619 South Street

Fitchburg, MA 01420

Core Communication Center only employs licensed Speech Language Pathologists, so you can expect quality services delivered by highly trained SLP's.  We are proud to announce that ALL of our SLP's have recently earned ACE Continuing Education Awards through the American Speech & Hearing Association for earning 70+ contact hours of CEU's over a 36 month period.  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. 

                                                                                                                                                                                      Thank you!       Kim, Alexis, Ashley and Sandi.

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. 

Ashley Collette, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Ashley is an ASHA certified and Massachusetts licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Georgia.

Ashley has experience evaluating and treating individuals of all ages, though most of her professional experience has been in the school setting working with children from ages 3 to 18 with communication disorders including receptive/expressive language, articulation, fluency, voice, pragmatic language/social skills, and feeding/swallowing. Ashley has significant experience working with children and families who speak English as a second/other language and has a strong understanding of language differences that impact English language learners. Her areas of professional interest include expressive/receptive language and functional communication. 

Ashley’s goal is to help people communicate effectively in all areas of their lives and she enjoys working closely with clients and families to help tailor intervention to their individual needs. 

Outside of work, Ashley spends most of her time at home with her husband, two little girls, a dog, and two cats. She enjoys being outside, swimming, and traveling to see her family in Georgia and Tennessee. 

Alexis is an ASHA certified and Massachusetts licensed Speech and Language Pathologist. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders from Bridgewater State University and her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University.

Alexis has experience evaluating and treating a wide variety of individuals primarily within the school aged population. She has several years of treatment experience including articulation, fluency, social communication, expressive/receptive language disorders, and cognitive impairments.  For the past few years, Alexis has worked primarily in public school districts providing services to students ages pre-kindergarten to 8th grade with a wide range of disorders and severity.  Her professional interests include expressive and receptive language delays, speech sound disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices to support communication across all settings. 

Alexis aims to provide individualized therapy through use of engaging activities.  She enjoys working closely with clients and families to support carryover within the home and community. 

Outside of work, Alexis enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her significant other and their two dogs, Micah and Tilly. 

Alexis Kay, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Sandi is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), receiving her degree from Mount Wachusett Community College. She is currently completing coursework for her Medical Office Certificate through Quinsigamond Community College.

As a PTA, Sandi has worked with diverse patient populations and loves helping people achieve their goals. She is excited to support the SLP’s and patients in a more behind the scenes role as the Office Coordinator at Core Communication Center.

She enjoys spending time with her family, running, hiking, reading, and gardening.


Sandi Lefferts, PTA

Office Coordinator

Physical Therapist Assistant

Kimberly Porter, CEIS, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Clinical Director / Owner

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​​Phone:  (978) 827-0757

Fax:  (978) 703-4431