Rosario Therapy Center is located in the heart of the Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC) in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany. We serve American military and expatriate families with an array of needs from infancy to adults. We are dedicated to providing a premium service for families that may be otherwise inaccessible.
We care deeply for our children/families and their progress throughout the time that they are with us and beyond. Here at RTC we strive for consistency and continuity of services. However, just as clients relocate, clinicians relocate every so often as well. In this transient community it is ideal to strive for consistency and continuity of clinical services provided for your child. In order to ensure this, we have taken up a group practice model. In the event that a clinician is unavailable for your scheduling needs, we will transition your child to another clinician as seamlessly as possible to ensure that services are maintained. Maintenance, consistency, and follow-through, both in and outside of the clinical setting, are powerful tools in ensuring therapeutic success for your child. We strive to provide a gold standard in American-trained, German-based services with the expectation of quality that you have come to know and trust.
Sultana Rosario (M.A., CCC-SLP & RTC Founder)
Sultana Rosario is a Speech & Language Pathologist and founder of Rosario Therapy Center. She acquired her Bachelor of Science in Anthropology with a focus on Biomedical Osteology in 2007 and her Masters of Art in Speech and Language Pathology in 2011. She was awarded her Certificate in Clinical Competence in Speech and Language Pathology in 2012 by the American Speech and Hearing Association. She is currently working on becoming board recognized as an Advanced Certified Autism Specialist.
Sultana first discovered the speech and hearing world working as a medical assistant for an ENT and Allergy Specialty Group and as a program assistant in a congregate care facility located in New York City. Her love of the medical field and servicing populations in need led her to develop her career as a Speech and Language Pathologist. Prior to finding a love and passion in aiding children with speech and language disorders she was a trial discharge case worker in N.Y.C. She advocated for and facilitated the safety and wellness of New York’s vulnerable and marginalized children exiting the foster and congregate care systems. Shifting into the medical social-welfare field of speech, language and hearing sciences, she was able to implement her learned skills seamlessly in the military and expatriate community by providing a gold standard, evidence-based service for infants and children in need for the last 7 years.
When Sultana is not glued to her computer, conducting therapy, being super mom, or carrying out the many tasks needed for her clinic, she is giving back to the professional community by serving on the board for the Overseas Association of Communication Sciences (OSACS), ensuring that opportunities for continuing education abroad are accessible. Sultana also maintains and advocates for cultural awareness and diversity in the community by supporting the Kaiserslautern Military Community Caribbean Heritage Association in their volunteer efforts and local events. When Sultana is not actively engaging in improving professional growth, community relations, education, therapeutic services and diversity, she balances her mission and motherhood with play. She is a veteran skater and Training Chair for Kaiserslautern Roller Derby, a traveling international sports team connecting people from all walks of life in an inclusive, active, and fun atmosphere.
Thomas Kinkade said, “Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.” Sultana embodies this message as she continues to apply her acquired knowledge in servicing her community across all facets of need and engagement.
Sultana provides services in both English and Spanish. She can be reached at [email protected]
Chanel Bircher (M.S., CCC-SLP)
Chanel was born and raised in small town Kansas. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Kansas State University. She then went on to the University of Central Missouri to obtain her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. Chanel has experience in a variety of settings to include schools, private practice, skilled nursing, and hospitals. Chanel currently works both as a face-to-face clinician and tele-therapist. Chanel has developed a special interest in early intervention, autism, and dyslexia. However, her ultimate passion is helping individual’s increase their communication skills to their fullest potential, utilizing a strength-based approach. When not in the office Chanel is probably playing with her dog Moose, reading, working out, or traveling.
Kate Brownstein (M.S., CCC-SLP)
Kate was born and raised in the DC metro area. She received her undergraduate degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland in College Park and went on to receive her masters in Speech Pathology at Loyola University MD. She has been a licensed Speech Pathologist since 2013. Kate has worked with ages 0-100 and really loves that being an SLP allows her to work with individuals across the life-span. Most recently, Kate has worked with young adults working on alternative school programs and was given the opportunity to teach other SLPs how to transition to a virtual platform during the COVID-19 pandemic. When she’s not working she enjoys traveling, meeting new people, and hiking with her dog. She is extremely excited to be a part of Rosario Therapy Center and become part of this wonderful community here in Germany. Just like no two people are alike, she believes communication looks different for every individual and she cannot wait to explore this together!
Cassidy Bull (M.S., CCC-SLP)
Cassidy is thrilled to be joining Rosario Therapy Center and the wonderful community of families here in Germany. Cassidy was born and raised in Utah. She attended Utah State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders. Cassidy received her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Rhode Island in 2011. She has been a practicing speech pathologist for 10 years, working in a variety of settings. Cassidy is passionate about helping children, teens and adults discover and expand their communicative capabilities. When not working, Cassidy loves to travel, hike, try out new recipes, and attend concerts and festivals.
Hannah Cardoso (M.S., CCC-SLP)
Hannah is a native Floridian who received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in communication science and disorders from Florida State University (Go ‘Noles!). She earned her master’s degree in 2020 and completed her clinical fellowship in 2021 as a travel speech therapist in Las Vegas. There, she provided mostly virtual speech therapy services for the self-contained classrooms at an elementary school near Nellis Air Force Base. Hannah joined the team at Rosario Therapy Center in June 2021. She has experience evaluating and treating speech sound disorders, language, voice, swallowing, cognition, and particularly enjoys early intervention, autism, and advocacy. Outside of work, Hannah can be found exploring nature, attending in local events, and teaching and taking belly dance classes.
Kathryn Douglas (M.S., CCC-SLP)
Kathryn grew up in Louisiana completing her Bachelor’s at Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers) and Master’s of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Southeastern Louisiana University as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She has 5 years of experience working with adults in Inpatient Rehabilitation, Telemetry, Intensive Care Units, and Outpatient Rehabilitation in Baton Rouge and Chicago. Originally entering the field with a passion for Autistic children, she is excited to work with this population again, while still providing her expertise in adults with neurological incidence and swallowing disorders. She made the leap to Germany through her husband’s work relocation to Mannheim. She and her husband love this phase of life to stop and literally smell the roses with their 3 year old son. She is loving being a speech-language pathologist and mom in this unique community abroad! She spends her free time bonding with her family, absorbing speech and parenting research, immersing herself in the international community around her and traveling! She is honored to be of service to this wonderful community serving us in Germany!
Ruby Kosechata (B.A., C-SLPA)
Ruby is a Speech & Language Pathology Assistant with over 5 years of experience in the field. She is a native Spanish (Mx dialect) speaker and provides therapy in both Spanish and English. She acquired her Bachelor of Arts in SLP at the University of North Texas. Obtaining her SLPA license in 2015 in the state of Texas. Most recently, she was awarded certification through the American Speech and Hearing Association. Ruby thrives when working with children ages 0-15 with speech sound and language disorders but has experience working with phonological disorders, behavior management, fluency and social communication.
Jill Spanos (Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist)
Jill was born in Pennsylvania, but grew up in a small town in New Hampshire about 45 minutes from Boston. She got her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Gettysburg College, with a focus in Neuroscience. Since graduating she has worked in a variety of places, earned her CMRS certificate, and is very happy to be part of RTC, putting her organizational skills to good use supporting local families. When not billing or taking care of various administrative tasks, you can usually find her reading, cross-stitching, or playing roller derby.