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Melanie Olson Giles

MA, CCC-SLP, M.Ed., BCBA/LABA

CEO/Clinical Director

Melanie@speechtherapygroup.ne

 

Melanie is a Speech-Language Pathologist who is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association and is the CEO and Clinic Director of Speech Therapy Group. Melanie received her Bachelor of Sciences in Communication Disorders as well as her Masters in Speech Language Pathology from University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1999 and 2001. She also received her Masters of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Autism from Endicott College where she is also working towards her PhD in ABA. Melanie is licensed in MA, NH, RI and CT. She co-founded Speech Therapy Group in 2004 and co-founded MassTex Imaging in 2006. Both are private practices focusing in the areas of Speech Therapy diagnostics and treatment. She has training, which involves extensive evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders pediatric through geriatric, completing over 6000 swallow studies, as well as Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing. Melanie’s main concentrations and licenses involve:

  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Voice disorders
  • Videostroboscopy with ENT physicians
  • LSVT LOUD certified
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) certified
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices
  • Autism with application through Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA),
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Social skill training
  • Functional communication
  • Language & cognitive-linguistic therapy
  • Pediatrics through Geriatrics
Mary Barker

Mary Barker, M.Ed. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Mary@speechtherapygroup.net

 

Mary was welcomed to STG in 2004 and is a Speech-Language Pathologist who is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association. Mary has over 27 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist and rehabilitation manager. She has worked in a variety of settings including: skilled nursing facilities, acute inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, out-patient clinics, acute care hospitals, public schools, Early Intervention, charter and collaborative schools. Mary’s held positions with New England Rehab, Easter Seals Massachusetts and SunDance Rehab. She developed an interdisciplinary dysphagia outpatient clinic, an interdisciplinary Senior Stroke Rehabilitation Program, and managed the Augmentative and Environmental Adaptation Clinic for the New England Rehabilitation Hospital.Mary’s main concentrations and licenses involve:

  • Adult and geriatric cognitive rehabilitation
  • Oral functioning & swallowing disorders.
  • Dementia
  • Young stroke rehabilitation,
  • Traumatic head injury rehabilitation.
Samantha Wallace

Samantha Wallace, MS,CCC-SLP

Clinical Supervisor

Samantha@speechtherapygroup.net

 

Samantha joined the Speech Therapy Group team back in July of 2013 and is one of our clinical supervisors as well as a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. Sam received her Bachelor of Sciences in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology as well as her Masters in Speech Language Pathology from Northeastern University in 2013. Over the years, Samantha has gained her experience from working at various school districts along the Northshore and completely a clinical rotation at an outpatient rehab at Milford Regional Hospital. From these experiences, she has gained practices in a variety of disorders with patients of all ages. Sam’s main concentrations and licenses involve:

  • Autism
  • Apraxia
  • Dyslexia & reading disabilities
  • Language
  • Articulation
  • Cognition, post-stroke & brain injury
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices
  • PECs
  • Visualizing & verbalizing

Get to know me!

“With the company of my black lab mix, Kylo, and my husband, I love to play board games, go to the beach, and complete many different crafts like knitting, coloring, and quilting.” – Samantha Wallace

Emily Bruno

Emily Bruno, MS, CCC-SLP

Clinical Supervisor

Emilyb@speechtherapygroup.net

 

Emily joined the STG team in May 2017 as one of our new clinical supervisors and a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at Binghamton University majoring in Linguistics. She also received her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University. Emily has an extensive background from a variety of different internships and former employment opportunities such as pediatric offices, middle schools, skilled nursing facilities, and university clinics. She also had the opportunity to supervise graduate students and teach undergraduate courses related to speech pathology, specifically phonetics. Through these experiences, Emily holds a broad range of skills working in different settings with different age groups and disorder areas. Emily’s main concentrations and licenses involve:

  • Accent modification training
  • Stuttering
  • Articulation
  • Phonological processes
  • Aural rehabilitation
  • Literacy skills
  • LSVT LOUD certified
  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) certified

Get to know me!

“I love spending time with my fiancée, family, friends, and new puppy! Relaxing at home with a good movie, book, or board game is my favorite thing to do but when I go out, I love outdoor activities like hiking and rollerblading.” -Emily Bruno

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Abigail Oveis, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Abigail@speechtherapygroup.net

 

Abby has been with Speech Therapy Group team since September of 2016 and another one of our licensed Speech-Language Pathologists. Abby received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston College and her Master of Science in Speech- Language Pathology from Boston University.  Abby completed her internships at the various locations such as skill nursing facilities, public schools, and long-term acute care facilities. She also previous worked at Boston University School of Medicine and VA Boston Healthcare System as a Research Assistant for two NIH funded projects (Aphasia Research Center and Language in the Aging Brain). From these experiences Abby has learned how to properly support a patient with a traumatic experience (e.g., head injury or stroke) or a new diagnosis (e.g., Parkinson’s, Dementia). Abby’s main concentrations and licenses involve:

  • Geriatrics
  • Pediatric and Adult Language and Cognitive Disorders
  • Language (comprehension and expressive)
  • Memory
  • Attention Disorders
  • Executive Function
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) certified
  • LSVT Certified

Get to know me!

