Speech Therapy | Telepractice Services | Voice and Swallowing Center | Waldo County General Hospital


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The only program in the US to be accredited to provide speech telepractice training by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA).


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Meet Our Telepractice Team!!

Mike ToweyMichael Towey, M.A., CCC-SLP: serves as course director, instructor and training mentor in our accredited telepractice training program. Mike is the manager of Speech Language Pathology and Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center of Maine. Mike has many years professional experience and is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Mike is a member of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and serves as a member of the executive committee of the ATA Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group.

Mike presented an invited training, Telerehabilitation Guidelines: A Blueprint for Success, at the American Telemedicine 18th International Annual Meeting and Expo in Austin, TX. and presented on competencies in telepractice to the Directors of University Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders 2012 Annual Meeting in Newport Beach, CA. He is a regular presenter at ASHA and other national and international trainings. He has written articles about telepractice and wrote the chapter on Speech Telepractice in the first book published about telerehabilitation

Mike teaches classes in voice and swallowing disorders and speech therapy telepractice at the University of Maine and at Northern Arizona University and provides speech therapy telepractice internationally.


Nathan CurtisNathan Curtis, M.A., CCC-SLP Nathan is the Clinical Coordinator for SLP and OT Tele Services at WCGH. He is a lead instructor and mentor in our accredited speech telepractice training program. Nathan has more than thirty-five years experience working with preschool and school-aged children using a family-systems approach. He has worked extensively with adolescents with language learning disabilities. He is skilled in applying technology in his work with children and families.

Nathan coordinates telepractice services at several sites and provides on-site coaching. He creates and teaches how to use authentic digital materials in telepractice. Nathan provides speech telepractice services to preschool and school-aged children using a team approach.

Nathan presents at national conferences on topics of coaching teachers, working with high-risk preschoolers in telepractice, and integrating speech therapy services into school curricula. He has also written articles in professional publications on the use of technology, programs and "apps."

He has provided telepractice curriculum training/consultation to university faculty at major universities and helped develop the curriculum for the first in the country graduate telepractice training course.


Jenn WhitcombJennifer Whitcomb, M.A., CCC-SLP is a lead instructor and mentor in our accredited speech telepractice training program. Jennifer has extensive experience and expertise working with children and families. She has training in the acclaimed Hanen Parent Training Program.

Jennifer served as a primary language/literacy consultant in one of America's premier Early Reading First projects, providing literacy services to preschool children and teachers in Waldo County. She uses these experiences to provide real-time coaching within telepractice.

Jennifer has expertise coaching teachers and provides telepractice speech therapy to preschool and school-aged children. Jennifer presents workshops at state and national conferences on early literacy, coaching teachers, and speech telepractice services.

Jennifer is a pioneer in telepractice and is one of the most skilled and experienced telepracticioners in the United States.

Amy ReidAmy Reid, M.A., CCC-SLP is a lead instructor and mentor in our speech telepractice training program. Amy provides speech telepractice services to preschool and school-aged children. She has strong diagnostic skills and is our lead online clinician to provide assessment. Amy spends her clinical day online doing full time teletherapy services throughout Maine. She has developed and individualize many authentic materials to use with her students.

Amy has mentored graduate students and faculty in completing competencies within several trainings. Amy has presented at national conferences on teaming, telepractice competencies, building literacy routines, online coaching, and building engaging authentic materials.



Erica R. JamesErica R. James, M.A., CCC-SLP is an adjunct faculty member of our speech telepractice training program. She has completed research in voice and fluency disorders and presented her findings at national conferences. She has advanced training in laryngeal stroboscopic voice assessment, with expertise in both the Estill and Verdolini Lessac Madsen Voice Training techniques. Erica was an invited presenter at the annual Vocal Cord Dysfunction Conference at National Jewish Hospital Medical Center in Denver, Colo. and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual convention. She is nationally certified in the LSVT (and eLoud), a scientific treatment for voice disorders in Parkinson's disease. Erica is the past President of The Maine Speech Language Hearing Association. She provides telepractice for children as well as adults.

Erica is a pioneer in telepractice and provided the first speech telepractice in Maine, successfully working with a teacher with Parkinson's disease.


LaNae MolineLaNae Moline, M.A., CCC-SLP/A is an adjunct faculty member of our speech telepractice training program. She has extensive experience in a variety of specialized settings. LaNae has expertise in augmentative communication devices and specialized intervention for children with autism. She is a Level III certification candidate in the DIR/Floortime method for children.

