About Our Practice

We provide speech, language, feeding, and social communication therapy for children and adults. Using a client-centered approach, we work closely with clients and their families to identify their goals and deliver individualized therapy to achieve lasting results. We believe therapy should be convenient, functional, and fun! By building trust and familiarity with our clients, we can work together to create a therapy plan that allows us to see progress and growth in amazing and unexpected ways. 

 

Services are provided in the home, childcare/preschool, or community environment. 

 
 

Meet Our Team

Christi O'Donovan

Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

Christi received her bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the Loyola University Maryland and her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Northeastern University. After working in a pediatric outpatient clinic, Christi started Leading Therapy Home as a way to provide high quality, yet convenient, speech and language therapy. 

 

Christi strongly believes in an organic and family centered approach to enhancing communication. Her ability to connect, listen, and empower clients and their families is the foundation of her therapy. With an understanding that children learn best when they are engaged in fun and motivating activities, Christi's sessions have included therapeutic playdates, making slime, working with siblings to make pizza, and scavenger hunts in the backyard. 

 

Christi specializes in feeding therapy, AAC, early intervention, motor speech disorders, and providing parent trainings. Christi has specialized training in PROMPT, Social Thinking, and a certification in early intervention.

 

In her free time, Christi loves spending time with her husband, two young children and their scruffy rescue dog.

Danielle Mastrangelo

Speech-Language Pathologist

Danielle received her bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from UMass Amherst and her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Northeastern University. Danielle has experience working with all ages, with a focus on working with children between 15 months to 8 years old. Her with a primary interests are in feeding and swallowing disorders and parent trainings.

 

Danielle connects with clients and families through engaging therapy sessions using the natural environment to create meaningful interactions. Danielle loves to incorporate siblings and parents into each session so they can support continued progress outside of the therapy session. When parents are directly involved in therapy they are able to see and celebrate their child's strengths as well as identify areas that require practice during the week. Danielle also has a strong focus on parent coaching and counseling during her sessions and is committed to empowering patients and families to become advocates to help their child succeed in all areas of life. 

 

In her free time, Danielle loves spending time with her husband,  two young daughters, and their bulldog, Buddy. They enjoy going to the beach and are always looking forward to their next vacation.

 

Tai Diamond

Speech-Language Pathologist

Tai received her bachelor’s degree in communication disorders and her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Tai has experience working with children of all ages, with a clinical focus and expertise in infant and pediatric feeding/swallowing disorders.

 

Tai's ability to empathize with her clients and their families allows her to build a trusting relationship where she can empower parents and educate them in their role in the therapy process. Her enthusiastic and naturally friendly personality means therapy is always fun and engaging. 

 

In her free time, Tai enjoys spending time with her 18-month-old son, husband, and their dog. She loves to run, practice yoga, and travel.

Katie Dougherty

Speech-Language Pathologist

Katie received her bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University. After working in a long-term acute care hospital working with adults, an outpatient clinic working with adults and pediatrics, and a pre-k - 8th-grade public school, Katie joined Leading Therapy Home where she works with children and teens experiencing speech, language, and literacy challenges. In the spring of 2018, Katie received a Level 1 Wilson Reading certification.

 

Katie is dedicated to supporting communication through play and engagement with those important to them. She has experience treating childhood apraxia of speech and developmental speech and language disorders. When working with school-age children with reading and literacy disorders, she works to empower her clients with self-advocacy skills and helps them understand their strengths and unique gifts. 

 

In her free time, Katie enjoys being active by running, biking, and hiking. She coaches an elementary school running team, Girls on the Run. Katie also loves food - cooking, trying new restaurants, and watching Chef's Table. 

Isabelle Andrei

Speech-Language Pathologist

Isabelle received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism at the University
of Massachusetts Amherst and then went on to earn her master’s
degree in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University. After working in
higher education and living abroad she went on to earn her master’s in
Communication Sciences and Disorders at the MGH Institute of Health
Professions in 2007. She has spent 10 years working in the public
schools (preschool-8th grade) and joined Leading Therapy Home in
August 2019. Isabelle enjoys working with clients of all ages in the
areas of language, literacy, articulation, AAC, and social/pragmatic
language.
 
Isabelle enjoys the collaborative process of working with families,
teachers and therapists within her clients' natural environments. She
wants to empower families with the knowledge and tools to participate in
the therapy process and provide meaningful activities for each child.
 
Isabelle enjoys family time with her husband and two children. She is
usually active and exercising, reading a book or sampling the best
tasting coffee.

Katherine "Kate" Cully

Speech-Language Pathologist 

Kate received her bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies with a focus in Child Development and a minor in Child Psychology at Syracuse University. She received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Northeastern University. She has been a certified Speech-Language Pathologist since 2008 and has spent most of her career working in outpatient rehab clinics with pediatric and adult patients, as well as working at school contracted sites and a skilled nursing facility. Kate joined Leading Therapy Home in Spring 2019 where she loves working with expressive and receptive language, social communication, and articulation disorders.

 

Kate’s personable and friendly attitude help build a trusting and comfortable rapport with both her patients and their families. She feels it is important to work with families in order to provide successful carry-over of newly learned skills. Her approach to therapy is knowing the importance of finding the right balance between flexibility and structure for each child in order for them to reach their full potential in language and communication.

 

When Kate is not working, she is spending time with her husband and two young children. She also enjoys cooking, skiing, going to the beach, and traveling.

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