Rachel Fisch-Kaplan, MS CCC-SLP
Clinical Director & Senior Speech-Language Pathologist
New York & New Jersey
As the clinical director of CommuniKids, Rachel is responsible for the clinical supervision of more than a dozen therapists and continues to provide therapeutic and diagnostic services for children with articulation concerns, oral motor/feeding deficits, receptive/expressive/pragmatic language delays, dysfluency, cleft palate/lip issues and autistic spectrum disorders.
Her work with adult clients includes voice therapy, accent reduction, and public speaking strategies.
Rachel regularly leads professional development courses as well as parent-training seminars at schools in New York City and suburban New Jersey. She has professional affiliations with ASHA, the New York State Speech-Language and Hearing Association, the New York City Speech Language and Hearing Association, and the New Jersey Speech Language Hearing Association; and she is a NY state teacher of students with Speech-Language Disabilities (TSSLD).
Rachel holds degrees from Columbia University and the University of Maryland and specializes in dealing with the unique needs of children from birth to fifteen years of age. She has special training in oral-motor/feeding therapy, craniofacial/deep tissue release, augmentative communication, sensory integration therapy, PROMPT, and Stanley Greenspan’s Floor Time approach to autistic spectrum disorders. In addition, Rachel is trained in the Hanen parent education program “It Takes Two to Talk,” a certified provider of The Listening Program, a music based, auditory stimulation method used to address auditory processing issues and has training in craniosacral therapy.