About Lori

Lori Melnitsky, MA CCC-SLP, has been an ASHA certified and NYS licensed speech/language pathologist for over 20 years and has helped hundreds of children, teens and adults in her diverse professional lifetime. She has completed advanced training in Lidcombe stuttering, MPI Stuttering, feeding, PROMPT, Orton Gillingham and the Barton Dyslexia Course. Lori served as a consultant to the children’s show Arthur of an 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 (MPI) 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. Her daughter stuttered as a child but stopped with intervention. Lori has family members with dyslexia and ADHD which led her into a life coaching role as well to inspire others to succeed. This inspired her to begin a path to help others read,write and spell. She was one of the first Speech Pathologists on Long Island to become Prompt Certified for apraxia and Oral Motor therapy. 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. 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

  • Lidcombe Stuttering Certified Provider
  • MPI Stuttering Provider
  • Graduate of fluency shaping intensive programs for stuttering
  • Orton Gillingham Trained
  • Barton Reading and Spelling Dyslexia Consultant
  • Prompt Certified
  • Beckman Oral Motor course
  • Talk Tools Feeding
  • Adjunct Professor in Stuttering


  •  Town of Oyster Bay -Woman in Healthcare Award
  •  Fortune 52 Distinguished woman’s award for women in the workplace
  •  Featured Speaker at the Long Island Speech and Hearing Association (LISHA)
  •  Speaker at the National Stuttering Association (NSA)
  •  Speaker at LIPAC on Stuttering and ADHD
  •  Speaker at Public libraries on dyslexia awareness
  •  Interviewed on Hofstra Radio
  •  Published author for fluency journals

* “My son was 2 and non-verbal when he met Lori.
Prompt changed his life. He talks in sentences now. Thank you Lori!”