Speech-Language Pathologist, Director
Speech-Language Pathologist, Director
Megan's passion for helping others coupled with her enthusiasm for working with young children as a Speech-Language Pathologist serves as the cornerstone of Chatterboxes' core values and standards. Megan's positive personality and steadfast desire to transform the provision of speech-language services into a delightful experience for children and their parents led her to found Chatterboxes to be the best-in-class pediatric practice that it is today.
Megan is always available to past, current or future patients as well as any other parents who may be seeking advice or guidance regarding their children's communicative skills and/or speech and language development.
Megan can be reached via our main phone at 617-969-TALK (8255) or via email at email@example.com.
Alexandra's flexible, creative and passionate personality creates an engaging therapy environment for children and their families. Her previous work with clients in their home environments via Early Intervention has helped her develop active listening, empathy and experience identifying shared goals. This results in progress, ongoing involvement and eventual positive therapy outcomes. Alexandra is an advocate of the co-treatment therapy model and working with other professionals and disciplines involved in each child's ecosystem.
Alexandra holds a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Worcester State University where she was elected President of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) chapter of WSU.
Alexandra's professional experience includes a Speech-Language Pathologist position with Family Services of Rhode Island, where she led a community-based "Mother Goose" and center-based speech and occupational therapy group with Family Service of Rhode Island. Additional previous experience includes The Wolf School of Providence, RI, a private school dedicated to complex learners.
Alexandra has had the opportunity to work with children ranging in age from 3-20 years old diagnosed with pragmatic language disorder, expressive/receptive language delay, fluency disorder, autism spectrum disorders, articulation and feeding disorders. She is specialized in conducting assessments and evaluations, and provides parent education and coaching for families and caregivers
Alexandra is based out of our Lexington location at 35 Bedford Street, Unit 6, Lexington MA 02420 and is available to her current and prospective clients at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elizabeth's passion for working with children and her energetic personality creates a positive environment for children to achieve success in speech and language. Elizabeth believes a critical component to achieving speech and language goals is the establishment of a positive and productive rapport with the children and families. Through the implementation of creative teaching approaches, Elizabeth strives for her patients to be successful in reaching new goals. Additionally, her flexibility has enabled her to quickly make adaptations to facilitate learning and social growth for all of her patients.
Elizabeth evaluates and treats children ranging from 18 months to 14 years old with various speech-language issues and a variety of diagnoses including: articulation disorders, phonological disorders, feeding disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, pragmatic language disorders, developmental delays, Autism, and Down Syndrome.
Elizabeth's previous experiences with the pediatric population have included a variety of settings. She worked closely with families of children from ages 2-10 years old at OTA Pediatric Speech-Language and Feeding Clinic in Wakefield. Elizabeth provided speech-language therapy in the public school setting with intensive and typical students ranging from 5 -15 years old. She collaborated with classroom teachers, psychologists, paraprofessionals, and parents of students in grades K-5 at SEEM Collaborative and Waltham Public Schools in order to individualize each student's program and to maximize carryover to other settings. Elizabeth has had the opportunity to co-treat and co-teach speech and language skills with physical and occupational therapists, as well as elementary school general and special education teachers. Additional experiences have included speech and language therapy at MGH Speech, Language and Literacy Clinic, Boston Public Schools, and Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care.
Elizabeth graduated magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a double major. She received a Bachelor of Art degree in Communication Disorders and in Psychology. Elizabeth made the Dean's List all four years and was named a "New England Scholar." She received her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. She is a Certified Member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association ("ASHA").
Elizabeth currently lives in Boston. Her hobbies include running, cooking, and traveling. She enjoys spending time with her family and dogs in Connecticut, recharging on Newfound Lake, and attending all Boston sports events.
Elizabeth can be reached via our main phone at 617-969-TALK (8255) or via email at email@example.com.
Karolina's fun, creative and warm personality creates for an exciting, positive, and welcoming environment for children and families. She strives to make each therapy session individually tailored to the child's needs and is overjoyed at the gains that children make each day.
