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Who Am I?

Violetta Glikstein M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

I am a speech and language pathologist with over 13 years of experience.  I received highest honors upon graduating St. John’s University and Adelphi University in New York City. 


I began my career by working in the NYC Department of Education at the elementary and middle school levels as a head speech and language pathologist.  I quickly advanced to working at the regional level evaluating students to determine eligibility for speech and language services.


Looking for a more challenging setting, I moved to Boston to spear head social thinking curriculum at Harvard’s University Affiliate, Center of Neurodevelopmental Services, Pathways Academy at McLean Hospital.  Working with high functioning Autism population for over 8 years, spurred my interest to work with the other side of the Spectrum-nonverbal population.


My experience was boosted by undertaking an apprenticeship of the Visual Enhancement System under Dr. Howard Shane, director of Autism Language Program at Boston Children's Hospital. My newfound knowledge and therapeutic approach toward the nonverbal Autism population propelled me to become a tenured clinician at Puddingstone Place.


My inspiration to become a speech language pathologist was sparked by my determination to open pathways of communication for those who are struggling, thus creating a solution "SpeechGuru" for parents of children who are struggling.


I am passionate about passing on my knowledge to new graduates and have served as a preceptor of speech and language pathology students attending Boston University, Northeastern University and Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. My interests lie in assessment driven intervention, focused family education, pragmatics development, developing foundational communication skills through play and expanding language skills in more verbal population.

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