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Speech therapy

Pediatric speech and language therapists

Children typically develop communication milestones within a predictable timeline. However, some children may demonstrate delays or differences in their ability to understand or use language for communication. They may also demonstrate difficulties with articulation, voice, feeding or swallowing.

Our pediatric speech-language pathologists are here to help! We will complete a comprehensive evaluation and work with you to develop a treatment plan to help your child reach their goals. Each plan is individualized and includes caregiver training and home programs to ensure carryover to all environments.  

Creating a comprehensive plan to help your child with speech therapy

Conditions that may affect speech, language or swallowing include:

  • Autism
  • Cleft lip/palate 
  • Developmental delays
  • Hearing loss
  • Genetic disorders such as Down syndrome
  • Learning and attention disorders
  • Stuttering 
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy or traumatic brain injury
  • Voice disorders

Speech and language therapy services can help kids of all ages and abilities communicate more

Our goal is to support your child as they learn and grow. Pediatric speech therapy is more than just a service, but an opportunity to help nurture through:

This program is accredited by The Joint Commission as part of an ambulatory survey process. 

Is your child progressing at the rate expected for his or her age?

Is your child progressing at the rate expected for his or her age?

Our general guidelines can help you

Please keep in mind that each child is unique and develops skills at their own rate. If you are concerned about your child’s development, a physician or therapist may be able to assist with an evaluation.


Meet the team

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Margaret "Maggie" Patricia Altieri, MEd, Speech Language Pathology
Margaret "Maggie" Altieri MEd, Speech Language Pathology Speech therapy Read more
Allyson R Bailey, MS, CCC-SLP
Allyson Bailey MS, CCC-SLP Speech therapy Read more
Elizabeth Blackwell, MS, SLP-CCC
Elizabeth Blackwell MS, SLP-CCC Speech therapy Read more
Samantha K Burch, MEd, CCC-SLP
Samantha Burch MEd, CCC-SLP Speech therapy
Assistive technology
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Katherine Clapp, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Katherine Clapp M.Ed., CCC-SLP Speech therapy Read more
Erin Corker, MS, CCC-SLP
Erin Corker MS, CCC-SLP Speech therapy Read more
Kristin M Current, MS, CCC-SLP
Kristin Current MS, CCC-SLP Speech therapy Read more
Genevieve Denue, MS, CCC-SLP
Genevieve Denue MS, CCC-SLP Speech therapy Read more
Jared Forman, MS, ST
Jared Forman MS, ST Speech therapy Read more
Eleanor Victoria Friar, MA
Eleanor Friar MA Speech therapy Read more
Caroline Gerlach, M.S., CCC-SLP, CAS
Caroline Gerlach M.S., CCC-SLP, CAS Speech therapy Read more
Alexandra Houlbrooke, MS, CCC-SLP
Alexandra Houlbrooke MS, CCC-SLP Speech therapy Read more
Akshay Kumar, CCC-SLP
Akshay Kumar CCC-SLP Speech therapy Read more
Abigail Peckham, MS, SLP
Abigail Peckham MS, SLP Speech therapy Read more
Jaclyn Pedini
Jaclyn Pedini Speech therapy Read more


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