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Division III
  Division III: Communication Skills.
 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Enhancement of Business, Personal, & Performance Communication Skills:  

Business, Career, Human Relations, & Personal Coaching:

Our Director, Dr. Gildston, in addition to earning 4 therapeutic licenses, is also a licensed Real Estate Broker with over20 years of business experience shared with her late husband. She can help you make a bigger bang in whatever endeavor you are contemplating or directly dealing with.

 
We are Consultants to Industry in Relational & Communication Skills.
  • We help maximize your unique potential for relating to others in different environments in a personable, informed, dynamic manner.
  • We aim to enable you to maximize positive impressions and self-empowerment through training in life coaching and multiple communication styles applicable for differing occasions and tasks:

    • Development of goals.
    • Job searches.
    • Resume writing.
    • Interviewing and being interviewed.
    • Salary negotiation.
    • Supervision.
    • Corporate & executive training.
    • Conflict & stress management.
    • Motivational speaking.
    • Retirement planning.
    • Extracurricular activities, interests, and hobbies.
Our Director, Dr. Gildston, has headed advanced professional workshops in the following topics, among many others:
  • “Life coaching: Take a better path to fulfillment.”
  • “Role-playing professional interviews.”
  • “Motivational speaking: are you up to it?”
  • “On the job conflict and stress management.”

 PUBLIC SPEAKING INSTRUCTION:

Our Director, Dr. Gildston, has made over 150 professional presentations before all types of audiences. She can train you to speak with authority and confidence while remaining relaxed and in touch with your audience.


Presentations are videotaped for trainees to review and critique.
  • We help you organize & develop content for presentations.
  • We give you skills that will improve voice projection, rhythm, and speed.
  • We have specialized techniques which will allow you to diminish anxieties & fears about public speaking.
  • We teach about body language, gesture, and facial expression; speakers learn to use effectively these typically unconscious means of communication.
  • We show you how to incorporate into presentations humor, stories, & figures of speech (such as analogies & metaphors) to spice your presentations.
 

DRAMATIC COACHING: Beginners to Full-Fledged Professionals.

  • Acting techniques may be taught to
    enhance the effectiveness
    of
    public speaking presentations.
  • Our acting coaches can
    prepare you for auditions.
  • We coach beginners and
    full-fledged professionals
    on a one-on-one individual basis.
Our Director, Dr. Gildston, whose first profession was stage acting with an avant-garde theater group called “The Living Theater,” can help prepare you for the most challenging auditions and acting roles.

SPEAKING SKILLS: Speech, Voice, & Accent Correction:
Training for those who wish to change the manner in which they say their words or use their voice.

Typically the following areas are addressed:
  • Dialect changes from parochial dialects such as "New Yorkese" or "Southern Drawl" to General American ("Broadcast") speech.
  • Foreign accent reduction or elimination.
  • Elimination of unwanted mannerisms of speech:
    • Fillers like "you know" or "uhm"
    • Distracting body language, gesturing, or facial expressions
  • Improvement of vocal tone, projection, speed

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS: Diagnosis & Treatment for Speech, Language, & Swallowing Disorders.
We diagnose and treat, on an individualized basis, the following communication disorders:

Dr. Gildston is Board Certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
  • Articulation Disorders: Immature or defective production of sounds, like lisping;
  • Swallowing Disorders: such as tongue thrust and reverse swallow, which may affect the articulation of sounds and (or) the stability of teeth (with or without orthodontia), using oral myofunctional therapy.
  • Dysarthrias: associated with conditions such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson's, & Alzheimer's, or following neurological insults, such as birth traumas, accidents, strokes.
  • Aphasias: following cerebro-vascular accidents (strokes).
  • Developmental, Psychological, & Cognitive Communication Disorders: such as language delay, apraxia, autism, Asperger's, pervasive developmental disorder.
  • Voice Disorders: resulting from trauma, vocal abuse, oral, pharyngeal or laryngeal cancer.
  • Rhythm Disorders: such as stuttering & cluttering.
Our Director, Dr. Gildston, has presided over advanced professional workshops on the following topics, among many others:
  • “Training in social communication issues for autism and Asperger’s disorders.”
  • “Psychotherapeutic strategies for the prevention of stroke.”
  • “Counseling the communicatively impaired and their families.”
  • “Stuttering: A symposium.”
  • “Self management contingencies for the stabilization of a modified vocal pattern.”

LEARNING DISABILITIES: Diagnosis & Treament.
We diagnose and treat All Learning Disabilities: Including:
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
  • Attention Deficit-Hyperactive Disorder (AD-HD)
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)
  • Autism (and related disorders)
  • Asperger's
  • Central Auditory Disorders (listening & comprehending)
  • Dyslexia (reading)
  • Dysgraphia (writing)
  • Dyscalculia (arithmetic & number skills)
  • Delayed language (also see Communication Disorders above)
  • Time/Space (reading maps, getting lost, understanding time of day or seasons, for example)
  • Mimesis (difficulty reading or producing appropriate facial expressions)
  • Poor Organizational Skills
  • Underdeveloped social skills
Dr. Gildston has presented advanced professional workshops (some in conjunction with a psychiatrist) on the following topics, among many others:
  • “Psychotherapeutic intervention for ADD and related adjustment disorders.”
  • “Testing for Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD).”
  • “The learning disabled CAN succeed!”

HEARING IMPAIRMENT: Hearing Aids; Assistive Listening Devices; Rehabilitation for Tinnitus & Communication Problems Related to Hearing Loss:

Dr. Gildston is Board Certified in Audiology by the American Board of Audiology and is a professional member of American Academy of Audiology

  • Trust your ears to Doctors and Professors of Audiology who are Board Certified and Fellows of the American Academy of Audiology. It costs no more to have the most professional service.
  • We dispense all makes and models of hearing aids, including:

    • World’s tiniest
    • Most sophisticated
    • Digital
    • Disposable
    • Programmable
    • Some are instant fit/open ear
    • Most powerful, when needed
    • 45 day Trial Period
    • Satisfaction Guaranteed
    • We offer significant senior and other discounts.
                                                                                                  • Having trouble hearing the television or listening on the phone or understanding in noise? We can help.
                                                                                                  • We are specialists in the treatment of tinnitus. So bring your ear noises to us.
                                                                                                  • We can teach you to use your remaining hearing more effectively through better lip-reading and sharper listening.
                                                                                                  Our Director, Dr. Gildston recently gave presentations on the “Treatment of Tinnitus” at annual conventions:
                                                                                                  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
                                                                                                  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
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