Meet our SLP
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 currently holds licenses to practice in Connecticut and New York.
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. Jacqueline is also certified as a Teacher for Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) in the state of New York.
Jacqueline’s diverse educational background compliments her comprehensive clinical experience, working with individuals across the lifespan. Jacqueline began her career working with Adult clients in the Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders at Columbia University. She went on to complete externships with New York City’s District-75 School System, the Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Montefiore Hospital, and the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Jacqueline completed her Clinical Fellowship at Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) Center for Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders (CASDD) in the Science-Based Approaches to Independence and Life Skills Program.
Jacqueline is committed to lifelong learning and is intentional with keeping up-to-date with the latest advances in the field of Speech-Language Pathology by participating in continuing education programs. Every day, she looks for new ways to add value to her client-therapist relationships while creating effective, dynamic programs so that all of her clients can meet their long-term goals.
Jacqueline’s clinical specialties
Apraxia of Speech
Articulation and Phonology Disorders
Auditory Processing Disorder
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Pragmatic-Social Language Deficits
Receptive/Expressive Language Deficits
Empowered Learners, PLLC evaluates children for speech and language concerns using formal and informal assessments, parental and clinician observations, and speech and language sampling. Your child’s individualized plan of care will be determined based on the results of their comprehensive evaluation.
Because children make the most progress when goals and expectations are consistent, weekly therapy services are recommended. Caregivers are encouraged to attend therapy sessions to be an active part of their child’s therapy and learn how to use certain techniques at home. Therapy is provided in a child-friendly, play- and clinician-based environment where the child is free to play, laugh, and grow to his/her fullest potential.
Summer Speech Therapy
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 meet your child’s unique needs. Call today to schedule weekly speech therapy during your child's summer break!
420 East Main Street Building 3 Unit 13
Branford, CT, 06405