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Our Therapists Share Goals

The therapists at South Shore Therapies come together with similar beliefs and goals. We strongly believe in working together with families to develop individualized goals and provide customized strategies for each of our clients. By making the whole family part of the therapeutic process we can help a child or adolescent be more successful across environments. In addition, we are dedicated to educating our staff on the most current and effective intervention techniques so that families receive the most cutting-edge treatment within a safe and enriching environment. We believe that with guidance and respect, each client that walks through the doors of South Shore Therapies is capable of making functional and relevant progress to enhance independence and successful participation in daily life skills.

 OUR STAFF

Stacey Szklut

M.S., OTR/L

is the owner and executive director of South Shore Therapies, Inc. She oversees the clinical direction and mentoring of the occupational therapy department utilizing her wide range of clinical expertise. Stacey has a passion for working with children that have anxiety and trauma experiences, and believes that change can best be encouraged within a safe and nurturing relationship and environment. This played strongly into the development of SST’s mission. In addition to her work in the clinic, Stacey travels nationally to teach a variety of workshops on sensory processing, autism spectrum disorder, and feeding intervention, as well as providing consultations to schools. Stacey has written numerous articles and book chapters on assessment and intervention for infants and children with sensory processing disorders, developmental delays, learning disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders, as well as chapters on clinical reasoning and consultation techniques. One of her career highlights was to be recognized as the pediatric sensory integration specialist and premier pediatric clinic in Gary Kielhofner’s book Conceptual Frameworks in OT.

Janmarie Delaney

OTR/L

is the Occupational Therapy Supervisor and lead mentor at the South Shore Therapies Hingham clinic. She has worked in a variety of settings including adult rehab, acute care, neonatal intensive care, and outpatient pediatrics. Her clinical expertise includes assessment and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, coordination disorders, and other learning disabilities. Janmarie has advanced training in sensory integration theory including her Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) certification and specific treatment of visual-vestibular deficits. She also has specialty training in neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), complex feeding disorders and the SOS approach to feeding, Therapeutic Listening programs, and the Alert program. Janmarie is the organizer of South Shore Therapies evening in-service lecture series and regularly lectures to parents and professionals in the community on sensory processing disorder.

Ericka Morrison

M.S., OTR/L

Ericka has experience with both adult and pediatric populations working in acute care, rehab settings, early intervention, and schools. She is proficient at treating diverse populations of children including cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, ADHD, anxiety, and other developmental and emotional challenges. Ericka has advanced training in sensory integration theory including certification to administer and interpret the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT). In addition she has expertise with neuro rehabilitation, the SOS approach to feeding disorders, Therapeutic Listening programs, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), and children with emotional regulation difficulties. While working on her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, Ericka researched the effects of sensory rooms on reducing anxiety and agitation in adolescents with ASD and acquired brain injury. She is a member of SST’s research team.

Alexa Howell

M.S., OTR/L

is an Occupational therapy supervisor and lead mentor at South Shore Therapies Hingham clinic. Alexa has previous experience working in early intervention, acute care, and school settings. She is skilled with children who experience sensory processing disorder, feeding difficulties, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, Down’s syndrome, ADHD, and other developmental and learning difficulties. Alexa has passion for assessing and treating infants and toddlers with developmental and feeding delays. She has advanced training in sensory integration theory, including certification to administer and interpret the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT). In addition, she has specialty training in the SOS approach to feeding, Therapeutic Listening, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), ocular-motor dysfunction, visual-vestibular treatment, and Handwriting without Tears®. Alexa regularly presents for South Shore Therapies on sensory processing disorder and fine motor development, and is part of our occupational therapy mentoring team.

Jessica Szklut

MS, OTR/L

Jessica is an Occupational therapy supervisor and lead mentor at South Shore Therapies Hingham clinic. She just recently relocated from Charlotte, NC in which she has experience in early intervention, school and clinic settings. Her clinical experience involves working with children with brain injury and stoke, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, children with sensory processing disorders, developmental delays, feeding difficulties, ADD/ADHD, hypotonia, amongst other neurological disorders. She is a certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) and is actively involved with the International Alliance of Pediatric Stroke (IAPS) and the Pediatric Stroke Task Force to promote awareness, education and research regarding this population. Jessica has a strong passion working with neuro rehabilitation and the pediatric stroke population. In addition, Jessica has an interest in assessing and treating toddlers, and working with children with feeding difficulties. In addition to her BIS certification, she has training in pediatric handling techniques, multidisciplinary approach to spasticity, neuroplasticity for children, and kinesiology taping. She has specialty training in the SOS approach to feeding and Therapeutic and Listening.

