Meet the Creative Speech Therapy NYC Team
Owner, Founder, & Speech/Language Pathologist
M.S. CCC – SLP, TSSLD
Specialties include: Feeding, Apraxia, and Articulation
Rachael Rose is the owner and founder of Creative Speech Therapy NYC, which was established in 2015. Rachael’s favorite thing to talk about is speech, language, and feeding. She speaks publicly about pediatric feeding, oral placement therapy, social skills, and picky eating. She also teaches a graduate level course on pediatric feeding.
Rachael has worked for over 17 years with children from birth to twelve years. She earned 4 national awards for post-graduate education in the areas of pediatric feeding, speech/language, and social skills. Areas of speciality include assessment and treatment of apraxia, feeding delay/disorders, oral motor treatment, speech, and late talkers. Rachael is certified through the American Speech and Hearing Association and state licensed in New York. She also holds the certificate of Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (T.S.S.L.D).
Rachael has completed high level trainings including: Talk Tools Level 2, Feeding Therapy: A Sensory Motor Approach, Natural Language Acquisition (Meaningful Speech), SOS- Approach to Feeding, PROMPT: Technique IAOM trained orofacial myologist, Tethered Oral Tissue, Kaufman Apraxia of Speech
Siena Cardamone Viviano
M.S. CCC – SLP, TSSLD
Specialties include: Feeding, Language Development, and Neurodiverse/Autism Spectrum Disorder
Siena Cardamone Viviano joined Creative Speech Therapy shortly after it was founded in 2015. Siena and Rachael met when sharing a case through Early Intervention and a bond was instantly formed.
Over the past ten years, Siena’s experience as a pediatric speech language pathologist and feeding therapist has grown working in private practice, school, and home based settings. Siena provides services for those ages birth through eighteen and specializes treating children age birth through five. Siena encourages a collaborative effort, working closely with the family and therapy team. She creates a detailed treatment plan tailored to your child’s unique needs. Emphasis is placed on teaching carryover strategies to the family to use in their everyday routine. This ensures each child better communicates and connects with their peers and loved ones beyond the treatment session.
Areas of specialty include assessment and treatment in the following areas: neurodiverse individuals, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), language delay/disorder, genetic disorders, feeding delay/disorders, down syndrome, motor speech disorders and pragmatic/social skills.
Siena is certified through the American Speech and Hearing Association and state licensed in New York. She also holds the certificate of Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (T.S.S.L.D). Siena has completed high level trainings including: Solving the Puzzle to Autism: Using Tactile Therapy Techniques, Feeding Therapy: A Sensory Motor Approach, SOS- Approach to Feeding, PROMPT: Technique, Natural Language Acquisition (Meaningful Speech), A Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy, Early Intervention Embedded Coaching Model, Sensory-Oral-Motor Case Study: Infant with Down Syndrome, ICDL: Introduction to DIR/Floortime
M.S. CCC – SLP, TSSLD
Specialties include: Language Development, Gestalt Language Therapy, Stuttering, and Apraxia
Christie is a dedicated and passionate speech language pathologist, whose goal is to make therapy a joyful and successful experience for her clients and their families.
She is nationally certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and state licensed in New York. She also holds the certificate of Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (T.S.S.L.D). Christie received her bachelor’s degree in English from Villanova University and her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has worked with young children across Early Intervention, preschool age, and elementary school age populations in the home care, special education preschool, and private school settings. Christie prides herself on creating a safe, motivating, and fun environment for her clients as they work toward their speech and/or language goals. Christie is particularly excited about family training, as involvement of important adults in a child’s life can make all the difference in treatment outcomes.
Areas of specialty include: speech and language delays, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), pragmatic language delays, play skills, fluency. Special trainings: PROMPT (Level 1 Training), Kaufman Apraxia Training, DTTC, DIR Floortime Method Certification, Meaningful Speech course on Gestalt Language Processing, Echolalia and Natural Language Acquisition (NLA)
Speech Language Pathologist
M.S., CF – SLP, TSSLD
Specialties include: Bilingualism (Japanese), Language Delay/Disorder, Feeding Delay/Disorders, and Pragmatic/Social Skills
Miya is the newest Clinical Fellow addition at Creative Speech Therapy (CST) NYC. She is originally from Japan, which has shaped her interests and success in speech-language pathology.
She recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from CUNY Lehman College. Miya’s biggest academic interests are language delay/disorder, social skills, and pediatric feeding. She is dedicated to promoting cultural competency through the use of bilingual assessments. Miya is excited to take in as much as possible while working at CST. With her cultural competency and humility background, she hopes to connect with as many clients as possible to help them reach their therapeutic goals.
At Lehman College, she served as the Vice President for Finance on The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) Executive Council from 2020 to 2022. She also spearheaded the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Action Workgroup to better recognize student intersectional diversity at US colleges and universities and to increase opportunities to educate students about cultural competence and humility.
Miya was also chosen to be a student evaluator to rate American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) proposals in the 2022 ASHA Convention Program Committee in Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing and worked and collaborated with 21 leading pediatric feeding specialists led by Dr. Memorie Gosa.
Fortunato-Tavares, T., Wilson, M., Orzam, J., (accepted) Comprehension of Clitic Pronouns by Children with Cochlear Implants: The Role of Sentence Stress. Cochlear Implants International. 2023
Wilson, M., Goral, M., Examining Oral Reading Abilities of a Bilingual Person with Primary Progressive Aphasia, Expected to present at ASHA Convention; 2023 Nov 16, Boston, MA
Wilson, M., Fortunato-Tavares, T., Lagus, S., Dreux, F., Language Screening and Linguistic and Cultural Diversity: A Systematic Literature Review, Poster presented at ASHA Convention; 2022 Nov18, Washington, DC.
Wilson, M., Alcala, M., Graves, A., Paporto, S., Phelps, K., Regio, L., Utilizing Student Leadership to Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in CSD Disciplines 1-hour seminar presented at ASHA Convention; 2021 Nov 17, New Orleans, LA
Behrman, A., Wilson, M., Cody, J., Elandary, J., & Chitnis, S., The Effect of Intentional Speech on Prosody in Parkinson Disease. Poster presented at ASHA Convention; 2019 Nov 22, Orlando, FL.
Office Manager & Marketing Director
Jane Wright is an artist and child care-giver. Her resume goes in a lot of different directions and illustrates the many passions Jane has for just about everything – from teaching to logo design to installation artist. She has illustrated a book with an independent author and brought her own unique voice to the team of Egg and Spoon Theatre Collective as their Marketing Director.
Recently Jane has been pursuing her interest in Arts Administration. She recently worked as the gallery assistant at a contemporary fine art gallery in Chelsea, NYC and is so excited to be a part of the team at Creative Speech Therapy. She loves getting to greet each family as they enter the office and attributes her nanny experience to her love of kids.
Terms of Reference
M.S. – Master of Science
CCC-SLP – Clinical Certification of Competence in Speech Language Pathology. Certification for Speech Language Pathology in New York State and Nationwide
CF – SLP – Clinical Fellow in Speech Language Pathology
ASHA – American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. ASHA is the professional association for 140,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
T.S.S.L.D. – Teacher of Students With Speech and Language Disabilities. (formerly, Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped)