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 eight 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.

 

Kara Falconi, M.S., CCC-SLP:  A certified and licensed speech and language pathologist, Miss Falconi has over 3 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.:  A speech and language pathologist clinical fellow, Miss Ginsberg 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 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 five 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.

 

Alexandra Matthews, M.A., CCC:  A certified and licensed speech and language pathologist, Ali has three years of clinical experience. She interned at Mamaroneck Avenue School at White Plains, New York, and treated school age children from kindergarten to 12th grade. With preschoolers, she worked on phonological awareness, and with children with PDD, Down Syndrome and behavioral issues; with the school age children she worked with children with disorders in articulation, phonology, language based LD, auditory language processing, and oral narrative skills. With middle school children, she worked on articulation, reading comprehension, higher level language skills, processing, organization and literacy. She also worked with high school children on pragmatics. During her internship at the King Street Nursing Home, she worked with adults with aphasia, dysarthria, dementia, dysphagia, and TBI. While at the university clinic, she worked with preschool children using FloorTime. Ali received her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Miami University at Oxford, Ohio; and, her M.A. degree in Speech and Language Pathology, Communication Sciences and Disorders from St. John's University in New York.

 

Devin Nuszer, M.S., CCC:  A certified and licensed speech and language pathologist, Devin has three years of clinical experience. She worked as a bilingual speech pathology intern for the New York City Department of Education, treating pre-schoolers and school age children in articulation, phonological disorders, language delay/disorders, and pragmatic language. While in her graduate school clinic, she worked in the TOTalk group with the EI population to facilitate social communication and cognitive skills. With the school age children, she worked on reading/writing, oral narratives, word retrieval and higher language skills. As an undergraduate, she also provided evaluation and treatment services for children from ages 6 to 21, primarily with ASD and programming AAC devices. Devin interned at the VA Hospital at Saint Albans' Campus and treated patients with aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, TBI, dysphagia, stuttering and organic voice disorders. While at the VA, she participated in weekly medical and neuro rounds. Devin received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York; and, her M.S. degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Adelphi University in New York.

 

Jennifer Remauro, M.S., CCC: A certified and licensed speech and language pathologist, Ms. Remauro has three 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.

 

Brenna Stewart, M.S., CCC:  A certified and licensed speech and language pathologist, Ms. Stewart has five years of clinical experience with children and adults.   She came to us from Cooperative Educational Services (CES) in Trumbull, Connecticut, where she worked with children with ASD.  Ms. Stewart interned at Norwalk Hospital, in Norwalk, Connecticut, treating patients with aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia, and dysphagia secondary to CVA.  Additionally, she worked with stroke patients on verbal problem solving, planning and organization of written language, and higher level language skills.  She also worked with patients with voice disorders and Parkinson’s disease using LSVT techniques.  While at Samuel Staples Elementary School in Easton, Connecticut, she worked with pre-school and school age children in childhood apraxia of speech, fluency disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, and receptive and expressive language delay and disorders.  She is experienced with children with Down syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Velo-Cardio-Facial syndrome.  Ms. Stewart received her undergraduate degree in Clinical Human Services from the University of Delaware, and her Master of Science Degree in Communication Disorders from Southern Connecticut State University.  While in graduate school, she assisted in a research study that examined speech patterns in children with ASD.

 

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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