Kathleen Austin

MOT, OTR/L

is the Occupational Therapy Supervisor and lead mentor at the South Shore Therapies Norwood Clinic. Kathleen was previously the Program Director at a therapeutic recreational facility for children with special needs. Her clinical background also includes public and private school settings as well as inpatient acute care. Kathleen has a passion for working with individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as children and adolescents with sensory processing disorder, anxiety, and those who have experienced trauma. She has advanced training in sensory integration theory including certification to administer and interpret the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT). Additionally, Kathleen has specialized training in supportive behavior management techniques, Therapeutic Listening, Integrated Listening Systems (iLS), and Bal-A-Vis-X. Kathleen regularly presents for South Shore Therapies, has published with, and presented for, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), and is a member of SST’s research team.

Amy O’Connor

M.S., OTR/L

is South Shore Therapies Student/Volunteer Program Coordinator for the occupational therapy department. She has experience in psychiatric facilities, day care settings, and schools. Her clinical specialties include working with children who have impairments in sensory processing and other coordination or learning difficulties to encourage the achievement of functional gross and fine motor skills, activities of daily living, and handwriting. She also enjoys working with toddlers with feeding difficulties. Amy has specialty training in sensory integration, the SOS approach to feeding disorders, Therapeutic Listening, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), Brain Gym®, Bal-A-Vis-X, and Handwriting without Tears®. Amy regularly presents for South Shore Therapies on fine motor and handwriting development and is part of our occupational therapy mentoring team.

Susan Curtis

M.S., OTR/L

has extensive experience in sensory integration evaluations and intervention, with Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) certification. Over her expansive career, she has worked in a wide variety of settings with children from birth through adolescence. Susan possesses advanced specialized training for infants and children with complex feeding issues and the SOS approach to feeding disorders. She has a passion for working with infants and toddlers and their caregivers to encourage and expand food repertoires. In addition, she is a provider for Therapeutic Listening programs and has clinical experience with Brain Gym®, Bal-A-Vis-X, visual-vestibular treatment, and Handwriting without Tears®. Susan is an instructor of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test administration course. At SST Susan is a mentor for many of the occupational therapy team.

Kerry Burokas

M.S., OTR/L

is the research director at South Shore Therapies. She has previous experience working in both public and private schools. Kerry is skilled at working with children with diagnoses of sensory processing disorder, ADHD, coordination disorders, anxiety, feeding challenges, autism spectrum disorder, and other developmental and learning difficulties. She has completed advanced training in sensory integration theory including certification to administer and interpret the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT). In addition, she has expertise in reflex integration, Bal-A-Vis-X, Therapeutic Listening, Brain Gym®, ocular-motor dysfunction, and children with anxiety. Kerry presented at the AOTA national conference on research related to sensory processing and coping skills. She is a member of SST’s ocular-motor/vision team and is part of the occupational therapy mentoring team.

Rachel Giza-Sisson

M.S., OTR/L

has previous experience in early intervention in both clinic and home settings, with additional experience working in a pediatric pain rehabilitation center. She is proficient with assessing and treating diverse populations of children with autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, developmental coordination disorder, cerebral palsy, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Rachel has specialty training in sensory integration, ocular-motor dysfunction, visual-vestibular treatment, Brain Gym®, Building Block reflexes, feeding, and Handwriting without Tears®. She is a member of South Shore Therapies ocular-motor/vison team and part of our occupational therapy mentoring team.

Wendy Lam

OTR/L

has multiple years of experience in a wide variety of settings including adult rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient pediatric care, public schools, and early intervention. She is a Certified Early Intervention specialist and enjoys working with infants and young children. Wendy has specialty training in sensory integration, complex feeding disorders and the SOS approach to feeding. She possesses advanced knowledge in therapeutic music programs including The Listening Program (TLP), Therapeutic Listening, Advanced Therapeutic Listening, and Integrated Listening Systems (iLs). In addition, she has training in Brain Gym®, Brain Gym® for Children with Special Needs, Bal-a-vis-x, and visual remediation programs. Her passion is combining her knowledge of Craniosacral Therapy techniques with sensory integration treatment to promote holistic intervention.

Darlene Guerriero

COTA

is the Coordinator of Therapeutic Materials at South Shore Therapies. She has experience in a variety of settings, including early intervention, the public school system and private settings. She also possesses prior practice in acute care and rehabilitation with adults. Darlene has specialty training in sensory integration, perceptual-motor training, Brain Gym 101, Brain Gym for Children with Special Needs, Bal-a-vis-x, Handwriting Without Tears Program, Alert Program, Therapeutic Listening Program, ILS and Dr. Kay Toomey S.O.S. Approach to Feeding.

Nancy Hansen

M.S., OTR/L

worked many years in public schools and an educational collaborative servicing children with diverse needs. She is skilled at treating children and adolescents with a wide variety of diagnoses including those with sensory processing disorder, fine and gross motor delay, cortical visual impairment, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, seizure disorder, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, Williams syndrome, visual perceptual and visual-motor difficulties. Nancy especially enjoys working with teenagers and is accomplished at encouraging functional skill development. She has specialty training in Therapeutic Listening programs and Building Blocks reflexes, and is proficient with implementing the Handwriting without Tears® program, Brain Gym®, Bal-A-Vis-X, and visual-vestibular treatment strategies.

