Speech-Language Pathologist, Feeding Specialist
Abigael Gray received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Emerson College in Boston, after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Syracuse University. She holds a Clinical Certificate of Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, as well as a license in Speech-Language Pathology from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Abigael has over six years of experience in assessment and treatment of a variety of disorders, including dysphagia, childhood apraxia of speech, speech sound disorder, receptive and expressive language disorder, autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She has a special interest and experience in working with children with feeding and swallowing disorders, including transitioning infants to solid foods, weaning from tube feeding, improving sensory tolerance, developing chewing skills, increasing variety and volume of nutritional intake, and reducing avoidance behaviors during mealtimes. She works with families to make mealtimes easier and more enjoyable. Abigael uses a systematic desensitization approach to increase sensory comfort with foods. She works as part of NESCA’s feeding team alongside Lauren Zeitler, OTR/L.
Abigael is currently completing training to become a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). This certification allows her to assess the latching and feeding process, provide corrective interventions, counsel mothers and understand and apply knowledge of milk production. In her free time, Abigael enjoys yoga, traveling with her husband and watching football.
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