About Us

Nicole Dashman, M.S. CCC-SLP,  Founder, Owner

Nicole Dashman is a New York State licensed, ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. She has a range of experience from hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and the homes of families. She started Through The Years Speech Therapy in 2010 to create a model of speech therapy that is individually tailored, personal, and client-centered. Some of her interests and specialties include dysphagia treatment, language acquisition, and accent modification. In addition to a certificate of clinical competence, she holds an a TSLD license and has received special training in behavioral modification and feeding. Nicole has traveled extensively and applies her experiences with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds to her practice.


Michelle Booso, M.S. CCC-SLP



Sarah Shapiro, M.S. CCC-SLP

Sarah Shapiro is a NY State licensed bilingual English/Spanish clinician with experience working with both pediatric and adult population. Sarah specializes in adult traumatic brain injury, aphasia, dysphagia, pediatric language development, childhood apraxia of speech, phonological acquisition, and pediatric feeding. She has adult and school based experience as well as experience with the 0-3 population. Sarah is knowledgeable in working with families and other therapists to ensure carry-over of skills. Additional Certifications: Teacher of Students with Speech-Language Disabilities (TSSLD), Bilingual extension in Spanish, New York State Professional License- Speech-Language Pathologist State of New York Department of Health approved independent service provider, Lee Silverman Voice Training (LSVT) Therapist


Savetrie Bachan, M.S. CCC-SLP

Savetrie Bachan, M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, graduated from New York University, earning her Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and  Disorders. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from theAmerican Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by New York State in Speech-Language Pathology. Savetrie is also licensed by the NYS department of education as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disorders (TSSLD).  Savetrie has experience working with both pediatric and adult populations and has worked in a variety of therapy settings including home-based, school, clinic, and skilled nursing facilities. She has experience working with patients with autism, apraxia, articulation disorders, expressive/receptive language disorders, phonological processing disorders, fluency, dysarthria, dysphagia, voice disorders, Parkinson’s disease, and traumatic brain injury (stroke patients). Savetrie is certified in LSVT LOUD and is PROMPT trained. 


Jennifer Chin, M.S. CCC-SLP

Jennifer Chin is an ASHA certified and NY State licensed speech language pathologist. She has experience assessing and treating clients with articulation/phonology disorders, receptive/expressive language impairments, and reading disorders. She has worked with children and adults in a variety of settings including schools, clinics, and nursing home facilities. She is interested in learning new languages to apply her skills as an SLP to reach a culturally diverse population. She is bilingual in Cantonese. Jennifer also holds a permanent certification as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Handicapped (TSHH) from the Department of Education. Additionally, Jennifer has worked with clients diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Dementia, Down Syndrome, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, and Selective Mutism. She is trained in the Wilson Reading Program.


Sapna Narang, M.A. CCC-SLP

Sapna is an ASHA certified and NY State licensed speech language pathologist.  She graduate from St. John’s University and has experience with a variety of populations across different settings. Sapna is multilingual as she is fluent in English, Hindi, and Punjabi. She has provided invaluable work towards Through The Years Speech Therapy’s Effective Communication/Accent Modification Program. She is also formally trained in Systematic Analysis of Language Transcript Software, a technology that provides highly accurate transcription and analysis of language samples to improve precision of therapeutic techniques.


Vaidehi Shah, Student, Intern

Vaidehi is a speech-language pathology student and bachelor degree candidate at Lehman College. She will make a wonderful speech language pathologist one day as she is an excellent student, highly motivated intern, and a skilled writer. Check the fabulous blogs she has written for us! She is also fluent in multiple languages- something we highly value here at Through The Years- English, Spanish, Hindi, and Gujarati!


Brendan Berry, M.A., Music Therapist

Music and speech therapy go hand-in-hand. That’s why we hired the most talented music therapist we could find to work along side our talented speech-language pathologists. Music is used to treat a variety of speech-language disorders/differences such as stuttering, non-fluent aphasia, sensory regulation problems, and can even be helpful when working on modifying an accent. Also, it’s just plain-old fun and can be added to any type of speech-language session to enhance the experience! Please see Brendan’s bio below. He is also available to be hired apart from Through The Years Speech Therapy, so you may contact him directly. We highly recommend him!

Brendan Berry was born and raised in Washington, DC. During his adolescent years he became very passionate about music and performance, playing in Jazz Big Bands, rock bands, and performing original songs. He received his BFA in Music Composition from SUNY Purchase and has been writing music professionally for film/tv, dance, and Internet media for the past 10 years. In 2012 he decided to take on a second career with music that would be more service oriented, which led him to complete his MA in Music Therapy from New York University.