Linda Siciliano, M.A., CCC-SLP, has served children identified with special needs and their families for more than 37 years in both educational and clinical settings. She is the creator of Teddy Talker™ and owner of Creative Speech Products, a company that designs multimodal, multisensory teaching strategies with an emphasis on student learning through tactile/kinesthetic input. She consults in educational settings and provides training/coaching on how Creative Speech Products learning tools can build both communication and academic skills for children.
In addition to her experience as a speech-language pathologist, Linda has worked as a special education and early intervention teacher, teacher of the deaf/hearing impaired, assistant principal and principal. Her teaching experience ranges from preschool to college level students. Selected as one of 16 principals across the United States, Linda served on Scholastic Book Fair’s inaugural National Principal’s Advisory Board. Her professional career has provided the exciting opportunity to present numerous workshops for professional staff and for families.
She earned a B.A. from Brooklyn College, M.A. from NYU and Sixth Year Professional Diploma in Educational Administration from SCSU. In addition, Linda holds teaching and administrator certification along with her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology.
Financial: Linda Siciliano is the owner/president of Creative Speech Products, LLC and creator of Teddy Talker™. She is a consultant for School Health Corporation and her products are included in their catalog. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-Financial: Linda Siciliano is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.