Leah Backenroth MS-CCC-SLP, is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in treating infants, toddlers and children with tethered oral tissues (tongue tie, lip tie, cheek tie), feeding delays and speech-language disorders. She believes in a multi-disciplinary approach including working in tandem with lactation specialists to provide comprehensive feeding solutions and best outcomes for her patients. She is passionate about helping families and clients overcome feeding challenges, ranging from bottle feeding, and picky eating to complex medically involved cases with underlying oral motor or genetic diseases. Her dedication and success with her clients and their families has made her a sought-after speech and feeding therapist.
Leah has been a practicing speech and feeding therapist for the past 13 years treating infants, toddlers and preschool children in New York. She began her career in New York City working with preschool and school age children with speech and language delays for several years. After moving to Rockland County in 2011, she began working for the Department of Health, providing Early Intervention speech-language and feeding evaluations and treatment for cases including delayed speech-language development, feeding therapy, and weaning from feeding tubes. She provided therapy in multiple languages, including Spanish, and has worked on many complex cases and genetic diseases.
Leah is Ampcare certified, trained in the SOFFI approach, Get Permission Approach, and completed trainings in tethered oral tissues and myofunctional therapy. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and a recipient of the ASHA ACE award for excellence in continuing education. Leah completed her undergraduate and graduate degree with honors at Brooklyn College.