Southern Maine Speech and Language Services LLC is a small and growing group of very dedicated Speech-Language Pathologists. Each therapist has varied experience, areas of interest and expertise. We are dedicated to continue our own learning in an effort to better assist our clients. We offer experience in both new theraputic and evaluative options as well as successful longstanding tried and true treatment strategies.
Jacki Billington M.S. CCC-SLP
Jacki is a Speech and Language Pathologist and the owner of Southern Maine Speech and Language Services LLC. She received her Bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Master's of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Emerson College in Boston. Jacki moved to Maine from Massachusetts in 1996 and has loved it here in Maine ever since. She has over 18 years experience working with children and young adults with communication disorders. She has vast experience working with toddlers and preschoolers as well as school-aged children in a variety of settings. Jacki has extensive training in Social Pragmatic Language Disorders and has completed the highest level of training (Internship) at the prestigious Social Thinking Center in San Jose, California. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 children and her Golden Retriever- "Big Papi" and Flat-Coat Retriever named “Brady”.
Alicia Hirning, M.S. CCC-SLP
Alicia received her Masters Degree of Science from Northeastern University in 1997 and her undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders from the University of New Hampshire. Her experience includes working with children from birth to age 5 with a variety of speech and language disorders. Alicia is a Maine native and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, reading and being outdoors.
Kathryn Waite, M.S. CCC-SLP
Kate earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Emerson College in Creative Writing and a Master of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Over the years, Kate has worked with children and young adults in a variety of settings, including working as a counselor for a 4H camp, interning as an outdoor educator specializing in working with people with special needs/requiring adaptive assistance, as a paraprofessional within a multi-intensive special education elementary program in Colorado, and most recently as a Speech Language Pathologist in the St. Vrain Valley School District of Colorado. Originally from Vermont, Kate has recently returned to New England to be closer to family once again!
Amber Allen, SLPA
Amber, a native of Maine is a speech language pathology assistant on our team. She is a graduate of the SLPA prgram at Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, Maine. She has experience working with preschool and school-age children as well as adults. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs.
Kristin Cataldi, M.S. CCC-SLP
Krstin has recently relocated to southern Maine. She received her Masters of Science degree from The College of Saint Rose in New York and her Bachelors of Science degree from Nazareth College of Rocester. She is licensed as an SLP in both Maine and North Carolina. Krsitin has extensive experience working with toddlers, preschoolers and school age children with a wide variety of communication difficulties.