Courtney Langello, M.S. CCC-SLP

Courtney Langello

Welcome to Prestige Therapy. My name is Courtney Langello. I am the clinical director and founder of Prestige Therapy, LLC.  I earned a Master of Science degree from Northeastern University in 2003. I am a certified American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) member and hold dual certification through the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Massachusetts Department of Health. I also hold a Rhode Island teaching certificate specifically for speech-language pathology. I continue to maintain licensure and certification through continuing education courses and regular attendance of ASHA conventions.

Over the years, I have worked in several settings with a variety of age ranges  (infants-geriatrics) including private schools, public schools, trauma centers, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and home therapy.

I have attended the following conferences in Michelle Garcia Winner’s  Social Thinking® methodolgy:

  • Thinking About You Thinking About Me

  • Implementing Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary: A Day To Develop Creativity

  • Social Detective, Superflex®, and Friends Take On Social Emotional Learning

Other unique workshops and trainings I have attended include:

PROMPT®  Level 1 (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets)

PECS Basic Training (Picture Exchange Communication System)

LAMP(Language Aquisition through Motor Planning).

Talk Tools® A Three Part Treatment Plan For Oral Placement Therapy

I opened Prestige Therapy, LLC in 2015 to allow children and young adults the ability to further their speech-langauge and social skills in a private setting enabling each client the opportunity to enhance learned skills as well as to target areas in which the client may not qualify for in the educational setting.

When away from my clients, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children ages 19, 10 and 4.  I have personal experience parenting a child on the Autism spectrum as well as parenting a child with a severe phonological disorder.

I am eager to meet with you to discuss how to enhance your child’s speech-language and social skills!

Sara Russo, M.S. CCC-SLP

Sara Russo

Sara earned her Master of Science degree for Speech Language Pathology from the University of Rhode Island in 2007. Sara is nationally certified through ASHA and tri state licensed in RI, CT and MA.

Sara has extensive experience working with Early Intervention and School Age children. She has completed volunteer work for the Yellow House Children’s Services in Kisumu, Kenya from Sept-Dec 2015.

Sara is PROMPT Level 1 trained and Hippotherapy Level 1 trained as well.

Louanne Mackenzie, M.S. CCC-SLP

Louanne Mackenzie
A native Rhode Islander, Louanne received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Rhode Island in 1985 and a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Worcester State University in 1992. Since then, Louanne has maintained a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association and has been a recipient of ASHA’s ACE award, which is a formal recognition of professionals who have demonstrated their commitment to lifelong learning. Louanne is licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. In addition, she holds teaching certificates specifically for speech-language pathology in both those states. Louanne brings over 20 years of experience to the practice, working with preschoolers, school age children, teenagers and adults. She is trained in Social Thinking (M. Garcia Winner) and the Lindamood Bell LIPS and Verbalizing and Visualizing Programs. When she is not wearing her Speech Pathologist hat, Louanne enjoys performing as a musician, hiking and skiing with her husband, and planning her next travel adventure.

Jane Murray, M.S. CCC-SLP

Jane is a semi-retired clinician who has been practicing speech and language for more than 35 years. Her vast experience includes: private practice, public and private schools, clients’ homes, and hospitals. The populations she serves range from school age to young adult.

Jane is licensed in RI and MA. She holds the Rhode Island Department of Education certificate, pre k through 12, the Rhode Island Department of Health certificate, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts professional license in Speech-Language Pathology.

From the North Shore Children’s Hospital in Salem, MA, to the Providence Public Schools, here in RI, Jane has developed specific interests in language-learning disorders, phonological impairment, and literacy.

Marissa Meisler, M.S. CCC-SLP

Marissa received her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Worcester State University in 2007. She is nationally certified through ASHA. Marissa is a licensed speech-language pathologist in RI and MA. Additionally, she maintains a RI and MA teaching certificate specifically for speech-language pathology.

