Speech-Language Pathologist in Newton, MA
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Suzanne Flax, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Therapist & Educational Advocate
Suzanne Flax/Special Ed Advocate & Consultant
831 Beacon Street #293   
NewtonMA 02459
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Practice Information
FCSN trained. Speech-language pathologist with 30+ years experience as a therapist and an advocate/consultant for students with diverse special education needs of all ages. Experience with suburban school systems and BPS. Review and interpret clinical evaluations and help develop I.E.P./ 504 plans. Specialties include communication disorders, ASD, and transition planning. I am available for observations/ evaluations of current and proposed IEP/504 placements, team meetings, BSEA mediation and hearing.

From 2001-2017 I was the Director of Speech and Language Services at Wellesley Therapeutic Services. I evaluated and treated children, adolescents and adults within a highly supportive and attentive environment. I offered evaluations and treatment options to individuals with a wide range of communication disorders. my goal is to maximize the potential of each and every client with whom I work. In order to do this I believe in an integrative approach that involves collaboration with parents, caretakers, educational teams and medical providers. Therapy is tailored to the individual needs of each client. Therapy approaches include speech and language therapy built into a play therapy model for young children, executive functioning coaching for adolescents and adults and more traditional therapy techniques. The combination of expert care within a therapeutic environment achieves results.

Specialty areas evaluated and treated include articulation/phonological disorders, language based learning disabilities, auditory processing disorders, oral motor/feeding disorders, craniofacial disorders, pediatric and adult language/cognitive disorders, phonological awareness development, reading and writing disorders, stuttering, myofunctional therapy (i.e., tongue thrust), voice disorders and autism spectrum disorders which includes autism, pervasive developmental disorder and Aspergers (both pediatric and adult). Diagnoses evaluated and treated include aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, articulation/phonological disorders, fluency disorders, voice disorders, and language delays/disorders.

For more information about speech and language services , please contact me.
 ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP)
 Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (State)
License Info
2792/ Massachusetts; 8695400/New York State
University of Michigan, 1983. B.A. in English
Columbia University, 1985. M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology
Federation for Children with Special Needs, 2016, Certified of Completion in Educational Advocacy
I graduated from Columbia University in 1985 with a Masters of Science Degree in Speech and Language Pathology. I became Early Intervention Certified in 1997. I also trained through the Federation for Children With Special Needs Parent Consultant Institute in 2016.

I have multiple and varied experience treating and advocating for children, adolescence and adults within medical, educational and home based settings that incorporate multidisciplinary team approaches. I have treated children with mild to severe diagnoses including but not limited to autism spectrum disorders, oral/motor disorders, fluency, dysphagia, voice and articulation disorders. I also treat adolescence and adults with fluency, articulation, voice, accent reduction and Aspergers. Responsibilities have included providing individual, small group and classroom therapies, evaluations, developing adaptive and alternative modes of communication, advocating and transitioning children into public schools, coordinating therapy services with outside agencies and providing community in-services.

Previously I was the coordinator, administrator and supervisor of clinicians within the speech language department at Wellesley Therapeutic Services. Since I have been at Wellesley Therapeutic Services I was interviewed 8/01 by the local television show Chronicle about the characteristics and treatment for stuttering. I also presented a talk on Coaching Adults with Aspergers Syndrome at the Massachusetts College of Professional Psychologist 5/06. I have contracted speech and language services for Accent Reduction of Chinese Employees with the Law Firms Mintz and Levin and Choate Hall & Stewart. I have also contracted with McLeans Hospital to work with students in their Pathways Program and with the Needham and Milford Public School System. I was an expert witness in an Educational Hearing against the Natick Public Schools, 2/11. The Hearing Office, William Crane commented in his decision that he found "Ms. Flax an appropriate and candid, credible witness with appropriate expertise and experience to provide probative testimony."
Payments Accepted
Blue CrossBlue Shield health insurance, check, credit cards, medical spending accounts
Weekdays, Evenings and Saturdays
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Speech-Language Therapy
 Accent Reduction
 Autism Spectrum Disorders
 Child Speech/Language Disorders
 Developmental Delays
 Language-Based Learning Disabilities
 Motor Speech Disorders
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
 Raspy Voice / Muscle Tension Dysphonia
 Selective Mutism
 Speech Sound Disorders
 Vocal Coaching for Singing and Performing
 Voice Disorders
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