Welcome to speech and language therapy!
My name is Danielle Muise and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist at the McCarthy School. I work with students from Kindergarten to 5th grade.
I attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Communication Disorders. I earned my Master's of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Emerson College in Boston where I gained experience working in Early Intervention, school settings (K-8), and a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF). I completed my Clinical Fellowship at Martin Middle School in Taunton, MA. I have been loving my work at McCarthy Elementary School since 2015!
The best way to contact me is by email, as I am busy working with students and meeting with staff and families throughout the school day. I do my best to respond to emails before I leave school each day. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I can also be contacted by phone. You can call the office at 508-626-9161 and ask to speak with me.
Speech-language therapy is provided by a speech-language pathologist (SLP) who is a highly trained professional with a master's degree and has experience in assessing and treating communication disorders. SLPs can work in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, outpatient clinics, nursing homes, rehab cetners, and private practice.
The following are the most common skill areas that a speech-language pathologist treats in a school setting:
Articulation: Students may have difficulty saying certain sounds or words making it difficult for others to understand them.
Phonology: Students may have difficulty with certain patterns of sounds (such as leaving off the beginning or ending sounds in words, or one sound in consonant clusters
Receptive Language: Students may have difficulty understanding language. This may impact their ability understand what certain words mean or how to they go together. They may have difficulty following directions or answering questions appropriately.
Expressive Language: Students may have difficulty using language. It may be difficult to put words together in the right form or order, to express themselves clearly, or to know the vocabulary words they need when talking.
Fluency/Stuttering: A student may struggle at times to get words out or repeat part of whole words.
Pragmatic Language: A student may have difficulty understanding and using social communication. This may mean they have difficulty know what is appropriate to say and when it is appropriate to say it. It may be difficult to read other people’s nonverbal cues and to interact with others.