Speech-Language Therapists

Patricia Alicea, M.A., CCC-SLP

Patricia Alicea received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Science from Kean University. She also received her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology, with Summa Cum Laude honors, from Kean University.

Patricia has experience working in a variety of settings including Early Intervention, public school, hospital, and private practice, where she has gained experience treating children with a wide range of communication disorders. She has a special interest in treating medically-based speech and language disorders, feeding disorders, oral-motor dysfunction, apraxia, and fluency disorders. She also has experience treating children with delays/disorders in the areas of articulation, language, voice, swallowing, and auditory processing as well as providing pragmatic language group therapy.

Patricia has experience collaborating with professionals both in the school and hospital settings. She has worked in partnership with teachers and therapists in the preschool disabled classroom. She has co-treated with physical and occupational therapists at a therapeutic playground and sensory gym to enhance therapy programs. She has participated in team evaluations/follow-ups, working directly with various professionals to create comprehensive therapy plans. In addition, she has also been a member of the NJ Craniofacial Team.

Patricia is certified in Vital Stim Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for swallowing disorders in pediatrics and adults. She is trained in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) as well as the SOS (Sequential-Oral-Sensory) Approach to Feeding and Lori Overland’s Sensory-Motor Approach to feeding. She has also attended numerous continuing education conferences on various topics including: motor speech disorders, sensory integration, swallowing, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and fluency disorders. She is certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the state of New Jersey. Patricia also holds a certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education as a Speech-Language Specialist.

Patricia feels so lucky to work in such a rewarding profession where she can help improve the quality of her patient’s lives. When she is not working, Patricia loves spending time with her three beautiful children and caring husband.