We Improve Communication - One Voice At A Time
Teri Dooley- Smith
Teresa is a Speech Language Pathologist, clinical supervisor, and consultant with an array of clinical experiences which include: Early Intervention, School Based services at all age levels, Adult Dayhab, Adult Rehab, AAC and Life Skills.
Teri is PROMPT certified, Massachusetts State licensed, and is a certified member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).
She founded TDS Speech in 1999 with a vision of creating a compassionate
community where families felt valued and heard and where therapists and clients
developed interpersonal relationships that encourage risk taking and a shared vision of success.
An "Out of the Box" thinker, Teri specializes in creating social skills programs that meet kids where they are and that encourage
Outside of work, Teri enjoys spending time with her family, dancing in her kitchen (anywhere really), photography, reading and cooking.
Teri received a BS from Bowling Green State University and a graduate degree from the University of New Hampshire.
Tara Miller, M.A., CCC-SLP, received both her Bachelor of Arts and Master's degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She currently holds a Massachusetts State License and is a certified member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).
Tara joined TDS in 2010 and has worked throughout the Pioneer Valley in several local school districts performing evaluations and providing speech/language therapy.
In addition to her private sessions at TDS, Tara has also been involved with both the Social Coaching and Theatre for Social Success programs. Tara has always enjoyed working with children. Prior to enrolling in graduate school, to begin her training as a speech-language pathologist, Tara worked as a pre-school teacher in Leverett, Massachusetts.
Tara is married and has an amazing daughter. She enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her family.
Suzanne is a MA licensed and ASHA certified speech/language pathologist who joined TDS in 2006. She has had more than 25 years of professional experience working with both children and adults in a variety of settings, including hospital inpatient/outpatient, acute and long-term rehabilitation, homecare, Head Start, and public schools (preschool to grade 12). Suzanne also spent four years as a clinical supervisor in the graduate speech/language program at UMass/Amherst. Additional career experiences include working as a technical writer and a professional musician.
Suzanne received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and her
Master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Suzanne has special interests in treating articulation and language processing
disorders. She is also committed to helping secondary students develop essential communication skills to prepare them for employment. Above all, she enjoys the variety in her work and the challenge of finding the right therapy approach for each individual.
Outside of work, Suzanne enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and discovering new
music in every genre.
Kaitlyn’s journey at TDS began in 2014 when she started helping children and young adults as a mentor in social groups. Inspired by the passion and determination of the TDS team and their clients, she decided to pursue a career in speech-language pathology. She went on to receive her Master's degree from the University of New Hampshire in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Kaitlyn is now an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist that provides services to individuals ages 3-25 years at the private clinic, within the community, and in public and private schools. She provides specialized instruction to target a variety of skills and needs in the areas of social/emotional learning, mindfulness, vocational learning, executive functioning, articulation and phonological disorders, aphasia, AAC, and apraxia of speech. She believes that communication is a fundamental right and that all people deserve to feel the power of connection.
Makenzie’s passion for Speech-Language Pathology can be traced back to her volunteer experience at a young age, where she spent significant time learning about the variety of health-care specialists through the lens of Early Intervention and decided that becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist was her purpose.
She joined the TDS Team in the Fall of 2016.
Makenzie received a Bachelor’s of Clinical Psychology with a focus in Health Care from Emmanuel College and went on to receive her Master’s of Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University.
She has had the pleasure of working with a variety of clients of all abilities across the lifespan. Her clinical experience include: Early Intervention (EI), Pre-School, Medically Fragile Pediatrics, School Based learning, Accessibility, Adult Day-Hab, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Vocational Skills, and Life Skills. She has a passion for Motor Speech, Assistive Technology, and therapeutic collaboration.
Makenzie is a travel-lover and Cherry Garcia fanatic.