“I enjoy getting some exercise playing volleyball and running. I love spending time with my golden retriever Harper and cuddling up with a good book. I especially love to explore new places around the world while appreciating different cultural meals.” – Abigail Oveis

Jamie Hansen

Jamie Hansen, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Jamie@speechtherapygroup.net

 

Speech Therapy Group was excited to welcome back Jamie as a Per Diem certified Speech-Language Pathologist in February 2018 after she completed her CYF with STG back in 2007. Jamie received her Bachelor Degree in Communication Disorders from the University of New Hampshire in 2004 as well as her Masters of Science in Communication Disorders in 2006. Jamie has been primarily an elementary school based clinician although has experience with patients of all ages. When Jamie previously worked for STG & MassTex she mainly covered for facility contracted schools, nursing homes, and outpatient care. Having the opportunity to see many different settings, it gave Jamie the chance to blend the positive aspect of each into her therapy skills. Some of those aspects are the importance of incorporating families, assuring high interest content that is in context and makes sense for each patient as well as building a trusting relationship so each patient is open to learning. Jamie’s main concentrations and licenses involve:

  • Pediatrics
  • Reading
  • Social Skills
  • Visualize and Verbalize Technique (V/V)
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) certified
  • Lindamood-Bell Phoneme Sequencing (LIPS) trained
  • Project Read training in Phonology and writing
  • Michelle Garcia Winner training in Social Thinking
  • Landmark School training in language based classroom, study skills, and social skills

Get to know me!

“I really enjoy spending time outside all year around. I especially love to go skiing, practice yoga, and relax on the beach. I am delighted to spend time in the kitchen following recipes and cooking for my family and friends. “  – Jamie Hansen

Rasika Mohan

Rasika Mohan, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Rasika@speechtherapygroup.net

Speech Therapy Group welcomed Rasika to the team in April of 2017 as a clinical fellow. Rasika is now a licensed clinician upon her completion of her fellowship in March 2018.  She earned both her Bachelor of Science in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences and her Master of Science in Speech Pathology from the Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University. Rasika completed a clinical graduate placement at Brigham Women’s Hospital where she was trained in dysphagia and the management of acutely ill patients. She completed another graduate placement at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Voice Laboratory where she received training treatment programs to manage a variety of voice disorders and pathologies. Rasika also has experience working in Elementary, Middle and High Schools where she worked with a variety of age groups and disabilities. Rasika’s main concentrations and licenses involve:

  • Adult Neurogenics
  • Autism
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Dysphagia
  • Aphasia
  • Resonant Voice Therapy
  • MBSimp

Get to know me! 

“I am a professional South Indian Classical (Carnatic) musician and I run a music school called the Saikripa School of Music in both Norwood and Cambridge, MA. I teach both vocal and violin music and also perform professionally in the New England area and across the United States. I also enjoy travel, photography and fashion.”  – Rasika Mohan

Melanie Jung, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Melaniej@speechtherapygroup.net

With great joy, Speech Therapy Group welcomed Melanie Jung to the team in August of 2018. Melanie is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who got her Bachelor of Science from Ball State University in Muncie, IN and a Masters in Science from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, OH. Her widespread background comes from working at different internships and former employment opportunities such as Hamilton Southeastern Schools, an autism school, outpatient facilities, and the Cleveland VA hospital.  Through these experiences, Melanie has accumulated an extensive variety of knowledge and skills like understanding pediatric speech delays and disabilities, and adult patients who present a variety of disorders. Melanie’s main concentrations and licenses involve:

  • Pediatrics
  • Autism
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Stuttering
  • LSVT LOUD certified

Get to know me!

“I enjoy baking cookies and cakes. Since I recently moved to the New England area I have enjoyed exploring new areas.”  – Melanie Jung

 

Meredith Orton, MS, CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Mereditho@speechtherapygroup.net

Meredith joined the Speech Therapy Group team in August of 2018 and is one of our clinical fellows. She graduated undergrad from ­­­­­­­Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. She also graduated from Old Dominion University with a Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology. Meredith widespread background comes from working at different clinics that focus in pediatrics, voice, autism, and transgender patients. She also has experience working at elementary schools concentrating in articulation and language disorders.  From these experiences, she has gained practices in a variety disorders and how to adapt to their specific communication and swallowing needs. Meredith’s main concentrations and licenses involve:

  • Articulation
  • Pediatrics
  • Autism
  • Feeding
  • Swallowing

Get to know me!

“I love hiking, camping, snowboarding, crossfit, and playing board games with the company of my husband.” – Meredith Orton

 

Bethany Jorgensen, MS, CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Bethany@speechtherapygroup.net

Bethany joined the Speech Therapy Group team in October 2018 as a clinical fellow. She received her Bachelor of Sciences in Theater and a minor in German from Northwestern University. After working for years as a professional actor in Chicago, Bethany moved to Boston to earn her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University. Her background comes from opportunities at Mass Eye & Ear Voice and Speech Lab, New England Rehabilitation Hospital, Beverly Hospital, and Joyce Middle School in Woburn. Through these experiences, Bethany has gathered a wide-range of knowledge and skills. As a voice therapist, Bethany combines evidence-based voice therapies and vocal health education into therapy activities that align with patients’ personal goals, values, and daily habits. She also enjoys evaluating and providing acute rehabilitation therapy for adults and older adults with dysphagia, cognitive-communication, language, voice, and/or neurogenic communication disorders due to brain injury, neurodegenerative diseases, and/or cervical spine injuries. Bethany’s clinical experiences involve:

  • Pediatrics through Geriatrics
  • Voice
  • PVFM
  • Dysphagia
  • Aphasia
  • Adult cognitive rehab

Get to know me!

“When I’m not working, I’m a curious traveler and an avid postcard collector. (My fiancé is a travel writer.) I look forward to learning more about and possibly performing with the theater and music communities in the greater Boston area now that I’m done with grad school!”

– Bethany Jorgensen.