Speech Language Pathologist
Taralynn Vecchio , MS, CCC, SLP
Taralynn Vecchio received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Providence College. She received her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from New York Medical College, a medically orientated speech-language pathology program, emphasizing neuroscience and overall medical management. There she was a recipient of the Clinical Excellence Award. She has received clinical training and experience working in hospitals, schools, as well as a private practice treating a variety of disorders for patients of all ages. She was selected as a trainee for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. She completed the program and also obtained a certificate in “Children with Special Health Care Needs”.
Taralynn has recent work experience in both clinical and educational settings. She was previously employed at Boston Children’s Health Physicians Division of Speech and Language Pathology where she treated and evaluated individuals with a wide range of diagnoses, such as receptive/expressive language disorder, pragmatic language disorder, sensory based feeding difficulties, articulation disorders, learning disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders.
In the school setting, Taralynn worked in a high school where she was an active member of the child study team, participating in IEP meetings and collaborating with teachers. She treated and evaluated students with language-based learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, receptive/expressive language disorders, pragmatic language/social communication disorder, as well as fluency disorder.
Taralynn is ASHA certified and licensed in both NJ as well as NY. She is certified by the New Jersey Department of Education as a Speech Language Specialist and holds her initial certificate from the New York Department of Education as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities.
Taralynn is passionate about working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders and is especially interested in Pragmatic Language/ Social Communication as well as Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She is experienced in utilizing a variety of evidenced-based therapeutic approaches with one of her favorites being the Social Thinking Methodology. A fun fact about Taralynn is that she has recently become an author. As a pandemic project, she wrote and published a children’s book, SuperPat and the Sunblock Heroes, that honors her grandmother and teaches the importance of sun safety. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Taralynn believes in the power of positivity and loves creating an environment that is both enriching and uplifting! She is incredibly excited to be joining the CSS Team!