Stefanie Blanco M.S. C.C.C. – S.L.P., T.S.S.L.D., A.T.P., is a speech-language pathologist and part of the Assistive Technology Core Team at Blythedale Children’s Hospital. She earned her bachelor's degree from Marist College and master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from New York Medical College, where she received an award for clinical excellence. Ms. Blanco is licensed by New York State and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She has treated and evaluated children from infancy to adolescence with various speech and language deficits; her areas of specialty are alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) and motor speech disorders.
Ms. Blanco has received extensive ongoing training in the area of assistive technology and credentialing through RESNA as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP). In this role she is involved in staff and community training, program development, and maintenance and implementation of departmental equipment for AAC. She also has experience providing school-based therapy, addressing speech and language concerns through curriculum-based intervention. In addition to Blythedale, Ms. Blanco works as a clinical educator at the college level involved in the training, education, and supervision of speech-language pathology graduate students. She is trained in Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP), Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), and Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT) and proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).