Chief Clinical Supervisor
Paula V Pineda, M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD-BE (Spanish) received her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Adelphi University in 2011, and is currently pursuing her Clinical Doctorate at Northwestern University, where she is expected to graduate in March 2023. Paula began her career as a school-based SLP for the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE). For 11 years, she worked with children (K-5) from very diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds in a community school in Elmhurst/Jackson Heights, Queens. Throughout her years in the NYC DOE, Paula supervised graduate students during their student teaching experiences and SLPs completing their clinical fellowship. She conducted training sessions for colleagues at the school and district level, as well as parents at the school where she worked. Additionally, Paula has experience as a home-based provider and evaluator, working for the New York State Early Intervention program. She used a family-centered approach during interventions and assessments, and worked closely with families and caregivers to help them identify their unique strengths and areas/goals they wanted to work on. In addition to her role as Chief Clinical Supervisor at the Mysak CLinic, Paula teaches the School Speech-Language Hearing Programs, a graduate course in the Speech-Language Pathology Program at Teachers College. Paula’s areas of focus are working with culturally and linguistically diverse children and families, multicultural/bilingual issues in communication disorders, engaging in culturally responsive practices, and using a family-centered approach to interventions and assessments. Paula is passionate about increasing representation in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders and working closely with graduate students to help them develop the tools and skills needed to feel confident when providing assessments and interventions to diverse populations. She volunteers at a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocate for diversity within the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders to better serve our communities.