Elizabeth is a certified Speech Language Pathologist in the state of Massachusetts. Elizabeth holds a Master's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from theMGH Institute of Health Professions. Elizabeth spent a decade prior to graduate school working as a therapist with children diagnosed with autism (ASD), pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), nonverbal learning disability (NVLD), language based learning disabilities, central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), intellectual impairment, dyslexia, down syndrome, ADD/ADHD, speech and language delays, cerebral palsy, neurofibromatis, anxiety disorders, executive functioning disorders, and childhood apraxia of speech (CAS).
Elizabeth was trained by the parent of a child with autism to use Floor Time intervention strategies to support social-emotional development. She worked at Building Blocks Early Intervention implementing Floor Time principles. Elizabeth worked in a Floor Time/DIR school in California for two years. Additionally she received training to treat visuo-cognitive difficulties, often described as visuo-spatial, visual perceptual, or visual processing problems at the Interactive Learning Center. Most recently Elizabeth split her time between private practice and working at OTA the Koomar Center. Elizabeth completed a series of clinical internships to meet her clinical competencies. She has experience working with children and adults.
Elizabeth was trained to treat reading and writing disorders in addition to providing speech and language therapy while at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She has one course left before receiving her reading certificate. Elizabeth uses a multi-sensory and systematic approach to reading. Specific materials used to support reading and writing include materials from Project Read’s Framing Your Thoughts, Edmark, Orton-Gillingham, and Nancy Tellian’s Reading with TLC.
Elizabeth is in the process of completing her coursework to become certified in the PROMPT technique to support clients with motor speech production disorders.
In addition to working in her private practice, Elizabeth runs a lecture series at OTA the Koomar Center titled Parent Speak: Best Practices for Supporting Communication in the Lives of Children with Autism.
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