We help people reach their full potential in speech, language, learning and communication.

100 Melrose Avenue, Suite 201

Greenwich, CT 06830

(203) 869-8272

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5 Mott Avenue

Norwalk, CT 06850

(203) 857-0900

 

About Us

 

We are a full service center for speech and language pathology.  Among the patients we evaluate and treat, 85% are children of all ages and 15% are adults.  Our speech and language pathologists are dedicated, dynamic and well-trained professionals.  Under the leadership of Josephine Chen, we strive for excellence in patient care, teamwork, and continued improvement of knowledge and skills in our field.

 

Josephine K. Chen, M.S., CCC

Josephine K. Chen, M.S., CCC:  Certified by American Hearing, Speech and Language Association and licensed in Connecticut, New York and California, Ms. Chen has over thirty years of experience in the field.  She has received nine continuing education awards from ASHA for more then six hundred hours of postgraduate continuing education study.  Prior to establishing the center in 1988, she had worked for twelve years in acute and rehabilitation hospitals in Connecticut and New York.  Ms. Chen received her Bachelor of Law degree in Economics abroad from National Chung Hsing University in Taipei; and, her Master of Science degree in Speech and Language Pathology in the U.S. from the University of New Mexico.  She has expertise in early language intervention, feeding, oral motor and speech disorders, language-based learning disabilities, stuttering, voice, cleft palate and myofunctional therapy. In addition, Ms. Chen treats adult neurogenic speech and language disorders as well as dysphagia. Ms. Chen was on craniofacial /cleft palate teams for 10 years. She was PROMPT trained at the level one PROMPT training workshop, and certified in LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment).

 

Krystal Collins, M.S., CCC:  A certified and licensed speech and language pathologist, Miss Collins has nine years of clinical experience with children and adults in various settings.  She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in speech and language pathology from Loyola College in Maryland.  She interned at The Margaret A. McManus Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic in Baltimore, Maryland; and, worked with children with articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language delay, autism, and fluency.  She also worked with adults with stroke and head injury, treating aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria and cognitive communication disorders.  Additionally, she interned at Genesis Rehab Services and Charlesmont elementary School in Maryland.  She had experience with Down syndrome, oral motor and feeding difficulties, and language learning disabilities while working at the Columbia Clinic at Loyola College.

 

Samira Hoveyda, M.S.P. A speech and language pathologist who is completing her second clinical fellowship at our center, Miss Hoveyda has two and half years of clinical experience with children and adults in various settings.  She received her graduate degree in speech-language pathology and her undergraduate degree in psychology from University of South Carolina.  She worked at Capital Therapy Group, a private practice in Austin Texas.  She interned at Kershaw County Head Start, and Dutch Fork Elementary School in South Carolina.  She also interned at Health South Rehabilitation Center.  Miss Hoveyda is experienced in treating toddlers with feeding disorders and developmental speech and language delay.  With preschool children, she is experienced with articulation, phonology, apraxia, stuttering, language disorders, and feeding disorders.  She worked with school age children in articulation, stuttering, language based learning disabilities, word retrieval deficits, reading comprehension and writing.  She also worked with children with neurological impairment and with children on the Autism spectrum.   With adults, she has experience in voice, stuttering, aphasia, dysphagia, head injury, dementia and accent modification.

 

Kara Falconi, M.S., CCC-SLP:  A certified and licensed speech and language pathologist, Miss Falconi has over four years of clinical experience with children and adults in various settings.  She received her graduate degree in speech and language pathology from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, and her undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders from James Madison University, Virginia.  She worked as a full time speech and language pathologist in a private practice in New York.  Additionally, she interned at St. Joseph’s Hospital in New Jersey, New York Methodist Hospital, Mohansic Elementary School in Yorktown Heights, New York, as well as the Behavioral Health Center and the Audiology Clinic at Westchester Istitute of Human Development.  For the pediatric population, she worked with children with needs in articulation and phonology, receptive and expressive language, learning disabilities, auditory language processing, fluency, and communication pragmatics.  She is also experienced in early intervention, and children with autism and Down syndrome.  With the adult population, she is experienced in treating adult patients with voice and fluency disorders, and CVA and TBI patients with dysphagia, aphasia, and apraxia.

