Since 1989, our speech-language pathologists and learning specialists have helped children and adults throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania with speech, language, learning, social and communication difficulties.
Our experienced Speech-Language Pathologists hold master's degrees, are nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and hold a New Jersey License. Special education teachers, reading specialists and learning consultants hold master's degrees. Our staff continually stays ahead of the latest treatment advances by participating in national teaching and training conferences.
Terri Rossman, M.S., CCC-SLP, CAS
Owner and Executive Director
Collaborative Zones of Regulation Trainer
Terri, who founded Princeton Speech-Language & Learning Center (PSLLC) in 1989, has more than 30 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist. She maintains an active clinical practice while continually expanding and enhancing the services offered by the multi-specialty professionals at PSLLC. Over the years, Terri's vision for PSLLC has remained the same: To offer the most advanced, most effective therapies available anywhere. To that end, she has become one of New Jersey's most respected clinicians in the area of Social Thinking® treatment.
Terri's comprehensive experience includes screening, evaluating and working with individuals with a wide range of social and communication challenges. She runs Social Thinking groups at PSLLC. She also regularly consults with other professionals and school districts working with children with social challenges. In addition to specializing in social cognitive/social skills difficulties, Terri has extensive experience in the treatment of individuals with auditory processing disorders and executive function difficulties.
In 2014, Terri launched the groundbreaking Social Village® @ Princeton Speech-Language & Learning Center, a social community center to help children and young adults grow socially and connect with like-minded peers. Social Village was born from Terri’s concern that children with social difficulties often have no place to connect with others outside of school. The Village is a 2,300-square-foot dedicated space at PSLLC, built in the style of a teen clubhouse, where kids ages 8 to 21 can meet to socialize, relax, play games and have fun – all without the pressure of being judged or bullied. The Village’s numerous clubs, activities and special events are all run under the supervision of trained social coaches.
Terri holds degrees from Ithaca College and Boston University, and has always been passionate about pursuing hands-on continuing education opportunities with some of the leading experts in the field. In 2008, she became the first clinician in New Jersey to participate in the mentoring program conducted by Michelle Garcia Winner, an international expert and author of numerous publications about social thinking and related social skills. In 2010, she further developed her knowledge, training and expertise in the area of social cognition, by completing the weeklong internship program at the Social Thinking Clinic, in San Jose, California, where she worked with Michelle Garcia Winner, Stephanie Madrigal and Pamela Crooke. To date, she is the only individual to have that level of training in New Jersey. In addition, by attending the yearly Social Thinking Provider's Conference held in California, Terri brings back the most up-to-date information, current trends and treatment in the area of social thinking. Terri presented at the Provider’s Conference about the Social Village in June 2015.
Terri has also recognized the need to bring the most up-to-date knowledge and treatment techniques in the field of executive function to PSLLC. In 2011, she worked directly with Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP at Cognitive Connection: Center for Executive Function Skill Development in Concord, MA.
Understanding the importance of technology as a tool for intervention, in 1997, Terri became one of the first certified providers of the Scientific Learning Corp.’s Fast ForWord programs. She has attended numerous Visionary Conferences, led by Michael Merzenich, PhD, Martha Burns, SLP-PhD, as well as many others, in order to stay abreast of the latest updates in neuroscience research as it relates to speech, language and learning. Terri is also a certified provider of The Listening Program and a provider of the Cogmed program to improve working memory.
Terri is the recipient of many Awards for Continuing Education granted by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She holds the CAS (Certified Autism Specialist) Certification. She has presented many workshops to preschools, school districts, private schools, speech-language pathologists and parent groups in New Jersey. Terri works closely with Leah Kuypers as a collaborative speaker and trainer for the Zones of Regulation curriculum. She received the Leadership award for Innovative Practices from Scientific Learning Corp in 2000.
Terri is a member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA), and ASPEN.
Marcie Fountaine, M.S., CCC-SLP
Marcie graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelors Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and received her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Boston University. She has experience working in a variety of pediatric settings, including private practice, public schools, and a pediatric inpatient rehabilitation hospital. She has extensive experience treating children with a wide range of communication difficulties including Autism Spectrum Disorders, articulation/psychological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, receptive and expressive language disorders, auditory processing and written language disorders and social communication disorders. Marcie has specialized training in PROMPT, Social Thinking®, and selective mutism. She has extensive experience in comprehensive language and social communication evaluations to assist appropriate academic placements. Marcie is the clinical director at PSLLC and has experience supervising graduate students and clinical fellows.
Mark Cooperberg, Ph.D.
