Dedicated to helping each child reach their highest potential

What we offer

We work with children from birth through early adulthood. Our services include diagnosis and intervention in the areas of:

  • Articulation/Speech sound production skills
  • Receptive/Expressive Language skills
  • Social skills
  • Aural Habilitation
  • Reading & Writing support
  • Fluency

What to Expect

Our team has extensive experience working with children who have a variety of communication, speech and language delays and/or disorders. After meeting with each child, we determine specific, individualized speech-language goals in order to foster learning, growth and support the child in reaching his or her own maximum potential. We work closely with educators, pediatricians, audiologists and other specialists in order to deliver the most comprehensive services to each child.

Advocacy Services

A special education advocate is a trained professional who represents the best interests of the child and the parent in the educational process. We help families of children with disabilities access the supports and services their children need.

What does a special education advocate do? What are an advocate’s responsibilities?

  • Empower and educate families
  • Inform and guide families through the educational process
  • Review documentation related to child (IEP, evaluations, etc)
  • Make recommendations on how to best meet the child’s needs
  • Research and prepare
  • Counsel parents regarding their rights to mediation or other resolution options

What services we offer:

  • An Initial Consultation
  • Review of all Documents
  • IEP support
  • Consultation by phone, email or in person
  • Attendance at meetings

Staff

  • Danielle Jarjura
    Danielle Jarjura
    M.S., CCC-SLP
    Owner
    Special Education Advocate
    Teacher of the Deaf
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Danielle Jarjura is the owner of CSHS, holds a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Emerson College, is a certified Teacher of the Deaf and a Special Education Advocate. In addition, she has specialized training working with children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing; have language delays/disorders; and speech delays/disorders. Danielle has 14 years of experience working with children of all age groups and a variety of disabilities. She uses a total communication approach including voice, Signing Exact English II (SEE-II) and basic ASL.
  • Leann Barden
    Leann Barden
    M.S., CCC-SLP
    Clinic Coordinator
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Leann Barden holds a Master's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Worcester State College. She has been working in the field of speech-language pathology for ten years, primarily with children. Leann currently works as a therapist and Clinic Coordinator. In addition to CSHS, Leann has worked for the SEEM Collaborative providing speech, language and auditory intervention to children who are Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing. She has also had previous experience with children birth to 18 years of age with delays/disorders of: global development; articulation/phonology; receptive/expressive language; social-language and communication.
  • Lindsay Button
    Lindsay Button
    M.S., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Lindsay received her masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College. She has experience working with children in both private practice and public school settings. Lindsay has experience working with receptive and expressive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, stuttering, and autism. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, and reading.
  • Karissa Silva
    Karissa Silva
    M.S., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Marnie Weinberg
    Marnie Weinberg
    M.S., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Marnie Weinberg earned her Master's Degree in Communication Disorders from Emerson College. She has eight years of experience as a speech-language pathologist. Previously, she has worked at CASE and SEEM Collaborative, where she provided therapy to children from preschool through middle school. Areas of focus have included auditory, language, and speech therapy for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, articulation/phonological delays, developmental delays, and pragmatics/social language skills.
  • Sara Saba-Sher
    Sara Saba-Sher
    M.S., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Sara Saba-Sher received her master’s degree in Communication Disorders from San Francisco State University in California in 2006.  She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a License in Speech-Language Pathology from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She has attended an in-depth Social Thinking Clinical Training Program with Michelle Garcia Winner at her Social Thinking Clinic in California. Sara has clinical experience across multiple settings including private clinics, public schools (preschool-high school), and skilled nursing facilities. Her primary clinical interests include working with individuals with diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), social communication disabilities, and articulation/phonological disorders. Sara is currently employed full-time as a preschool speech-language pathologist for the Belmont Public Schools.
  • Matt White
    Matt White
    M.S., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Matthew White holds a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Northeastern University. He has been working in the field of speech-language pathology. Currently, he works as a speech-language pathologist for Newton Public Schools in an elementary school. In addition to CSHS and Newton Public Schools, Matthew has worked in Early Intervention and Melmark New England-a residential school for individuals with autism and other learning and behavioral disorders. Matthew is interested in developmental delays/disorders, language disorders, and augmentative and alternative communication.
  • Colleen Jenkins
    Colleen Jenkins
    M.S., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Colleen received her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Florida State University in 2003. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a license in Speech-Language Pathology from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Prior to relocating back to Massachusetts in 2012, Colleen held a license to practice speech-language pathology in the state of Georgia from 2005-2012. Colleen has experience in working in early intervention, and currently works in an integrated preschool and public high school. She has experience working with receptive and expressive language disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, autism spectrum disorder, social communication disorders, feeding disorders, and alternative and augmentative communication.
  • Anne Fitzler
    Anne Fitzler
    Office Manager

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Meet with us

We are conveniently located near Route 95, Route 3, and Route 3A in Burlington, MA.

83 Cambridge St., Burlington, MA 01803

781-365-0316 (tel)
781-365-0386 (fax)

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