Alifya Parekh earned her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science Disorders as well as a minor in Psychology and Business from the University of Texas Dallas.
Alifya has experience working with the pediatric population ranging from early intervention to adolescents in a variety of settings including home based intervention, specialized schools, private practice, outpatient settings and most recently through teletherapy. She has experience evaluating and providing treatment for patients with autism, social pragmatic disorders, language-based disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, fluency disorders, motor speech disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) and voice disorders. She has also worked with patients and their families to identify, implement, and generalize both high and low-tech Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices. Currently, she is in the process of acquiring her Hanen certification.
Alifya uses a dynamic and collaborative approach to treatment as she utilizes multiple techniques to meet the patient’s needs in order to make therapy effective, engaging, and functionally relevant.
Alifya holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice speech-language pathology in New Jersey. She is also a member of the New Jersey Speech Language Hearing Association (NJSHA). Recently, she received the ASHA ACE award for showing outstanding dedication towards continuing education.
Alifya is also fluent in Hindi, Urdu and Gujrati.