Facebook LIVE with Advanced Therapy of America

A Speech-Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist from Advanced Therapy of America (ATA) will be LIVE on TalkTools Facebook to educate professionals & families in Sensory Processing Disorder and its effect on language, learning, and development.

Sensory Processing: Building a Foundation for Learning


  • What is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
  • Signs of Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Autism and SPD
  • The effects of Sensory Processing Disorder on Speech, Language, Motor Development, Picky Eating, Attention, and Socialization
  • Solutions for Sensory Processing Disorder and How to Help your Child
  • Q & A (question & answer) from the Facebook Live Audience (that’s you!)

Wednesday, September 26 at 6 p.m. Eastern time.

On the TalkTools Facebook page. Be sure to ‘like’ our page and RSVP to this event page to be extra-sure not to miss out!

Go to the TalkTools Facebook page at 6 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, September 26. Watching and participating in this live video is free!

Advanced Therapy of America (ATA) is a team of experienced Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists who have designed a specialized treatment approach called OccuSpeech®. This program was created for children who are unable to respond to traditional speech therapy environments requiring them to sit at a table and participate in therapeutic activities. OccuSpeech® is an interdisciplinary approach combining interventions for sensory integration and speech therapy simultaneously. The therapists work together to provide a sensory-rich experience with a goal of helping every child to succeed despite challenges in behavior, attention, and regulation.

Maria D. McNish, M.S. CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist with 17 years of experience. She holds an Undergraduate and Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from William Paterson University. Maria presents at the local, national and international levels. Maria is the founder and director of Advanced Therapy of America. She oversees 3 clinics and dedicates her life toward making a difference in the lives of the children and adults she treats.

Sonya Kashlan, OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist at Advanced Therapy of America. She is one of New Jersey and New York’s leading occupational therapists with acute knowledge and skills sets in treating people in need. She is a Columbia University educated occupational therapist with over 13 years of experience treating and working with children and adults. Sonya is a New York native, a mother of three, a world traveler, and has dedicated her life to working with people.

The ATA team is excited to share their passion for TalkTools® therapy while giving the audience a unique perspective on helping children with sensory-motor challenges to embrace the benefits of TalkTools® intervention.

We recommend that you watch the LIVE broadcast, so you will be able to ask your questions and get answers in real time! However, if you can’t watch the live broadcast, the video will be available afterwards on TalkTools Facebook page.

Advanced Therapy of America Live on TalkTools Facebook

In case you missed it, Advanced Therapy of America did their first Facebook Live with TalkTools in June 2018. You can watch it here.


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Be sure to follow @TalkToolsTherapy on Instagram. Advanced Therapy of America will be taking over our Instagram from Monday, September 24 until Friday, September 28.

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