The Speech House
Maria is a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist who has a passion for working with children with special needs. Since relocating from New York to Las Vegas in 2009, Maria has worked in various settings, including CCSD, private practice, early intervention, and Touro University. Maria’s determination and steadfast desire to ensure the delivery of speech-language therapy is a delightful experience for children and their parents has proven to be effective and remains the goal for every child’s treatment program. Maria received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from CUNY/Queens College, and her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Adelphi University. Maria has training in PECS, P.R.O.M.P.T, and Play Therapy, as well as the AEIOU approach to feeding. Maria prides herself on pulling from all sources to provide each child with the most advantageous therapeutic approach, as each child is unique. Maria is passionate about feeding disorders secondary to orofacial disorders and has taken extensive coursework and fieldwork in Orofacial Myology in order to treat infants, children, and adults with Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders. Maria serves the community as a clinical supervisor for students in the speech-language pathology master’s program at Nevada State College who are receiving their clinical hours towards their licensure and ASHA certification. Maria is recognized as a preferred provider and specialist in children With Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) by CASANA.