Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Center of Maine
Meet the Team
Jean Ashland, PhD. CCC-SLP: Dr. Ashland is a speech language pathologist
and pediatric feeding and swallowing specialist. Before joining the Pediatric
Feeding and Swallowing Center of Maine she worked at Massachusetts General
MGH, Dr. Ashland was an integral member of the pediatric team for inpatient and
outpatient services in the Department of Speech, Language and Swallowing
Disorders. She participated in interdisciplinary clinics including: The
Pediatric Feeding/Swallowing Feeding Team, Craniofacial and Cleft Palate Team,
Pediatric Airway, Voice and Swallowing Center and Newborn Follow-Up Clinic.
Ashland has published more than twenty articles and book chapters on topics
including cleft lip and palate, pediatric swallowing, treatment of
velopharyngeal insufficiency and treatment of swallowing disorders in the
neonatal intensive care unit. She has taught about pediatric feeding, swallowing
and cleft lip/palate at Boston University, Massachusetts General Hospital
Institute of Health Professions, Harvard University and The Harvard School of
made numerous national and international presentations to profession medical
groups about pediatric feeding/swallowing and airway problems.
Dr. Grant is an Occupational Therapist and pediatric feeding and swallowing
specialist bringing to the team her own personal experiences having a child
with a feeding and swallowing disorder.
Grant has a clinical doctorate in
Pediatric Science with a focus on neonatology and early intervention.
She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings in Maine and Massachusetts.
Joseph Anderson, MD: Dr.
Anderson is a Board-Certified Pediatrician and was voted the "Best of the Best" Pediatrician in Waldo County.
Anderson provides essential medical coordination to the feeding and swallowing team. He works closely with a child's local
physician to assure information is shared promptly and accurately for the most
coordinated, comprehensive care.
on a tradition of medical education in his practice, Dr. Anderson has been
appointed a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics for the Massachusetts College of
Health Sciences and Pharmacy and joined the faculty of Dartmouth School of
Medicine. Dr. Anderson can also be found on Facebook at Belfast Pediatrics https://www.facebook.com/BelfastPediatrics
Hannah Holland, M.A., CCC-SLP: Hannah is a Speech Language Pathologist and the feeding and
swallowing team intake coordinator. Hannah has worked in many different settings including schools, homes
and early intervention programs. Hannah has a special interest in working closely
with families. She has worked as an early intervention specialist, working with
families of children with feeding and swallowing disorders right in their
Hannah has completed trainings on coaching, sensory integration approaches to
speech therapy and the Hanen Parent Training Program. Hannah is certified to
provide speech therapy telepractice, providing video based treatment right in
children's homes, schools and care settings.
Marcia Kyle, RDN, LD, CDE, FAND: Marci is a dietician and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition
and Dietetics (FAND). She is nationally known for her significant and sustained
contributions to the field of nutrition and dietetics by establishing herself
as role model in the field.
In cases involving complex nutritional needs, Marci works
with families to meet their children's specialized nutritional needs. She collaborates with the child's physician
and medical care team to provide expert, evidence-based nutritional care for
infants, children and adolescents.