Melanie Olson Giles, MA,CCC-SLP

Melanie Olson Giles, MA,CCC-SLP
Melanie@speechtherapygroup.net

 

Melanie is a Speech-Language Pathologist who is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association. Melanie received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has been working in the field of Speech Pathology since 2001. 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. Currently, Melanie is the CEO and Clinic Director of Speech Therapy Group. 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 also works closely with Voice disorders and performs Videostroboscopy with ENT physicians. She is a certified LSVT clinician for Parkinson’s patients. Melanie has also focused in the area of augmentative communication, with training in the dynavox, voice output computers and most recently Proloquo2go for Ipad. Other interests include autism with application through Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), pediatric through geriatric motor speech disorders, social skill training, functional communication, language and cognitive-linguistic therapy. Melanie works with pediatrics through geriatrics.
Mary Barker, M.Ed. CCC-SLP

Mary Barker, M.Ed. CCC-SLP
Senior Supervisor

 

Mary is a Speech-Language Pathologist who is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association and is licensed in MA. Mary is the Senior Clinical Supervisor for STG, LLC. Mary has been working with STG since 2004. 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 passion and expertise is in adult and geriatric rehabilitation, cognition, oral functioning & swallowing disorders. Mary has spoken both nationally and locally in the areas cognitive rehabilitation of dysphagia management, normal aging vs. dementia, young stroke rehabilitation, communication and swallowing disorders in Multiple Sclerosis, traumatic head injury rehabilitation, time management and team management. Mary’s past positions include: Clinical Director for Easter Seals Massachusetts and Clinical Director for the North Andover Region for SunDance Rehabilitation. She was also the Director of Outpatient Speech Therapy Programs for the New England Rehabilitation Hospital. 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 was recognized as the SunDance Rehabilitation Speech Clinical Director of the Year in 1997.
Jaime Napurano, MS,CCC-SLP

Jaime Napurano, MS,CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

 

Jaime is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Massachusetts and is also certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association. She graduated from Seton Hall University with a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology in May 2015. Throughout her graduate and post-graduate career, Jaime has worked in a variety of settings including acute care hospitals, short term subacute rehabilitation and long term care facilities, outpatient hospitals, and public school systems. Jaime has a passion for evaluating and treating adults with dysphagia, voice disorders, cognitive-communication disorders, and motor speech disorders. She was awarded the Marni Reisberg Award by the New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association in 2015 for her dedication and outstanding performance within the field of medical speech-language pathology. In addition to her work with adults, Jaime evaluates and treats a variety of pediatric speech, language, and swallowing disorders. She is certified in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) and is also trained in Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) as well as videostroboscopy.
Samantha Buckner, MS,CCC-SLP Clinician

Samantha Buckner, MS,CCC-SLP
Clinician

 

Samantha is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Massachusetts and certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association. She completed her Clinical Fellowship in April 2014 and obtained a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology at Northeastern University in May of 2013. Samantha evaluates and treats pediatrics through geriatrics. Along with her work in public schools, Samantha evaluates and treats a variety of disorders including autism spectrum disorders, language/reading, articulation, stuttering, communication and pediatric feeding disorders in the clinic. She also treats a range of adult disorders from dementia to post stroke for cognitive-linguistic impairments, motor speech and voice disorders.
Jaime Napurano, MS,CCC-SLP

Stefani Kalos, MS,CF-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

 

Stefani Kalos is a speech-language pathologist completing her clinical fellowship at Speech Therapy Group. She graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA with a Bachelor of Art degree in Linguistics in 2012. She graduated from Emerson College in Boston, MA with a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in August of 2016. Throughout graduate school she gained experience with a wide variety of delays and disorders in both an elementary school and different outpatient settings. Stefani currently evaluates and treats children from grades three to six within two elementary schools in addition to treating and co-treating a small caseload of clients at Speech Therapy Group. Stefani has special interests in treating both children and adults with fluency and voice disorders.
Sarah Kapica, MS,CF-SLP

Sarah Kapica, MS,CF-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

 

Sarah is a Speech-Language Pathologist completing her clinical fellowship at STG. She is currently working in a public middle school. She received a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University’s Sargent College in December 2016. As a graduate student clinician, Sarah worked in a variety of clinical settings, including Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, the BU Aphasia Resource Center, an elementary school, and the BU Speech, Language, and Hearing Center. She enjoys working with clients of all ages and has experience in the evaluation and treatment of cognitive-communication disorders, fluency disorders, speech and language disorders, and motor speech disorders. Sarah has a passion for treating aphasia and cognitive-communication disorders in the adult population.
Emily Ottinger, MS,CF-SLP

Emily Ottinger, MS,CF-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

 

Emily is a Speech-Language Pathologist completing her clinical fellowship at Speech Therapy Group. She graduated from George Washington University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science, and completed her Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at New York University in 2016. As a graduate student clinician, Emily completed clinical externships in New York City at Mount Sinai Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, Public School 24, Terrence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, and the New York University Speech-Language-Hearing Disorders Clinic. Emily has completed clinical research within the NYU Swallowing Research Laboratory as well as coordinated autism education research at the University of Pennsylvania. She finds work with both pediatric and adult patients rewarding, and has special interest in diagnostic assessment and intervention for feeding and swallowing disorders, cognitive linguistic disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and stuttering.
Abigail Oveis, MS, CF-SLP

Abigail Oveis, MS, CF-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

 

Abby is a speech-language pathologist currently completing her clinical fellowship at STG. She received her BA in Applied Psychology from Boston College, and she graduated from Boston University in 2016 with a MS in Speech-Language Pathology. Prior to entering graduate school, she worked as a research assistant at the VA Boston Healthcare System and Boston University School of Medicine on a variety of projects examining language processing in brain-damaged and healthy older adults. As part of her graduate training she has worked with pediatrics and adults with a variety of disorders in school, outpatient, hospital, and skilled nursing settings. As part of the STG team, she currently works in the school and outpatient setting. She is interested in voice, swallowing, language, and cognitive-communication disorders across the lifespan.

Clinical Supervisors

Mary Barker, M.Ed,CCC-SLP & Melanie Giles, MA,CCC-SLP