Debbie Meringolo, MA, MS
|Speaker Region:||Northeast and Eastern U.S.|
|Speaker Focus:||Workshops: A B C E H|
|Preschool, Parent Training, School Age|
Debbie Meringolo, a special educator and developmental specialist, is the Associate Director of the Infant/Toddler Team at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the director of the Baby Team Program, and co-director CERC's RELATE program, which provides diagnostic evaluations and treatment for children with language and social difficulties.
In this position, Debbie conducts evaluations and provides treatment for children with a variety of developmental disabilities and their families. Along with colleagues at CERC, she also participates in a variety of research projects, examining early diagnosis of children with autistic spectrum disorders. In addition to her work at the clinic, she runs a part time Social Thinking practice along with Nancy Tarshis. They see children ages 14 months through adult for individual as well as group sessions, consult to public and private schools and provide trainings for parents and professionals.
Debbie obtained her BA from Queens College, her MA from Columbia University, Teacher's College, and her MS from Yeshiva University. She also holds a NYS certificate as a School District Administrator, from Brooklyn College. Prior to her career at CERC twenty years ago, Debbie worked for the New York City Department of Education as a special education teacher, teacher trainer, and special education school supervisor.
Together with Nancy Tarshis, Debbie will be starting work very soon on a book for parents on Social Thinking.
Play and Language: Assessment and Intervention for the Preschool Child
Play and Language: Development, Assessment and Intervention
Assessment of Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Identifying Autism Spectrum Disorders in Young Children
Using the Autism Diagnostic and Observation Schedule
Educating Children With Autism
Debbie lives with her husband Marc in Westchester, NY. She has two adult children, one in law school and the other graduating college. She is an avid biker, swimmer, and runner and loves to cook and bake. Debbie is proud of her long and diverse career in special education.
Note: Nancy Tarshis and Debbie Meringolo are available to co-present and bring a unique perspective to the Collaborative. As clinicians and administrators at a university-affiliated developmental disabilities clinic, they provide evaluation and treatment to individuals from birth to 21. In their joint private practice, they offer a variety of supports that include school consultations, staff training, parent education, and weekly treatment groups. They are uniquely qualified to offer professional training to teachers, therapists, administrators, and parents on the Social Thinking framework.