Therapists

Lori L. Overland, M.S., CCC-SLP, C/NDT  [contact]
Lori Overland is a speech and language pathologist with more than 30 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 population.

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).


Lisa Brideson-Glynn M.S., CCC-SLP  [contact]
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 Speech?

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 and Connecticut.

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 PROMPT.  



Malka Strasberg, M.S. CCC-SLP, C/NDT  [contact]
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 purposes. 

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  [contact]
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 syndrome.

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.