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Cotting Consulting currently provides services in multiple assistive technology domains including:

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Executive Functioning
  • Positioning and Access


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Cotting Consulting provides technology focused assessments, consultation and professional development to improve curriculum access and functional independence.


AT & AAC Assessment
  • An assistive technology (AT) or augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assessment includes a records review, direct client contact for assessment activities, observation and/or consultation with key team members. This assessment is completed over the course of one to two sessions, depending on specific requests from the team and family.
Professional Development
  • Presentations and trainings for small and large groups on a wide range of technology, executive functioning, social and educational topics.

Student Focused Consultation
  • Direct teaching and therapeutic interventions
  • Development of implementation plans
  • Management and programing of equipment
  • Monitoring and reporting student progress
Staff Focused Consultation
  • Supporting best practices for technology integration
  • Guiding the development and implementation of technology plans
  • Assisting with curriculum modification and alternative assessment
  • Mentoring therapists and teachers developing their own assessment and intervention skills

We match Cotting Consultants to the unique needs of each student, family and educational team.

Consulting Staff

Our team includes speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and educators with specialized training and experience in assistive technology. Team members include:

Meriwether Burruss, M.S., M.Ed., Consulting Educator
Leila Denna, M.S., CCC-SLP, Consulting Clinician
Orissa Lawrence, M.S., OT, Consulting Clinician
Melissa Mulvey, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP, CAGS, Senior Consulting Clinician
Lindy Myers, M.S., CCC-SLP, Consulting Clinician
Tim Richmond, B.S., OT, Director of Cotting Consulting, Consulting Clinician
Suzanne Schiavone, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP, Consulting Clinician
Kathleen Shipos, M.Ed., M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP, Consulting Clinician

Consulting Testimonials

Consulting works with Speech Language Pathologists

The staff at Cotting have been instrumental in getting some of my students the devices they need to communicate as well as help us get the appropriate equipment and training needed to support the students with AAC/AT needs.
- District SLP

Cotting Consulting Professional Development Success

Fabulous PD [professional development] day! Balancing reviewing theory and evidence based practice with the hands-on materials “make and take” was perfect! Thank you!  

Cotting Consulting helped my son

The recommendations we received from Cotting Consulting created a clear and easy to understand explanation of how assistive technology could be used to our son’s benefit.  
- A Parent

Learn more about our consulting services

Tim Richmond
Director of Cotting Consulting
453 Concord Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421
Phone: (781) 862-7323 ext. 154

*Flexible pricing and packaging of all services are available.