BETH LEVETOWN MA CCC
Bi-Lingual (Spanish/English) Speech and Language Pathologist
New York, NY
A Note from HTA of New York, an Early Intervention
in NYC for Infants and Toddlers
February 11, 2014
Beth Levetown has been working with HTA of New York since July 11th
2006. HTA of New York is an Early Intervention Agency in NYC and we
provide services for infants and toddlers (birth to age 3) that have
developmental delays. Beth has continued to provide Speech Therapy
to our kids in their homes since 2006.
Beth’s paperwork is always handed in to the agency in a timely
fashion. She hands in her work on a weekly basis when other
clinicians hand them in monthly. She also hands in her treatment
summaries weeks before they are due. It is rare that I have to
correct any of her work because she is methodical, detail oriented
and conscientious in all aspects of her job.
She is well liked by all levels of our staff as well as City
Officials of The New York
City Office of Mental Health and Hygiene.
"Parents provide positive
feedback of her work with their children. She has always
demonstrated above average communication skills be they phone
contact, written or face to face communications. This particular job
requires an emphasis on people skills which is one of Beth’s
strengths. She possesses an exquisite sensitivity to people in need."
Beth is always willing to learn more about the treatment of children
with severe delays. She attends numerous conferences and workshops
and is always eager to learn more through her supervision here. Beth
is a consummate professional and I will recommend her for any
endeavors she may have in the future.
Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.
-- Dr. Concepcion Jusino, Jr.
Director of HTA’s Early Intervention Program
(212) 732-5427 ext 211
Levetown was Speech Therapist to My Son Aidan
for Almost One Year
Beth Levetown was speech
therapist to my son Aidan for almost one year starting early
December 2012, when he was 12 years old and in 7th grade. He had
been with two other speech therapists over the preceding several
"Beth was absolutely wonderful with my son. She truly cared
about helping him to blossom, and went the extra mile in so many
ways. she took a keen interest in his emotional wellbeing."
We are disappointed that it is no longer possible for Aidan to
access Beth through the Board of Education.
Beth often used the subject matter of his classes at school and
his homework assignments as a basis for speech therapy. As a
result he benefited no only from her knowledgeable guidance in
speech, but also from reinforcement and progress in his academic
work. For an over-scheduled child in secondary school, this was
extremely helpful and supportive.
Thanks to Beth's efforts, Aidan now speaks with greater fluency
and confidence. His practice of reading aloud under her tutelage
helped him to succeed in a presentation to his class in early
November 2013, to the point that his English teacher made a
special mention in his report card in December 2013.
My son is bilingual English and French and attends the Lycée
Francais. I felt that it was an advantage that Beth has
bilingual skills. Even though Spanish is her second language,
the fact that she has these skills helped her to connect with
him more effectively and respond to his needs.
I have no reservations in highly recommending Beth Levetown as a
speech therapist and am happy to answer any questions.
Supportive, and Effective Speech Pathology
Beth worked with my daughter, Jenna
for two years. She was kind, supportive, and
"We saw tremendous progress in Jenna's verbal skills while she
was working with Beth."
Beth was instrumental in ensuring that
Jenna was prepared for kindergarten. She is doing great and we
are eternally grateful for all of Beth's support.
The Decision of Speech Therapy
My husband and I struggled with the
decision of speech therapy. We could not
decide if our son was truly behind, or he was just a typical 3
year old. After a great
deal of research, we decided that speech pathologist Beth Levetown was the best
choice for our family.
There are so many wonderful things about Beth. After the first
initial meeting, I know
that we made the right decision. Our son immediately was
comfortable with Beth. It
can be tough working with an active 3 year old, but Beth was
understanding, week after week.
Every time I took him there she try different ways for our son
to learn. Almost
immediately, we saw a difference in his speech. Our son
struggled to express
himself and also a few of his basic letter sounds. After a short
period of time, he
made a remarkable turnaround.
"One of the best parts of our time with Beth was seeing how
happy she made our son!"
My son now is in kindergarten, thanks to Beth Levetown he is
doing great in the
classroom no problem at all of expressing himself with the
teacher and his friends!
Our family highly recommends making the choice of speech
therapy. It has made a
world of difference for us.
Thank you again for everything Beth!!
Noticeable Speech Problems
Our daughter had noticeable speech problems in nursery school that
we needed to be addressed prior to her entering kindergarten.
therapy worked wonders and her speech impediments immediately
improved and completely resolved by the time she entered
Beth was extremely flexible with our demanding
schedules, even offering to come to our apartment! We recommend her
with Pre-Schoolers with Speech Delays
When my son, Bob, was three years old we began to be concerned about
his speech. As his mother, I could understand him most of the time,
but it was apparent to me that most other people found him
unintelligible. I noticed that he was having trouble connecting with
other children at the playground because he could not make himself
understood. Sometimes he would just give up on playing with another
child, or alternately become frustrated and angry that he had to
repeat himself so many times and still not be understood. At his
three-year check-up, my pediatrician recommended that we have Bob’s
speech evaluated. Because Bob could clearly understand what was
being said to him and was not delayed in other ways, she felt his
issue was solely articulation-related.
We found the Department of Education process to be straightforward
and Bob was evaluated within a month. The DOE found that his speech
was delayed at least one year and recommended that a speech
therapist work with him for two one hour sessions per week. The DOE
coordinator highly recommended Beth Levetown to us based on her
training and extensive experience with pre-schoolers with speech
"We are so grateful for all of Beth’s efforts on behalf of our son
-- she always went the extra mile for him and the results literally
speak for themselves."
We have found Beth to be everything the DOE said and more. Beth did
an extensive evaluation and explained what she would be doing with
Bob. Coming two times per week, Bob made fast progress. Within a
couple months, his pre-school teachers had already noticed a
significant improvement in his speech. And he was a much happier
child now that his friends could understand him. In fact, Beth was
so motivated to improve his speech that she was able to have the DOE
authorize one more session each week. Bob’s speech has blossomed –
he speaks quite clearly now after a year of therapy. In fact, my
husband recently commented that Bob speaks with the precision of a
Shakespearian actor at this point! Bob’s pre-school teacher
commented to me today that Bob now talks all the time and that
everything he says is understandable. She also said that he always
has a smile on his face.
Beth’s office is chock-full of games, crafts and books. While speech
therapy can sometimes be hard work for a child, Bob really enjoyed
the board games that Beth used in her sessions. He also did many
craft projects which he enjoyed immensely. He was so engrossed in
the game or project that he hardly realized Beth was working on his
pronunciation, tongue position or breathing. We are so grateful for
all of Beth’s efforts on behalf of our son -- she always went the
extra mile for him and the results literally speak for themselves.
Contact New York City Speech Language