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lisa langweil













Lisa obtained a Master of Science in Communication Sciences from Hunter College in New York City and a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Binghamton. She has worked in multiple treatment settings including schools, hospitals, university clinics and private practice. For over 16 years, she has identified, evaluated, treated and counseled children and adults with a variety of neurologically and developmentally-based communication disorders.

Lisa worked at The Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, CT which consisted of working with  adolescents and adults with a variety of communication and swallowing deficits associated with spinal cord injury, respiratory failure, stroke, parkinsons disease, ALS, MS, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy and Traumatic Brain Injury. She worked closely with respiratory therapists, and occupational therapists to evaluate and trial a variety of communication devices including dedicated and computerized systems to aide in verbal and written communication and controlling the environment. Additionally, she provided hospital wide training sessions with her rehabilitation team.

As a Clinical Supervisor at The Center for Communication Disorders at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU), Lisa trained graduate student clinicians during their clinical practicum experience in speech-language pathology. She guided the growth and independence of her students enabling them to evaluate and treat children and adults with a variety of disorders including traumatic brain injury, aphasia, voice disorders, dysphagia, articulation and language based disorders. Incorporating her students theoretical knowledge into their clinical practicum was an important aspect of her teaching.

Lisa worked in the West Hartford Public School System where she evaluated and treated students from kindergarten-5th grade with ADHD, Autism Spectrum disorders, language disorders, fluency issues, articulation disorders and brain injury.  She was involved in extensive Planning and Placement Team (PPT) meetings and in the creation of goal directed Individualized Education Plans (IEP) for special education students. She focused on targeted skills during individual and group therapy prior to generalizing the practiced skill into the classroom setting for more functional change. She worked closely with her therapeutic team and co-facilitated treatment groups.  

In recent years, Lisa has provided private services to children, adolescents and adults. Additionally, she has conducted parent education and teacher training workshops on various topics in her local community to increase awareness of developmental disorders in children, promote early intervention and provide the needed parent and family support. Her topics have been specific to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, sensory integration, autism spectrum disorders and their effects on speech, language, feeding/swallowing and learning.

Lisa holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology and is a member of The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She holds her Connecticut State License from the Department of Public Health and her Educator Certificate from the Connecticut Department of Education.

In addition to her passion in treating individuals with speech, language, cognitive and communication disorders, she thoroughly enjoys facilitating growth of her clients and their families through education. Her greatest reward is watching the success of her clients and their families and the growth of their independence.



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