Who We Are

Who We Are

Shery Seewald- M.S. Ed, M.S, CCC-SLP

Shery Seewald, founder of NJ STEPS, is not only a dual certified speech pathologist and special education teacher, she is also a mother to 3 young children. As a therapist and mother, Shery understands that there is nothing more sacred than the well being and development of your child.


Janelle Sous- M.A, CCC-SLP

Janelle Sous started working at NJ STEPS in January, 2017 as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from James Madison University and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Montclair State University. She works part-time at our office while also working full-time as a school-based Speech Language Pathologist in the Franklin Lakes Public School District. Janelle loves incorporating children’s interests into the therapy session to make it a motivating and effective therapeutic experience.

Jennifer Sakowitz, M.S., CCC-SLP

Jennifer Sakowitz started working at NJ STEPS in February, 2018 as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received dual Bachelor’s degrees in Special Education and Elementary Education from Vanderbilt University, and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University. Jen has experience working in private practice, hospital, and school settings. In addition to working part-time at our office, Jen became a mother in 2018, and loves to spend time caring for her young daughter. Jen has a particular interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Apraxia of Speech. She loves using naturalistic and play-based activities to help children reach their goals in fun and motivating ways.

Kelly Cortland

Kelly Cortland started working at NJ STEPS in August, 2018. She is our office manager and the smiling face you are greeted with when you walk in the door. Kelly graduated with a degree in Business Marketing from Belmont University and works part-time in our office while also being a full-time makeup artist specializing in bridal and special events.


What We Believe

Communication is the gateway to human connection. When speech and language is impaired, children lose that connection. Our mission is to connect your child to the world of speech and language and the people around them through an array of therapeutic techniques as well as patience and practice.