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Rosie Johnston, M,S., CCC-SLP

About Rosie Johnston

Rosie is a New York and New Jersey licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and well as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  She currently works in Staten Island, New York as well as Union County, New Jersey providing therapeutic services to children and adolescents with a wide variety of feeding and behavioral disorders.

Rosie earned her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Long Island University in 2004. She began working for St. Mary’s Hospital for Children providing community based feeding therapy to patients with a wide variety of medical diagnoses who ranged in age from birth through adolescence. Rosie then began working for the hospital in house at the Center for Pediatric Feeding Disorders. She continued her work, using behavior modification techniques to help children and adolescents overcome feeding issues resulting from medical conditions, sensory integration difficulties and oral motor deficits. Rosie has extensive training in the use of behavioral treatment techniques, which began in 1998, when she worked as an Applied Behavioral Analysis assistant with children from birth to 3 years old diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

Rosie provides feeding therapy to children from birth through adolescence with a variety of diagnoses such as PDD/Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Downs’ Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, Maple Syrup Urine Disease, GERD, Delayed Emptying and food allergies and intolerances. Therapeutic interventions have been extremely successful in alleviating food aversions to taste and/or texture, increasing consumption to avoid or eliminate tube feedings and work on oral motor skills for safe and efficient feedings. Therapeutic techniques have also been useful in decreasing mealtime stressors such as dawdling and improving self-feeding skills to foster independence during meals.  She uses behavioral and sensory integration techniques in her treatment of feeding disorders. Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention techniques are used as well.

Rosie currently works full time for the New York City Department of Education in District 75, as a Behavior Management Specialist.   Rosie is Level II trained in PROMPT.

To learn more about individualized services and fees please contact:

(908) 765-8698
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