Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

lisa-roland-slpLisa is a unique clinician dedicated to providing her clients, and their families, with individualized and comprehensive services to support their speech, language, and academic needs.  She is thoughtful in her approach to evaluation and treatment, ensuring that she integrates her client’s personality, their goals, best practice, and inter-professional collaboration to achieve successful outcomes.  She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with a variety of communication and learning challenges, such as: phonology/articulation, apraxia, tongue thrust swallow, voice, oral and written language disorders, auditory processing, executive function difficulties, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, social communication disorder, language-based learning disabilities, and developmental delays.  Since graduating from Northeastern University, Lisa has completed formalized training in the following programs:  Lindamood-Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizing and LiPS (The Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing); Reading with TLC’s Lively Letters and Sight Words You Can See; and Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking curriculum.

Lisa has worked with children and adolescents in a variety of settings, including outpatient rehabilitation, schools, and private centers.  She is committed to using these perspectives to skillfully provide the community with a variety of speech and language services.  In addition to therapeutic services, Lisa has expertise in completing comprehensive speech and language evaluations that assess component speech and language skills, and a child’s ability to integrate and apply those skills to higher-level language tasks, including reading, writing, and social communication.  She provides recommendations for academic placement and specialized support services.  Lisa conducts school observations, attends IEP meetings, and provides screenings and consultative services to clients and related professionals/organizations.

Lisa has a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association and is licensed in Speech-Language Pathology by the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  She lives in Somerville with her husband, John, where she enjoys checking out new restaurants, biking the Minuteman Trail and weekends on the Cape with family.