Speech

Helping you or your child communicate clearly with others and be understood.

Language

Helping you or your child communicate his message effectively with others and reduce frustration.

Feeding

Helping you or your child sustain growth, enjoy meals, and increase quality of life.

Our Mission

WHAT'S OUR GOAL

Manorville Speech Pathology, P.C. is a private practice in Speech-Language Pathology serving infants and children, younger and older, at their most critical stages of life to maximize their ability to reach their highest potential.  Manorville Speech Pathology strives to provide highly-clinical, expert treatment through clinical and continuing education and specializes in pediatric developmental disorders in all areas of speech, language, and feeding. Our goal is to give children the opportunity to grow into happy, successful communicators in their families and our communities.

 

CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE

About us

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

Cheryl A. Rondinella, MS, CCC-SLP, TSHH, owner and founder of Manorville Speech Pathology is a NYS Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in practice since 1997. She graduated from Adelphi University, Garden City, New York with a B.A., Cum Laude (1994) in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (1997).

She completed her Clinical Fellowship at United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County where she gained invaluable experience working with a wide array of impairments including feeding and movement disorders. She has practiced in the Early Intervention Program since 1997 specializing in feeding and motor speech disorders. She has gained extensive experience working with families in their homes with a variety of speech and feeding disorders as a result of Prematurity, Tracheostomy, Cleft Palate, Genetic Syndromes, and Developmental Delay.

She is a Certified Member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and has earned an Award for Continuing Education (ACE) in 2015 and 2016 for Excellence in Continuing Education. She is an affiliate of Special Interest Groups in Language Learning and Education (SIG 1), Voice and Voice Disorders (SIG 3), Fluency and Fluency Disorders (SIG 4), Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders (SIG 5), Administration and Clinical Supervision (SIG 11), Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (SIG 13) and Speech Science (SIG 19). Cheryl has devised and instructed a Continuing Education Course for Speech Language Pathologists on Pediatric Speech and Feeding Disorders through Summit Professional Education. She is also a member of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology. Cheryl is highly-dedicated to remaining current within the field of Speech Pathology attending ASHA Conventions and Healthcare Summits in addition to ongoing continuing education especially in the areas of Childhood Apraxia, PROMPT Therapy, Feeding Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Speech Sound Disorders, Language and Literacy Disorders and Supervision and Leadership. Cheryl is a member of SCWBEC (Suffolk County Women’s Business Enterprise Coalition).


Cheryl Rondinella has been owner and Director of Manorville Speech Pathology, PC since its inception in 2002. Manorville Speech Pathology, PC is an Approved Evaluator and Provider of the Suffolk County Early Intervention Program, Preschool Related Services/ School-Aged Provider, Insurance and Private Pay.

Manorville Speech Pathology, PC specializes in Speech/Language/Feeding Therapy including deficits in language, motor planning, feeding/sensory disorder, Cleft-Palate/Cranio-facial Disorders, Syndromes, ASD in the Pediatric Population. We also treat language and literacy deficits in children. All Clinicians are NYS Licensed or completing their Clinical Fellowship Year. Manorville Speech Pathology, PC prides itself on giving personal attention in a highly-clinical, client-centered practice. Cheryl supervises and educates Clinical Fellows and thoroughly enjoys teaching and mentoring.

asha-sig-1-hori

asha-sig-3-hori

asha-sig-4-hori

asha-sig-5-horiz

asha-sig-11-hori

asha-sig-13-hori

asha-sig-19-hori

aappspa-1a

We serve the home-based client in all of Suffolk County from the North and South Forks to the Nassau/Suffolk Border.

Manorville Speech Pathology
6144 Route 25A Ste 9B
Wading River, NY 11792
(631) 325-7755
inquiries@manorvillespeech.com

Hours of Operation: M-F 9am to 5pm


(Check or cash also accepted)

Services

WHAT WE OFFER

The SmartPalate visually displays tongue-to-palate contact in real-time allowing users to effectively find and consistently practice targeted speech sounds.

The “ASHA Leader” ranked the Smart Palate as the 4th most innovative technology likely to revolutionize treatment of articulation disorders. Manorville Speech is excited to bring this technology to Long Island.

WHY SmartPalate?

Engaged, self-monitored practice during sessions and at home
Consistent repetitions for effective muscle memory development
Measurable progress on sounds from isolation to conversation
Differences between sound productions are clear
SmartPalate is a CompleteSpeech™ patented system

Manorville Speech Pathology is currently using the Smart Palate/Complete Speech system as a tool in some types of articulation therapy. Contact us to see if you or your child may be a candidate for this system.

Speech Buddies Tools can help anyone over four years old that has problems with one or more of the R, S, L, SH, or CH sounds. These tools are another method to help children speak clearly and gain confidence.

Speechbuddies tools have helped children and adults with a variety of speech and articulation disorders of all severities, including:
– Standard articulation challenges and disorders (lisps and mispronunciation)
– Hearing impairment (with or without cochlear implants)
– Autism spectrum disorder
– Craniofacial abnormalities (cleft palate)
– Childhood apraxia of speech

Speech Buddies Tools are  being evaluated for speech and articulation disorders associated with neuromuscular weakness, cerebral palsy, paralysis, and Down syndrome.

