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Thom Pentucket Early Intervention

320 Main St., P.O. Box 956, West Newbury, MA  01985

Contact information:
Phone: (978) 363-5553
Fax: (978) 363-2435
Linda Schaeffer, Director

Hours Of Operation:
8:00 - 5:00


  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Family Therapists
  • Feeding Specialists
  • Music Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Teacher of the Deaf
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Special Educators
  • Nurses

Meet the Staff

Thom Pentucket Early Intervention is in the business of helping children and their families achieve their goals. We recognize that our success depends on the skills and experience of the people who work for us. Thom Pentucket employs 100 full and part-time staff members: counselors, social workers, therapists, nurses and a teacher of the deaf, a number of whom are fluent in Spanish and Sign Language.

Meet some of our dedicated staff:

Susan is a Music Therapist with 18 years experience in Early Intervention who has worked for Thom Pentucket since 2005. She is also singer-song writer who serves on the board of the Massachusetts Music Therapy Alliance.  In her work in Early Intervention, Susan uses her passion for music to promote the development of children with complex medical needs and challenging developmental profiles.

Alexandra is a Speech Language Pathologist with an MS degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders who has worked in Early Intervention (EI) since 2014. She began working with children in high school, and now appreciates the opportunity that EI gives her to work with children and their families together, empowering parents to incorporate strategies and help their children develop communication skills.

Deborah is a Developmental Specialist who has worked in Early Intervention with Thom Pentucket for 25 years.   Deborah has a positive attitude and great enthusiasm for her work with the children and families in Early Intervention.  She has especially enjoyed furthering her knowledge in social/emotional and sensory development, seeing them as foundational skills upon which all other areas of development grow.

Katie is an Occupational Therapist who is excited about, “devising and implementing sensory diets,” personalized activities of sensory input for infants and young children. Katie came to Early Intervention two years ago after working in an acute rehabilitation facility.

Mary-Jane, a twenty year Early Intervention veteran, is a Registered Nurse with a special interest in childhood growth and nutrition. Prior to starting her Early Intervention career, Mary-Jane worked at the Boston Regional Medical Center.

Héla is a Physical Therapist with seventeen years of Early Intervention experience. She is very interested in how motor development impacts on and is impacted by other areas of development. As a Team Supervisor, Héla is particularly excited by Early Intervention’s capacity to encourage interactive learning and growth for everyone involved, parents, children and clinicians alike.