Introducing Mei-Li!

The Boston Ability Center is proud to have partnerships with local universities that have some of the best allied health programs in the country. We look forward to the opportunity to train graduate clinicians who show the same passion for working with kids as our own clinical staff. Please join us in welcoming Mei-Li to our team as she completes her 4th and final fieldwork experience in Speech and Language Pathology! 

Mei-Li is a graduate student from Northeastern University where she is enrolled in the Masters of Speech and Language Pathology program. She will be joining our team for 12 weeks beginning mid-January as part of her 4th and final fieldwork experience before her graduation this May. Her undergraduate studies at Smith College included Psychology as well as Education & Child Studies. In her junior year, she traveled abroad to Australia and completed an internship at an Early Intervention agency where she found her love for speech and language pathology. After graduating, she worked as an ABA clinician working alongside children ages 4-21 with a wide range of developmental disabilities and communication needs. Currently, she works in the field of Early Intervention as a developmental specialist serving the children and families of the Urban Boston Area. She is very excited to join our team and work alongside our seasoned clinicians. In her free time, Mei-Li enjoys going to the beach, playing volleyball, and traveling.

Meet Arielle!

The BAC team continues to grow, and we are so excited to introduce you to Arielle, the newest member of our OT crew! 

If you had to be an animal, what would be it be? I would be a horse. It’s my favorite animal because they are strong, intelligent, graceful and gentle.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Mint chocolate chip!

What is your favorite children’s book? Night of the Moonjellies, which I asked my parents to read to me over and over again. I love the story and the way the illustrations foster imagination.

What is your favorite kid’s board game? Clue

Do you have any special talents? Aerial Silks

What has been your favorite place to visit? I traveled around New Zealand for a month and did a lot of hiking. It is an absolutely beautiful country!

If given a superhero power what would you choose? Flying, because I would like seeing the world from a different perspective, feeling weightless and enjoying the wind in my hair.

Arielle completed her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at Tufts University, where she was the Community Outreach Chair of the Student Occupational Therapy Association and organized two annual events for the Medford and Somerville communities. Arielle completed her pediatric fieldwork at Boston Children’s Hospital, working with children and their families on acute inpatient floors. She comes to Boston Ability Center with 4 years of experience as a Registered Behavior Technician, providing ABA services to children 1.5-18 years old with Autism and related diagnoses around the greater Boston area. She is passionate about working with children and their families and promoting participation in meaningful activities. As a Registered Yoga Teacher, she also incorporates wellness and mindful movement to help clients achieve their goals. Arielle is excited to join the Boston Ability Center team and continue to enrich the lives of the children she works with.