Briana Canterino, MS, CCC-SLP
Briana Canterino earned her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Seton Hall University. Through her clinic experience in various setting including clinic, outpatient hospitals, and public schools, Briana has worked with pediatric and geriatric populations presenting with a variety of communication disorders. She has gained experience evaluating and treating individuals having disorders of feeding/swallowing, articulation/ phonology, receptive/expressive language, pragmatic language, auditory processing, and fluency. She has also worked with children and adults with ASD, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, hearing impairment, aphasia, swallowing disorders, sensory aversions and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). She specializes in helping picky eaters/problem feeders with sensory aversions to specific foods and textures. She has been trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding. The SOS Approach focuses on increasing a child’s comfort level by exploring and learning about the different properties of food. The program allows a child to interact with food in a playful, non-stressful way, beginning with the ability to tolerate the food in the room and in front of him/her; then moving on to touching, kissing, and eventually tasting and eating foods.
In addition to her work at Speech and Hearing Associates, Briana works in both school and Early Intervention settings. As a school-based speech-language specialist in West New York, New Jersey, she has experience developing individualized, engaging, and functional therapy sessions with curriculums aligned speech goals. Briana believes in collaboration, working closely with various professionals and families to help students maximize their communication potential and succeed academically and socially. As an SLP for the New Jersey Early Intervention System, she provides speech and language services in the form of effective play therapy to children beginning at birth-to 3 years of age, trains family members and in tandem collaborates with occupation therapists, physicals therapists and developmental therapists.
Briana is a member of the American Speech Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is a member of the New Jersey Speech-Language Hearing Association (NJSHA) and a member of their School Affairs Committee (SAC). In addition, Briana holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from ASHA, state of New Jersey licensure in the field of Speech- Language Pathology, and Speech-Language Specialist certification from the New Jersey Department of Education.