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Meet CHC’s speech-language pathologists in NYC

Elizabeth A. Ying, MA, CCC-SLP

Co-Director, Shelley and Steven Einhorn Audiology and Communication Centers
Speech-language pathologist

Liz-Ying-SLP-NYC-Deaf-TherapistEffective April 15, 2015, speech-language pathologist Elizabeth A. Ying rejoined CHC as Co-Director of the Shelley and Steven Einhorn Audiology and Communication Centers in New York. Ying, who has a 40-year career of providing aural habilitation and rehabilitation services for children and adults with varying degrees of hearing loss, shares responsibility for the leadership of CHC’s acclaimed speech and hearing services with audiologist Ellen Lafargue.

Early in her career, Elizabeth A. Ying, MA, CCC-SLP, was a member of CHC’s clinical staff where she began her pioneering work in auditory-based oral speech and language therapy for recipients of cochlear implants. She later served as clinical supervisor of the DeVault Otologic Research Laboratory at Indiana School of Medicine, gathering data for NIH-funded research investigations of the benefits of cochlear implantation within the pediatric population. Prior to rejoining CHC in 2015, Ying pursued her clinical and research interests as Director of Hearing Habilitation at the Ear Institute at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Health Systems.

Linda Kessler, MA, CCC-SLP
Assistant Director, Shelley and Steven Einhorn Communication Center
Speech-language pathologist, adult specialty

linda-kessler-speech-therapist-nycLinda Kessler has been working as a speech-language pathologist at CHC for over 20 years. Her experience includes working with both children and adults with a focus on speech, language, speechreading and auditory therapy. She currently provides a broad range of rehabilitative services to school-age children and adults. Her particular area of expertise is providing auditory training to individuals who have received a cochlear implant. She is also responsible for the provision and oversight of CHC’s individual and group speechreading program, one of the only such programs in the New York City area. She received her Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from Teachers’ College, Columbia University in 1964 and is certified by the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed by NYS.

Dana N. Selznick, M.A., M.Ed.

Asst. Director of Communication Services, Education and Family Support
Shelley and Steven Einhorn Communication Center
Education specialist

Dana Selznick of CHC in NYC is an education specialist with expertise in working with students with hearing loss and APDDana Selznick is an education specialist dedicated to helping your child with hearing loss or auditory challenges get the support and accommodations they need to thrive academically and reach their true potential. Often the first point of contact for parents with a baby newly diagnosed with hearing loss, Dana provides information and guidance so that parents can make informed decisions about their child’s hearing health care, She’s an indispensable resource for parents seeking help in navigating Early Intervention (EI), Committee on Preschool Education (CPSE), Deaf Infant Program (DIP) and the New York State educational system. As Coordinator of the Family Resource Center, she facilitates peer support through educational and social events that bring CHC families together throughout the year. Dana received an undergraduate degree in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education at the University of North Florida and her M.A. and M.Ed. in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and Elementary Education at Columbia University.

Elizabeth Roarke, M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Asst. Director of Communication Services, Early Intervention
Shelley and Steven Einhorn Communication Center
Speech-language pathologist

Elizabeth-Roarke-SLP-CHCElizabeth Roarke joined CHC as a speech-language pathologist with extensive experience providing auditory-oral based therapy to early intervention-aged children as well as adults. In her work with children who are deaf and hard of hearing, Elizabeth creates sound-rich environments in which she observes the children’s responses and helps them make sense of what they are hearing. She comes prepared for therapy sessions with fun activities, realistic goals, and limitless positive reinforcement; but also possesses the capacity to modify the session, if necessary, to ensure a successful result. She earned her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at Teachers College at Columbia University and her B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at SUNY Cortland.

Camille Mihalik, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-language pathologist

Camille-CHCCamille Mihalik is a speech-language pathologist with extensive experience working individually and in groups with children who are deaf and hard of hearing. She is passionate in her approach to aural habilitation, which includes working collaboratively with parents and training them to promote development of their child’s speech, listening and language skills at home. Camille received her BA in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Hofstra University and her MA in Speech Language Pathology at new York University.

Rebecca Piper, M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-language pathologist

Rebecca Piper is a speech-language pathologist specializing in aural habilitation and rehabilitation. Her work with children with hearing loss and their families is very much a collaborative process, focusing on the need to build language-rich environments that can positively impact speech, listening and language development each and every day. Rebecca is passionate about helping children and adults with hearing loss interact with their world to the fullest extent possible. She received her BA in Linguistics from New York University and her MS in speech-language pathology from Vanderbilt University.

Nicole D. Zenn, M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech-language pathologist

Nicole Zenn, speech-language pathologist at Center for Hearing and Communication NYCNicole Zenn is a speech-language pathologist with experience providing individual and group therapy for students of all ages in a public school setting as well as in private practice. Nicole received her B.A. in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Pittsburgh and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Seton Hall. She embraces the opportunity at CHC to work with individuals and families to promote development of speech and language skills in the therapy room and at home, and is committed to empowering clients to become effective and confident communicators so they can participate fully in their daily lives.

Sivan Levy, M.A.

Education specialist

Sivan Levy is a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing with CHC in NYCSivan Levy is a certified Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing providing individualized academic support that reflects an understanding that every child learns differently. “It is my responsibility to find the right approach to ensure my students hit and then surpass essential milestones.” She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia and her M.A. in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education from Columbia University. Before joining CHC, Sivan worked with preschoolers with hearing loss at the Atlanta Speech School, Katherine Hamm Center.