Communicative Health Care Associates (CHCA) specializes in comprehensive speech-language diagnostic and therapy services. We also provide services in accent reduction, coaching for public speaking, hearing screenings, and instruction in American Sign Language. Through our Allied Rehabilitation Associates (ARA) division, we offer full, multidisciplinary rehabilitation services including speech, physical and occupational therapies.
We address the needs of different populations diverse in age and setting, and are highly attuned and sensitive to each client’s specific situation. Our staff is responsive to client time and format preferences; accordingly, we schedule individual daytime or small group sessions. We work closely with each client, the family and the primary care physician to ensure the best possible outcome.
CHCA is a provider in Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Neighborhood Health Plan and the Commonwealth’s Medical Assistance Program.
We encourage you to contact us to learn more about our practice and how we can help you.
Doris A. Morgenstern, M.S., CCC, Director of Communicative Health Care Associates, has over 45 years experience in the field of communication and rehabilitation. She served as director of a hospital Speech and Hearing Department for seven years before starting her own practice in 1976. Since then she has designed and developed a number of additional speech-language and hearing programs at major hospitals in the Greater Boston area. Doris is licensed in both Speech Pathology and Audiology in Massachusetts.
She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), is a member of and has served on the Board of the Massachusetts Speech and Hearing Association (MSHA), and is a member of and has served as an officer of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA). In 1996, Doris was honored by the Massachusetts Speech-Language and Hearing Association at its convention and received the Association’s Distinguished Service Award, one of four honors presented that year. New England Women Business Owners (NEWBO) has previously nominated Doris as Business Woman of the Year. She has also served on the Board of Massachusetts Health Council, an organization of over 250 health service organizations, for many years.
Our clinician staff includes over forty experienced therapists, each licensed in their respective disciplines. Their expertise, motivation, and dedication have been instrumental in forging Communicative Health Care Associates’ excellent relationship with its clients and client institutions in the fields of:
American Sign Language
Public Speaking Coaching
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