Meet our therapists



Daisy Flores, MS CCC-SLP is a New Jersey and New York State Licensed and ASHA Certified Speech Language Pathologist. Daisy graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Engineering. Before embarking on a career change, Daisy ran the Operations and Finance Department of a small retail chain. She received her MS in Speech Language Pathology from New York University. Daisy has experience working in a variety of settings and has treated a variety of individuals ranging in age and communication impairment; such as developmental delays impacting speech production and language, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and patients with Aphasia, Dysarthria, and Apraxia secondary to CVA. Daisy is PROMPT trained and is knowledgeable in Verbal Behavior Therapy and assessment protocols. She has a special interest in expressive and receptive language delays, pediatric motor speech disorders, feeding/swallowing difficulties, articulation and phonological disorders and autism. Daisy believes that collaboration is a pivotal part of each child’s treatment plan. She encourages families to be active participants in their child’s therapy and carryover, and truly enjoys helping children become effective communicators. 

 Joanna Hormaza, M.A., CCC-SLP, earned her bachelor’s degree in Forensic Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and her Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology at New York University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by New York State in Speech Language Pathology. She holds a certificate for Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD).  Joanna provides bilingual home-based therapy for children—birth to three years old—with delays in expressive and receptive language, speech, pragmatics, and autism. Joanna’s special interest includes early autism spectrum disorders, receptive and expressive delays, social and pragmatic disorders, and articulation disorders.

 Martine Cauthen, MS, SLP, TSLD graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lehman College in 2009 with a BA in Speech Language Pathology with a minor in Early Childhood Education. Before pursuing her Masters degree, Martine taught Englosh Grammar and Composition to middie and high school students in Port-au-Prince, Hati. Many of her students presented with learning disabilities, and Martine worked hard to create strategies that facilitated learning in the classroom. In 2013, she received her MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Adelphi University. Throughout her coursework, she gained experience in working with children with speech and language disorders, hearing impairments, and patients with Aphasia and Dysarthria. Martine signs Exact English and American Sign Language with minimum professional proficiency. Martine is currently employed with the Department of Education where she works as a full-time Speech Language Pathologist in Harlem. 



Brian Stanley is a seasoned educator. Mr. Stanley has a BA. in Sociology as well as a MS in Human Service Management and Special Education. He is NYS certified in Special Education. He has 15 years experience in the field of education. In 1998, Brian Stanley started his career in education as a Special education teacher in district 9 in the Bronx. In 2001, he transitioned to teaching Biology and English to at-risk youth with emotional and learning disabilities in Westchester, NY. He began in 2004 to teach Social Studies and English in an Inclusion classroom. Brian Stanley started working as a SEIT in 2005. As a SEIT, he was able to give and show the emotional and academic support to children with special needs. Brian Stanley has worked with various agencies in the capacity as a teacher as well as a liaison with the DOE for such agencies. He is a strong believer in structure combined with a nurturing approach. He enjoys working with children with special needs. He feels that it is rewarding as it is amazing to see them grow and progress mentally and academically.    

Pauline Cole “My formal teaching career started in the New York Public system as a per-diem teacher at the elementary level for general and special education students. On the continuum, I worked in the field of early childhood special education with students from 0-5, evaluating and teaching therapeutically. During my time as a teacher in both the public and private school systems, it was important to me to have an ongoing relationship with parents. I believe that the participation of parents and a good working relationship with them make our work as teachers, much easier. I have learned that this is the right approach since I have been doing so for 20 years.

I presently work as a one-on-one teacher for students with special learning needs. I have always enjoyed individualized teaching. The time with each student allows me to use my observational skills to assess as I teach. I like to find every possible tool so that they can have the strategies they need to learn what they need to.

Educational Background

• EdM., Advanced Literacy Specialist

• MSEd., Early Childhood Special Education, Bank Street College of Education

• B.A., Human Services, Audrey Cohen College of Human Services”



Wanda Poole