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Our Professional Staff

Our Professional Staff

Administrative Staff

Beryl T. Adler, MS CCC

is the founding partner and has been in practice for over forty years. As a speech language pathologist she focuses on diagnosis and therapy of children and adults with language based learning disabilities, stuttering, and verbal apraxia, as well as articulation and voice disorders. She is also an adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College where she initiated and continues to teach courses in counseling families of individuals with communication disorders. Her research and practice on therapeutic relationships has led to numerous presentations for clinicians, teachers, and supervisors.


Vivian Bollag, MS CCC

is a speech language pathologist who has been with the practice since 2003. Her comprehensive experience includes evaluating and treating individuals with a wide range of communication and social challenges including articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language delays, executive function difficulties, auditory/language processing disorders and social cognitive difficulties. Vivian has developed her training and expertise in the area of social cognition by participating in Michele Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking® clinical training and mentoring program at the Social Thinking Clinic. She has attended numerous advanced conferences in order to stay informed of current research as it pertains to speech, language and learning.

Gail B. Gurland, Ph.D. CCC

has been in practice for over forty years, with areas of expertise including articulation and phonology, language processing and language based learning disabilities, and stuttering and related fluency disorders. Additionally she is professor emerita and the former director of the program in speech-language pathology at Brooklyn College. She continues to teach at the college on an adjunct basis, and has published and presented extensively on topics related to language and learning disabilities.

Carrie Idler, MS CCC

has worked as a speech-language pathologist since 2000 and currently serves as the supervising language consultant for the practice at Magen David Yeshiva. She has particular expertise in the development of collaborative classroom programs for children with language and learning disabilities. Additionally, she coordinates the FastForWord computer based program for language and reading. She also serves as an adjunct lecturer and clinical supervisor at Brooklyn College.

Laurie Michaels, MS CCC

has been with the practice since 2005. Prior to joining the practice, she worked with adult stroke patients and children at Peninsula Hospital Center.  She was the Director of Student Services, at Magen David Yeshiva High School, where she was the supervising language consultant for the practice. She has expertise in collaborative classroom programs for youngsters with language and learning disabilities. Laurie has extensive experience with stuttering, reading and written expression disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, and deficits in expressive/receptive language. Additionally, she is an adjunct lecturer and clinical supervisor at Brooklyn College. 

Naomi Shualy, MS CCC 

has been with the practice since 1989 and has been a clinical instructor at Brooklyn College since 1997.  She has extensive experience with classroom based language intervention, infant and toddler speech and language difficulties and school age speech and language challenges.  Ms. Shualy also has particular expertise in receptive/expressive language disorders, articulation/phonological disorders and early childhood stuttering. 


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