Michael Towey, M.A., CCC-SLP: serves as course director, instructor and training mentor in our telepractice training program. Mike is the manager of Speech Language Pathology and Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center of Maine. Mike has many years professional experience and is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Mike is a member of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and serves as a member of the executive committee of the ATA Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group.
Mike presented an invited training,
Telerehabilitation Guidelines: A Blueprint for Success, at the American Telemedicine 18th International Annual Meeting and Expo in Austin, TX. and presented on competencies in telepractice to the Directors of University Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders 2012 Annual Meeting in Newport Beach, CA. He is a regular presenter at ASHA and other national and international trainings. He has written articles about telepractice and wrote the chapter on Speech Telepractice in the first book published about telerehabilitation
Mike teaches classes in voice and swallowing disorders and speech therapy telepractice at the University of Maine and at Northern Arizona University and provides speech therapy telepractice internationally.
Nathan Curtis Nathan has more than forty years experience working with preschool and school-aged children using a family-systems approach. He has worked extensively with adolescents with language learning disabilities. He is skilled in applying technology in his work with children and families. , M.A., CCC-SLP Nathan is the Clinical Coordinator for SLP and OT Tele Services at WCGH. He is a lead instructor and mentor in our speech telepractice training program.
Nathan coordinates telepractice services at several sites and provides on-site coaching. He creates and teaches how to use authentic digital materials in telepractice. Nathan provides speech telepractice services to preschool and school-aged children using a team approach.
Nathan presents at national conferences on topics of coaching teachers, working with high-risk preschoolers in telepractice, and integrating speech therapy services into school curricula. He has also written articles in professional publications on the use of technology, programs and "apps."
He has provided telepractice curriculum training/consultation to university faculty at major universities and helped develop the curriculum for the first in the country graduate telepractice training course.
Amy C Reid Amy provides speech telepractice services to preschool and school-aged students. She has strong diagnostic skills and is our lead online clinician to provide assessment. Amy spends her clinical day doing full time teletherapy throughout Maine school settings. She is well known for developing highly engaging materials to use with her students. , M.A., CCC-SLP is a lead instructor and mentor in our speech telepractice training program.
Amy has mentored graduate students and faculty within several trainings. Amy is a regular presenter at national conferences on the topics of teaming, telepractice competencies, building literacy routines, online coaching, and developing authentic materials.
Jennifer Whitcomb, M.A., CCC-SLP is a lead instructor and mentor in our speech telepractice training program. Jennifer has extensive experience and expertise working with children and families. She served as a primary language/literacy consultant in one of America's premier Early Reading First projects. She uses these experiences to provide real-time coaching within telepractice. Jenn has expertise in coaching teachers and families.
Jenn provides preschool and school-aged telepractice services.
Erica R. James, M.A., CCC-SLP i s an adjunct faculty member of our speech telepractice training program. She has completed research in voice and fluency disorders and presented her findings at national conferences. She has advanced training in laryngeal stroboscopic voice assessment, with expertise in both the Estill and Verdolini Lessac Madsen Voice Training techniques. Erica was an invited presenter at the annual Vocal Cord Dysfunction Conference at National Jewish Hospital Medical Center in Denver, Colo. and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual convention. She is nationally certified in the LSVT (and eLoud), a scientific treatment for voice disorders in Parkinson's disease. Erica is the past President of The Maine Speech Language Hearing Association. She provides telepractice for children as well as adults.
Erica is a pioneer in telepractice and provided the first speech telepractice in Maine, successfully working with a teacher with Parkinson's disease.
LaNae Moline, M.A., CCC-SLP/A is an adjunct faculty member of our speech telepractice training program. She has extensive experience in a variety of specialized settings. LaNae has expertise in augmentative communication devices and specialized intervention for children with autism. She is a Level III certification candidate in the DIR/Floortime method for children.
LaNae provides telepractice sessions to work with children in remote locations using high tech speech devices. She coaches parents in DIR/Floortime activities right in their homes. LaNae is well known for her use of creative, authentic materials within sessions fully engaging her clients and provides speech telepractice internationally. LaNae is licensed in New York and Maine.
Morgan Graham, M.S., CCC-SLP: Morgan provides telepractice services to preschool and school-aged children. She has a strong background in working with families and coaching parents to help their child build early literacy skills.
Morgan also has a strong background with voice and swallowing disorders and provides follow-up telepractice treatment using telepractice. Morgan's telepractice experience includes work with adolescents with language learning difficulties as well as adults with voice and swallowing disorders.
Kayla LaBrie, M.A., CF-SLP: Kayla is a graduate of the University of Maine. She provides telepractice sessions for preschool and school-aged students. She has a strong background in working with preschool students. Kayla enjoys building engaging materials to use with her students. Mary Beaster, M.A., CCC-SLP: Mary is a graduate of the University of Maine. She joined the Pen Bay Speech and Hearing team in 2015. She works with preschool and school-aged clients. Mary enjoys making her own therapy materials. Natalia Guaqueta-Tyler, M.A., CCC-SLP: Natalia is a graduate of California State University, Chico. She has clinical experience working in medical settings as well as in public schools. She has clinical experience with preschool and school-aged students. Natalia joined Pen Bay Speech and Hearing in 2016. Amy Micklich, M.A., CCC-SLP: Amy has over twenty years of clinical experience in diagnostic evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of developmental and acquired brain based learning differences. Her scope of practice includes attention disorders, non-verbal learning disabilities, autism spectrum, social cognitive learning disabilities, auditory processing, executive functioning deficits, traumatic brain injuy, and augmentative and alternative communication. Amy is dedicated to developing functional treatment strategies. Cindy Cowing, M.A., CCC-SLP: Cindy is a highly experienced speech pathologist having worked with clients of all ages. She enjoys working with preschool and school-aged students. Cindy also has a lot of experience in treating clients with swallowing disorders. Sara Palazzo, M.A., CCC-SLP: Sara is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She previously worked for CDS with preschoolers but also has experience with elder care at skilled facilities. Sara moved to Maine with her husband to raise their two girls.
Sara enjoys working with teachers and parents. She provides telepractice services for preschool and school-aged students.
Beth Owen-Mishou, M.A., CCC-SLP: Beth is a graduate of the University of Maine and has over thirty years of clinical experience. She has advanced training in working with students with autism. Beth has specialty areas including working with students with complex speech disorders as well as supporting reading as it relates to communication disorders. She has worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Saint Joseph in their education and special education departments. Beth provides telepractice services in schools.
Kim is a graduate of the University of New England and is our lead OTR teletherapist. She has over ten years experience working in a variety of educational and health care settings. She has three years experience providing OT services via telepractice with preschool and school-aged clients. She has completed both individual and group telepractice and most recently contracted with one of the nation's premier national telepractice companies. Kim has a strong commitment to supporting teachers and families. Kim Gooding, M.S., OTR/L, CLT:
Sasha is a graduate of the University of New England. She has experience with early intervention and preschool children. Sasha provides occupational therapy services in-person and via telepractice. Sasha Small, M.S., OTR/L: Ashlee Hamann, M.S., OTR/L:
Ashlee is a graduate of Husson University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies and a Master of Science is Occupational Therapy. She has experience with early intervention and school-aged children. Ashlee provides occupational therapy services in-person and via telepractice.
Cathy Gerrish, COTA:
Cathy provides high quality in-person and telepractice OT services to preschool and school-aged students. She has extensive experience working in local preschool settings. Cathy provides aquatic therapy services at the local YMCA. Known as a great collaborator and support for teachers and parents, Cathy brings a family systems approach to her therapy.