Director of Psychological Services
Dr. Cooperberg is a clinical psychologist licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology with a specialization in children and adolescents at Case Western Reserve University after completing his pre-doctoral internship at University of Medicine and Dentistry-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan. He has extensive experience conducting therapy and evaluations with children, adolescents, adults and their families, including individuals with a wide range of presenting problems. He has worked in numerous settings, including schools, specialized summer programs, community mental health centers, day treatment and residential placement facilities, inpatient hospitals, and specialty outpatient clinics. Dr. Cooperberg has expertise in working with children and adolescents with mood, behavioral, and social disorders as well as AD/HD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, High-functioning Autism, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Cooperberg provides individual and family therapy for individuals of all ages as well as Behavior Parent Training. He has extensive experience in providing social skills training and social-emotional learning in both individual and group formats. Dr. Cooperberg also provides behavioral consultation to numerous school districts throughout the state, while conducting Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and writing Behavior Intervention Plans.
Director of Business Operations
Carole has more than 10 years experience with PSLLC taking care of the business end of the practice. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Indiana Universityof Pennsylvania. Her previous experience includes employment as an internal auditor in retail and a small business manager. Carole also is a former Lawrence Township Board of Education member and a former trustee of the Lawrence Township Education Foundation.
Lindsay Clayton, M.S., CCC-SLP
Lindsay received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The Pennsylvania State University and completed her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Towson University. She has experience with Autism Spectrum Disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, articulation disorders, fluency, Down Syndrome, aphasia, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Lindsay has experience in a university-based clinic, a preschool, an elementary school, and an aphasia center for adults. Lindsay has specialized training in Social Thinking® and has been trained in teaching Practical Strategies for Improving Executive Function Skills by Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP, amd Kristen Jacobson, M.S., CCC-SLP.
Carly Simco, M.S.,CCC-SLP
Carly graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, and she completed her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Ithaca College as well. Carly has experience working in a school setting treating students in both general and special education programs, ranging from kindergarten to high school. She has treated students with a wide range of communication difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, articulation disorders, apraxia, and receptive and expressive language disorders, and auditory processing disorders. Carly has experience working in Applied Behavioral Analysis classrooms. She has programmed Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices and trained students and professionals how to use them for functional communication in the classroom. Carly has specialized training in PROMPT and Social Thinking®, and has extensive experience in comprehensive language and social communication evaluations to assist appropriate academic placements. Carly also has experience supervising clinical fellows.
Disha Patel, M.S.,CCC-SLP
Disha received her Bachelor degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from the University of Connecticut and completed her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from New York Medical College. She had experience in a hospital setting, specialized school and Early Intervention treating children with a range of language disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury and cerebral palsy. She also has experience with Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices. Disha has specialized training in PROMPT and Social Thinking® and experience with selective mutism and fluency.
Kelly MacDuff, M.S.,CCC-SLP
Kelly received her bachelor's degree in communitcation sciences from LaSalle University, and she earned her Master of Science degree in speech language pathology from Northeastern University. After beginning her career, she became interested in the behavioral aspects of her students and received her Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has worked in private practices as well as a variety of school settings, including working with students ages 2-21 in general education settings through separate day programs. Throughout her career, she has gained experience with a variety of areas of need, including language, social skills, and articulation. Kelly has a special intrest in the area of augmentative and alternative communication and has experience in implementing it. Kelly also has specialized training in PROMPT.
Brigette M. Herrmann, M.Ed, LDT/C
Learning Specialist/Executive Function Teacher
Brigette received her Bachelor’s degree with a double major in elementary education and psychology from Wilkes University, and she earned her M.Ed. in special eduacation from the College of New Jersey. She served as the director of the Lawrence Road Nursery School, gained valuable experience with students with autism working at Princeton Child Development Institute, and server on the Child Study Diagnostic assessments, design and implementation of IEPs, remedial programming, and functional classroom modifications. In addition she has developed strategies, modifications, and at-home remediation activities based on individual student needs. Her work with students focuses on teaching strategies for executive function proceses, study skills. written expression, reading comprehension, and techniques for building confidence. Brigette has helped teachers provide successful inclusion programs and has offered professional development seminars to parents and teachers on many current topics in the area of eduacation and remediation.
Seth Drucker, MSEd
Director of Social Village
Seth's long history of working with children began in Staten Island, NY. While serving as New York City Police Officer, Seth gained a lot of experience working with teens and families in crisis. In his pursuit of making a greater difference, he joined the Big Brother program where he was able to work as a mentor to at-risk teens.
In 2004, Seth’s daughter was born with multiple disabilities. Embracing the demands of parenting a child with special needs, Seth retired early from the NYPD to care for his daughter. During this time, he became extremely knowledgeable in working with children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and physical challenges. He has hands-on experience in Applied Behavior Analysis, and has been trained in Verbal Behavior Analysis, and Collaborative Problem Solving. He completed his Master’s degree in Elementary General and Special Education from Touro College
New to the practice and excited to be part of the PSLLC team, Beverly is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in sociology. She has worked as an editor for Peterson's Guides for 10 years as well as having her own freelance editing business. Beverly is a former trustee of the Lawrence Township Education Foundation.
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