Gila graduated Marmara University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Education in Early Childhood Education and Seton Hall University with a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and is licensed in the state of New Jersey. She also holds a Speech Language Specialist certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education.
Gila’s professional teaching background, graduate clinical experience and professional experience helped her grow and acquire the essential skills towards her career. She has worked with typically developing children ages ranging from two to six, as well as with preschool and school age children with varying disorders, such as articulation, fluency, ASD, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, behavioral difficulties, dysphagia, and neurological syndromes. She has worked with numerous adult clients from diverse backgrounds and disorders. Her experience includes patients with dysphagia, dysarthria, apraxia, dementia, aphasia, cognitive deficits, voice problems, and behavioral issues.
She has worked at Orange Public Schools and currently is working at West New York Public Schools servicing students in the preschool.
She has a strong interest in motor speech disorders, apraxia of speech and dysphagia. Her goal is to reach individuals with communication and swallowing disorders across the age spans presenting a variety of disorders.
Gila is a passionate learner and seeks professional development through continuing education seminars on current research, treatment methods, and best practices in the field of Speech-Language Pathology.
She is native in Turkish and has basic Hebrew knowledge. She is a dedicated, motivated and compassionate SLP who strongly believes that everyone deserves a voice.