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Jessica is an ASHA certified and Massachusetts licensed Speech and Language Pathologist. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University.
Jessica has experience evaluating and treating individuals of all ages with communication impairments including articulation, fluency, social communication, expressive/receptive language disorders, and cognitive impairments. For the past few years, Jessica has worked in public school districts providing services to students ages pre-kindergarten to 22 with a wide range of disorders and severity. Her professional interests include expressive and receptive language delays, articulation disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, cognitive deficits, and use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices to support communication.
Jessica aims to provide individualized therapy through use of engaging activities. She enjoys working closely with clients with families to support carryover to home life, social experiences, and other functional activities.
Outside of work, Jessica enjoys outdoor activities, attending concerts, and spending time with her husband and boston terrier.
Kimberly Porter, CEIS, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Director / Owner
Debra Fateiger, M.Ed., MS, CCC-SLP
Kim is an ASHA certified, Massachusetts licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who has been practicing since 1998. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association (MSHA). Kim is the Owner of Core Communication Center and has provided therapy in a variety of clinical settings including Early Intervention, Hospitals and Rehabilitation settings, with experience assessing and treating a variety of speech language disorders in infants through adults.
Kim has received her Certification as an Early Intervention Specialist (CEIS) and has been awarded multiple ACE continuing education awards by ASHA. The ACE is a formal recognition of professionals who have demonstrated their commitment to lifelong learning by earning 7.0 ASHA continuing education units (CEUs) (equivalent to 70 contact hours) within a 36-month period. Kim is PROMPT trained, PECS Level I trained, LSVT-LOUD certified and has also attended trainings to study the Michelle Garcia Winner Social Thinking program. Kim has also been recognized for advanced training and clinical expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) by Apraxia Kids; formerly called Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA).
She is a dedicated and caring professional who provides personalized therapy to help each patient achieve their potential. Kim enjoys skiing, jogging and spending time with her family.
Jaime is an ASHA certified and Massachusetts licensed Speech and Language Pathologist. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Simmons College and her Master of Science degree in Speech-Langauge Pathology from Worcester State University.
Jaime has experience evaluating and treating individuals of all ages with communication impairments including articulation, fluency, social communication, and expressive/receptive language disorders. She has worked for several years in the public school system providing individual and group therapy to students with a variety of diagnoses that have ranged in severity. Jaime also provides clinical supervision to graduate students in the university setting. Jaime has training in and extensive experience using the Social Thinking framework by Michelle Garcia Winner. Her professional interests include social cognition, expressive and receptive delays, higher-level language, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Jaime strives to provide engaging, individualized, evidence-based therapy to help her patients become successful and effective communicators. In her spare time Jaime enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time outdoors.
Jessica Kimball, MS, CCC-SLP
Tina is an ASHA certified, Massachusetts licensed Speech-Language Pathologist serving individuals across the lifespan with diverse needs and severity levels. Tina has provided therapy in a variety of clinical settings including Skilled Nursing Facilities and Rehabilitation Centers, Home Health Care, and public schools (from preschool-high school).
Tina is committed to evidence-based practice and continuing education related to evaluation and treatment of communication disorders, swallowing disorders, and social communication deficits. Tina has sought extensive training in the following areas of special interest:
Tina enjoys traveling, spending time with family, reading and watching movies.
Jaime Marino, MS, CCC-SLP
Debra is an ASHA certified and Massachusetts Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who has been practicing in the public school system since 1980. She is also certified as a Special Needs (N-9) and Elementary (1-6) teacher. Debra sees the strong connection between oral language and reading/writing skills. She correlates the areas through work on phonemic awareness, decoding, encoding and comprehension/narration skills. She has attended a number of trainings to study the Michelle Garcia Winner Social Thinking Program, the Visualizing and Verbalizing Program, and Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
Debra is a dedicated and caring professional who provides individualized therapy to help each patient achieve their goals. She enjoys her family, animals and the wonder of children.
Tina Chilliest, MS, CCC-SLP
Core Communication Center only employs licensed Speech Language Pathologists, so you can expect quality services delivered by highly trained SLP's. We invite you to get to know us; and we strive to not only be a part of your team, but build relationships and be a part of your family. Thank you for your support over the years and trusting us to work with you and your loved ones. Kim, Jaime, Tina, Jess and Debra.