jillianJillian Polchinski, M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD,graduated with her Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with certification as a Teacher of Students with Speech-Language Disabilities, from Adelphi University. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology from Molloy College. She began her career in the NYC elementary schools, while working per diem in a skilled nursing facility and private clinic. She later worked with a team of interventionists at a school for medically involved children with disorders including visual and hearing impairments, seizure disorders, Cerebral palsy, dysarthria, and dysphagia.
While gaining experience in a variety of medical and educational settings, Jillian fell in love with the preschool population. She has evaluated and treated preschool children with impairments in articulation, phonology, fluency, and receptive and expressive language. In addition, Jillian demonstrates competency in the evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders relating to neurological impairments, childhood apraxia of speech, Down’s syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and auditory processing disorders. For the past two years, she has also worked as a feeding and swallowing therapist, evaluating and developing appropriate treatment plans for children with motor planning disorders, swallowing disorders, and sensory disorders.
Jillian is always expanding her knowledge of the field through continuing education courses, and regularly attends training seminars and conferences. She is trained in PROMPT therapy, a tactile-kinesthetic approach that has proven to be successful in the treatment of a variety of communication disorders. She focuses on helping children to functionally communicate in a motivating way that tailors to the needs of each child in a fun, yet educational environment. She currently serves as the Supervisor of Speech-Language Pathology Services at Malverne Center for Play and Development.

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