Terri Rossman, M.S., CCC-SLP
Owner and Executive Director
Terri, who founded Princeton Speech-Language & Learning Center (PSLLC) in 1989, has more than 30 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist. She maintains an active clinical practice while continually expanding and enhancing the services offered by the multi-specialty professionals at PSLLC.
Over the years, Terri's vision for PSLLC has remained the same: To offer the most advanced, most effective therapies available anywhere. To that end, she has become one of New Jersey's most respected social learning experts, with extensive experience developing group programs as well as therapies tailored to each individual client’s social learning style.
In 2014, Terri launched the groundbreaking Social Village® @ Princeton Speech-Language & Learning Center, a social community center to help children and young adults grow socially and connect with like-minded peers. Social Village was born from Terri’s concern that children with social difficulties often have no place to connect with others outside of school. The Village is a 2,300-square-foot dedicated space at PSLLC, built in the style of a teen clubhouse, where kids ages 8 to 21 can meet to socialize, relax, play games and have fun – all without the pressure of being judged or bullied. The Village’s numerous clubs, activities and special events are all run under the supervision of coaches trained in social cognition theory.
In 2008, Terri became the first clinician in New Jersey to participate in the mentoring program conducted by Michelle Garcia Winner. In 2010, she further developed her knowledge, training and expertise in the area of social cognition, by completing the weeklong internship program at the Social Thinking Clinic, in San Jose, California, where she was a student of Michelle Garcia Winner, Stephanie Madrigal and Pamela Crooke. To date, she is the only individual with that level of training in New Jersey. In addition, by attending the yearly Social Thinking Provider's Conference held in California, Terri brings back the most up-to-date information, current trends and treatment in the area of social thinking. Terri will be speaking in June 2015 at the Provider’s Conference about the Social Village. Terri has also recognized the need to bring the most up-to-date knowledge and treatment techniques in the field of executive function to PSLLC. In 2011, she worked directly with Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP at Cognitive Connection: Center for Executive Function Skill Development in Concord, MA.