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Sarah A. Friel, MA, CCC-SLP

Sarah A. Friel, MA, CCC-SLP
Instructor
Department: 
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Phone: 
(617) 724-3559
Office Location: 
Shouse - 430

Sarah A. Friel, MA CCC-SLP, is an Instructor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at MGH Institute of Health Professions.

She is from the UK and graduated from the University of London as a licensed speech therapist. She gained a post-professional master's in philosophy and linguistics at Birkbeck College, University of London.

She is a specialist in pediatric speech-language pathology with expertise in early childhood disorders of communication including: parent-mediated intervention. autism, developmental speech and language disorders, and craniofacial disorders. She is particularly interested in collaborative intervention with OTs for children with sensory processing disorders and complex needs.

Sarah is also Associate Editor for the Journal Child Language Teaching and Therapy, an international peer reviewed journal which is an inter-disciplinary journal in the field of intervention for and management of children’s speech, language and communication needs.


Education

BSc (Hons.), Speech Therapy, Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London
MA, Philosophy & Psychology of Language, Birkbeck College, University of London

Presentations

2018    Poster ASHA Convention, Boston MA. Friel, S., May Benson, T, The relationship between narrative language and ideational praxis in children.

2018    Poster ASHA Convention Boston MA. Friel, S., Children with Sensory Processing difficulties, a Theoretical and Practical Guide for SLPs

2018    Poster Child Language Symposium, Sheffield University UK. The relationship between narrative language and ideational praxis in children.

2020    Poster accepted at AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association) annual conference, Boston MA. Ingolia, M., Friel, S., Occupational therapy-speech language therapy interprofessional service delivery model in a specialized sensory integration clinic

2020     Poster accepted at AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference Boston MA. Matthews, A., Fairman, A., Worek, A., Sindelar, A. Friel, S., Outcomes Among Student-Clinicians After Participation in LEGO® Club: A Service-Learning Pilot Program

Webinars

Friel, S (2015, October 5) Facilitating Sensory Integration and Language in Autism Spectrum Disorder [webinar] in the SPIRAL Foundation Webinar Series. Retrieved from : https://thespiralfoundation.org/courses/facilitating-sensory-integration-and-language-in-autism/

Friel, S (2015, November 9) Facilitating Social Skills in Autism Spectrum Disorder [webinar] in the SPIRAL Foundation Webinar Series. Retrieved from : https://thespiralfoundation.org/courses/facilitating-social-skills-in-autism/

Dulz, J., Friel, S. (2019, March 4) OT and SLP: Working Together to Explore Language in Sensory Integration [webinar] In the SPIRAL Foundation LiveTalk Series . Retrieved from https://thespiralfoundation.org/product/ot-and-slp-working-together-to-explore-language-in-sensory-integration/

 

Curriculum Vitae