David Bickford, M.A.
David Bickford has worked as a speech-language pathologist in skilled nursing facilities throughout western Massachusetts. He is employed as an SLP at the Park View Specialty Hospital in Springfield. He was an SLP and supervisor at Belchertown State School, the New Medico Head Injury Systems facility, and Valley Rehabilitation. David joined the Elms faculty in 2004.
Brittney Carlson, Au.D/Ph.D., CCC-A
Dr. Carlson is a clinical and research audiologist with interests in adult aural rehabilitation, outcomes with amplification, and dual sensory impairment. She consults as a clinical audiologist at the Veterans’ Administration Hospital and is a research collaborator with the Aural Rehabilitation Laboratory at the University of Connecticut. She is currently serving as treasurer for the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology and co-advisor to the Elms College chapter of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA). Dr. Carlson teaches hearing science, audiology, and senior seminar, and serves as the practicum coordinator.
Mary Deyo, M.A., CCC-SLP
Professor Deyo has worked as a speech-language pathologist in public schools and in private practice settings, focusing on literacy, social cognition, auditory processing and language disorders. She has also worked as a speech-language pathologist in long-term habilitation programs throughout Massachusetts, providing services to adults with brain injuries, as well as those with intellectual impairments. Mary also has experience working with adults and children who use alternative and augmentative communication. Mary teaches courses in professional communication, speech and language acquisition, speech science, and coordinates undergraduate observation hours. She serves as the faculty advisor to the Elms College chapter of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA).
Laura Hanratty, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA
Dr. Hanratty is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst in Massachusetts. Her research background is in teaching children safety skills, assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, and reinforcement parameters. Laura has presented her research at local and international conferences, as well as published and served as a guest reviewer for peer reviewed journals. Laura has experience working with children and adults with and without developmental disabilities, in schools, group homes, and the foster care system. She teaches courses in applied behavior analysis, assessment and treatment of behavior concerns, and research.
Angela Mansolillo, M.A.
Angela Mansolillo has been a speech-language pathologist since 1985, and works at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. She has practiced in hospital, home care, and school settings. She lectures on dysphagia assessment and intervention, and earned specialty certification in swallowing disorders from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Angela joined the Elms faculty in 1998, and provides clinical supervision to student clinicians.
Jacqueline Neiman, CCC-SLP
Adjunct Faculty, Lecturer in CSDExpand Bio
Department(s): Communication Sciences and Disorders
Jacqueline Neiman is a certified speech and language pathologist who has been practicing in a variety of pediatric settings for over almost 30 years. She received her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1990 and is licensed in both Massachusetts and Connecticut. For the last 15 years, Jackie has provided home/daycare-based therapy services for children ages 0 - 3 in a local early intervention program. Additionally, she supervises both graduate and undergraduate students during their off-site practicum placements. She teaches the Intro CSD course at Elms both on campus and in their online program where she enjoys sharing her love for this wonderful field.