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"I am a sensory-based clinician that looks at the child holistically. My core pillars are connection, trust, and compassion."

Farwa Husain, M.S., CCC-SLP

Owner, Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist
Neuro-diversity Affirming Clinician

Farwa is a bilingual speech-language pathologist with a passion for working with children of all abilities. After earning her master’s degree from the prestigious Columbia University, Teachers College, she has gained over 13 years of clinical experience in early intervention, public education, pediatric and adult medical inpatient facilities, sub-acute care, and private therapy clinics. 

 

Farwa founded One-on-One Speech Therapy out of her desire to provide the highest quality speech and language therapy to families in her community, by considering each child holistically. Her sensory-driven and play-based therapy approaches help children unlock their optimal level of learning and grow into their most authentic selves. This method has been nationally recognized as Farwa presented at the 2022 American Speech and Hearing Association National Convention with Marge Blanc and colleagues on "Using Natural Language Acquisition to Support Autistic and Neurotypical Gestalt Language Development."

Meet Farwa

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Farwa Husain, M.S., CCC-SLP bilingual speech therapist in New Jersey

Farwa is trained in a variety of research-based therapy methods, including PROMPT Level 1, LSVT LOUD, DIR Floortime Level 1, and Natural Language Acquisition (NLA). She is a lifelong student and uses her vast knowledge and experience to create a tailored therapy plan for each child that she works with. Farwa also mentors speech language pathologists from around the world on supporting gestalt language processors. 

Farwa speaks Urdu, Hindi, and English, and celebrates all languages and cultures! She is devoted to providing therapy services that value and honor each family’s unique lifestyle. She has worked with the Leaders Project at Columbia University to translate evidence-based assessment materials into the Urdu language, and she obtained her Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology from the university upon graduation.

 

Farwa is currently serving as President of Morris County Speech and Hearing Association, a non-profit organization committed to providing exceptional continuing education to speech-language pathologists in New Jersey. She actively maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) by completing professional development courses and has been awarded multiple Award for Continuing Education (ACE) from the American Speech and Hearing Association for her dedication to professional learning. Farwa was even featured in the “Kids’ Favorite Doc” edition of the NJ Family Magazine, for incorporating her clients’ interests, sensory needs, and learning style into her therapy sessions!

 

Farwa is a mother of 3 boys, and she understands the joy and the hardships that come with the blessing of children. She is currently in the process of trying to raise good humans, and empathizes with parents that are in the same season of life. In her free time, Farwa enjoys cooking, crafting, visiting bakeries, and interior design work. She loves exploring new places, cultures, and foods!   

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Speaking Engagements

  • 2023 NJSHA state convention presenter, "TV talk Communicates: Looking at Behaviors that Suggest Gestalt Language Processing."

  • 2023 Speech Therapy PD's Back to School conference presenter, "Embracing Echolalia to Enhance Communication." 

  • 2023 Irish Special Interest Group, "It all communicates: introduction to gestalt language processing."

  • 2022 ASHA national convention co-presenter, "Using Natural Language Acquisition to Support Autistic and Neurotypical Gestalt Language Development."

  • Teachers College, Columbia University, “Introduction to Gestalt Language Processing.”

  • Speech Therapy PD co-presenter, "Interdisciplinary Practice: Enhancing Communication in Neurodivergent Children."

  • One-on-One Speech Therapy and KidPT webinar, " Communication Head-to-Toe for Neurodivergent Children." 

  • Morris County Speech and Hearing Association speaker on the topics of bilingualism, gestalt language processing and interdisciplinary practices.

  • International presenter and mentor on the topic of Gestalt Language Processing 

 

Advanced Trainings

  • Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS)

  • Natural Language Acquisition (NLA)

  • DIR Floortime 101

  • PROMPT Level 1

  • LSVT Loud

  • Kaufman Speech and Language Protocol

  • Inside-Out Sensory Certificate for SLPs

 

Podcasts / News

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