Dr. Wankoff has worked in the field of speech-language pathology for more than 35 years. She has successfully treated children in various settings with a range of communication, language, speech and learning challenges. She spent 11 years as a university professor training future speech-language pathologists and more recently at the Windward School in Westchester coaching teachers of students with dyslexia to help them implement language-based curricula. In recent years, Dr. W. has been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Steppingstone Day School in Kew Garden Hills, Queens, where she provides speech, language, and communication remediation to preschoolers with special needs.
Dr. W earned her PhD at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She received her BA in Communicative Disorders and MA in Speech-Language Pathology at Queens College of the City University of New York. Dr. W published a book titled Innovative Methods in Language Intervention in 2005. She co-authored a chapter in a textbook on language development that was published and revised in 2014 reviewing theories of language development and implications for the clinical work of the speech-language pathologist (Gerber and Wankoff, 2014). In 2011, Dr. W published an article to educate medical professionals, parents and other colleagues about warning signs in the development of speech, language and communication in a child and adolescent psychiatric nursing journal (Wankoff, 2011). (Both of these publications are available on the internet.)