Susan Tuli , M.A., CCC-SLP
Susan has been working in the field of speech-language pathology since 1995. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Correction, and her Master of Arts in Speech Pathology from Kean University.
Susan has provided therapy to children and adults in the home setting, in public and private schools, and in a group home setting. Her experience in the field began at St. Joseph’s School for the Blind, where she addressed the speech, language, and feeding needs of children with visual impairments. Therapeutic approaches included the use of augmentative communication devices and implementation of the Tangible Symbol System. While at St. Joseph’s, Susan gained experience counseling parents and collaborating with other professionals including occupational therapists, physical therapists and orientation and mobility specialists in order to meet the needs of the students. In 1996, Susan met Cynthia Marrapodi at St. Joseph’s, and while continuing to provide therapy at the school, she also began working at Cynthia’s private practice.
After 3 years at St. Joseph’s, Susan transitioned into the public school setting. She worked within the West Orange Public Schools for six years evaluating, developing and implementing IEPs for children in preschool through high school. Here Susan became familiar with the New Jersey laws in Special Education. During individual and group sessions, she addressed her student’s articulation, fluency, receptive and expressive language, and auditory processing deficits. Susan continues to contract with public schools in order to remain familiar with the school process and interact directly with special education teachers and other healthcare professionals.
Susan gained extensive experience with the Down Syndrome population while working with preschool children at Stepping Stones in Livingston, school age children at The McAuley School in Scotch Plains, as well the adult population she treated at a group home. Susan addressed phonological/articulation disorders, oral motor feeding issues, dysarthria, language delays and disorders, as well as pragmatic/social language skills while working with this population.
Susan maintains memberships with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association and her local Morris County Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Susan has been trained in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets). She is also trained in Sara Rosenfield-Johnson’s oral-motor therapy programs and Lori Overland’s feeding program. She has taken multiple continuing education courses on topics including apraxia, auditory processing, behavioral feeding issues, phonological and articulation disorders, sign language, and tongue thrust therapy. She incorporates many different techniques within her therapy sessions, and believes that a combination of approaches is beneficial to most clients.
Susan, speech-language pathologist, wife, and mother of three boys has definitely found her true calling in life and continues to love her profession.