Kelly F., MS, CCC/SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Kelly pursued her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from IN University in 2004, after receiving her bachelor’s degree in 2002. In 2005, she earned a Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Kelly was the recipient of Wee Care Therapy’s First Steps Excellence in Early Intervention Award in 2022. She has experience working with children who have a variety of speech/language-feeding difficulties, such as autism, aphasia, apraxia, articulation/phonology disorders, developmental delay, sensory processing disorder and feeding difficulties. She has attended numerous continuing education seminars relating to sensory integration and sensory processing disorder, social communication and interaction, neurodevelopmental treatment, and oral motor feeding skills. Kelly is play-based master clinician who incorporates sensory-based intervention techniques into her therapy sessions. In addition to individual therapy, she also runs our “Wee Sprouts” social skills group. She encourages family involvement, empowering you to help your child. Kelly makes learning fun!
Rachel pursued her passion for speech language pathology at Governors State University, earning a Master of Health Science degree in speech language pathology in 2021. Throughout her clinical rotations, she had the opportunity to work with little ones at Wee Care Therapy as well as in an elementary school setting. In 2022, she earned her certificate of Clinical Competency from the American speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is CPR certified. Rachel enjoys working with individuals to increase fluency, improve intelligibility, increase understanding and expression of language, strengthen developing social skills, and come alongside those using alternate communication modalities to deepen quality of communication between clients those they love the most. She is a strong believer in the research-based connection between quality play and early cognitive language development. In the past, she has enjoyed working in a special recreation setting to increase program inclusion for those with exceptionalities and teach through movement. Rachel looks forward to learning about the strengths, interests, goals, and unique dynamics of your family!
Rachel L., MA, CCC/SLP
Rachel graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Speech Pathology in 2008 from Northwestern University, and then earned a Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-hearing Association. She is certified in the Interactive Metronome and CPR. Her experience comes from training and direct application of behavioral and sensory-based therapeutic techniques, supporting a variety of diagnoses and disorders such as autism, apraxia, expressive/receptive language disorders, social language delays, auditory processing disorder, tethered oral tissues (TOTs), feeding disorders, and fluency. Rachel believes in working with “the whole child” and takes time and care to honor each child’s unique sensory needs. She empowers families, recognizing that progress starts with family involvement. She provides speech therapy services as a First Steps Assessment Team evaluator. She also serves as a provider for First Steps, clinic and private schools through Wee Care Therapy. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two beautiful children. Wee Care Therapy is Rachel’s “happy place” and she looks forward to getting to know you and your child!
Alexis (Lexi) M., MS, CCC-SLP
Lexi received a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Saint Xavier University in 2017 after obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from IN University in 2015. She earned her Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2018. Lexi has professional experience working with children with a variety of communication disorders including traumatic brain injury, auditory processing disorder, expressive and receptive language delays, articulation and phonologic disorders, autism, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy, dysfluency, dysarthria, apraxia and aphasia. Her experience stems from clinic, school and hospital settings. Lexi also has personal experience helping child family members with cerebral palsy. She was an active volunteer with Girls on the Run, and fund raised for a NICU trough the IU Dance Marathon. She is CPR certified. Lexi is passionate and sensitive in her approach to working with children, and helping you eagerly awaits meeting you and your child!
Christina M., MS, CCC/SLP Speech/Language Pathologist
Christina earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders degree in 2011 and Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2013 from St. Xavier University. In 2011, she received the outstanding Communication Sciences and Disorders Student Award. Her training included hospital and rehabilitation settings. Christina earned a Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2014. She has worked in pediatrics in the schools and in early intervention since graduation. She also has some experience with adults. Christina has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses including autism, expressive and receptive language delays, central auditory processing disorder, articulation, phonological disorders, fluency problems and other developmental and chromosomal disorders. She has attended continuing education on feeding/swallowing, articulation, phonation, assistive technology and sensory processing. Christina uses a play-based approach to therapy and eagerly awaits helping you and your child!
Mandy N., MHS, CCC/SLP
Mandy has been a licensed speech/language pathologist since getting her Master of Health Science degree in 1985 from Governor State University, following a Bachelor of Science degree from Norther IL University in 1983. She then earned her Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She was honored with the 2011 Autism Association of Northwest Indiana’s Shining Star Award for outstanding service to individuals with autism, and the recipient of Wee Care Therapy’s First Steps Excellence in Early Intervention Award in 2020. Her areas of expertise include autism, sensory processing disorder, prematurity, oral-motor challenges, and communicative/interactive delay. Mandy has attended numerous seminars on sensory integration, neurodevelopmental treatment and oral motor/feeding techniques. She presents internationally on sensory-processing, engagement and feeding. She is CPR certified. She currently provides services through Wee See Teletherapy, focusing on caregiver coaching to help families become successful at interspersing facilitatitive strategies throughout daily routines. She feels it is crucial to acknowledge that interactive skills underlie quality communicative development. Mandy strongly believes in family involvement, and that functional skills are best learned in a play-based, fun environment!
Crystal R., MS, CCC/SLP
Crystal earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing from IN University in 2007 and a Master of Science degree from St. Xavier University in 2013. Prior to joining us, she had experience as a speech/language assistant in the schools. She earned a Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2014. She is CPR certified. Crystal has worked with children with a variety of communication disorders including expressive and receptive language delays, central auditory processing disorder, articulation and phonological disorders, fluency, autism, sensory processing disorder, and other social emotional differences. She has experience in clinic and early intervention (natural environment) settings. She has attended continuing education in the areas of feeding, sensory processing, therapeutic adaptations, torticollis and treatment perspectives. Crystal involves you in your child’s treatment and brings a fresh perspective to her approach of working with you and your child!
Claire S., M.A., CCC-SLP Speech/Language Pathologist
Claire earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders (2014) and Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology (2016) degrees from Saint Louis University. She has worked in pediatrics since graduating in school and clinic settings. She earned a Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2016. Claire has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, expressive and receptive language disorders, apraxia, articulation, phonological disorders, fluency problems and other developmental and chromosomal differences. She has attended continuing education on feeding/swallowing, articulation, phonation, assistive technology and orofacial myology (tongue thrust and beyond). Claire uses a play-based approach and is looking forward to working with your child to promote success!