Nancy Tarshis, MA, MS, CCC-SLP


Speaker Region: Northeast and Eastern US
Speaker Focus: Workshops: A B C E F H J P
  Parent training, Preschool and School age
  Individual Speaker or a co-presenter with Debbie Meringolo

Nancy Tarshis is a speech-language pathologist whose prolific career includes extensive experience working with children and their parents. In 1992, she joined the professional team at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where, in 1996, she was named Supervisor of Speech and Language Services. Currently, she maintains a clinical practice, seeing patients birth to 21 for diagnoses and therapeutic treatment, supervises ten speech pathologists, lectures to medical residents and psychology interns, participates in research projects, and serves as adjunct clinical instructor at Teachers College, Columbia, Hunter College, NYU, and Hofstra University. She is deeply experienced in a wide variety of treatment methodologies, including Social Thinking, and is a frequent speaker across the U.S. on its concepts and strategies.


Nancy’s clinical work includes Altogether Social, a Social Thinking practice she co-founded with Debbie Meringolo, that serves clients age 14 months through 22 years. Altogether Social provides individual and group sessions, consultations to public and private schools, and trainings for parents and professionals.

Speaking Experience
Narrative Development and Intervention
Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Introduction to the ADOS
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Play and Language: Development, Assessment, and Intervention for the Preschool Child
Parent-Child Dyadic Intervention for Infants
Handling, Positioning and Oromotor Control
Language Development and Language Disorders: Birth to Five
Play as a Context for Enhancing Developmental Skills
Early Intervention and Assessment of Autistic Infants and Toddlers
Speech and Language Assessment: Birth to Five Years
Interview Techniques and Hiring Practices: A Conversation with Professionals in the Field
Speech Therapy Post Cochlear Implant

Nancy is intensely proud of her son, an attorney, her daughter-in-law, a doctoral student in Geology, and her daughter, who is studying to become a Nurse Practitioner. She and her husband of over 30 years live in Manhattan.

Note: Nancy Tarshis and Debbie Meringolo are available to co-present and bring a unique perspective to the Collaborative. As clinicians and administrators at a university-affiliated developmental disabilities clinic, they provide evaluation and treatment to individuals from birth to 21. In their joint private practice, they offer a variety of supports that includes school consultations, staff training, parent education, and weekly treatment groups. They are uniquely qualified to offer professional training on the Social Thinking framework to teachers, therapists, administrators, and parents.

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