CEO, Themba Tutors LLC
Craig Selinger is a New York State licensed language therapist with over sixteen years of experience working professionally in New York City and has worked with children for almost 25 years. He holds his Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is Orton-Gillingham trained. Craig received an undergraduate degree and a master’s in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the top speech-language pathology programs in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. His training consisted of interdisciplinary work, including working in a psychology lab performing neuropsychological research and performing neuropsychological testing on Romanian children adopted in the Midwest. After graduating with his masters, he completed his clinical fellowship year in New York City.
Craig is an expert in childhood development and language-based learning issues. Craig has experience working with almost all ages and with a variety of developmental profiles, including helping individuals with expressive, receptive (listening), reading, writing, language processing, working memory, attentional and executive functioning learning difficulties and disabilities. His professional experience includes working at an interdisciplinary therapeutic nursery at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, treating young children diagnosed on the autism spectrum at a school in Queens, offering professional services, as a learning specialist, at a Manhattan Montessori preschool & elementary school, working as an independent contractor as a speech-language therapist with the Board of Education (preschoolers and school-aged students) and, currently, providing Brooklyn home-based private practice speech, language, and learning support for students of varying ages and learning styles.
Some of Craig’s clients have established a long term working relationship with him because he adapts his teaching style as the child grows and changes: it’s a dynamic process. Craig begins by establishing a connection with families and then co-creates short- and long-term goals. Children and their parents need to acquire “tools” for learning and use them appropriately in a natural, nurturing environment. Before creating Themba Tutors with Dr. Blythe Grossberg, in 2010, Craig started a private practice for in-home and at school speech-language therapy (serving all ages, including babies and adults) and a remedial literacy tutoring company for younger students struggling with their decoding and spelling skills called Brooklyn Letters PLLC. These speech therapists and literacy professionals travel throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Long Island.
Craig was published in the journal Brain Research, appeared live on WPIX 11, and was featured in About.com discussing literacy techniques. He lectured to professionals at Mount Sinai Hospital, NYU Langone, Educational Alliance, private schools, including providing professional development to a school in New Delhi, India, and offered CEU courses. Also, Craig has lectured to parents.
Most of his work hours these days, as the CEO of Themba Tutors, are spent as an administrator helping families find the right professional for their children, assisting staff, coordinating with the Themba Director, reading neuropsychological evaluations, and collaborating with psychologists, psychiatrists, other therapists, teachers, and other professionals.
Craig is an avid traveler, who has visited close to thirty countries, and currently trains in Brazilian jiu-jitsu with the goal of becoming a black belt martial artist. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children and hopes he can be of service to you.
Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org