Fara Augustover, M.A. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist and Founder of Island Wide Speech

Fara Augustover, Founder of Island Wide Speech


Background

Fara founded Island Wide Speech in 2013, after several years of working in the clinical field. Fara's clientele ranges in age focusing on auditory, speech and language therapy in individual and group sessions. She has a specialty in auditory oral therapy for individuals with hearing loss, auditory processing disorder, and other listening challenges.



Licensure

Fara is certified by the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is licensed in the state of New York as a Speech-Language Pathologist and Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Difficulties (TSSLD), and is PROMPT Trained. Fara received her Bachelor's degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences and Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from SUNY at Buffalo.


Professional Affiliations



Research

Fara's research explores peer-to-peer conversational skills and interactions of children with hearing loss, with a focus on group therapy techniques. She has created and conducted new group programs focusing on social communication of preteens and teenagers with hearing loss. In addition, Fara has executed an infant through toddler program focusing on specific literary protocols and social communication as part of a multidisciplinary team with an audiologist.

ASHA National Convention, Orlando, FL, November 2014
"Group Therapy for Preteens with Hearing Loss: Preparation, Intervention, & Analysis"

ASHA National Convention, San Diego, CA, November 2011
"Peer to Peer Conversational Independence in Children with Hearing Loss"

ASHA National Convention, New Orleans, LA, November 2009
"Conversational Skills of Children with and without Cochlear Implants"

Master's Thesis:
"Conversational Skills of Peer to Peer Discourse in School-Aged Children with
Cochlear Implants and Typically Developing School-Aged Children"



Laura De Trolio, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Laura De Trolio, Speech Language Pathologist, Independent Contractor at Island Wide Speech


Background

Laura began working at Island Wide Speech in August 2015 while working simultaneously for a school within the non-profit sector. She originally began her career as a licensed Speech Language Pathologist while living in New Jersey. She worked with multiply-disabled students in the non-profit educational system and as an independent contractor with the New Jersey Early Intervention system. She is adept with providing therapy for speech and language delays and/or disorders, programming and modifying Alternative/Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices. She is certified in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Level I.


Licensure

Laura is certified by the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is licensed in the state of New York as a Speech-Language Pathologist and Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Difficulties (TSSLD). In addition, Laura is certified in New Jersey and holds the New Jersey Language Specialist Certification. Laura received her Bachelors of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from East Stroudsburg University and her Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Seton Hall University.


Professional Affiliations