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Meet The Team

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Brooke O'Leary
M.S., CCC-SLP

Owner & Director

Brooke is the owner and director of O'Leary Speech Therapy. She has 7+ years of experience as a speech therapist and has a passion for working with children and helping them discover their strengths and talents. Her goal as a professional and private practice owner is to help each child develop communication confidence and give them the tools to connect with their family, friends, and the world around them. 

Brooke received dual Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University in 2015. Prior to opening this practice, she worked in the public school setting for 6 years. In addition, she has worked at a private practice specializing in social cognitive development for the past 4 years. She holds a Clinical Certificate of Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, as well as a license in Speech-Language Pathology from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Additionally, Brooke holds a Massachusetts Educator License, has an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Early Intervention (EI) from Northeastern University, and is a PECS Level 1 Certified Implementer. 

Brooke lives in South Boston with her husband and two young children. She loves living by the water & spends her free time on Cape Cod. 

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Erin Griffin
M.S. CCC-SLP

Erin received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University in 2018, after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science and Disorders from James Madison University in 2016. She holds a Clinical Certificate of Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, as well as a license in Speech-Language Pathology from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Additionally, Erin holds a Massachusetts Educator License. 
 
Erin has experiences in public and private schools, home health, telehealth services and pediatric out-patient settings. Erin has evaluated and treated children with articulation, phonological, motor planning, expressive and receptive language, executive functioning, social pragmatic and fluency needs. Erin also has experience working with children presenting with autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities and intellectual disabilities.  Erin has worked collaboratively alongside other professionals such as  occupational therapists, physical therapists, board certified behavior analysts, general and special education teachers and school psychologists. Erin has experience working with children who communicate in a variety of ways, via a Total Communication Approach, (e.g., Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) devices, gestures/signs and speech). Erin enjoys working collaboratively with families in order to individualize and maximize the gains of the therapy she provides while catering to client's interests and motivations. Erin likes to incorporate play and literacy within her fun, engaging sessions.  
 
In her free time, Erin enjoys going to the beach, skiing, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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Grace Moore
M.S. CCC-SLP

Grace moved to Boston from New York in 2019. She attended the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders in 2015 and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in 2017. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, as well as a license in Speech-Language Pathology from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Additionally, Grace holds a Massachusetts Educator License.

Grace began her career working with the early intervention and preschool-age population. She has worked in the public school setting for the past 4 years, where she provides speech and language therapy to a variety of students, primarily those on the Autism Spectrum. She is skilled at providing therapy for various speech and language disorders, including articulation/phonology, receptive/expressive language, social/pragmatic language, fluency, and childhood apraxia of speech.
Grace has experience collaborating and working with a multidisciplinary team consisting of special education teachers, board-certified behavior analysts, occupational and physical therapists, fellow speech-language pathologists, and families!

 

She believes that caregivers and families are a vital part of speech therapy and she provides strategies and activities to facilitate speech and language development at home.


Grace resides in South Boston where she loves to spend time with family and friends, and explore the city!

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Beth Melander
M.S. CCC-SLP

Prior to becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist, Beth received her Bachelors in Special Education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and worked as a third-grade Special Educator for three years in her home state of Vermont. Beth received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University in 2015.  For the past 8 years, she has worked primarily in the acute care medical setting specializing in dysphagia and language treatment. She has worked at skilled nursing facilities, inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics for adults and pediatrics, and provided tele-health services. She holds a Clinical Certificate of Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, as well as a license in Speech-Language Pathology from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Beth’s clinical interests include feeding/swallowing therapy, play-based therapy targeting expressive/receptive language, and collaborating with families to help support growth and progress. 

Beth lives in Marblehead with her husband, daughter, identical twin boys and her golden retriever, Basin. 

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Sarah Birdsall
M.S. CCC-SLP

Sarah moved to Boston from Connecticut in 2017, after receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Connecticut in 2017. She received her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2019. She holds a Clinical Certificate of Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, as well as a license in Speech-Language Pathology from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Sarah has experience in public and private schools, medical settings, and private practice outpatient clinics. She is skilled at providing therapy for feeding and swallowing, expressive and receptive language, fluency, reading and written intervention, AAC, and articulation. Sarah has additional training related to feeding and is an SOS and Responsive Feeding Therapy trained provider. Throughout her work as a clinician, Sarah has treated a wide variety of pediatric and adult populations but specializes in working with Autism Spectrum populations. She uses a family-centered, play-based approach to therapy and values a close and communicative relationship with patients and their caregivers. 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

I thank God that we met Brooke on a weekly basis, after every session she has with our son. Brooke genuinely invests in getting to know each kid she works with. She has provided excellent support and guidance for our son in his struggles to understand social pragmatics, and she does so with exceptional patience and a sense of humor. Most importantly, my son enjoys his sessions with her and is making great progress with her help. In the world of speech and language providers, Brooke is a rare find!

- Parent of a 15 year old, Needham

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