Caroline Itri

M.S., OTR/L

has previous experience with both adult and pediatric populations working in a skilled nursing facility, long term acute care, pediatric outpatient clinic, as well as providing hippotherapy. Her clinical experience includes working with children with sensory processing disorder, fine and gross motor delay, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, emotional/behavioral challenges, anxiety, pediatric stroke, and sensory-based feeding disturbances. Caroline has a passion for working with children who have experienced trauma and those with feeding difficulties. She has specialty training in sensory integration, Therapeutic Listening programs, Building Blocks reflexes, the SOS approach to feeding disorders, and trauma intervention. Caroline is part of the occupational therapy mentoring team.

Sarah Studley

M.S., OTR/L

has worked with children of a variety of ages in the public school system, outpatient clinics, and home settings. Her clinical experience includes working with children with sensory processing disorder, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy focusing on impairments in motor coordination, feeding, visual perceptual motor skills, activities of daily living, and handwriting. Sarah has specialty training in sensory integration and functional neuroanatomy, and utilizes Brain Gym®, Bal-A-Vis-X, Handwriting without Tears®, and visual-vestibular treatment strategies in her treatment sessions. She has volunteered with Surfers Healing and Special Surfers, adaptive surfing programs for children with special needs.

Amanda Young

MS, OTR/L

has a range of experience working in schools, outpatient settings, inpatient rehabilitation, and day programming. She was also a team leader at a camp for children with autism spectrum disorders. Her clinical experience involves working with children with sensory processing disorder, ADHD, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, NVLD, mental health diagnoses, developmental delays, and neurological impairments. Amanda has specialty training in sensory integration, Building Blocks reflexes, and is a provider for Therapeutic Listening. She has experience implementing Brain Gym®, Bal-A-Vis-X, Handwriting without Tears®, ocular motor dysfunction and visual vestibular treatment techniques. Amanda is part of SST’s ocular-motor/vision team.

Meaghan Hernon

MS, OTR/L

Meaghan Hernon has experience working in outpatient pediatrics with a diverse population of children and young adults. Her clinical background includes evaluating and treating children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing difficulties, feeding difficulties, fine and gross motor delays, ADHD, pediatric stroke, cerebral palsy, genetic conditions, social-emotional and behavioral challenges, and childhood trauma. She has attended a variety of trainings including DIR/r Floortime, pediatric NDT, and feeding therapy techniques. She also has experience volunteering as a Special Olympics coach and working as a personal care attendant for children with complex diagnoses to promote their independence in activities of daily living at home. Meaghan is passionate about providing individualized and family-centered care through play-based therapy to help children be confident, successful, and independent in their everyday activities.

June Smith

OTR/L

is South Shore Therapies Ocular-Motor /Vision Team Leader and part of our occupational therapy mentoring team. She has extensive experience in public and private schools, home-based intervention, acute care and rehab settings. Her clinical expertise encompasses work with a diverse population of learning disabled, deaf, blind and multi-handicapped children and adolescents. June has extensive specialized training in sensory integration including Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) certification, NDT, ocular-motor dysfunction, and visual-vestibular treatment. She is a provider for the Therapeutic Listening Program, and is a certified Brain Gym® instructor. June presents her course Vision, Ocular-Motor and Movement Strategies for Integrated Learning nationally. In addition, June frequently provides parent and professional in-services on a variety of topics and reported the findings of SST’s ocular-motor screenings at the AOTA national conference.

Lauren Cleary

MOT, OTR/L

has previous experience working with adults and children in an outpatient hand therapy clinic, a pediatric outpatient clinic, a public school system, and a skilled nursing facility. Her clinical experience includes working with children with sensory processing disorder, autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, ADHD, developmental delays, feeding difficulties, and behavioral challenges. Lauren previously worked at a summer camp helping children ages 13-16 years old to develop life skills and social skills, as well as volunteered at a summer camp for children with limb differences. She has provided services to adults and children in Guatemala with various neurological and physical disorders that focused on education of individualized adaptive equipment and home exercise programs to help increase their independence. Lauren has a passion for working with children of all ages to help increase their self-confidence and improve their functional skills through skilled intervention.

Sheryl Man

MS, OTR/L

has experience working with children within public and private schools, as well as an outpatient pediatric clinic. She is skilled in assessing and treating children of all ages who have sensory processing disorder, autism spectrum disorder, fine and visual motor delays, mental health diagnoses, post-concussion syndrome, and other developmental and learning difficulties. Sheryl has advanced training in sensory integration theory, including certification to administer and interpret the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT). In addition, she has specialty training in Therapeutic Listening, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), Handwriting without Tears®, the Wilbarger Protocol, Brain Gym, Astronaut Training, visual-vestibular treatment, and the Social Thinking Curriculum. Sheryl enjoys working closely with families and children to individualize treatment and meet the needs of each client to make therapy fun and effective.

