JASNA COWAN, FOUNDER/DIRECTOR
I am licensed by the state of California and Certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). I have my Hanen Certification and I have been working as a speech language pathologist for over 9 years. I received my Bachelors and Master’s Degrees from San Francisco State University.
My expertise includes speech and language delay and disorders (including bilingualism), children with autism spectrum, and articulation and phonological delays and disorders (speech sounds).
I am the President of Speech ABC’s, a non-profit that assist families in need of speech and language services and other referrals/services in SSF. I have been a consultant for the Child Care Coordinating Council (4C’s) of San Mateo, worked for the public schools, have worked as a vendor of services for Golden Gate Regional Center, and created the first Mommy and Me sign language class at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco. I’m also part of a multi-disciplinary evaluation team at Golden Gate Regional Center assessing young children ages 0-3 to determine eligibility, along with conducting parent coaching courses on speech and language facilitation at Good Samaritan Resource Center of the Mission District of San Francisco.
In my free time I like to spend it with my family. I have three children ages 5, 8, and 10. I also like kickboxing and photography!
BERENICE MORENO, CFY
I am a Bilingual CFY at Speech Goals Speech Therapy. I graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development and a minor in Special Education. I then discovered the field of Speech Language Pathology and fell in love with it. I returned to school and earned my Master’s in Communicative Disorders from San Francisco State University. I am a native Spanish speaker and have experience working with the Latino community. I have always loved working with children and originally went to college to become an elementary school teacher.
During my time off, I love spending time with my husband, and son (and soon with the new baby on the way). I enjoy being outdoors; exploring new places, going to the beach, hiking, etc.
JENNIFER A. OSHIRO, M.S. CCC-SLP
I am the lead Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist at Speech Goals Speech Therapy. I attended the University of California Santa Cruz where I earned my B.A. in Language Studies with an emphasis in Spanish. I later received my M.S. in Communicative Disorders from San Francisco State University.
I work primarily with Spanish-speaking families running early intervention speech therapy groups. Parent education is a major component of my therapy to encourage rapid progress and generalization of learned speech and language skills. I have also received behavioral management training to better work with children who demonstrate challenging behaviors. I am a dedicated therapist and I take pride in watching my students’ progress and become more effective and independent communicators.
In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, dancing, reading, playing guitar and piano, and sipping coffee in a San Francisco café with friends and family.
MONICA KEAVENEY, M.S. CCC-SLP
I am a Speech Language Pathologist at Speech Goals Speech Therapy. I graduated from California State University Sacramento with a B.A. in English. I studied abroad for 8 months at the University College Cork, Ireland. I obtained my M.S. in Communicative Disorders from Hayward State University.
My hobbies include Irish dancing, spending time with Family and friends. I collect teapots, I love animals and listening to music.
AMY SIMON, M.S. CCC-SLP
I am a Bilingual Speech/Language Pathologist at Speech Goals Speech Therapy. I received my B.A. in Linguistics from UC San Diego. I then obtained my M.S. in Communicative Disorders from San Francisco State University.
Before joining Speech Goals I worked for Santa Clara County’s Early Start Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Then I worked at a pediatric clinic in Burlingame where we worked with children who had language delays, articulation disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
I have many hobbies, including going camping, playing soccer, and riding my bike around the city.