Michelle Lynch Barredo
CLINICAL DIRECTOR, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Michelle is a New Jersey licensed speech-language pathologist and nationally certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She is dedicated to making a difference in children’s lives utilizing an interactive, “whole child” approach. Michelle has treated over 250 clients across the age spectrum in various settings including early intervention, elementary school, acute and sub-acute rehabilitation hospitals, and a private practice since 2010.
Most recently, Michelle worked in a pediatric private practice providing services to children ranging from 12 months to 18 years of age with various speech, language, fluency and feeding disorders. Throughout her experiences, Michelle has developed special interests in articulation and phonological disorders, orofacial myology, and feeding difficulties. She is trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding, PROMPT method, Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson’s Oral Motor intervention, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and on track to become a certified Orofacial Myologist.
Michelle received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Northwestern University. Having grown up in Mahwah and Ramsey, Michelle is a dedicated member of the community and is excited to be back working with children in her hometown.
Tara is a New Jersey licensed speech-language pathologist who received her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Long Island University and is nationally certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She is passionate about treating each child as a whole, taking into consideration major developmental areas including cognition, sensory motor, linguistic and psychosocial factors. During graduate school, Tara completed an independent study on the effect of supporting sensory needs on social communicative development in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has worked closely with many skilled occupational therapists in a private practice setting, and has developed a deep understanding of the importance of recognizing her client’s sensory needs and how this affects their ability to learn.
Tara’s experience includes working with children with Autism, children with articulation/phonology disorders, executive functioning difficulties, stuttering, language disorders and apraxia of speech. She has additional training in the PROMPT method, the DIR Floortime approach, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and counseling in stuttering treatment. In addition, Tara has taken an interest in researching the importance of play in child's language development. She is skilled in facilitating speech, language, and social communication through play interactions, making her sessions meaningful and fun for each child, and she is thrilled to be apart of the Treehouse team!
Amanda is a New Jersey licensed speech-language pathologist and nationally certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Seton Hall University. Amanda has experience working in both the private practice and home care settings for children ranging in ages 12 months to 18 years. She has treated various speech and language disorders with interest in articulation disorders, expressive and receptive language delays, and stuttering and is trained in PROMPT therapy as well as Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson’s Oral Motor Protocol.
As a new mom, Amanda is compassionate and understands the importance for each child to receive individualized care, and is very excited to be part of the Treehouse team.
Christine is a registered occupational therapist licensed in the state of New Jersey. Christine received a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences from James Madison University, with a minor in Special Education. She received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Sacred Heart University. Prior to joining Treehouse she has worked in sub-acute and long term care settings and has spent several years in sensory-based outpatient pediatrics.
Christine has experience working with children of all ages, with varying diagnoses and developmental levels. She has advanced training in sensory processing disorders and sensory integration treatment, visual processing therapy, yoga for children with special needs, integrated listening systems, and early intervention. She is certified in the Handwriting Without Tears program for pre-school and grades K-5. Christine is experienced in creating sensory diets, home exercise programs, and collaborating with parents, schools and other professionals regarding client progress. She utilizes playful and targeted interventions to help clients achieve goals, and is passionate about educating caregivers on strategies to foster development in home and school environments.
Carolyn, aka "Carly," received her Bachelors’ and Master’s Degrees in Communication Disorders and Sciences from William Paterson University and currently holds a NJDOE Speech-Language Specialist Certification. She is excited to be joining Treehouse. Carly has experience in both clinical and school settings where she gained a strong foundation in working with the pediatric population. She has provided diagnostic and therapeutic intervention for children and adolescents with articulation and phonological disorders, learning disabilities, receptive and expressive language disorders, pragmatic language disorders, and children diagnosed with Autism, Downs Syndrome, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Carly utilizes functional and enjoyable activities throughout therapy to facilitate speech and language and promote carryover of skills and she is especially interested in the treatment of oral motor and feeding difficulties. Carly believes collaboration with a child's family, teachers, and additional supports plays an important role in therapy and provides an enriching environment for the child.