Craig Selinger, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a New York State licensed speech-language therapist with fifteen years of experience working professionally in New York City, and has worked with children for almost twenty years! Craig is also Orton-Gillingham trained. He holds his Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Craig was published in the journal Brain Research, and he has lectured to professionals and parents locally and internationally, including in New Delhi, India. About.com featured videos of Craig demonstrating techniques for young children with speech and language delays and tips on teaching beginner readers.
Craig has experience working with almost all ages (except high school) and with individuals with expressive, receptive (listening), reading, writing, language processing, attentional and executive functioning delays and learning difficulties/disabilities. He also tutors (decoding, reading comprehension, critical thinking) young children for enrichment purposes. His professional experiences include 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 with the Board of Education (preschoolers and elementary-age students) as a speech language therapist, and, currently, providing Brooklyn home-based private practice speech, language, and learning support for students of varying ages and learning styles. Before creating Themba Tutors with Dr. Blythe Grossberg, in 2010, Craig started a private practice speech-language therapy and a remedial reading tutoring company called Brooklyn Letters. His speech language therapists and reading specialists travel to families’ homes throughout NYC. Craig is also available for lecturing and consulting.
Craig establishes a connection with the families he works with and helps them achieve short- and long-term learning/speech/language goals. Craig is an expert in childhood development and language based learning issues. Some of his clients have established a long term working relationship with Craig, because he adapts his teaching style as the child grows and changes: it’s a dynamic process. Craig strongly believes children and their parents need to acquire “tools,” for learning and use them appropriately in a natural, nurturing environment.
Craig received an undergraduate degree and a master’s in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (according to U.S. News & World Report, University of Wisconsin-Madison is consistently ranked as one of the top speech language pathology programs in the nation). His training consisted of interdisciplinary work, including working in a psychology lab performing neuropsychological research. After graduating with his masters, he completed his clinical fellowship year in New York City, and now resides in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn with his wife and son. He is an avid traveler who has visited close to thirty countries.