Jennifer Branchini (Founder) is a clinically certified speech language pathologist practicing in Washington, D.C. She received her M.A. in Communication Disorders from the University of Florida and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Miami. Since beginning her career as a speech therapist, she has had the opportunity to work with clients varying in age from 18 months to 81 years old. While studying at the University of Florida, she gained clinical experience in outpatient and inpatient settings working with adults suffering from dysphagia, aphasia, left neglect and cognitive deficits secondary to strokes and traumatic brain injuries.
As a clinician, she has worked with both pediatric and adult clients in both private clinic and school settings. Her experience has included providing therapy to clients ranging from 15 months to 85 years of age , including those diagnosed with a range of disorders, such as, but not limited to: language, voice and articulation impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), down syndrome, cleft lip and palate, dyslexia, and stuttering.
Ms. Branchini’s clinical expertise and areas of special interest include craniofacial anomolies and cleft lip and palate. This expertise was developed while interning with the Craniofacial Team at Shands Hospital, University of Florida and while volunteering as a speech therapist in a number of craniofacial camps in Florida. Additionally, Ms. Branchini volunteered overseas at a speech therapy camp in Ukraine, where she evaluated and treated children with speech impairments secondary to velopharyngeal insufficiency, as well as other craniofacial anomolies. Other areas of professional interest include early intervention, reading/writing impairments and cognitive and language deficits resulting from stroke.
Ms. Branchini is licensed in Washington, DC and a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and the National Stuttering Association. She is PROMPT trained and holds the Vital Stim Therapy certificate.