Rhea Hooper, M.A., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in the treatment of students with social cognitive deficits, which includes diagnoses such as Autism, Asperger syndrome, ADHD, Anxiety, and non-verbal learning disorder. She currently works with children and young adults ages 2-20, and provides consultation to schools, recreational programs, and other institutes. Rhea previously served on staff of NYU Child Study Center and as a consultant for the Institute of Cognitive Diversity at Bank Street College. She is the Director of Language and Communication Curriculum for The Quad Manhattan, a recreational center for children who are twice-exceptional.
Rhea has considerable training and great love for working with early childhood populations. She has extensive experience working with children with apraxia of speech, expressive and receptive language delay, oral motor difficulties, and children who are late talking.
Rhea has previously worked in a variety of school settings providing a wide array of services to children with speech and language disorders and autism spectrum disorders. She received her BA in communication sciences and disorders, and MA in speech-language pathology from the University of Texas at Austin. Rhea is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She holds her New York State license and teaching certificate for the speech and hearing handicapped.