ABOUT

Speech & Language Resources is a private speech therapy practice with two locations in Framingham and Hopkinton, Massachusetts. The speech-language pathologists at Speech & Language Resources are all board certified with Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and are licensed in Massachusetts. Each staff member provides an area of specialization. We offer evaluations and individual and small group therapy for children, adolescents and adults.

TEAM

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Sherri Miller, M. ED., CCC-SLP

The founder of Speech & Language Resources, a speech/language pathologist who began her career in 1976 working with hearing impaired, language-learning disabled children and adolescents in the public school setting. Having received her Master's degree from Northeastern University in 1980, her experience has included working with adults after strokes and head injuries. She provides workshops for home health agencies, hospitals educational staff, and parents. In addition she had been a guest lecturer at Northeastern University and Worcester State University. Her specialties include the development of programs for adolescents, language-learning disabled students, treatment of apraxia, aphasia, and parent advocacy. She is the past Chair of the Private Practice Committee of MSHA as well as the past President of PROBUS (Professional Business) a professional organization which helped raise money for those with disabilities including support for Camp Arrowhead, Natick. She was an integral initiator of the Insurance Bill which provides the consumer the benefits of insurance reimbursement for speech therapy but private practitioners. Sherri is a resident of Framingham. She enjoys the outdoors, including collecting sea glass, swimming, gardening, as well as music, dancing, crafts and sewing.

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Dana Gudell, M.S., CCC-SLP

She is the newest member of our team, joining in June 2012. She has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 2007 after receiving her Master's degree from Nazareth College, in Rochester, New York. Dana's specialty areas include the pediatric and school-age population. She brings experience from Early Intervention in New York and Boston where she provided therapy to children with articulation disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, childhood apraxia of speech and Autism spectrum disorder. Dana enjoys working in a private practice setting because it allows her to work directly with parents and caregivers to increase the success of the  children that she works with. Dana lives in Milford with her husband, Marc. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and baking.

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Laurel Ridrick, M.S., CCC-SLP

Laurel is a speech-language pathologist who began her career in 1999 working as a speech assistant with hearing impaired, language-learning disabled, and speech delayed preschool and school-aged children in the public school setting. Having received her Master's degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2004, her experience has included working in an outpatient setting with children, and adolescents with articulation, language-learning disabilities, and voice disorders as well as adults, status post stoke, and traumatic brain injuries. Currently she has expanded her work experience to include swallowing and cognitive disabilities among the geriatric population in a Skilled Nursing Facility. She is an active member in the Massachusetts Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA). Her specialties include the reatment of apraxia, aphasia, dysphagia, and voice. Laurel continues to further her education via participation in seminars, in-services, and conferences. Laurel lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, singing, and dancing.