Meet the Creative Speech Therapy NYC Team

Rachael Rose
Owner, Founder, & Speech/Language Pathologist
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
Speech/Language Pathologist
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

Christie Haggerty
Speech/Language Pathologist
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)

Jane Wright
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 

ASHAAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationASHA 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)

The staff of Creative Speech Therapy NYC smile and pose in front of the company logo
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