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

100 Melrose Avenue, Suite 201

Greenwich, CT 06830

(203) 869-8272

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).

 

Jennifer Alosco, M.S., CCC:  A licensed and certified speech and language pathologist, Miss Alosco has five years of clinical experience with children and adults.  She came to our center from Backus Hospital at Norwich, Connecticut.  She received her undergraduate degree in speech and language pathology and audiology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts; and, her graduate degree in speech and language pathology from Touro College in Brooklyn, New York.  She treated patients with early intervention needs in language development with Family Services Early Intervention at Providence, Rhode Island; and, provided new born hearing screening at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.  In addition to early intervention, she also treated preschool and school age children in articulation, language disorders, cognitive deficits, pragmatic language, narrative skills, reading and writing, voice disorders and stuttering.  With the adult population, she is experience in apraxia, aphasia, swallowing/dysphagia, TBI, cognitive deficits, and voice disorders.  She is also experienced in treating children with ASD, and the pediatric and the geriatric population with feeding disorders.  

 

Jillian Babcock, M.S., CCC:  A licensed and certified speech and language pathologist, Miss Babcock has three years of clinical experience with children and adults in various settings. She received her graduate degree in Communication Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University, and her undergraduate degree in speech and language disabilities from The State University of New York at Cortland. She came to us from her internship at Benedictine Hospital and Kingston Hospital in Kingston, New York. She also interned at Woodland Ponds, State College Area School District and Cazenovia School District. For the pediatric population, she worked with children with difficulties in articulation and phonology, receptive and expressive language, learning disabilities, communication pragmatics, and fluency. She is also experienced in early intervention and children with ASD. For the adult population, she worked with CVA and TBI patients with dysphagia, aphasia, cognitive deficits, and word retrieval. She also worked with adults with voice disorders and accent modification.

 

Krystal Collins, M.S., CCC:  A certified and licensed speech and language pathologist, Miss Collins has five 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.

 

Noura Embabi, M.A.:  A speech and language pathology clinical fellow, Ms. Embabi has two years of clinical experience with children and adults. Noura came to us from American Institute for Stuttering in Manhattan; and, Elmhurst Hospital Center in Elmhurst, New York. She also interned at P.S. 452 in New York City. While at Elmhurst Hospital, she worked with culturally diverse population and provided evaluation and treatment to patients with voice disorders, apraxia, dysarthria, aphasia, dysphagia, TBI and other neurological disorders. With the pediatric population, she worked with children of all ages with disorders in articulation, phonology, stuttering, language, learning disabilities, and pragmatics. She also worked with children with Autism and dyslexia. Noura received her BA degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and her MA degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Queens College of the City University of New York.

 

Amy Fairchild, M.A., CCC:  A certified and licensed speech and language pathologist, Mrs. Fairchild has over ten years of clinical experience in many areas of speech and language pathology.  She received her undergraduate degree from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and her graduate degree in speech and language pathology from University of North Carolina.  She worked as a licensed speech and language pathologist in public schools in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Simsbury, Connecticut; and, currently in Greenwich, Connecticut.  She serviced a wide range of age groups, from toddler to middle school age children.  For many years, she worked with Birth to Three Programs in Litchfield and Brookfield, Connecticut.  She is experienced in early intervention, PDD, autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, sensory integration disorder, speech, language, and auditory processing disorders.

 

Danielle Livecchi, M.S., CCC:  A certified and licensed speech and language pathologist, Miss Livecchi has three 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.:  A speech and language pathology clinical fellow, Ali has two 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.

 

Franci O’Neill, M.A., CCC:  A certified and licensed speech and language pathologist, Ms. O’Neill has three years of clinical experience with children and adults.  She came to us from New York Neurogenic Speech Language Pathology.  At this private practice, an outpatient rehabilitation facility in New York City, Ms. O’Neill evaluated and treated pediatric and adult patients with speech and language disorders in the area of childhood apraxia of speech, language disorders, phonological awareness, verbal organization and oral narratives, fluency, voice, aphasia, adult apraxia, dysarthria, and dysphagia.  Additionally, she interned at Early Learning Center at JFK elementary School, where she treated children with difficulties in speech articulation and phonology, receptive and expressive language.  She provided early intervention speech and language therapy with Developmental Delay Rehabilitation Services at Nanuet, New York.   She is experienced with Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation therapy, and patients with ASD and cleft palate.  Ms. O’Neill received her M.A. degree from Lehman College of City University of New York in speech and language pathology; and, her B.A. degree in Media Communications from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Devin Nuszer, M.S.:  A speech and language pathology clinical fellow, Devin has two 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.

 

Rebecca Reina, M.S., CCC:  A certified and licensed speech and language pathologist, Miss Reina has four and one half 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 speech and hearing handicapped from The State University of New York at Geneseo. She came to us from St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center at Paterson, New Jersey, where she evaluated and treated children and adults in the areas of articulation, receptive and expressive language, fluency, and childhood apraxia of speech.  She interned at the Westchester Medical Center and worked with patients with feeding and swallowing difficulties, voice disorders, language and cognition disorders, and patients who used the Passy Muir Speaking Valve.  Miss Reina also interned at Hawthorne Country Day Preschool and worked with early intervention and preschool aged children with diagnoses of PDD-NOS, Down syndrome, and Fragile-X syndrome.  Additionally, she interned for one year at Frank Fowler Dow Elementary School in Rochester, New York and treated preschool and school aged children in articulation, language and fluency.

 

Jennifer Remauro, M.S.: A speech and language pathology clinical fellow, Ms. Remauro has two 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 three 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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