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    Hello! Thank you for visiting my Speech and Language webpage! 

    My name is Cara Rabin and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) at McCarthy Elementary School.  I have been working at McCarthy since 2012 with students in grades K-5.  I love what I do!  I approach my job with compassion and creativity.  I hope that all of my students leave each session feeling better about themselves and their communication skills in order to be successful in their classrooms.

    I attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst for both my Bachelors of Science and Masters of Arts in Communication Disorders before becoming a certified Speech-Language Pathologist. As an SLP, I have to participate in continuing education to maintain my Certificate of Clinical Competence, my Massachusetts Speech-Language license, as well as my Massachusetts educators license.



Scope of Practice

  • Speech-Language Pathologists in a school setting help students of all ages in the areas of:

    • Articulation: some students have difficulty saying some sounds
    • Phonology: some students have difficulty saying patterns of sounds
    • Fluency: some students have difficulty getting the words out or may repeat words when they are talking
    • Receptive Language: some students have difficulty understanding language, such as following directions or answering questions
    • Expressive Language: some students have difficulty using language, such as putting words together in the right way or naming vocabulary
    • Pragmatic Language: some students have difficulty understanding and using social communication, such as making social inferences, knowing what to say in different situations and interacting with others.

    In the school setting, all services are provided on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) after the student has been identified with a communication disability.

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