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Matea Pecani, M.S., CCC-SLP

Lead Speech-Language Pathologist

 

Matea is a speech-language pathologist who 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 is passionate about treating young children with low communication skills, fluency disorders and articulation issues. However, Matea has extensive experience in the private practice area in all areas of speech therapy, including feeding, AAC, receptive and expressive language, pragmatic/social skills, etc. 

 

Matea is also fluent in Albanian and English. 

 

Mayya Kane M.A., CCC-SLP 
 
Clinical Director & Founder

 

Mayya is the owner and primary speech-language pathologist of Bright Side Speech Therapy, LLC. 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. 

 

Mayya is fluent in Russian and English. In her spare time, Mayya enjoys painting, reading, and spending time with her husband and children. 

 

 

 

 

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Kristin Kwan, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kristin is a speech-language pathologist who received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Kristin 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.  

  

Kristin's prior experience in ABA and Master's in speech therapy allows her to provide services from both a language and behavioral standpoint. 

Kristin is passionate about treatment for younger children with low communication abilities and children with autism, and feeding therapy. Kristin's warm and welcoming energy allows children to instantly connect with her, making it seamless to start making progress. 

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Lauren Rosano, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Lauren is a speech-language pathologist who received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She 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.  

Lauren is passionate about treatment for younger children with low communication abilities and articulation therapy. She is trained in the Hanen approach to support language development in the early ages. Lauren's contagious energy and excitement about helping children makes it easy for children to look forward to therapy every week!

 

Laurel Rodrick, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Laurel is a speech-language pathologist who received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She 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.  

Laurel is passionate about treatment for older elementary children through adolescents with ADHD, articulation issues, and executive dysfunction. She is additionally passionate about supporting adults with strokes, brain injuries, and other neurological concerns. Laurel has many years of experience that allow those she works with to understand their needs and make progress towards their goals. Laurel has a bright and smiling energy that clients instantly connect with. 

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Flavia Gusmano M.S., CCC-SLP

Practice Manager and Speech Language Pathologist

Flavia is the practice manager at Bright Side who handles our day to day operations including new client intake, billing, scheduling, and client satisfaction. She is also a speech-language pathologist who received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She 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.  

Flavia is passionate about supporting families so they can receive the best care possible at Bright Side. 

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