I have had Parkinson’s disease for 23 years and in that time I have been examined by some of the finest medical professionals in the country. When my speech started to deteriorate I was referred to Doctor Jessica Galgano for initiation of the Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) and I can say from a patient's perspective that she is one of the best professionals I has ever treated me.
Of all the symptoms that Parkinson's disease has presented the deterioration of my speech has been the most difficult for me to handle. Dr Galgano was very sensitive to this fact and she took great pains to explain to me the goals and methodology of LSVT so that I would know what to expect.
From the first session I knew I was in good hands. Her use of technology and her training were unparalleled. She is intense but not to the point of being overbearing. The results are that I can still speak and I owe it all to Dr. Jessica Galgano.
Dr. Galgano has excellent people skills that when merged with her training make for a superior therapist. I have no problem in recommending her to you because I know you will be getting one of the best of the best.
~ Tom M.
Jessica came into our lives at a somewhat anxious time as we were unclear as to the nature and extent of our son's expressive language delays. Her calming nature, coupled with her professionalism, attention to detail and non-intrusive evaluative manner put us at ease immediately. She provided us with guidance, specific suggestions, and even articles written in layman terminology so that we could fully understand what our son was experiencing and how best to help him.
One and a half years later, we cannot say enough positive things about Jessica. Our son more than flourished under her guidance; she found our son's light switch, and it has been turned on ever since.
~ Mom and Dad of a graduated Early Intervention 3 year old.
After my father's stroke my entire family was greatly impacted, but as his only child no one was more impacted than me. For his speech therapy, I chose Open Lines Communication Center because I was impressed not only by Dr. Galgano's extensive expertise and experience, but also by the philosophy of her company.
Open Lines is committed to total care. Even from the initial evaluation it was obvious to me that Dr. Galgano cares deeply about her clients. She takes every possible factor into account; not only clinically treating my father, she also inquires about his day-to-day stress levels and general well-being. Her therapy is integrated with every aspect of his life. She even recommended several relaxation techniques to manage his anxiety around communication, improving his life as well as his speech.
At Open Lines, there is a recognition that the caretakers often need as much care as the patient. They have many nice perks for me too when I bring my father in. There is a café located directly on the floor where I can get a bite to eat and even a media room with a massage chair. Often times I attend my father's session, but sometimes it's nice to leave him in Dr. Galgano's capable hands and get an hour of relaxation for myself.
I would highly recommend the services of Open Lines. Dr. Galgano has been the perfect guide for my father's journey to healing... and a huge help for me personally!
~ Denise T.