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.
Sarah, M.A., CCC-SLP, earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Long Beach. Since graduating in 2002, she has enthusiastically provided speech, language, and communication therapy to children and adults with diverse profiles in a variety of settings including schools and private practices. During Sarah’s sixteen years of practice, she has worked with colleagues in many related professions and integrates their techniques and strategies into her therapy. She enjoys singing, and has studied operatic vocal performance since childhood. Theatre remains a passion, and it shows in her unique therapeutic style. She is passionate about building meaningful connections with her clients and their families or caregivers. Sarah is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds a current State of Illinois license. In her free time, Sarah enjoys the outdoors, reading sci-fi/ comic-books, and watching cartoons. Sarah seems very much a “kid-at-heart,” and her enthusiasm shines within every interaction!
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.
Emily is a licensed speech and language pathologist earning her Masters degree in 2009 from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Emily has provided services to primarily children in a variety of different settings including the schools, private practice, hospitals and through Early Intervention. She has extensive experience working in Early Childhood and with elementary-age children. She specializes in autism spectrum disorders, language delays and disorders, phonological, and articulation disorders. Emily has been formally trained in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP), PROMPT and Social Thinking. Her experience working in the schools helps her to collaborate with school teams and other service providers in order to create a comprehensive plan for her clients. Emily lives in Chicago with her husband and enjoys spending her free time exploring the city and traveling.
Catalina is a bilingual speech-language pathologist who earned a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Saint Xavier University. She has worked with children and adults in both Chile and the United States. Catalina understands that collaboration with families is crucial for successful outcomes; her treatment sessions are engaging, evidence-based, and designed to respond to the individual needs of each child. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds a current State of Illinois license. Catalina loves nature and in her free time enjoys riding her bike on the Illinois Prairie Path and going for walks in the forest.
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.