Occupational Therapists

JACKIE SANSONE M.Ed., OTR/L

Jackie earned both her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services and her Master of Education in Occupational Therapy from Springfield College. She is the founder and director of Wellesley Pediatric OT. She gained extensive clinical experience during her work with the pediatric population for the past 15 years in various settings. Prior to founding WPOT, she worked at a private school for children with severe social and emotional disabilities, where she treated children with diagnosis including Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum, learning disorders,  Down Syndrome, and Muscular Dystrophy. Jackie has completed advanced training in sensory integration theory and is qualified to administer and interpret the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests. 

JILLian AMO M.S., OTR/L Jillian earned her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from Boston College where she minored in Special Education & Psychology. She received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University. Jillian has worked at Wellesley Pediatric OT for over 2 years, and has prior experience working with children in early intervention, school-based, and inpatient settings. Jillian treats children to young adults with various needs and has a specific expertise in sensory integration and handwriting.  

JILLian AMO M.S., OTR/L

Jillian earned her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from Boston College where she minored in Special Education & Psychology. She received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University. Jillian has worked at Wellesley Pediatric OT for over 2 years, and has prior experience working with children in early intervention, school-based, and inpatient settings. Jillian treats children to young adults with various needs and has a specific expertise in sensory integration and handwriting.  

Patricia Collins M.S., OTR/L

Tricia earned both her Bachelor of Occupational Science and Master of Occupational Therapy at Ithaca College.  Before joining the Wellesley Pediatric Team Tricia gained knowledge and experience working in Early Intervention and in an Outpatient setting.  Tricia treats children to young adults with a variety of delays including Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, anxiety, seizure disorders, and other developmental delays.  With expertise in Sensory Integration, Tricia is an energetic therapist and enjoys getting onto the floor with children to promote motivation and engagement in functional activities.

 

Speech Therapists

 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.  

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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.

 

 
Lucy tillou m.ed.,ccc-slp Lucy earned her bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University in North Carolina. She received her Master of Education degree in Communication Disorders and Speech Language Pathology from the University of Virginia. Prior to coming to WPST, Lucy worked for a pediatric private practice in Richmond, Virginia, working with school age children in public and private schools and with many children on the autism spectrum. .

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Lucy earned her bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University in North Carolina. She received her Master of Education degree in Communication Disorders and Speech Language Pathology from the University of Virginia. Prior to coming to WPST, Lucy worked for a pediatric private practice in Richmond, Virginia, working with school age children in public and private schools and with many children on the autism spectrum.

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Emily Goldberg m.s.,ccc-slp Emily earned her Bachelor of Science in Health and Society from the University of Rochester and her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Emerson College. Emily has experience working specifically with the pediatric population in Early Intervention, Children's Hospital and at a local elementary school. She has had the opportunity to work with children with various developmental and medical diagnoses on their speech, language, and pragmatic/social skills. Additionally, she has counseled and educated many parents and caregivers regarding their child's needs and worked with families to develop individualized treatment plans for each child. Emily is passionate about working with children and their families to improve their overall communication skills. .

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Emily earned her Bachelor of Science in Health and Society from the University of Rochester and her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Emerson College. Emily has experience working specifically with the pediatric population in Early Intervention, Children's Hospital and at a local elementary school. She has had the opportunity to work with children with various developmental and medical diagnoses on their speech, language, and pragmatic/social skills. Additionally, she has counseled and educated many parents and caregivers regarding their child's needs and worked with families to develop individualized treatment plans for each child. Emily is passionate about working with children and their families to improve their overall communication skills.

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Abby chud m.s.ccc-slp Abby earned her Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Emerson College. Abby has extensive experience working in Early Intervention; where she assesses and provides speech, language, and feeding therapy to children with a variety of developmental and medical diagnoses. Additionally, Abby has worked with the pediatric population in a variety of settings including: preschool, elementary school, and a private practice specializing in feeding therapy.  

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Abby earned her Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Emerson College. Abby has extensive experience working in Early Intervention; where she assesses and provides speech, language, and feeding therapy to children with a variety of developmental and medical diagnoses. Additionally, Abby has worked with the pediatric population in a variety of settings including: preschool, elementary school, and a private practice specializing in feeding therapy.

 

 
Amanda slaboden m.s.ccc-slp  Amanda earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bucknell University and her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Boston University. She has experience working with children individually and in groups in both medical hospitals and public school systems. Amanda is a bilingual therapist and worked with children in both English and Spanish. She is passionate about working with children and their families.

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 Amanda earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bucknell University and her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Boston University. She has experience working with children individually and in groups in both medical hospitals and public school systems. Amanda is a bilingual therapist and worked with children in both English and Spanish. She is passionate about working with children and their families.

Shayna Daugherty m.s.ccc-slp Shayna earned her Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders and her Master of Science in Speech Pathology from The University of Rhode Island. She is certified in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), which is a useful tool for children that have problems with articulation and oral motor coordination. Shayna has specific interest and expertise working with children that have Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, g-tubes, and a variety of genetic syndromes. Prior to joining Wellesley Pediatric Speech therapy, she worked at a pediatric private practice where she evaluated and treated children ages 16 months to 18 years old  

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Shayna earned her Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders and her Master of Science in Speech Pathology from The University of Rhode Island. She is certified in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), which is a useful tool for children that have problems with articulation and oral motor coordination. Shayna has specific interest and expertise working with children that have Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, g-tubes, and a variety of genetic syndromes. Prior to joining Wellesley Pediatric Speech therapy, she worked at a pediatric private practice where she evaluated and treated children ages 16 months to 18 years old

 

 
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.

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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.