LaNae provides telepractice sessions to work with children in remote locations using high tech speech devices. She coaches parents in DIR/Floortime activities right in their homes. LaNae is well known for her use of creative, authentic materials within sessions fully engaging her clients and provides speech telepractice internationally. LaNae is licensed in New York and Maine.


Morgan Graham


Morgan Graham, M.S., CCC-SLP: Morgan provides telepractice services to preschool and school-aged children. She has a strong background in working with families and coaching parents to help their child build early literacy skills.

Morgan also has a strong background with voice and swallowing disorders and provides follow-up telepractice treatment using telepractice. Morgan's telepractice experience includes work with adolescents with language learning difficulties as well as adults with voice and swallowing disorders.



Jean Ashland, Ph.D.
Jean Ashland, Ph.D., CCC-SLP:
Dr. Ashland provides consultation, evaluation and treatment of feeding and swallowing disorders and anchors The Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Center of Maine team. She previously worked at Massachusetts General Hospital and was a member of the pediatric feeding/swallowing and craniofacial teams. Dr. Ashland is a well-known expert in her field having written book chapters and journal articles about pediatric swallowing. She also provides direct speech therapy services with children for both in-person and telepractice delivery
approaches.



Jessica Wilbur, M.A., CCC-SLPJessica Wilbur, M.A., CCC-SLP:
Jessie provides speech telepractice to preschool and school-aged children. She has presented at ASHA national conference on topics of coaching teachers and effective practices in telepractice. Jessie is well known and regarded as one of the best at providing speech telepractice according to our parent and eHelper surveys. Jessie also has excellent expertise working with students having dysfluency and stuttering.




Hannah Holland, M.A., CCC-SLP

Hannah Holland, M.A., CCC-SLP: Hannah provides speech telepractice to preschool and school-aged children. She is a member of the WCGH pediatric swallow team also providing support and follow-up via telepractice. Hannah has expertise in using American Sign Language and has worked with children who are hearing impaired and use hearing aids or cochlear implants. She enjoys working closely with families. Hannah completed training with the Hanen Parent Training Program.



Danielle Fossa, CF-SLP
Danielle Fossa, M.S., CCC-SLP:
Danielle provides in-person and telepractice services to preschool and school-aged children. She alsoworks with adults with swallowing disorders from around Maine utilizing online video telehealth therapy. She is nationally certified in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, a scientific treatment for voice disorders in Parkinson's disease.







Zoe Kennedy, CF-SLPZoe Kennedy, M.A., CCC-SLP: Zoe provides telepractice services to preschool and school-aged children. Zoe's academic background includes working as a research assistant piloting an online telehealth communication group for stroke patients and also revised the university's telepractice website. Zoe was invited to present at the American Speech Language Hearing Association and Canadian Society of Zoologists. Zoe also spent a year abroad, working as a language assistant in Paris, France. At WCGH, Zoe also works with adults utilizing our innovative digital approach to speech treatment.





Melissa A. Sharrino, M.S., CCC-SLP

Melissa A Sharrino, M.S., CCC-SLP:
Melissa provides telepractice services to preschool and school-aged children. She has over 10 years experience working in early intervention, as well as primary and secondary school programs. Missy comes to WCGH with extensive experienced in assessment and treatment of speech and language disorders via telepractice. In addition, Missy has worked with adults for over 14 years in several acute care settings working with adults having a wide range of neurological disorders. 













Kim Gooding, M.S., OTR/L, CLT
Kim Gooding, M.S., OTR/L, CLT:
Kim is a graduate of the University of New England and is our lead OTR teletherapist. She has over ten years experience working in a variety of educational and health care settings. She has three years experience providing OT services via telepractice with preschool and school-aged clients. She has completed both individual and group telepractice and most recently contracted with one of the nation's premier national telepractice companies. Kim has a strong commitment to supporting teachers and families.




Sasha Small, M.S., OTR/L
Sasha Small, M.S., OTR/L:
Sasha is a graduate of the University of New England. She has experience with early intervention and preschool children. Sasha provides occupational therapy services in-person and via telepractice.










Cathy Gerrish, COTA
Cathy Gerrish, COTA:
Cathy provides high quality in-person and telepractice OT services to preschool and school-aged students. She has extensive experience working in local preschool settings. Cathy provides aquatic therapy services at the local YMCA. Known as a great collaborator and support for teachers and parents, Cathy brings a family systems approach to her therapy.


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