Rosie Johnston MS, CCC-SLP Brooklyn, New York, Staten Island, New York and Union County, New Jersey
by Rosie Johnston
(Brooklyn, New York)
Rosie Johnston MS, CCC-SLP
Brooklyn, Staten Island, New York and Union County, New Jersey
Rosie Johnston earned her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Long Island University in 2004. She began working for St. Mary’s Hospital for Children providing community based feeding therapy to patients with a wide variety of medical diagnoses who ranged in age from birth through adolescence. Rosie then began working for the hospital in house at the Center for Pediatric Feeding Disorders. She continued her work there using behavior modification techniques to help children and adolescents overcome feeding issues resulting from medical conditions, sensory integration difficulties and oral motor deficits. Rosie’s training in the use of behavioral treatment techniques began in 1998 when she worked as an Applied Behavioral Analysis assistant with children from birth to 3 years old diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Rosie currently works in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York as well as Union County, New Jersey providing feeding therapy to children and adolescents with a wide variety of feeding disorders. She uses behavioral techniques and general feeding intervention strategies in treatment. Rosie is also certified in Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention.
Rosie provides feeding therapy to children from ages birth through adolescence with a variety of diagnoses such as PDD/Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Downs’ Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, Maple Syrup Urine Disease, GERD, Delayed Emptying and food allergies and intolerances. Therapeutic interventions have been extremely successful in alleviating food aversions to taste and/or texture, increasing consumption to avoid or eliminate tube feedings and work on oral motor skills for safe and efficient feedings. Therapeutic techniques have also been useful in decreasing mealtime stressors such as dawdling and improving self-feeding skills to foster independence during meals.
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