Emily Perdios is a New York State Licensed and ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Emily is currently the Clinical Director within the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at LIU-Brooklyn. Emily holds a Master of Science degree from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University. As Clinical Director in the CSD Program, Emily oversees the graduate clinical training program including coordination of the various graduate clinical practicum experiences, building and maintaining relationships with outside externship facilities, developing and implementing policies and procedures within the Downtown Brooklyn Speech, Language & Hearing Clinic and works to ensure the highest quality of service is provided to the clients and families treated at the Clinic. Emily works closely with the CSD faculty to align clinical practicum standards/objectives with academic coursework. Emily also serves on various committees and councils focusing on graduate level clinical training and the field of Speech-Language Pathology.
George Pagano, M.S, CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Assistant Clinical Director
George Pagano is a New York State Licensed and ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist. He also holds a Permanent TSHH (Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped) license. George obtained a Master of Science degree from Long Island University- Brooklyn and a Bachelor of Science degree from Fairfield University. George is currently the Assistant Clinical Director at the Downtown Brooklyn Speech, Language & Hearing Clinic within the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at LIU-Brooklyn. In this role, he assists the Clinic Director in the daily management of the clinical education component for the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at LIU-Brooklyn. He co-develops and implements clinical policies and procedures as well as coordinate in-house clinical placements, off- campus clinical externships, and determination of projected future needs. George works closely with the CSD faculty to align clinical practicum objectives with academic coursework and monitors student progress through review of written performance evaluations. He maintains constant communication with supervisors, staff, and students to ensure the highest quality of service is provided to the clients and families treated at the clinic. He also helps to build and maintain relationships with outside externship facilities. Additionally, George serves as an adjunct professor and the NSSLHA Chapter Advisor for LIU-Brooklyn Program.
Jessica Baquero, M.S. CCC-SLP, PC/Bilingual TSSLD
Assistant Professor & Clinical Placement Coordinator
Jessica Baquero MS, CCC-SLP, has been an Assistant Professor & Clinical Placement Coordinator at Long Island University in Brooklyn since September 2018. Since joining the LIU faculty, she has taught the pediatric diagnostic course, clinical seminar, and a pediatric feeding specialty clinic. Prior to joining LIU, Jessica worked as a bilingual speech and language pathologist at Blythedale Children’s Hospital providing therapy to children with various medical diagnoses. As well, Jessica worked as a Clinical Supervisor and Diagnostics Instructor at the Mysak Clinic for several years. She also worked at the New York City Department of Education providing services to bilingual children with communication disorders in community school districts. She has extensive knowledge regarding New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum, as well as experience providing Response to Intervention services. Additionally, Jessica worked at the Manhattan district office as a bilingual evaluator. She has experience working with pediatric and adult populations within a residential setting and providing home based services for patients with developmental, speech, language, executive function, swallowing/feeding, cognitive, and neurogenic disorders. Jessica also served as a Clinical Supervisor for the Colombia/Ecuador and Ghana Speech Language Pathology Program at Teachers College assessing and providing therapeutic plans for children with cleft palate and language disorders. Jessica is a graduate of the Teachers College, Columbia University Speech and Language Program.
Carol Slingerland-Norman, M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Carol Singerland-Norman is a New York State Licensed and ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist who holds permanent TSHH certification in New York State. She obtained her Master of Science Degree in Speech Pathology from Adelphi University and her Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from SUNY Fredonia. Carol is a full-time Clinical Educator who supervises and mentors graduate-student clinicians on campus at the Downtown Brooklyn Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. She has over 35 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist working in a variety of settings and has completed a variety of trainings including LSVT-LOUD, PROMPT and Lively Letters with which she implements with her clients and the graduate students she is training.
Jocye Babik, M.S., CCC-SLP
Joyce has been an SLP for over 40 years. Over this time she has specialized in early intervention, since its early beginnings in the 1070’s. She has been a supervisor at LIU for over 10 years. She brings extensive experience in working with children on the autistic spectrum, with client’s ranging in age from 3 months to 21 years. Her area of expertise is in the Dr. Stanley Greenspan Floortime Approach. She studied in the Greenspan Doctoral program for over 6 years. Joyce has highly honored to receive the first ever Greenspan Memorial Scholarship from the Greenspan family, following his death in 2013. Currently, she supervises a clinical practicum at a satellite site. This site provides interdisciplinary services to toddlers on the autistic spectrum. Graduate students get an in-depth opportunity to learn about early intervention, which is a growing population in the field of Communication Sciences.
