Speech Therapist in Cedarhurst, NY
Dikla Waldman, MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD | Speech Therapist photo
Dikla Waldman, MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Pediatric Speech Therapist Providing Free Consultation
Specializing in Speech, Language & Autism Spectrum Disorders
482 Oakland Ave   
CedarhurstNY 11516
Practice Information
Dikla has experience as a speech language pathologist specializing in autism spectrum disorder articulation deficit , language disorder/delay, reading and and voice disorders. Dikla provides therapy for all communication disorders in loving, caring and nurturing environment that promotes progress and growth. As a therapist, Dikla understands the importance of improving children's communication abilities so they can improve their quality of life and their interaction with their environment . Her professional experiences includes therapy at the Department of Education in New York, Lexington School for the Deaf, Schools for children with Autism spectrum , Bilingual schools and schools for children with sever disabilities. She has worked with culturally-diverse students exhibiting communication disorders including those with autism and intellectual disability as well as fluency and phonological processing disorders. Dikla administers intervention strategies that promote functional skills for daily living and provides opportunities to improve social skills and verbal expression for children with communication deficits as well as individuals with Autism spectrum disorder . Dikla contracts augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) including PECs, communication boards, speech-generated and electronic devices to enhance individual abilities to express themselves in all social settings. Dikla provides behavioral modification therapy to reduce undesired behaviors and to increase appropriate social interaction . She ensures that children receive culturally-competent services by identifying etiology of language difficulties (cultural / linguistic differences/ socioeconomic factors/ lack of language exposure / process of acquiring / dialect of English) to identify your child’s personal and individual needs. Dikla have great success with improving the fluency of speech among individual who stutter by decreasing the usage hesitation , repetitions and prolongation during speech production and verbal interaction. The process is to relearn the proper means of producing the elementary sounds of speech and then rebuild their individual’s ability to correctly produce syllables,words, and ultimately, complete sentences in a fluent manner .
Dikla specializes in helping children with Autism. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects the brain’s development affecting language, communication, cognition, and mainly social skills. Autism exists on a spectrum, from a very mild condition of social awkwardness to the severe form in which language does not develop in childhood (but may develop later) with marked impairment in social relatedness. Autism Spectrum can be difficult to diagnose, and it can be confused with other neuropsychological conditions, such as Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD). However, an accurate autism diagnosis is critical so that important therapeutic services may be instituted.
Dikla educates and counsels patients, family members, and caregivers regarding goals and progress. Her Goal is to improve the lives of children with speech and language challenges in a caring and nurturing way so they can interact with their loved ones as well as the world around them .
 ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP)
 Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (State)
License Info
Adelphi University Garden City, NY
Master of Science, Speech-Language Pathology, May 2013
Brooklyn College City University of New York Brooklyn, NY Bachelor of Arts, Speech-Language Pathology, Cum Laude, 2010 Honors: Dean's List, Golden Key International Honor Society
Payments Accepted
We accept cash payments
Free Consultation and $90 per session
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Speech-Language Therapy
 Accent Reduction
 Adult Hearing Testing
 Adult Speech/Language Disorders
 Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
 Auditory Brainstem Response Testing (ABR)
 Autism Spectrum Disorders
 Child Speech/Language Disorders
 Cochlear Implants
 Developmental Delays
 Electronystagmography Testing (ENG)
 English as a Second Language
 Head and Neck Cancer
 Hearing Aids
 Hearing Conservation
 Hearing Rehabilitation
 Language-Based Learning Disabilities
 Learning Disabilities
 Mental Health and Speech Issues
 Motor Speech Disorders
 Newborn Hearing Screening
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
 Pediatric Hearing Testing
 Raspy Voice / Muscle Tension Dysphonia
 Selective Mutism
 Speech Sound Disorders
 Swallowing Difficulties / Dysphagia
 Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke
 Vestibular Testing
 Vocal Coaching for Singing and Performing
 Voice Disorders
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