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Owner/Clinical Director/Speech Pathologist
Beverly earned her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University where she specialized in pragmatic and narrative language. After spending more than 9 years in the Lexington Public Schools, she founded Lex Communicate in 2011. Beverly developed a team-based model which is a collaborative, therapeutic relationship between herself, other providers, schools and, most importantly, the family. Inspired by her opportunity to work with executive functioning expert Sarah Ward, she specializes in combining social communication and executive functioning treatment and has advanced training in these areas. Beverly is passionate about providing education, advocacy and consultations to families, school systems and other professionals. Beverly provides trainings in the areas of social communication, executive functioning and the inclusion of individuals with neurointegrative deficits to schools, parent groups and the broader community. She served as an instructor in the areas of autism and social communication in the Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate Program at Antioch University New England and in the Communication Sciences and Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders graduate programs at Elms College. Most recently, she completed a position as adjunct faculty at the University of Hawai’i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine.
Caitlin Durrance, MS CCC-SLP
Caitlin graduated from Emerson College with a Master’s in Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Caitlin has worked extensively with children with social communication disorders, executive functioning weaknesses, and language based learning disabilities both in the clinical and school setting. Additionally, Caitlin regularly conducts comprehensive oral and written language evaluations that examine the impact of component language skills on written language. Caitlin has trained in Lindamood Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizing and The Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program (LiPS). She specializes in working with children to plan, organize, and execute their writing. Outside of work, Caitlin enjoys hiking, running, skiing, and reading.
Deborah Osber, MPH
Deborah holds a Master's Degree in Public Health from Boston University and has 20 years of experience in health services research, public health policy and administration, and program management. Throughout her career, Deborah has worked in a variety of settings to expand and improve community services to those in need.
Jenna Robbins, MS CCC-SLP
Jenna received a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Jenna has experience working with both pediatric and adult populations within clinics, schools, and rehabilitation hospitals. Jenna specializes in teaching children executive functioning skills, social pragmatic skills, expressive/receptive oral language skills, literacy/written language skills, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Outside of work, she has a passion for the performing arts, especially any type of dance.
Jennifer Canowitz, MS CCC-SLP
Jennifer earned her master’s degree at Northeastern University and has worked in a variety of settings over her 20+ year career as a Speech Language Pathologist. These include working at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Center, a busy outpatient clinic serving a wide variety of client needs with an emphasis on those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. There she was the primary resource for families to access appropriate school system services and develop home carryover skills and programming. Jennifer also served as the Clinical Director of Speech and Language Therapy at the Integrated Center for Child Development and as the Department Coordinator for Speech Language Pathology at Occupational Therapy Associates (OTA- Watertown). Her experience includes working with children who have diverse challenges and she is passionate about meeting each child at their individual level in order to build skills. Jennifer is an intuitive and flexible clinician who connects with children and families to develop a therapeutic relationship that emphasizes the joy of successful communication.
Kelly Stratford, MS CCC-SLP
Kelly graduated from Emerson College with a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She works as a speech pathologist for the Lexington Public Schools where she specializes in working with children with social communication disorders. In this role, she leads social pragmatic groups which includes teaching reciprocal conversation and play skills, partner and group work skills, social inferencing, perspective-taking, problem-solving, and self-regulation. Kelly has training in Social Thinking, the Zones of Regulation, mindfulness and anxiety strategies, Visualizing and Verbalizing and the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program (LiPS). Outside of work, Kelly loves to watch the Bruins, go to spin class, and spend time with her friends and family.
Laura Mahoney, LICSW
Laura received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work and her Certification in Advanced Clinical Practice from Boston College. Throughout her 20+ year career Laura has provided mental health support and education to adults, children and families in both medical and public-school settings. In her clinical practice Laura is eclectic in her approach and application of treatment. During sessions Laura will integrate a variety of therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Collaborative Problem Solving, and Positive Psychology, based on the client’s needs. Laura specializes in helping her clients develop a positive sense of self and awareness, in working with clients on developing and utilizing skills/strategies to assist with emotion recognition and control, executive functioning, social/interpersonal skills, safety and self – advocacy skills. Laura’s passion is empowering her clients.
Marchella Lee, MS CCC-SLP
Marchella earned her Master’s Degree at Emerson College in Speech-Language Pathology and has practiced for nearly 20 years in both private practices and public school settings. Marchella has evaluated and treated children and young adults with speech, language, and social learning disorders. She has experience working with a wide range of communicative difficulties including social communication, executive functioning, receptive and expressive languages, articulation, phonology, and fluency. She has worked with individuals with diverse and complex diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Non-Verbal Learning Disability, Landau-Kleffner Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Allagille Syndrome, Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome, cerebral palsy, oral and verbal apraxia, dyspraxia, language learning disabilities, and hearing loss. In addition to working part-time at Lex Communicate, Marchella currently works full-time as a Speech and Language Pathologist at the elementary level in the Sudbury Public Schools. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three awesome children.