Speaking of Ability - Your Voice in Special Education
In addition to providing direct services, Susan also supervised and evaluated the performance of SLPs and SLP Assistants, and managed the day to day operations of the speech and language department.

Susan holds Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education licenses for speech-language pathologist (all levels) and special education administrator.  She is licensed by the Commonwealth of MA, Division of Professional Licensure, Board of Speech-Language Pathology.  She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Pathology by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

Susan completed the Federation of Children with Special Needs Parent Consultant Training Institute in 2015.  She looks forward to empowering and supporting parents of children with special needs both in special education and general education programs.
Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Professional Memberships

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys (COPAA)
  • Special Needs Advocacy Network, Inc. (SPAN)
Special Needs Advocacy Network, Inc.

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​​Susan A. Shapiro, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Special Education Advocate / Consultant

Susan is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) with more than 30 years experience working with students, families, educators, specialists and administrators in the ontext of an urban public school setting.  She has evaluated and designed interventions for students ranging in age from 2.7 to 21 years. She has experience in the development of Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) and Section 504 Accommodation Plans.

Susan is knowledgeable in research based best practices in the evaluation of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.  When such practices are employed, the team is better able to determine whether or not a true disability is present and gain insight into an individual’s learning potential.