A whole child approach that enables children to flourish.

Our unique framework is a combination of research-based skill building interventions, positive psychology practices and a deep consideration of environmental variables.
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Specialized Training and an Empathetic, Practical Approach

Rachel Cortese, MS Ed, MS CCC-SLP, BCBA, is a speech language pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst in Manhattan, East Hampton, NY and Summit, NJ with 17 years of experience. Rachel’s expertise is in the evaluation and treatment of toddlers with delayed language development, children with stuttering disorders and speech sound disorders, and communication impairments associated with autism. She also has extensive clinical experience with behavioral difficulties and school aged children with language-based learning and reading disorders. Mica Sylvester, MA CCC-SLP, is a speech language pathologist in Manhattan, East Hampton, NY and Summit, NJ. Mica has worked with pre-school and school-aged children, as well as adults, in a variety of settings including private practice, schools and outpatient facilities. She has a broad range of experience with the assessment and treatment of a variety of disorders including children with articulation and phonological disorders, fluency disorders, apraxia of speech, speech and language delays and learning disabilities.
Rachel Cortese, MS CCC- SLP, BCBA, Mica Sylvester, MA CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathology


We partner with you to unlock your child’s communication potential.

  • Evaluations
  • Parent Training
  • Consults
  • Individual Treatment
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
  • Stuttering Treatment
  • It Takes Two to Talk-The Hanen Program®
  • More Than Words- The Hanen Program®
  • ABC and Beyond®


  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Compassion Focused
  • Holistic Therapy
  • Integrative Therapy
  • Growth Mindset


“Rachel is a truly gifted speech pathologist and behavior coach. My son made immense progress in his ability to speak clearly and in his social skills. Also, an invaluable resource to me. We are so grateful for the role she played helping him to flourish!”

Elizabeth, Brooklyn, NY

“Rachel helped transform how we, as parents, understood the unique social, verbal challenges my son faces through both in-depth discussion with us as parents, as well as through her 1:1 work with him. I am grateful for her expertise and sound perspective.”

Wendy, Amagansett, NY

“Rachel's patience, humor, enthusiasm as well as her gentle, supportive demeanor really helped our son go into 2nd grade more prepared and, most importantly, more confident.”

Jen, Montauk, NY



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