Sharon Frank, Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in voice disorders, started Speech and Voice Therapy Center in 1998 out of an office in her house. Today the practice has grown to Sharon as Director with a staff of several Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and support staff.
The practice primarily sees pediatric clients with a variety of communication disorders as well as people of all ages with voice disorders.
Many parents contact us because either their child doesn’t qualify for therapy through Early Intervention (EI) or the schools, or they would like to supplement the therapy they receive at EI or the schools.
Many of our adult and pediatric clients need to improve their vocal clarity to function better in a variety of settings (home, work, socially, community) or to be better singers. Some of these adults are trying to avoid vocal fold (cord) surgery or need post-operative voice therapy.
We also see clients who speak English as a second language and wish to improve their accent, helping them to speak with more clarity and confidence at work and socially.
Finally, some of our clients are teens who want to participate and excel in sports without having breathing problems due to Paradoxical Vocal Fold Movement (PVFM).
We provide comprehensive initial evaluations by thoroughly reviewing our client’s history, conducting formal and informal testing, analyzing the test results, formulating a therapy plan, and discussing the results and recommendations with the client/family so they have a clear understanding of the client’s current status, prognosis, and therapeutic goals at the completion of their first visit to this Center.
We provide individual weekly therapy sessions, striving to match the needs of the client with the skills of the treating SLP. We welcome questions and discuss the outcome of each session with the parent/client, and strongly encourage follow-through by the parent/client between sessions.
Our SLPs are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Seminars are available for various school systems, service organizations, and to the community.