Marissa has vast experience working in the public schools with preschool aged children. She has participated in Social Thinking conferences presented by Michelle Garcia Winner. Marissa has completed several courses and attended conferences focused on improving communication for childhood apraxia of speech with the Kaufman speech to language approach.

Marissa enjoys spending time with her husband and two small children when she is not working with clients. Her family enjoys traveling, playing outside, visiting the zoo, going to the children’s museum, and discovering local playgrounds. They are always on the go.

Alicia Rathbun, M.S. CCC-SLP

Alicia received her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Worcester State University, where she was chosen for the Graduate Research Project Award by the Dean of the University.  She comes with many years of experience working at various settings, such as an elementary school, private clinic, home-based therapy, as well as, many Early Intervention agencies throughout the state.  She thoroughly enjoys working with pre-schoolers, school-aged population, and adults. She has participated in many Social Thinking conferences by Michelle Garcia Winner, as well as, conferences that focus on Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), articulation/phonological disorders, and the use of a multi-sensory approaches to improve receptive and expressive language delays/disorders.  Alicia utilizes various research-based materials such as the Expanding Expression Tool (EET), Story Grammar Marker (SGM), and the Superflex program.

Alicia enjoys spending time with family and friends traveling to various places in New England, as well as, participating in various hobbies such as hiking, kayaking, photography, painting, and collecting records.

Leslie Carter, M.S. CCC-SLP

Leslie received her Undergraduate degree at the University Of Maine at Farmington in a program specifically geared toward working with the pediatric population. She earned her Master Of Science Degree from the University Of Rhode Island, and maintains her clinical certification through the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She holds lifetime certification as a Speech Language Pathologist through the RI Department of Education and her Department of Health Certification through the state of Rhode Island.

Leslie has over 27 years experience working with students aged 3-21 in RI public schools with a specific interest in evidence based therapy techniques. In addition, she has done private practice work with the homeschool population.
Leslie has participated in many conferences led by Michelle Garcia Winner and her colleagues focusing on the use of Social Thinking Techniques. In addition, she has attended training conferences focused on areas including verbal apraxia, articulation and phonological disorders, autism spectrum disorders, vocabulary development, narrative structure development, Common Core Standards, fluency and cluttering disorders, APPs for speech and language therapy, and Executive Funcioning. She is versed in the use of specific strategies including: Visualizing and Verbalizing, Story Grammar Marker, the Expanding Expression Tool and the AAC APP Proloquo2go.

When not working with clients, Leslie enjoys spending time with family, kayaking, reading, volunteering with local theater and attending theatre events, and working with international high school exchange students.

Schellie Johnson, M.S. CCC-SLP

Schellie grew up on the East Side of Providence and traveled away to earn her Master of Science Degree from the University of West Virginia in 1992. Schellie has traveled to four different states practicing speech language pathology and has recently found her way back home to East Side of Providence.

Schellie has over 25 years experience working directly with the pediatric population on developing and enhancing speech and language skills.

Schellie has attended various workshops related to speech language pathology training including Lively Letters, PODS, PECS certification and even earned the ACE Award (Award for Continuing Education) from ASHA in 2015.

Schellie stays busy with her husband, three children and six grandchildren. She looks forward to helping your child communicate to the best of their ability.

Julia Strobel, MA, CCC-SLP

Julia recently received her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Connecticut in 2017. She is nationally certified through the American Speech and Hearing Association and is licensed in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts.


Julia has had experience in a variety of settings with many different ages. These settings include schools, adult and pediatric outpatient clinics, acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home therapy (early intervention).  Her passion lies working with children where she has a strong desire to continue to grow as a professional. She has been actively engaging in continued education and attending conferences in order to stay up to date on the current trends in the field to provide great therapy. 


Outside of Speech Therapy Julia enjoys exploring Rhode Island as she is originally from Connecticut, going out to eat, traveling, and relaxing on a Sunday night with popcorn and a good movie!