We are a small private practice run by husband-and-wife team Herb & Joanne Hein, who both are licensed Speech-Language Pathologists, each with over 35 years of clinical experience.
Over the years, we have expanded to include a carefully-selected staff of additional licensed Speech-Language Pathologists who round-out our expertise and allow us to meet clients' needs in the office, in their homes, in several private schools, and out in the community.
Who We Are
Joanne Hein, MS, CCC-SLP, President
Joanne Gerstein Hein received her Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology from Ithaca College in New York in 1974, and her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976. Over the years, she has worked with clients of all ages and with nearly every type of communicative disorder. Read Joanne's full biography.
Herb Hein, MMSc, CCC-SLP, Vice President
Herb Hein has been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist since 1977. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1975 and his Master of Medical Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Emory University School of Allied Health Professions in 1977. In his career, Herb has worked with clients of all ages and nearly every type of communicative disorder. View more about Herb.
Morwenna Baldessari, MA, CCC-SLP
Morwenna Baldessari has been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist since 2005. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders and Deafness from Kean University in New Jersey in 2003 and her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from New York University in 2005. Over the past 7 years, she has worked with school-aged children presenting with a variety of communicative disorders. Meet Morwenna.
Rachel Frishman, MA, CCC-SLP
Rachel Frishman has been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist since 2010. She received her Bachelor of Science in Hearing and Speech Sciences from The University of Maryland in 2008 and her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from C.W. Post- Long Island University in 2010. Over the past 7 years, she has worked with children from 18 months- 16 years of age presenting with a variety of communicative disorders.
Janis Wohlford, Office Manager
Janis Wohlford is our esteemed Office Manager. Learn more about Janis.
"Understanding the Language-Reading Connection:
How Speech-Language Pathology Can Support Literacy Success" a presentation By Herb and Joanne Hein. Download the presentation (pptx)
"I want to thank you for all the hard work you put into my recovery. Your compassion, enthusiasm, humor and knowledge were so helpful to me. We worked on so many conditions of my trauma. The use of pictures to recapture my memory of each item in the picture, as I had lost some of the names of these items was so helpful. Also the use of photos to help me create what was happening in the environment , what the dangers could be, what the solutions could be all helped me to tell a story and communicate again. These are just some off the things we worked on. There is no doubt in my mind of how helpful you were to my progress." ~ Sandi Fisher 02/05/16