About Julia Latorraca MS, CCC-SLP

Mrs. Latorraca graduated from Seton Hall University Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with a minor in Spanish. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and holds a Speech-Language License and a Speech Language Specialist certification from the State of New Jersey, as well as a Speech Language Pathologist certification from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which qualifies her to provide speech-language services in all settings in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Mrs. Latorraca is also a member of the New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association. Mrs. Latorraca also holds two certificates of eligibility with advanced standing for teaching: Elementary School Classroom Teacher and Teacher of Students with Disabilities. 

Clinical Focus

Mrs. Latorraca expertise is in the areas of complex speech, language, literacy, and social pragmatic communication disorders . She has worked with clients ages 1 month to 99 years of age in a variety of settings including public schools, private schools, outpatient pediatrics, and inpatient acute care. Mrs. Latorraca has worked extensively with clients with diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder, specific language impairments, specific learning disabilities, developmental delays, expressive language disorder, receptive language disorder, mixed expressive-receptive language disorder, dyslexia, dysgraphia, oppositional defiant disorder, emotional disorders, anxiety disorders, speech production disorders, phonological disorders, and fetal alcohol syndrome. 

Mrs. Latorraca completed her clinical fellowship at Rutgers Day School in Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare in Piscataway New Jersey. At Rutgers Day School Mrs. Latorraca administered comprehensive language and literacy evaluations as well as provided speech language therapy to students ages 6-18 with speech and language deficits secondary to significant psychiatric and emotional disturbances. She provided therapy services in the domains of articulation, listening comprehension, oral language, problem solving, social pragmatic communication, phonemic and phonological awareness, phonics, reading fluency and comprehension, and written expression. Mrs. Latorraca provided therapy via individual therapy, group sessions, full class supplemental instruction, and teletherapy. 

Mrs. Latorraca is currently providing services in an out of district special education school in New Jersey in conjunction with providing teletherapy and in-home services through Growing Through Speech LLC. She provides comprehensive language and literacy evaluations for pediatric clients as well as speech therapy services for pediatric clients with significant language, literacy, and speech production disorders. In the school setting, Mrs. Latorraca also collaborates in the classrooms with a focus on written expression. 

Research and Presentations

Lanuez, J., Koutsoftas, A., (2019, June). Tier II Intervention for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities in an   

   Inclusion Classroom Setting.  

Segal, R.; Hoover, K., Guthrie, R., Koutsoftas, A. D., Dayalu, V., Eckert, K., Hughes, T., Ogrodnik, L., Patel, A., Lanuez, J., 

   Campbell, C., Dessources, L., Perez, L., (2019, April). Project Write to Learn: Fostering Interprofessional 

   Education Experiences. Poster presented at the AOTA Annual Exhibition and Conference, New Orleans, LA. 

Lanuez, J., Campbell, C., Dessources, L., Perez, L., Eckert, K., Hughes, T., Ogrodnik, L., Patel, A., Dayalu, V., Hoover, K., 

   Koutsoftas, A.D., & Segal, R. (2018, November). Project write to learn: Strategies for improving writing in 

   children with specific learning disabilities. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech 

   Language Hearing Association, Boston, MA.