Who We Are

Crossroads Speech Therapy provides pediatric speech and language and occupational therapy. Each session is individualized and provided by a therapist who is experienced, licensed, and who holds their American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence or National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Crossroads Speech Therapy serves children from their first year of life through adulthood.

Our Core Values

Compassion

Adaptability

Knowledge

Excellence

Integrity

Commitment

Why Choose Us?

We Make It Fun

The Crossroads team wants your child to look forward to their sessions. We keep in mind what each child enjoys and try to incorporate that into their sessions. Have a sports fan? We’ll use basketball and hockey games for the kids who really like sports and who are competitive. Have a creative dreamer?  We’ll work on sounds by writing stories about unicorns and fairies! We’ll joke around, talk in funny voices, all to make speech and OT fun and make time fly by. When working with the little ones, we follow their lead and we meet their individual goals through play. We play with what they are interested in.

We Collaborate

The Crossroads team believes in the value of collaborating with other professionals involved with your child. Teachers, neuro psychologists, psychologists, occupational therapists, dentists, etc. can all provide valuable perspectives. Collaborating and working as a team is important so that dimensions to any child do not get missed.

We Empower & Support

We are only with your child for one, or more, sessions a week, but parents and caregivers are there all days, every day. We make it a priority to communicate with caregivers and parents after each session. We provide “homework” and carryover activities after each session. This facilitates faster progress and helps everyone involved work together to support each child to the best of their abilities.

About the Founder & Director of Crossroads Speech Therapy

Katie Dimond

M.A. CCC/SLP

katie@crossroadsspeechtherapy.com

(847) 924-2390

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Katie, owner and Director of Crossroads Speech Therapy, is passionate about providing the highest quality speech therapy and occupational therapy to each child the practice sees. She is also a mother of three young children and one of her children has childhood apraxia of speech (CAS,) he has now overcome it.

Katie has been licensed and practicing since 2008 and has extensive experience treating children and adults with speech and language delays and disorders. Since that time her services have been in high demand and many schools, daycares, and doctor’s offices refer to her and her expertise in the field. In 2016 Katie opened Crossroads Speech Therapy. Since then, Katie has hired a wonderful team to serve the Chicago and suburban Chicago community. Each team member is handpicked by Katie and has a caring, personable, and engaging personality, is from an incredible program, has great experience, and is knowledgeable as well as skilled, and loves to communicate about your child.

Katie received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and hearing Science at the University of Illinois in 2006 and her Master’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders from Saint Louis University in 2008. Katie is a certified speech and language pathologist in the state of Illinois and Maine, a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Advanced PROMPT trained and hold her Level 2 certification in PROMPT, is on the Apraxia Kids website as a provider for childhood apraxia of speech, holds her PEL license for Illinois, and owns Crossroads Speech Therapy in Chicago.

She specializes in childhood apraxia of speech, articulation and phonological disorders, feeding/swallowing, and expressive and receptive language disorders. She is energetic, fun, and kids love working with her! Children enjoy sessions with her and meet their goals quickly when working with her.

Katie loves being a part of the community and is always there to help and support clients and their families.

Katie Dimond was recently featured in Voyage Chicago Magazine.

Katie also teaches a Speech Development class for toddlers at Bubbles Academy in Chicago.

Meet the Team

M.S., CCC-SLP

Abby is an enthusiastic speech-language pathologist who is dedicated to helping children of all ages improve their communication skills. She has evaluated and treated children in a variety of settings…

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M.A. CCC/SLP

Quinn is a licensed speech-language pathologist. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Iowa and her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Saint…

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M.S. CCC-SLP

Jaime has well-rounded pediatric experiences with children of all ages including a wide range of disabilities, backgrounds, and cultures. She has provided treatment for speech and language in areas such…

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M.A. CCC-SLP

Alex graduated from the University of Illinois and is excited to be working with the pediatric population in Chicago. Alex speaks fluent Russian and she has always been particularly interested…

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MOT OTR/L CHT Occupational Therapist

Courtney is a passionate occupational therapist, and mother herself, is committed to helping children address their physical, social, and emotional development as well as cognition and sensory processing skills. Her…

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M.A. CCC/SLP

Carrie is a licensed speech-language pathologist in the state of Illinois and a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing…

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M.S. CF-SLP

Alix is enthusiastic and full of energy, and she brings that energy into each therapy session. Her areas of interest include fluency, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, social-pragmatic communication,…

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M.A. CF-SLP

Ellie is a full time speech and language pathologist and excited to be treating children in the Chicagoland area. She attended University of Illinois for undergraduate and graduate school. She…

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M.H.S., CCC-SLP

Stacey has been practicing as a speech-language pathologist for eleven years in home, school, community, clinical, and teletherapy settings. While experienced in treating a variety of delays and disorders, she…

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M.S, CCC-SLP

Caitlin is a speech-language pathologist from the Chicago suburbs and has extensive knowledge working with children with expressive and receptive language disorders, social communication language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, selective…

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M.A. CCC/SLP

Nainee loves working with preschool and elementary-aged children with a variety of speech and language needs and/or a variety of disabilities She has extensive experience with children who have needs…

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M.S. CCC-SLP

Kelly has experience working with children in early intervention, multidisciplinary clinics, home health settings, and public schools. Her professional experience and interests include early language and literacy skills, articulation, phonology,…

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M.S. CCC-SLP

Mary Kate is a licensed speech-language pathologist who has worked with children ranging from preschool to high school age. Mary Kate is experienced in providing services to children with expressive…

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M.S. CCC-SLP

Shana earned a bachelor’s of social work from The University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s of science from Northwestern University.  Shana has experience working with persistent articulation disorders, Childhood Apraxia…

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M.S. CCC-SLP

She has experience evaluating and treating a wide range of diagnoses in the areas of expressive and receptive language, articulation and phonology, fluency, and pragmatics. Katie currently holds her American…

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M.S. CCC/SLP

Elle is a licensed speech-language pathologist who has evaluated and treated children across a range of settings, including preschool through junior high school, private practice, and hospitals. Elle has extensive…

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