Director, Metrowest Speech & Language Center
Melissa Lewi, is a Speech-Language Pathologist certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Dedicated to serving the pediatric population (birth thru 22) and beyond. Her training has provided her with a solid background in speech and language development. During the past 25 years she has demonstrated extensive experience working with a variety of handicapping conditions: autism/PDD, ADHD, behavior disorders, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, medically fragile, neurological deficits, oral-motor and feeding disorders, sensory integration issues, speech/language deficits, and traumatic brain injury.
Practiced in a variety of settings: clinics, collaborative programs, daycare centers, home based programs/early intervention, hospitals, public and private schools, and residential facilities.
Responsible for consultation, direct speech therapy, evaluations, the development of IEP goals and ongoing assessment.
Supports integration of academic and multi-disciplinary goals.
Experience developing visual supports (e.g., token boards, visual schedules, First...then, Checklists), alternative communication (e.g, sign language) and AAC devices (low tech, high tech), modifying curriculum, creating curriculum and social stories to facilitate communication skills, social/pragmatic skills and functional routines.