Feeding Delays and Disorders are increasingly more prevalent in the pediatric population. They can be as mild as food selectivity and refusal to inability to accept foods by mouth.  Feeding therapy and counseling is a vital part of the child’s treatment plan in order to help the child remain or become an oral feeder.  Motor planning, speech development, and feeding skills are intertwined and all addressed during feeding therapy.  Cheryl makes every effort to stay current on all areas of feeding development within a medical and developmental model.

Feeding Matters is a National Organization dedicated to children suffering with a Pediatric Feeding Disorder. It’s focus is on the education of parents, medical professionals, and the community at large to increase early identification and treatment of these disorders.  The creation of this Task Force has a goal to help increase awareness of the effects that these disorders have on speech, language, and overall development. Cheryl is excited to collaborate and serve as a Task Force Leader with Feeding Matters in Phoenix, Arizona to improve the lives of these children and their families.

PROMPT is an acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. The technique is a tactile-kinesthetic approach that uses touch cues to a patient’s articulators (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide them through a targeted word, phrase or sentence. The technique develops motor control and the development of proper oral muscular movements, while eliminating unnecessary muscle movements, such as jaw sliding and inadequate lip rounding.

Therapists begin by helping patients produce certain phonemes. A phoneme is the smallest increment of sound in speech. For example, the “d” sound in the word dog is one phoneme, the “o” is another and the “g” is yet another. Each phoneme requires different muscle contractions/retractions and placement/movement of the jaw, lips, tongue, neck and chest to produce. All of these things have to happen with the proper timing and sequence to produce one phoneme correctly. The therapist attempts to “teach” the patient’s muscles to produce a phoneme correctly by stimulating all of these through touch. With the timing and movement of more than 100 muscles involved, you can see why the training is so intense.

Cheryl has provided PROMPT THERAPY since 2003 and has attended trainings in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, numerous study groups, Refresher Course, and online PROMPT courses.

PROMPT for PARENTS Coming!

Visit The Prompt Institute website

Dreaming

Monthly Trainings for Parents interested in learning about PROMPT THERAPY and functional activities to embed it within the child’s daily routines. Parent will learn general information about PROMPT THERAPY and how to apply it to their child’s routines for the following month. A home Program will be devised.

This training is offered to the general public and has no affiliation with any funded source.

Please email the office if your interest in this exciting new program!

Visit The Prompt Institute website

 

 

FAQs

How do I make an appointment?

Please call us at (631) 325-7755 to make an appointment.

What are the hours of your office?

We are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday thru Friday.

What are your general terms for payment

Please email or call the office for any clarification on insurance matters. Private Pay can also be arranged.

PROMPT: What is it?

PROMPT stands for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. It is a holistic, dynamic, sensory-motor, tactile-kinesthetic system designed to help organize, plan, and execute the phonetic/phonemic elements of speech production for the development or redevelopment of language within functional interactions. PROMPT Therapy is research-based and many children have transitioned from non-verbal to verbal speakers.

What does all that jargon mean for my child?

It means that your child will be provided with the support that he or she needs to produce functional, intelligible speech while considering his or her social, cognitive, language, and physical development.

What is Different about PROMPT therapy as compared to traditional therapy?

PROMPT Therapy views the articulatory system through a significantly different lens than traditional methods. It is a bottom -up approach, treating the main issue of the breakdown and working it’s way up. Traditional therapy starts with a sound and targets the placement of that sound. Oftentimes, the child has not reached that level and will not be successful leading to further frustration.

What should I expect from PROMPT therapy?

You should expect that your child will respond, if even only in small increments. Your child will not be asked to practice “sounds”; rather, he will be modeled how to make the slightest increment of change within a language or play-based task to give him success. Each increment builds on the next. Most parents note improvement or a new skill within sessions 1-3.

My child does not like to be touched. He will not be a good candidate for PROMPT therapy. What should I do?

Many kiddos resist being touched. Facial touch is approached once the clinical relationship has been established. Most children who resist PROMPT eventually seek out the clinician to PROMPT them and even begin to PROMPT themselves as they begin to sense the support that it provides to them. Either way, the PROMPT Approach and Philosophy will immediately be implemented before the child accepts tactile cues.

My child does not have a diagnosis of Apraxia. Can PROMPT still help my child?

Yes! PROMPT Therapy can and has helped children with varying deficits including fluency disorders, Apraxia, Sound Production, Articulation Disorders, Language Deficits. It is also appropriate for children with organic disorders including Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cleft Palate, among others.

Your Question isn’t Listed Here?

If you don’t see your question listed in the FAQs, please don’t hesitate to call at (631) 325-7755 or email us at:
manorvillespeech@gmail.com

Testimonials

WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US

 

CONTACT US TODAY

Contact Us

VISIT US OR DROP US A LINE

Manorville Speech Pathology
6144 Route 25A Ste 9B
Wading River, NY 11792
(631) 325-7755
manorvillespeech@gmail.com






Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message