Speech Language Pathologist

Valerie Luby , M.S., SLP-CCC

Valerie received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Montclair State University and her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from William Paterson University.

After graduate school, Valerie relocated to San Diego where she enjoyed the beautiful weather and began her career as a Speech Language Pathologist in a pediatric private practice setting. While in San Diego, Valerie also worked as an early interventionist providing speech therapy services to children and their families. Upon returning to New Jersey, Valerie was employed at a center for Autistic children where she was able to work closely with occupational therapists and board-certified behavioral analysts. Valerie enjoys working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and believes collaboration with related team members and caregivers leads to the best treatment outcomes.

Valerie has experience treating children with a variety of disorders including expressive and receptive language delays, developmental delays, speech sound disorders, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, and fluency disorders. Valerie has a strong interest in the area of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She has taken extensive continuing education, including attending the Closing the Gap conference to enhance her knowledge in this area.  Valerie has provided evaluation, treatment, and training to children, families, colleagues, and staff members in the area of AAC.

Valerie is passionate about helping all children find their voices. She believes in meeting children where they are and developing an individualized treatment plan for assisting them reach their greatest potential. Valerie considers families and caregivers an integral part of a child’s team and enjoys working closely with them and other team members to support children in achieving their goals.

Valerie is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed by the State of New Jersey and certified by the New Jersey Department of Education as a Speech-Language Specialist. She has been trained in PROMPT and the Hanen Approach. Valerie has also been trained in the TR-eat model for feeding intervention. In her free time, Valerie loves doing yoga and spending time with family and friends.