Rachel partners with you to unlock your child’s speech, language and communication potential using evidence-based skill building techniques.

When parents learn strategies and learn to implement them consistently and effectively, they can successfully shape their child’s communication skills, positively effect parent-child interactions, and facilitate behavior changes.”  

rachel cortese

about rachel cortese

Rachel Cortese, MS Ed, MS CCC-SLP, BCBA, is a speech language pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst in Manhattan, East Hampton, NY and Summit NJ. Rachel’s holistic methodology is a unique combination of research-based interventions, positive psychology practices and a deep consideration of environmental variables.  

Through a distinctive framework based on the scientific study of optimal human functioning, Rachel effectively designs her evaluation and intervention sessions to enable children to flourish and thrive.

With dual certification in  Speech Language Pathology and Behavior Analysis, Rachel  combines research-backed approaches across disciplines in one-on-one and small group sessions with your child and works directly with you (the parent) to teach effective methods that will further your child’s progress at home.

Areas of Speciality

  • Late talkers and language delays
  • Language-based learning disabilities
  • Autism
  • Stuttering
  • Speech sound disorders
  • Selective mutism


Assessment of a child’s speech, language, communication and play skills to understand their current level of functioning. The evaluation is used as a springboard to create a plan for growth and change

Evidence-based remediation of speech and language disorders and help for parents to support their child

Workshops to provide parents/caregivers with the tools to help their child reach his or her fullest communication potential

Consultation to schools and community organizations on child language development and speech/language disorders

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