Nicole 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. As a speech-language pathologist, Nicole truly enjoys the collaborative aspect of working with families and other professionals to help children reach their fullest potential. Nicole lives in Peabody with her husband and their dog, Sam. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, going on walks with her dog, taking barre classes, and watching sports.