Vanessa George

MS, OTR/L

has worked with children of a variety of ages in the early intervention setting and at a specialty school for children with visual impairments. Her clinical experience includes working with children with sensory processing disorder, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, visual impairments, feeding difficulties, behavioral challenges, and developmental delays. Vanessa has a passion for working with children with feeding challenges. She is passionate about helping children and their families to achieve their goals through use of child directed play-based therapy.

Cara Cloutier

M.Ed, OTR/L

has previous experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in an adult day habilitation program, private and public school systems, and a pediatric outpatient clinic. Her practice includes working with people with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, neurological diseases and disorders, comorbid mental health disorders, and sensory processing disorder. Cara has clinical experience with sensory integration, the Wilbarger Protocol, Handwriting without Tears ®, and the Alert program. She also has a passion for preventing, treating, and rehabilitating athletes from injury.

Alexis Kimmelman

MS, OTR/L

has previous experience in an outpatient clinic setting, public schools, and at the Holland Center in Israel. Prior to graduate school, Allie worked as an assistant preschool teacher and was certified as a nursing assistant in pediatric home health care. As an OT, she has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses and has specialized training in Integrated Listening System, Brain Gym®, Handwriting without Tears,® and The Alert Program. Allie has also conducted research in the area of pediatric family-centered care and has presented at the annual American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) national conference. She recently relocated from the Washington, D.C. area and is excited to make Massachusetts her new home!

Lauren Grimard

MOT, OTR/L

has experience working in an adult psychiatric facility as well as an after school program focused on sensory integration for children. She has experience in tele-health and in- person sessions in a pediatric outpatient clinic setting. Her practice includes working with children with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorders, developmental delays, coordination disorders, hemiplegia and feeding difficulties as well as anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder and emotion regulation disorders. Lauren is also mental health first aid certified. She has passion for working with children of all ages to help reach their full potential through creative and fun skilled occupational therapy services.

Alyssa Eich

MOT, OTR/L

Alyssa Eich, MOT, OTR/L has experience working with adults and children across a wide variety of settings including the public school system, outpatient adult and pediatric clinics, inpatient rehabilitation, acute care trauma, and skilled nursing facilities. Alyssa’s clinical experience includes working with children with sensory processing disorder, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and developmental delays, focusing on impairments in emotional/self-regulation, gross and fine-motor coordination, visual perceptual/visual motor skills, activities of daily living, and handwriting. She has utilized several programs in her treatments including The Wilbarger Brushing Protocol, Handwriting without Tears®, Zones of Regulation, and the Alert Program while incorporating child-directed sensory play approaches to learning. Alyssa has a passion for working closely with children and their families to individualize treatment and provide a fun environment for self-regulation, learning and playing.

Nichole Campbell

MOT, OTR/L

Nichole has experience working as an OT in school based and home-based settings. While training to obtain her master's degree, she gained experience through clinical placements in adult rehabilitation, school-based setting and working with children in early intervention. Her pediatric experience includes working with children with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, sensory processing disorder, behavioral challenges and other developmental and learning difficulties. She is passionate about helping children and their families achieve their goals through use of child directed play-based therapy.

Kiley Smiddy

MS, OTR/L

has experience working as an OT in early childhood education. While obtaining her degree, she gained experience in adult rehabilitation with a focus on neurological conditions and outpatient pediatrics. She previously enjoyed working a summer camp at a rehabilitation hospital for children with complex medical needs focusing on adaptive recreational activities. Kiley's pediatric experience includes working with children with cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, feeding difficulties, down syndrome, and developmental delays. Kiley values working closely with children and families to promote success in their everyday lives using a functional and play-based approach.

Nicole Boudreau

MOT, OTR/L

Nicole Boudreau MOT, OTR/L has previous experience in early intervention in both clinic and home settings, as well as pediatric outpatient settings. Her clinical experience includes treating children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, ADHD, sensory processing disorders, and feeding difficulties. She has experience administering the Astronaut Training Program, Wilbarger brushing protocol, and ALERT program for self-regulation. Nicole values providing client-centered therapy through play-based activities to promote success in all areas of life.

Amanda Caouette

MS, OTR/L

has previous experience working in a pediatric outpatient clinic. While obtaining her master’s degree at the University of New England, she gained experience in acute care, outpatient pediatrics, and an integrated preschool. Before graduate school she had the opportunity to work as a behavioral therapist for children with autism spectrum disorder. She also volunteered as a group leader for the Children’s Physical Developmental Clinic in Bridgewater, MA. Her clinical experience includes working with children with autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, ADHD, developmental delays, feeding difficulties, and emotional regulation challenges. She is passionate about collaborating with families and helping children achieve their goals through use of child directed play-based therapy.

