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                                                                                     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.

Marisa Capogreco OTD., OTR/L Marisa earned her Bachelor of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences from The Ohio State University where she minored in Speech and Hearing . Marisa earned her doctorate in occupational therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions. Marisa's doctoral project focused on helping to establish the pro-bono OT clinic at the IHP, with a focus on the best ways to assess and treat a child with sensory needs. Marisa presented Her research at the national OT conference in Philadelphia , and is  in the process of publishing it into an OT journal. Marisa also has experience working on a mental health unit at the Cleveland Clinic, where she started a sensory program to help patients cope with symptoms of their mental health disorders. Marisa  loves walking on the esplanade, cheering on all Boston sports teams, and exploring new places.

Marisa Capogreco OTD., OTR/L

Marisa earned her Bachelor of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences from The Ohio State University where she minored in Speech and Hearing . Marisa earned her doctorate in occupational therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions. Marisa's doctoral project focused on helping to establish the pro-bono OT clinic at the IHP, with a focus on the best ways to assess and treat a child with sensory needs. Marisa presented Her research at the national OT conference in Philadelphia , and is  in the process of publishing it into an OT journal. Marisa also has experience working on a mental health unit at the Cleveland Clinic, where she started a sensory program to help patients cope with symptoms of their mental health disorders. Marisa  loves walking on the esplanade, cheering on all Boston sports teams, and exploring new places.

 

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.  

 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.

 

 
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.

 

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  

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

 

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.