Our Approach & Our Team
PLAY. LEARN. CREATE. CONNECT. GROW.
At Lakeview Speech and Language Clinic, our goal is to deliver evidence-based therapy that affects meaningful and lasting growth. We believe in the power of using fun and creativity to provide rewarding speech and language therapy. Building relationships with our clients is at the forefront of our work. Our team is mindful of each client's differences, which allows us to incorporate motivating materials and activities into our therapy sessions. We also prioritize helping our clients achieve important communication skills so they can have genuine connections with peers and individuals in their environments.
Meet The Team
Emily is a licensed speech and language pathologist earning her Masters degree in 2009 from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. 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 is formally trained in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP), Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. (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 Elmhurst with her husband and son.
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, travel or spend time with her husband and cat, Frodo.
Holly, a licensed speech-language pathologist, earned her Master of Health Science in Communication Disorders from Governors State University in University Park, IL in 2015. Holly has experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults in the school setting with a focus on autism spectrum disorder, augmentative and alternative communication, language disorder, and executive functioning. Holly is dedicated to forming respectful, trusting relationships with clients and their families. She believes in providing therapy services that are individualized, motivating, functional, and collaborative. Holly lives in Oak Park with her family. In her free time, Holly enjoys walking her dog Daisy, reading sci-fi/fantasy novels, exploring the outdoors, and tinkering with home improvement projects.
Owner, 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, 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 do home improvement projects on their 100 year old home.
Katie is a licensed SLP with experience working 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 Forest 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.
Sarah 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. 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.
Vanessa is a bilingual speech-language pathologist who earned her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and her Bilingual English-Spanish Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology from Marquette University in 2012. She has provided services to children in a variety of different settings, including outpatient hospitals, schools, and through Early Intervention. Vanessa believes in collaborating and building relationships with clients and their families in order to help each client reach his or her maximum potential through motivating, functional, and individualized activities. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds a current State of Illinois license. In her free time, Vanessa likes to spend time with her two sons exploring the city and traveling.