Na’ama Yehuda, MSC SLP
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Na’ama Yehuda was born and raised in Israel, lived briefly in Africa as a young child, and currently resides in New York City. She is a Speech Language Pathologist and Audiologist who has been working with families and children of all ages for almost 30 years. She is licensed in both Hebrew and English, in Israel and New York State. In addition to her clinical work, Na’ama also teaches internationally to child professionals, presents in conferences, edits professional publications, contributes columns in other publications, and volunteers on several committees. In all her endeavors, Na’ama strives to optimize children’s lives and to improve understanding of the complex links between language, overwhelm, resiliency, trauma, and development.
Clinically, Na’ama has specific expertise in bilingualism in general and the issues relating to the combination of Hebrew and English in particular. She also specializes in developmental trauma and its impact on communication and development, and in issues related to chronic pain in children, adoption, language/learning, sensory and motor-planning, auditory processing, auditory rehabilitation and training, and complicated clinical presentations.
Na’ama is an avid writer. She publishes both fiction and non-fiction, is a blogger and a poet. In addition to her first novel, “Outlawed Hope,” her second novel, “Emilia,” and her most recent novel, “Apples in Applath,” Na’ama has published articles in peer-review journals, columns in professional newsletters, chapters in leading books about childhood trauma and dissociation, and an award winning book: “Communicating Trauma: Clinical presentations and interventions with traumatized children” with Routledge Publishers.
Not a day goes by without some words written … Na’ama is currently hard at work on a requested contribution to a clinical peer review journal; is working on another novel for young readers; and on a sequel to “Outlawed Hope”, among other things …
One of seven sisters, Na’ama is blessed with a multitudinous and amazing family (many photos on this site are by VERY talented nieces and nephews, several of them photographers!). She loves goats and beaches, beautiful places and funny kids. She adore life, words, a good laugh, playful fun, and the grace of connection.
Honors & Awards
Written Media Award (for the book “Communicating Trauma“): The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), 2016
President Award: The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), 2014
Fellow Award: The International society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), 2012
Distinguished Achievement Award: The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), 2011
Rubinstein Award for Excellence in Master Studies, 1991
ISSTD–The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation–Fellow
ISHLA–The Israeli Speech Hearing and Language Association
NYSSHLA–The New York State Speech Hearing Language Association
ISSTD Volunteer positions:
- ISSTD Child and Adolescent Committee: co-Chair
- ISSTD Communication and Marketing Committee: Committee Member
- ISSTDNYC component group: co-Chair and webhostess
Other volunteer positions:
- Online Trauma and Dissociation Forum: Moderator
- Goodreads Librarian
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