Karolina's previous experiences with the pediatric population have included work in the public schools, particularly in a preschool setting, as well as a private practice. She has experience evaluating and treating children ranging from 2 to 18 years of age diagnosed with expressive/receptive language delay, articulation disorders, phonological disorders, pragmatic language disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Karolina has had training in the areas of Social Thinking as well as Relationship Development Intervention (RDI).
Karolina graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and continued her graduate studies there receiving her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology in 2014.
Karolina currently resides in Somerville and enjoys running, hiking, and skiing in the winter. She enjoys spending her vacation time visiting her home country of Poland and travelling the world.
Karolina can be reached via our main phone at 617-969-TALK (8255) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heather's energetic and creative personality creates a positive environment for her patients to learn and achieve their goals. Heather establishes connections with her patients with ease, and tailors therapy sessions to each patient's individual needs and interests. Maintaining open communication with team members (parents, teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, etc.) is one of Heather's priorities. Heather believes that for a child to be successful and reach their speech and language goals, all team members must work together and communicate on an on-going basis. Heather goes the extra mile, diligently creating home programs and ensuring that goals and reports are comprehensible to all team members. Heather believes that constant practice and generalization of skills is an integral part of the therapy process and a child's success. Through the implementation of play-based therapy and a multimodality approach, Heather strives for her patients to be successful in reaching their optimal potentials.
As a member of the Chatterboxes team, Heather evaluates and treats children ranging from early intervention to school-aged with expressive and receptive language delays and disorders, pragmatic language disorders, articulation disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, phonological disorders, fluency disorders and feeding disorders.
Heather is trained in PROMPT therapy, a motor-speech based therapy approach that utilizes a tactile cueing system for facilitating speech sound production. This method is highly effective with all types of speech sound delays and disorders and is particularly useful with children diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Additionally, Heather is trained in the AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding and the SOS Approach to Feeding.
Heather graduated from The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science where she served as the Co-Vice President and Co-President of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Committee. She was also a Volunteer Research Assistant for a Bilingual Acquisition Project entitled "Patterns of Spanish-English Bilingual First Language Acquisition and their Environmental Correlates" funded by the Institutes of Health. She subsequently earned her Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from The George Washington University.
Heather currently resides in Chestnut Hill. She enjoys hiking, cooking, traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Heather can be reached via our main phone at 617-969-TALK (8255) or via email at email@example.com.
Suzie's engaging personality and enthusiasm for working with young children and their families help create a positive environment for children to achieve success in their speech and language skills. Suzie fosters collaboration with families and other professionals including specialists, teachers, and other team members, in a child's therapy. Such collaboration is essential in the treatment process, to foster client growth and carryover. Suzie excels in utilizing a play-based therapy style that is tailored to each child's interests as a means to make therapy fun and functional.
Suzie's strong experience with the pediatric population encompasses a variety of settings including private practice, public school, and rehabilitation centers.
Suzie evaluates and treats children ranging from age 18 months to 15 years with various speech-language issues including: articulation and phonological disorders, expressive and receptive language delays and disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, pragmatic language disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, fluency disorder, voice disorders, tongue thrust, and feeding disorders. Suzie implements the SMILE Program, by Robyn Merkel, to treat tongue thrusts and lisps.
Suzie obtained her undergraduate degree from Assumption College, where she studied human services and rehabilitation studies with a concentration in communication disorders. She graduated from the College of Saint Rose with a Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology. Suzie received her certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice speech-language pathology within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Suzie resides in Boston. Her hobbies include traveling, friends, and being with family.
Suzie can be reached via our main phone at 617-969-TALK (8255) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Briana's strong analysis and problem-solving skills, paired with innovative thinking, creates a unique therapy practice that instills client growth and achievement. She believes in providing a therapeutic style of encouragement, fostering intrinsic motivation within each client. She is a resourceful, poised and competent clinician that prioritizes family collaboration and flexibility in therapy approaches.
