Lori Melnitsky is the director of All Island Speech and Stuttering Therapy. She holds the Certificate of Communicative Competence from ASHA and is licensed in the State of New York.
Having provided therapeutic and diagnostic services since 1992, Lori has developed expertise working with children and adults with various speech and language disorders. She has been a board certified speech/language therapist and teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped for over 20 years. Lori overcame a severe stuttering disorder to help others. “When I entered college, I was told by teachers I would never be able to comunicate with parents. Now, 21 years later, I proved them wrong.” I am passionate about what I do and dedicate my career to helping others communicate. I also believe in advocating for children and spreading accurate understanding of stuttering and other speech/language disorders.
Lori has extensive experience working at special ed schools with the autistic, language delayed, Down Syndrome, articulation and apraxic/dyspraxic population. Lori has been providing Prompt therapy since 2005 and is PROMPT CERTIFIED by the PROMPT Institute directed by Deborah Hayden. She has extensive experience providing PROMPT THERAPY for the Nassau County Early Intervention and Preschool Programs where she participated on multi-disciplinary teams. She additionally has accumulated over 400 hours of continuing education in oral motor, stuttering and feeding therapy. She has been awarded four continuing education awards from the American Speech- Language- Hearing Associaton.
Lori is LIDCOMBE Trained in the highly successful Lidcombe Program for Stuttering Intervention. She was Lidcombe trained from the Lidcombe Consortium from Montreal. Canada. Having participated in various fluency shaping courses (ie: PFSP, Hollins, Eastern Virgina, Total Immersion), she is able to offer a unique approach to achieving fluenc and believes fluency improvement is attainable.
Lori is a published author in fluency journals and Newsday. She is also a speaker at Hofstra University, the Long Island Speech and Hearing Association (LISHA) and National Stuttering Association (NSA) on the subject of speech/language/stuttering. Lori serves as a fluency consultant for SEEDs of the Williston in Williston Park, NY as well.
Lori has been awarded multiple awards including:
- Fortune 52 distinguished woman
- Town of Oyster Bay Distingushed Women in Healthcare.