Arden Hill, MS CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Owner
Arden has been studying and working in the field of Speech and Language Pathology since 1987. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Boston University. After obtaining her Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison she returned to Boston to do her clinical fellowship at Children’s Hospital, Boston where she served as the principal clinician in the Swallowing Disorder’s Program.
There she performed videofluoroscopic swallow studies, serviced the Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital’s neonatal intensive care units, and evaluated children as inpatients and outpatients on a weekly basis.
She also worked in the Craniofacial and Cleft Lip and Palate Programs, where she serviced children who presented with atypical speech patterns associated with structural anomalies. In 2000 Arden left Children’s Hospital to divide her time between Children’s Speech and Language Services in Lexington, MA and the pursuit of private practice.
In 2003, Arden and Marnie Millington created Children’s Speech & Feeding Therapy, Inc. In addition to her work at the clinic helping children and training colleagues, Arden has been an adjunct professor at Emerson College since 2003, and trains fifteen graduate students per year in the skills necessary to provide therapy to children with feeding and swallowing disorders.
BS in Communication Disorders, Boston University,MS in Communication Disorders, University of Wisconsin – Madison
American Speech Language and Hearing Association,
Adjunct Professor at Emerson College: CD641: Dysphagia Across the Life Span
Primary Care of the Preterm Infant Conference, Waltham, MA (March 04, 2011)
The Road to Oral Feeding, Kids with tubes support group, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (April 2006)
Difficulties with Feeding and Swallowing in the Eosinophilic Enteropathy Population, The International Eosinophilic Conference, Waltham, MA (August 1, 2003)
Marnie Millington, MS CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Owner
Our Therapists (all with masters degrees and CCC-SLP):
Lauren stayed close to home to complete her undergraduate education at The College of New Jersey, where she obtained a degree in psychology with minors in communication sciences and disorders and women and gender studies. After college, she served two years as an AmeriCorps member in Redwood City, CA. During this time, Lauren worked with a nonprofit organization called Project READ, a library-based English literacy program that served youth, adults, and families.
Lauren moved to Boston to attend graduate school at Emerson College where she received her Master’s degree in speech-language pathology. She has a special interest in working with children with motor-speech disorders, residual articulation disorders, early language impairments, and feeding disorders.
Kaitlin grew up in Albany, New York before moving to Baltimore, Maryland to attend Loyola University Maryland. She completed her undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and graduated Summa Cum Laude.
After college, Kaitlin attended Boston University for her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She completed pediatric external placements at the Augmentative Communication and Autism Language Programs at Boston Children’s Hospital, the outpatient department at Franciscan Children’s Hospital, and an elementary school in Newton, MA. Additionally, she assisted in the preschool language intensive program and Fluency Center at Boston University’s clinic. Alongside her professor, she presented a poster regarding the clinical applicability of a Five-Step Evidence-Based Practice model at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention.
Kaitlin joined the team at Children’s Speech & Feeding Therapy after completing her graduate program. She has a special interest in working with early preschool to school age children with language disorders as well as children with phonological and articulation impairments.
Molly grew up in Arlington, MA and attended Boston University for both her undergraduate and graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology. As an undergraduate, she received funding through the university’s UROP program to conduct research in the Communication Neuroscience Laboratory. While in graduate school, she completed clinical placements in a variety of settings including Boston University’s Fluency Center, the ICU at Boston Medical Center, Spaulding Outpatient Pediatrics, and Bowman Elementary School in Lexington, MA.
Molly joined Children’s Speech & Feeding Therapy after completing her graduate program. She has a special interest in working with early, preschool, and school age language disorders, phonological and articulation impairments, and feeding disorders.
Jordan grew up in Vermont and completed undergraduate studies in western New York where she obtained a degree in sociology with minors in psychology and child advocacy.
When she first moved to the Boston area, Jordan worked for an intensive early intervention organization that provided Floor Time and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to young children with Autism. After several years of providing therapy, she supervised a team of providers and worked closely with families to provide counseling and coordinate services. She took courses in ABA and was supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Following her stint in early intervention, Jordan decided to return to school to become a Speech and Language Pathologist. During her time at Emerson College, she completed placements at the Augmentative Communication Program at Children’s Hospital, the Thayer-Lindsley program working with children with hearing impairments and a feeding placement at Children’s Speech and Feeding Therapy.
Jordan began working for Children’s Speech & Feeding Therapy in 2011. She has provided support to new staff members and will supervise the group feeding program one day a week. Her interests continue to revolve around language, children with developmental disorders and feeding therapy.