Our Staff

Speech, Language and Learning Center

Our Staff

  • Ryan Ratliff, MS CCC-SLP
  • Lisa Serviss, MA CCC-SLP

Speech-language Pathologists

Speech-language pathologists are highly-educated professionals who have a minimum of a master’s degree in their field. As in any health-care related profession, SLPs are required to study anatomy and physiology, but they also study neuroanatomy, genetics, human and language development, linguistics, psychology, acoustics and more, which is why they are qualified to evaluate, diagnose and treat a broad range of delays and disorders in both Adult and Pediatric populations.

Our highly trained staff is certified in specialized areas including: PROMPT, LSVT-Loud, SOS for Pediatric Feeding, Lidcombe Program for Stuttering, PECS, FEES, (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing),Vital Stim

Speech-language pathologists can help with diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Speech delays and disorders including articulation, phonology and motor speech disorders.
  • Language delays and disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, expression and comprehension in oral and non-verbal contexts
  • Fluency disorders, including stuttering. and cluttering
  • Voice and resonance disorders including vocal nodules, vocal cord paralysis, VPI
  • Swallowing and feeding disorders in adults, children and infants.
  • Cognitive-communicative disorders including social communication skills, reasoning, problem solving and executive functions.
  • Pre-literacy and literacy skills including phonological awareness, decoding, reading comprehension and writing.
  • Communication and swallowing disorders related to other issues. For example, hearing impairments, cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial anomalies, post -concussion, traumatic brain injury, dementia, developmental, intellectual or genetic disorders and neurological impairments.

Adult Speech Department

Location: 101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 201, West Orange, NJ 07052

Phone: (973) 322-6333

Fax: (973) 322-6116

Contact Person: Lisa Serviss, MA, CCC-SLP, Supervisor

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm