Owner & Director
Elizabeth is the owner and director of We are Talking Inc., and a Speech-Language Pathologist who works with children and adolescents with speech, language, and literacy disorders. Her passion for supporting children and families with specific learning needs spans across 20 years of working with special needs populations as a classroom aide in a therapeutic day school, an early interventionist, and a developmental therapist prior to joining the profession of Speech Language Pathology.
Elizabeth holds advanced training in Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking™ program, PROMPT for Restructuring Oral Motor Phonetic Targets (PROMPT), and the Lindamood Visualizing Verbalizing™ Program (VV). Elizabeth was trained to use Orton Gillingham (OG) techniques for reading instruction while in graduate school, and has pursued trainings with Nancy Tellian’s Lively Letters Program. Additionally, Elizabeth has a background in DIR/FloorTime Therapy and has sought out training under developmental specialists who understand the value of incorporating multi-sensory learning materials into their treatment. She is licensed by the state of Massachusetts and is certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.
Elizabeth Monteiro is a Castleton University graduate and holds dual degrees in developmental psychology and early childhood education. She is ABA certified, and working as a teacher in Ashland with children in grades K-2. Elizabeth has had several jobs that layer ABA, speech, reading, and safety-care into the curriculum. She has personal experience with speech delay and disorder, and experiential knowledge of alternative augmentative communication (AAC) devices. Prior to her transition to special education, Elizabeth worked in the corporate division of Staples for 12 years. She was responsible for website development, training and managing new hires, and developing/testing products to deliver to customers.