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 in 2002 with a Bachelors Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She completed her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Boston University in 2004. She has experience working in a variety of pediatric settings including private practice, public schools, and a pediatric inpatient rehabilitation hospital. She has treated children with a wide range of communication difficulties including Autism Spectrum Disorders, articulation disorders, apraxia, receptive and expressive language disorders, and written language disorders. Marcie has specialized training in PROMPT and selective mutism. She has extensive experience in comprehensive language and social communication evaluations to assist with appropriate academic placements. Marcie also has experience supervising graduate students, clinical fellows, and clinical staff at PSLLC.
Mark Cooperberg, Ph.D.
Director of Psychological Services
Mark 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. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan. Dr. Cooperberg is Clinical Instructor at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Cooperberg is co-author the Behavior Problems Resource Kit: Forms and Procedures for Identification, Measurement and Intervention. 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, residential placement, inpatient hospitals, and specialty outpatient clinics. Dr. Cooperberg has expertise in various areas, including children and adolescents with mood, behavioral, and social disorders. He has worked with many students with AD/HD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, High-functioning Autism, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Cooperberg has conducted numerous evaluations and specializes in providing comprehensive Psychoeducational and AD/HD evaluations. These evaluations identify students’ strengths (including giftedness) and needs (including learning disabilities) and yield comprehensive recommendations to maximize the student’s opportunities for success in and outside of the classroom. 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 (BIP).
Mary Ann Raymond, M.S., CCC-SLP
Senior Staff Member
Mary Ann has more than 25 years of experience in speech-language pathology, education, and learning disabilities. She uses her expertise to guide parents and adult clients through the complex decision-making process of securing the best possible speech and language services.
Mary Ann provides information about services at PSLLC such as consultations, evaluations, and therapy. She consults with parents and adult clients, before making recommendations concerning speech and language services, school placements and referrals.
Mary Ann also oversees office operations and coordinates marketing for PSLLC.
Lindsay Clayton, M.S., CCC-SLP
Lindsay joined the PSLLC team back in 2009 when she was a summer intern. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The Pennsylvania State University in 2011. She completed her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Towson University in 2013. Throughout graduate school, Lindsay had experience with Autism Spectrum Disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, articulation disorders, fluency, Down Syndrome, aphasia, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). She has had experience in a university-based clinic, a preschool, an elementary school, and an aphasia center for adults. Lindsay has also been trained in teaching Practical Strategies for Improving Executive Function Skills by Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP and Kristen Jacobson, MS, CCC-SLP. Lindsey runs Social Thinking® groups at PSLLC.
Carly Simco, M.S.,CCC-SLP
Carly graduated from Ithaca College in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. She completed her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Ithaca College in 2013. Prior to joining the PSLLC team, Carly lived in New York where she worked in a school setting. During her time in the schools, she treated 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. Carly also has experience working in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) classrooms and has programmed AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) devices and trained students and professionals how to use them for functional communication in the classroom. Carly runs Social Thinking® groups at PSLLC.
Disha Patel, M.S.,CF
Disha received her Bachelor degree in Speech Language and Hearing from the University of Connecticut in 2014. She was then an intern at PSLLC for over a year assisting speech pathologists in Social Thinking® groups. Disha completed her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from New York Medical College in 2017. Throughout graduate school Disha had experience in a hospital setting, specialized school and Early Intervention treating children with language disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury and cerebral palsy. She has experience with AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) devices. Disha treats children with language disabilities and runs Social Thinking® groups at PSLLC.
Andrew Brandon, M.S.,CCC-SLP
Andrew has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for the last 15 years. Andrew graduated with a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Arizona State University in 2003 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2001 from Ithaca College. He has taken post-graduate course work in Augmentative/Alternative Communication through Nova Southeastern University. Andrew is certified by the New Jersey Department of Education as a speech-language specialist, supervisor, and principal. He has worked in a variety of clinics, public schools and private schools focusing on the needs of both children and adults. He has experience working with individuals with autism, verbal apraxia, fluency disorders, traumatic brain injury, expressive/receptive language delay, and communication difficulties secondary to a variety of conditions. Andrew has experience in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Social Communication/Emotional Regulation/Transactional Supports (SCERTS), and Developmental Individual-Difference Relationship-based Model (D.I.R./Floortime). Andrew also has advanced training through the PROMPT Institute and has experience supporting individuals who are non-verbal and need augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) supports.
Sharmila Sachdev, M.A., CCC-SLP
With a diverse background in special education, private and international school settings, Sharmila joined the PSLLC team in 2017. She completed her Master of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology from Kean University in 2009 and also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from George Washington University. Sharmila has provided therapy for a wide range of children, adolescents and young adults with communication difficulties including pragmatic, receptive, and expressive language disorders and autism spectrum disorders. She has experience in providing reading and writing support to students as well as vocational and post-secondary support to young adults. She has conversational proficiency in Spanish and Bengali.
Brigette M. Herrmann, M.Ed, LDT/C
Learning Specialist/Executive Function Teacher
Brigette has been providing educational services to students for more than 25 years. During her career she has taught both regular and special education. 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 served on the Child Study Team in Lawrence Township, NJ and Barrington, IL.
Brigette's experience includes administration of 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 need. Her work with students focuses on teaching strategies for executive function processes, study skills, written expression, reading comprehension, and techniques for building confidence. Brigette helped teachers to provide successful inclusion programs and has offered professional development seminars to parents and teachers on many current topics in the area of education and remediation.
Seth Drucker, MSEd
Director of Social Village
Seth has a long history of working with children and teens that 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 ADHD, ASD, and physical challenges. He has hands-on experience in ABA, and has been trained in VBA and Collaborative Problem Solving. In 2010, he completed his Master’s degree from Touro College in Elementary General and Special Education.
In 2010, Seth and his family moved to Franklin Park where he later became a paraprofessional in the Franklin Township School District. Over the next five years, Seth worked with students at high school, pre-school and elementary school levels.
Brendan Cartlidge, M.Ed
Head Leader of Social Village
Brendan has worked with kids for the past seven years. He is an energetic and inspiring teacher with a natural ability to connect with others. He understands that connecting kids with like-minded peers, and creating opportunities for real friendship, are necessary elements in helping kids grow socially.
Brendan has a kind and welcoming air which makes him easy to be around. He is genuinely interested in what others have to say, and sees the value in every individual. Brendan has an innate ability to see the world through the lens of others which gives him valuable perspective when assisting kids. Brendan has plunged head long into the worlds of Social Thinking and Executive Function and is using that knowledge for the benefit of Social Village. Brendan is fun-loving and easy going which makes kids enjoy his company as much as he enjoys theirs.
In addition to being the Head Leader of Social Village, Brendan is a devoted husband and a father to his two sons. Brendan lives in Bordentown, NJ.
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