Rachel Goldman, M.S., CCC-SLP
South Mountain Speech and Feeding is owned and operated by Rachel Goldman, a mom to two girls, and a Maplewood resident for the past 8 years.
Rachel has worked in a variety of professional settings as a licensed speech language pathologist, including hospitals, sub-acute and long-term care facilities, special schools for medically-fragile children, and schools serving students on the Autism Spectrum. After working with children ranging in age from 3-21 and having kids of her own with feeding difficulties from birth, Rachel developed a love for pediatric feeding and sought to build a practice focused on helping parents navigate speech, language and feeding issues in their own environment. In addition to feeding and swallowing disorders, Rachel also enjoys treating children with speech and language disorders, children who utilize AAC (Augmentative or Alternative Communication) devices, and individuals with developmental delays, cerebral palsy, autism and a variety of syndromes and genetic disorders.
Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Communication from American University in Washington, DC. After years of working as a graphic designer and event planner, she returned to school to complete a Masters Degree in Communication Disorders from William Paterson University, where she graduated at the top of her class with a 4.0 GPA.
Rachel is committed to using the most up-to-date clinical approaches and techniques in her therapy. Her commitment to continuing professional development in the field of speech pathology resulted in Rachel being recognized with the prestigious Award of Continuing Education (ACE award) from ASHA’s Continuing Education Board (CEB). Rachel is trained in PROMPT, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), Beckman Oral Motor, Aquatic Therapy, Sensory-Motor Feeding Therapy, LAMP, Brain Gym and various other courses in sensory integration, behavior modification and social skill development.