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Empowered Learners provides speech-language pathology services to infants, children, and young adults ages 0-22 across Connecticut. Owner and operator, Jacqueline Giordano M.S. CCC-SLP, combines her extensive educational background, diverse clinical experience, and continued analysis of research within the industry to implement evidence-based treatment and diagnostic approaches, ultimately to design highly customized treatment programs that support your child's cognitive strengths and unique needs. To reduce stress on families, as well as promote generalization of skills to daily life, services are provided in your home or community environments frequented by your child. 


Empowered Learners offers intervention backed by research, creative solutions, support, applied learning and skill, camaraderie, and compassion as we meet our clients from the start of the therapeutic process. Together, we support your child in reaching their goals and celebrate all successes along the way.

Empowered Learners, PLLC accepts referrals from parents, agencies, pediatricians, and family doctors. Please call and we can assist with all referral information needed. We also work with other professionals, such as child service coordinators, early interventionists, and special needs agencies to make sure your child has access to every service they may require.


Physicians and other healthcare providers can fax documents to (203) 481-5553.

About Jacqueline Giordano M.S. CCC-SLP TSSLD

Jacqueline Giordano, M.S. CCC-SLP is a nationally-certified speech-language pathologist (SLP) with five years of experience providing speech-language therapy to individuals across the lifespan. She has practiced in hospitals, multidisciplinary clinics, preschools, public school systems, special education school systems, as well as private homes throughout Connecticut and New York City. Through her experience working in diverse and often challenging therapeutic settings, she has developed a successful therapeutic model by directly collaborating with the most important individuals involved in a child's development. 


Jacqueline's speech therapy practice is backed by a comprehensive educational background, designed to provide the highest quality possible speech, language, cognitive, and feeding treatment and evaluation. Jacqueline graduated Magna Cum Lauda from the University of Connecticut with Two Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degrees in Psychology and Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, as well as a Minor in Neuroscience. She also received a Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Columbia University. While studying at Columbia, Jacqueline received direct academic and clinical instruction from the field’s top researchers responsible for the most current, empirically-based methods of evaluation and treatment. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and received the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) in 2020 for demonstrating a superior commitment to continued education in the field of speech-language pathology.  In addition, Jacqueline is certified as a Teacher for Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) in the state of New York. Jacqueline currently holds licenses to practice in Connecticut and New York.

& Resources
AAC Vocab Selection Questionnaire 

​A comprehensive guide to help parents, therapists, and teachers to select the most important and meaningful vocabulary for individuals who use an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system 


See Jacqueline's Recent Feature on CT Style

on reinventing education amid the COVID-19 pandemic via Teletherapy


Jacqueline Giordano SLP
​Children’s English Consonant Acquisition in the United States: A Review

Crowe & McLeod, 2020


Systematic review of developmental norms regarding typical consonant acquisition in speakers of Standard American English. These can be used to support diagnoses and need for intervention.



In addition to in-person services, Empowered Learners, PLLC offers speech-language therapy through secure video conferencing (i.e., Zoom). Teletherapy sessions are currently available for Connecticut and New York residents. 

Home-Based Speech & Langauge Therapy

Home-based speech therapy sessions are beneficial for both children and family members. By engaging in individualized intervention within the comfort of their own home, children are able to expand on their communication in the context of the activities, items, and individuals that are most meaningful to them. In this setting, parents are given models and specific practice instructions to promote generalization of the skills worked on in therapy sessions. By creating a supportive and comfortable learning environment, individuals are empowered to communicate with confidence!

When school is out for summer break, your child’s speech services don’t have to be. Children who are in speech and language therapy at school may regress in their skills over the summer. Summer speech therapy can provide your child with one-on-one intervention that will support their continued progress using engaging activities. Call today to schedule weekly speech therapy during your child's summer break!

Speech Therapy
Empowered Learners, PLLC is a proud member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association & the Connecticut Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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420 East Main Street Building 3 Unit 13

Branford, CT, 06405

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