Elsa Abele, MS, CCC/SLP

Professional Background

Degrees: BA, Elmhurst College; MS, Boston University.

Ms. Abele's specialty is child language disorders. She worked with young adolescents in the Burlington, Massachusetts public school system for sixteen years. She currently consults and conducts workshops on topics concerning the inclusion of special needs students in regular classroom settings with special emphasis on children with pragmatic language deficits that interfere with successful social communication. These children may be language/learning disabled, have specific language impairments or have neuro-integrative deficits typical of Asperger's Syndrome. In the Academic Speech and Langauge Clinic at Sargent she supervises students who work with groups of children, adolescents and adults with pragmatic language disorders. She has developed a group therapy model for explicit teaching of the language of social interaction. She leads training for professionals and parents in pragmatic group instruction.

Ms. Abele is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and it's special interest division, the Division of Language Learning and Education. She is also on the Greater Boston Reading Council of the International Reading Association and a member of the Asperger's Association of New England.

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