Clinical Director and Speech Language Pathologist
Our Director of Clinical Services and Founder of The Sensory Studio, Michele DeSimone MA, CCC-SLP, built the practice based on clinical foundations of teamwork with professional collaboration and mentorship in mind. She holds a Master’s Degree from New York University in Communication Sciences & Disorders as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology & Audiology and is now one of ten students in the first cohort working toward a Doctoral Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Kean University. Michele holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from The American Speech Language Hearing Association and is an active member of The Special Interest Groups in Speech-Language Pathology for Language Learning & Education, Neurogenic Communication Disorders, Craniofacial & Velopharyngeal Disorders, Issues in Higher Education, Administration & Supervision, Swallowing Disorders, School-Based Issues, and Global Issues in Communication Sciences & Related Disorders. Mrs. DeSimone is licensed from the New York State Office for the Professions and holds a Teacher of Speech and Language Disabilities Certificate from The New York State Education Department, as well as a Speech Language Pathology Certificate from The New York State Department of Health. Michele has extensive training in the treatment of pediatric motor speech disorders (including PROMPT and Kaufman Protocol Training), Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Peer Socialization Skills and Early Childhood Language Development.
Michele is very happily married and resides in Staten Island with her husband, five-year-old son and Boston Terrier, Rocco. She enjoys traveling for work and pleasure, practicing yoga, and cooking for her family.