meet Collaborative Trainer:
Terri Rossman, M.S., CCC-SLP
Terri owns a thriving Speech & Language Pathology center in New Jersey. Her practice supports many children with self-regulation, executive functioning and social learning challenges that have benefited from the Zones of Regulation strategies. She has been teaching emotional self regulation techniques with such great success in her own community that we invited Terri to assist our efforts on a national level. Please read the information below to find out more about Terri. Feel free to click on the button to see updated workshops with collaborative trainer, Terri Rossman as well as Leah Kuypers.
TEL: (609) 924-7080
As a collaborative trainer, Terri will provide the same content as Leah Kuypers at on-site Zones of Regulation workshops. Information is presented to help attendees understand challenging behaviors while providing background information on self-regulation. This includes how self-regulation typically develops and insights on the underlying deficits that may be impacting ones ability to regulate, such as sensory processing, emotional regulation, social cognition, and executive functioning. In regards to The Zones curriculum, strategies are taught to support students in becoming more aware of and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, managing their sensory needs and improving their ability to problem solve conflicts. Practical implementation ideas are provided that can easily be incorporated into the classroom or home. Presentations are geared to train professionals from multiple disciplines whom work with students to support social-emotional development (teachers, therapists, administrators, etc...) but are also applicable for parents. Please refer to and complete the workshop request if you are interested in moving forward with a Zones workshop.
Terri Rossman has more than 30 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist. She founded Princeton Speech-Language & Learning Center (PSLLC) in 1989 and maintains an active clinical practice and caseload at PSLLC. Over the years, Terri's vision for the therapy she provides, as well as the clinicians she supervises 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 clinicians in the areas of Zones of Regulation® and Social Thinking® treatment.
Terri's comprehensive experience includes screening, evaluating and working with individuals with a wide range of self- regulation, social cognitive and communication challenges both in the clinical and school settings. She runs social regulation groups at PSLLC. She also regularly consults with other professionals and school districts working with children with social emotional challenges. In addition to specializing in social cognitive and social regulation difficulties, Terri has extensive experience in the treatment of individuals with auditory processing disorders and executive function difficulties.
Terri has worked closely with Leah Kuypers, over the last few years as a sounding board of ideas and insights and most recently to co-author a Zones of Regulation card game with Kuypers and Elizabeth Sautter. Given Terri’s extensive knowledge and application of The Zones and supporting self-regulation needs in students, Terri has joined Leah Kuypers to provide workshops on The Zones of Regulation across North America. Terri has presented many workshops on a variety of topics to preschools, school districts, private schools, therapists and parent groups across the county, including at the 2015 International Social Thinking Providers Conference.
Terri holds degrees from Ithaca College and Boston University, and has always been passionate about pursuing hands-on continuing education opportunities with some of the leading experts in the field. In 2008, she became the first clinician in New Jersey to participate in the mentoring program conducted by Michelle Garcia Winner, an international expert and author of numerous publications about Social Thinking and related social skills. 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 worked with Michelle Garcia Winner, Stephanie Madrigal and Pamela Crooke.
Terri recognizes the need to pursue the highest level of expertise and training. In 2011, she worked directly with Sarah Ward, a leading expert in the field of executive function at Cognitive Connections. In addition, Terri continued to advance her knowledge in area of Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (formally known as Collaborative Problem Solving), by participating Ross Greene’s intensive summer training programs. She is a member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA), and ASPEN.
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 trained social coaches.