Monica Hall

MOT, OTR/L

has experience working in a variety of settings including outpatient pediatric clinics, public schools, and adult rehabilitation hospitals. She has clinical experience working with individuals with ASD, sensory processing disorder, developmental delays, genetic conditions, cerebral palsy, feeding difficulties, and visual impairments, as well as with children of all ages as a camp counselor and respite care provider. She enjoys working with children and families, helping them to maximize their potential and self-confidence through a fun, play-based approach to functional skill development.

Kathryn Postler

MS, OTR/L

Katie has experience working with children at a therapeutic educational program. Her clinical experience includes working with children with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, developmental delays, and sensory processing disorder. Katie also has experience addressing emotional/self-regulation challenges, gross and fine motor delays, daily living skills, and visual perceptual/visual motor challenges. She is passionate about working with children of all abilities and strives to provide a supportive and fun environment to help each child reach their full potential.

Kira Kearney

OTD, OTR/L

Kira has experience in outpatient pediatrics with a diverse population of children. Her clinical background includes treating children with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, developmental coordination disorder, and other developmental and learning disabilities. She has also worked as a behavioral therapist in home and community settings and at a summer camp for children with disabilities. She completed her doctoral research project on ways to create an inclusive graduate school culture for health care students with disabilities and is passionate about accessibility and advocacy. Kira values providing client and family centered care through a playful and motivating environment!

Lillian Marcelonis

OT, MSOT, OTR

Lillie has previous experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings, including outpatient clinics, public school systems, and a skilled nursing facility. Her pediatric experience includes working with children with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, sensory processing difficulties, genetic conditions, social-emotional challenges, and developmental delays. While obtaining her master’s degree at Ithaca College, Lillie worked in an integrated preschool program and as a camp counselor for children 3-5 years old. She is passionate about helping children of all ages and abilities to achieve their goals using a child directed play-based therapeutic approach.

Barry James

OT, OTD, OTR

Barry has experience in a variety of settings including public school, inpatient adult rehabilitation, outpatient pediatrics, and pediatric inpatient psychiatric settings. He has a passion for practicing OT with children of differing ages and abilities, and has worked with children diagnosed with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, social-emotional and behavioral challenges, sensory processing difficulties, and more. Barry has completed a doctoral capstone project examining the relationship between Ayres Sensory Integration and perceived self-confidence in children and is committed to fostering feelings of inclusion and success for each of his clients. Through child-directed therapeutic relationships, Barry hopes to assist his clients to improve their participation in everyday meaningful activities.

Speech-Language Pathologists

Ellen Austin (formerly Keefe)

M.S., CCC-SLP

is the Speech and Language Supervisor and lead mentor in South Shore Therapies Pembroke clinic. Ellen has been part of the South Shore Therapies staff since 2006. She has extensive experience with assessment and treatment of a wide variety communication disorders including autism, apraxia of speech, phonological disorders, selective mutism, auditory processing deficits, and other language based disorders. Ellen has specialized training in PROMPT © technique, in addition to experience implementing a variety of communication programs including Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking® curriculums, Picture Exchange Communication (PECS) and Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol. Ellen frequently provides parent and professional in-services on a variety of communication topics including Nonverbal Learning Disability, Developing Social Stories, and Using Visual Supports for Communication.

Ashleigh Moore

M.S., CCC-SLP

is the speech and language supervisor in our Norwood clinic and leader of SST’s social media team. Ashleigh has had experience evaluating and treating adults and children in inpatient, outpatient, public school, and private practice settings. She is skilled in working with children with autism spectrum disorder, receptive and expressive language deficits, phonological and articulation disorders, motor speech difficulties, and executive function challenges. She is particularly passionate about working with children with executive function and social communication disorders and has extensive knowledge of the Social Thinking® curriculum. Ashleigh also has experience helping families obtain and orient to a variety of augmentative alternative communication (AAC) systems, and participated in LAMP training to increase her knowledge of a motor-based approach to AAC.

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John Desmond

M.S., CCC-SLP

worked many years in the public school setting where he was certified by the Mass Department Of Education as a speech-language pathologist at all levels of professional status. He provided group and individual treatment for elementary and middle school students with a variety of language disorders, and supervised graduate student clinicians from various accredited programs. In 2016 John was the recipient of the Norfolk County Teachers Association Award for commitment, dedication, and excellence in teaching. John prides himself on completing individualized assessments and providing highly effective treatment for children with speech disorders and language based learning disabilities. In addition, he frequently lectures to parents and professionals within the community on various speech and language-related topics.

Theresa Tousignant

M.S., CCC-SLP

joined South Shore Therapies in 2011 and is the Student/Volunteer Program Coordinator for the speech department. She has experience working with children of all ages and with a wide range of communication disorders, including articulation and phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language difficulties, social language deficits, and higher-level language disorders. Her previous clinical experiences include working with children within the public school and outpatient rehabilitation centers. She has a particular interest in the area of high-tech augmentative alternative communication (AAC) and in language-based learning disabilities. Theresa has attended the Current Trends in Autism conference for the past 10 years and is currently their Continuing Education Coordinator.

