Alicia Frannicola, MS, CCC-SLP,COM® is a certified and New Jersey state licensed Speech and Language Pathologist and IAOM certified Orofacial Myologist.  She is the owner of Reach for Speech & Beyond, LLC, a private speech, language and orofacial myofunctional therapy practice located in Clifton, New Jersey, which treats both children and adults. She has worked in various settings including public and private schools, preschools, early intervention, private practice and has mentored numerous graduate student clinicians. Alicia received a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from William Paterson University of New Jersey and received training and certification in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders from the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM).  Orofacial Myology, or myofunctional therapy, utilizes neuromuscular re-education exercises to re-establish a normal oral environment and stabilize oral postures. 

Alicia holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is a member of ASHA, the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA) and the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). In addition, she is co-chair of the Bergen County Speech, Language and Hearing Alliance (BCSLHA).

Alicia has received numerous ACE Awards for continuing education from ASHA for her participation in extensive continuing educational conferences and courses, with many focusing on oral motor development, articulation and orofacial myofunctional disorders. Alicia is also Level 1 PROMPT trained. She believes strongly in always furthering her knowledge, sharing that knowledge with the community and is a highly motivated therapist.                         

 

Rebecca Cooke, MA, CCC-SLP is a certified and New Jersey state licensed Speech and Language Pathologist. She was mentored by Alicia throughout her graduate clinical placements and joined the private practice in 2018.  Rebecca is also Level 1 PROMPT trained, a technique which utilizes a tactile-kinesthetic approach to facilitate motor-mapping of the articulators (jaw, tongue and lips) using touch cues to guide the client to the correct phoneme placement to enhance speech productions.

She is a member of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), where she holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). She has worked in various settings including public and private schools, multiple disabled schools, acute care inpatient hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation hospitals and early intervention.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Loyola University Maryland and went on to receive her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Kean University.

Rebecca’s passion lies in pediatrics. Rebecca brings her highly motivated and energetic personality into all therapy sessions and absolutely loves working with the pediatric population!

 


Lucy Doka, MS, CCC-SLP is a certified and licensed Speech and Language Pathologist and has been working with the pediatric population in schools within Bergen County, New Jersey, for over a decade.  She is a bilingual therapist, versed in both English and Spanish.  Lucy joined Reach for Speech and Beyond as an independent contractor in 2019.   

She received her undergraduate degree in ESL teaching and Linguistics from Montclair State University and her Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Columbia University.  She has also taken numerous courses and training in the field of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.  

Lucy is a member of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and also a member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM).  Lucy is on the certification track of becoming a Certified Orofacial Myologist, having completed the written portion of this certification process and currently working on the practicum portion.  Lucy is also Level 1 PROMPT trained.  She is passionate about helping individuals of all ages and backgrounds!


 

Kate Lupinska, MS, CCC-SLP is a certified and New Jersey state licensed Speech and Language Pathologist. She was also mentored by Alicia throughout her graduate clinical placements.

Kate is a member of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), where she holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). She interned in various settings including public and private schools, acute care inpatient hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation hospitals, sub acute inpatient rehabilitation centers and private practices. Kate is currently a full time employee at a sub acute rehabilitation center for the geriatric population. She joined Reach for Speech and Beyond as an independent contractor in 2019.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree in linguistics and psychology from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, and went on to receive her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Seton Hall University. Kate is bilingual in English and Polish. 

Kate has worked with a diverse range of clients and loves to work with people of all ages and backgrounds. She is very open, enthusiastic and eager to help clients succeed in reaching their goals!