About Deirdre

Deirdre Beglan, MS, CCC-SLP is the founder of NYC Speech-Language Pathologist, P.C.

She is licensed in NY State, is ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association) certified, and holds a TSSLD (Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities) license.

Deirdre has had the opportunity to work internationally in Australia for a couple of years and did voluntary work in Africa, India, Thailand, Philippines, Laos, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, etc…while traveling for a year. With at least 15 years of experience and a passion to learn more and to perfect her therapy techniques, Deirdre is trained in PROMPT, Orofacial Myology, ABA, and Feeding Therapy. Throughout the years, she has worked with a wide variety of children with disabilities from birth to adults of all ages. She has worked in private practice, schools for children with special needs, private schools, public schools, daycares, and in the home with families. She has provided family training as an extra service to help with carryover of therapy sessions.

Deirdre has success with children and adults because she understands the boundaries between discipline and fun. She has a unique way with people and is able to “tap” into each person in a different way and immediately establish rapport with them. She treats all of her clients as a part of her own family and believes that family involvement is a necessary ingredient for the best results.

About Kayla

Kayla Giordano, MA, CF-SLP is a Clinical Fellow – Speech-Language Pathologist at NYC Speech and Language Pathologist, P.C.

Kayla interned with Dierdre Beglan for 5 months since January 2021 before and officially joined the NYC Speech team in June 2021.

Kayla graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with her B.A. in Speech-Language Pathology. She later attended Iona College for her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Kayla has had the opportunity to experience working with a wide variety of clients with disabilities ranging from pediatric to geriatric both in-person and virtually working as a Student Clinician in her college clinics, Metropolitan Communication Associates, and as a Clerical Assistant at New York Ear and Eye Infirmary of Mount Sinai. Kayla’s experience extends to working with children and adults in all areas of speech-language pathology including receptive/expressive and pragmatic language development, articulation/phonological processing, oral motor, feeding, and fluency. Kayla is also level 1 PROMPT trained.

During her time with Deirdre, Kayla has found that treating clients in a private practice setting helps promote optimal client-centered care. Her favorite things about being an SLP are continuous learning, creativity, educating clients and families, teamwork and most importantly witnessing a client’s continued progression! Kayla loves hiking, traveling, listening to music, and spending time with her furry friends in her free time.

About Kerry

Kerry Reilly is a Speech-Language Pathologist at NYC Speech and Language Pathologist, P.C.

Kerry completed her graduate education and training at New York Medical College. She began her clinical fellowship at an outpatient clinic working with a pediatric population of varied ages and skill levels. She went on to complete her fellowship and gain years of experience at a school for children with developmental disabilities. Kerry has experience working with children of all ages with diverse speech and language goals including early language skills, nonverbal communication and assistive technology, speech sound production, social language skills, and academic language goals. Kerry’s experience includes years working with children with disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder and using behavioral interventions and reinforcement. She loves getting to know families and working towards a child’s functional and academic speech and language goals. She looks forward to joining the team at NYC Speech.

Certifications and Affiliations

  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Certified Orofacial Myologist™
  • PROMPT Level 2: Prompts for Reconstructing Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets
  • Fast ForWord Provider
  • Complete Speech Provider
  • Lidcombe Program for Childhood Stuttering
  • ABA Trained
  • Member of The American Speech and Language Association (ASHA)
  • Member of The American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (APPSPA)
  • Member of Westchester Speech, Hearing, and Language Association (WSHLA)
  • Member of Speech Pathology Australia
  • 5 years in a row: ACE (Award for Continuing Education)
  • Registered Yoga Teacher RYT-200 at Yoga Alliance