Amy Pestreich, M.A. CCC-SLP
Online Speech and Swallowing Therapy for Adults
Experienced, New York State Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist:
Providing Therapy for Adults.
CONCIERGE CARE: The Care and Attention you Deserve.
· Professional and Compassionate
· Personalized Treatment Plans
· Unhurried Visits
· 29 Years of Experience with Adult Speech-Language/Swallowing Disorders
Evaluation and Treatment Available for:
· Aphasia: A language impairment that can affect all modalities of language: verbal expression, auditory comprehension, written output and reading comprehension.
· Motor Speech Disorders:
-Apraxia: Difficulty starting and producing voluntary speech movement patterns when there is no weakness/paralysis of the speech muscles.
-Dysarthria: Weakness of the muscles of the mouth, face, and respiratory system that may result in imprecise articulation, soft voice, rapid or slow speech, reduced intonation.
-LSVT LOUD® certified and LSVT eLOUD trained (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment.)
Adult Articulation Therapy/ Lisp Reduction: A lisp is a distortion of certain sounds, most commonly /s/ and /z/.
· Cognitive-Linguistic Impairment: Problems with memory, attention, problem solving and abstract reasoning.
· Dysphagia: Oral-pharyngeal swallowing disorders.
Areas of Expertise
I am experienced in the evaluation and treatment of medically complex patients with neurogenic speech-language and swallowing disorders associated with:
· Parkinson's Disease
· Traumatic Brain Injury
· Anoxic Brain Injury
· Alzheimer's Disease
· Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
· Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS.)
Clinical experience also includes assessment and treatment of patients with:
· Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
· Oral-Pharyngeal Cancer
Primary Progressive Aphasia due to Frontotemporal Lobe Degeneration
My 29 years of experience includes work in acute care, outpatient and skilled nursing facilities, where I treated patients with a wide range of medical diagnoses and speech-language/ swallowing disorders. I was formerly the Director of Speech-Language Pathology at a skilled nursing facility in New York City. All of my experience has been with adult and geriatric patients.
I look forward to meeting you!
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION
Licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the State of New York.
Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Certified by LSVT Global, Inc. to provide treatment for individuals with speech disorders related to Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders using Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT®) modalities.
LSVT eLOUD® certified for Telepractice Delivery of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment.
Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology received May of 1991 from New York University.
Bachelors Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology received May of 1989 from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo.
WHY ONLINE, TELEPRACTICE VISITS?
Eliminate the need for travel to appointments.
More convenient: Saves time and lessens fatigue.
Stay safe: Reduce exposure risk to COVID19.
Continue making progress toward your goals at home.
Access care when there are no local services available.
Sessions are available if you live anywhere in New York State.
SLP therapy often requires demonstration and verbal/
visual cues. Currently, due to COVID19, masks must be
worn for an in-person session. Wearing a mask can make
it challenging to provide these cues. Telepractice (online
therapy) eliminates the need for masks and can make it
easier to provide certain types of therapy.
HOW DO ONLINE VISITS WORK?
Telepractice works on any of the following devices:
Built-in webcam and speakers are needed.
Evaluation and Treatment Sessions are conducted on a secure, HIPAA compliant telepractice (videoconferencing) platform.