Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist
Jessica Teixeira, M.S., CCC-SLP
Serving the Worcester County & MetroWest areas
I am a certified speech-language pathologist by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). I received my bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders from Bridgewater State University and my Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Worcester State University. I am passionate about supporting neurodivergent children and their families and providing strengths-based, neurodiversity-affirming therapy. I believe that safety, trust and connection are foundational to supporting communication and make these a priority with each and every child I support.
I specialize in identifying, evaluating and supporting children who communicate with delayed echolalia/scripting (gestalt language processors) using the Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) Framework. I am an an NLA Trained clinician and a member of the Meaningful Speech team where I have provided both in-person and virtual trainings on gestalt language development and natural language acquisition internationally.
I also have experience in the diagnostics and treatment of a variety of other speech and language needs such as early analytic language development, speech sound disorders, non-speaking or minimally-speaking children, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). I am trained in sensory processing through the Inside Out sensory certificate program for speech-language pathologists and use this knowledge in each and every session to integrate sensory strategies that improve regulation which is also foundational to communication development.
Gina Sultan, M.S., CCC-SLP
Serving the Middlesex & MetroWest areas
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Tufts University and my Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Boston University. I am a certified speech-language pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech and Hearing Association. I have several years of experience working with children ages 0-3 and their families through an Early Intervention organization providing in-home, routines-focused, strengths-based therapy and parent coaching. I have also worked as an SLP consultant with the Learning Disabilities center at Boston Children’s Hospital, specializing in interdisciplinary team evaluations to provide recommendations for academic support, and have supervised graduate students at Boston University’s summer preschool language clinic.
My training as a speech therapist is only one part of all the experiences and information that I use to inform my practice. My therapeutic approach is grounded in the understanding that neurodiversity is natural - there is so much variation in how humans think, learn, and behave. I know there is no one-size-fits-all approach to language development. I am passionate about helping parents and caregivers discover how their children learn, their sensory needs and preferences, and how to support each child’s unique style of language and cognitive development.
In addition to my SLP training, I am a certified DIR Floortime provider and I am also trained in supporting gestalt language processors through the Meaningful Speech course (NLA Trained clinician). I seek out information and perspectives from the autistic and neurodivergent community to inform my practice, and continue to learn so much from my personal and professional relationships with autistic & neurodivergent clinicians, family members/friends, and my own experience on the “other side” as a new parent myself in a wonderfully neurodivergent family.