We help people reach their full potential in speech, language, learning and communication.
100 Melrose Avenue, Suite 201
Greenwich, CT 06830
5 Mott Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
About Our Speech Therapy Team
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 pediatric speech therapy in CT, patient care, teamwork, and continued improvement of knowledge and skills in our field. Below you can learn more about each speech pathologist on our staff.
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 than 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 pediatric speech therapy, 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 Fusaro, M.S., CCC: A licensed and certified speech and language pathologist, Ms. Fusaro 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.
Michelle Hernandez, M.S., CCC: A certified and licensed bilingual speech and language pathologist, Michelle has three years of clinical and research experience. She worked as a bilingual speech pathology intern at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where she treated patients with motor speech disorders, cognitive linguistic deficits, aphasia, dysarthria, dysphagia, and, speech and swallowing related disorders. She also interned at Lifeline Center for Child Development and treated children with speech and language delays and disorders including children on the Autism Spectrum and children with feeding disorders. Other areas she treated included articulation, receptive/expressive language disorders, and communication pragmatics. In addition, while in graduate school, she treated children and adults with fluency disorders as well as articulation and language disorders including oral and verbal apraxia, word retrieval deficits, and aphasia. Additional clinical experience included work at Covert Elementary School and White Oaks Rehabilitation and Nursing Home. With regards to research, she worked as a research assistant at the Developmental Neurolinguistics Lab at CUNY Graduate Center, and had co-authored “Language Exposure: Do Spanish and English proficiency and use influence sentence acceptability?” Michelle received her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Molloy College, and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Queens College. Her prerequisites courses in speech and language pathology were competed at Queens College.
Haley Moser, M.S., CCC: A certified and licensed speech and language pathologist, Ms. Moser has four years of clinical experience. She received her Master of Science degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Northeastern University and her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She worked with children and adults in multiple settings including a private practice in Beverly, Massachusetts, where she worked with patients from age 4 years to adults on articulation and phonological disorders, language, social communication disorders, and voice. She also interned at William H. Lincoln School in Brookline, Massachusetts, and treated children from kindergarten through eighth grade focused on articulation, language disorders, language-based learning disabilities, feeding and swallowing, hearing impairment students’ needs, and social thinking. Additionally, she worked with children in literacy and language learning of preschool children and toddlers, as well as school age children in higher language skills and reading comprehension. She is experienced with children with special needs including ASD who require multi-sensory approach, behavior management, and utilization of augmentative communication means in therapy.
Gabrielle Tobacco, M.S., CCC: A certified and licensed speech and language pathologist, Ms. Tobacco has five years of clinical experience with children and adults. She came to us from Westchester Speech and Language Services, PLLC, a private practice in Scarsdale, New York, where she evaluated and treated pediatric patients with a variety of speech and language disorders. Additionally, she interned at the New York City public school system. Ms. Tobacco is experienced in evaluation and treatment of children with early developmental language and speech delays, articulation and phonological disorders, language disorders, and oral narrative difficulties. Ms. Tobacco also interned at A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Nursing Facility in Uniondale, New York. With adult patients, she is experienced with aphasia, dysphagia, adults with cognitive deficits, and traumatic brain injury. She received her Master of Arts degree from St. John’s University in New York in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She graduated cum laude from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland, in speech-language pathology/audiology.
Our Speech Therapy in CT Values
We are a team of speech pathologist 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 speech therapy 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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