Janet Pike

M.S., CCC-SLP

has been working at South Shore Therapies since 2008. She has been in the field of speech pathology for over 30 years and is currently splitting her time between South Shore Therapies and a local public school district. She has previously worked in a variety of hospital settings, as well as a center for children with various developmental disabilities. During her time in the field she has treated children with a wide variety of speech and language disorders including receptive and expressive language deficits, articulation and phonological disorders, social language difficulties, and autism spectrum disorder. Janet’s areas of special interest include improving stuttering, using narration to facilitate language, and increasing higher level language abilities.

Jennifer Landolfi

M.A., CCC-SLP

has experience working with children with a variety of speech and language disorders within both the public school and private practice settings. She is skilled in assessing and treating children of all ages with autism spectrum disorder, social language deficits, motor speech disorders, stuttering, auditory and language processing disorders, and various other language-based learning disabilities. In addition, Jennifer is trained in the implementation of the Social Thinking® curriculum in order to improve social language abilities in school-aged children and adolescents.

Allison Minsky

MS, CCC-SLP

Allison Minsky comes to South Shore therapies with experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings, including university outpatient clinic, early intervention, feeding clinic, public schools and inpatient hospitals. Allie is skilled at treating and evaluating children with receptive and expressive language deficits, phonological and articulation disorder, autism spectrum disorder, social pragmatic language difficulties and feeding and swallowing disorders. Allie has strong communication skills and is driven to build rapport with both her clients and their families. She is passionate about planning and delivering creative, individualized treatment designed to meet the unique needs of each child she has the great pleasure of working with.

Brianna Lunetta

MA, CCC-SLP

Brianna comes to South Shore Therapies with experience working in the early intervention, pediatric outpatient, and public middle/high school settings. She has experience treating children with receptive and expressive language delays, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, social pragmatic language difficulties, articulation disorders, and feeding and swallowing disorders. Brianna enjoys providing telepractice services and was a part of a research project in graduate school that studied the use of telepractice as a service delivery model for children with autism spectrum disorder. She enjoys working closely with families and providing them with individualized treatments and education. Brianna promotes a fun and comfortable therapy environment for all children she works with.

Bailey Pace

MS, CCC-SLP

Bailey joins South Shore Therapies with experience evaluating and treating adults and children in a university clinic, outpatient private practice, and public school. In her graduate experience at Worcester State University, she had the chance to provide evaluation and intervention services for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), social language, expressive/receptive language, voice, fluency, aural rehabilitation, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), and cognitive disorders. In children, her favorite diagnosis to treat is stuttering. She is trained in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) and hopes to get her specialty certification in voice disorders one day. Bailey is passionate about working with children and believes the client’s family should be an integral part of treatment to ensure carryover of skills.

Sarah Donnelly

MS, CCC-SLP

Sarah joins the South Shore Therapies team with experience working in the public school, private school, university clinic, and outpatient medical settings. She has evaluated and treated children with a variety of speech, language, fluency, and swallowing disorders, both in person and via telehealth. This includes thorough experience targeting articulation and speech intelligibility, implementing high- and low-tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices, providing strategies for social communication, and treating receptive and expressive delays/disorders. Sarah has served diverse client populations, including children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, and global developmental delays. Throughout her work, Sarah is committed to providing evidence-based, client-centered care that is individualized to each child and family. She prides herself on building strong rapport with her clients to foster an engaging, positive space for growth.

Kayla Supple

MS, CCC-SLP

Kayla joins South Shore Therapies with experience evaluating and treating children and adults across settings that include outpatient private practice, public school, and a university clinic. She has worked with children and adolescents with a variety of diagnoses including expressive and receptive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, fluency disorders, executive function difficulties, and social communication disorders. She also has extensive experience working with children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and children with a history of behavioral struggles. Kayla is very passionate about creating a fun and engaging environment to encourage communication and enjoys integrating the client’s family in order to promote generalization and carryover of learned skills.

Madeline Rosen

MS, CCC-SLP

Maddie Rosen comes to South Shore Therapies with experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings, including a public school, feeding clinic, outpatient clinics, and inpatient rehabilitation hospitals. Maddie is skilled at treating and evaluating individuals across the lifespan with receptive and expressive language delays, acquired/ progressive cognitive-linguistic disorders, phonological and articulation disorders including Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), executive functioning deficits, autism spectrum disorder, social pragmatic language difficulties and feeding and swallowing disorders. Maddie prides herself in her ability to build strong rapport with children and their families, collaborate with other professionals, and provide effective, individualized, and engaging treatment for each child.

