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Tricia Veldman is a bilingual speech-language pathologist. She holds a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Bilingual Extension in Italian, from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Florida.
Tricia’s knack for languages and accents sparked her interest in providing accent reduction. After spending time in a small Italian village to learn the language, she recognizes the advantages of mastering a clear accent in one’s non-native language. This cultural awareness and first-hand experience allows her to identify with clients as they work towards achieving their speech goals.
Tricia also has a passion for the speaking voice, and interned at the Voice and Swallowing Institute of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Here she conducted evaluations and provided voice therapy to a range of patients. She had the pleasure of working under Senior Speech Pathologist Vera Leyko, M.S. CCC-SLP and Singing Voice Specialist Amy Cooper, M.S. CCC-SLP, and observed cutting edge surgeries performed by Dr. Michael Pitman, MD.
Recognizing that learning styles vary on an individual basis, Tricia utilizes client-specific interests and talents to render therapy and coaching most effective. Participation in the New York Speech Coaching Speech Teacher Training program under head instructor, John West, has also influenced her dynamic teaching style.
With a range of clinical experience from preschoolers to older adults, Tricia is trained across a variety of speech-language domains. Her more specific interests include voice, fluency, bilingual populations, accent modification, and adolescent social skills training.
The combination of Tricia’s strong academic foundation, diverse cultural experiences, and empathetic nature has shaped her unique, integrated approach to therapy and coaching. Her passion lies in helping individuals develop the art of communication to promote their own self-expression and personal success.
Tricia offre tutti i servizi anche in Italiano