About Us

Who we are

Cooper Kids Therapy Associates provides early intervention and preschool evaluations and services for children who exhibit developmental delays.

Our highly qualified and dedicated speech pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, special education teachers, service coordinators, psychologists, and social workers have been working together with parents to achieve positive results for children since 1998.

Cooper Kids Therapy Associates collaborates with parents, professionals and the community for the benefit of children who demonstrate signs of developmental delay. Founded by Ellen Cooper in 1998, we serve New York families throughout Manhattan, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Staten Island.

The dedicated and skilled professionals at Cooper Kids Therapy Associates are all New York State certified and licensed. We are passionate about providing the highest quality of services and pride ourselves on our diverse and multilingual team.

Our Team

Ellen Cooper

Ellen is the CEO of Cooper Kids Therapy Associates, which she founded in 1998. Ellen is passionate about providing quality services for young children. She has a New York State license in Speech and Language Pathology and is a lifetime member of the American Speech and Hearing Association. Ellen has worked with children with disabilities for over 20 years. She has worked in public schools, hospitals and private practice. Ellen is delighted to run the agency alongside her daughter Jennifer.

Jennifer Cooper-Shimmerlik

Jennifer is a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist certified by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Emory University and her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from NYU. Jennifer worked as a speech pathologist for the department of education and treated babies and children in private practice. Jennifer is the Director of Cooper Kids Therapy Associates. When she is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Ambreen Moghni

Ambreen is an Early Intervention supervisor & trainer with 22 years of experience. Ambreen is passionate about EI and its mission. She uses family-centered best practices to skillfully lead her team of service coordinators. Ambreen has a delightful sense of humor and a huge smile, which strengthens the bond she shares with families and her colleagues.

Wichuda (Tang) McConnell

Tang has worked in the Early Intervention Program (EIP) since 2002. She believes that the focus of social services should always be about the people. As a supervisor of the service coordination department at Cooper Kids, she is passionate about optimizing service coordination’s capacity to fulfill EIP promises to the families and children it serves. Originally from Thailand, Tang lives in NYC where she is raising her two children. She enjoys traveling, storytelling, and photography in her spare time.
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