 

Tala Ginsberg, M.S., CCC:  A certified and licensed speech and language pathologist, Miss Ginsberg has three years of clinical experience with children and adults in various settings.  She received her graduate degree in communicative sciences and disorders from New York University, and her undergraduate degree in psychology and music from Skidmore College.  She interned at Terence Cardinal Cooke Hospital and Jewish Home Lifecare in Manhattan; and, Hebrew Academy for Special Children in Brooklyn, New York.  She worked as a research assistant for many years at labs such as Mt. Sinai Hospital Seaver Autism Center, The Biofeedback Intervention for Speech, Infant Communication and Cognition, and, How Babies Learn.  She is experienced in treating children with disorders in early language development, receptive and expressive language delay, articulation and phonology, and cognitive-linguistic impairment.  She participated in group therapy on stuttering and voice disorders.  She also worked with children on play and literacy.  With adults, she has experience in voice, aphasia, dysphagia, head injury and dementia.  Outside of her profession, she has been a project manager for Young New Yorker’s Chorus as well as an active member.

 

Jessica Griffin, M.S.A speech and language pathologist clinical fellow, Miss Griffin has two years of clinical experience with children and adults in various settings.  She received her graduate degree in communicative sciences and disorders from New York University, and her undergraduate degree in communication disorders from Louisiana State University.  She interned at Mount Sinai West Hospital and Terrence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center in Manhattan.  She also interned at City Sounds of New York, a private practice.  She worked with toddlers at Creative Steps Early Care and Education Center; and, with school age children at Lincoln Elementary School in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey.  She is experienced in treating children with disorders in early language development, receptive and expressive language delay, articulation and phonology, verbal apraxia, language learning disabilities, word retrieval and auditory language processing, and cognitive-linguistic impairment.  She also worked with children on the Autism spectrum.   With adults, she has experience in voice, stuttering, aphasia, dysphagia, head injury and dementia.

 

Danielle Livecchi, M.S., CCC: A certified and licensed speech and language pathologist, Miss Livecchi has six years of clinical experience with children and adults in various settings. She received her graduate degree in speech and language pathology from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, and her undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. She came to us from her internship at Westchester Medical Center. She also interned at New York Methodist Hospital, Physical Medicine and rehabilitation Center, John A. Coleman School and Children’s Rehabilitation Center, Hawthorne Country Day School, and Ichabod Crane Primary School. For the pediatric population, she worked with children with difficulties in feeding, articulation and phonology, receptive and expressive language, learning disabilities, fluency, voice and communication pragmatics. She is also experienced in early intervention, ASD, and children with Down syndrome. With the adult population, she is experienced in treating CVA and TBI patients with dysphagia, aphasia, and apraxia.

 

Devon Natale, M.S.: A speech and language pathology fellow, Miss Natale has three and one-half years of clinical experience.  She received her graduate degree from SUNY Fredonia in Communication Disorders and Sciences:  Speech and Language Pathology; and, her undergraduate degree from State University at Cortland in Communication Disorders:  Speech and Language Disabilities.  Additionally, she attended a master's program at Mercy College, School of Education, in Teaching Literacy, Birth to Grade Twelve.  Miss Natale worked for two years as a teacher of students with speech and language disabilities in George Robinson Preschool in Middletown, New York, in articulation, phonological awareness, language and pragmatics.  She also worked with children with autism.   In her externship, she worked with the early intervention population and preschool children with speech and language delays and childhood apraxia; and she also worked with school age children in articulation and language disorders, fluency, pragmatics and alternative augmentative communication. For adult population, she worked with patients with neurological disorders, traumatic brain injury, hearing impairment, cognitive communication deficits, dementia and dysphagia.

 

Jennifer Remauro, M.S., CCC: A certified and licensed speech and language pathologist, Ms. Remauro has four and a half years of clinical experience with children and adults. Jennifer came to us from Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, New York; and, Duzine Elementary School in New Paltz, New York. She also interned at The Center for Spectrum Services in Kingston, New York. With the pediatric population, she is experienced with children with disorders in articulation, language, voice, stuttering, and pragmatics. Additionally, she worked with children with cluttering, phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and narrative organization. With adults, she is experienced with patients with TBI, Parkinson's disease, aphasia, dysarthria, dysphagia, and dementia. In addition to MBS, she also used modified LSVT while working with Parkinson's patients. Jennifer received her BA degree in Communication Disorders, and her MS degree in Speech and Language Pathology from State University of New York at New Paltz.

 

Our Values

 

We are a team of professionals, colleagues, and individuals committed to continued improvement of our clients and ourselves. We work toward this mission by holding fast to our team values:

 

Commitment to our profession, our team, and our clients by always striving to give the best of what we have—carefully replenishing our resources through daily celebrations of success and excessive bouts of laughter.

 

Continuous learning from our field, related disciplines, each other, our own experiences, and our clients.

 

Education of clinical fellows to instill clinical skills, professional ethics, and passion for the profession; appreciation of fellow contributions of the latest research, therapy approaches, and enthusiasm for the profession.

 

Collaboration to tackle professional challenges and to create and maintain a positive, supportive, and fun work environment.

 

Communication that is free-flowing, immediate, and honest.

 

Diversity of culture, experience, ideas, and styles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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