New York Neurogenic Speech-Language Pathology

Our professional philosophy is to provide paramount speech-language pathology and swallowing services in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Welcome to New York Neurogenic Speech-Language Pathology!

We are proud to be New York's largest private practice with two accessible and convenient office locations.
Our professional philosophy is to provide paramount speech-language pathology and swallowing services in a supportive and nurturing environment. We strive to foster optimal communication skills in order to improve the quality of life for each of our patients.

We look forward to collaborating with you!

Our Services

  • Pre-School Children

    New York Neurogenic Speech-Language Pathology offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment services for children from birth to three years of age. With an estimated 1,460,583 speech and language disordered children living in the United States, the American...
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  • School-Age Children

    New York Neurogenic Speech-Language Pathology. P.C., offers comprehensive speech therapy services for school-aged children. We understand that children require individual attention, therefore, we typically deliver therapeutic services in an individual one-to-one setting.
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  • Adult Language Disorders

    Language is the expression of human communication. It allows an individual to express experiences, explain ideas, share knowledge, thoughts, observations, questions, needs, values, beliefs and behaviors. When language is impaired, problems can occur in all areas...
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  • Speech & Voice Disorders

    The term speech disorder refers to a person who is unable to produce speech sounds correctly, clearly or fluently. Children may experience developmental articulation delays while adults may experience speech difficulties due to neurologic...
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  • Swallowing Disorders

    Dysphagia or difficulty swallowing can occur in children and adults. It is especially common in the elderly and with individuals with neurologic conditions. The term dysphagia refers to difficulty passing food or liquid from the mouth to the stomach. Dysphagia may be caused by...
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  • Cognitive Disorders

    Cognitive disorders are conditions that cause individuals to have difficulty thinking. Although symptoms can vary, typically changes in awareness, perception, reasoning, memory and judgment are observed. Cognition involves the mental...
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  • Internet Therapy

    New York Neurogenic Speech-Language Pathology provides speech, language and swallowing telehealth services via the Internet from anywhere in the world.
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Our Happy Patients

  • Marissa has shown me what I have been doing wrong for years. I can’t eat a thing without hearing her voice in my head. “Take your time!” “No big bites!” She also helps me speak LOUD. She is a wonderful MS specialist and I don’t know what I would do without her. Marissa and her staff are exceptional. They really know how to get the job done!
    -TS, Brooklyn, NY
  • Marissa and I met under sad circumstance when I was hospitalized for my MS. At that time, I needed a feeding tube to eat and sustain nutrition. Marissa helped me learn to use my tongue and swallow again. After a few months of treatment, my feeding tube was removed and I could eat. That was 4 years ago. Today, I still see Marissa 2 times a week for speech and memory training. I couldn’t imagine my life without her.
    -SEP, Manhattan, NY
  • Having Ms Laine as a speech pathologist for my children was a joy! She's was very understanding, dedicated, nurturing and extremely involved in their progress. We all love her very much!.
    -JR, Manhattan, NY
  • My work with Diane has been life-changing. Her dedicated hard work, creativity, and patience have helped bring my cognitive functioning and processing to a level that has exceeded anyone’s expectations.
    -TH, Manhattan, NY

Meet the Staff

NYNeuroSLP has comprised a world-class team of highly specialized clinicians

  • Marissa A. Barrera, MS, MPhil, MSCS, CCC-SLP, PhD

    Dr. Barrera is an internationally recognized medical Speech-Language Pathologist and Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist. She has extensive specialized training in the evaluation and treatment of individuals.....
  • Diane Brown, MA, CCC-SLP

    Diane is the Director of Clinical Education at New York Neurogenic SLP and has been with the company for 10 years. Ms. Brown organizes and supervises all aspects of New York Neurogenic’s graduate clinical.....
  • Michaela A. Medved, MA, TSSLD, CCC-SLP, ClinScD, Director of Patient Care

    Dr. Medved is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Yeshiva University’s Katz School of Graduate Studies. She completed her clinical doctorate at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with her.....
  • Keith Anderson, MA, TSSLD, CCC-SLP

    Keith Anderson is a Supervising Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a Bachelors is Communication Disorders and Science with a minor in Linguistics, and earned.....
  • Nicole Acquafredda, MA, CF-SLP

    Nicole is a Clinical Fellow and NYS licensure applicant at New York Neurogenic SLP P.C. After graduating from Iona College with a Bachelors in Communication Disorders.....

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make an appointment?

Please call 212-453-0036 to speak to one of our patient care specialists. They will be happy to guide you through the process of becoming a new patient. We welcome all inquiries and are pleased that you are considering receiving treatment at New York Neurogenic Speech-Language Pathology, P.C

What happens during my initial visit?

Your initial visit consists of an extensive, in-depth, sixty (60) minute evaluation. During this diagnostic session, the therapist will listen to your history, learn about your symptoms, and hear your concerns and expectations for therapy. S/he will ask you a variety of questions to better understand your condition. Based on this initial evaluation, the therapist will outline a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan for your care. More

How often do I need to receive therapy?

There is no one answer to this question as no two patients are the same. Treatment frequency is dependent on your condition, your needs and your insurance coverage. While some patients come once a week for an hour, others come twice a week for 30 minutes treatment sessions or even more frequent. We strive to make therapy as convenient as possible and proudly offer Internet-based services as a treatment alternative. More

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Office Location - Call To Schedule!

  • Upper West Side Location

    180 West 80th Street @ The Chesterfield Suites, Ground Floor L101 New York, NY 10024

    Office: 212-453-0036
    Fax: 212-453-0037

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