Kelly Pezzanite, MA, CCC-SLP
Kelly earned her Master of Art Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Kean University. Additionally, Kelly holds a Speech-Language Specialist certification from the New Jersey Department of Education. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Psychology from Montclair State University.
Kelly has extensive experience with evaluating and treating disorders of early childhood (age birth to 3) such as children with autism, a variety of syndromes, apraxia and receptive and expressive communication delays through her work with the NJ Early Intervention program. Kelly also has extensive knowledge of working with the hearing impaired population through her work at Summit Speech School in New Providence, NJ. She is also trained in PROMPT therapy. Kelly has a working knowledge of the Spanish language, and has provided speech therapy services at a local Head Start Program. She has experience in evaluating and treating children with autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, cognitive deficits, language processing, apraxia, fluency, dysphagia, motor planning, voice, receptive/expressive language delays, pragmatic language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders. In addition, she has experience in evaluating and treating adults with cognitive deficits, autism, accent reduction, apraxia, fluency, voice, dysphagia, receptive and expressive language disorders and aphasia. Kelly is able to provide programming, therapy and user training on a variety of Augmentative Communication Devices as well.
Kelly is passionate about using a total communication approach to therapy. She believes each plan of care should be individualized to each person on a case by case basis and will assist families and patients meet their communication goals in every environment to the best of her ability.
Kelly is proud to serve as a Board Member for her state organization, the New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association. She has held the position for the past year and was elected to a 3 year term beginning this July. Kelly has also served on the Convention Planning Committee and as Chair of the Convention Planning Committee from 2007-2013. In 2013, Kelly was honored as NJSHA’s volunteer of the year and was recognized by Kean University Department of Communication Disorders and Deafness for her volunteer efforts as well.
Kelly holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and holds the Speech Language Specialist certification from the New Jersey Department of Education.