We Improve Communication - One Voice At A Time
Speech/Language Pathologists & SLP-As
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). Teri is also certified as a Mindfulness Practitioner.
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 joined the TDS team in 2010 and now serves as a treating Speech/Language Pathologist and Clinical Supervisor. She received both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is liscensed by the state of Massachusetts and is a certified member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). She is trained in both Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT) and Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS).
Tara has worked throughout the Pioneer Valley in serveral local school districts performing evaluations and providing speech/language therapy. She is skilled at providing therapy for various speech and language disorders, including articulation/phonology, receptive and expressive language, social/pragmatic language, fluency, and childhood apraxia of speech. In addition to providing direct therapy, Tara also enjoys mentoring students, new SLPs and SLP assistants.
Outside of work, Tara enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, preferably outside and near a campfire.
Suzanne is a MA licensed and ASHA certified speech/language pathologist who joined TDS in 2006. She has had more than 30 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 performing diagnostic evaluations and 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 of her work and the challenge of finding the right therapy approach for each individual.
Outside of work, Suzanne enjoys cooking & baking, photography, reading, 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.
Cassie's journey at TDS begain when she was still in high school (2011 to be exact) as a mentor in social coaching groups. At this point, she was still trying to figure out what she wanted her future career to be. Her experience working at TDS solidified her passion and desire to become and speech-language pathologist.
Cassie went on to earn a dual Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Spanish, and a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Worcester State University.
Cassie has experience providing services to individuals across the lifespan. Special interest areas include: Early Intervention (EI), Preschool, Medically Fragile Pediatrics, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Cassie has a passion for coaching families to support their loved one's communication. She is certified in the Hanen Centre's "It Takes Two to Talk" program.
Outside of work, Cassie enjoys spending time with family and friends, being active, and trying new restaurants.
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.