Briana has specialized education and exceptional clinical experiences in the assessment and treatment of children with Communication Disorders. Her myriad of experiences in public schools, private practices, and rehabilitation centers include treatment of children, 36 months through adolescence, with diagnoses of: Autism Spectrum Disorders, social-pragmatic language disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, fluency disorders, articulation disorders, phonological disorders and pediatric feeding disorders.
Briana earned her Bachelor's of Art from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. Here, she studied Human Development with a focus on Health and Wellness. She travelled to 15 countries while studying abroad in London, England and served as a service learning volunteer in many of these countries.
Briana then moved back to her home state of Connecticut to pursue her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology. While at Southern Connecticut State University, she was a research assistant for Haskins Laboratory at Yale University, and she served as a liaison for the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA). She is also an active member of the Connecticut Speech Language and Hearing Association (CSHA) and serves as a mentor to aspiring Speech Language Pathologists at both her alumni university and for the National Association (ASHA).
Briana now resides in the North End of Boston and is embracing all that the engaging city of Boston has to offer! She is a certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and also an active member of the Massachusetts Speech Language and Hearing Association (MSHA).
Briana can be reached via our main phone at 617-969-TALK (8255) or via email at email@example.com.
Erika's positive demeanor and encouraging personality provide a fun, play-based atmosphere that keeps children engaged during their speech and language therapy sessions. Erika works alongside parents' values and concerns, to provide the most beneficial therapy program for each individual child that she sees. Erika strives to continually use the most updated strategies and techniques to deliver the most effective speech and language therapy.
Erika has experience working with both geriatric and pediatric populations. Erika has evaluated and provided speech and language services to children ranging in age from 18 months to 18 years old in the school setting, as well as in an outpatient clinic. She has worked with a variety of diagnoses including: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders, Developmental Delays, Articulation and Phonological Disorders, Language Learning Disability, Fluency disorders, Pragmatic Disorders and Feeding Disorders. Erika has had the opportunity to work alongside and co-treat with physical and occupational therapists within the clinical setting. Erika collaborates with teachers, parents, and other professionals to ensure continuity of care and to encourage growth across communicative environments.
Erika received her Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida. She received her Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology at the University of South Florida. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Her professional interests include Language Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Feeding disorders, and Aphasia.
Additionally, Erika is trained in PROMPT therapy, a motor-speech based therapy approach that utilizes a tactile cueing system for facilitating speech sound production. This method is highly effective with all types of speech sound delays and disorders, and is particularly useful with children diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Erika is also trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding, a family centered program for assessing and treating children with feeding problems. This technique allows for children to explore and learn about food using a hierarchy that works at their comfort level.
Erika currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities, yoga, and cooking! She loves traveling and going back to sunny Florida to visit her family.
Erika can be reached via our main phone at 617-969-TALK (8255) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annemarie's energetic and engaging personality creates a positive and enjoyable therapy environment for the children she works with. She consistently utilizes creativity and problem-solving strategies to ensure each therapy session meets the communicative needs of the child. Annemarie believes that parent and caregiver collaboration is integral to achieving speech-language success.
Annemarie's professional experience includes a Speech-Language Pathologist position with a national non-profit organization where she conducts evaluations and facilitates treatment in a variety of educational programs throughout the Greater Boston area. She has had the opportunity to work with students ranging in age from 3-20 years old diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, pragmatic language disorder, expressive/receptive language delay, fluency disorder, psychological disorders, emotional impairment, and specific language impairment.
Annemarie attended an accelerated program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she earned a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology following a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. While completing her graduate program, she served as a child language research assistant and as a teacher's assistant for the Augmentative and Alternative Communications Lab. She was selected to receive Student Honors of the Association from the Southwestern Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association due to her "enthusiasm and dedication" to the field of speech-language pathology. Annemarie also received honors for the completion of an optional master's thesis project entitled "Semantically Based Therapeutic Approach Through Aided Language Stimulation with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder," and was selected to present her project at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention in Orlando, Florida.
Annemarie currently resides in Brookline. In her spare time she enjoys running, yoga, and spending time outdoors.
Annemarie can be reached via our main phone at 617-969-TALK (8255) or via email at email@example.com.