Rachel Norton

MS, CCC-SLP

Rachel comes to South Shore Therapies with experience working in a variety of clinical settings with children and adults. She has worked in schools, private practice, and an inpatient rehabilitation hospital. She has experience working with a variety of diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, dyslexia, motor speech disorders, and developmental language disorders. Rachel's special interests include medical speech-pathology, executive function disorders, working with children that use AAC, trauma and stress-related disorders, and multi-sensory literacy intervention. She aims to provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can build resilience and confidence in their language, communication, and activities of daily life.

Olivia Ribeiro

MS, CCC-SLP

Olivia joins South Shore Therapies with experience in evaluating and treating children and adults across university clinic, private practice, and public school settings. She has experience in evaluation and treatment of the pediatric population in areas of receptive and expressive language delays & disorders, articulation and phonology, fluency, social communication, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Down syndrome. Her areas of special interest include executive functioning and social communication as well as fluency disorders. Olivia is committed to providing a compassionate and safe environment for her clients to learn and grow. She appreciates the importance of family involvement and generalization of skills across all environments.

Morgan Worley

MS, CCC-SLP

Morgan joins South Shore Therapies with previous experience providing services for clients preschool age through 22 years old in the public school setting. She also has experience treating and evaluating adult clients in a skilled nursing facility. Areas of assessment and treatment include articulation and phonology, receptive and expressive language, pragmatic language, and executive functioning skills. Morgan strongly emphasizes a strengths-based approach to therapy. She believes in utilizing a play-based approach to the greatest extent possible to encourage client progress, generalization of learned skills, and success in building their communication abilities.

Mackenzie Rountree

MS, CF-SLP

Kenzie joins South Shore Therapies with experience evaluating and treating adults and children across settings that include a university clinic, outpatient private practice, and public school. She has experience treating children with receptive and expressive language delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), social language difficulties, articulation and phonological disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). In her graduate experience at East Carolina University, she had the opportunity to participate in the Social Communication and Neuroscience lab. Through this experience, she found a passion for understanding social intentions and pragmatic skills. She also has a passion for treating articulation and phonological disorders. Kenzie is committed to providing functional, child-led treatment with a focus on the individual and their family to promote a positive and fun learning environment to promote carryover of skills.

Taylor Simpson Reed

MA, CF-SLP

Taylor joins South Shore Therapies with experience providing services to children in various settings, including a rehabilitation hospital, outpatient clinic, university clinic, and public schools. During her graduate experience, Taylor evaluated and provided treatment services for expressive/receptive language delay, articulation and phonological disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC), fluency disorders, social language difficulties, and Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Additionally, she worked closely with children with complex medical needs. Taylor has a passion for implementing Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) systems into treatment and meeting the unique needs of every child. Taylor enjoys play-based, functional therapy as well as family engagement in the evaluation and treatment process.

Michaela Dowd

MS, CF-SLP

Michaela comes to South Shore Therapies with clinical experience evaluating and treating children and adults in school, acute care, and pediatric private practice. She has worked with individuals with various diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, phonological and articulation disorders, expressive and receptive language delays and disorders, social communication disorders, down syndrome, and feeding/swallowing disorders. Prior to completing her master’s degree, Michaela worked as a registered behavior technician for three years. Michaela is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) Loud, and has a special interest in voice, as well as executive function disorders. Michaela believes in building strong rapport with both clients and families to foster a safe environment for communicative success.

Courtney Johnson

MS, CF-SLP

Courtney comes to South Shore Therapies with experience evaluating and treating children and adults in a variety of settings including university outpatient clinic, inpatient hospital, outpatient hospital clinic, and public schools. Courtney has experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses including expressive/receptive language disorders, phonological and articulation disorders, social-pragmatic disorders, auditory processing disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), feeding and swallowing disorders, orofacial myofunctional disorders, and fluency disorders. She has a special interest in working with children with phonological and articulation disorders as well as orofacial myofunctional disorders. Courtney is very passionate about providing functional and individualized therapy that is fun and effective for her clients and their families.

Richard Little

MS, CF-SLP

Ricky joins South Shore Therapies with experience working in public schools, university clinics, and private practice. He has experience evaluating and treating both pediatric and adult clients. Most recently, Ricky worked with clients on skills targeting fluency, receptive/expressive language development, social pragmatics, and executive functioning. He also has extensive knowledge treating clients both in-person and over telehealth. Ricky enjoys getting to know each one of his clients and fostering their growth based on their goals while creating a welcoming and safe environment.

Alivia Kinney

MA, CF-SLP

Alivia joins South Shore Therapies with clinical experience working in the hospital, school, and private practice settings. Alivia has been involved in evaluating expressive and receptive language skills as well as social pragmatic skills and has provided treatment for the deaf and hard of hearing, fluency disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC). Her interests include early language acquisition and social pragmatics, and she loves play-based therapy that are hands on and child-lead. She aspires to continuously implement fun and exciting ways in engaging her young clients to achieve their goals.

