Lori L. Overland, M.S., CCC-SLP,
Lori Overland is a speech and language pathologist with more than
years of professional experience.
Lori specializes in dealing with the unique needs of infants,
toddlers, pre-schoolers and school-aged children with oral motor,
feeding and speech disorders. She has received an award from the
Connecticut Down Syndrome Association for her work within this
Lori consults with children from all over the world, providing
evaluations, re-evaluations, program plans and week-long therapy
programs. Lori also provides consults to local school districts and
Birth-to-Three organizations. Her goal in addressing feeding and
speech challenges is to improve the quality of life for both the
children she serves and their families.
In addition to her private practice, Lori is a member of TalkTools
speaker bureau. Lori has lectured on sensory motor feeding
disorders across the United States and internationally. Her classes,
"Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach" and "Developing
Oral-Motor Feeding Skills in the Down Syndrome Population" are
approved for ASHA and AOTA CEUs.
Lori is the author of A Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding, (2013),
Charleston, SC. Talk Tools, "A Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding",
Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
(October 2011),and "Food for Thought", Advance for Directors in
Rehabilitation Magazine (May 2001).
She holds degrees from Hofstra University and Adelphi University and
has her Neurodevelopmental Treatment certification (NDT).
Brideson-Glynn M.S., CCC-SLP
Lisa Brideson-Glynn is a Speech and Language Pathologist with 20
years of professional experience. She is currently in private
practice in both New York City and Norwalk, Connecticut where she
provides both therapeutic and diagnostic services for infants and
children with oral-motor/feeding/speech deficits. She is licensed in
the state of Connecticut and New York.
Lisa is a lecturer for professional enhancement courses as part of
TalkTools speaker bureau. She also provides parent-training seminars to
implement at-home therapeutic strategies. Lisa is the author of the
seminar "As a Parent What Can I do to Improve my Child's Feeding and
She has professional affiliations with ASHA, the New York State
Speech-Language and Hearing Association, and is a teacher of the
Speech and Hearing Handicapped. Lisa is licensed in both New York
Lisa holds a Master of Science degree from Columbia University. She
is a Certified Oral-Motor Therapist and ahs special training in
feeding therapy, sensory integration therapy, myofascial therapy and
Malka Strasberg, M.S. CCC-SLP, C/NDT
Malka Strasberg is a speech and language
pathologist with more than
10 years of professional experience. Malka specializes in oral motor/
feeding and muscle-based speech disorders, providing therapeutic and
diagnostic services to children of all ages with a variety of
diagnoses. Malka is trained in numerous therapies to target motor
planning speech disorders/apraxia, including techniques developed by
Deborah Hayden (PROMPT) and Nancy Kaufman. She is trained in
numerous oral motor/feeding techniques, developed by Sara R.
Johnson, Lori Overland and Debra Beckman, as well as the SOS
Approach to Feeding. Malka is certified in Neurodevelopmental
Treatment (NDT), a whole-body therapy approach used to effect more
efficient posture and movement for communication and feeding
Before joining Alphabet Soup,
Malka worked for both St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Queens, NY
and the NYS Early Intervention program. In addition to working at
Alphabet Soup, Malka continues to work with children in Manhattan,
providing home-based evaluations and therapy, both privately and
through the NYS EI program. Malka is also an adjunct professor at
Stern College for Women, where she teaches a course in Phonetics to
undergraduate majors in Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Malka received her B.A. degree
from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.S. degree from Hunter
College. She is currently licensed in New York State and in
Connecticut. Malka is a member of ASHA (the American Speech-Language
Hearing Association), and has received multiple awards from ASHA's
Continuing Education Board.
Bonnie Wilder, M.A. CCC-SLP
Bonnie Wilder is a speech and language pathologist with more than 20 years of experience. Bonnie prides herself on treating each child as
an individual and always being there for both her students and their
families. As a mother of a premature baby boy, with oral motor
delays and apraxia, she understands what hard work and dedication it
takes to do all that is necessary to help a child. Bonnie
understands both as a therapist, but more importantly as a mother
that all children can achieve their highest potential.
Bonnie specializes in oral-motor and feeding therapy, as well as
evaluations. Bonnie has specialized training in oral-motor, feeding,
apraxia and PROMPT; and with children with autism/PDD, and Down
Bonnie holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin and New York
University. In addition to her private practice, Bonnie has worked
at the Association for Children with Down syndrome and at Sara R.
Johnson Oral-Motor Speech & Language Associates in South Salem.