At Home Speech Therapy for Children and Adults in Northern NJ

Providing Our Clients With the Freedom to Speak
At Home Speech Therapy for Children and Adults in Northern NJ

Courtney Caruso, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a bilingual speech-language pathologist and the owner and founder of Liberty Speech Associates LLC.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Loyola College in Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology and a minor in Spanish.  In order to further advance her Spanish skills, Courtney spent a semester studying in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, where she attended the Universidad de Alcalá. She then obtained her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology with a bilingual focus from Teachers College, Columbia University. During her graduate study, Courtney traveled to La Paz, Bolivia, with a group of her peers, to provide speech and language services to children. After returning from Bolivia, Courtney was afforded the opportunity to provide aural habilitation services to hearing impaired children in Bolivia via an inaugural telepractice program in the Teachers College, Columbia University clinic.

Courtney holds a New Jersey state speech-language pathology license and the speech language specialist certificate.  Courtney also holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).   Courtney is an active member of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA), as well as the Chair of its Multicultural Issues Committee.  As a member of the Multicultural Issues Committee, Courtney writes articles for VOICES (a quarterly NJSHA publication) and provides webinars to NJSHA members on topics related to multiculturalism and bilingualism.  She served on the NJSHA Board of Directors from July 2014 to June 2015. Additionally, Courtney, along with a few of her colleagues, coauthored a best practices technical manual on the appropriate assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse populations to help New Jersey speech-language pathologists and audiologists provide appropriate services to these individuals. The manual can be accessed hereCourtney is a member of ASHA’s Special Interest Groups #2 (Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders) and #14 (Cultural and Linguistic Diversity).  Courtney is also a member of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA) and the Hispanic Caucus.

Courtney has experience working with pediatric and adult clients with an array of disorders and disabilities, including, but not limited to, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, cleft palate, aphasia, receptive/expressive language disorders, and articulation/phonological disorders.  Courtney has provided services at head start programs, public schools, daycares, preschools, private practice offices, homes, and clinics.  Currently, she conducts comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and provides speech-language services to children and adults and offers workshops for families and professionals through her private practice.  In addition to her practice, Courtney supervises graduate students at Montclair State University on an adjunct basis.