Nicole Kolenda, M.S., CCC-SLP, P.C., is a NYS licensed/ASHA certified pediatric speech and language pathologist with twenty years experience working with children and young adults diagnosed with Developmental Differences. Nicole recieved her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from New York University and her Master’s Degree from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.
She ran a thriving practice on Manhattan’s Upper East Side for 15 years and has taught and supervised throughout New York City’s elite graduate programs, including Teacher’s College, New York University, Marymount Manhattan College, Hofstra University and Hunter College. Nicole has also collaborated with Manhattan’s top-rated developmental pediatricians and has contributed to research in the area of speech development. Nicole continues to adjunct at New York University and Emerson College and frequently writes for parenting magazines and blogs. Her unique combination of training (including a health and wellness coaching certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition) and experience has also allowed her to seamlessly support the special needs community as a Special Needs Mom Coach. I believe all children have the ability to communicate and although “communication” can mean different things to different people, it is a right all of our children should have access to.