Matea Pecani, M.S., CCC-SLP
Matea is a speech-language pathologist who received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Worcester State University. She also earned a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. Matea holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) through the National American Speech and Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Board of Registration for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
Matea has experience in evaluating and treating individuals of various ages ranging from infancy to geriatric in a variety of settings including early childhood, public school system, home health care, outpatient hospital setting, and at a University outpatient clinic.
Matea has conducted thorough evaluations and developed and implemented individualized treatment plans to determine strengths and concerns in areas of articulation and phonological disorder, receptive and expressive language disorder, social communication disorders, cognitive and developmental delays, prematurity, feeding challenges, dysphagia, motor planning difficulties, voice disorder, fluency disorder, Auditory Processing Disorders, and many others. Matea has worked with individuals of all ages with a variety of developmental and medical diagnoses including: Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Cognitive-Communication Impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Hearing impairments, Chromosomal Deletion Syndrome, Dementia, among many others.
She is especially passionate about following a family-centered approach to therapy. She devotes herself to educating patients and their families as she believes that a well-informed and well-supported patient makes greater gains in therapy. She thoroughly enjoys collaborating with caregivers and other professionals to ensure a successful outcome in therapy.
Matea is also fluent in Albanian and English.
Mayya Kane M.A., CCC-SLP
Clinical Director & Owner
Mayya is the owner and primary speech-language pathologist of Bright Side Speech Therapy, LLC, located in Framingham, Massachusetts. She earned a dual Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and Microbiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Mayya received her Master of Arts degree with the highest honors in Speech-Language Pathology from University of Massachusetts Amherst. She was specially trained through a highly selective government-funded grant in the area of Autism. Mayya holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) through the national American Speech and Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Board of Registration for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
Mayya has experience working in a variety of settings including the public school system, a specialized private school, an outpatient adult and pediatric medical hospital, and an inpatient hospital setting. She has treated individuals with needs in receptive and expressive language, alternative communication (AAC), fluency, swallowing, feeding, social skills, pragmatic language, voice, and articulation. Mayya has worked with children with a variety of developmental and medical diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cleft Lip and Palate, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing and Vision impairments, CHARGE syndrome, Aspergers or High Functioning Autism, developmental delays in speech and language, stuttering, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, Specific Language Impairment, as well as many others.
Mayya is trained in the PROMPT technique (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) and Certified in the DIR/Floortime approach. She is also a feeding specialist, with training in the SOS approach (Sequential Oral Sensory), as well as extensive experience with swallow dysfunction and oromyofunctional disorders.
Each speech therapy treatment session with Mayya is highly individualized, highlighting each individuals abilities and strengths. She uses the latest evidence-based treatments with all clients as a rule in all speech therapy sessions.
Mayya is fluent in Russian and English. In her spare time, Mayya enjoys painting, reading, and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Cora is the office manager at our practice. She has many years experience working in a variety of medical settings supporting patients with many concerns and needs. Cora prides herself in the connections she develops with new patients and her ability to support a community she is passionate about. Cora received her Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management at Fisher College in Boston.In her spare time, Cora enjoys writing poetry, sewing, and spending time with her husband, son, and extended family.
FOR A CONSULTATION
Kristin Kwan, M.S., CCC-SLP