Penina Pearl Rybak MA/CCC-SLP, TSHH, CEO

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Penina Rybak MA/CCC-SLP, TSHH, CEO Socially Speaking LLC, is a pediatric speech-language pathologist turned Autism Specialist and Educational Technology Consultant. Penina has two decades of experience in social communication development and developmental integration of Apple™ technology into treatment. She is now an entrepreneur, and both a national/international speaker and App Developer. Penina is the creator of the 2010 trademarked "Socially Speaking™ Social Skills Curriculum for Young Children with Autism/Special Needs", and the "Socially Speaking™ Social Skills Assessment Protocol", an iPad App deployed in iTunes in 2012. Penina specializes in Early Childhood Autism Intervention, particularly social communication & behavior management, play development, and pre-literacy based treatment plans. She has lectured around North America for 3 years on the topics of social skills strategies and which App to use when, when treating youngsters with Autism/special needs in educational settings. Penina advocates for the developmental integration of iOS Apps into lesson plans, customizing social communication strategies for increased self regulation, and play based assessment and intervention strategies using toys and tech. She is in the process of launching The NICE Initiative for Female Entrepreneurship:

For more information, or to contact her, visit these social media sites:

LinkedIn: Penina RybakSocially Speaking™


Facebook: Socially Speaking LLC, The NICE Initiative

Google+: Socially Speaking LLC, The NICE Initiative

Pinterest: Peninaslp

YouTube: socialslp, storytellergal

Twitter: @PopGoesPenina

  • Education
    • M.A. Speech-Language Pathology, NYU