Diana Sánchez is a New York State Licensed and ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Additionally, Diana holds NYS TSSLD certificate with bilingual extension in the Spanish language. She holds a Master of Science degree from Long Island University, Brooklyn in Speech and Language Pathology, Masters of Education from the College of Saint Rose in Educational Leadership & Administration, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Brooklyn College in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Diana also has an AdvanceCertificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Brooklyn College. She is a proud scholar of ASHA’s Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP) and the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) from Brooklyn College. Diana has delivered presentations for speech-language pathologist, parents, and teachers at the local, state, and national level. As the Clinical Educator, Diana provides clinical education and supervision to graduate students at the Downtown Brooklyn Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, Long Island University. Diana’s proven clinical experience is a result of working in schools, early intervention, and private practice settings.
Larisa Kazanchieva is a New York State Licensed and ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Additionally, Larisa holds NYS TSSLD certificate with bilingual extension in Russian language. Larisa holds a Master of Science degree from Long Island University, Brooklyn and combined Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and Foreign Language Teacher Education from Stavropol State University, Russian Federation. Larisa is currently working as the Adjunct Professor and Clinical Educator within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus. As the Adjunct Professor in the CSD Program, Larisa teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses including Aphasia/Adult Neurogenic Disorders; Diagnostic Practicum: Adults; Diagnostic Practicum: Children; and Introduction to Communication Disorders. As the Clinical Educator, Larisa provides clinical education and supervision to graduate students at the Downtown Brooklyn Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, Long Island University. Larisa also serves on various committees focusing on graduate level clinical training and the field of Speech-Language Pathology.
Amy Dougherty, M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Amy Dougherty, M.S., CCC-SLP, is an Adjunct Associate Professor and Clinical Educator at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York since January of 2011. Amy received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in speech language pathology from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. Amy has over twenty years of experience as a speech language pathologist, working in various settings with both children and adults with complex communication impairments. Amy has been committed to teaching and educating future speech language pathologists throughout her career, serving as an adjunct professor at several university programs in New York and New Jersey. Amy demonstrates clinical concentrations in the areas of augmentative communication or AAC and fluency disorders.
Julia Agranovich, M.S., CCC-SLP, PC/Bilingual TSSLD
Julia Agranovich is a New York State Licensed and ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She also holds Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) License and Bilingual Extension in the Russian language. Julia earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Brooklyn College (CUNY) and Master of Science in Communication Disorders at Long Island University (Brooklyn campus). As a Clinical Educator at Downtown Brooklyn Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic, Julia mentors and guides graduate student clinicians for their first clinical practicum, supervises graduate student clinicians in the assessment and treatment of communication disorders in clients of various ages, and provides teaching opportunities for the students to learn necessary clinical skills. Julia's responsibilities also include working on clinical writing skills with the students, to write SOAP notes, weekly session plans, management plans, and progress reports.
Kenay Sudler, M.S., CCC-SLP, PC/Bilingual TSSLD
Kenay is a New York State Licensed and ASHA Certified Bilingual Speech and Language Pathologist who currently works as a Clinical Educator at the Downtown Brooklyn Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic. Kenay holds a Master of Science degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in Speech and Language Pathology and a Bachelor of Science degree from The College of William and Mary in Linguistics and Psychology. Kenay specializes in the areas of child and adolescent language and literacy. Kenay has published articles in the Perspectives Journal of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and delivered presentations at regional, state, and national Conferences. As a Clinical Educator, Kenay works closely with graduate clinicians to train them in appropriate methods of assessment and intervention for diverse populations so that they effectively provide a high-level of care to all clients.
Claudine Petit, M.S., CCC-SLP, PC/Bilingual TSSLD
Alonso-Cappas, M.S., CCC-SLP, PC/Bilingual TSSLD
Alicia graduated from Rosarios’ University in Bogotá, Colombia with a Baccalaureate of Speech Therapy and Audiology and later on pursued a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology with a multicultural emphasis at Long Island University (LIU), Brooklyn Campus. Alicia holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA). Alicia has New York and New Jersey licensure in Speech-Language Pathology and earned a certificate as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) with a Bilingual Extension in Spanish. She is also a PROMPT certified clinician and has experience implementing DIR®/Floortime™. Currently, Alicia is administering a grant that facilitates workshops about bilingual language development and second language acquisition among other topics to preschool personnel in the field of special education. Alicia has a passion for working with minority ethnolinguistic communities, English language learners and their families.