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Who Am I?

Speech and Language Pathologist

Violetta Glikstein is a licensed and certified speech language pathologist with over 12 years of experience.  Her inspiration to become a speech language pathologist was sparked by her determination to open pathways of communication for those who are struggling.


  • Graduate of St. John’s University and Adelphi University in New York City

  • Head Speech and language pathologist for a few years at the elementary and middle school levels in NYC Department of Education

  • Evaluated at regional level offices of NYC Department of Education for eligibility of speech services

  • Senior Speech Language Pathologist  at Harvard’s University Affiliate, Center of Neurodevelopmental Services, Pathways Academy at McLean Hospital, in Belmont, MA

    • served students ages 6 through 22 with autism spectrum and related disorders

    • she evaluated

    • developed individualized treatment for children

    • implemented treatment

    • developed pragmatics curriculum

    • implemented pragmatics curriculum for children who are having difficulties navigating language socially

  • Tenured clinician at Puddingstone Place LLC (Exclusive right to practice using Dr. Howard Shane’s Visual Immersion System which is endorsed under Boston Children’s Hospital)

    • Provided direct therapy to children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities who are minimally verbal on a one-to-one and small group basis

    • Performed diagnostic assessments (formal and informal evaluations) to individuals with ASD and other developmental disabilities

    • Used unique therapeutic approach, developed by Boston Children’s Hospital, emphasizing the use of visual supports and cutting-edge technology to deliver innovative instruction

    • Provided case coordination, parent counseling and follow-up services to the local community to ensure carryover of targeted skills.

    • Worked in close collaboration and partnership with other health care professionals (Occupational therapists and behavior specialists

    • Provided assistance in securing funding for speech generating devices

    • Selected appropriate communication and learning apps



  • Preceptor of Speech and Language Pathology Graduate Students at 

    • Boston University (Sargent College)

    • Northeastern University (Bouve College of Health Sciences)

    • MGH Institute of Health Professions


Violetta’s 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.