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Speech Therapy &
Occupational Therapy for Children of All Ages!

Taking a Play Based Approach in Marblehead, MA

Welcome to The Power of Speech

Where we make learning personalized, effective, and fun!

At The Power of Speech, we recognize that each child's path is unique. Our mission is to empower your child to be themself and interact with the world with confidence. We strive to design fun and engaging sessions that your child will look forward to each week!

What We Offer

Speech & Language Therapy

Speech therapy helps your child develop skills needed for clearer speech, self expression, & understanding what they read & hear.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps your child increase independence and emotional regulation by developing fine motor, gross motor, & sensory motor skills. 

IEP Consulting

IEP Consulting will help you better understand your rights, avenues for self-advocacy, & policies as they relate to your child's IEP.

Parent/Teacher Consulting

Empowering parents & teachers with communication, sensory, and behavior strategies to help children at home, school, & in the community.

Meet The Team!

Jessica Brown, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech Therapist at The Power of Speech in Marblehead, MA

Jessica Brown, M.S., CCC-SLP

Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

Jessica founded The Power of Speech in 2016 to provide holistic pediatric therapy to children in the North Shore area of Massachusetts. In 2024, The Power of Speech moved to a new office in Marblehead and her team started to expand to include occupational therapy and IEP consulting. She is excited to now be working alongside other passionate professionals, dedicated to supporting children across many areas of their life.


Jessica grew up in Marblehead and received her master's degree from Northeastern University. She loves being outside with her husband, two kids, and two dogs!

Cassidy deBettencourt, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Cassidy has a sports medicine bachelors degree and occupational therapy masters degree. She has worked with multiple populations, but has found her passion working with children. Cassidy enjoys helping children with motor development, sensory processing, and emotional regulation. Supporting babies with torticollis is her specialty! 

Cassidy grew up in Swampscott and currently lives there with her family. When she isn't working, she can be found going on adventures with her family and cooking up new recipes!


Amy Atwood

IEP Consultant and Office Manager

Amy has worked in Special Education for 29 years, taking on many different roles. Her past experiences include teaching in a substantially separate classroom and later teaching in an inclusion classroom. Amy is currently the IEP Team Chairperson at a local public school district. She is passionate about the work she does, and loves sharing her knowledge with more families through consultations at The Power of Speech.


Amy lives in Marblehead with her husband and two children. In her free time, she loves to walk down by the beach, garden, and cook! 

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Joann Sorg, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Joann brings 20 years of coast to coast pediatric OT experience to The Power of Speech, where she provides parent and teacher consultations in-home and at local schools. She especially loves supporting social, emotional and behavioral needs, sensory regulation and motor development so kids can play, learn, explore and grow into their authentic selves.

Joann is a New England native and graduate of Boston University. She and her husband moved to Marblehead from San Diego in 2022 with their 3 boys and 1 dog. She meets all of her sensory regulation needs doing flying trapeze and will love to tell you about it!

"I am so grateful I found The Power of Speech. Above all, I want my child to be happy.

The therapists at The Power of Speech have truly mastered the art of making learning the point that going to speech therapy and occupational therapy is what my daughter looks forward to every week. Best of all, we have seen progress at home and at school.

I can't recommend them enough."

-Sarah, parent


Get Started in Three Easy Steps!

The Power of Speech provides speech therapy and occupational therapy to children throughout the North Shore area of Massachusetts. Here's how you can get started today:


Contact The Power of Speech to discuss your child's areas of need and steps for getting started. 


Schedule your child's initial evaluation! We will provide you with a written report within two weeks.


Start weekly speech and/or occupational therapy sessions! Together, we will help your child reach their goals.

Private Pay, HSA/FSA, and Insurance

The Power of Speech accepts private pay using debit/credit cards (including HSA and FSA cards).

For speech therapy, we are "in network" with Blue Cross Blue Shield.

We are "out of network" for all other insurances.

The Power of Speech is private pay only for occupational therapy.

Some insurance plans provide "out of network" reimbursement for speech therapy and occupational therapy. Please contact your insurance to learn more about your plan coverage.

More Kind Words From Our Clients...
"If you are looking for a very skilled SLP who genuinely cares then you are in the right place."

"We are so happy we found Jessica to help my son with his speech. If you are looking for a very skilled SLP who genuinely cares, then you are in the right place. She is so creative and is always finding new ways to make his sessions fun and keep him engaged. He is always so excited to see her and has been making great progress!"

-Liza, parent

We Can't Wait to Meet You!

Providing speech therapy and occupational therapy to kids of all ages in our newly renovated office!

The Power of Speech is conveniently located in Marblehead, MA, providing speech therapy, occupational therapy, and IEP consulting to children throughout the North Shore. We are located in an office building with easy access and plenty of parking.

Your child will feel comfortable, safe, and engaged in our fun therapy space! 

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