Michele McCourt-Verney 

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 curricula 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. 


Inclusive Education Educators Pathway (Education Training Program)

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

Dyslexia Support Strategies 

SYNC Trained (PBS with crisis strategies and techniques)

Developmental Reading Assessment (Targeted reading strategies)

T-BEAR (Instructional writing strategies)


General Education Teaching License

Special Education Teaching License

Masters of Science: Special Education