We are fortunate to have a team of specialists, who collaborate with the teachers, families, and all others who may be involved in setting goals for the children identified with special rights. Specialists include occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, physical therapists, and a mental health consultant.
Tal Baz has practiced as an occupational therapist, supervisor and consultant for more than twenty years, and works both nationally and internationally with families, clinicians, and school systems. She has a clinical practice in Somerville MA, Integrated Developmental Therapies, and teaches the DIR/Floortime model through courses and talks both nationally and internationally. Her special interests are in sensory-affective processing, modulation, and regulation.
Vania Machado, MS, CCC-SLP
Vania is a licensed speech therapist with multi-‐lingual therapy experience with clients who speak English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Vania works with children with a variety of needs. Vania is also a Shiatsu therapist. She is the mother of Lucas 21, Nicolas 16, and puppy Ozzy 1, a mini schnauzer. She loves biking, gardening, and beading! Vania holds her Master’s degree and Therapy License from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.
Sara Subach, MS, OTR/L
Sara is an Occupational Therapist for In-Tune Integrated Developmental Therapies in Somerville, working with children and their families. Sara is a proud Double Jumbo, having completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees at Tufts. She loves being back at Eliot Pearson in order to support the students’ needs in the classroom setting while collaborating with the staff. When not working, Sara can be found with her family, friends, and dog.
Corrine Gamache, LMHC, Mt-Bc
Corinne is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Music Therapist at In-Tune Developmental Therapies, Inc. The heart of her work is helping children build trusting, respectful and compassionate relationships with themselves and others. As a music therapist, she has found that creating music can be a particularly fun and empowering way to learn!