Stacy Goldstein Axelman has been the owner of Axelman Speech, Language and Learning Group since 2006. She has been addressing the clinical speech and language needs of children aged 6 months to 18 through assessment and direct delivery of therapy services since 2003. Stacy began her career working with children on the autism spectrum in home, school and community settings. In each of these environments she quickly appreciated the importance of developing creative and functional ways to use alternative forms of communication to boost the interactive success of her clients. Elements of behavior modification therapy, indirect language stimulation, the use of manual signs, and Picture Exchange Communication Symbols (PECS) were regularly incorporated into her therapy programs for her younger and more impaired clients. School-aged children profit from the consistent and important collaboration between their therapist and teacher.
Stacy received her Bachelor's degree from Beaver College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1996 and went on to earn a Master's degree in Speech and Language Pathology from New York University in 2003. Stacy recently completed her doctoral degree at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions . Over her career she has worked in both mainstream and center-based school environments and has served as a respected consultant for educators, parents, physicians, psychologists, other allied health professionals and attorneys involved in education law cases. Stacy's original passion for working with children on the autism spectrum has now expanded to other areas of speech and language such as articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language limitations and delays, auditory processing and perceptual concerns and social skill development. She is licensed by the State of Pennsylvania and accredited by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. Additionally, Stacy holds the advanced Certificate of Clinical Competence.
Staci Littman, CCC-SLP received her Masters of Arts from Northwestern University in 1996. She completed her Clinical Fellowship Year at the Children's Seashore House of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where she worked in the Outpatient Program. Staci continued to work there until 2000 with the inpatient caseload, which included evaluating and treating feeding and swallowing difficulties, trachea and ventilator dependent population, traumatic brain injuries, and developmental delays from birth to approximately 6 years of age. She then began working at the Voorhees Pediatric Rehabilitation Hospital where she continued to focus on the pediatric population from birth to approximately 18 years of age. Staci area’s of expertise include evaluation and treatment of the preschool and school-aged stuttering population, oral motor difficulties, and delayed speech and language development.
Ami Van Dine, CCC-SLP is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who received her Masters of Science at La Salle University in 2009. She received extensive training in typical and atypical child development, and now specializes in the pediatric population. She is currently employed by Goldstar Rehabilitation, where she treats the birth-to-three population through early intervention. She also works in a private practice servicing school-aged children at Axelman Speech Language and Learning Group. Ami has served as a consultant with the Selective Mutism Anxiety Research and Treatment Center (SMART Center), where she conducts comprehensive evaluations of the speech and language of children diagnosed with selective mutism. Past work experience includes Moss Rehab Hospital, where she evaluated and treated the pediatric population. She additionally was part of a multidisciplinary team headed by developmental pediatrician Wendy Ross, MD FAAP, where she was involved with the Autism Inclusion Resources (AIR) Travel Program.
Her undergraduate research with Dr. Paul Evitts about listener perceptions of alaryngeal speakers was presented at two American Speech Language Hearing conventions, and she is published as co-author in the International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and the Journal of Communication Disorders.
Taryn Fine, CCC-SLP received her Masters of Science from LaSalle University in 2009. She began her career working in Skilled Nursing Facilities and after two years transitioned to pediatrics. She began working within the Philadelphia Public School system, as well as, working in Early Intervention throughout various Philadelphia counties. She currently continues to work in Philadelphia schools, primarily with K-8 students along with conducting evaluations of students of all ages throughout Philadelphia County to determine eligibility for speech and language support within the educational setting. Taryn’s area of expertise includes evaluation and treatment of school aged children with delayed speech and language development.