Charlotte is dedicated to providing every child with individualized therapy and helping them grow confident in navigating the world around them through social, cognitive, and physical activities. Her favorite part of pediatric OT is how so many effective activities can be disguised as her favorite occupation: play! She loves to creatively problem solve and build connections with children through what their interests and loves are in order to grow in all areas. These areas include fine and gross motor skills, sensory processing and regulation, activities of daily living, and social/emotional development.
Charlotte earned her Master’s of Occupational Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she graduated Cum Laude with honors. She has a background working with Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and various learning disabilities. She also has experience working in Acute Care with organ transplant patients as well as individuals with neurological conditions. Outside of Crossroads, Charlotte is passionate about her involvement with hippotherapy (a form of therapy using horses), volunteering with Gigi’s Playhouse, creating her own ceramics on the wheel, and enjoying taking care of her many houseplants!
MOT OTR/L CHT
Director of Occupational Therapy
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 goal is to enhance children’s independent participation in daily life. She is driven to help children achieve these milestones and goals by following their lead and acknowledging their interests.
Speech Managing Supervisor
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 including early intervention, preschool through high school, outpatient clinics, therapeutic schools, private practices, and hospitals.
Speech Managing Supervisor
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 Louis University.
She has a wide range of experience working with children through the Early Intervention program, preschool and daycare aged children, and elementary/middle school-aged children.
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 as expressive language, receptive language, articulation, fluency, and pragmatics. Jaime values building a strong rapport with the families she works with and encourages family involvement to enhance the child’s skills and growth.
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 in helping adults and children feel confident in their communication.
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 Sciences from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Western Michigan University. Carrie has 7 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist and has worked with the pediatric population in the public school, therapeutic school, and private speech settings.
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, receptive and expressive language, articulation/phonology, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
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 has experience working with children of various ages and diagnoses including swallowing disorders, picky eaters, expressive/receptive language delays, phonological and articulation disorders, fluency disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
With a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Ohio University-Athens.
As a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Ohio University-Athens, Audrey has evaluated and treated children in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, home health, therapeutic schools, and private practices in the areas of language, articulation, fluency, AAC, pragmatics, phonology, and apraxia.
Rezwana is a dedicated pediatric speech-language pathologist who has experience working with children and adolescents in a variety of different settings. She is passionate about providing children with the necessary tools to be successful communicators. Rezwana has extensive experience working with children with autism, expressive and receptive language disorders, and speech sound disorders.
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 mutism, articulation and phonology disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, and fluency disorders.
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 ranging from early language delays, fluency (stuttering), apraxia, pragmatics/social language, articulation, AAC, expressive and receptive language delays, and more.
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, receptive/expressive language disorders, Apraxia, fluency, pragmatics/social language, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
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 and receptive language disorders, articulation disorders, pragmatic disorders, developmental delays (DD), and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Carla is Hanen-Certified in “More Than Words” and is also certified in the PROMPT treatment approach (Introduction and Bridging) and in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT). Carla strongly believes in making therapy a fun environment for children through a broad variety of learning opportunities.
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 of Speech (CAS), expressive and receptive language delays and disorders, pragmatic language disorders, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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 Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence, IL State Speech-Language Pathology License, and Professional Educator License (PEL) in the state of IL.
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 experience working on multidisciplinary teams to treat children with speech and language disorders.
Stephane Foster earned her occupational therapy degree from Howard University in Washington, DC and has been practicing in multiple settings as an occupational therapist for 19 years. These settings include: acute rehabilitation, subacute rehabilitation, trauma centers, hospitals, psychiatric hospital, nursing homes, DC public schools and currently in Chicago public and charter schools
Charlotte earned her Master’s of Occupational Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she graduated Cum Laude with honors. She has a background working with Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and various learning disabilities.
Occupational Therapist OTD
Elnaz is a pediatric occupational therapist who has dedicated her life to helping children. She is passionate about her work and believes that every child deserves a chance to reach their full potential. Elnaz earned her Bachelor’s, Master’s (from Iran), and Doctorate degrees (from the University of Illinois at Chicago) all in Occupational Therapy which made her knowledgeable in this field.
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 has a particular interest in language-based impairments and early language development.
Lainie received her Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and her Master’s degree from Rush University. She has provided treatment for speech and language in areas such as expressive language, receptive language, articulation, pragmatics, feeding, oral-facial myology, and childhood apraxia of speech.