Sequencing Sounds



Through interactive and fun activities, students learn individualized strategies for speech, language and literacy skills. At Foundationscll, we are creating stronger communicators, readers and more confident learners.



Building Confidence and Self-Determination through Language, Literacy and Social Communication

At Foundations, we provide both group and individualized, research-based speech, language, literacy and social skill interventions to support reading, spelling, writing, problem solving skills, and social relationships that are necessary for young people to develop strong self-awareness and self-esteem for success in school and in the community.

It is our mission to help all of our clients to access the tools that they will need to rise to their potential to gain confidence in literacy and communication skills.

Our goal is to develop a genuine relationship that encourages perseverance, self-advocacy and independence. We are happy to collaborate with your family and other professionals to support the goals that will encourage growth.

Our hope is that you will find Foundations to be a place that will help your child reach their goals so that they can pursue their dreams.

We welcome all families and we genuinely open our hearts and our expertise to all who may need our support.

Thank you for considering Foundations.


Michele L. McCourt MA SLP-CCC, MA Autism

Robert Justiniano MS Special Education



Instruction is delivered by certified and highly trained instructors.

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Targeted and Systematic Literacy Instruction

The  Literacy and Language Program is delivered by our ASHA-certified SLP and our licensed Special Education Director and targets sequencing and manipulation of sounds to connect to decoding through imagery in addition to six foundational areas of literacy.


The Path to Success

Individual and small group tutoring is available in order to help your child to navigate new subjects and learning experiences We provide them with the tools they need to build their confidence and to succeed in their academic and lifelong goals. We strive to provide our students with a strong foundation for learning by using an interactive and motivating approach to instruction. By making our sessions engaging, our students are inspired and excited to learn.


A Comprehensive Approach

Our SLPs work with children to treat many areas of communication including: speech sound disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, cognitive-communication, language - based reading disorders /dyslexia and social communication/ pragmatic challenges

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Michele McCourt-Verney 

Speech and Language Pathologist

Welcome! I am a co-director, co-owner and speech and language pathologist at FoundationSCLL.  I earned a BA degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at William Paterson University (NJ) a MA degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Montclair State University (NJ) and a MA degree in Autism at Grand Canyon University (AZ).  My years of experience in the field of pediatric speech and language therapy has prepared me to coordinate proven practices with new technologies in creative ways that help children succeed in today's world. I have 30 years experience in evaluating and implementing programs for children with Receptive/Expressive Language Delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Articulation Disorders, Phonological Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Language and Literacy Delays, Neurogenic Disorders, Attention Deficit, Auditory Processing, Down Syndrome, and Developmental Coordination Disorder. I am Licensed by the Oregon Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and the NJ Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee. I hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (ASHA) (1994).


PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets)

Social Thinking Clinical Training Program

STAR (Strategies for Teaching Based on Autism Research - ABA-based instruction ; Discrete Teaching/ Pivotal Response Teaching )

LiPS (Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling and Speech)

Seeing Stars (Symbol Imagery for Phonological and Orthographic Processing in Reading and Spelling

Visualizing and Verbalizing (Language Comprehension and Thinking)

Ziggurat Model (Designing Effective Interventions for children with ASD)

SYNC Trained (PBS with crisis strategies and techniques)


Certificate of Clinical Competence (ASHA)

Advanced Certified Autism Specialist (International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards)

Social Thinking Clinical Training Certificate of Completion

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Robert Justiniano 

Special Educator/ Elementary Teacher

Welcome to FoundationSCLL! I am a co-director, co-owner and a licensed educator at FoundationSCLL. I received my BS degree in Liberal Students with a minor in Elementary Education at Portland State University and continued on to receive my MS degree in Special Education from the Inclusive Education Educator Pathway. 

I have been working with students in a variety of educational backgrounds for the last 15 years. From the typical classroom to Outdoor School, summer camp programs, specialized education programs and 1:1 tutoring for career and college readiness. 

Over the last four years, I have been working with students from kindergarten to sixth grade where i have used research based curriculum to teach literacy and mathematics. I have developed my own mathematic and writing curriculums based on student need and targeted to the individual student or group I am working with. 

By using time-tested and evidence based strategies I have been able to bridge today's ever increasing digital world and to the demand of understanding how to read in a technology based world. 



3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd Suite #120, Beaverton, OR 97005, USA

(503) 298-5183

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