About Our Therapists
At Wellesley Pediatric Speech Therapy, we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality service to our patients. Our therapists all specialize in the treatment of pediatrics. All therapists are certified by the State of Massachusetts and members of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
Ivy Schantz M.S.,CCC-SLP
Ivy earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Speech and Hearing Sciences from The George Washington University. She received her Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology from Boston University. Ivy has specific interest and expertise working with the Autistic population. She has extensive experience working in an outpatient pediatric medical hospital where she worked with children with a variety of developmental and medical diagnoses. Additionally she has led social pragmatic groups for children on all levels of the Autism Spectrum and is trained in the nationally recognized PROMPT technique. Ivy enjoys working in the Wellesley community with families, educators, and other medical professionals. She believes it's important to collaborate with everyone involved in a child's life and care in order to see the most progress and carryover of the skills they learn and develop in therapy.
Robin Stein M.S.,CCC-SLP
Robin earned her bachelor’s degree in linguistics and psychology from the University of Michigan and her master’s degree in communication disorders from Emerson College. She specializes in pediatric treatment and is trained in the nationally recognized PROMPT technique. Robin has seen clients that span age ranges and needs at WPST. Specific populations include children with: autism spectrum disorder (ASD), childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), late talkers, receptive and expressive language disorders, phonological and articulation disorders, and fluency disorders. In regards to CAS, Robin has experience implementing principles of motor learning, dynamic temporal and tactile cueing (DTTC), and Rapid Syllable Transition Training (REST). Robin values family collaboration and enjoys using the "see-saw" app to share session videos. Robin has clinical experiences at Boston Children's Hospital, a local public school system, early intervention, and in a specialized school for students with special needs. She has worked with children on their articulation, fluency, higher level language, listening and reading comprehension, narrative language, social communication, vocabulary, and word-retrieval skills.
Ellen Gilmore M.S.,CCC-SLP
Ellen earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Boston College and her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Boston University. She has extensive experience working with the pediatric population in both individual and group settings and is trained in the nationally recognized PROMPT technique. She has evaluated and treated children with communication disorders including Childhood Apraxia of Speech, autism spectrum disorder, articulation and language delays through both play-based therapy and more structured tasks. Ellen has completed advanced training in evaluation and treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorder. She has supported families and children experiencing limited diets, low volumes of intake, sensory and oral-motor challenges, as well as more medically complex needs. Past experiences include an integrated preschool program, an outpatient rehab program, and Early Intervention. She is very sweet, compassionate, and enthusiastic about working with children and their families.
Alexandra Morgan M.S.,CCC-SLP
Alex earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of New Hampshire. Alex has extensive experience working with the pediatric population. Previously, she has provided evaluations and therapy at a pediatric private practice and within the public school system via both in-person and telehealth services. Alex has worked with children with motor speech disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, expressive/receptive language delays, fluency, phonological awareness, narrative language, and social communication. Alex is caring, energetic, and dedicated to work with children and their families to reach their goals in and out of the clinic.
Melanie Bishop M.S.,CCC-SLP
Melanie earned her BA in English and Linguistics from Northeastern University and her MS in Speech Language Pathology from Boston University. Prior to joining WPST, Melanie has previous experience at a pediatric private practice designing and implementing treatment plans addressing receptive/expressive language, articulation, motor speech, fluency, voice, social communication, phonological processing, and auditory processing skills. Melanie has worked on interdisciplinary teams providing consultation and education to caregivers, other therapists, and health professionals. Additionally, she has completed trainings in Nancibell Visualizing & Verbalizing program, Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing program, Reading with TLC Lively Letters: Condensed, Introduction to PROMPT Technique and Bridging PROMPT Technique to Intervention, PECS Level 1 Training, Greenspan Floortime Approach training. Melaine is an experienced, warm, and energetic therapist who cares so much for the children and their families.
Ashley Higgins M.A.,CCC-SLP
Ashley earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Massachusetts. Ashley has provided speech, language, voice and cognitive evaluations and therapy to young children and adolescents. She has educated adolescents and young adults on executive function strategies to increase independence and improve overall academic success. Before coming to WPST, Ashley worked with pediatric and adult patients at Spaulding Rehabilitation Outpatient Centers and conducted research on the use of telepractice as a service delivery model for children with Autism. Ashley is warm and dedicated to working with children and their families to improve their overall communication skills.
Megan Lachapelle M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Megan earned her B.A. and M.Ed. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the College of Saint Rose. Megan previously worked in Early Intervention as well as at a school for children and adolescents with special needs. She has worked with children and adolescents on their speech, language, feeding, pragmatics, and cognitive functions skills with a focus on neurodiversity affirming care. The children and families Megan works with appreciate her sweet personality and love and passion for working with children.
Elana Block M.S.,CCC-SLP
Elana received her Bachelor of Science in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester and her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Emerson College. Elana has extensive experience working specifically with the pediatric population with a variety of medical and developmental diagnosis. Past positions include another pediatric private practice in the area, a local elementary school, and the Early Intervention program. She worked with children with a variety of speech, language, and pragmatic/social deficits. She is very caring, enthusiastic, and passionate about working with children and their families.
Katie Savino M.S.,CCC-SLP
Katie received her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Language & Linguistics from Brandeis University and her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University. She specializes in pediatric language delays, articulation impairments, pragmatic language deficits, and fluency disorders. Katie has provided evaluations and therapy for children at Massachusetts General Hospital: Speech, Language & Swallowing Disorders outpatient clinic and a local preschool program. She has planned and led social groups using the Social Thinking Curriculum. Katie has completed advanced trainings in Apraxia of speech including PROMPT, Introduction to Technique and Diagnosis and Treatment using Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC); Meaningful Speech Gestalt Language Processing training and Marge Blanc's Natural Language Acquisition in Autism Trainings, Level 1 and level 2. Katie's warm and energetic personality makes it easy for children and families to feel comfortable and enjoy working with her.
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