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Esther Giordano  Creator | MA, CCC-SLP

From visionary speech and language pathologist, Esther Giordano, MA,CCC-SLP, comes Junganew: A Herd of Sounds. Junganew is a land where sounds are represented by characters and their habitats. Each character goes on an adventure with the help of their friends to learn their sounds for a special school event! On their journey, they also experience fun filled language and social skills while learning the value of self and others.

I have been a practicing speech language pathologist for over 25 years. While I have two children of my own, the children that I help have become an extension of my family. My love for children has inspired me to create fun new ways to learn. As a result, I created the Junganew book and app as a way to share my experiences and teaching techniques with the world.Esther Giordano, MA, CCC-SLP

Brought to life using hand crafted interactive watercolor paintings from renowned artist Alina Chau.  (OMIT ALL TIM) Junganew: A Herd of Sounds aims to utilize and develop the most engaging immersive storytelling (omit technologies) to help children  get excited about learning their sounds.

…I believe that anything is possible. Our children are our present and our future. Just as our characters learn, I hope we all can remember that our journey is as fulfilling as our destination.Esther Giordano, MA, CCC-SLP

JUNGANEW: A Herd of Sounds is a strategy based program designed as a book and an app. The book features the sounds of “S”, “TH”, “F”, “R”, and “L”. The app focuses on the sound of “S”. The book and app are primarily for the use of children 3+, but can be enjoyed by children of all ages and needs.

*****Keep in mind, Junganew is not intended for children who demonstrate articulation disorders or delays related to medical needs such as reverse swallow, or structural anomalies. Still, Junganew can assist with other therapies.

About Esther

Esther Giordano, MA, CCC-SLP is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist practicing in the state of New Jersey for over 25 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Wagner College, Staten Island, NY in 1992 and her MA in Speech Language Pathology at Kean University, Union, NJ in 1996. Esther has experience in evaluating and treating children in early intervention, private practice, school-based settings, and sensory gyms.

Esther is a Hanen certified therapist. She is also certified in Links to Language, Hippotherapy, Interactive Metronome, Therapeutic Listening, and Astronaut Training. Plus, she is level 2 PROMPT trained as well as trained in MNRI for oral reflex, postural and dynamic, and tactile integration, Yoga/Pilates for children with special needs, Oral Motor Therapy, SOS Feeding therapy, Beckman Oral Motor protocol and has an emphasis in DIR Floortime Approach. Esther has earned the American Speech Language Hearing Association Award for Continuing Education and has held this honor for the past decade.

Esther is particularly interested in working with the dynamics of the family to increase functional communication skills. She specializes in providing therapy for children diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Sensory Integration Disorders, Receptive/Expressive language delays and disorders, Auditory Processing, Autism, and Articulation/Phonological disorders.

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Junganew, LLC was founded in 2012 to develop the most innovative engaging apps to create an experience for all children to learn their sounds in a language immersive, socially relevant environment.

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