Carolyn Maso , M.A., CCC-SLP
Carolyn Maso received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Seton Hall University and her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Kean University.
Carolyn has experience working in clinical, inpatient, outpatient, and educational settings. She has provided therapy to children ages 1-21 with hearing impairment, autism, cerebral palsy, apraxia, selective mutism, dysarthria, feeding disorders, social/pragmatic difficulties and various cognitive deficits and syndromes. She has also provided therapy to adults with receptive and expressive aphasia and apraxia, dementia, dysphagia, traumatic brain injury, voice disorders, hearing loss, and various cognitive and neurological impairments.
Carolyn has been trained in the use of oral-motor exercises to treat muscle weakness, tongue thrust swallows, drooling, articulation disorders, and lisps. She has experience using the Integral Stimulation treatment approach for children with apraxia of speech, which emphasizes the cognitive-motor programming necessary for speech production, as well as The Kaufman Speech to Language treatment approach, which focuses on shaping word approximations and use of cueing systems. Carolyn has attended workshops on the Developmental Individual-difference Relationship-based (DIR) Floortime model to treating selective mutism, Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding, and Michelle Garcia Winner’s “Social Thinking” program for treatment of pragmatic language disorders. In the school system, Carolyn has experience participating as part of a Child Study Team in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, and working collaboratively to assess and develop therapy goals specific to each student.
Speech-language pathology is a second career for Carolyn, who previously worked as an editorial assistant and journalist for North Jersey Media Group. She has received multiple awards for her writing from the New Jersey Press Association, including first place in Health-News for a three-part series on autism awareness and the affects on children and their caregivers.
Carolyn is passionate about her rewarding career as a speech-language pathologist. She treats each child as an individual, and enjoys figuring out what therapy strategies and motivators work best for each of them. She loves witnessing the transformation that children go through as their communication skills and self-esteem improve; she also enjoys educating and supporting parents during the course of their child’s treatment.
Carolyn is licensed by the State of New Jersey and certified by the New Jersey Department of Education as a Speech-Language Specialist.