Our Team

 

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.

Colleges:

BS in Communication Disorders, Boston University,MS in Communication Disorders, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Memberships:

American Speech Language and Hearing Association,

Academic Relationships:

Adjunct Professor at Emerson College: CD641: Dysphagia Across the Life Span

Selected Presentations:

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.

Colleges:
BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington
MS in Speech-Language Pathology, University of Washington

Memberships:
American Speech Language and Hearing Association, Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America, Recognized for Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia

Academic Relationships:
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.

PROMPT trained.

Recognized for Advanced Training & Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech by Apraxia Kids.

Presentations:

“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

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.

 

Carolyn

Carolyn grew up in Groveland, MA and attended the University of New Hampshire where she completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. After college, Carolyn moved to Boston to complete her masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Emerson College. While in graduate school, she completed clinical placements in the Food School Program at this clinic, an elementary school in Hyde Park, the Learning Prep School, and the Feeding and Swallowing Program at Boston Childrens Hospital. She also completed a thesis in which she studied the impact of a joint book reading parent training program designed for parents of children with hearing loss. She trained parents in how to implement various dialogic reading strategies and create rich literacy experiences for their young children with hearing loss. She presented her poster at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention in November 2018.

Carolyn joined the team at Childrens Speech & Feeding Therapy after completing her graduate program. She has a special interest in working with toddlers and preschool age children with language disorders, as well as children with phonological and articulation impairments and feeding disorders.

 

Molly

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.

 

Vivian

Vivian grew up in Virginia Beach, VA and completed her undergraduate education at the University of Virginia, where she double majored in Speech-Language Pathology and Psychology.

 

After graduation, Vivian moved to Boston to attend Boston University for her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. During graduate school, she completed a variety of external clinical placements including Thom Boston Metro Early Intervention, Spaulding Long Term Acute Care Rehabilitation Hospital, and Brookline Early Education Program.

 

Vivian 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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