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The Late Talker

Read more about The Late Talker, a new book for families of children who are late to talk.


About our Advisory Board Member: Marilyn Agin, M.D.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Agin received her master's degree in Communication Disorders and was a practicing speech pathologist treating children and adults. Subsequently, she completed a combined residency in Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University Medical Center and the Rusk Institute. She is board certified in both fields.

After residency, Dr. Agin was in charge of the pediatric spinal cord injury program at Children's Specialized Hospital, a premier rehabilitation center in New Jersey, and lectured on the subject. She also performed neurodevelopmental evaluations for infants and children with developmental disorders.

After several years at the hospital, Dr. Agin left to join a private practice in General Pediatrics and to continue performing neurodevelopmental evaluations. As a practicing pediatrician, Dr. Agin was a keen observer of normal development during the well visits for young patients. She would often identify children with speech and language disorders, including apraxia of speech, neuromotor delays, sensorimotor dysfunction, and children on the autistic spectrum.

Currently, Dr. Agin is the Medical Director of the Early Intervention Program for the city of New York-the biggest program of its kind in the country. In addition, she treats developmentally disabled children in a clinic setting and does private neurodevelopmental evaluations for children of all ages. She is passionate about early referral for developmental delays and disorders and has lectured to other Pediatricians and participated in numerous workshops on developmental surveillance, screening and assessment. She is a member of the New York City Chapter of the Committee on Children with Disabilities of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In November, 1998, Dr. Agin was cited as a "Top Doc" in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by New Jersey Monthly. Dr. Agin is married and is the mother of  teenage twins.

Dr. Marilyn Agin is the Co-Author of The Late Talker book.


The Cherab Foundation is a world-wide nonprofit organization working to improve the communication skills and education of all children with speech and language delays and disorders. Our area of emphasis is verbal and oral apraxia, severe neurologically-based speech and language disorders that hinder children's ability to speak.

The Cherab Foundation is committed to assisting with the development of new therapeutic approaches, preventions and cures to neurologically-based speech disorders. We bring together parents and medical, research, and educational professionals. Please join us and help to give our children a smile and a voice.

Cherab Foundation
Communication Help, Education, Research, Apraxia Base
P.O. Box 8524 PSL, Florida 34952-8524
Phone: 772-335-5135

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