They said..You stutter and will never be able to communicate..I said “Watch me”. From severe stuttering to improved fluency and confidence I did not let stuttering stop me. Neither should you.
Lori Melnitsky, MA CCC-SLP, has been an ASHA certified and NYS/NJ/CT licensed speech/language pathologist for over 25 years and has helped hundreds of children, teens and adults in her diverse professional lifetime. She has witnessed preschoolers eliminate stuttering as well as older students and adults transform from stuttering to fluent and confident speakers. Lori is one of the only speech pathologists dually certified in stuttering, cluttering, and Prompt Therapy. Lori also serves patients with Parkinson’s disease and is certified in SPEAK OUT!. Lori stuttered severely and delved in an accounting career following college. After five years of barely speaking she decided to pursue a masters in Speech Pathology.
She has completed advanced training in Lidcombe stuttering, MPI-2 Stuttering program, fluency intensive stuttering training, Precision Fluency Shaping Program, PROMPT Certified, ADHD/Life Coaching and Orton Gillingham.
Lori served as a consultant to the children’s television show Arthur for a special episode on stuttering. She was featured in Newsday following the King’s Speech and was an honored guest at the premiere due to her expertise on the subject of stuttering. Lori is one of the few speech pathologists to be trained by Dr. Roger Ingham in California on the Modified Phonation Interval 2 (MPI-2) program which has helped teens, college students and adults achieve more fluent lives with confidence and evidenced based skills.
Lori stuttered severely up until her early 20’s. She could not participate in class, call friends on the phone or say her name. She turned her life around to help others and herself.
Her daughter stuttered as a child but stopped with intervention. . She was one of the first Speech Pathologists on Long Island to become Prompt Certified for apraxia and Oral Motor therapy. Lori also took courses in feeding and works with the early intervention population as well.
She was honored to have written the forward for a book on stuttering called Jason’s Secret. She is a published author in fluency journals.
Her personal background along with her long standing commitment to the field has made her a sought after author, consultant, and presenter both locally and nationally. She has taught at local universities as an adjunct professor and is determined to share the wealth of knowledge and experience she has amassed in her well known and highly regarded private practice, All Island Speech and Stuttering Therapy.
Lori has spoken on the topic of stuttering and dyslexia at The Long Island Speech and Hearing Association, Westchester Speech and Hearing Assoc, Hofstra University, Long Island University, Hofstra Radio, Molloy College, The National Stuttering Association, Plainview-Old Bethpage School District, Massapequa School District, Lynbrook School District, The Long Island Professional ADHD Consortium, Verizion Fios TV, and Hofstra Radio.
You can reach Lori personally and in confidence at Lori@allislandspeech.com.
Continuing Education and Certifications
Multiple ASHA Continuing Education Award Winner
Recipient of Prestigious Awards
- Town of Oyster Bay -Woman in Healthcare Award
- Fortune 52 Distinguished woman’s award for women in the workplace
- Speaker at the National Stuttering Association (NSA)
- Speaker at LIPAC on Stuttering and ADHD
- Casana Approved Provider
- SPEAK OUT! Certified Provider Parkinson’s Voice Project