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📝 About the Founder/CEO of Socially Speaking LLC:

Penina Pearl Rybak, MA/CCC-SLP, TSHH, CEO Socially Speaking LLC, is a practicing, pediatric speech-language pathologist, Autism specialist, and educational technology consultant. She earned her master’s degree from New York University. She has been practicing for two decades, and has provided treatment to young children with Autism/special needs, in home-based early intervention, center- based preschool intervention, self- contained elementary school-age classrooms, and private practice. Penina participated in the 1995-2000 NY TRAID Project, in conjunction with the Westchester Institute for Human Development, which worked on curriculum development by integrating Apple™ technology into special education classrooms. She also spearheaded The Boardmaker™ Initiative, from 2008-2010, which worked on customizing curriculum needs and implementing behavior management strategies at a charter school in New York. It resulted in her launch of her Socially Speaking® Program, seminars, iPad® app, and textbook, “Autism Intervention in the iEra”. Penina has lectured around North America since 2010, about early childhood special education best practices using toys and iOS tech for better  overall social communication proficiency and learning outcomes. Her work has been published in the USA, Canada, Italy, and online, in previous columns for both The Huffington Post, and The Friendship Cirlce of MI Blog. Learn more: 

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Some of Penina's speaking engagements include: 

  • Presenter: The Socially Speaking® Seminars 2010-present
  • Presenter: Closing the Gap Annual Convention MN 2011, 2012
  • Presenter: Texas State Autism Convention 2012, 2013
  • Presenter: NJ, PA,  and TN SLP Convention 2013
  • Panelist: Hack for Big Choices Education Symposium Palo Alto CA 2013
  • Presenter: FLASHA SLP Convention 2013, 2015, 2016
  • Keynote Speaker: Victoria TX  School District Staff Development 2015
  • Presenter: YAI Autism Conference NYC 2015
  • Presenter: Mobile Learning Experience AZ 2015
  • Presenter: eLearning with the iPad® NY 2016
  • Exhibitor: ASHA SLP Annual Convention in PA 2016
  • Keynote Speaker: Little Village School NY Staff Development Day  2017
  • Keynote Speaker: Edison School District NJ Staff Development Day  2017



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📝 A Message from Penina:

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Learn to Add New  Tools to Your IEP Toolbox!

I founded my boutique educational consultancy, Socially Speaking LLC, in 2010. My goal is to provide a public service, based upon a unique product. I provide professional development that's educational AND entertaining! I also provide school based pediatric speech therapy and ed-tech consulting, with an emphasis on Autism intervention in the iEra and iPad® integration into IEP goals. You can view my complete profile on LinkedIn

My Socially Speaking® Program i.e. Social Communication Curriculum, is primarily designed for young preschool/early elementary school children with special needs, particularly Autism. It is based upon the premise that improving orientation to person/place/time through fostering behavior and play,  helps facilitate better social communication overall. My mission is to empower special educators and parents with a simple message: learn to bridge the gap between a special child's readiness to learn and actual performance, for better learning outcomes overall. 

-- Penina Rybak MA/CCC-SLP, TSHH

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It's my comany motto, aimed at doing things differently, and making you think differently…. about pairing toys and tech in treatment!


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