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.
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.