Our therapists follow a whole-child approach, which allows us to help lay the foundation of learning and build skills that children need to do on their own. Our therapy team will create a positive environment along with support to create successful outcomes and long-term opportunities.
Meet Our Team
Allyson Weinstein-Rosen is owner and founder of A to Z Speech Therapy in Brooklyn Heights. She is a New York State licensed, ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Allyson received her Bachelors of Arts in Communicative Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went on to receive her Masters of Science. in Speech-Language Pathology at Hunter College School of Health Sciences. She started her career working at various hospitals with neonatal, pediatric, and adult patients, training and supervising graduate students and clinical fellows, and working on interdisciplinary teams. She went on to work in a Special Education setting, treating children with speech, language, learning and pragmatic language disorders, while also working as an undergraduate clinical instructor at Touro College and opening A to Z Speech Therapy in the fall of 2003.
Allyson provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to pediatric patients of all ages with various communicative and learning disorders. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA) as well as a certified Fast ForWord provider. Allyson enjoys collaborating with parents, teachers, doctors and other therapists to provide an individualized and functional, whole child approach to therapy. She has proudly assembled a dedicated team of therapists who provide the highest level of service to children of all ages.
Jennifer Basner holds a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Hofstra University and a Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). Jennifer specializes in providing therapy to children who present with receptive and expressive language delays and disorders, deficits in social pragmatic skills, and articulation and phonological disorders. Her special interests include expanding language skills through play-based activities for early learners as well as working with individuals to improve social pragmatic language ability.
Emma Tushman, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD is a New York State licensed and ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She holds her certificate as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Emma earned a Master of Science in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from New York University. She specializes in providing therapy to children who present with receptive and expressive language delays and disorders, deficits in social pragmatic skills, and articulation and phonological disorders. Her special interests include expanding language skills through play-based activities for early learners. Emma is experienced in working in various settings including public schools, clinics, and acute care hospital settings.
M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in Speech/Language Pathology from Loyola University Maryland and her master’s degree in Speech/Language Pathology from Northeastern University. She is a New York State licensed speech-language pathologist and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from ASHA and a Certificate for Teaching Students with Speech-Language Disabilities (TSSLD) in New York. Jennifer has experience working in early intervention, private practice, and private school settings with children aged 0-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays, expressive and receptive language disorders, pragmatic language disorders, feeding disorders, articulation disorders, cognitive delays, and genetic disorders. She is passionate about working with children to improve their communication skills and improve their ability to functionally interact with others in their homes, schools, and communities.
Shaina Smith is the Office Manager at A to Z Speech Therapy with administrative experience working for political campaigns, insurance companies, and non-profits. She studied Communication with a focus on Media and Journalism at SUNY Geneseo. She is happy to join the A to Z Speech Therapy team and help families provide care for their little ones!