Debra Goldman, M.S., CCC-SLP

Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

debra goldman - speech and language therapistDebra is a licensed and registered Speech-Language Pathologist who has practiced in Massachusetts for 23 years. Debra received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Psychology at The University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada, followed by a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Northeastern University in Boston. Debra began her career treating the adult population, specializing in neurogenic disorders and dysphagia management in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. She has treated mentally challenged teenagers and adults with a focus on training augmentative communication systems. Debra practiced at The Speech and Language Center in North Andover, MA, for 16 years, treating children and young adults aged 18 months to 18 years old. Read More About Deb Goldman

Lisa Roland (Debrowski), M.S., CCC-SLP

Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

lisa debrowski - andover speech and language therapistLisa 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.  Read More About Lisa Roland

Jennifer Anderson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Jen Anderson Registered Speech-Language PathologistJennifer is a licensed and registered Speech-Language Pathologist with over 25 years of experience working with children. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at The University of Massachusetts, followed by a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Emerson University in Boston. Jennifer worked as a researcher, preschool teacher, and speech-language pathologist for children with autism for many years. Following this experience, she worked in both clinical and school settings with children with a wide range of developmental and acquired communication and learning difficulties, including: autism, ADHD, dyslexia, language disorders, articulation disorders, executive functioning challenges, and social-pragmatic difficulties. She has spent the last ten years working in a local elementary school and has gained extensive experience evaluating and treating disorders in the areas of articulation/phonology, language, fluency, and social skills. Read More About Jennifer Anderson

Nicole Martin, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Nicole Martin Speech Pathologist AndoverNicole is a Southern California native who moved to Massachusetts for college. She completed her undergraduate studies at Boston College and earned her master’s degree in speech-language pathology at Boston University. Nicole holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in Speech-Language Pathology by the state of Massachusetts. She began her career in 2009 at a local private practice, where she developed a passion for helping children of all ages learn how to communicate. In 2015, Nicole began working as a speech-language pathologist at a local public elementary school, where she continues to work today. Through her work in both settings, she has gained extensive experience in working with children who present with receptive and expressive language impairments, word retrieval difficulties, ADHD, executive function challenges, autism spectrum disorder, social pragmatic difficulties, tongue thrust swallow, childhood apraxia of speech, and articulation/phonology. Read More About Nicole Martin

Alanna Levesque, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Alanna Speech Pathologist AndoverAlanna is a licensed and registered Speech-Language Pathologist in the State of Massachusetts and she holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). Alanna received her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology and her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her clinical experience includes private practice and public school settings, as well as inpatient and outpatient facilities. She has experience evaluating and treating individuals who present with an array of cognitive, language and learning profiles. Read More About Alanna Levesque

Hilary Gordon, M.S., CCC-SLP

Special Education Teacher, Reading Therapist

Hilary Gordon - Andover Reading TherapistHilary is a licensed educator and speech-language pathologist with a specialty in reading disorders and language-based learning disabilities. Hilary has level 2 certification in the Wilson Reading System as a Wilson Dyslexia Therapist and is a member of the Orton-Gillingham Academy of Practitioners and Educators at the Associate Teacher level.  In addition, Hilary has formal training and extensive experience using the Lindamood-Bell programs – LiPs (Phonological Sequencing Program), Seeing Stars and Visualizing and Verbalizing.  Read More About Hilary Gordon

Karen Cronin M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Karen CroninKaren is an enthusiastic clinician who is dedicated to helping each child communicate more effectively. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association. Karen has worked with children and families for over 25 years in a variety of settings including schools, homes, and private clinics. Karen received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, followed by a Master of Science Degree at Northeastern University.  Read More About Karen Cronin

Samantha Amodeo M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Samantha AmodeoSamantha is a lifelong word nerd who has been practicing as an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist since 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree in linguistics at Yale University and master’s in communication sciences and disorders at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Before joining the Speech Matters team, Samantha worked with infants and toddlers enrolled in community-based early intervention and with students ranging from preschool age through 22 years in both traditional and specialized educational settings. Read More About Samantha Amodeo

Luann DiTullio

Office Administrator

luann ditullio - andover speech therapy office managerLuann comes to Speech Matters with over 35 years of administrative management, bookkeeping and customer service experience. She has worked in various settings during her career, including another speech therapy practice alongside Debra Goldman and Lisa Debrowski for the last ten years. She specializes in medical billing, resolving insurance issues and customer service as well as day-to-day office management. She enjoys getting to know the families we work with and keeping the office running smoothly. In her spare time, Luann loves spending time with her family, cooking and playing with her dog, Buddy.

Associations

American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association