Our Team

Communication Station’s Story

Tara Connell and Holli Teshome, the Co-Owners of Communication Station have been co-workers and friends since 2004.  Together, Tara and Holli loved to collaborate with each other, seek professional advice from one another, and share stories from their speech-language therapy world.  As they became mothers both searched for how to balance motherhood and their passion to be speech-language pathologists.  With the support of their husbands, children, and parents Communication Station was born in 2015. 

We are proud of all of the women who make up the Communication Station family.  We are dedicated to our mission to be “dedicated to helping the children’s voices be heard in the Hudson Valley”.  We love working with families and celebrating each child’s successes no matter how big or small. We look forward to meeting to you!

Communication Station Staff - Tara & Holli


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Tara Connell

Co-Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist

Tara’s experience as a SLP for the past 16 years has included treating children in early intervention to adolescents.  She enjoys working with Apraxia, articulation/phonological disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, oral-motor concerns, expressive and receptive language delays, Down Syndrome, and feeding/swallowing.  She is passionate about working with children and families to help them achieve their goals and celebrate their successes.  Tara believes that everyone should be known for their abilities and not their disabilities.


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Holli Teshome

 Co-Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist

Holli specializes in working with children ages Birth to 5 years old.  She is PROMPT certified and enjoys working with children with a variety of Speech and Language Disorders.  She has experience working with children with articulation delays, phonological processes, language delays, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, childhood Apraxia of speech as well as feeding and oral motor concerns.  She is passionate about her work as an SLP and truly loves working with children and their families to help achieve their communication and feeding goals. 
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Guadalupe Canete

Speech-Language Pathologist

Guadalupe has experience with children with articulation and phonological processes, receptive and expressive language delays and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She enjoys shaping little minds and working closely with families to reach goals. She is bilingual and is happy to extend her help to Spanish speaking children and families. She believes every child deserves a voice and is passionate about making a positive difference in peoples’ lives.
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Karen Mann

Special Education Teacher

Karen is a retired Special Education teacher who comes to us with 34 years of school experience.  She uses play, songs, games and crafts to help the children learn, follow directions and interact with others.  She likes to include the whole family in the learning process to insure everyone works together in helping the children to succeed. Karen is flexible and will work in multiple settings with the child and family.

 

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Laurie Schneider

Speech-Language Pathologist

Laurie currently works with clients whose ages range from birth to young adult.  Her experience includes working with children with articulation disorders and phonological processes; receptive/expressive language delays; and various diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and Rett syndrome.  She is passionate about including parents in the therapy process in order to maximize carryover of learned skills.  She considers herself a member of each client’s “team” and is always thrilled to share in a family’s excitement as their child masters new skills.
Halie Serbent, MS/CCC-SLP

Halie Serbent, MS/CCC-SLP

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Halie Serbent

MS/CCC-SLP

Halie has experience working with children birth through 21 with a variety of diagnoses, including speech sound disorders, apraxia, expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language delays, Autism, etc. Her special interests include Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), gestalt language processing, and stuttering. She is passionate about neurodiversity affirming, play-based therapy and keeping families involved. Halie understands and values that each child is different and their therapy should be tailored to meet their strengths and needs.
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Grace Stieh

Speech-Language Pathologist

Grace has experience working with children from 1 to 10 years of age with a variety of diagnoses including receptive/expressive language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, and articulation/phonological disorders. She currently provides treatment to children under 3 through early intervention.  She enjoys working with children and adults of all ages, but feels especially passionate about working with toddlers through early intervention because she is able to make an impact on an entire family’s daily lives through improving her clients’ communication abilities.
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Maura Tennant

Speech-Language Pathologist

Over the past 20 years Maura has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in three states. She has experience working with students aged 3-21 years, with varying disabilities. She worked in a variety of settings, including public schools, private schools and in private practice.

 

Sadie Greene-Kaufman, Speech-Language Pathologist


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Sadie Greene-Kaufman

Speech-Language Pathologist

Sadie graduated from New York University with a Masters of Communication Sciences and Disorders.Her experience includes working with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, articulation/phonological disorders, and expressive/receptive language delays. She enjoys working with young children and their families to promote effective communication and is passionate about providing individualized treatment to help children achieve their communication goals.
Nicole Sheridan Speech Language Pathologist


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Nicole Sheridan

Speech-Language Pathologist

Nicole graduated from Marywood University with a Masters degree in Speech and Language Pathology. Her experience includes working with children diagnosed with articulation disorders, expressive/receptive language delays, pragmatic disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Down Syndrome. Nicole is an outgoing, passionate, and dedicated clinician who is focused on working with her clients and their families to achieve their communication goals.
Jaime McCarty Special Education Teacher


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Jaime McCarty

Special Education Teacher

Jaime has her Masters in Special Education from Mount Saint Mary College. Jaime has experience teaching children from Birth to young adults with a variety of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorders, and receptive/expressive language disorders. She is passionate about teaching children from Birth-5 years old and their families to help them achieve their educational goals. Jaime loves working with children and believes it takes a big heart to shape little minds. She likes to include the entire family and becomes very excited during any successes made!
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Leah Johnson

Billing Specialist

Leah holds a BS in Logistics and Marketing from Syracuse University and a MS in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  She spent 10 years at IBM, most recently working onsite at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as a Business Analyst.  Leah has been with Communication Station for almost one year.
 

 

Jannette Rudnick Office Manager


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Jannette Rudnick

Office Manager

Jannett is approaching 3 years with Communication Station.  She enjoys her role in the front office assisting clients and teachers to let their voices be heard.  Before joining Communication Station, Jannett was in retail brokerage sales at Morgan Stanley for 10 years.  She has a BA in International Business & Management and French from Dickinson College.  

Student Internship & Observation Opportunities

Communication Station loves to work with students who are interested in studying speech-language pathology.  We happily invite current college students to observe speech-language therapy sessions for their course requirements.  We welcome anyone interested in our professions to spend some time in our office observing and learning. We also offer internships for graduate students who need to obtain direct contact speech therapy hours.  Please contact us for our various opportunities.  We look forward to sharing our passion for speech-language therapy with you!

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Office:
1997 Route 17M
Goshen, NY 10924
Email:
slp@communicationstationny.com
Phone: (845) 294- 4787
Fax: (845) 294- 4790

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If you have questions about your child’s language development – don’t hesitate to contact us. We welcome any questions!