Get To Know
Our Therapy Team
MEET THE THERAPISTS
Keri Sharpe, M.S. CCC-SLP
Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist
Kerianne (Keri) Sharpe, MS CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist who currently practices and resides in Morris County, New Jersey. She obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology & Business Administration at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania and her Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. Keri is certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in the state of New Jersey. Along with owning Sharper Speech (founded in 2018), she is also currently employed at a private school for individuals with autism and related disorders in Denville, NJ.
Keri has evaluated and treated a diverse population of pediatric and adolescent clients within school, private clinic and home settings. She has experience in the areas of expressive and receptive language, pragmatic (social) skills, articulation and phonology, augmentative and alternative speech devices, fluency and voice disorders. Keri has extensive personal and professional experience working with children, adolescents and adults with various neurodevelopmental diagnoses and has worked directly with the special needs population for 8+ years. Keri currently holds Level Two certification in the PROMPT therapy method and prioritizes staying up to date with new and upcoming therapeutic techniques in the field via continuing education courses. As a twin to an (awesome) adult with autism, Keri is especially passionate about providing communication and social support trainings for family members & staff working with the special needs population.
When she is not working with clients, Keri enjoys hiking, working out, reading at coffee shops & spending time with her two cats, her boyfriend, friends and family!
Rachel Gambacorta, M.S. CCC-SLP
Rachel Gambacorta, M.S., CCC-SLP is a certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice speech-language therapy in the state of New Jersey. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Linguistics from Rutgers University and her Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Seton Hall University. Rachel currently works in a private school for children with autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders, in addition to providing private services after school hours. Rachel has experience evaluating and treating both children and adults in the areas of receptive and expressive language, pragmatic language/social skills, articulation, phonology, apraxia of speech, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), and autism spectrum disorders. Rachel is Level 2 PROMPT trained and prioritizes remaining up to date on the most current therapy techniques and approaches within the field. She values the importance of forming strong, trusting relationships with her clients and their families and is passionate about creating individualized treatment plans that incorporate her clients’ interests and passions.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys boating, going to the beach, and spending time with her friends, family, and dog Remi.
Kellie Buoye, M.S. CCC-SLP
Kellie Buoye, M.S. CCC-SLP, is an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association-certified speech-language pathologist, licensed in the state of New Jersey. She has experience working in a variety of pediatric settings including school-based and private practice clinical settings. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI in 2016, as well as her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY in May 2019.
Kellie’s clinical experiences include: Providing services to pediatric and young adult populations from treating individuals with a variety of speech and language needs including: Articulation disorders, Apraxia, Receptive, Expressing and Pragmatic (social)Language disorders, feeding and swallowing difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Down Syndrome. She specializes in treating and assessing individuals ages 3-21 diagnosed with Autism Spectrum and related disorders, as well as Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices. Kellie has received PROMPT-Bridging level 2 training and has received training in various AAC language technologies such as Proloquo2Go, LAMP, GoTalkNow and TobIIDynavox eye gaze technologies. She has a passion for supporting the overall speech and language development, as well as building meaningful relationships through play and her client’s passions.
Kellie enjoys yoga, cooking and spending time outdoors with her dog in her spare time!
OUR THERAPEUTIC APPROACH
We strongly believe in the importance of close collaboration between therapist and parents/caregivers as this plays a crucial role in the generalization of skills targeted in speech and language therapy. We maintain consistent communication with caregivers in order to provide carryover techniques and strategies that will generalize skills developed in the therapy setting into the client’s home environment and ultimately into naturalistic community-based settings. Additionally, we believe that utilizing evidence-based practices while building a trusting relationship with our clients via the integration of their interests in therapy is key to therapeutic success. We strive to develop a comfortable relationship with each of our clients by increasing engagement via preferred interests, building clients' confidence and ultimately having fun together while achieving goals.