Michelle Britt-Thompson, M.S., CCC-SLP
Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist
LAMP Certified Professional
Michelle Britt-Thompson, MS, CCC-SLP, is a pediatric speech-language pathologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children with complex communication needs. Michelle brings over 20 years of experience to North Shore AAC where she provides services to children from the beginning communications stages into adulthood. She has advanced knowledge and experience with multiple AAC systems such as LAMP Words for Life®, TouchChat, Proloquo2go, etc.
With an understanding that children learn best when they are engaged and motivated, Michelle always makes therapy fun and enjoyable for her clients. Helping people communicate is her absolute passion in life and she will go the extra mile to help her clients every time. Michelle creates lasting relationships with her clients and is there to support her clients and their families along their communication journey. Her support goes beyond the technical, as she helps parents navigate challenges and is by their side to celebrate accomplishments.
Michelle most recently lead the Paul F. Doyon Memorial School in Ipswich, MA team who received the 2022 McLean–Yoder Award (MYAPE) from the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons With Severe Disabilities (NJC). Michelle was also the recipient of the 2019 Mini Grant from the Ipswich Public Schools. Through the grant, books containing "core" words with repetitive and predictable text were provided to children at school and home. The core words were emphasized in songs, parent letters, and weekly inclusion speech groups. The words were also modeled via the LAMP Words for Life vocabulary on the classroom Smartboard. The purpose of the program was to increase the ability to read the core words in other contexts. Jane Odom with AAC Language Lab added songs from Stephen Kneece of https://speechandlanguagesongs.com. The monthly units, each focusing on a core vocabulary word, are now available as a free resource. Each unit contains popular children's books along, songs, and suggested activities. Get your free resource here.
When Michelle is not busy breaking down communication barriers for her amazing clients, she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, going to the beach, and staying active by walking and swimming.
Memberships & Associations
90-minute seminar at Northeast Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired Northeast Conference (NE/AER), November 2016 - (with Janet Ulwick-Sacca, Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments)
Poster at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATiA) conference, January 2017 (with Janet Ulwick-Sacca, Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments)