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Thom Springfield Infant Toddler Services

1506A Allen St., Bicentennial Plaza, Springfield, MA  01118

Contact information:
Phone: (413) 783-5500
Fax: (413) 782-7612
Email: mpeirent@thomchild.org
Marie Peirent, Director

Hours Of Operation:
8:30 - 4:30

Staff

  • Counselors
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Family Liaison
  • Social Workers

Meet the Staff

Thom Springfield Infant Toddler Services 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 Springfield Infant Toddler employs more than 75 full and part-time staff members: nurses, teachers, counselors, social workers, and therapists.  Many therapists provide specialized services, such as infant massage instruction, nutrition and feeding interventions, and we have employees who are fluent in Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Somali and Sign Language.

Meet some of our dedicated staff:



Karen is an assistant Team Leader and Occupational Therapist who has been with the program since 2012.  Before working in Early Intervention, Karen worked in an elementary school as a paraprofessional, assisting children with mild to severe disabilities for more than 7 years.  She is knowledgeable on the topics of torticollis, vestibular protocols, toe-walking, and sensory processing in young children and has a strong interest in continuing to learn and sharing her expertise in these areas. 

Katie, a Team Leader with Thom SITS, is a Speech and Language Pathologist and has been with the program since 2010. She has specialized skills in helping children who have an autism spectrum disorder, teaching social communication skills and employing the methods of SCERTS intervention. She also assists in our 12-week Feeding Group, helping children who have feeding difficulties.  In addition to the skilled supervision she provides our therapists, Katie also teaches at Bay Path University's Early Intervention Certificate Program.  Her interest in helping others has no borders, as she traveled to Zambia with C.L.A.S.P. International to help start their first speech therapy graduate program.

Lynn is a Team Leader and has been with Thom SITS over 14 years.  She is a dedicated Speech and Language Pathologist who has a wide range of experience working with children who have feeding challenges, processing difficulties, autism spectrum disorder, and other communication differences.  She has a strong background in teaching young children and their families how to use alternative methods of communication.  Lynn helps her team of therapists learn more about communication and child development through reflective supervision and hands-on teaching.  She has assisted numerous graduate students from local colleges gain the experience and knowledge needed to receive their full credentials.  Lynn has been a guest lecturer at Springfield College and regularly supervises students in their communication disorders program.  She teaches workshops on communication for local childcare providers and hosts Baystate Medical Center Pediatricians who join her on home visits as part of their residency.