Speech Language Pathologist
Gigi Snell , M.S., SLP-CCC
From a young age Gigi was interested in becoming a speech-language pathologist due to her brother being diagnosed with auditory processing disorder. Gigi interned at her local elementary school during her senior year of high school and gained additional knowledge and experience before going to college to declare a major.
Gigi received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Iona College Magna Cum Laude and received her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from New York University. Gigi was vice president and president of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) during her undergraduate and graduate programs. Gigi was involved in voice disorders research (i.e., specifically vocal fold paralysis), motor speech disorders research (i.e., specifically childhood apraxia of speech) and craniofacial disorders at New York University. She interned at a private preschool where she treated preschool students with a variety of disorders, such as phonological processing disorders, articulation disorders, expressive and receptive language delays, etc.). Additionally, she interned at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City treating adults with a variety of disorders, such as aphasia, apraxia, swallowing disorders, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, etc.).
Gigi has experience in both hospital and early intervention settings. Gigi is an employee at Children’s Specialized Hospital Early Intervention Program. She assesses and treats infants and toddlers ages 0-3 years-old with a variety of diagnoses and disorders, including expressive and receptive language delays, developmental delays, sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorder, cleft palate, etc. Gigi collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team, including occupational therapists, physical therapists, special educators, service coordinators, parents, caregivers, family members, etc. Gigi participates with the team to create IFSPs and participates in transition planning conferences while actively providing coaching to families. Gigi also has experience using the Verbal Behavior Approach, which includes a structured total communication therapy that teaches purposeful and functional language through errorless learning.
Gigi holds a speech-language license by the State of New Jersey and received her Certificate of Clinical Competence by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Additionally, she holds her certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education as a Speech Language Specialist (SLS) and holds her certificate from the New York Department of Education for Teaching Students with Speech-Language Disabilities (TSSLD).
Gigi enjoys continuing her education while actively seeking courses and programs to gain additional knowledge in the field. Gigi enjoys doing DIY projects in her spare time and loves to motivate others and encourage her friends and family to do what they’re most passionate about.