Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

lisa-roland-slpLisa settled in Massachusetts after leaving New Jersey to get her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication Disorders from Northeastern University. As a licensed speech-language pathologist, Lisa worked with children and adolescents in a variety of settings, including inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, schools, and private centers before partnering with Deb Goldman to develop and manage Speech Matters. Lisa is committed to providing quality speech and language therapy in a family-centered environment surrounded by a team of skilled therapists and a community-based network of interrelated professionals.

Lisa is dedicated to providing her clients and families with individualized services to support their speech, language, and academic needs. She is thoughtful in her approach to evaluation and treatment, and integrates her client’s personality, their goals, best practice, and inter-professional collaboration to achieve successful outcomes. Lisa 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. 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.

In addition to therapeutic services, Lisa has expertise in completing comprehensive speech and language evaluations that assess a child’s component speech and language skills, ability to integrate and apply those skills to higher-level language tasks, and provide 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, son, and their dog. She enjoys checking out new restaurants, outdoor activities, and weekends on the Cape with family.