Colleen is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in Massachusetts. Colleen earned her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of New Hampshire and received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University in 2000.
Colleen has been employed at the LABBB Early Childhood Program in Burlington, MA for the past seven years. During her time at LABBB, Colleen has serviced children as a speech language pathologist as well as taught her own integrated preschool classroom for four years. Colleen has extensive experience working with children with a variety of disabilities in the school setting, including Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disability, expressive and receptive language delays, sensory, cognitive, behavioral and motor delays. Colleen works collaboratively with school personnel and parents to enhance their knowledge and understanding of language delays and autism spectrum disorders and develop appropriate classroom, home, and therapy strategies and supports.
While in graduate school at Boston University, Colleen gained numerous clinical and educational experience servicing children of a variety of ages. Colleen developed a special interest in Pragmatic Language Disorders, and had the opportunity to receive training in the area from Elsa Able, M.S. CCC-SLP. During 2002-2003, Colleen facilitated pragmatic language groups for Elsa Able in the Greater Boston area. Social skills groups included middle and high school age persons with diagnoses of Asperger’s Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disability and general pragmatic language deficits.
In addition to her Master’s Degree, Colleen has taken three courses in Applied Behavior Analysis at Fitchburg State College. Colleen has also attended various professional trainings to develop her skills and knowledge-base in the area of autism spectrum disorders.