Paul "PJ" Simeone, MA, CCC-SLP, ATP is a licensed speech-language pathologist in Massachusetts (#SP-9463-SL), a certified It Takes Two to Talk® parent trainer, and a certified assistive technology professional (ATP). In addition, he is PROMPT-trained.
In the fall of 2018, Paul began his course of study and clinical research toward a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at Mass General Hospital's Institute of Health Professions.
In addition to being a private practitioner, he is the Director of Rehabilitation Services at the May Institute's May Center School in Randolph, MA. In this capacity, Paul provides consultation and training to classroom and residential staff members and to the families and caregivers of students.
Paul is a member of the Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association (MSHA) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). He has also served as a guest reviewer for the scholarly journal Education & Treatment of Children.
After graduating with his Master's degree from Lehman College in New York, Paul worked as a speech therapist in Yonkers Public Schools. It was there that he discovered a calling for working with children with complex communication needs.
During this time, Paul also worked extensively with children who received early intervention and preschool services. In both home and daycare settings, he provided embedded coaching and parent training in addition to direct services to children.
In 2015, he returned with his wife and two daughters to his home state and continued to specialize in functional communication, social language development, and alternative augmentative communication (AAC).
Paul believes that equipping families and organizations with the ability to encourage speech and language development and create accessibility is the best way to generalize goals and ensure success.