Our owner, Mayya founded Bright Side Speech Therapy after a life long dream of owning her own practice in order to service her local community the way she believed clients should be serviced. One of our core beliefs is that when a client comes to Bright Side, we focus on their strengths and how we can use those to improve their quality of life. In a world where speech therapy services are limited, we strive to provide the most services that we can so our clients actually reach their goals.
Our team has experience working in a variety of settings including early intervention, public schools, special education private schools, outpatient adult and pediatric medical hospitals, and inpatient hospitals. They have 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.
Members of our team are trained in the PROMPT technique (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), Certified in the DIR/Floortime approach (an evidence based, child-led therapeutic autism therapy). They are also trained in various feeding therapies, including the SOS approach (Sequential Oral Sensory), as well as extensive experience with swallow dysfunction and oromyofunctional disorders.
Our team speaks in a variety of languages, including Russian, Portuguese, and Albanian.
Mayya Kane M.A., CCC-SLP
Clinical Director & Founder
Matea Pecani, M.S., CCC-SLP
Lead Speech-Language Pathologist
Lisa Petrowski, M.S., CCC-SLP
Indigo Burford, M.S., CCC-SLP
Laurel Rodrick, M.S., CCC-SLP
Flavia Gusmano M.S., CCC-SLP
Practice Manager and Speech Language Pathologist