clinical skillset. Sarah strives to provide the most exceptional services to improve the quality of life for both the child and the family. She enjoys utilizing her diverse clinical skillset to individualize therapy for each child.