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
Marnie is an import to the area having grown up in Seattle, Washington. She began her speech and language training in London, England and transitioned to the University of Washington. Marnie has been studying and working in the field of Speech and Language Pathology since 1991.
At the University of Washington, she worked as a research assistant on an NIH grant examining the acoustic and perceptual correlates of ALS speech, alongside Kathryn Yorkston, and Edythe Strand, Chief Investigators. She worked as a teaching assistant for Edythe Strand in her Motor Speech Disorders course. Marnie completed her undergraduate thesis on strategies to promote speech intelligibility and continued to hone her interest in working with adults and children with motor speech disorders during her graduate study.
After obtaining her Master’s degree at the University of Washington, Marnie worked at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma Washington. A family move to Boston resulted in working at Boston Children’s Hospital for several years where she provided informal training to her colleagues and staff members in pediatric dysarthria and childhood apraxia of speech (CAS).
Marnie and her longtime friend and colleague, Arden Hill chose to create this clinic to provide ethical, evidence-based practice to support the communication and feeding needs of children. In addition to her work at the clinic helping children and training colleagues, Marnie has also taught at both Northeastern University and Emerson College, and has provided specific training to experienced SLPs that have been interested in CAS.
BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington
MS in Speech-Language Pathology, University of Washington
American Speech Language and Hearing Association, Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America, Recognized for Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia
Provides lectures and/or courses in Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Pediatric Dysarthria to graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology at Emerson College and Northeastern University
Provides training to experienced speech language pathologists who wish to increase their expertise in pediatric motor speech disorders.
Recognized for Advanced Training & Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech by Apraxia Kids.
“Evidence of the Effects of Appropriate Intervention,” CASANA, National Conference, Denver, 2013
“Using Triage Concepts for Effective Treatment Planning and Improved Quality of Life for Children with Apraxia”, CASANA, National Conference, San Antonio, 2015
“What To Do When They’re Two: Assessment and Treatment of Children Between the Ages of two and three with Suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech, CASANA Webinar , February 2016.
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.
Clare grew up in Newton, MA and completed her undergraduate education at Lesley University, where she double-majored in Early Childhood Education and Child Studies and minored in Early Intervention.
After graduating, Clare worked for five years as a Developmental Specialist at Riverside Early Intervention in Needham. She stayed local to complete her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Emerson College. During her time at Emerson, she completed a thesis exploring question-asking in preschool-age children with autism spectrum disorder. Clare completed clinical placements in a variety of settings, including Mason Rice Elementary School in Newton, Emerson’s Thayer Lindsley Family-Centered Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants and Toddlers, Atrius Health in Boston, and this clinic’s Food School Program.
Clare joined the CSFT team in June 2019. She has special interests in working with young and school-age children with language, phonological, articulation, fluency, and feeding and swallowing disorders.
Stephanie grew up in Sharon, MA and completed her undergraduate education at the University of Rhode Island, where she obtained a degree in Communicative Science and Disorders with a minor in Psychology.
After graduation, Stephanie worked as a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant in Foxboro, MA at Ahern Middle School and Foxboro High School. Stephanie then moved to Boston to complete her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Emerson College. While in graduate school, she completed clinical placements at Emerson Hospital, The Lawrence School, and at this clinic’s Food School Program.
Stephanie joined the team at Children’s Speech & Feeding Therapy, Inc. in May of 2018. She has special interest in working with children with early language impairments and feeding disorders.
Erika grew up in Slatington, PA and completed her undergraduate education at Towson University, where she majored in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and minored in Deaf Studies. After graduation, Erika moved to Boston to complete her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders at Emerson College. While at Emerson, Erika completed a graduate assistantship with the college’s Thayer Lindsley Family-Centered Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants and Toddlers and participated in clinical placements at The Baker School in Brookline, Bay Cove Early Intervention in Dorchester, and this clinic.
Erika joined the CSFT team in June 2021. She has special interests in working with children with early language, phonological, motor speech, and feeding disorders, as well as children who are D/deaf or hard of hearing.