Janice Rybicki MA, CCC-SLP
Janice Rybicki MA, CCC-SLP
speech-therapist

Languages:

English
UMass Amherst
Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders, Minor in Education
Worcester State College
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Yoga, mindfulness, health and wellness
  • Social Thinking
  • Language Disorders

I am a speech-language pathologist from Massachusetts.  I graduated from Worcester State College in 2009, with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology.  I have been working in the public schools for the past 10 years.  I have also worked part time in a pediatric clinic setting.  I have gained a lot of experience in helping children ages 2-15 to improve receptive language skills, expressive language skills, pragmatic language skills, and articulation skills.  I am passionate about creatively individualizing speech-language therapy techniques to meet the unique needs of each child.  In my personal life, I am the mom of 3 wonderful children ages 7, 5, and 2.  My interests include yoga, spending time at the beach, and reading to myself and my children.  I am excited to help your child reach their communication goals!  

 

COVID-19 Protocol

We hope you and your family are continuing to stay safe and healthy! We have outlined our protocols for in-person sessions during COVID-19. As you know, the health and safety of our clients and therapists remain our highest priority. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work together through these unprecedented times.


Hand Washing:
Upon arrival at your home, your therapist will wash their hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer. We ask that you and your child also wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon your therapist’s arrival.
 
Facemasks:
We are asking our therapists to wear masks upon entering your home and throughout your child’s session. That said, we understand that some children have adverse reactions to seeing adults in masks and will leave it up to you and your therapist to decide your comfort level while still taking safety precautions.
 
We ask that parents and caregivers also follow the guidelines and wear masks when sitting in on sessions. We will not enforce that policy, but we do kindly ask for compliance.
 
As for your child, we realize that masks may not be appropriate for every child so we will not enforce the rule that children over the age of 2 should wear a mask.  However, if your therapist insists that your child wear a mask, then that will be a requirement directly between the two of you. We respect our therapists’ individual comfort levels with safety precautions and ask that you respect them as well.

 

Protocol Acknowledgment and Health Certification:

Before your child’s first in-person session, we are asking clients to submit an acknowledgment of these protocols and a health certification, which you can find here. Thank you again for your cooperation and for helping all of us stay healthy!