Heather Giordano, M.S., CCC-SLP works with occupational, speech and language pathologists to develop customized augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) solutions for their patients. Her wide range of experience as a speech and language pathologist in both the medical and education fields offers industry professionals the opportunity to discuss patient challenges and needs with a trusted peer who has in-depth knowledge of how various technologies can be implemented for AAC and environmental control. Giordano takes time to understand the unique needs of each individual and assists professionals with determining the best solution for each patient.
Prior to joining ASI, Giordano spent 14 years as a speech and language pathologist for the Gulfcoast Medical Center in Lee County, Florida. She worked with patients diagnosed with conditions such as cerebrovascular accident (CVA) / stroke, aphasia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, craniotomy, traumatic brain injury, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and tracheostomy.
She also previously served as the exceptional student education (ESE) department head for Lee County schools. Giordano was named the district’s “Teacher of the Year” for Speech and Language Pathology in 2016.
Giordano earned a B.A. in Psychology, a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences – Speech and Hearing Science, and a M.S. in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of South Florida. She stays ahead of technology and trends by actively participating in ongoing education and training the areas of assistive technology, AAC, and environmental communication.
- Certificate of Clinical Competence – American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) #12080219
- Florida Department of Education – Teaching Certification for the Speech/Language Impaired, K-12
- State of Florida Department of Health – Speech and Language Pathology- License #SA7134