Recent Courses and/or Trainings

Course Title: Private Practice Serving Ages 3-6
Presenter: Rebecca Jarzynski, M.S. CCC-SLP
Date Completed: 11/16/15

Course Title: Common Core State Standards-Implications for Speech-Language Pathologists
Presenter: Lissa Power-deFur, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Date Completed: 11/15/15

Course Title: Parenting a Child with Selective Mutism: Turning Struggles into Successes
Presenter: Joleen R. Fernald, M.S. CCC-SLP
Date Completed: 11/12/15

Course Title: International Classification of Disease, 10th Revision (ICD-10) Here At Last!
Presenter: Dee Adams Nikjeh, PhD, CCC-SLP
Date Completed: 11/9/15

Course Title: AAC and the iPad
Presenter: Stephanie Meehan, MA, CCC-SLP
Date Completed: 11/6/15

Course Title: Stuttering Treatment and Counseling: Confronting hard conversations from a theoretical framework
Presenters: Craig Coleman, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-F and Mary Weidner, MS, CCC-SLP
Date Completed: 11/6/15

Course Title: Special Education Eligibility: When is a Speech-Language Impairment Also a Disability?
Presenter: Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP
Date Completed: 11/4/15

Course Title: Stuttering Treatment: Treating the Whole Disorder
Presenters: Craig Coleman, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-F; J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Date Completed: 10/28/15

Course Title: Parental Concerns and Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Putting it all together
Presenter: Jennifer Dahms, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Date Completed: 10/28/15

Course Title: The Power of Manding: How to Get Your Students Communicating-Part 2
Presenter: Rosemarie Griffin, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA
Date Completed: 10/26/15

Course Title: Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS): Defining the Territory
Presenter: Peter Flipsen, PhD. Jr., S-LP(C), CCC-SLP
Date Completed: 10/26/15

Course Title: The Power of Manding: How to Get Your Students Communicating
Presenter: Rosemarie Griffin, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA
Date Completed: 11/26/15

Course Title: Intervention for Selective Mutism: The Nuts and Bolts of Behavioral Treatment
Presenter: Aimee Kotrba, PhD.
Date Completed: 10/14/15

Course Title: Routine Scripts and Rule Books for Young Children: Teaching Effective and Preventive PBS Strategies
Presenter: Pamelazita Buschbacher, EdD., CCC-SLP
Date: 10/14/15

Course Title: Creating and Applying Auditory Goals in SLP Hearing Loss Lessons
Presenter: Denise Wray, PhD., CCC-SLP LSLS Cert. AVT
Date: 9/22/15

Course Title: Empowering Adolescents to be Partners in the Learning Process
Presenter: Vicki Lord Larson, PhD., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Date Completed: 9/12/15

Course Title: Culturally Responsive Support for Dual Language Learners
Presenter: Elenny Tuleta, M.Ed., M.A., CCC-SLP, TESL/TEFL
Date Completed: 9/12/15

Course Title: Play-Based Therapy: Theory and Methods
Presenter: Meredith Poore Harold, PhD., CCC-SLP
Date Completed: 9/10/15

Course Title: Fundamentals of Dynamic Assessment: Speech/Language Disorders
Presenter: Amy Glaspey, PhD, CCC-SLP
Date Completed: 8/31/15

Course Title: When Anxiety Gets in the Way: How to Understand and Work Effectively with Anxious Children
Presenter: Aimee Kotrba, PhD
Date Completed: 8/27/15

Course Title: Language Assessment in Early Childhood
Presenter: Adam Scheller, PhD
Date Completed: 8/25/15

Course Title: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for SLPs: Applications for Counseling, Behavioral Change, and Clinical Supervision
Presenter: William Evans, MS, CCC-SLP
Date Completed: 8/24/15

Course Title: Writing and Refining Speech-Language IEP Goals
Presenter: Meredith Poore Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP
Date Completed: 8/23/15

Course Title: Treatment for Speech Sound Disorders along the Continuum of Motor Planning/Programming Deficits
Presenter: Kimberly Allyn Farinella, PhD., CCC-SLP
Date Completed: 2/7/15


Course Title: Visualizing and Verbalizing

Presenter: Linda Mood Bell Learning

Date: 8/1/2012, 8/2/12


Course Title: Boston Autism and Asperger's Syndrome Conference

Presenter: Temple Grandin

Date: 3/16/12


Course: Theory of Mind: Going to the Heart of Autism Spectrum Disorders & Social Communication Disorder

Presenter: Carol Westby, PhD, CCC-SLP

Date Completed: 10/9/12


Course: Special Education Law in Massachusetts

Date: 11/9/11


Course: Thinking About You Thinking About Me: A workshop for helping children with perspective taking deficits

Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model of Social Cognition

Presenter: Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP

Date: 10/25/10, /26/2010

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Providence College, May 2005
Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Emerson College, September 2009

Alyson is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in evaluating and treating children diagnosed with communication disorders since 2009. She has worked in a non-profit learning center, private practice, and public school setting providing engaging, individualized and effective therapy for clients ranging in age from 18 months to 17 years. Alyson has extensive experience providing services to children on the Autism Spectrum and integrates principles of Gentle Teaching, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and Verbal Behavior methodologies into her Milieu therapy techniques. She also has expertise treating a wide variety of Receptive and Expressive Delays/Disorders including; Articulation (speech sound) Delays/Disorders, Language-Learning Disabilities, Nonverbal Learning Disability, Specific Language Impairment (SLI), Phonological Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Auditory Processing Disorder, Selective Mutism, Voice Disorders, Fragile X Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Fluency Disorders/Childhood Stuttering, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), and other Oral-Motor Based Communication Disorders. Alyson finds and capitalizes on the unique strengths of the clients that she is privileged to serve, in order to make progress enjoyable and attainable. In her spare time, Alyson plays with her toddler daughter and infant son. She loves to create watercolor paintings, read fiction and speech/language articles, hike and watch her children learn and grow.  

Alyson Springer, M.S. CCC-SLP

Training & experience in:

-Social Thinking

-Visualizing & Verbalizing

​-Kaufman Sign and Say

​-Planning and executing Social Communication Groups