Jocelyn M. Wood, MA, CCC-SLP Brooklyn, NY
Jocelyn M. Wood
As a clinician, I know that every family and child is different. That is why my current approaches are family-centered, taking into consideration a family’s unique cultural background, and multi-sensory, so that a child may learn through multiple pathways (hearing, seeing, touching). I work with children with a variety of medical diagnoses, including gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), sensory disintegration, cleft lip/palate, Down’s syndrome, respiratory distress, and rare genetic disorders.
Jocelyn M. Wood
Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist
I received my education from Boston University (B.A. in Linguistics/Spanish, ’06) and Hofstra University (M.A. Speech and Language Pathology, ’08). My research focused on the effects of adoption on language development and early language development in bilingual children, which was presented at Harvard University's Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium. While in graduate school, I had externships at St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Bayside, where I began to develop an interest in medically fragile children and feeding disorders. I worked with children primarily aged 0-6 with feeding and swallowing difficulties. I also had an opportunity to work side-by-side with ENT doctors to use FEESST (Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing) to evaluate swallowing disorders and oral dysphagia. From there, I began working with Steven Asofsky at South Shore Center for Speech, Language and Hearing. Under his guidance, I was able to further understand the relationship between medical diagnoses and feeding/swallowing. By providing home-based therapy, I began to see the connection between family interactions and feeding therapy.
It is important to me that I can provide current information to the families I work with. I have attended a variety of workshops regarding pediatric feeding and swallowing and apply this information to my practice. Programs for which I have received training include the S.O.S Approach to Feeding and PROMPT.