Phone: 518-288-8254


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders Nazareth College of Rochester M.S Communication Disorders The College of Saint Rose Certificate of Clinical Competence- American Speech Language and Hearing Association

Ms. Emily Maher

My name is Ms. Emily Maher, and I am happy to be working as your child’s speech-language pathologist (SLP).  I have been a member of the Winecoff team since 2015 and I look forward to seeing all the familiar faces and some new friends! 

I am originally from upstate New York just outside of Albany. I began my career in 2006 and have worked in North Carolina and Massachusetts in a variety of settings including schools and private practice.  In my classroom you will find us doing lots of different hands on activities to help facilitate communication. I especially love using science experiments, books, and games. 

TEAMS link for Speech

What is a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)?

A school based Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) works with special education students ages 3-22 who demonstrate speech-language impairments which adversely affect educational performance. The school SLP facilitates identification, evaluation and remediation of a disability in the following communication areas:

  • Articulation – Disorders are characterized by substitutions, distortions or omissions of speech sounds.
  • Phonology – A student may have difficulty with certain patterns of sounds
  • Language – Receptive or expressive disorders or delays in syntax/morphology (grammar), semantics (meaning), pragmatics (social language skills), or processing.
  • Stuttering (Fluency) – Inappropriate rate or flow of speech. A student may struggle to get words out or repeat part or whole words at times.
  • Voice – Pitch, volume, intonation, respiration or resonance disorders.