Founder, Tracy, studied at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she earned her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She has provided speech and language therapy to children since 2007, specializing in autism spectrum disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, childhood apraxia of speech, language delay, as well as speech sound disorders. Tracy is passionate about incorporating play and movement into exciting, motivational therapy. She is dedicated to collaborating with clients and their families to develop functional, individualized, and evidence-based therapy plans. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds a current State of Illinois license. Tracy lives in Oak Park with her family and loves to explore the town with her kids and do home improvement projects on their 100 year old home.
Erica is a Speech-Language Pathologist holding a Master of Science in Speech, Language, and Learning from Northwestern University. She has worked with children of various ages in clinical, hospital, and early childhood settings. Erica believes that children learn best through play, and strives to provide personalized, functional activities that are fun and motivating for her clients. While obtaining her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, she completed an honors thesis in the Bilingual Language & Literacy lab which focused on bilingual children's acquisition of syntax. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds a current State of Illinois license. In her free time, Erica likes to read, cook, explore the city of Chicago, or spend time with her cat, Frodo.
Katie is a licensed SLP with 6 years of experience in public schools, charter schools, therapeutic day schools, private outpatient clinics, inpatient acute rehab and private practice. She has experience ranging from premature babies through hospice care. After a couple years outside the therapy world working as a British immigration officer, she graduated from Rush University in 2012. Now, she owns Imagination Therapy LLC, with a passion and focus on executive functions. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds a current State of Illinois license. Katie lives in Oak Park with her 8 year old dog Lady, who comes with her to trivia night! She also loves riding her bike, even in cool weather.
Amana earned a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Governors State University. She has several years of clinical experience in inpatient/outpatient hospitals, specialized/public schools, and community based settings. She has presented on her research interests including cultural competency within occupational therapists, and treatment and interventions of physical dysfunction in pediatrics. Amana has worked with a variety of diagnoses including: Autism, sensory processing disorder, AD(HD), ODD, other mental health related disorders, Down Syndrome, SMA, Cerebral Palsy, global developmental delay, and other neurological diagnoses. She has been trained in the following areas: SOS Approach to Feeding, Astronaut Training, NeuroNet, Handwriting Without Tears, behavior and mental health management, sensory processing/modulation, myofasical release, kinesotape, executive functioning, sensory integration, infant-child hemiplegia, and neuroplasticity in children. Amana is currently the Pediatric Clinical Specialist Advisory Council member at Elmhurst College. She is passionate about the field of occupational therapy and the world of pediatrics. She believes in using purposeful play to help recapture one's childhood and learn the skills needed to enhance several areas of development.