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 firstname.lastname@example.org.