ExpressIT Speech and Language Pathologists offers highly specialized treatment for speech, language, and feeding disorders.
Our team provides dynamic intervention methods that are highly individualized to improve skills for best functional outcomes.
All therapists at both locations of ExpressIT are highly trained and demonstrate excellence in speech, language, and feeding therapy. Our staff receive extensive continuing education and are encouraged to understand the most up-to-date methods for assessment and treatment of speech, language and feeding disorders.
Dr. Jennifer D. Clarke
Toms River Office
Dr. Jennifer D. Clarke CCC-SLP has been practicing speech and language pathology for over 17 years in a variety of pediatric settings. She is state licensed in New Jersey and is ASHA Certified. Jennifer graduated from Kean University with a B.A. in Speech and Hearing and an M.A. in Speech Pathology. She also received a M.Ed. from The Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University in Learning, Cognition and Memory. Jennifer completed her doctorate of Education at Rutgers Graduate School. Her dissertation work focused on motor speech milestones in early speech acquisition.
Jennifer’s experience includes public and private schools, early intervention, medical daycare, and private practice. She specializes in motor speech disorders, behavioral and medical feeding disorders, and apraxia. Jennifer also has experience working with articulation disorders, CAPD, stuttering, childhood apraxia of speech, myofunctional disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. She has also worked as an adjunct professor teaching undergraduate courses in language disorder, anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms, and clinical supervisor.
Jennifer has specialized training in PROMPT, Talktools, Kaufman Praxis, Beckman Oral Motor, Speech-EZ apraxia program, and sensory integration.
Jennifer Occhipinti Tonelli MA,CCC-SLP is a New Jersey State licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist, with over 20 years of experience. Jen graduated from Trenton State College with a BS degree in Speech Language Pathology and a minor in Deaf Education. She received a MA degree from Montclair State University in Communication and Science Disorders. Jen has experience working in a variety of settings including public schools, private schools, private practice, and home-based early intervention.
During her 20 plus years in the field, Jen has experience in the areas of autism, multiple disabilities, articulation, language, central auditory processing disorders, oral motor skills, tethered oral tissue, feeding therapy, behavioral feeding therapy, early intervention, augmentative systems and/or evaluations, pragmatics, aural rehabilitation, fluency, behavior modification, apraxia, Lindamood Bell Lips reading program, accent reduction, and voice.
- Jen is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA certified)
- Jen is a member of the New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association (NJSHA)
- Jen is trained in Compton P-ESL program for accent reduction
- Jen is trained in Sara Rosenfeld’s Talk Tools
- Jen is trained in the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol
- Jen has trained with the Center for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
- Jen has completed training from the International Association of Orofacial Myology and is currently working towards her certification.
Toms River Office
Samantha Maina M.A., CCC-SLP is a New Jersey licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Samantha graduated from Stockton University with a BS in Health Science with a concentration in Communication Disorders. She then went on to receive her master’s degree from Kean University in Speech-Language Pathology.
Samantha’s experience includes public and private schools, private practice, and acute inpatient care and long term rehabilitation care in hospitals. Samantha’s experience in the hospital setting has allowed her to gain experience working with patients with brain injuries, head and neck cancer, cognitive/memory deficits, motor speech and voice disorders, swallowing impairments, and aphasia. Samantha’s pediatric experience in the school and private practice setting has allowed her to gain experience in working with children with articulation/phonological disorders, language disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, central auditory processing disorders, and feeding disorders. Samantha has also gained experience in implementing augmentative devices to children with multiple disabilities. Samantha holds certifications in the Beckman oral motor protocol and LSVT LOUD therapy.
Sandy Loeffler-Wengert is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from Kean University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders and continued her studies and received her Master of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology. She has over 25 years of practical experience. Sandy is accredited by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence.
Sandy is licensed in both New York and New Jersey and her work experiences include private practice, early intervention and private and public-school settings. Her comprehensive experience includes evaluating and working with infants to adolescents with a wide range of diagnoses: Autism, Multiply Disabled, Cognitive Impairments, Developmental Delays, Auditory Processing Disorders, Receptive-Expressive Language Disorders, Pragmatic language difficulties, behavioral concerns, Articulation Disorders and Apraxia. She is trained in Applied Behavior Analysis and Beckman Oral Motor Protocol.
Toms River Office
Lori Weissman, MA, CCC-SLP, has been practicing Speech and Language Pathology for over 20 years in a variety of settings. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in New Jersey and ASHA certified. Lori graduated from Kean University with a B.A. in Speech and Hearing and an M.A. in Speech Pathology. She has worked in a variety of settings, including acute care trauma hospitals, out-patient hospital clinics, public schools, at-home Early Intervention therapy, specialized school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and private practice. Lori also worked as an adjunct professor supervising graduate student clinicians at the University’s Speech and Language clinic, as well as at the ALS clinic at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
Lori specializes in motor speech disorders, behavioral and medical feeding, Autism Spectrum Disorder, myofunctional disorders, articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders and childhood Apraxia of speech. She has training and experience with augmentative communication and aural rehabilitation with cochlear implants and hearing aids.
Lori has specialized training in PROMPT, Talktools, Kaufman Praxis, Beckman Oral Motor, Sensory Integration and ABA.
Manager, Toms River Office
Gopika Shah is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology from Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India. She graduated from State University of New York in Buffalo, with a Masters of Arts in Communication Disorders and Sciences degree. Gopika is Licensed in the state of New Jersey and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence accredited by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).
Gopika has over 7 years of experience in this field. Having worked in both India and the U.S.A she has served populations from various cultures and ethnicities. Her experience in India includes working in a hospital, an outpatient clinic, and schools for autism spectrum disorders and a school catering to children with Cerebral Palsy. After her Masters, Gopika gained experience in various educational and medical settings in New York state; These included acute inpatient care, an outpatient clinic, and a preschool. She is trained in the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol.
Currently, she is working as an SLP at a high school and a middle school in New Jersey. Being in an array of settings has allowed Gopika to gain proficiency in treating children and adults with Apraxia, Dysarthria, CAPD, Aphasias, Stuttering, Articulation Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has also successfully conducted group therapy programs for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease (LSVT Program), and stuttering disorder as part of her Master’s program. Gopika is comfortable conversing in English, Hindi, Gujarati, and Marathi.