About the Director of VOICE, LLC AAC Center
Julie Taylor received her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Vermont in 1995, with a clinical focus on the specialization of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Julie received her hospital AAC training and educational/community based AAC clinical work at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in 1994.
She worked for Copley Hospital, and later at Gifford Medical Center (GMC) in Randolph, Vermont. At GMC in the fall of 2005, Julie developed a practice in general speech and language pathology for pediatric, adult and geriatric populations, as well as in AAC consultation and evaluation for all ages. She also consulted in schools during that time. She has been in private practice since 2000, and she has continued to specialize in AAC. She evaluates, consults and provides trainings throughout the states of Vermont and New Hampshire with device users, with their families, with their educational teams and with other agencies.
Julie has worked extensively with individuals who have Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, Mitochondrial Disease and Cerebral Vascular Accidents, as well as rare genetic syndromes and chronic progressive diseases. From 2007 to the present, she has started and directed summer camps and speech generating device user groups. She is currently running Group VOICE for adolescent and young adult device users in Central Vermont. She received the Community Member of the Year Award from the Vermont Association for Behavior Analysis (VABA) in June, 2008. Julie opened VOICE, LLC AAC Center on September 1, 2010 and the center has grown to include four speech language pathologists/AAC specialists (see below).
Julie holds a professional license in Speech Language Pathology from the Vermont Department of Education and her Clinical Certificate of Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She is a member of ASHA and the ASHA AAC special interest division.
About Other Clinical Staff
Leah Sophrin, M.S. CCC-SLP completed a clinical practicum with VOICE in Spring, 2011. She joined our clinical staff in September, 2012. She received her Master’s of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Vermont in Spring, 2011.
Christy LaMora, M.S. CCC-SLP joined our practice in September, 2013. She contributes 40 years of experience as an educational speech language pathologist to VOICE, LLC AAC Center.
Michelle (Chelle) Laferriere, M.S. CCC-SLP completed a clinical practicum with VOICE during our week long summer camp, Camp VOICE, in July, 2012. She joined our clinical staff in July, 2014. She received her Master’s of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Vermont in Spring, 2013.