* Vanessa grew up in Queens, NY and currently lives in Long Island City. After a childhood of eating munchkins at Dunkin Donuts and bowling, she went to Penn State and got a B.S. in Communication Disorders. Returning to NYC, she obtained her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Teachers College, Columbia University. After several years working in the city, she moved to Kauai, Hawaii and worked at Kapa'a Elementary School.

* In 2005, she returned to NYC permanently, supervised graduate students at Teachers College's Communication Disorders clinic and continued her work with children.

* For the past 14 years, Vanessa has commuted all around NYC, providing school and home based speech and language therapy to toddlers, preschoolers and school aged children. She has spent the majority of her career working on teams in inclusive preschool classrooms. Vanessa is thrilled to be providing services locally and bringing therapy right to your doorstep.

*  Vanessa is a monthly contributor to Motherburg.com.
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