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A speech-language pathologist (SLP) is a professional trained in the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of speech, language, social communication, cognitive communication, and swallowing disorders. Speech-language pathologists provide therapeutic services to individuals across the lifespan.

A speech-language pathologist specializes in providing therapeutic services to individuals with communication disorders from a clinical approach. SLPs often work in collaboration with other professionals to provide holistic assessment and treatment of an underlying pathology. A speech coach, however, provides services to enhance the communicative abilities of those with no underlying disorders or pathologies.

Since these professions are closely related, the distinctions among them can sometimes be confusing. If you are experiencing vocal concerns, how do you know which professional you should see?

  • If you have been diagnosed with, or suspect you have, a speech, voice, or language disorder, a speech-language pathologist is able to provide you with rehabilitative services.
  • If you are looking to enhance the quality of your voice and how your voice is perceived by others, a speech coach at New York Speech Coaching would be the appropriate professional for you.
  • If you are looking to improve your singing abilities, a voice teacher or vocal coach could assist you at New York Vocal Coaching .
  • If you are a singer and have been diagnosed with a voice disorder, a singing voice therapist (a speech-language pathologist trained in the knowledge of the singing voice) will be able to help you.

We have all of these professionals on site. If you are unsure which is the best fit for you, contact us and we will point you in the right direction!

We offer Skype sessions for those who live outside New York City. These work the same way as in-person lessons, only they are conducted via video conferencing. Use of this feature is dependent upon the specific service you require, as well as your place of residence due to inter-state licensure laws.

We also provide off-site services, in which we travel to you for an extra fee. If you would like in-home or in-office therapy, please inquire for the details. This service can be available in all five boroughs of New York City, as well as on Long Island.

Our studios are located on 242 West 38th Street, 11th Floor. We are located near the NQR123ACEBFVD lines.

As part of a clinical graduate program, all speech pathologists learn the fundamentals of voice therapy. However, not all therapists continue to specialize in this area. Those therapists which specialize in voice disorders (Voice Therapists) have extensive knowledge of the underlying anatomy and physiology of the voice, and are equipped to evaluate and treat voice disorders. All voice therapists are speech-language pathologists, but not all speech-language pathologists are voice therapists. The clinicians at New York Speech Pathology offer voice therapy services.

For singers, nothing is considered more precious than the voice. Unfortunately, singers are not immune to voice disorders. Like other professional voice users, singers rely heavily on vocal functioning. Just like not all SLPs are voice therapists, not all voice therapists specialize in the singing voice. At New York Speech Pathology, we offer specialized singing voice rehabilitation with a dual certified speech-language pathologist and voice teacher. Even after rehabilitation is complete, the staff at New York Vocal Coaching can assist singers with further enhancing their vocal technique.

The number of therapy sessions varies greatly between clients. The length of time it takes depends on a variety of factors, including the nature and severity of the disorder, as well as client adaptation outside of therapy. Your clinician will be able to estimate the duration of therapy based on your initial evaluation and subsequent progress. You are free to increase or decrease the frequency, or end, therapy sessions at your discretion.

Clients are typically seen for therapy once per week for one hour. For young children, however, we recommend 30-minute sessions to maintain participation and satisfaction.

For information about our rates, please contact Alaina at

We do not presently accept insurance for any service.

Both! Our clinicians have experience with children, teenagers, and adults.

Yes! We presently offer therapy in Italian in addition to English. If you speak another language, our certified bilingual clinician will work with you or your child to determine if therapy in English is appropriate. Read more

Tutti i nostri servizi sono disponibili in Italiano.

We offer a 15-minute phone conversation to address any concerns you may have. From there, we will determine if you should be seen for an initial consultation, evaluation, begin treatment directly, or if a referral to another specialist should be made.

An accent or dialect is not considered a speech disorder, but rather a speech difference. An accent or dialect does not need to be changed. However, if you would like to modify your accent/dialect or gain the ability to speak in a different accent/dialect at your own will, we would be happy to assist you! Our speech-language pathologists are trained in accent modification. Additionally, our sister company New York Speech Coaching can also assist you with working on your accent/dialect.