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!

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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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Brianne Arneth

Speech-Language Pathologist

Brianne graduated from Mercy College with a Masters degree in speech and language pathology. Brianne’s experience includes working with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down’s Syndrome, receptive/expressive language delays, pragmatic disorders, apraxia of speech and articulation and phonological disorders. She is passionate about working in the birth-5 years population and working with children and their families to achieve their communication goals.
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Rebecca Burden

Speech-Language Pathologist

Becky is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA), (though not yet state-licensed as a BCBA in New York), from Arizona.  She specializes in treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her skill set includes mand training (or teaching children to request), running intensive echoic/vocal imitation programs designed to treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech, and running a variety of verbal behavior programs to increase vocabulary, play skills, and social interaction.  Becky especially enjoys training parents and caregivers to develop skills for effectively teaching children outside of sessions.
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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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Kaylee Hammons

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kaylee attended Montclair State University, received her Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Studio Art.  She then received a post-baccalaureate certificate in Communication Disorders to learn more about the field of speech pathology.  She recently graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a Masters of Science in Communication Disorders and Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities Initial Certification.

 

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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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Jamie McCarty

Special Education Teacher

Jamie is a special education teacher specializing in general education and special education grades 1-6. She also has certifications in Students with Disabilities Birth-Grade 2, Students with Disabilities Grade 1-6, and Childhood Education Grades 1-6. She has worked as a special education teacher in early intervention since 2012. Previously, Jaime taught literacy and math skills to school-age children in an after school program in Middletown, NY.
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Stephanie Santacroce

Speech-Language Pathologist

Stephanie has experience working with children diagnosed with articulation disorders, phonological disorders, receptive/expressive language delays, childhood apraxia of speech, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down Syndrome, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, visual impairment, fluency, and feeding disorders. Stephanie enjoys working with children of all ages and specializes in early intervention and preschool. Her favorite part of her job is watching a child light up when they can make a new sound and when they can successfully convey their wants and needs.
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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.


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Erika Stazzone

Speech-Language Pathologist

Erika has experience working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Childhood Apraxia, developmental delays, receptive/expressive language delays, articulation and phonological disorders. While Erika has worked in a variety of settings with children from birth to school age, her passion is working with children in the early intervention population.  She particularly enjoys partnering with families to help each child reach their highest potential and achieve his or her speech and language goals.
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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.

 

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Bridget Gallione

Clinical Fellow Speech-Language Pathologist

Bridget graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a Masters of Science in Communication Disorders and Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities Initial Certification. Bridget’s experience includes working with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down’s Syndrome, receptive/expressive language delays, pragmatic disorders, apraxia of speech and articulation and phonological disorders. She is passionate about working closely with families in achieving the child’s communication goals.

 

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Gayle Mourad

Clinical Fellow Speech-Language Pathologist

Gayle received a Masters degree from SUNY New Paltz in speech-language pathology. She has experience working with clients from birth to young adult with a variety of diagnoses and disorders. You may recognize Gayle, as she previously worked for Communication Station in the position of Office Manager prior to getting her degree as a SLP. She is excited to fulfill this new role within the agency and help children and their families reach their goals together.

 

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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.
 

 

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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!