PENINA RYBAK, MA/CCC-SLP, founder/ CEO Socially Speaking LLC, earned her degree from New York University in speech-language pathology. She has provided services to young children with special needs in home-based early intervention, center-based preschool intervention, self-contained school-age classrooms, and private practice. Penina participated in the 1995-2000 New York State TRAID Project, which worked to improve communication options in special education by integrating Assistive Technology in the classroom, using Apple products. She recently spearheaded The Boardmaker Initiative for Mayer-Johnson™ at a charter school district in NY. Penina also recently launched her "Socially Speaking App for iPad". Penina specializes in social skills development for young children with special needs, particularly those with Autism. She is a national speaker who provides educational seminars on her Socially Speaking™ Social Skills Curriculum using an eclectic, multi-sensory approach.
- American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Socially Speaking social skills seminars around the country 2010-present
Socially Speaking App for iPad May 2012
iPad Uses in Early Childhood Special Education seminars around the country Fall 2012
Upon founding Socially Speaking LLC, Penina Rybak trained countless parents/special educators looking to improve behavior/social skills development in youngsters with Autism and Special Needs. Penina's interactive seminars are a groundbreaking mixture of fun, practical tips and collaborative assessment/treatment protocols, such as her recently launched Socially Speaking App for iPad. This App will change the way the IEP team will document future goals for children with special needs.