Meet Our Clinicians
Jeannette’s patience and ability to build rapport with children are her greatest strengths. Her energetic and enthusiastic personality makes her a perfect match for any child.
She has an evident passion for what she does and weaves her creative skills into her practice. She will set high expectations for your child and offer the support needed to help them meet and exceed these goals.
Jeannette holds a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology, Massachusetts state license, and Certificate of Clinical Competence. She received her undergraduate degree from Boston University and her graduate degree from Northwestern University.
Kirsten is a dynamic and dedicated speech therapist who is passionate about working with children and their families. She creates individualized treatment plans and collaboratively works with parents and outside team members to optimize patient success. Her warm and upbeat nature immediately engages children.
Kirsten has worked with toddlers, preschoolers and school age children in a variety of settings including private clinics and elementary schools.
Kirsten holds a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology, Massachusetts state license, and Certificate of Clinical Competence. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of New Hampshire.
Jacquie joined the North Chore Children’s Therapies team in 2015 in order to start up the Occupational Therapy department. She attended Quinnipiac University, where she received a bachelors in Health Science and her masters in Occupational Therapy. Jacquie has experience working with children of all ages, as well as with adults in an acute care setting. She has specialized training in sensory integration approaches, such as the Integrative Listening Systems, Deep Pressure Proprioceptive Technique, the Astronaut Training Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol and Rhythmic Movement training for reflex integration. She also is trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding and the Handwriting Without Tears program.
Shannan is an insightful and determined clinician. She has extensive experience with a wide range of abilities and structures her sessions in a way that puts her clients at ease. Shannan’s ability to incorporate augmentative supports allows for optimum success within therapy sessions.
Shannan holds a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology, Massachusetts state licensure, Certificate of Clinical Competence, and is also a certified reading specialist. She received her undergraduate degree from Marywood University and her graduate degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions.
Erica is an enthusiastic and passionate clinician who is dedicated to providing therapy that enhances communication skills for children. She creates an inviting environment by keeping children engaged and motivated during therapy and providing individualized therapy tailored to each child’s specific needs and interests. A central priority for Erica is establishing strong relationships with families as it provides important carryover of speech and language skills. Erica’s goal is to help children feel confident about their abilities and achieve their highest success.
Erica has experience working with children ranging from early childhood to school age. She has worked in a variety of settings including elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and private clinics.
She holds a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Certificate of Clinical Competence. She received her undergraduate degree from Assumption College and her graduate degree from Worcester State University.
Sam is a cheerful, engaging and resourceful clinician who takes the time to develop rapport with children and their families to help make speech therapy a positive process. She brings both dedication and enthusiasm to her role at NSCT.
Employing the latest evidence-based strategies to help achieve optimal success, Sam works diligently to create individualized treatment plans for each of her patients. She strives to have each child feel confident in his or her communication abilities, celebrating each little step along the way.
Sam has experience in working with children from early childhood to young adulthood with a variety of needs and disorders. She has worked in diverse settings, ranging from a hospital, to outpatient clinics as well as elementary and middle schools.
Sam holds a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology, Massachusetts state license, and a Certificate of Clinical Competence. She received her undergraduate degree from Elmira College and her graduate degree from the University of New Hampshire.
Katie is an adaptable, fun and passionate clinician who has extensive experience evaluating and treating children with a variety of mild to severe speech and language disorders. She works hard to make sessions fun so that her patients look forward to therapy, while still challenging them to reach their full potential. Deeply committed to her patients’ success, Katie is dedicated to collaborating with all team members to develop individualized treatment programs, promote carryover and facilitate maximum progress.
She received her B.A. in Linguistics and Italian from UC Davis and her M.S. in Communication Disorders from Emerson College. She has a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the states of Massachusetts and California. Katie is formally trained in Reading with TLC’S Lively Letters and Sight Words You Can See programs and is a member of two ASHA special interest groups: Language Learning and Education and Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.
Melissa is an enthusiastic and engaging clinician who is dedicated to helping each child she serves communicate more effectively. She is very passionate about her work and finds true joy in helping children learn the strategies and skills they need to succeed both socially and academically. Melissa designs treatment plans by looking at the whole child, setting high expectations while also meeting their individual needs. Her patience and positivity allow each child to progress at their own pace while also being encouraged to achieve their goals.
Melissa’s clinical experiences range from early childhood to school age. She has worked in a variety of settings including: private school, public school, and in-home therapy.
Melissa holds a Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She earned her undergraduate degree in Childhood Development from Texas Tech University where she received her teaching certification and earned her graduate degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Rachel is an energetic and engaging therapist who is passionate about providing fun and meaningful occupational therapy services. She utilizes play to help children feel confident about their abilities and help them meet their individualized goals. Rachel incorporates sensory integration techniques with gross motor, fine motor, and visual-perceptual therapeutic activities to work with each child.
Rachel holds a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy, a Massachusetts state license and is registered through the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy. She also holds two Bachelors degrees, one in occupational science and the other in psychology. Rachel received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University at Buffalo.
Megan is a cheerful and passionate speech therapist who strives to meet the unique needs of each client. Her desire to help individuals communicate was sparked by having a sibling with a disability. Megan’s ability to quickly build rapport with clients and their families promotes a safe and welcoming learning environment. She believes that building strong relationships will facilitate carryover of newly learned skills from the therapy session to the home and other settings. She is committed to working with team members to optimize client success and to provide the most effective treatment.
Megan has experience in working with children from early childhood to school-aged with a wide array of speech and language disorders. She has worked in public schools and home-based settings. She holds a Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Tracy is a creative, dedicated and compassionate clinician with an extensive background working with children with various developmental disabilities in the areas of speech, language and early education. Her endearing and charismatic personality allows her to make connections effortlessly with children and parents alike. She makes therapy fun and engaging for kids while promoting maximum growth across all areas of development. Tracy recognizes the importance of open communication and easily collaborates with parents, teachers and specialists to assist in the generalization of skills across environments. Tracy is passionate about language development and education and works tirelessly to help children to meet their individual goals.
Tracy holds a Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology, a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) as well as Massachusetts State Licenses in Speech Pathology and Severe Disabilities-Special Education. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees through the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Katie is a friendly and upbeat speech therapist who is passionate about improving her clients’ speech and language skills. Her patience and ability to quickly build rapport with her clients, their families, and other team members are among her strengths. Katie is committed to providing a positive and motivating environment by selecting fun and engaging activities that are tailored to each client’s individual strengths, interests, and objectives. She believes that scaffolding her clients’ communication abilities within the context of a supportive environment will help her clients maximize their academic and social success.
Katie holds a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Emerson College and received her undergraduate degree from Stonehill College. She has experience working in school-based, community clinic, and private clinic settings, with a range of communication disorders in toddlers to school-aged children.
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