Morgan Chabot

MS, CF-SLP

Morgan joins South Shore Therapies with experience providing services to children and adults in a university clinic, a public school, and an outpatient rehabilitation clinic. Morgan has experience evaluating and providing treatment for clients with expressive/receptive language delays/disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, childhood and acquired apraxia of speech, social pragmatic disorders, fluency disorders, aphasia, voice disorders, and cognitive disorders. Morgan gained further experience working with children who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and implementing Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices into therapy. Morgan has a special interest in working with autistic children. She loves to continue to expand her knowledge in the field of speech-language pathology and recently finished a course on Gestalt Language Processing. Morgan is passionate about working with children and their families. She believes it is important to collaborate with families and other professionals to provide the best services for her clients and to promote generalization. Morgan utilizes play-based and client-centered therapy approaches to provide individualized, fun, and engaging services.

Kayla Flynn

MS, CCC-SLP

Kayla joins South Shore Therapies with experience servicing elementary and middle school aged clients in the public school and clinical settings. Her areas of assessment and treatment include receptive and expressive language, articulation and phonology, pragmatic language, autism spectrum disorder, and AAC. Kayla is interested in pursuing opportunities working with early intervention aged clients and expanding her knowledge in natural language acquisition. She believes in using a play–based approach to best support clients’ social and language skill development. Kayla is passionate about building a strong rapport with clients, families, and co-workers to create the most inclusive and supportive intervention possible.

Megan Sneider

MS, CF-SLP

Megan joins the South Shore Therapies team with experience in evaluating and treating children and adults across university clinic, private practice, and public school settings. She has evaluated and treated children with a variety of speech, language, and fluency disorders, both in person and via telehealth. This includes thorough experience targeting articulation and speech intelligibility, implementing high- and low-tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices, providing strategies for social communication, and treating receptive and expressive delays/disorders. Megan has served diverse client populations, including children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, and global developmental delays. Throughout her work, Megan is committed to providing compassionate, functional, and evidence-based care that is individualized to each child and family. Megan is passionate about building a strong rapport with clients and families and fostering a positive environment for functional growth.

Veronique Webber

MS, CCC-SLP

Veronique is a self-proclaimed “Frozen Peach,” navigating this New England weather as a Georgia native. She began her career in 2014, working for Stepping Stones Early Intervention in Hartford, Connecticut. While at Stepping Stones, Veronique had the opportunity to work with children under the age of 3 with a variety of speech and language difficulties. She coached caregivers in their natural environments, providing valuable skills that encouraged language development in young children. Veronique worked closely with teachers, developmental specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and behavioral analysts to provide the best care for her clients. She also served on the initial evaluation team, determining eligibility for early intervention services, and providing autism screenings. Veronique has had the opportunity to professionally work with children with Developmental Delays, Feeding/Oral Motor Disorders, Down Syndrome, Autism, Medically Fragile Children, Language Delays and Articulation/Phonological Disorders. Veronique is passionate about the power of play and caregiver coaching in speech and language development for children. “Miss V" (because Veronique can be a bit of a mouthful) joined the SST family shortly after moving to Boston in 2019 and is excited to be back in the clinic after some time away earlier this year.

Alex Dyer

MS, CCC-SLP

Alex has experience working with children and adults across a variety of settings, including public schools, private schools, and private practice. Her clinical background includes evaluation and treatment of a wide range of diagnoses, including speech and phonological disorders, language disorders, fluency disorders, and social-pragmatic disorders. Alex is passionate about providing functional and individualized therapy sessions and tailors each child’s treatment plan by utilizing a whole-child approach. Alex’s areas of interest include speech sound disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, and autism spectrum disorder.

Janesse Lazera

MS, CCC-SLP

Janesse joins South Shore Therapies with previous experience providing services for children and adults across a variety of settings including public schools, university clinics, and outpatient private practice. She has experience providing assessment and treatment to the pediatric population in the areas of articulation and phonology, receptive and expressive language, developmental delays, and fluency. In addition, she has experience providing treatment for autistic children and those with social pragmatic language difficulties. Janesse is passionate about providing engaging and motivating child-led therapy sessions and is dedicated to collaborating with parents and caregivers to encourage client progress and generalize skills across environments.

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Howard Szklut

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Suzanne Chase

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Laura Forrester

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Christine Villa

INSURANCE & BILLING SUPERVISOR/HINGHAM OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Flower Jaeger

REFERRAL AND INSURANCE BENEFIT COORDINATOR

Diane Ringer

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Lori Homer

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Neilla O'Connor

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Garcelle Germain

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Alyssa Brodeur

SCHEDULER

Kylie Handler

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Margaret McGuirk

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Dan McGillicuddy

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Rosemary O’Neil

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Lynne Moodoyan

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Danielle Leary

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Suzanne Doyle

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Casandra Blandin

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Amina Cunningham

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William Donovan

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