MB's Contributors

Vanessa D'Auria

Vanessa D’Auria is a licensed speech language pathologist with over 13 years experience working with toddlers, preschoolers and school aged children throughout New York City.

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Vanessa studied at Columbia University and remained in New York, providing therapy to children in inclusive preschools and supervising graduate students. After one year working in Hawaii as a speech therapist, she settled back into city life.

Currently, Vanessa operates a private practice, providing speech therapy and evaluations in Brooklyn, Queens and the city. Additionally, she recommends and reviews toys for a toy sharing company.

Vanessa has been a contributor on Motherburg since summer 2013. She remains incredibly thankful and passionate about using play doh, reading books and crashing cars with children everyday. When not hiking with friends or reading, she is taking her shaggy dog, Pastina, for walks to explore the city. 

For more information about Vanessa, visit speechtherapyvanessadauria.com. For speech/language questions, please email them directly to speechtherapynyc@gmail.com.

Carly Seibald, MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Speech Language Pathologist

Carly Seibald the founder of Social Sprouts, SLP - a pediatric speech-language pathology practice with an emphasis on teaching social skill development. Carly is a New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from ASHA as well as a professional certificate as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). With years of experience in a multi-disciplinary setting, Carly has worked closely with Occupational and Behavioral Therapists to help support children across developmental domains. Carly has extensive experience evaluating and treating children diagnosed with a variety of impairments including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delays, Motor-Speech Disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Cognitive Delays, Receptive & Expressive Language Impairments, Sensory Integration Disorders, Auditory Processing Disorders and Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.  In addition to her private practice, Carly works as a full-time speech and language therapist and supervisor at Children’s Academy, an integrated, multidisciplinary K-5th grade school for children with speech and language delays located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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