About Children’s Speech and Rehabilitation Therapy

Children’s Speech and Rehabilitation Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, PLLC dba Children's Speech and Rehabilitation Therapy is a NYS approved Early Intervention agency who provides evaluations and home-based therapeutic intervention for children aged birth to 3 through the Nassau County Early Intervention Program who have or are suspected of having a developmental delay and/or disability.

We understand how important it is for children to receive the best early intervention therapies available.  We work closely with every family to assess each child’s needs and to develop individualized programs to achieve positive outcomes. Our philosphy is that parents are the primary teachers for their children, and by working in the natural environment we collaborate closely with families to help their child learn and grow.

We believe in matching the skills and personality of the provider with the needs of the child and family.  Experienced providers are NYS licensed speech-language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, nutritionists, audiologists, and certified special educators who are dedicated to providing the highest level of individualized home-based early intervention services.

We are committed to providing personal attention to the needs of each child and family. We make being available to answer parent concerns and questions one of our main priorities. We make every effort to encourage a successful partnership between family and therapists, resulting in learning, growth and success for your child.

Linda M. Hirsch, MS, CCC-SLP/A,FAAA, Director

Linda Hirsch, Director/Owner, takes pride in the “hands on” approach to delivering services to children and their families that is central to Children’s Speech and Rehabilitation Therapy's mission.  Ms. Hirsch has over 30 years of experience working with children aged birth to 5 with developmental delays in both home and center based environments. Licensed in New York State as a Speech-Language Pathologist and as an Audiologist, she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA) and holds the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology as well as in Audiology. Ms. Hirsch received her MS in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Adelphi University and has pursued extensive post-graduate study.  She has co-authored a clinical text, published articles in several journals, and has been invited to make numerous presentations to professional organizations. She spends much of her time speaking with parents about their concerns regarding their child's development in an effort to maximize the progress a child makes when receiving services from Children's Speech and Rehabilitation Therapy. 

Jana Vitale, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA, ABA Director

Jana Vitale, ABA Coordinator, is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She was honored as Therapist of the Year by the Autism Foundation of New York in 2001. Ms. Vitale holds the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology. She received an MA from New York University and an advanced certificate in applied behavior analysis from Penn State University. Ms. Vitale has made numerous presentations to various parent and professional organizations and is Chair of the Nassau County LEICC Autism Subcommittee.  Jana spends much of her time addressing parent concerns about children who are on the Autism Spectrum (ASD), and helps parents to understand and assist their child in development of  foundation skills that are important for learning.